home    contact us    site map
    Alicia P. Hadida-Hassan, LCSW, RPT-S
Lacanian Orientation in Clinical Practice
about my practice

theory and technique
referral symptoms
conferences and articles


Psychotherapy is a process of exploration, discovery, learning, growth and healing. It is based upon sharing thoughts, feelings and experiences (past and present), within the context of a special relationship between the therapist and the patient.

The raw materials of each psychotherapy session came from the life of the patient. To get the most out of this experience, it is important that the patient practices with his/her mind a daily exercise with his/her thoughts, feelings, memories, insights and dreams.

He/She can then bring this awareness to the sessions and enrich the process. Psychological growth requires a full time effort at self knowledge, mastery and mobilization. It only begins in the sessions.

It is also important that the patient share all of his/her thought and feelings about the therapist in each session. This information is extremely important to psychological growth. The therapist welcomes even the most negative responses and is fully trained to integrate them into the learning experience.

The patient needs to understand that the psychotherapist's time is limited by his/her various professional obligations. Income is derived from the sale of time and time is therefore a precious commodity.

It is important that you come on time. If you are late, you lose the time because schedules are fixed and limited.

It is important that you keep your appointments. Rescheduling must be no later than 24 hours in advance or you will be charged for the session.

Welcome to a new experience while you learn about yourself and the small/large world around you.



mental health miami