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.