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Michigan Psychotherapy is a multidisciplinary Mental Health organization providing Psychotherapy for Individuals, Couples and Families using Relational, Psychoanalytic, Cognitive and Medication modalities, as appropriate.


Michigan Psychotherapy is a multidisciplinary Mental Health organization providing Psychotherapy for Individuals, Couples and Families using Relational, Psychoanalytic, Cognitive and Medication modalities, as appropriate. Freudian psychotherapy is dynamic psychotherapy. Relational psychotherapy was developed from the work at the Stone Center of Wellesley College (Wellesley, MA). Relational psychotherapy focuses on the importance of relationships in the development of personality and mental health (good or bad). The psychotherapy of relationships has seldom beeen seen as important in the development of personality. Classical dynamic psychology says that the relationship is established by the personalities of the people involved. Relational psychology says that the personality is developed in response to the relationships the person has. Relational psychology starts with a belief in the unconscious (per Freud) and then moves on to look at the effect on the personality (conscious and unconscious) of the developmental relationships. Abraham Maslow developed the theory of Hierarchy of Needs . The Hierarchy of Needs was incorporated into Relational psychology as all small children depend on relationships with caregivers to have their needs met. Psychiatrists may have very little training in doing psychotherapy. Be sure to ask. Most psychiatrists spend their time writing prescriptions, not in doing psychotherapy.

The developmental psychologists tell us that a little person does not begin to develop object constancy until around 18 months. Before that ability starts to develop, you can take a toy that the child is playing with and hide it, and the child will not then look for it; the child does not yet have the ability to keep a mental representation of the object in mind. After the ability starts to develop, the child will look for the toy, holler for it, etc., because she/he now can maintain a mental concept of it, even when it is out of sight.

Psychiatrists may have very little training in doing psychotherapy. Be sure to ask. Most psychiatrists spend their time writing prescriptions, not in doing psychotherapy. Psychotherapy psychiatry counselling mental-health care Psychologist Psychiatrist Counsellor

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