Psychoanalysis is method of treating various emotional and psychological conditions that is largely shaped by psychoanalytic theory. Psychoanalytic theory emphasizes analyzing the unconscious and attempting to ” … make the unconscious conscious.” Richard Angle, PhD is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst practicing on the Upper West Side of Manhattan who specializes in using psychotherapy and psychoanalysis to help patients recover from various emotional conditions. Call Dr. Angle today to find out more or book an appointment online.

Richard Angle, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist & Psychoanalyst

located on the Upper West Side

Psychotherapy Q & A

What is psychotherapy?

Psychoanalysis is an in-depth study of the inner workings of your unconscious mind. By finding and dealing with the effects of previous experiences and traumas in your life, Dr. Angle can help you sort out these negative feelings and their harmful effects.

Psychoanalysis is a modern, effective treatment for healing emotional pain and promoting personal growth. Here are a few of the many issues psychoanalyst can address:

• Anxiety
• Depression
• Low self-esteem
• Repeated disappointment or difficulties in intimate relationships
• Sexual problems
• Lack of success at work
• Trouble with anger
• Indecision and emotional paralysis
• Diminished capacity for pleasure

Psychoanalysis is based upon the principle that many factors guide a person’s feelings, thinking and action outside his or her conscious awareness. These unconscious emotional processes influence one’s current relationships, work life, sense of self and ability to feel pleasure.

 How does psychoanalysis work?

Together the patient and the analyst embark upon a detailed exploration of the patient’s inner life. Through the relationship with the analyst, one grows more aware of how one feels and interacts in other relationships. Patterns of feeling, thinking and acting that have developed over years are re-experienced emotionally and understood. By bringing to light the way one feels and relates to others, the choices one has made and the reasons for these choices, psychoanalysis frees a person to see new ways of reaching his or her goals and opens the way to more satisfying relationship and pursuits. 

What are the origins of psychoanalysis?

Born of Sigmund Freud’s discoveries about the human mind, psychoanalysis has evolved into a contemporary and highly relevant therapy. Enriched with extensive developments in psychoanalytic understanding and technique since its origins over a century ago, for many, it is the treatment of choice. If you’d like to see how psychoanalysis could help you, call Dr. Angle today or book an appointment on line.