I welcome you to this blog and am glad you found your way here. With the launch of this blog I am hoping to reflect on various topics based on my experience as a psychotherapist. This is not a blog that intends to provide information, but rather, express thoughts and observations— reflections— that are based in my experience as a psychotherapist.
Over about 40 years of practice a lot of theoretical knowledge has yielded to a deeper respect for what I do not know, and a more open receptivity to the uniqueness of each person who I meet. I am, simply, grateful for the trust and meaningfulness of being with the pain and diverse emotional lives of people in the privacy of the therapeutic relationship. My experiences in these relationships is not the subject matter of this blog, but rather, I plan to blog psychological reflections on various psychological topics which may include anxiety, addiction, relationships, depression, trauma, mortality, guilt and shame; but I will also be blogging reflections on everyday life and the human condition, on casual observations that occur while driving home, mowing the grass, having a conversation— gathering together thoughts from the scatter on the edges of my mind and on matters that seem to be very meaningful. I plan to blog on psychological issues in movies that I see, events which occur, on the human condition, on psychological suffering, on happiness, and so forth. I hope that you will enjoy these reflections on life and human nature from the point of view of a psychoanalytic psychotherapist.