Psychoanalysis is one of the many existing forms of psychotherapy. I chose to dedicate my career to this field because I see it as the most profound and complex method of treating others thus far. Even when the client (also called analysant) arrives with a specific problem, the therapist tries to look at it in the context of the overall personality and subjective experiences of the individual. We try to interpret the unconscious motivations and beliefs that have lead him/her to suffering. We do not put people in a box because every person is unique and his/her problems require a unique solution. Our ultimate goal is to help the analysant discover what is best for him/herself, while in the pursuit of overcoming their greatest problems.
The wide range of topics discussed in the analytical process makes it extremely suitable for treating clinically healthy people who do not have a severe mental health problem, yet they feel tense, sad or unsatisfied with certain aspects of their lives. Personally, these are the most interesting as well as complex cases.
Psychoanalysis is a method practiced only by experienced therapists – with 6-9 years of university education. In addition, participation in seminars and courses organized by world associations is required for a minimum of 4 years; however most of us choose to continue our studies further.