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One isolated mind, the therapist, enters the subjective world of another isolated mind, the patient. With his or her own psychological world virtually left outside, the therapist gazes directly upon the patient’s inner experience with pure and preconceptionless eyes. From my vantage point, this doctrine of immaculate perception (Nietzsche) entails a denial of the inherently intersubjective nature of analytic understanding, to which the therapist’s subjectivity makes an ongoing, unavertable, and indispensable contribution.
Published on August 10, 2013 by Robert D. Stolorow, Ph.D. in Feeling, Relating, Existing
Psychotherapy and My Approach
The quote by Robert D. Stolorow well states how I think about psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. We are literally alone or feel alone until we can reach out to someone and come out of our isolation. It is in this partnership of therapist and client that helps us learn about ourselves, the stumbling blocks we have come across and the views and beliefs we have about the world and ourselves. Knowing our feelings, wants and goals is what many of us have understood as self-esteem and we get this from experiences with other people and how they treat us. Much of our self-definition is built in childhood and we learn about ourselves from how others respond to us unfortunately for some of us the message was not positive nor an accurate reflection of who we are it was more about the other person and their struggles. In understanding how these beliefs came to be we can make different choices in life and begin to see ourselves in a different light. I know picking up that phone or writing that first email to a therapist can be very frightening and it takes a lot of courage.
Through my years of experience I have worked with so many different issues and concerns and these are some of my areas of expertise; addiction treatment, drug & alcohol abuse, sex addiction and eating disorders, relapse and relapse prevention, working with adults with childhood trauma, codependency, (ACA) adult children of alcoholics, depression, anxiety, stress, grief and loss, contemporary psychoanalysis, relationship issues, infidelity, marital and couples counseling, pre-marital counseling, setting boundaries, communication skills and those single and wanting a relationship and people who are seeking to make a change in their life.
So please make yourself comfortable, enjoy, feel free to roam around and come back often as I try to update this site.
Licia Ginne, MFT, Psy.D.