Paul Letendre Claim

Hi there, I wanted to take a few minutes and introduce myself. Maybe you read my blog, maybe you’re considering psychoanalytic psychotherapy, or perhaps you’re thinking of how I can be useful to you in some other way, such as a public speaking arrangement. In any case, it may be helpful to know a little more about me, what I do and how I work with others. My style as a therapist is genuine, supportive, curious, and insightful. I talk about emotional issues with clients in a way that is accessible and doesn’t use a lot of therapist jargon. I find that most people appreciate a therapist who is both professional and authentic at the same time. I was trained to practice in a way that considers the interactive relationship between therapist and client over time as what leads to change, not just the ‘techniques’. In this way, I’ve learned that how therapy is done often changes for each person who comes through the door. I do believe that a successful therapy largely depends on a therapeutic relationship that is trusting, reliable, and adjusts the therapy to fit each client rather than trying to adjust each client to fit the therapy, and scientific research supports this idea. In addition to being a psychotherapist, I taught as an adjunct professor of psychology at Johnson and Wales University (Providence, RI) for over two years. There, I taught undergraduate courses in Personality, Counseling Theories & Techniques, Abnormal Psychology, and Introductory Psychology, as well as a graduate-level course in Research Methods in Counseling Psychology. I found that teaching made my skills as a therapist even sharper since I was (and still am) always staying up to date on the latest research and theories. I continue to reserve considerable hours every week to read clinical material and cutting-edge research.

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