F. MASSARO, Ph.D.
Psychoanalyst | Psychotherapist
The work of freeing ourselves from fear and self-doubt takes patience and commitment. Understanding that there are parts of our minds outside our consciousness is fundamental to this work. Psychoanalysis enables us to extend our sphere of influence over our lives, provoking us to adopt a different stance toward inhibitions and sources of suffering.
The psychoanalytic approach takes a distinctive view, regarding humans as beings shaped by language and intertwined with both conscious and unconscious phenomena. In this therapeutic venture, we aim to reconstruct our emotional relationship with our fantasies and behaviors, challenging repetitions and idealizations that often elude us.
The process of analysis represents, in truth, a nuanced and meticulous exploration of unresolved issues—both past and present—and of symptoms that lead us to the origins of our anxieties. These origins serve as the very wellspring of creativity that we can harness to forge new approaches to managing suffering and rediscovering ways to savor life.