A form of in-depth talk therapy, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy works to bring forth the unconscious content of a patient’s psyche in order to alleviate psychic tension. In bringing buried thoughts or feelings to light, the patient can then work through previously repressed experiences or emotions (often from childhood) in a safe environment. In practice, this involves spontaneous word association (the therapist says a word and the patient says whatever comes to mind), dream analysis, and transference analysis (transferring feelings towards one individual, like parents, onto another, such as a spouse).
Chemical Dependence occurs when an individual persists in the use of drugs or alcohol despite the problems related to their excessive usage. Signs of Chemical Dependence can include an increased toler...View Condition
Those who suffer from Attachment Disorders experience a difficulty to bond that results from deprivation, trauma, and abandonment that occurs from a young age. Those suffering from AD typically demons...View Condition
Dissociative Identity Disorder, or DID, was formerly Multiple Personality Disorder. Its formation is not an unusual adaptation to trauma, when the individual disassociates with the trauma that is occu...View Condition
Mood disorders are characterized by a serious change in mood that cause disruption to life activities. Though many different subtypes are recognized, three major states of mood disorders exist: depres...View Condition
Also known as Complex Grief, Bereavement is extreme, disabling grief and yearning one feels for a deceased loved one for a prolonged stretch of time. While going through a period of bereavement after ...View Condition
Similar to PTSD, Acute Stress Reactions are brought on by an overwhelming traumatic event and produce symptoms of nightmares, flashbacks, triggered memories, increased fear, and being easily startled....View Condition
PTSD, or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, is caused by overwhelming trauma that is experienced directly or indirectly and leads to emotional constriction of intrusive symptoms. These symptoms can inclu...View Condition