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Psychodynamic-based psychology


There is an age-old debate in the field of Psychology between the impact of nature and nurture on our individual psyches.  Though psychodynamic psychology recognizes the importance of nature, its primary focus is specifically on internal and external influences.


Theoretically, the schools of psychodynamic psychology encompass, but are not limited to, a Freudian, Ego, Developmental, Lacanian, Object Relations, Interpersonal, Self Psychology and Intersubjectivity Perspective.  It is referred to as “dynamic” because many forces come together in a dynamic way to create an individual's personality.

Is Psychotherapy right for you?


  • Do you experience your life with fear?


  • Do you experience your state of mind as being filled with anger and dread?


  • Do you have a positive sense of who you are?


  • Do you have the power to overcome sorrow?


  • Do you see the big picture of your life?


What Psychodynamic Psychotherapy offers you?


  • A distinct change in values, directions and goals.


  • A minimization of self-destructive compulsive behaviors.


  • A clearer definition of oneself and a greater experience of happiness.


  • An increased respect to relate to people, spirit or mutuality.


  • An increased direction in life.



Let’s face it; Cinderella Stories are few and far between.


For most of us the challenge is thrown down very early on to come up with some sort of meaning of happiness, something that we can work and strive towards.


Like many things in life, it’s a bit of a crapshoot.


Have we been helped by the teachings of family, friends, education, society, and culture?  Have the elements in our lives set us in the right direction with our eyes on a worthwhile prize?


What we can be sure of is that the pursuit of “Happiness” is hard work.  It requires us to face every day of our life with great courage and great responsibility.

"Experience has shown that our psychological well-being is anything but a sure bet.  Often the prizes of life are of someone else’s design.  Often our true wishes and desires and instincts are rendered into submission.  Much of my work in psychology is spent engaging people with ways and means of rediscovering those true wishes, desires and instincts".


-  Dr. Howard Gluss


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