Dr. A. L. Dussault
South County, Rhode Island
401 447 5765
I have been practicing and researching forms of counseling and psychotherapy for 43 years. I have experience in community-based Family Service Centers as well as in Community Mental Health Clinics. I functioned as a Program Director, Clinical Supervisor, and studied Counseling and Drug & Alcohol issues while getting my Masters’s Degree.
In 1983 I opened my private practice, Associates in Clinical Counseling, and in 1986, I enrolled at the Boston Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies. There I was an advanced candidate in clinical psychoanalysis and I worked in the treatment service and served as a clinical fellow under the guidance of Dr. Phyllis Meadow, Dr. Ted Laquercia, and Ms. Faye Newsome.
My practice today serves a wide range of individuals each of whom is seeking a deeper understanding of what re-occurring issues are preventing movement in the three areas of mental health: psychosomatic issues, anxiety and depression issues, and issues of stubborn narcissistic resistances. For patients interested in psychoanalysis, it is not unusual for the patient or client to become interested in the theories and methods to this three-pronged science. We are a body of knowledge, we are theory, and a single-case research study program. We emerge from a multitude of institutes worldwide. And, we are a clinical method of treatment.
Conveying to the patient that they are understood through emotional communication is a primary intervention tool. By extension of our silence and our interventions, the student/client moves toward a less self-judgemental approach to assessing their own thoughts and feelings. There is an equal reaction to this. As the less judgmental treatment of the self begins, a simultaneous reaction can be seen in the self-confidence of the patient. This form of treatment is particularly useful in the remediation of psycho-somatic conditions and recalcitrant narcissistic issues.
ABOUT THE FEE: sliding scale (all issues of fees discussed as part of intake appointments))
As I have been doing for the past fifty years, I will retain my sliding scale. Each patient or student, with the analyst, will have the opportunity to discuss a fee that works out for both the analyst and patient.
ABOUT THE PROCESS: how to apply
Anyone thinking of engaging in any of the services might start by writing or telephoning a brief description of why they are looking to begin counseling or a therapy. We usually discuss the bare minimum and focus on scheduling a session. A suitable time is established and we might also begin talking about the fee structure. See the link here for more information: https://onlinetalktherapy.wordpress.com/more-about-the-process/
ABOUT MY ESSAYS: how to access my articles and essays
There is a link on this page (upper right-hand corner under blogroll) that will allow you to access my articles and essays. From time to time I may refer you to a particular article that I think you might find helpful.
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ABOUT MY availability: You will reach me directly most any time. The best way to ensure a response is to write an e-mail or a text. This will allow me to respond more thoroughly and in a timely fashion. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Thank You, & Sincerely,
Dr. Albert L. Dussault, Consulting Analyst