With the invention of psychoanalysis a form of therapy was created in which each person's experience
and subjectivity was recognized as unique. Stresses, anxiety and depression are often the expression of
hidden conflicts and fears. By inviting the person to speak freely in the presence of another person,
the analyst encourages the patient to discover parts of herself or himself that have been inaccessible
and thus favor change. The goal of the treatment is to acquire an emotional understanding of oneself so
that one can feel more at ease and that decisions can be made in accord with one's desires.
This approach informs my practice of both psychoanalysis and psychotherapy.