Janet Oakes provides
Janet Oakes is a Psychoanalyst in Private Practice in Vancouver. Janet has been providing Psychodynamic Psychotherapy since 1987 and has been providing Psychoanalysis in Vancouver since 2008. She received her Psychoanalytic training at the Vancouver Institute of Psychoanalysis. Janet is a fellow of the International Psychoanalytic Association and the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society. As well, Janet is an executive member of the Western Branch of the Psychoanalytic Society and serves on the Extension Committee planning and teaching courses offered by the branch. She also serves on the National Scientific Committee of the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society. Janet has an ongoing interest in applied psychoanalysis relating to Social Conditions, Literature, Arts and Culture.
Janet's patients usually seek treatment because they are depressed or anxious. Many are experiencing difficulties in their relationships or with their work. They may be going through life transitions, stress, loss or grief. Some have experienced trauma or abuse, eating disorders or addiction. Often treatment helps patients overcome blocks to their creativity and enhances their self esteem and enjoyment.
Janet Oakes uses a psychoanalytic approach in her clinical work with individuals who want to engage in talk therapy to try to understand the meaning of their problems as they go about making changes in their behaviour. People she treats see her for one to four sessions weekly.
Janet Oakes also provides clinical supervision and consultation to clinicians interested in a psychodynamic approach.