Psychoanalytic 

Psychoanalytic therapy, or psychoanalysis, is based on the work of Sigmund Freud and is one of the most well-known therapeutic practices. A psychoanalytic approach to therapy looks at how the unconscious mind influences a person’s behaviors, thoughts and feelings. Psychoanalytic therapy is founded on the belief that a person’s problems can be related to repressed conflicts, for example unresolved childhood issues or a suppressed trauma. The goal of psychoanalytic therapy is to bring unconscious conflicts into the conscious mind, so that the client can face and deal with them. Some of the most common problems treated with psychoanalysis include anxiety, depression, fears and phobias, compulsions, obsessions, relationship problems and sexual dysfunctions.

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Mike Mihalas, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Completed two years of advanced training with supervised course work.

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Carol Walnum, Certified Jungian Analyst, MA (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, Certified Jungian Analyst

Carl G. Jung founded a way of exploring issues and how one lives one's life. It is reliable and it rests on client and therapist interaction as well as on exploration of difficulties troubling you. My Jungian analysis and therapy uses talk and art therapy. Jungian work honors what emerges from you. It recognizes that we all have an unconscious and that we all can experience inner chaos. My training allows you discover your strengths from within the confusion, chaos, and turmoil of life.

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Kelly Reams MSW, BCD Psychoanalyst

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I completed a six year psychoanalytic training program at the Oregon Psychoanalytic Institute in 2004 and see adults in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. I also use this analytic understanding to inform individual psychotherapy, play therapy, couples counseling, consultation.

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Anne Emmett

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I am a member of the Oregon Psychoanalytic Center and take continuing education courses through them. I have been a member of a contemporary analytic study group the meets monthly for over the past 20 years.

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