Psychoanalytic psychotherapy is a collaborative process in which we explore and understand your motivations, feelings, thoughts, and behavior. We accept who you are, build on your natural strengths, and discover new solutions. Psychoanalytic therapy can help you live a healthier, more fulfilling, and more creative life.
What are CBT and DBT?
CBT and DBT are related treatments that depart from traditional psychoanalytic therapy in their use of specific techniques - including self-monitoring, cognitive reframing, exposure therapy, skills training, and behavioral activation.
What is mindfulness?
Mindfulness is the practice of attending to the present moment - including thoughts, feelings, and sensations - with an attitude of curiosity, openness, and acceptance. It is a skill that develops through and becomes integral to the work of psychotherapy.
What is psychopharmacology?
Psychopharmacology is the study of how medications affect the body and mind. Certain medications are helpful for certain psychiatric diagnoses and often facilitate the work of psychotherapy. Your past experiences and views about medications are explored and respected.
A psychiatric diagnosis is a syndrome - a collection of symptoms that frequently cluster together. The purpose of diagnosing is to provide a starting point for treatment based on what has helped other people.