Psychoanalysis

Illusions of a Future

The picture is of Socrates drinking the hemlock by the celebrated French painter, Jacques-Louis David. After reading Kate Schechter’s Illusions of a Future (2014) one has to wonder if psychoanalytic politics have brought the practice of psychoanalysis to a similar result…. Read More ›

Update: What to look for in selecting a psychotherapist

Three criteria are front and center in selecting a psychotherapist: empathy, schedule, and cost. I might say “empathy, empathy, and empathy,” but cost and schedule are important too. Absent a warm empathic, gracious and generous listening, many people find that psychotherapy is indistinguishable from going to the dentist – i.e., painful. When delivered in a context of empathy, psychotherapy can make a difference in getting unstuck, eliminating or reducing emotional upset, and expanding possibilities for personal growth. My commitment is to deliver empathy.

Empathy in Context …

I am humbled by the comments of my colleagues, friends, and associates on Empathy in the Context of Philosophy. “An insightful and provocative exploration of a topic that has only recently begun to receive the attention it deserves and the… Read More ›