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Tom Greening - Private practice of psychotherapy

I have been in private practice in the same office since 1958, offering existential/humanistic/psychodynamic psychotherapy. My earlier training was psychoanalytic, including a personal psychoanalysis, and I have been influenced by the person-centered approach.

I am interested in what makes depth, life-changing psychotherapy work. My concern is with how therapists can be with clients in ways that respect and support their potential for change and active self-development, no matter how obscured it may be by psychopathology. I oppose the medical model of "treating" "mental illnesses" and reductionistic depersonalizing theories and methods that over-emphasize bottom-up, biogenetic causation, and neglect top-down, psychological causation. I'm concerned about how social, cultural, economic, political and ideological forces affect individual lives and the practice of psychology, often to the detriment of the field and the people it purports to serve.

My goal is to help people empower themselves in the face of the external and internal forces that threaten to determine their choices and reduce their freedom and creativity.

Thomas Greening, Ph.D.
1314 Westwood Blvd. Suite 205
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Phone 310-474-0064

e-mail:[email protected]

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