Conveniently located in the heart of Miami's Design District, with easy access from I-195/I-95, Biscayne Boulevard and with ample street and private parking, the office is set in a turn-of-the-century Miami Estate with absolute privacy. No receptionist or other patients are present as you enter the waiting area for your allotted therapy session.
We are what we think, and what we think becomes our perception. Our perception becomes our anatomy. In essence, every thought you think forms a connection of nerves (neurons). If you think the same way frequently, you form a bundle of nerves, creating a highway of thought. The highway is maintained by neurochemicals.
Part of an effective treatment is to understand how and why those highways formed and learning to think or perceive differently. This creates new pathways and actually changes neuro-anatomy and neurochemicals.
Treatment is about understanding what things in your past affect who you are today, and by re-understanding the perceived past, you can be empowered to think and feel differently in the present. The treatment process requires hard-work, dedication and a willingness to confront perceptions. I invite you to consider a consultation.
Specializing in Therapy for depression, obsessions, anxiety, anger, aloofness, intimacy, problems coping with life stressors and many other maladies. Treatment modalities include Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis, and Couples Therapy.
Doctor Rostant can prescribe medications if a patient is in concurrent psychotherapy with him.
Dr. Rostant is a Medical Doctor board certified in Psychiatry with training in Adult Psychiatry, Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psycho-analysis.
Regarding Insurance: Although Doctor Rostant is unable to accept Health Insurance, he provides a bill at the end of the month which can be presented to your PPO or POS for reimbursement as per Insurance Provider policy
All medical records are kept completely confidential
It would be logical to explain first how the mind is formed and how it functions, before explaining how symptoms arise and how they can be treated. One’s character is formed by a formidable wallop of genetics, not implying that all genes must be expressed or suppressed. Then this genetic medley is mixed with one’s life experiences with the world as it comes into contact with one’s nature. These experiences become superimposed upon each other, layers upon layers of experiences and feelings, from birth until departure. The core essence of oneself is termed the Ego. Our very basic needs to survive, reproduce, eat, fight, enjoy and play, characteristics found in most living species, comprise a piece of our mental functioning called the Id.
Since remembering every frustration would be over-taxing on any person, thwarting the capacity to forgive and forget and persist in harmony amongst others, the mind develops a system of keeping things removed, creating an un-conscious. As we become more neurologically sophisticated, the mind develops the ability to differentiate between right and wrong, good and bad. This functioning element of the psyche, or the mind, is called the Super-Ego, supervising, judging or praising the self or Ego.
We begin to see an inner world of complex interactions between our nature, genes, wishes, frustration, fears, loves and hatreds, all being judged, accepted, admonished by different elements of the mind; and much of this is on un-conscious playing field. If all goes well, there is relative internal peace. If not, we experience an alerting emotion. Hopefully, this is enough warning to change course in some way, if not then we begin to experience symptoms like sadness, irritability, obsessions, hopelessness, isolation and emptiness.
The Ego tries diligently to co-opt any defensive ploy to feel better, like inflation of the self, extreme exercise, withholding of food or love, attacking the perceived culprit, overworking, crying, isolation, ignoring and so many more. After time, we can become misaligned from our feelings of happiness and wholeness.
The basic tenet of therapy is to bring into consciousness and awareness the conflicts within the individual and the role of the individual’s perceptions as they contribute to these conflicts. Like columns holding up roof, each of our defensive methods of surviving are tenaciously held and protected and a person has to build new methods of adaptation before older ones can be relinquished. That takes time, patience, energy and commitment on the patient and therapist’s part. Therapy happens on average twice a week, which allows significant time to make great headway into change.
Sometimes Therapy falls short in it’s capacity to uncover conflicts that are particularly deep-rooted and well guarded by the patient’s defensive structure. Sometimes twice a week does not provide the time or vehicle for significant advancement in the work. Psycho-Analysis, performed on the couch with the therapist sitting behind, and occurring more frequently, effectively creates a space for free association of thoughts and ideas, where the unconscious machinations of conflict, defense and perception can be more easily seen. In the moment of awareness, truth and choice can be interjected, new pathways of thought are created and permanent change evolves.
Everyone brings their own methods of surviving their understanding of reality into their relationships. Habits, traits, control, energies, expectations, denials, sensualities and of-course their own fingerprint of how they love, were loved and want to be loved, this is then thrown into the melee of the space between them and their other. The joy of working with couples, as these things become elucidated and understood as part of the couple’s journey of navigating as a team, is how special the reconnecting can become as awareness clears the way for selflessness on everyone’s part, for the greater experience of loving and being in love.