Stormy Smoleny Ph.D., LMHC, NCPsyA is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in
the State of Florida (MH1448), a Licensed Psychoanalyst in New York State
(000595-1), and a Nationally Certified Psychoanalyst (P931223). She has a
Post-doc certification in Psychoanalysis, a Doctorate degree in Counseling
Psychology, and a Masters degree in Management/Organizational Psychology.
She has been in private practice for approximately twenty-five years, and
has worked with individuals, couples, families, and groups. Before going
into a clinical practice, she worked as an organizational psychologist
assisting organizations with teambuilding, stress management, and conflict
resolution. She has also taught psychology courses at Miami-Dade College for
over thirty years.
Dr. Smoleny’s preferred method of treatment is psychoanalysis, which is defined
as the observation, description, evaluation, and interpretation of dynamic
unconscious mental processes that contribute to the formation of personality and
behavior. Her goal is to identify and resolve unconscious psychic problems that
affect interpersonal relationships and emotional development, to facilitate
changes in personality and behavior, and to develop adaptive functioning.
Dr. Smoleny’s specialty is modern psychoanalysis. This is an orientation that
offers a corrective emotional experience rather than intellectual
interpretations and explanations. The term corrective emotional experience
means that the patient is healed through emotional communication and interaction
with the analyst. Within an emotionally corrective setting there is opportunity
for the release of negative emotion, for emotional needs to be met, and for
awareness to naturally evolve. It is an environment that fosters maturation and
development through a present-moment healing experience.
Dr. Smoleny has also studied philosophy, spirituality, metaphysics, nutrition,
exercise, and alternative healing. For those who prefer a more holistic approach
to psychotherapy, she offers a unique blend of traditional and non-traditional