I’m Ellen Faulkner, a psychoanalyst who’s been in practice for almost 37 years. I Find great joy in the work I do and people I work with.
Psychoanalyst in Chalfont, PA
I have been working with patients with disordered eating since the beginning of my career . I was trained on a local mental health Eating Disorders unit and then through Johns Hopkins eating disorders department. I use a multi-tiered approach, a team with a nutritionist, a physician, and myself. Together we work through what initially caused the disordered eating and then how to work to healthy eating patterns. Family can also be included in the therapy if necessary .
I have been working with couples for over 30 years. They come in with a wide range of issues including differing child rearing practices, addiction, infidelity, breakdown in communications, life transitions such as the kids leaving home or retirement or even a new baby. The process of seeing the couple together and then each individually on a rotating basis means a powerful impact and insight into change and growth. Along the way humor is used which makes the work a little easier.
Although depression can be in response to a recent event, it often has roots in someone’s history and childhood. The psychodynamic approach helps to get to the root of the depression while learning tools to overcome it.