Personalized Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy by Edward Novak

Choosing a therapist to trust with your problems and emotional suffering can be difficult and confusing. This is because there are many different treatment theories and approaches. While some theories focus on problem solving and symptom relief, others explore the sources of your problems and symptoms. Some theories focus on thinking, feeling, or behavior, and others on all three. Many theories ignore possible neurological influences while others focus primarily on neurology or biology.

I am trained and experienced in many types of therapy and I am not limited to only a few treatment approaches. This means, I can personalize your treatment and work directly on your specific problems and needs.

When I began my training in 1992, I committed myself to studying and working in a wide range of psychological theories and techniques. During my career I have spent every year attending various forms of training workshops with leading thinkers and researchers in the field as described in my education and training history. These theories and techniques are state of the art in the mental health profession.

Your personal problems and suffering deserve personalized, state of the art therapy that incorporates multiple theories and psychological perspectives into the treatment. This is the type of therapy I provide to my patients.

Any quality therapeutic experience is a commitment of your time, money and effort. Your thinking about beginning therapy probably means your problems are having an impact on you and your life in ways you want to understand and change. You need to believe that psychoanalytic psychotherapy can help. 

To give you information about me and about my ways of working I have created this web site.  My site provides information about me, and the services I provide: psychoanalysis, trauma therapy (e.g., physical, sexual, emotional abuse, and other horrific experiences), as well as embodied psychoanalytic psychotherapy which emphasizes a focus on body issues related to trauma. There are suggested readings, links to other helpful sites and more. 

As you review the information on my web site, think about what it is you would like to get from therapy and what your expectations will be of yourself and your therapist. These are the types of things you will want to consider when seeking treatment.


Thank you for taking the time to visit my web site,

Ed Novak

Coming Soon - My Latest Book

Physical Touch in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy: Transforming Trauma Through Embodied Practice

Physical Touch in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy: Transforming Trauma Through Embodied Practice

My new book presents a model of embodied therapy designed to help survivors of abuse reclaim their stolen bodies. It will be of interest to therapists, medical professionals and survivors of abuse.

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