About

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Many individuals find themselves at an impasse in their personal or work lives, often resulting in repeated crises.  Clemens Loew’s goal is to help people in such struggles to develop a better sense of self and to engage their own inner resources to build a life that is more productive and satisfying.

Dr. Loew’s practice is centered on contemporary psychoanalysis and is complemented by additional psychological and relational therapies.  These include cognitive behavior therapy, hypnosis, and guided visualization.  Dr. Loew integrates those therapies most appropriate for each individual or couple to help them with their internal and interpersonal struggles.  His purpose is always to support patients in achieving more active, enjoyable and rewarding relationships, careers and lives.  An important aspect of his work is to help people find their own voice and to understand the obstacles to their natural healing process.

Dr. Loew’s private practice is complemented by his professional leadership.  He co-founded and co-directs the National Institute for the Psychotherapies which provides patient treatment as well as a broad curriculum of educational programs and seminars for psychotherapists.  He teaches, lectures and leads workshops on advances in psychotherapeutic modalities.  He has written on numerous psychotherapy subjects.  His most recent book is Dream Interpretation:  A Comparative Study, revised edition, with James Fosshage, PhD.

His commitment to community service is long standing. He is especially noted for his service to Holocaust survivors and their families and to the organizations that represent their interests and concerns.

He recently published a collection of personal essays about his childhood during World War II in Poland. The book is called When the Birds Stopped Singing: Living with the Wounds of War: Personal Essays. It has received glowing reviews and is available in paperback.

An accomplished sculptor, photographer and writer, Dr. Loew has worked with many artists. His understanding of the creative process complements his psychotherapeutic experience in helping artists address their issues and needs.