You may be wanting relief from specific symptoms or help reaching specific goals. Or maybe you’re struggling with how it feels to be you in the world, and longing to feel more comfortable in your own skin. Perhaps you’re seeking a new way of relating to others that feels more genuine and fulfilling. Psychotherapy and psychoanalysis can help you find relief and achieve a more authentic way of living. By working together in the context of a safe therapeutic relationship, we can help you become aware of what’s contributing to your difficulties, which can help you find the freedom to feel and live in a more satisfying way.
We build ourselves out of the environmental and relationship “lumber” that surrounds us as we grow and develop. Research shows that much of this happens on an implicit or unconscious level in our brains, which is why it’s so hard to create significant lasting change even when we want to change. That’s also why it can be so helpful to have a compassionate, empathic therapist trained to identify implicit/unconscious thoughts, feelings, and patterns that may be keeping you stuck. Once we identify and understand your expectations and unconscious patterns, you’ll be better able to catch them as they occur. This will help you be able to choose new, healthier responses, feel more genuinely yourself, and build a more satisfying life.
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Gerard Sobnosky is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Hermosa Beach and, CA. He holds two Master’s degrees in Psychology and is in his final year of training in psychoanalysis at the New Center for Psychoanalysis (NCP) in Los Angeles, where he serves on the Education Committee, and Faculty Committee. He is Vice President Elect for North America for the International Psychoanalytic Studies Organization, and is a member of the International Psychoanalytic Association’s Subcommittee on Addiction. He is Treasurer of the American Psychoanalytic Association Candidates Council, serves on the Finance Committee, and serves on the American Psychoanalytic Foundation. He has taught dream analysis workshops for clinicians, and psychodynamic psychotherapy as part of the American Psychoanalytic Associations' China-American Psychoanalytic Alliance to build a psychoanalytic training program in China. He lived and worked in Turkey for 3 1/2 years and speaks conversational Turkish.