but some things have not changed.
It has the most profound respect for individual experience and subjective truth. It suspends social etiquette to allow for what matters more. It is committed to staying with complexity, no matter how messy things get. It is about lasting change by working with the roots of what you feel is puzzling you, or not working for you – not just about a temporary removal of symptoms. Psychoanalysis does not aim to turn you into a better person (by whose standards anyway?), but rather to increase your freedom to make choices in all areas of your life.
Entering and sustaining psychoanalysis is a challenging and deeply rewarding venture. It takes courage, and there is no way of telling where it will take you. But nagging questions deserve to be listened to – because they will keep nagging.