What is Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy? 

Lacanian psychoanalytic treatment is a unique form of therapy that helps you explore and understand your mind and emotions through the lens of language and symbolism. Inspired by the work of Jacques Lacan, this approach delves into how we express ourselves, the stories we tell about our lives, and how these narratives shape our identity and desires.

  • Language and the Unconscious: Lacanian therapy focuses on the idea that our unconscious thoughts and desires are revealed through our language, the words we choose, and how we communicate. It's like uncovering hidden messages in your own speech that can tell you more about what you truly want or feel.
  • The Power of Listening: In this therapy, the psychoanalytic psychotherapist listens closely to what you say, helping to highlight and unravel these hidden messages. They act more as a guide in your exploration, rather than giving direct advice or interpretations.
  • Desire: A big part of Lacanian therapy is understanding your desires—what you really want from life, relationships, and yourself. It's about getting to the root of these desires, some of which you might not even be consciously aware of.
  • Identity and Relationships: The therapy also explores how you see yourself and relate to others, often linking back to early experiences or how you’ve come to understand your place in the world.
  • A Personal Journey: Each person's therapy journey is unique. The therapist doesn't follow a strict timetable or plan; instead, they adapt to your pace and the revelations that emerge during your sessions.
  • Insights and Transformations: The goal isn’t to "fix" you but to help you achieve profound insights into your own mind, leading to personal growth and a deeper understanding of your problems, desires, and relationships.

In summary, Lacanian psychoanalytic treatment offers a deep exploration into understanding yourself through the intricate connections between language, desire, and identity. It's a journey of discovery, aimed at bringing to light the underlying forces that shape our thoughts, feelings, and actions, guided by the careful and attentive ear of the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist.