What is Relational Psychotherapy?

New York Psychotherapist Katherine Leddick, Ph.D.

Relational Psychotherapy is a psychoanalytic approach that has evolved with contemporary thought and over a hundred years of clinical experiences and study.  Relational analytic therapy provides a protected space in which psychoanalytic listening is essential – a careful, close and deep listening within a relationship of emotional and intellectual attunement.

Therapy offers people the opportunity to examine important aspects of their lives and to consider the relationships between their life stories, how they are living presently, and what they want.  Being listened to closely by a therapist who is trained to hear not only what people already know about themselves but also what they don’t yet know helps people to understand themselves better.  Success is measured in the choices made along the way towards a richer, fuller, and more creative life experience.