With the formation of the TBCPH, Aisha Abbasi M.D. hopes to establish, in the Tampa Bay area, a small, private, therapeutic center where patients are offered affordable, high quality psychodynamic/psychoanalytic psychotherapy. All prospective patients will receive a free 20 minute initial phone consultation with Dr Abbasi. After that, patients will be assigned to one of the excellent therapists working at the Clinic.
Dr. Abbasi will regularly discuss with therapists, the clinical work they are doing, so that patients receive the best possible care. Dr. Abbasi will be available to take on a very limited number of patients for psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. The Clinic currently treats adults only (age 21 onward). In later years, the Clinic may be prepared to work with adolescents, children, and their families.
Dr. Aisha Abbasi
About Dr. Abbasi:
She completed her Psychiatry Residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI.and sub specialized in Psychoanalysis at the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute (MPI). She is a Training and Supervising Analyst at MPI, and the Institute's immediate Past President.
She teaches, and supervises the clinical work of, professionals at MPI who are in the process of becoming psychoanalysts. In addition, she teaches or has taught at most of the Psychiatry Residency Programs, and some of the graduate school programs (for Social Work and Psychology) in the Metro Detroit area. All of this teaching is done on a pro bono basis.
She is the author of the book The Rupture of Serenity: External Intrusions and Psychoanalytic Technique (Karnac, 2014). She has published and presented widely, both nationally and internationally, on a variety of analytic topics, and has been presented several awards for her analytic writing and teaching.
Dr Abbasi practices psychoanalysis and psychotherapy in West Bloomfield, MI. She is licensed to practice medicine in Florida and in Michigan. Florida License number: ME 135163. She and her husband have close family ties in Tampa and enjoy both Florida and Michigan.
Dr Abbasi also has the honor of being selected one of the Best Doctors in America, for seventeen consecutive years (2001--2018). Only 4% of U.S. physicians are selected for this honor, which can not be solicited nor paid for. Best Doctors, Inc. polls other physicians to ask which physician they would go to, or refer loved ones to, if they had a problem that needed attention. Physicians nominated by other physicians in this way, are then voted for (or against) by a large group of other physicians. Dr Abbasi is honored and grateful for this longstanding recognition from her peers, and constantly strives to do the very best for her patients.
Dr Abbasi is a member of The American Psychoanalytic Association and The Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute and Society. She participates regularly in Continued Medical Education through both these organizations. In addition, she is the President of The Group for the Study of The Psychoanalytic Process ( GSPP) which meets in Princeton twice a year, to allow its members to learn more about clinical work, together, and in great depth.
Aisha Abbasi has a deep love of poetry in all languages. Her own collection of Urdu poetry " Ek Duniya Meray Ander Hai" ( The World Within) was published in 2007. A number of poems from this collection were translated into English and published in The American Psychoanalyst (TAP) the Newsletter of The American Psychoanalytic Association.
Dr Abbasi is also an active Volunteer, having donated thousands of hours, over the course of her career, to various causes and organizations. Currently, she serves, on a pro bono basis, as the Executive Director of The Mel Bornstein Clinic in Farmington Hills, MI. A Supporting Organization of The Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute, this Clinic offers psychoanalysis and psychotherapy at a reduced fee, and accepts Insurances.