What is Psychoanalysis?
Psychoanalysis is a treatment approach based on the observation that individuals are often unaware of many factors that determine their emotions and behaviour.
Why Go to an Analyst?
Graduate psychoanalysts trained in the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society have had a very rigorous and extensive clinical education. Your analyst will help you develop a greater understanding of the internal forces that are behind the difficulties that lead you to seek help, to help you understand why you think and feel and do things the way you do. In the end, this will enable you to change patterns that no longer work for you.
Research has provided firm evidence in favour of the effectiveness of psychoanalytical treatments (see Fonagy and Target 1996; Leuzinger-Bohleber, Stuhr et al. 2003; Sandell 2012); and has even provided results which show changes in brain functioning.