Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis
Dr. Mark Siegert has been licensed as a clinical psychologist since 1984. He has a diverse practice in which psychotherapy and psychoanalysis have always been central. Psychotherapy, like psychoanalysis, is a process in which an individual or couple is encouraged to create the time and space needed to identify and reflect upon things one values and might like to further cultivate, as well as to reflect upon things one would like to change about oneself: relationships, love life, marriage, family, work and other aspects of life. The main difference between psychotherapy and psychoanalysis lies in the intensity of the therapy-psychotherapy is usually a once or perhaps twice a week process, whereas psychoanalysis is typically at least twice a week, and often goes on for a longer time than psychotherapy.
In our contemporary lives, many say that they feel caught on a treadmill, that they are always running, either trying to catch up or to just manage to stay ahead of never-ending responsibilities or goals. Despite this effort, I often hear people say they aren't finding contentment or peace of mind, even when they've caught up or have achieved their main goals. In the current economy, one is flooded with news, as well as personal and business situations that are extremely worrisome, both for one's immediate future and for the long-term. Taking the time for reflection, to assess one's love-life, relationships, work, family and other meaningful aspects of life, and to give thoughtful consideration to whether one's behavior is enhancing or inhibiting the quality of one's life, is becoming increasingly rare. Psychotherapy and psychoanalysis are ways not only to explore those aspects of life that are important to an individual or couple, but also to help to change those parts and patterns that inhibit reaching contentment and other goals.
You've worked on your outside.
Are you ready to work on your inside?