My Approach to Helping
I help others manage and resolve difficulties of the heart - love, loss, and work during significant life changes/transitions; e.g., career/job change, death/illness in family, new success, divorce, addiction/recovery, etc. I am committed to providing high-quality professional assessment and counseling/psychotherapy to people who have not accessed or have had prior unsatisfactory experiences with psychotherapy. My services also include creative approaches to addiction--education, individual, and group counseling--to help people emotionally accept changes in their lives. I am committed to traveling the lengthy road of psychoanalysis with those who want to take the voyage. I am a Certified Psychoanalyst, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and NYS CASAC (Credentialed Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Counselor). I am an excellent listener, travelling with many on rugged terrains who have resisted professional help. I have the ability to stay with most people on their journey. I love a good challenge. I have a private practice with young and older adults (men and women) struggling with major change in their lives; e.g., losses, health, love and career issues. I help individuals go through their transitions with less angst and integrated adjustment, thereby assisting them with a smooth change. Taking the first step toward getting help is often the most difficult -- please don't hesitate to: [Email Ms. Lana M. Ackaway] email the therapist(s) or [share Ms. Lana M. Ackaway] send these details to a friend now. I also work with: Structured Psychodynamic Intervention for Recovery various cities, various states, Eastern Seaboard, New York TBD I am a highly trained Inventionist working with families and individuals needing "Recovery." I have psychodynamic Inverventions for family member(s), friend(s), colleague(s), employer(s) who have a loved one or worker in need of professional assistance for addiction/substance abuse. I am empathic, quick, highly trained and experienced. I can with much integrity, get individuals/families and groups appropriate help, making for a successful and smooth transition. Email me with your initial concerns. Call to set up a mutually convenient initial assessment. We can discuss your needs and my fees. Self-Exploration for MH Professionals I lead several experiential groups for mental health professionals interested in exploring the interplay between personal life experience and clinical work. This unique experience provides opportunities to explore issues reflected in current life, personal history, countertransference and the impact of clinical work on your emotional growth. The aims of these ongoing groups are (i) develop a deeper awareness of how your clinical work impacts on your current personal life and vice-versa; (ii) see where countertransference is your best asset and worst liability; (iii) maximize opportunities for success with work, love and the truth!
More Info About My Practice
I am very comfortable with myself and can readily reach within myself to be with most other people. I am imaginatively intuitive, always well grounded and consistently in touch with another's psychic structure and needs. I am a thoughtful and kind person. I am committed to traveling with another person on a journey with his/her self-discovery. The road can be short, long, bumpy or treacherous. I love challenge. I like to help others manage and resolve difficulties of the heart - love, loss, and work during significant life changes/transitions; for example, career change, death/illness in family, early "recovery," relapse with addiction(s), divorce, new marriage, new success, etc. I am committed to providing high-quality professional assessment and counseling/psychotherapy to people who have not accessed or have had prior unsatisfactory experiences with psychotherapy. I am also committed to traveling the lengthy road of psychoanalysis with people who want to take the voyage. Another "arm" of my private practice are giving Second Opinions--much like a physican -- that are physically, mentally, emotionally, creatively and spiritually based. I help others manage and resolve difficulties of the heart - love, loss, and work during significant life changes/transitions; e.g., career/job change, death/illness in family, new success, divorce, addiction/recovery, etc. I provide high-quality professional counseling for people who have not accessed or have had prior unsatisfactory experiences with psychotherapy. The need for a a "second opinion" for one experiencing major change/a significant life transition is of value for health--mental, physical and spiritual. During change, the terrain is stormy, bumpy, skiddy and deep. Many feel angry about significant change(s) which really disguises the depth of the fears and grief involved. Anxiety ensues and one begins to doubt whether the "new"? is even possible. Other issues which need to be considered for a second opinion: Too long in the same therapy. Much insight without any significant behavior change Much unresolved anger with the therapist A long stalemate in therapy,etc.
An Extended Two-session Personal and Confidential Mental Health Checkup
Valid 7/9/2015 through 8/8/2015
Before embarking on any therapy, it is fruitful to have an expert opinion as to where to begin; how you view yourself and how any expert sees you. You may/may not have consulted a highly trained and experienced mental health professional. You may be or have been in a prior therapy. You may have accessed therapy and are at an impasse. You may have insight and no behavioral change (same old patterns and unhappy with current life and work). You may be in an unfulfilling relationship and don't understand why. You may have current and/or past losses that have not been mourned. You may be in a current life transition; e.g., divorce, work loss, death of a loved one, career change, etc. I will help you ascertain what you may need/want before wasting much time, money and energy.
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