LICENSED RACHEL I. BIGIO
Bilingual English-Spanish (knowledge of French) licensed clinical psychologist & psychoanalyst.
Adults, teenagers. Families & groups. Different techniques/methods according to patients´needs.
Using an integrative approach, incorporating psychodynamic, object relations, psychodrama, exchange of roles, etc., theories.
In case of focused and specific concerns and/or symptomatic situations, I work with short-term therapy in order to erradicate the symptom and empower the person to become capable of acting competently on specific issues.
My position towards the psychological theory and practice could be considered in a positive way, as “eclectic”; Meaning by positive, not a “mélange”, but using the best tools, therapists, psychoanalysts and psychological schools have provided, which turn out to be useful, depending on the conflict and/or situation to face. As, from my point of view, underestimate a new helpful contribution would situate me in a position of omnipotence or close mind.
I keep on learning to develop professionally and consult with other colleagues in order to discuss how to best help my patients.
THERAPY FOR EXPATS
For people leaving their countries & culture, expats, I find mostly important to provide a holding and support to protect them from feelings of rootlesness, panic attacks, claustro and agoraphobias; and offer them tools to face life transitions and future challenges.
With people who would aim to follow a route of self-awareness and deeper insight, or those who seek help to overcome and avoid repeating patterns, we work with psychoanalysis in which I insist on the free-association from the patient and a good ear and suspended attention, as well as the quality of the interpretation, from myself.
Having collaborated in a well-known therapeutical community –Dr. García Badaracco-s- in Buenos Aires, with groups and families, I can offer them the possibility of a safe dialogue and new ways of relating, building positive boundaries and planning a future with beacons of hope.
Seeking emphatic relationship, I support all religions and non ones, ethnic, cultural, sexual & individual diversity.
Needless to say that I follow strict confidentiality and professional ethical guidelines at all times.
THERAPY FOR COUPLES
Av. Pueyrredón 2000, Buenos Aires, Argentina