What happens in a consultation for psychoanalysis?

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A psychoanalyst makes a careful assessment of your difficulties and can offer recommendations as to what sort of treatment would be most helpful to you. Sometimes, this may be psychoanalysis or psychodynamic therapy; also, know as “depth therapy”. Other times, they may suggest something outside of their bailiwick, such as: consultation with a mental health clinician with a different kind of mental health expertise. In either case, a psychoanalyst aims either to provide some sort of psychoanalytic (or psychodynamic) treatment or to point you in a helpful direction. Sometimes people ask, “Why do people seek psychoanalysis?”

Dr. Lynn Friedman

Dr. Lynn Friedman, Ph.D., FABP, is a Clinical Psychologist, a Supervising and Training Analyst, and a Clinical Supervisor in full-time, private practice. She provides evaluation, psychotherapy and psychoanalysis as well as supervision to psychoanalysts-in-training and other mental health professionals. Beyond this, she is a board certified, psychoanalyst who teaches at Johns Hopkins University and the Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis.

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