Robin A. Deutsch, Ph.D.
Oakland, California 94618
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Love. Work. Play. A life that satisfies. Sometimes, we find ourselves repeating patterns that disrupt our relationships, our ability to be successful and confident at work, our capacity to enjoy. We don’t know why. We are astonished to find ourselves repeating a behavior we know doesn’t work for us. We’ve been there before, and we don’t understand how or why we ended up there again. We feel depressed or anxious, unmotivated, tired for seemingly no reason. We find ways to numb ourselves. Feelings of shame, guilt and grief interfere with the pleasure we seek from life. We thought we had changed; we vowed not to repeat the same patterns, we’ve talked to friends, read books, and yet, here we are again.
Our experience is colored by habits learned and set in early important relationships and confirmed by repetition. These habits can be altered. People come to psychotherapy and psychoanalysis to find relief from the symptoms and pressures resulting from these unsuccessful patterns. You and I, through a collaborative process, meet to help you understand how your mind works. This unique experience provides the privacy needed to discover new patterns of thinking and to begin to make changes. We travel from the buried thoughts that created a cycle of destructive patterns to a place of more freedom to think and feel, and to enjoy a more satisfying and pleasurable life.
Years in Practice
Graduate, San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis
Ph.D., California School of Professional Psychology
M.A. California School of Profession Psychology
American Psychological Association
American Psychoanalytic Association
International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy
International Psychoanalytical Association
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