Anxious? Worried? Feeling like it's all pointless?
If you’re reading this website, your prognosis is good! Your intuition is telling you that you need to talk to somebody. Therapists with my kind of training understand that clients need a particular kind of therapy relationship to get better. Mental health depends upon relational intelligence as much as anything else.
"I’ve had the opportunity to work with Philip for three years. Philip provides a warm and comfortable environment both physically and mentally. He has been very accommodating and understanding of busy schedules. He has been a great therapist from day one. I have recommended him to several people." Mario R. (Hospital Administrator)
We Can Meet via Telehealth or at my Home Office
Therapy Modalities & Approach
I offer both short and long-term therapy and I use a flexible and in-depth approach that values individual differences and gives importance to the unique circumstances behind each person’s distress and difficulties. I aim to create an experience of meaningful dialogue with my clients that effects change in mood and behavior that includes enhanced capacity for acting as a moral agent in the world.
We are inherently social creatures who mature in a relational matrix and require relationship in order to change. In addition to this emphasis, I focus on language and words to destabilize old experiences and emotions and to formulate new ones. Therapy is a process where clients can learn to unlearn old patterns and find new ways of living with others and being themselves.
As an inclusive therapist, I welcome people who know themselves as racialized subjects. This includes Black, indigenous, and people of color. For more of my thoughts about being an inclusive therapist, see my blog post about anti-racism.
"The attempt to be emotionally honest is the wellspring of everything else that comes from analytic psychotherapy. The cultivation of a relationship that fosters emotional honesty remains the central task of the therapist."
– Nancy McWilliams
Dr. Philip Lance is a regular host at New Books in Psychoanalysis where he interviews authors of recently published books on the topic of psychoanalysis.
In this episode, Philip Lance interviews Jack Drescher, a psychoanalyst and psychiatrist who is an expert in psychotherapy with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender patients. … Listen to the podcast
Bringing a fresh contemporary Freudian view to a number of current issues in psychoanalysis, this book is about a psychoanalytic method that has been evolved by Fred Busch over the past 40 years. Listen to the podcast