Molly Witten, PhD practices Adult & Child Psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, and Infant intervention as well as teaching, supervising consultation as a faculty member of the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute, and in the Chinese American Psychoanalytic Alliance, and also supervise through the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis. Her clinical interests include development of our minds during infancy, how early development influences our later relationships, and the unfolding of clinical process in treatment. She serves as the Board secretary for CAPA. Finally she is Director of the Parent Child Workshops, a parent-child-peer psychoanalytically informed playgroup for children at risk for disorders of relationship and play.
Dr. Witten uses an integrative, individualized approach. Listening respectfully, and working towards compassionately empathic, honest, potentially transformative therapeutic relationships, she supports development of increased insight into past choices, and creation of different, more satisfying relationships, work, and an enhanced sense of well being. The safety of the therapeutic relationship supports growth of a person’s capacities to explore confusing, painful, or traumatic events. This shared thinking leads to insight regarding multiple meanings of life experiences that have become difficult to understand or resolve. Such insight leads to a more resilient and hopeful, expanded sense of self and choices.
Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Consultation, Other
Supervision; Parent-Child Workshops
Adults, Adolescents, Children, Infants
Mental Health Professionals, Schools, Government, Media