1. What is psychoanalysis?
Psychoanalysis is kind of therapy where the therapist and patient talk in detail and work at bringing the often unrecognised, unconscious and submerged emotions back to the surface and conscious mind. The repressed emotions and experiences can be then examined and helped at being resolved.
2. What type of problems can psychoanalysis treat?
The problems that can be treated by psychoanalysis include generalised anxiety, depression, self-destructive behaviour, sexual problems, psychosomatic disorders, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorders and persistent psychological problems.
3. What is the cost of a psychoanalysis session in India?
The charge for psychoanalysis varies according to the patient's specific needs and the provider. On an average, the per hour charge in Delhi ranges from Rs.800/- to 3,000/- while in Mumbai, it ranges from Rs.1,000/- to 2,000/-.
4. Is psychoanalysis covered by insurance?
The cover usually depends on an individual's insurance plan. Although, even with a referral, most insurance carriers do not cover psychoanalysts. Psychoanalysis and CBT/DBT are provided by some of the mental health providers but psychoanalysis is a long process.
5. Who should I go to for a psychoanalysis session?
You have to look for a psychoanalytic therapist who must be a social worker, or other mental health or medical professional having advanced training in psychoanalysis with a license and experience. The therapist must have a graduate degree in a mental health-related field.