“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”—Maimonides
Dr. Tuch believes strongly in the value of talking treatments and the thrust of his practice is seeing patients in individual psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. Dr. Tuch believes in fashioning treatments that are custom tailored to the unique needs of each individual he sees. He maintains an active interest in, and has published papers that explore the factors that make psychotherapy effective.
Dr. Tuch capitalizes on his classical training in psychoanalysis by fashioning modern treatments that address the underlying factors that keep individuals from maximizing their potential. Dr. Tuch’s approach to treatment takes into consideration current thinking about such topics as attachment theory, mentalization, and the “relational approach” to treatment. He sees value in helping people understand why they do the things they do: why they repeat self-defeating behaviors, how they keep themselves from achieving what they’d like to achieve, and what keeps them from becoming the person they’d like to become.