Psychoanalysis has been in existence for more than one hundred years and it is practiced in one form or another throughout the world. Since it's origins with Sigmund Freud it has evolved into multiple schools and traditions which vary theoretically, regionally, and clinically. Dr. Ysern practices within the Lacanian tradition based on the work of the French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan (1901 - 1981). This approach differs from the better-known psychoanalysis of cartoon fame in that it does not require sessions 4 times a week nor the use of a couch but rather adjusts the frequency of visits, length of sessions, and use of the couch to the clinical needs of the analysand. However, a more important distinction is that Lacanian psychoanalysis is based on a return to Freud's original discoveries in terms of language and not as a one-person (ego) nor a two person (relational) psychology . This difference remains fundamental to this day and defines any Lacanian approach to psychoanalysis.