It is a small but significant moment when a distinguished psychoanalyst such as Anna Freud takes over the Internet’s home page for a day. Such was the case this month when Google devoted one of its trademark “doodles” to Ms. Freud’s work and legacy.
As this article describes, Anna Freud deepened and expanded her father’s work, taking a particular interest in the psychology and pathology of children. Her teachings led her to assume a number of prestigious posts, where she continued to preach her singular devotion to the emotional issues of young people:
Freud became a member of the Vienna Psychoanalytical Society after presenting her paper “Beating Fantasies and Daydreams” in 1922 and became a director in 1935 of the Vienna Psychoanalytical Training Institute. . . .
When the second world war broke out, Freud opened the Hampstead War Nursery for children who had been left homeless, and often orphaned, as a result of the conflict. Her research into the impact of stress and separation on children was published along with Dorothy Burlingham.
Although our therapists owe a great deal to the Freuds, we are also proud to offer the vanguard in professional thought about issues such as relationship therapy, depression therapy, and gay-friendly therapy. At PPSC, we also offer low-cost therapy and plenty of flexible choices to patients, young and old, who want to understand themselves and their struggles more clearly.