Dr. Gwyn Erwin is in private practice in Orange County, California. She offers Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, and EMDR for individuals, couples, families, adolescents and children. In addition, as an expert in developmental processes and working with trauma, she provides assessments and collaborative treatment guidelines for children and therapeutic treatment for those of any age suffering from trauma and its consequences.
“At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.” — Lao Tzu
As a Psychoanalyst, Dr. Erwin works with other professional clinicians, individually or in small groups, in consulting on a variety of their cases or on a specific case. Being a therapist/analyst is one of the most rewarding professions one can engage in, but it can also be particularly demanding due to necessarily strict limitations of discussing one’s work and the emotional requirements of being fully present with and processing a wide range of patient needs.
For the therapist/analyst, Consultation in a safe and confidential environment offers the opportunity to discuss deeply those areas of special challenges that may arise in any case. Being able to “think together” with a seasoned colleague can be invaluable in finding trustworthy and innovative paths toward healing.
Supervision may also be found within confidential group settings of peer Students/Candidates or Consultation with Licensed Therapists/Analysts. The opportunity to share with other clinicians provides the participants multiple perspectives from which to consider therapeutic dilemmas. As well, the exchange of theoretical ideas
may shed new light on cases when applying various approaches to clinical work. The rich experience of a safe and private group setting may be the perfect environment in which to put many heads together for the good of individual patients.
As a Training and Supervising Psychoanalyst, Dr. Erwin offers supervision to Candidate/Student Analysts during their training experience. Together, they explore the psychological dynamics in various cases (Pre-or-Post Control Supervision), or they may devote a year’s work of supervision on one case (Control Case Supervision) in once a week meetings. During this time, the supervisory focus is to help establish a trustworthy therapeutic alliance between therapist and patient, which is vital in supporting the collaborative work concerning the patient’s transference, the analyst’s countertransference, the internal object world of the patient, the co-created intersubjective world, and how that inner psychological realm affects the various areas of the patients’ lives that are challenged. Dr. Erwin and candidate analyst also navigate the transition from working solely in a supportive therapeutic mode to an in-depth analytic approach, while also helping the supervisees learn how to build their private practices.
“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.” — Henry David Thoreau
Valued as a Psychoanalyst with an Emphasis in Corroborative Family Law Solutions, Dr. Gwyn Erwin provides a number of services within the family law arena:
she sees parent and/or child referrals from 730 Evaluators and Family Law Attorneys in High Conflict Divorce situations, while also serving as an expert witness in Court in the areas of Development and Trauma
“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.”
— Anaïs Nin
Dr. Gwyn Erwin has taught for several decades in a variety of educational institutions from analytic training to graduate programs to private groups. Her areas of expertise include many originally created Psychoanalytic courses, Developmental Programs and classes, Working with Trauma, Writing, and Creativity. Often an invited Instructor at graduate schools, college and university writing programs, and psychoanalytic training institutes, Dr. Erwin can teach for a special weekend or a semester or quarter.
“You miss 100% of the shots you never take.”
— Wayne Gretzky
Dr. Gwyn Erwin has been a keynote and panel presenter at many conferences over the years in the areas of Psychoanalysis, Development, Trauma, Writing, and Creativity. To request her as a Guest Speaker, please see her Contact Information.
Dr. Gwyn Erwin also offers a more interactive form of learning than larger trainings and classroom
or lecture settings. In these small Workshops, whether analytic, writing, or creativity, participants share in confidential and safe environments.
Each group allows for everyone’s full involvement. Monthly schedules are co-created and reliable, supporting each person’s development of
their goals over time.