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douglas.whitcher@gmail.com
Tel 079 276 86 32
Fax 052 213 73 30


About my work

Active listening creates a solid foundation for giving informed feedback. You will notice that I paraphrase a lot of what you say, until you are convinced that I “get it.” Once that is established, I will begin to put a new “spin” on what you have been telling me. Because you need not only confirmation, but also new frameworks for seeing things differently, and you need challenges.

If you want to assess whether therapy has helped you, ask yourself the following questions: have you become more direct, authentic, and courageous? Have you become less self-centered, resentful, and passive-aggressive? Are you complaining less about unfairness, and focusing more on what you need to do to improve your situation? Is your attitude becoming more positive? Are you starting to look forward to things as challenges rather than dreading and avoiding? Are you having more fun in your life?

 

CV
1980  B.A. Stanford University, Religion
1986  Ph.D. Syracuse University, Psychology, Religion and Ethics
Dissertation on Empathy in Religion and Psychoanalysis
1986 – 1991 English translations of books by Verena Kast and Mario Jacoby
1991  Diploma C.G. Jung Institut Zürich 
1992  Family Therapy training Berkeley California 
1993 – present   Private Practice Winterthur
2006 – present Vorstand PVR 
2013 – present Training Analyst International School of Analytical Psychology Zurich (ISAP)

 

Methods

My approach draws on techniques from depth psychology, social psychology, behavioral therapy, narrative therapy. Empathy is my strongest tool as well as the goal of therapy.

 

Special Areas

If you need medication, or if you need a doctor’s note, you are better served by a psychiatrist. As a psychologist I treat social anxiety, relationship issues (work and personal), loss, motivation problems, inferiority complexes, and crises of meaning.

 

Languages

English, German

 

License

Health Department of Kanton Zürich: Certification als Psychotherapist

Assoziation Schweizer Psychotherapeutinnen und Psychotherapeuten ASP: Federally Certified Psychotherapist

 

Membership in Professional Societies

Assoziation Schweizer Psychotherapeutinnen und Psychotherapeuten ASP

International School of Analytical Psychology Zurich ISAP

Gesellschaft delegiert arbeitender Psychotherapeutinnen und Psychotherapeuten (GedaP)

PsychotherapeutInnen Verein Winterthur PVR

 

Billing

1. Private

CHF 180 per hour.

2. Nicht-ärztliche Psychotherapie (non-medical Psychotherapy)

CHF 180 per hour. Additional insurance (Zusatzversicherung) provides partial coverage. Physician referral required. Inquire with your carrier about the conditions of your policy.

3. Delegierte Psychotherapie (medical psychotherapy)
The costs for the treatment are covered by your basic coverage. My practice partner Dr. Schaub issues the invoice via the Aerztekasse.

 

Rules

1. Appointments can be handled by my answering machine, text messaging, or e-mail.

 

2. If you are prevented from keeping your appointment, please cancel 24 hours in advance. Otherwise you are responsible for the costs of the session.

 

3. A session consists in most cases of 50 minutes of talking time. The cost the one hour session includes 10 minutes of additional work.

 

4. I adhere to the professional ethical regulations of the American Psychological Association and the Swiss Association for Psychotherapy.

psychotherapie.ch/medien/d/documents/Standesregeln_ASP_2004.pdf