MODERN PSYCHOANALYTIC BASED PSYCHOTHERAPY
Amanda Lenox M.S., LMHC
7 W. 30th Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Are you reasonably successful, yet you know you have the potential to be so much more? Do you want your relationships to bring you more satisfaction and your career more success? Do you want to work hard and learn how to play hard, too?
You may be hampered from reaching your goals for many reasons: anxiety, depression or because of reasons unknown. Together we can begin to sort out what is stopping you from living the life you want and resolve whatever could be standing in your way.
How Psychotherapy Helps
Stressful events or traumas in a person's life can hinder the growth of dendrites in the brain. If emotional or relational stressors begin at an early age, the brain is shown to have limited growth during development. Any disturbance in its growth can deregulate emotional processing in a person. Luckily, recent neuroscience shows that talking in therapy redevelops dendrites in the brain. In essence, it does not matter what you are talking about in therapy, as long as you are talking. However, speaking with a therapist, in particular, is important as it can provide certain expertise and environment that friends and family, alone, cannot offer.
However, because everyone relates through the template they were treated in as they grew up, therapy is a place where people can come to view what their particular template looks like. They can begin to sort out whether or not this structure suits them and possibly begin to try out new ideas with the therapist as a reliable sounding board. This is usually done at a pace that feels comfortable to the individual and in service of the therapy proceeding onward.