Stine Vogt PhD, psychologist for Oslo, Oppegård and anywhere else on Skype
member of the Norwegian Psychologist Association
phone: 922 07 736
We are all different, with some basic common premises, which is why I try to be as flexible as I can. We human beings have two basic social needs that may be in conflict; one is the need to belong and for attachment, and the other is the equally strong need to express ourselves as individuals. In the effort to belong and feel included we may come to overextend ourselves such a degree that our self expression is compromised; our social selves can come to suppress our individual selves, and this is always detrimental. The important thing then is to establish or reestablish psychological balance, and the task of a therapist is, in my opinion, to provide as many perspectives and ideas as possible in order to achieve this objective. Sometimes it is necessary to develop immediate strategies to deal with difficult situations that tend to get the better of one, while at other times it can be more profitable to look at the past and try to disclose eventual family patterns that may not have been good enough to give sufficient scope to individual needs. Sometimes it is best just to have someone there who sees and hears; there is something strongly healing in saying out loud something that otherwise remains within. It’s all about finding and claiming one’s own needs and will (“I am” and “I want” are nearly the same), and to see how one has come to give too little priority to one’s own impulses. My objective is to provide as many new perspectives and ideas, across the broadest spectrum as I possibly can so that those who contact me receive what they need. In this pursuit I use all of my knowledge and experience - I have practiced for fourteen years - and relate it to several different areas of research rather than specific clinical programs, which I think tend to be much too rigid to accommodate the richness and variety I see in my practice. In a way I am as much a trainer as a therapist; I don’t repair people, I do what I can to facilitate development and self realization.
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