Some analysts like myself believe in "the corrective emotional experience", get a tiny piece of nurturance from one's therapist that should have been given from one's parents. As a result, emotional needs get met enough that one can move on and grow.
People are depressed because they don't do what they like to do. Surprised? When I ask patients what they like to do, only 10-20% can tell me only three things. And even this goes down when I press patients on how often they do these things. Remarkable but true.
My specialty with both individuals and couples is teaching the ironic analytic concept of 'Tolerating Intimacy' This is the result of our family of origin or our 'love object' parents. How did they each communicate love or not to you and how did they communicate love or not to each other. This emotional triangle becomes one's Unconscious template for love we seek out and try to replicate, even if it means hurt and pain.
Anxiety can mean nervousness, worry, or self-doubt. Anxiety disorder is a mental health disorder that entails excessive, repeated bouts of worry, anxiety, and/or fear.
Refers relationship issues with a partner or spouse. Can include issues related to relationship distress, relationship satisfaction, communication, intimacy, etc.
Involves a person sacrificing their needs to meet the needs of others. Their thoughts and actions center on a significant other, spouse, friend, or relative. Becomes an issue when relationships are unbalanced and unhealthy.
Issues within a marriage. Can include issues related to trust, intimacy, communication, infidelity, parenting, or conflict. Can also include discussion related to separation or divorce.
Provides couples therapy/counseling
Depression often causes people to feel sad, empty, or hopeless, and can cause a lack of interest in life. It can also affect a person's thinking patterns and physical health.
Workplace issues are a common source of stress and can include interpersonal conflict, communication problems, gossip, harassment, discrimination, low motivation and job satisfaction, performance issues, and poor job fit.
Self-esteem is the degree to which a person feels confident, valuable, and worthy of respect. Feeling low self-esteem can influence overall well-being and be linked to anxiety and/or depression.
Social anxiety or social phobia is fear of social situations or a fear of interacting with people other than close friends and family. Social anxiety can be persistent, intense, and debilitating, greatly affecting daily life.
Children that experience parents and/or guardians that are avoidant, ambivalent, or resistant from an early age, may develop attachment issues. This can manifest as difficulty forming or maintaining friendships, romantic relationships and empathetic bonds throughout life, as well as other issues.
Certificate from four year analytic training, Postgraduate Center for Mental Health, Adult Fellowship Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis
NY, LCSW, 022645
MSW, Social Work, Yeshiva University
I have worked in both inpatient and outpatient psychiatric hospital settings while working in the evening in my private practice near NYU for over 30 years. Dealing with anxiety and/or depression are routine disorders many people experience.
25 E. 10th Street, 1F, PRESENTLY DOING TELETHERAPY, New York, 10003, NY