Robert Figman

Practice Statement

THE GOAL OF PSYCHOANALYTIC PSYCHOTHERAPY IS PERSONALITY GROWTH AND SYMPTOM REMOVAL. I DO NOT PROVIDE COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY. I DO NOT TELL YOU WHAT TO THINK OR FEEL. I OFFER AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ONE'S SELF. ONLY IN THIS WAY CAN ONE TRULY CHANGE. ONE HOPED FOR RESULT OF WORKING WITH ME IS AN INCREASE IN THE CAPACITY FOR INTIMACY WITH OTHERS AND ESPECIALLY WITH ONE'S SELF. THIS CAN OCCUR PROGRESSIVELY DURING TREATMENT.THE OPERATIVE WORD IN PSYCHOANALYTIC PSYCHOTHERAPY IS "WHY?" THE UNCONSCIOUS IS A TRICKY PLACE, BUT IT IS NOT INCOMPREHENSIBLE. THOSE OF US WHO DESIRE CHANGE MUST COME TO LEARN ABOUT WHAT WE THINK, FEEL AND DO, WITHOUT REALIZING IT; MUST LEARN ABOUT OUR UNCONSCIOUS. I WILL FIRST CONTACT YOU BY PHONE, FOLLOWED BY AS MANY IN-PERSON SESSIONS AS ARE REQUIRED FOR US TO DECIDE IF WE SHOULD WORK TOGETHER, FREE OF CHARGE. I DO NOT OFFER ONLY MEDICATION MANAGEMENT.

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