Psychotherapy is a practice for personal transformation. It begins with the premise that we have the capacity to change our lives-our thought patterns, emotions and actions-through personal insight and new patterns of behavior. We all experience confusing periods in our lives. Often we cannot control the events that happen to us. But we always have the power to control how these events affect us. We do not have to react with fear, depression or obsession over our life predicaments. Psychotherapy provides tools for dealing with life events in a healthier, non-destructive way.
Psychotherapy involves an honest appraisal of yourself and your situation. To change we must first understand our selves, our assets and weaknesses. This often involves an understanding of our history, how we were treated in our family, the strengths and the scars we carry, and the way childhood patterns may affect our current lives. Once understood we can learn to change these patterns and develop coping skills which help us to handle life stressors in more adaptive ways. We can cultivate new behavioral habits that are healthier and improve our relationship with our selves, family and society.
Dr. Michael Abramsky trained extensively in psychoanalysis, psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and Jungian analysis.
He is a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology of the American Board of Professional Society, and has 30 years of practice in clinical diagnosis and psychotherapy.