Robert Greenfield, Ph.D., LCSW
Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis, EMDR
Someone for You, in Your Corner
In my clinical work, I aim to enter into every therapeutic encounter undefended by prior knowledge, so that I can be as open as possible to the person before me.
I conceive of psychotherapy as a safe place where one can just be, where one may express, explore, question, struggle, learn about oneself, look into and listen to oneself, where one may be silent, or where one may feel lost, confused, or divided.
Every person has problems and issues with which to grapple. Sometimes it is a depressed or anxious mood, a job or relationship problem, a tormenting or obsessive thought, trouble with food or drink, the diagnosis of a medical illness, divorce, loss, a vague feeling that something is not quite right, or a lack of interest or motivation. At other times, a person struggles for meaning in life, feels a sense of disconnection from oneself or from others, feeling lost, stuck in self-defeating behavior(s), and/or desiring more from life, while still others feel an existential angst, missing a personal spirit, a sense of animation, a lack of intimacy, and a vulnerability that leaves them
compulsively unsatisfied and seeking more and more stimulation.
While problems are definite, solutions are often hard to come by. Custom-made, they are personal, and require care, patience, and a sustained attention to come forth. And sometimes one can't do it alone. Therapy offers the chance to delve into your unique complexity and depth and suffering in the presence of another person - a therapist who is your advocate, a witness whose presence makes your struggle bearable. By understanding our relationship and how difficulties show up in it too, we can retrace the steps that lead to pain and mark out a new path.