Process | Erin Kuntze, Psy. D.

My approach is direct, candid, intuitive, and dynamic. I conceptualize my work from a theoretical foundation commonly known as relational psychodynamic psychotherapy. This simply means that I attune to what you say and do not say, and offer you insight about the way our interactions feel to me. I place this information in the context of the way your past and present relationships and experiences have shaped you. In doing this, we get a sense of the story your mind tells you about yourself and the world around you.

In this way, I see myself as a conduit for growth and will often navigate toward what I find most compelling rather than toward what I can clearly understand. I will challenge your views and question your actions when it seems they no longer work in your favor. I hope to help you discover pieces of you that you may not know exist. I utilize my experience with you to help you understand your experience in the world.

I prefer this approach because it enables dynamics that are outside your day to day awareness to surface, which is how we'll learn more about you and the way you relate with others.

For those of you looking for a more technical explanation of my approach: I have been heavily influenced by attachment theory and neuroscience, as well as thinkers such as Winnicott, Yalom, Siegel, Benjamin, Brown, Schnarch, McWilliams, Tatkin, and Mitchell. I am happy to talk more about this by phone if this is important to you.