Psychoanalytic Therapists in Philadelphia, PA

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Katie Lesher
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19119
Currently, I'm in training at the Institute for Relational Psychoanalysis of Philadelphia and can offer relational psychoanalytic supervision and psychotherapy.
If you feel stuck, ruminative, or disconnected from your own life, and are seeking an engaged and examined life, psychotherapy can help. I deeply enjoy empowering my patients to know themselves and those around them with greater nuance, depth and honesty. Rather than labeling symptoms in a medicalized, detached way, I work to help patients negotiate complex relationships with themselves and those around them. By identifying patterns and the ways we find ourselves "stuck", psychotherapy can help disentangle these impasses, offering a freer way of being in the world.
Currently, I'm in training at the Institute for Relational Psychoanalysis of Philadelphia and can offer relational psychoanalytic supervision and psychotherapy.
If you feel stuck, ruminative, or disconnected from your own life, and are seeking an engaged and examined life, psychotherapy can help. I deeply enjoy empowering my patients to know themselves and those around them with greater nuance, depth and honesty. Rather than labeling symptoms in a medicalized, detached way, I work to help patients negotiate complex relationships with themselves and those around them. By identifying patterns and the ways we find ourselves "stuck", psychotherapy can help disentangle these impasses, offering a freer way of being in the world.
(610) 708-0527 View (610) 708-0527
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Yeva Ventura
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19102  (Online Only)
I am a psychodynamically-trained analyst working from a modern psychoanalytic perspective.
I believe that in order to change anything, we first need to understand and accept it. This is done through talking. I bring an empathetic, worldly, and multidisciplinary approach to help you gain a deeper understanding of who you are and what you want. We all repeat the same patterns through our lives that sometimes prevent us from happiness.Through therapy, we can start to observe those patterns, and then decide how we want to change them.
I am a psychodynamically-trained analyst working from a modern psychoanalytic perspective.
I believe that in order to change anything, we first need to understand and accept it. This is done through talking. I bring an empathetic, worldly, and multidisciplinary approach to help you gain a deeper understanding of who you are and what you want. We all repeat the same patterns through our lives that sometimes prevent us from happiness.Through therapy, we can start to observe those patterns, and then decide how we want to change them.
(267) 915-2032 View (267) 915-2032
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Dr. Cécile Gouffrant
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Do you feel anxious, lonely, like your life is upside down, like the world does not make sense, or cornered? Do you doubt your choices? Do you wish to find new ways and new answers? Your new path can start here and now! Psychoanalytic therapy means that you are not alone anymore in facing challenges, mending relationships, building strength, and creating the future you deserve. Whether you need help with your career, your romantic partner, your relationships, parenting, or aging parents, Please do not hesitate to call, text or email.
Do you feel anxious, lonely, like your life is upside down, like the world does not make sense, or cornered? Do you doubt your choices? Do you wish to find new ways and new answers? Your new path can start here and now! Psychoanalytic therapy means that you are not alone anymore in facing challenges, mending relationships, building strength, and creating the future you deserve. Whether you need help with your career, your romantic partner, your relationships, parenting, or aging parents, Please do not hesitate to call, text or email.
(267) 463-4730 View (267) 463-4730
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Stephen Becker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19102
In pursuing post-masters training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, I continue to deepen my understanding of how to assist clients in letting go of unhelpful patterns that no longer serve.
I see my job as a therapist as providing a particular kind of space. A space that helps people to feel comfortable, and one that helps people to talk. It is through this talking that healing and transformation become possible. I believe that human beings have a natural tendency to move towards growth, maturity, and happiness. Sometimes, however, things happen in life that trip us up. Things get in our way. These obstacles can be diminished, weakened, and removed through the therapeutic process. That's what therapy is; the removal of what stands in the way of our movement towards our goals, desires, and dreams.
In pursuing post-masters training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, I continue to deepen my understanding of how to assist clients in letting go of unhelpful patterns that no longer serve.
I see my job as a therapist as providing a particular kind of space. A space that helps people to feel comfortable, and one that helps people to talk. It is through this talking that healing and transformation become possible. I believe that human beings have a natural tendency to move towards growth, maturity, and happiness. Sometimes, however, things happen in life that trip us up. Things get in our way. These obstacles can be diminished, weakened, and removed through the therapeutic process. That's what therapy is; the removal of what stands in the way of our movement towards our goals, desires, and dreams.
(215) 600-2182 View (215) 600-2182
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Julie S. Krug
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19146
In the last year, I completed my training in a 3-year certificate program from the Psychotherapy Study Center in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.
The desire to be known, and to know oneself, is so very human. Working together, we can make sense of your internal experience as it relates to - and makes contact with - the external world. The therapeutic relationship is unique and collaborative. The deeper answers we seek are in the unconscious, hard to access in everyday, waking life. A safe and reliable space provides the conditions to understand your deepest motivations in starting the work known as therapy. Humor, when appropriate, can expand our perspective.
In the last year, I completed my training in a 3-year certificate program from the Psychotherapy Study Center in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.
The desire to be known, and to know oneself, is so very human. Working together, we can make sense of your internal experience as it relates to - and makes contact with - the external world. The therapeutic relationship is unique and collaborative. The deeper answers we seek are in the unconscious, hard to access in everyday, waking life. A safe and reliable space provides the conditions to understand your deepest motivations in starting the work known as therapy. Humor, when appropriate, can expand our perspective.
(215) 703-8980 View (215) 703-8980
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Nancy Gale Wzontek
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19107
My training includes short-term focused therapy, cognitive-behavioral techniques, relational psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and psychoanalysis.
Are you feeling stuck or unhappy in terms of a relationship, job, or in life in general? My integrative, solution-based focus is tailored to your specific situation, goals, personality, and comfort level. Together, we can identify and change the obstacles that are preventing you from better pursuing your goals, getting along better with the important people in your life, and feeling more confident and less anxious. My goal is to help you to find new ways of thinking about yourself and others so that you can manage challenges more easily and feel more confident and fulfilled in your life.
My training includes short-term focused therapy, cognitive-behavioral techniques, relational psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and psychoanalysis.
Are you feeling stuck or unhappy in terms of a relationship, job, or in life in general? My integrative, solution-based focus is tailored to your specific situation, goals, personality, and comfort level. Together, we can identify and change the obstacles that are preventing you from better pursuing your goals, getting along better with the important people in your life, and feeling more confident and less anxious. My goal is to help you to find new ways of thinking about yourself and others so that you can manage challenges more easily and feel more confident and fulfilled in your life.
(610) 595-4378 View (610) 595-4378
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Matthew Whitehead
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19102
I specialize in a relational psychoanalytic approach that is culturally informed and emphasizes equality and genuineness between me and my clients.
As a psychoanalyst, I believe most of our fundamental struggles relate to patterns in our relationships and societal pressures we can't easily see or understand. I collaborate with my clients to help them use their curiosity, talents, and strengths to resolve confusion and achieve understanding and relief. My style is non-judging and genuine so clients feel comfortable talking about parts of their lives that are stressful, frustrating, and even painful. In therapy, I help clients achieve a better sense of meaning in their lives and satisfaction in their relationships, so that anxiety, depression, shame and guilt ease away.
I specialize in a relational psychoanalytic approach that is culturally informed and emphasizes equality and genuineness between me and my clients.
As a psychoanalyst, I believe most of our fundamental struggles relate to patterns in our relationships and societal pressures we can't easily see or understand. I collaborate with my clients to help them use their curiosity, talents, and strengths to resolve confusion and achieve understanding and relief. My style is non-judging and genuine so clients feel comfortable talking about parts of their lives that are stressful, frustrating, and even painful. In therapy, I help clients achieve a better sense of meaning in their lives and satisfaction in their relationships, so that anxiety, depression, shame and guilt ease away.
(484) 546-4359 View (484) 546-4359
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Lawrence D. Blum
MD
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Before consulting a professional, most people have already addressed their difficulties as well as they can – but they can only deal with what they know. What they typically need help with is the parts of their struggles they are not aware of. The treatments that help most to bring hidden matters to light, and under conscious control, are based on psychoanalytic principles. As a psychoanalyst and psychiatrist, I try to understand people from multiple points of view. I work with my patients to help them get as clear and comprehensive a picture as possible.
Before consulting a professional, most people have already addressed their difficulties as well as they can – but they can only deal with what they know. What they typically need help with is the parts of their struggles they are not aware of. The treatments that help most to bring hidden matters to light, and under conscious control, are based on psychoanalytic principles. As a psychoanalyst and psychiatrist, I try to understand people from multiple points of view. I work with my patients to help them get as clear and comprehensive a picture as possible.
(215) 995-1203 View (215) 995-1203
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Tanya Hess
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19103
I also reserve some time slots for those interested in psychoanalytic treatment.
I am a licensed psychologist located in Center City and have been treating patients in the Philadelphia area since 2007. I work with individuals, couples, children and families. I have trained in psychodynamic, interpersonal and cognitive-behavioral therapies. My research and practice specialties include personality assessment, eating disorders, and working with family systems. In treatment, I focus on using my understanding of human behavior to help my patients better understand what thoughts and wishes motivate them as well as what fears or anxieties might be getting in their way.
I also reserve some time slots for those interested in psychoanalytic treatment.
I am a licensed psychologist located in Center City and have been treating patients in the Philadelphia area since 2007. I work with individuals, couples, children and families. I have trained in psychodynamic, interpersonal and cognitive-behavioral therapies. My research and practice specialties include personality assessment, eating disorders, and working with family systems. In treatment, I focus on using my understanding of human behavior to help my patients better understand what thoughts and wishes motivate them as well as what fears or anxieties might be getting in their way.
(215) 600-3687 View (215) 600-3687
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Benjamin Tavares
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19102  (Online Only)
I am trained in psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
People come to therapy for many reasons. Whatever the details may be, I've found that there's always a feeling something is not working out. You may be stuck feeling, thinking or acting in ways that are preventing you from living a more gratifying life. While medications can be helpful, they're not the full picture. I believe the best thing you can do for yourself is to find someone with whom you can clarify your thoughts and feelings without judgment. Examining our problems and working through internal conflicts is how we overcome whatever may be holding us back.
I am trained in psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
People come to therapy for many reasons. Whatever the details may be, I've found that there's always a feeling something is not working out. You may be stuck feeling, thinking or acting in ways that are preventing you from living a more gratifying life. While medications can be helpful, they're not the full picture. I believe the best thing you can do for yourself is to find someone with whom you can clarify your thoughts and feelings without judgment. Examining our problems and working through internal conflicts is how we overcome whatever may be holding us back.
(215) 440-6124 View (215) 440-6124
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Patricia Gherovici
Licensed Psychoanalyst, PhD
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Psychoanalyst and Supervisor, Co-founder and Director of the Philadelphia Lacan Group, and Associate Faculty, Psychoanalytic Studies Minor, UPENN, Honorary Member IPTAR.
In my practice I offer a welcoming setting and provide a safe space for your suffering or difficulties. When you speak about yourself to someone who is trained to listen and examine the circumstances that motivated your consultation, a change occurs. A psychoanalyst is a person trained to hear what is happening under the surface, and provides a place where you may speak and hear yourself differently. I have been working as a psychoanalyst and psychotherapist for 25 years and I have found that words can hurt, words can make people sick, but words can also save. Talking cures.
Psychoanalyst and Supervisor, Co-founder and Director of the Philadelphia Lacan Group, and Associate Faculty, Psychoanalytic Studies Minor, UPENN, Honorary Member IPTAR.
In my practice I offer a welcoming setting and provide a safe space for your suffering or difficulties. When you speak about yourself to someone who is trained to listen and examine the circumstances that motivated your consultation, a change occurs. A psychoanalyst is a person trained to hear what is happening under the surface, and provides a place where you may speak and hear yourself differently. I have been working as a psychoanalyst and psychotherapist for 25 years and I have found that words can hurt, words can make people sick, but words can also save. Talking cures.
(215) 642-8654 View (215) 642-8654
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Daniel Cantor
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19143  (Online Only)
He has over 10 years experience providing psychoanalytic and cognitive behavioral interventions.
I strive to work as a partner in a process of discovery and growth. Through careful attention and deep mutual inquiry our work together can help you achieve greater confidence, inner freedom, and genuine happiness.
He has over 10 years experience providing psychoanalytic and cognitive behavioral interventions.
I strive to work as a partner in a process of discovery and growth. Through careful attention and deep mutual inquiry our work together can help you achieve greater confidence, inner freedom, and genuine happiness.
(215) 977-4795 x709 View (215) 977-4795 x709
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Hanna Berleth
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
8 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19102  (Online Only)
To this end I have completed foundational training in Sensorimotor Therapy for trauma, a somatic psychotherapy, as well as a three-year training in Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy, a modality which combines psychoanalytic insight and depth with a focus on our bodies and emotions.
I see therapy as a holistic endeavor. When it comes to creating change, I believe in the importance of our bodies, not just our heads, in the healing process. So many of us have no issues with thinking. We can clearly analyze, and maybe even feel like we overanalyze, our struggles but still feel disconnected from ourselves, our relationships, the world around us. We are much more than our thoughts and I find therapy to be more effective when our full human experience- physical, emotional, spiritual- is also given focus.
To this end I have completed foundational training in Sensorimotor Therapy for trauma, a somatic psychotherapy, as well as a three-year training in Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy, a modality which combines psychoanalytic insight and depth with a focus on our bodies and emotions.
I see therapy as a holistic endeavor. When it comes to creating change, I believe in the importance of our bodies, not just our heads, in the healing process. So many of us have no issues with thinking. We can clearly analyze, and maybe even feel like we overanalyze, our struggles but still feel disconnected from ourselves, our relationships, the world around us. We are much more than our thoughts and I find therapy to be more effective when our full human experience- physical, emotional, spiritual- is also given focus.
(215) 515-7976 View (215) 515-7976
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Lisa M Correale
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, NCPsyA
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19102
The postgraduate psychoanalytic training I received, which included more than 300 hours of personal analysis, has well-equipped me to provide you with a safe therapy setting free of judgment or bias.
Psychotherapy can help you work through emotional issues, resolve relationship problems, improve your family life, and find more satisfaction in your work. Taking the time to explore the underlying reasons that contribute to your symptoms will help you work through emotional conflicts that are holding you back from having a balanced, fulfilling life.
The postgraduate psychoanalytic training I received, which included more than 300 hours of personal analysis, has well-equipped me to provide you with a safe therapy setting free of judgment or bias.
Psychotherapy can help you work through emotional issues, resolve relationship problems, improve your family life, and find more satisfaction in your work. Taking the time to explore the underlying reasons that contribute to your symptoms will help you work through emotional conflicts that are holding you back from having a balanced, fulfilling life.
(267) 343-9106 View (267) 343-9106
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Toni Hellmann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19119  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I listen with an open mind and work collaboratively with you to develop your own personal wisdom and achieve lasting, meaningful change according to your goals. My approach is psychoanalytic, which means I'm equally interested in your contemporary life, your personal history, and your interior experience of the present moment.
I listen with an open mind and work collaboratively with you to develop your own personal wisdom and achieve lasting, meaningful change according to your goals. My approach is psychoanalytic, which means I'm equally interested in your contemporary life, your personal history, and your interior experience of the present moment.
(215) 607-7190 View (215) 607-7190
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Deborah Reeves
Licensed Professional Counselor, MGPP, BCPC, DAPA, CGP
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Board certified and diplomate in psychotherapy with training in psychodynamic psychotherapy, psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
I work in pursuit of a greater understanding of a persons life and mind, everything-feelings, beliefs, memories, dreams and even seemingly irrelevant passing thoughts. Emotional healing takes place in a safe space through the empathic work of a committed relationship between psychotherapist and patient that is radically individualized/fully confidential. My approach is with the concern of relieving immediate symptoms and resolving current life problems. Patients are encouraged to talk as freely as possible in an environment that can enhance their awareness into how they see themselves and the world around them with increased sense of freedom and validation.
Board certified and diplomate in psychotherapy with training in psychodynamic psychotherapy, psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
I work in pursuit of a greater understanding of a persons life and mind, everything-feelings, beliefs, memories, dreams and even seemingly irrelevant passing thoughts. Emotional healing takes place in a safe space through the empathic work of a committed relationship between psychotherapist and patient that is radically individualized/fully confidential. My approach is with the concern of relieving immediate symptoms and resolving current life problems. Patients are encouraged to talk as freely as possible in an environment that can enhance their awareness into how they see themselves and the world around them with increased sense of freedom and validation.
(215) 995-3243 View (215) 995-3243
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Elisabetta Ambron
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103
I use a psychoanalytic approach, emphasizing the importance of establishing a strong therapeutic relationship.
We view reality through distorted lenses. The shape, color, and luminance have been altered by our experiences. Some lenses have endured so much that achieving a clear vision can be challenging. When light does manage to pass through, it can be quite painful.
I use a psychoanalytic approach, emphasizing the importance of establishing a strong therapeutic relationship.
We view reality through distorted lenses. The shape, color, and luminance have been altered by our experiences. Some lenses have endured so much that achieving a clear vision can be challenging. When light does manage to pass through, it can be quite painful.
(267) 214-0449 View (267) 214-0449
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Natalie DiCrescenzo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, ATR-BC, LPC
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19102  (Online Only)
She is trained in a variety of therapeutic approaches including person-centered, psychoanalytic, behavioral, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), family systems, narrative, motivational interviewing, and the recovery model, and she will tailor your session to best meet your needs.
Natalie DiCrescenzo is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and board certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC) who has 11 years of experience treating children, adults, and families struggling with a wide range of circumstances including depression/anxiety, substance abuse, mental illness, trauma, grief and loss, life transitions, adoption/foster care, attachment disorders, behavioral difficulties, and relationship struggles. Natalie has also worked with LGBT and refugee/immigrant communities. Natalie completed her Master of Arts (MA) in Art Therapy and Counseling at Drexel University.
She is trained in a variety of therapeutic approaches including person-centered, psychoanalytic, behavioral, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), family systems, narrative, motivational interviewing, and the recovery model, and she will tailor your session to best meet your needs.
Natalie DiCrescenzo is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and board certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC) who has 11 years of experience treating children, adults, and families struggling with a wide range of circumstances including depression/anxiety, substance abuse, mental illness, trauma, grief and loss, life transitions, adoption/foster care, attachment disorders, behavioral difficulties, and relationship struggles. Natalie has also worked with LGBT and refugee/immigrant communities. Natalie completed her Master of Arts (MA) in Art Therapy and Counseling at Drexel University.
(215) 607-6748 View (215) 607-6748
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Stewart Hockenberry
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19103
My primary emphasis lies within the psychoanalytic approaches which I believe facilitates the richest understanding of our personality development, our motivations, and what keeps us from realizing our full potentials.
Each of us comes to psychotherapy for different reasons, and while no two psychotherapy journeys will be alike, we all require the same essential conditions of empathy, acceptance, and supportive encouragement to examine our lives with an attitude of curiosity and a creative vision for change. As a licensed psychologist with a wide-range of training and clinical experience, I am committed to establishing a therapeutic relationship that is dedicated toward understanding the circumstances that have brought you to this point in your life and in drawing upon your strengths and resources for taking your life in a new direction.
My primary emphasis lies within the psychoanalytic approaches which I believe facilitates the richest understanding of our personality development, our motivations, and what keeps us from realizing our full potentials.
Each of us comes to psychotherapy for different reasons, and while no two psychotherapy journeys will be alike, we all require the same essential conditions of empathy, acceptance, and supportive encouragement to examine our lives with an attitude of curiosity and a creative vision for change. As a licensed psychologist with a wide-range of training and clinical experience, I am committed to establishing a therapeutic relationship that is dedicated toward understanding the circumstances that have brought you to this point in your life and in drawing upon your strengths and resources for taking your life in a new direction.
(215) 995-0098 View (215) 995-0098
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Dayna Sharp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW
Verified
8 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19103
I am a psychoanalytic thinker, meaning that I practice with a sense of curiosity for the roots of a "problem", while also exploring and attending to what's happening in the here and now.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression or just want to feel more balance and harmony in your life and relationships? I can help you to feel stronger and more confident in yourself, as we work to understand your experience and to develop a sense of where it is you want to be and what might be holding you back.
I am a psychoanalytic thinker, meaning that I practice with a sense of curiosity for the roots of a "problem", while also exploring and attending to what's happening in the here and now.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression or just want to feel more balance and harmony in your life and relationships? I can help you to feel stronger and more confident in yourself, as we work to understand your experience and to develop a sense of where it is you want to be and what might be holding you back.
(856) 888-9847 View (856) 888-9847

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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.