Frank Faranda is a clinical psychologist with 15 years of experience in private practice. He spends his days helping people deal with fear: not only its most obvious manifestations – such as crippling anxiety or the fear of imminent harm from abusive parents, partners, or even societal threats – but also a broader quality of fearfulness that appears to operate within all of us to some degree, regardless of our diagnosis, gender, class or education. He has helped thousands of patients and conducted more than 30,000 hours of depth psychotherapy, with particular expertise in attachment theory, Jungian analysis, psychoanalysis, and 'parts work'. Along the way, he has expanded his practice to include insights from neuroscience and neurobiology, and has published papers in Psychoanalytic Inquiry and the Journal of Psychotherapy Integration.
Faranda earned his master’s degree in developmental psychology and education from Columbia University, Teacher’s College, and his PhD in clinical psychology from the Derner Institute at Adelphi University. He was awarded postdoctoral fellowships from New York University’s Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, and the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, where he trained in neuropsychological testing and cognitive remediation. Between 2003 and 2012, he taught several semesters of both 'The Development of the Self' and 'An Introduction to Jung' courses at The New School in New York. Over the past several years he has published academic articles on mind, metaphor and imagination guest-edited two themed journal issues for Psychoanalytic Inquiry.