"Knowing others is intelligence. Knowing yourself is true wisdom." - Lao Tzu
I have a special interest and experience in working with the following areas:
Insecurity about making changes
Loneliness and feelings of emotional isolation
Autism spectrum disorders
Reevaluating your career, relationship and lifestyle choices
Is it time to make a change? Let's talk.
Relational Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
This is a rather lengthy term that describes a framework of thinking and approach to the work I do in therapy. It involves incorporating an understanding of how your early attachments and experiences have continued to impact present relationship dynamics, as well as your self concept. This includes how you feel about yourself, and especially, what you believe is possible to achieve in your life.
The emphasis of our work together has several important features: You will likely find that you come to understand yourself more completely, and compassionately. In doing so, new ways to authentically relate to others and create truly satisfying relationships often emerge and grow. Finally, we will work to help you discover lasting ways to engage in the world so that your life comes to reflect what is most meaningful and fulfilling for you.
Our work will involve expanding your awareness so that unconsciously held thoughts, feelings and beliefs can be reevaluated and reworked to align with your most important hopes and life ambitions.
I work collaboratively and relationally – meaning, I actively engage with you, and I believe the quality of our relationship effects what feels safe to talk about and explore.
I am deeply interested in you: your thoughts, your feelings, understanding the way you experience the world, and the meaning you make out of what happens in your life. It is within this emotional environment, where the development of your truest self can become articulated, further expand and finally thrive.
Chelsea Gottfurcht, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist, PSY 26350
Call me: (310) 866-1362 or Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org