I know that something very important made you look at the page of a psychotherapist. Something very particular that makes you unusually concerned.
Whatever bothers you: depression, anxiety, problems at work, problems in relationships, identity crisis, or anything else related to your state of mind, you made the right choice to address to the psychotherapist.
I am a psychologist, psychoanalyst. Knowledge about unconscious processes allows me to understand not just the problem which is manifested, but to decrypt its in-depth source. I am a member of national and international professional organizations. Counselling in Ukrainian, English, Russian.
ABOUT PSYCHOANALYTIC METOD
Psychoanalysis is a specialty in psychology that differs from others by a set of knowledge and approaches to intensive care. It is intended to structural changes and modifications of human personality. Psychoanalysis promotes awareness of unconscious, maladaptive, and habitually repetitive patterns of emotions and behavior, allowing previously unconscious aspects of selfhood to be integrated. It promotes optimal functioning, recovery, and creative expression. (definition of American Psychological Association (APA)).
Psychoanalysis is a method of studying the human psyche, the basis and source of all types of modern psychotherapy, the most profound method of working with a human. It is an opportunity to see, explore and transform the individual psyche of a person. It is impossible nowadays to imagine the science of man without the application of psychoanalytic discovery. Psychoanalysis is an interdisciplinary field of knowledge in the world today, so psychoanalytic researches are used in various fields of human activity.
How Do I work
In my practice I use the tools of modern psychoanalysis, which is obviously based on classical psychoanalysis, but is more flexible.
Free associations are central in psycoanalytic method. They are produced either on the famous “Freud’s couch” or sitting in a chair. We also work online for the moment. In any case, the psychoanalytic method is a specific type of therapy, when analyzed patient verbalizes its thoughts, including free associations, fantasies and dreams. On this basis the analyst (me) reconstructs the history of analysed patient, helping to realize subconscious mental conflicts, which are sources of his / her symptoms and problems.
Awareness of the conflict through the analyst’s interpretation often leads to its resolution. Specifics of psychoanalytic interventions usually include confrontation and explanation of pathological defenses and desires. Interpretation of dreams – I pay special attention to dreams during sessions – helps to discover true subconscious desires and makes psychoanalytic discourse even more exciting and interesting.