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Archives for March, 2015

Anxiety

The #1 Problem that Causes Severe Anxiety

One of the most common reasons why people seek out psychotherapy is because they struggle with anxiety. However, saying that someone has a problem with severe anxiety doesn't really say much about what is it that the person is really struggling with. In my practice, I work with children, adolescents and adults, who experience anxiety to one degree or another, but the anxiety itself is rarely the main...
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Is Psychoanalysis Right for You?


Psychoanalysis is not for everybody. I don't mean this in a negative or exclusive kind of way but rather in an is-this-the-right-fit-for-me kind of way. There are many therapeutic approaches out there and there is no one size fits all when it comes to mental health.

But let's say you've wondered about this before: "is psychoanalysis right for me;" maybe you've tried other types of therapies but there's still something kind of missing,...
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What Psychoanalysis Says about Love

When you think of psychoanalysis and love, what comes to mind? It has become a normative narrative to put psychoanalysis, Oedipus complex and sex all in the same sentence but is it all there is? Let's look at what psychoanalysis does have to say about love.

I won't give you a thorough explanation of psychoanalytic theory on sexuality and love here because frankly, this is a highly complicated issue to write about, let alone synthesize in a blog post. Instead, let's...
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10 Myths about Psychoanalysis you should know



Myth 1: Psychoanalysis is all about sex. 

This is probably the most common myth about psychoanalysis, probably stemming from Freud's Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality, where he addressed the question of infantile sexuality, sexual "perversions" and the question of the "sexual instinct" in neurosis. However, psychoanalysis is more about the individual human experience and the workings of the unconscious than it is about sex per se. Sexuality plays a major role in the human experience...
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