Contemporary Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy
Psychoanalysis has come a long way since Freud's time. Many psychoanalysts today offer a more collaborative engagement, focused on the actual relationship between therapist and patient. Psychoanalysis helps people gain better access and cope with their feelings, making meaningful connections between the past and the present, and find greater satisfaction in their lives and relationships. It very much values the deep work of the mind and the complexity of each individual's history and private experience, while focusing on the ongoing, in-depth conversation between two people - one in which the experience of relating to others can become a meaningful resource and play an important role in addressing the problems that have brought a person into therapy in the first place.
As a contemporary psychoanalyst / psychotherapist, in addition to valuing the tenets of psychoanalytic psychotherapy, I work from an integrative approach, which includes CBT, DBT, and mindfulness. I work with adult individuals and couples. That usually involves meeting one, two, or sometimes three times a week.
In addition to the areas of focus, I am interested in the way culture and social context can very deeply affect individuals, especially with respect to our early and ongoing experiences of difference involving race, class, religion, gender, sexuality, and other categories.