Putting Theory into Practice: Choice through Awareness
In addition to a standard medical education and post-graduate training in psychiatry, Dr. Rice’s background includes ongoing study of contemporary psychoanalytic psychotherapy and Gestalt therapy.
These historically related and rich theoretical traditions offer complementary perspectives that help us better understand human vulnerability and resilience.
In practice, both models value and support a relational approach to psychotherapy, through which you and your therapist can explore the dance between your emotions and attitudes while confronting related habits that are no longer as helpful as they once might have been.
With this awareness you can then hope to make more informed and adaptive choices, whether toward change or acceptance.
Integrative Psychotherapy: Bringing It All Together
Trained to consider the biography beyond the biology, psychiatrists strive to appreciate the inner lives of our patients and the influences of the varied circumstances in which they have grown up and lived. A psychodynamic therapy capable of supporting meaningful and lasting change takes all this in, helping us better understand how our past experiences, both inner and outer, affect the meaning we make in the here-and-now.
His conventional medical training has also prepared Dr. Rice to work with his patients to decide whether medications or other biologic treatments might be helpful. In addition, he has gained a working understanding of a number of other, related subjects. As part of your holistic psychotherapy you and Dr. Rice may also weave in threads from interconnected fields including nutrition, endocrinology, exercise physiology, interpersonal and organizational dynamics, existential philosophy, meditation, and spirituality.
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