Intersubjective psychotherapy studies interpersonal relationships in their complexity and diversity. It is based on a couple of important assumptions:

  • People are unique and they have unique problems.
  • Factors beyond our awareness affect our thoughts and behavior.
  • We cannot understand anyone outside their relationships.The intersubjective contexts of individuals, and the way they overlap can map out their psychological lives.

People are unique and they have unique problems

This view in dynamic psychotherapy is now supported by evidence from modern psychological and neuroscientific research: in its development  our personality goes through several stages and what  happened to us from early childhood till coming of age influences the ways in which we experience the world, the relationships we have, and the way we feel about relating to others.

This is why your therapist will seek to understand your problems in the context of who you are as a person, including bio details and family background.

The difficulties we experience are often rooted in factors beyond our awareness

Most people intuitively feel that sometimes we act in ways that we do not fully understand. Dynamic psychotherapy is partly based on the idea that we are unable to reach a complete picture of ourselves, and sometimes we are either unaware of what we do or unable to understand it. The less we are aware of these deeply rooted factors, the more they control us, arrest our growth, build and maintain unproductive patterns of thinking, contribute to restrictive feelings and actions.

These problematic patterns are sometimes more obvious to others than to us.

The role of the therapist is to help us connect more deeply with ourselves, and especially with thoughts and feelings that are not easily available to us. From a psychological point of view, we all have blind spots, but the more we know ourselves, the less they will affect our ability to have healthy relationships, and a meaningful, fulfilling life.

The nterpersonal world picture

Relationships with the significant other play an important part in the  development of human  personality and the shaping of  human behavior.  As Merleau Ponty put it, the others inhabit the niches of my home. Intersubjective psychotherapy studies the therapist-patient relationship as a  dynamic intersubjective field, and a demo of how the patient may relate to other subjects in his/her  environment.

Our institute offers various forms of psychological support:

  • Psychological counseling;
  • Individual psychotherapy;
  • Family psychotherapy;
  • Group psychotherapy.

For further details: Zlatko Teoharov, Psychotherapy Ccoordinator, teoharov@pginstitut.com