Psychoanalysis provides an opportunity for a deeper exploration into the self. The focus of psychoanalysis is to develop insight and understanding of long-standing problems and inner conflict. Psychoanalysis is particularly useful in the treatment of personality issues and in addressing chronic and persistent symptoms. Free association, dream work, and an understanding of the individual in the context of interpersonal and developmental lines offer the groundwork for lasting change.
Psychoanalysis is conducted at a frequency of 3-5 times per week using the analytic couch and requires a longer term commitment.