My Approach to Helping
There are many reasons why we seek individual psychotherapy. Understanding ourselves better seems to be reason enough. But for some this decision comes when we are at a particular difficult moment in life--a death, divorce, loss of a relationship, health problems, sadness, depression, loss of passion for life, retirement, sexual concerns and any situation which may constellate strong feelings. If we are to live into our potential and experience lives that are meaningful to us, we must gain insight into where we feel blocked and what needs to happen to move us closer to our authentic self. I believe this is where a therapist can often help you on your journey.
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My world view and therefore the philosophy that holds me as a therapist is best expressed in this quote from Carl G. Jung. The world into which we are born is brutal and cruel, and at the same time of divine beauty. Which element we think outweighs the other, whether meaninglessness or meaning, is a matter of temperament. If meaninglessness were absolutely preponderant, the meaningfulness of life would vanish to an increasing degree with each step in our development. But that is or seems to me not the case. Probably as in all metaphysical questions, both are true; life is or has meaning and meaninglessness. I cherish the anxious hope that meaning will be preponderate and win the battle.
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I am also certified by the New York City National Institute of Psychoanalysis as a Contemporary Psychoanalyst.