Highland Park, New Jersey
Highland Park, NJ 08904-2418
Phone: 216 513-2362.
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Piaget, J. (1973). The affective unconscious and the cognitive unconscious. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 21, 249 -26
I am a graduate of the Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center, an educational organization accredited by the American Psychoanalytic Association, and the Smith College School for Social Work. While I specialize in psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis (please see links below for descriptions of these approaches), I integrate these with cognitive therapy (especially schema therapy) and family systems. I also conduct psychodynamic groups. I work with adults, adolescents, and young adults. I have a special interest in those suffering from somatic**, obsessional, and bipolar disorders. I treat performance inhibitions* (e.g., academic, creative, writing, artistic, athletic) and work with those struggling with impulse control. I provide a quiet, confidential and safe environment to explore emotional difficulties.
The charge per session is $150, with adjustments made in cases of special need. I do not serve on insurance panels, but will provide invoices you can submit to the insurance provider.
How is Psychoanalysis Different from Psychodynamic Psychotherapy?
Different Approaches to Psychoanalysis
See,The American Psychoanalytic Association
See, The International Psychoanalytic Association
See, Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis
Clinical Social Work and Psychoanalysis
See ABECSW Paper, The Practice of Psychoanalysis: A Specialty of Clinical Social Work
Link to Shedler, Jonathan, The Efficacy of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, American Psychologist, February-March, 2010.
Link to Harvard Mental Health Letter, September, 2010, reports on "Merits of Psychodynamic Therapy."
Link to Psychiatric Times, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, January 4, 2011.
Psychodynamic Group Therapy
I run supportive and psychodynamic groups for those with chronic and life-threatening physical illnesses and with those struggling with anger management and bereavement. And I do parent guidance with a special interest in non-traditional families and with families in crisis. I practice with diverse families, people of color, and the LGBT community.
How does Group Therapy Work?
Group therapy member interactions are used to address communication patterns and behaviors that may be contributing to deeper and longterm difficulties. The group is used to explore these patterns of interaction, behaving, feeling and thinking. Support groups serve a different purpose. Among other things, they often do not require a commitment to attend all sessions and they may provide information about the topic addressed and offer attendees opportunity to ask questions of the therapist and group members.
**Somatization is the tendency to experience and communicate psychological distress with physical symptoms and to seek medical help for them. It is a widespread phenomenon and a significant proportion of problems presenting to primary care physicians fit this description and are therefore without a clearcut diagnosis.