My name is Paris Kassinos. I am a Certified Psychoanalyst and I live in Limassol, Cyprus where I have a private practice. I have graduated from the psychoanalytic schools of BGSP (Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis) in Boston, USA, and ACAP (Academy of Clinical and Applied Psychoanalysis) in New Jersey, USA, both of which follow the theories and techniques of Dr. Hyman Spotnitz, founder of Modern Psychoanalysis. I work in individual sessions with adults.
I have been trained to treat people who suffer with depression, anxiety disorders, panic attacks, existential issues, sleep disorders, phobias, obsessions, obsessive compulsive disorders, psychosomatic disorders and people who are confused and reached a stalemate in their life. Psychoanalysis has the ability to broaden our thoughts and feelings and eventually experience life in a better, healthier, happier and more mature way. I have also been trained to work with people suffering from manic-depression, borderline personality disorder, schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders.
I am a registered full member in PAP (Pancyprian Association for Psychotherapists) and in SMP (Society of Modern Psychoanalysts)
Psychoanalysis has transformed my life, internally and externally. This is also my silent target in my work with analysands. Through the therapeutic relationship with the psychoanalyst, psychoanalysis has as a target to help the analysand, through talking, to reach an internal understanding that would help him to surpass obstacles that keep him away from reaching his life goals. Often in conversations with friends I’m asked why should someone choose the psychoanalytic therapy from other forms of therapy that focus exclusively on the presenting problem.
There is an old Chinese proverb that I believe suits perfectly as an answer to this question. It goes, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, teach a man how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” Something similar psychoanalysis aims for. The psychoanalyst follows the analysand wherever he wishes to go. The symptom is usually a small part of the picture; the unconscious dynamics and conflicts that caused the symptom in the first place is what is all about. The idea in psychoanalysis is to Just Say Everything.