April 26, 2020 at 8:08 pm · Dr. Drake · 0 comments
Psychoanalysis is for those who want it, need it, and can take it.
If you google, “Is psychoanalysis right for me?” you will be linked to websites with pretty solid answers to the question. The Western New England Institute for Psychoanalysis has some good information, adapted from a more comprehensive facts page available on the website of the American Psychoanalytic Association. Those are good places to start.
To delve into the question further, I look to psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott’s wisdom. He wrote,“by and large, analysis is for those who want it, need it, and can take it.” For me, that’s as good a starting point as any.
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