EMILY LECHNER
 
 

EMILY
LECHNER

Licensed clinical psychologist

118, avenue du Général Leclerc · Paris 14

 

Consultations in English and French for adults and young people

Psychoanalytic – Psychodynamic – Individualized

ADELI 759361496

 

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WHO AM I?

I am an American who has been living in France since 2009. As a psychotherapist, I am dedicated to facilitating insight and transformation through empathic conversation and listening.

I work in a Centre Médico-Psychologique (an outpatient facility that’s part of the French state mental health care system) and I also collaborate with a team of specialists working with children and families in underprivileged areas to advocate for school success.

In France, I earned my licence (bachelor’s equivalent) and my master’s degree in clinical psychology from the Université de Paris VII – Denis Diderot. This professional master’s is a diploma recognized by the French government (and all European governments) that allows me to practice as a licensed clinical psychologist.

During my studies, I completed a total of 1,000 hours of internships in various fields: in adult psychiatry, in family therapy, in palliative care, and in addiction treatment.

In addition, I have a B.A. in French studies and comparative literature from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

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FOR WHOM?

In private practice, I work with adults and young people in individual therapy.

The reasons for consulting a mental health professional are varied, and are sometimes difficult to put into words. Maybe you have a general sense that something is wrong, or maybe you just wish that things would be better. Maybe you’ll come with a specific problem or a well-honed question, or maybe a particular symptom that prevents you from living the life you want for yourself. If you see yourself in one or more of the following situations, consider contacting me:

- depression

- anxiety

- transcultural issues

- adapting to life in a new country

- issues regarding sexual or gender identity

- solitude

- grief

- relationship issues

- life events: a birth, a marriage, a separation, graduating, going back to school, a career change, losing your job, losing a loved one...

- the need for support in making a decision

- the desire to better understand yourself

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HOW DOES IT WORK?

You can contact me via phone or email. We’ll briefly discuss your situation, and, if appropriate, set up our first meeting.

This first meeting will be a moment for us to mutually get to know each other better. You’ll be able to see if my working method and personal style suit you, and I will be able to evaluate if and how I can help you. During this first meeting, we’ll decide together on the price and the frequency of our sessions.

Some private insurers (mutuelles) may cover some or all sessions. Check with your insurer.

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HOW DO I WORK?

My academic background and my therapeutic style are rooted in psychoanalysis.

Psychoanalysis is a practice invented over one hundred years ago by Sigmund Freud. Even if the popular image of the silent, distant analyst, curled up in his chair behind the couch and sagely nodding his head still exists, psychoanalysis itself has undergone radical changes and, happily, many of its practitioners have evolved as well!

Working with the analytic “toolkit” implies that both partners – the patient and the psychologist – embark on a voyage of discovery. A special emphasis is placed on the repetitions of schemas and behaviors that bring suffering but that are so difficult to leave behind. Psychoanalysis suggests that knowledge is power: that better understanding why “nothing ever seems to change” is the key to achieving change.

Freud said that the goal of psychoanalytic therapy is to allow the patient to “work and love.” That is, to (re)discover one’s capacity to fully invest in life and life’s pleasures.

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By appointment

Tuesday 8am-2pm

Friday 8am-1pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOCATION

118, avenue du Général Leclerc · Paris 14

Metro: Porte d'Orléans / Alésia

Tram: Porte d'Orléans

Contact

06 01 49 00 49

psylechner@gmail.com