It takes bravery and resolve to seek psychotherapy services as a step toward healing and growth. Paul Sireci has been a practicing psychotherapist for more than 10 years, specializing in individual, couples, and family therapy for adults and adolescents in New York City.
Each of us occupies a unique position at the intersection of race, social class, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and lived experience. Paul's work incorporates an anti-oppression lens in order to best understand how the world has related to you, even as together we look deeply at how you relate to the world.
Psychotherapy services, whether for couples or individuals, typically occur on a once weekly basis. Psychoanalysis takes place in sessions more than once per week. Psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic therapy are primarily about one question: how does the patient contribute to their own suffering? This question is useful because even when we suffer at the whims of others or the tribulations of life more broadly, our own participation is what we can control. Other things can happen in treatment and other topics can and will be discussed, but they are all subordinate to answering this one question. That's why the only mistake a patient can make in analysis and derived therapies is being un-curious about their own participation in their life and their own troubles. If you come with a commitment to curiosity, you're coming with all you need.