Psychoanalytic Therapists in Portland, OR

Photo of Isaiah Bartlett, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Isaiah Bartlett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97211
I draw upon interventions from psychoanalytic psychotherapy, attachment focused therapy, emotionally focused therapy, radical acceptance, and health at every size.
Living in a world filled with poverty, marginalization, oppression, and pandemic(s) can feel daunting and lead people to feel as though they have little agency. Therapy can be a helpful place to explore the places in our lives where we do have agency, where we are able to make tangible changes-often times this is in our interpersonal relationships. I work from an attachment focused and relational cultural perspective and my theoretical orientation is grounded in feminist practice that relies heavily on the exploration of identities, oppression, intersectionality, and their impact on social and emotional functioning.
I draw upon interventions from psychoanalytic psychotherapy, attachment focused therapy, emotionally focused therapy, radical acceptance, and health at every size.
Living in a world filled with poverty, marginalization, oppression, and pandemic(s) can feel daunting and lead people to feel as though they have little agency. Therapy can be a helpful place to explore the places in our lives where we do have agency, where we are able to make tangible changes-often times this is in our interpersonal relationships. I work from an attachment focused and relational cultural perspective and my theoretical orientation is grounded in feminist practice that relies heavily on the exploration of identities, oppression, intersectionality, and their impact on social and emotional functioning.
(971) 328-4684 View (971) 328-4684
Photo of Winston Anderson, PsyD, Psychologist
Winston Anderson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97214
Psychotherapy can be a tremendously helpful and rewarding experience for those seeking assistance. It can serve to alleviate anxiety and depression as well as help individuals to feel less conflicted and better able to reach their potential in work and relationships. As a psychoanalytic psychotherapist, I believe it is important to form a safe and reliable alliance from which we can collaboratively work on achieving your objectives.
Psychotherapy can be a tremendously helpful and rewarding experience for those seeking assistance. It can serve to alleviate anxiety and depression as well as help individuals to feel less conflicted and better able to reach their potential in work and relationships. As a psychoanalytic psychotherapist, I believe it is important to form a safe and reliable alliance from which we can collaboratively work on achieving your objectives.
(503) 388-9130 View (503) 388-9130
Photo of Dr. Claudia Kritz, PhD, Psychologist
Dr. Claudia Kritz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97225
I have specialized training in psychodynamic and psychoanalytic therapies, mindfulness, cognitive behavioral techniques, and forensic psychology.
I practice a dynamic style of therapy that is rooted in creating a supportive, caring environment where we establish a good working relationship that fosters self-awareness and insight. I work in-depth with you to discover how past family experiences may (often unconsciously) influence present day issues. We work to understand how difficult situations of the past contribute to longstanding frequently dysfunctional behavior patterns or negative self-perceptions. Therapy can help heal painful emotional wounds and relieve symptoms, improve self-acceptance and coping, improve relationship quality and overall life and work satisfaction.
I have specialized training in psychodynamic and psychoanalytic therapies, mindfulness, cognitive behavioral techniques, and forensic psychology.
I practice a dynamic style of therapy that is rooted in creating a supportive, caring environment where we establish a good working relationship that fosters self-awareness and insight. I work in-depth with you to discover how past family experiences may (often unconsciously) influence present day issues. We work to understand how difficult situations of the past contribute to longstanding frequently dysfunctional behavior patterns or negative self-perceptions. Therapy can help heal painful emotional wounds and relieve symptoms, improve self-acceptance and coping, improve relationship quality and overall life and work satisfaction.
(503) 852-9377 View (503) 852-9377
Photo of Megan Ogle, PsyD, Psychologist
Megan Ogle
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97205  (Online Only)
I work with people having a wide range of concerns. Areas of specialty include identity formation, relationship dynamics, loss, and issues of spirituality (both questioning and growth). I work especially well with persons who are curious about themselves and their ways of interacting with the world. I practice relationally-based psychoanalytic psychotherapy; meaning that, where relevant, we talk about relationships in your life impacting your way of navigating the world. We have each found ways to survive our world as best we can; at some point, we may consider wanting to shift these ways because they do not work as well as they once did.
I work with people having a wide range of concerns. Areas of specialty include identity formation, relationship dynamics, loss, and issues of spirituality (both questioning and growth). I work especially well with persons who are curious about themselves and their ways of interacting with the world. I practice relationally-based psychoanalytic psychotherapy; meaning that, where relevant, we talk about relationships in your life impacting your way of navigating the world. We have each found ways to survive our world as best we can; at some point, we may consider wanting to shift these ways because they do not work as well as they once did.
(971) 264-7617 View (971) 264-7617
Photo of Peter Crabtree, PsyD, Psychologist
Peter Crabtree
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97205
Hello there. I have been in practice providing psychotherapy to adults and adolescents since 1994. Some clients see me briefly for focused concerns such as life transitions or work/school issues. Others who seek my help have been struggling with longer term depression/anxiety, effects of past trauma, or problematic relationship patterns, for many years. In either case I work from a psychoanalytic framework, using the power of the here and now therapy relationship to explore how peoples' unconscious thoughts color their experience of themselves and others. Over time this work often leads to deep, lasting life changes.
Hello there. I have been in practice providing psychotherapy to adults and adolescents since 1994. Some clients see me briefly for focused concerns such as life transitions or work/school issues. Others who seek my help have been struggling with longer term depression/anxiety, effects of past trauma, or problematic relationship patterns, for many years. In either case I work from a psychoanalytic framework, using the power of the here and now therapy relationship to explore how peoples' unconscious thoughts color their experience of themselves and others. Over time this work often leads to deep, lasting life changes.
(503) 308-8930 View (503) 308-8930
Photo of Roger D. Carlson, PhD, MDiv, CCH, CST, ABS ACS, Psychologist
Roger D. Carlson
Psychologist, PhD, MDiv, CCH, CST, ABS ACS
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97210  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I use hypnosis, cognitive therapy, and psychoanalytic psychotherapy for making significant life changes.
I work with persons who are having adjustment difficulties, and who experience stress and anxiety while making life transitions. I treat sexual difficulties or lifestyle issues from a sex positive perspective. I work with wishing to change specific habits (smoking, overeating, etc.); or to reduce stress and anxiety. I also work with those who have culturally unpopular or unsupported life styles, and who experience conflict, marginalization, or disempowerment.
I use hypnosis, cognitive therapy, and psychoanalytic psychotherapy for making significant life changes.
I work with persons who are having adjustment difficulties, and who experience stress and anxiety while making life transitions. I treat sexual difficulties or lifestyle issues from a sex positive perspective. I work with wishing to change specific habits (smoking, overeating, etc.); or to reduce stress and anxiety. I also work with those who have culturally unpopular or unsupported life styles, and who experience conflict, marginalization, or disempowerment.
(503) 567-4859 View (503) 567-4859
Photo of Mike Mihalas, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Mike Mihalas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97232
Do you want to understand yourself better and get to the root of your issues? Working together we will explore your unconscious psyche, find new skills and adaptive ways to cope, and make sense of your internal world and the world around you. My therapeutic approach is individualized for each new client and pulls from my extensive training in: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused CBT (TF-CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Psychoanalytic/Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.
Do you want to understand yourself better and get to the root of your issues? Working together we will explore your unconscious psyche, find new skills and adaptive ways to cope, and make sense of your internal world and the world around you. My therapeutic approach is individualized for each new client and pulls from my extensive training in: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused CBT (TF-CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Psychoanalytic/Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.
(971) 319-9566 View (971) 319-9566
Photo of Miranda York, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Miranda York
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97206  (Online Only)
I work relationally, somatically, and with psychodynamic/psychoanalytic understanding.
I offer psychotherapy to individuals and couples who reside in California or Oregon. I offer clinical supervision to associates residing and working in the state of California. As a psychotherapist, I am flexible and tailor my approach to the need of each client. I have been trained in many modalities that offer various benefits, depending on your needs and preferences (EMDR, AEDP, Sensorimotor, Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic, Somatic). As a clinical supervisor, I supervise from a primarily psychodynamic orientation. My practice is anti oppression and trauma informed.
I work relationally, somatically, and with psychodynamic/psychoanalytic understanding.
I offer psychotherapy to individuals and couples who reside in California or Oregon. I offer clinical supervision to associates residing and working in the state of California. As a psychotherapist, I am flexible and tailor my approach to the need of each client. I have been trained in many modalities that offer various benefits, depending on your needs and preferences (EMDR, AEDP, Sensorimotor, Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic, Somatic). As a clinical supervisor, I supervise from a primarily psychodynamic orientation. My practice is anti oppression and trauma informed.
(971) 314-6752 View (971) 314-6752
Photo of Rowan Schuitevoerder, PsyD, Psychologist
Rowan Schuitevoerder
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97209  (Online Only)
I draw from psychodynamic, humanistic, psychoanalytic, Jungian, and existential approaches.
Telehealth available in Oregon and California. The process of therapy is as unique and nuanced as the stories of each of our lives. Who we are and who we might discover ourselves to be are at the center of each therapeutic journey. I tailor my therapeutic approach to fit your unique story, the specific challenges you arrive with, and the goals you seek to reach. I offer a space free from judgment where you can speak openly, unhampered by social mores and conventional expectations. I work with individuals, couples, and teenagers. Telehealth available in Oregon and California.
I draw from psychodynamic, humanistic, psychoanalytic, Jungian, and existential approaches.
Telehealth available in Oregon and California. The process of therapy is as unique and nuanced as the stories of each of our lives. Who we are and who we might discover ourselves to be are at the center of each therapeutic journey. I tailor my therapeutic approach to fit your unique story, the specific challenges you arrive with, and the goals you seek to reach. I offer a space free from judgment where you can speak openly, unhampered by social mores and conventional expectations. I work with individuals, couples, and teenagers. Telehealth available in Oregon and California.
View
Photo of Wei Motulsky, PhD, Psychologist
Wei Motulsky
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97239
Please note that I am cash pay only for clients in New York State. I approach therapy using psychodynamic, psychoanalytic, and feminist lenses. I believe that therapy is most effective and meaningful when done collaboratively and hope to work together to understand how your past relationships and experiences shape who you are today. In particular, I wish to explore how your past influences your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors- all within your sociopolitical context.
Please note that I am cash pay only for clients in New York State. I approach therapy using psychodynamic, psychoanalytic, and feminist lenses. I believe that therapy is most effective and meaningful when done collaboratively and hope to work together to understand how your past relationships and experiences shape who you are today. In particular, I wish to explore how your past influences your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors- all within your sociopolitical context.
(503) 212-0101 View (503) 212-0101
Photo of Kathy Reicker, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Kathy Reicker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97210
I did my psychoanalytic training at the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute and graduated in 2006.
I am a highly trained psychotherapist and psychoanalyst and I treat adolescents and adults who are struggling with difficulties in living, including depression, anxiety, self esteem, identity, sexual functioning, and career and parenting issues. If you feel lost, alone, worthless, or directionless, I can be of help. Psychotherapy or talk therapy is a collaborative process where we work to identify, explore and change repetitive patterns that may keep you stuck or unfulfilled whether in work, relationships, or life in general. Therapy can help you develop capacities, master traumas, resolve conflicts, gain clarity and perspective and lead a more fulfilling life.
I did my psychoanalytic training at the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute and graduated in 2006.
I am a highly trained psychotherapist and psychoanalyst and I treat adolescents and adults who are struggling with difficulties in living, including depression, anxiety, self esteem, identity, sexual functioning, and career and parenting issues. If you feel lost, alone, worthless, or directionless, I can be of help. Psychotherapy or talk therapy is a collaborative process where we work to identify, explore and change repetitive patterns that may keep you stuck or unfulfilled whether in work, relationships, or life in general. Therapy can help you develop capacities, master traumas, resolve conflicts, gain clarity and perspective and lead a more fulfilling life.
(503) 388-5939 View (503) 388-5939
Photo of Catherine Blanchard, LPC, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor
Catherine Blanchard
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97210
I draw from psychodynamic and psychoanalytic approaches in my practice. We work together to try and gain a deep understanding of the way your mind works. This can help you discover obstacles and possibly hidden patterns that are preventing you from getting more joy and fulfillment from life. Our work together is done in a safe, and compassionate atmosphere. I can help you improve relationships, increase self-esteem, find relief from depression and anxiety.
I draw from psychodynamic and psychoanalytic approaches in my practice. We work together to try and gain a deep understanding of the way your mind works. This can help you discover obstacles and possibly hidden patterns that are preventing you from getting more joy and fulfillment from life. Our work together is done in a safe, and compassionate atmosphere. I can help you improve relationships, increase self-esteem, find relief from depression and anxiety.
(503) 549-4380 View (503) 549-4380
Photo of Florence Trentacosti, PsyD, Psychologist
Florence Trentacosti
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97225
The therapeutic relationship is crucial to the healing process, whether the problem is with external relationships, traumatic experience, or one's relationship with the self. I use psychoanalytic principles and relational dynamics to explore the internal conflicts and patterns that are at the root of emotional, psychological and relational problems. I am also sensitive to spirituality and the existential problems inherent in being human, and how these affect us all. I have a special interest in the psychology of twins and intersubjective relating in general.
The therapeutic relationship is crucial to the healing process, whether the problem is with external relationships, traumatic experience, or one's relationship with the self. I use psychoanalytic principles and relational dynamics to explore the internal conflicts and patterns that are at the root of emotional, psychological and relational problems. I am also sensitive to spirituality and the existential problems inherent in being human, and how these affect us all. I have a special interest in the psychology of twins and intersubjective relating in general.
(503) 966-4623 View (503) 966-4623
Photo of undefined - Stephen Scherr Ph.D., PhD, Psychologist
Stephen Scherr Ph.D.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97210
Psychoanalytic and behavioral concepts and techniques are often components of my therapeutic work whether the issues are internal, interpersonal or involve forensic issues.
People come to see me because they are experiencing psychological distress and/or interpersonal difficulties. The in-depth look at these issues not only leads to symptom relief but to longterm change of dysfunctional and painful (sometimes unconscious) ways we may perceive and judge ourselves and to recognize and build on strengths. I enjoy being a psychotherapist in part because it is satisfying and exciting to see people become more insightful, effective and confident in each of the important areas of their lives. I have been doing this work for 35+ years and plan to continue for many years.
Psychoanalytic and behavioral concepts and techniques are often components of my therapeutic work whether the issues are internal, interpersonal or involve forensic issues.
People come to see me because they are experiencing psychological distress and/or interpersonal difficulties. The in-depth look at these issues not only leads to symptom relief but to longterm change of dysfunctional and painful (sometimes unconscious) ways we may perceive and judge ourselves and to recognize and build on strengths. I enjoy being a psychotherapist in part because it is satisfying and exciting to see people become more insightful, effective and confident in each of the important areas of their lives. I have been doing this work for 35+ years and plan to continue for many years.
(503) 400-7204 View (503) 400-7204
Photo of Cynthia J Song, PsyD, JD, Psychologist
Cynthia J Song
Psychologist, PsyD, JD
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97239  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I draw from psychoanalytic and attachment theories, paying attention to one's relationship with self/other, early experiences, and the sociopolitical milieu.
Hello, I am a licensed clinical psychologist in MA & OR. Before becoming a psychologist, I worked as a public interest attorney, and as a psychologist, I see the importance of being mindful of social context in the therapy room. I specialize in psychodynamic psychotherapy -an evidence-based treatment- to illuminate how the past and present, external and internal, mutually influence one another. I also integrate tools from other therapy modalities to support the unique needs of each individual.
I draw from psychoanalytic and attachment theories, paying attention to one's relationship with self/other, early experiences, and the sociopolitical milieu.
Hello, I am a licensed clinical psychologist in MA & OR. Before becoming a psychologist, I worked as a public interest attorney, and as a psychologist, I see the importance of being mindful of social context in the therapy room. I specialize in psychodynamic psychotherapy -an evidence-based treatment- to illuminate how the past and present, external and internal, mutually influence one another. I also integrate tools from other therapy modalities to support the unique needs of each individual.
(503) 487-5909 View (503) 487-5909
Photo of Sarah K Small, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Sarah K Small
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97219  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Jungian psychology & dreamwork complement modern psychoanalytic perspectives.
Do you feel anxious too much of the time? Exhausted, disconnected, without purpose or interest? Do you forfeit your own thoughts and feelings in relationship to others? Would you like to deal with difficulties more effectively than the unconscious impulses to comply, defy or flee? Whether it's a distinct problem or a vague discontent that needs resolution, I hold the space to illuminate, guide and empower your progression. This is where talk is strong medicine. Neuroscience reveals that therapy changes brain chemistry & structure. Habitual patterns fall away to a renewed sense of energy, choice and personal authority.
Jungian psychology & dreamwork complement modern psychoanalytic perspectives.
Do you feel anxious too much of the time? Exhausted, disconnected, without purpose or interest? Do you forfeit your own thoughts and feelings in relationship to others? Would you like to deal with difficulties more effectively than the unconscious impulses to comply, defy or flee? Whether it's a distinct problem or a vague discontent that needs resolution, I hold the space to illuminate, guide and empower your progression. This is where talk is strong medicine. Neuroscience reveals that therapy changes brain chemistry & structure. Habitual patterns fall away to a renewed sense of energy, choice and personal authority.
(503) 967-3168 View (503) 967-3168
Photo of Sarah A Baird, PsyD, Psychologist
Sarah A Baird
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97205
I specialize in psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, which are intensive forms of treatment.
Welcome! As a psychologist and psychoanalyst, I believe that developing a deeper understanding about our current and past experiences within a supportive therapeutic relationship leads to developing more meaningful, clear, and satisfying lives. In psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, the focus is not just on alleviating symptoms, but on understanding and working through beliefs, feelings, desires, conflicts and fears that operate out of awareness and impact current difficulties. This is a collaborative process where we work to explore and change repetitive patterns that leave you feeling lost, stuck, and unfulfilled.
I specialize in psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, which are intensive forms of treatment.
Welcome! As a psychologist and psychoanalyst, I believe that developing a deeper understanding about our current and past experiences within a supportive therapeutic relationship leads to developing more meaningful, clear, and satisfying lives. In psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, the focus is not just on alleviating symptoms, but on understanding and working through beliefs, feelings, desires, conflicts and fears that operate out of awareness and impact current difficulties. This is a collaborative process where we work to explore and change repetitive patterns that leave you feeling lost, stuck, and unfulfilled.
(503) 766-5710 View (503) 766-5710
Photo of Jolie Krechman, PhD, LLC, Psychologist
Jolie Krechman
Psychologist, PhD, LLC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97205
I have over 20 years of clinical experience and am trained in psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
Therapy is an opportunity for personal development in a safe, nonjudgmental, respectful, private, and supportive environment. It is natural to feel overwhelmed at times and it is not a sign of weak character to seek help. Through therapy we can learn to manage our emotions more effectively, improve our relationships and communication, bolster our confidence and self-esteem, and minimize our distress. In my work, I strive to create a comfortable environment in which I can assist clients in identifying thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and recurring patterns of behavior that may be impinging on the capacity to experience and create a fuller, more satisfying life.
I have over 20 years of clinical experience and am trained in psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
Therapy is an opportunity for personal development in a safe, nonjudgmental, respectful, private, and supportive environment. It is natural to feel overwhelmed at times and it is not a sign of weak character to seek help. Through therapy we can learn to manage our emotions more effectively, improve our relationships and communication, bolster our confidence and self-esteem, and minimize our distress. In my work, I strive to create a comfortable environment in which I can assist clients in identifying thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and recurring patterns of behavior that may be impinging on the capacity to experience and create a fuller, more satisfying life.
(503) 446-6135 View (503) 446-6135
Photo of Jennifer L. Jones, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Jennifer L. Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97213  (Online Only)
I believe psychoanalytic psychotherapy is best in fostering this.
People often seek out therapy when they are in relief of emotional distress. Ways that they have managed their distress no longer work. This crisis of sorts is an opportunity for deeper understanding, compassion and transformation. Therapy can be a vehicle for achieving this. I have expertise treating Mood disorders, Trauma, Anxiety, low self-esteem and interpersonal issues. I tend to work well with clients who are open, curious and motivated for change.
I believe psychoanalytic psychotherapy is best in fostering this.
People often seek out therapy when they are in relief of emotional distress. Ways that they have managed their distress no longer work. This crisis of sorts is an opportunity for deeper understanding, compassion and transformation. Therapy can be a vehicle for achieving this. I have expertise treating Mood disorders, Trauma, Anxiety, low self-esteem and interpersonal issues. I tend to work well with clients who are open, curious and motivated for change.
(443) 731-2030 View (443) 731-2030
Photo of Jane Meskill, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Jane Meskill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97206  (Online Only)
I had a traditional psychoanalytic training on the east coast and have had over 35 years of continued learning and interest in sexuality, dream work, couple's therapy, making conscious what is unconscious and the work of Carl Jung.
Why not feel better, understand more, find avenues of communication in your relationships, improve your sex life, get rid of your depression and anxiety? Real change often takes courage, time and trust but it's not as hard as you think. My clients find I understand them quickly and we seek insight and solutions together. Clients want to be unstuck, to be more conscious, to be more content and to be more mindful. Clarity, problem solving, finding one's authentic path, having more intimacy and being happy are some of the results of therapy. SEE A VIDIO OF JANE. www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojWA9NFKoNk
I had a traditional psychoanalytic training on the east coast and have had over 35 years of continued learning and interest in sexuality, dream work, couple's therapy, making conscious what is unconscious and the work of Carl Jung.
Why not feel better, understand more, find avenues of communication in your relationships, improve your sex life, get rid of your depression and anxiety? Real change often takes courage, time and trust but it's not as hard as you think. My clients find I understand them quickly and we seek insight and solutions together. Clients want to be unstuck, to be more conscious, to be more content and to be more mindful. Clarity, problem solving, finding one's authentic path, having more intimacy and being happy are some of the results of therapy. SEE A VIDIO OF JANE. www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojWA9NFKoNk
(503) 446-4251 View (503) 446-4251
Psychoanalytic Therapists

Does psychoanalytic therapy work?

Psychoanalytic therapy derives from the work of Sigmund Freud. In this type of therapy, discovering buried thoughts and emotions from the unconscious will help a person work through their difficulties and negative behaviors. Research shows that psychoanalytic therapy can be highly effective, with patients reporting improvement in mood, quality of life, and overall well-being.

How long are people typically in psychoanalytic therapy?

Traditional psychoanalysis is in-depth and is conducted in five sessions every week. Today, modern psychoanalytic therapy is less intense and normally incorporates as few as one or two sessions a week. In some cases, positive change can occur quickly. However, if the condition, difficulty, or behavior is deep-seated, improvement may require many months or years of therapy.

Is psychoanalytic therapy suitable for young people?

Children and adolescents can benefit from this type of therapy. Many kids and teens are often unable to form and communicate their thoughts and emotions. Psychoanalytic therapy uses specific techniques such as dream analysis, symbolism, and free association or word association; all of which can be useful tools for less-communicative young people. Through this therapy, a patient will hopefully make connections between what they feel inside and how the world works outside.

Can psychoanalytic therapy be done online?

Modern-day psychoanalytic therapy is very different from traditional psychoanalysis. While an individual can sit face-to-face with the psychoanalyst for multiple sessions a week, they do not have to. Today, psychoanalytic therapy can be effectively conducted online or by phone. The key is that the individual confronts what is repressed and avoided, and this can be done whether in person or over online video.