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Who Can Benefit from Psychoanalysis?


Psychoanalysis is especially suited for those who need to get to the root of long-term problems and patterns rather than immediate issues.

Some peope come to analysis because of repeated failures in work or in love brought about not by chance, but by self-destructive patterns of behavior.  Others come because the way they are- their character- substantially limits their freedom and their pleasures.  And still other seek analysis to definitively resolve psychological problems that were only temporarily or partially resolved by other forms of treatment.

One of the most common reasons for entering analysis is the problem of finding and maintaining a stable and loving relationship.

A psychoanalyst can help people:

  • Get relief from painful emotional problems
  • Improve personal relationships
  • Become more productive at work
  • Take more pleasure from life
  • Prevent the past from interfering in the present
  • Stop self-destructive patterns of behavior
  • Gain greater control over their life
  • Unlock their creative potential
  • Understand themselves
  • Feel understood


From about psychoanalysis
Amerian Psychoanalytic Association
Copyright 2004