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Flower in Sunlight

Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy  

North of Boston

Mark Steinberg, Ph.D. Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy

"To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly."

Henri-Louis Bergson


Psychoanalysis: This is a form of therapy that is comprised of more frequent sessions than typical psychotherapy, and it aims to relieve suffering by exploring the underlying or unconscious sources of emotional pain. This form of therapy often makes use of an exploration of the individual’s direct relationship with the therapist as a method for understanding the underlying sources of emotional discomfort. Symptom abatement can occur as a result of further insight into symptoms and through a new and constructive relational experience with the therapist.​

Psychodynamic Therapy: Like psychoanalysis, psychodynamic psychotherapy attempts to look at the underlying sources of emotional pain. However, it is also different than psychoanalysis in several ways. First, it is usually briefer in duration and sessions are not as frequent. Second, it often involves discussing more everyday problems in life which require a more active and direct problem-solving approach. Third, it often makes use of techniques that are drawn from a wider variety of theoretical orientations.​

Supervision and Consultation: Dr. Steinberg has extensive experience consulting to organizations and employee assistance programs, primary care physicians, and attorneys. Over the course of his career, he has also provided supervision, consultation and support to other therapists of multiple disciplines. 


Problems Addressed: Dr. Steinberg has been providing consultative and psychotherapy services for 30 years. He deals with a wide-range of problems including those involving marriage and relationships, anxiety and depression, personality issues, substance abuse and addictions, medical issues, grief and bereavement, and job stress.

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