If you are seeking to further your psychological growth, to understand yourself and your relationships better, or to change in some important way, there is no better therapy for you than individual psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

Currently there is an academic bias toward cognitive psychology. I believe this is because cognitive-behavioral therapies are better suited to problems with limited scopes like depression or anxiety episodes. They are also shorter in duration.

However when seeking to develop self-awareness, understanding of your personality, a capacity for openness and emotional intimacy, increased self-esteem, or to change a troubling pattern of behavior, a longer duration of therapy is required. Such an approach requires that you analyze your problems in order to figure out what to do about them and how to do it. Dr. Rodriguez helps facilitate this process.

For clients interested in psychanalytic psychotherapy, Dr. Rodriguez offers a two session assessment to collect a history, understand the problems in context, determine whether medication would be helpful, and determine what type and length of therapy is recommended. A commitment is then made to therapy either weekly, twice weekly, or three times weekly.