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What We Believe

 

PROBLEMS

Much of what we do is fueled by the unconscious beliefs, desires and memories we hold. The more threatened these make us feel the more we reach for self protection. The more we self protect the more isolated and un-satisfied we become. 

GROWTH

People grow and heal through connection and safe conflictWhen we are connected with we feel more whole and real and alive. In connection we are more secure to recognize feelings we normally ignore and trust safe others with them. Over time connection with safe conflict allows for new insight and growth.

 
 

Counseling, Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis

 

Counseling is a more short term or spaced out treatment for families, couples or individuals who want to work on a few things.

Psychotherapy (a word which means "healing of the soul") for discovering & healing unconscious/unsatisfying patterns of believing and relating. 

Psychoanalysis is like psychotherapy only more. People seek analysis ("soul examination") to relate better, heal from trauma and deep hurts as well as to liberate from persistent but hidden things that block them from living a satisfying life. 

 
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Adults

Ages 25 and Up

  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Trauma
  • Eating disorders
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Relationship Problems
  • Feeling stuck
  • Lack of Empathy
  • Ultra sensitivity to feeling hurt or rejected by others.
  • Rage
  • Feeling inadequate.

The first step to getting better is being understood. Problems are often manifested feelings and thoughts that are hidden because when they were originally brought out they were not responded to well. We work from an attachment theory and psychoanalytic perspective to listen to people's whole story and help them find and welcome parts of themselves that have been hidden away and causing problems.

Couples

Married | pre-marital | partnership

  • Conflict
  • Infidelity
  • Boredom
  • Communication
  • Relationship "Check Ins"

We work with couples in a way that helps people recognize what is happening underneath the surface of conflict (it's never just about sex or the dishwasher) and how those experiences connect to earlier formative experiences in life. This helps people to feel more balanced in their emotions during conflict as well as increases their ability to be there for their partner when they need them. The insight we offer helps people stop re-enacting painful experiences of loss and disappointment and begin communicating and relating to each other in new trusting ways.

Adolescents 

Ages 12 - 25

  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Identity issues
  • Deliberate self harm (cutting, etc.)
  • Eating disorders
  • Relationship problems with parents or friends
  • Trouble in school

We work with teens and adolescents in a way that allows them to be understood for their heart, not just their behavior. In doing so we often can help teens rebound again. When we can, we also involve parents by facilitating conversations between them and their teen(s), as well as through coaching parents on how to work with the natural development of their teens minds, not against it.