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Private Practice in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy for Individuals, Couples and Groups

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Dr. Joyce Grigson provides compassionate therapy and can help you through life issues including relationship problems, depression, anxiety disorders, family conflict, parenting support, divorce recovery, addiction (to substances, people or activities), trauma and abuse. Her office offers a caring and safe environment to form a relationship that is helpful in learning to work things out together. Through talk therapy, an opportunity for more choice is created, along with the opportunity to consider what is really good for you. Dr. Grigson’s practice serves the Downingtown, Exton, Coatesville, West Chester area and is convenient to most of Chester County, PA.

Joyce Grigson, Ph.D., RN, NCPsy A

In 1976, Dr. Grigson established her private practice of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy in Chester County, PA. Additionally, she is a training and supervising analyst at the Philadelphia School of Psychoanalysis. Along with her private practice, Dr. Grigson’s professional experience includes work with children, teens and adults in both in-patient and out-patient therapy settings. After having served 17 years, Dr. Grigson retired from the faculty of the Philadelphia School of Psychoanalysis. She serves on the school’s Psychoanalytic Studies Committee and the Board of the Philadelphia School of Psychoanalysis. Dr. Grigson also served on the Board of the Spirit of Gheel, a private treatment center for seriously and persistently mentally ill adults located Chester County, Pennsylvania.

What to Expect

Psychoanalysis (sometimes called talk therapy) encourages respectful treatment with consideration for each client’s own timing – working at his or her own pace. Psychoanalysis can help people better understand themselves, their relationships, and their behavior. The philosophy of this practice is to create More Talk…Less Meds. Talking about everything that comes to mind is encouraged. Dr. Grigson believes that “for everyone to become their own best mother, it is important to say everything.” Client and psychotherapist collaborate to understand Your life; to explore and widen Your choices, to increase Your ability to predict outcomes – so You can choose to DO only what is very best for YOU.

About Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, as practiced here, has been described as a “finishing school for the emotions.” Parents do the best they can to teach their children to experience and deal with their emotions. In this powerful realm of emotional learning, however, there is always more to learn if one wants.

Working with a psychotherapist can help you make lasting changes in your life.
Call to schedule a time to get together and talk – 610-269-9713.

Payment can be made by cash or check at the time of service. Dr. Grigson’s National Provider Identifier (NPI) is 1740687227.

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