What if I don't want to change who I am?
“Change” is not the primary goal in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, which is why I do not give advice, teach techniques, or assign homework. It’s understanding that we are after in psychoanalysis. It usually happens that people do change as a result of the psychoanalytic treatment, however, sometimes they choose not to. Patients often gain awareness and understanding of their symptoms and take responsibility for them.