Dr. Gerald Schoenewolf: psychoanalyst & Author

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Gerald Schoenewolf, Ph.D. is a licensed psychoanalyst in New York and has been practicing for over 37 years.  He specializes in treating people in the arts or professions, but has also worked with adults of all varieties as well as adolescents and couples.  He has graduated from three psychotherapy institutes and received a Certificate in Psychoanalysis from the Washington Square Institute in 1981. He has been an Adjunct Assistant Professor of psychology at the Borough of Manhattan Community College since 2002. Dr. Schoenewolf has authored over 20 books (see Books), most of which cover psychological topics; he has also published five novels and a book of poetry and drawings. More recently he wrote and directed three feature films. Both Therapy, detailing the relationship between a novice therapist and a patient who has four personalities, and Brooklyn Nights, based on a Dostoevsky story about young love, are now available on DVD from Amazon.com.

What do I do best?

I listen.

What makes me the best version of myself?

When I'm in touch with my feelings that allows me to understand myself and others.

What are my aspirations?

Personal:  I want to be contented.  Business:  I want to enjoy my work and be successful.

My Biggest Success?

Surviving a hostile family environment and finding my true self.

My Most Challenging Moment?

Accepting my daughter's rejection, understanding her, forgiving myself, and moving on.

My Motto?

Accept what is.

My Favorite People/Role Models?

I am my own role model.  I learned to be myself.  Sigmund Freud is my favorite person in history.  He was willing to explore his unconscious.  Most people don't want to know, and that's why the world is in trouble.

My Favorite Places/Destinations?

My favorite place is Kerrville, Texas (where I grew up).

My Favorite Products/Objects?

My computer.

My Current Passions?   

My wife, Julia, and the novel I'm writing.