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This information will be gradually completed during 2021.

How to find a psychoanalytically oriented therapist in the United States

Usually, the first two Associations have lists of accredited psychoanalysts, or can make a referral to other associations in your locality.
—American Psychoanalytic Association
[email protected]
212 752 04 50
The American Psychoanalytic Association has a link to search practitioners in your area.

—International Psychoanalytical Association

Most States have a local Psychoanalytic Association. Google the Psychoanalytic Association in your state. It may appear as Academy, Institute, School, Center or Society of Psychoanalysis.
Example of institutes in two large metropolitan areas:

New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
[email protected]

—National Institute for the Psychotherapies (NIP)
[email protected]

—Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies

—Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute
312- 922-7474. [email protected]

For an Overview of Psychoanalytic institutes and societies in the United States:

Readings Resources

It’s OK That You’re Not OK (Meeting Grief and Loss in a culture That Doesn’t Understand)

by Megan Devine. Publisher: Sounds True, Inc.; 1st edition (October 1, 2017)

“Explores the cultural and historical reluctance to feel grief. And while it won’t change anything inside your loss, hearing your personal experience set against the wider, broken culture can help shift things somehow, offer needed acknowledgment of how hard this really is.”

Patient advocates

The patient advocate is a person who helps guide a patient through the healthcare system. This includes help going through the screening, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of a medical condition, such as cancer. A patient advocate helps patients communicate with their healthcare providers so they get the information they need to make decisions about their health care. Patient advocates may also help patients set up appointments for doctor visits and medical tests and get financial, legal, and social support. They may also work with insurance companies, employers, case managers, lawyers, and others who may have an effect on a patient’s healthcare needs. Also called patient navigator.

In some cases, patient advocates are provided by health insurance companies. So, the first place to start the search is by asking the health insurance company if they cover the cost of using a patient advocate and, if so, how you can find one that’s covered by the policy.

The National Patient Advocate Foundation, the advocacy affiliate of the Patient Advocate Foundation, represents the patient voice by articulating the powerful stories of individuals and the collective needs of the community. Staff and volunteers work at the local, regional and national level to promote access to affordable, quality health care for people with chronic, debilitating or life-threatening illnesses.