Approach

In both psychotherapy and psychoanalysis I attribute high value to the therapist-patient relationship, the influence of unconscious factors on emotion, thought and behavior as well the careful examination of how past emotional experiences influence and impede growth and progress in the present.

A major significant difference between the two treatment modalities lies in the intensity of focus and frequency of treatment sessions. An important similarity between the two is the emphasis on providing a trusting, secure holding environment where deeply personal issues can be explored and understood.

My approach in both types of treatment reflects my training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. In this regard, my work is strongly influenced by the theories of post-Freudian British Object Relations, including those of Melanie Klein, W.R.D. Fairbairn, D.W. Winnicott, and Wilfred Bion.