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I offer an initial consultation at no charge. You can find out more about the psychoanalytic process and get a sense of who I am.  Together, we can use this opportunity to determine what could be helpful.

 In the therapeutic consultation...the client begins to feel that understanding may perhaps be available and that communication at a deep level may become possible. Winnicott, 1971

    My view of the psychoanalytic process encompasses the developmental nature of our life - of our present and past experiences. Through our communication, we work toward the discovery of one’s independence, creativity, and individuality - that is, becoming a person. 



Words are...our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.

J K Rowling 



I qualified in psychoanalysis with Anna Freud and her colleagues at the Hampstead Clinic in London (Now The Anna Freud Centre)


The Anna Freud Centre - London

       Psychoanalytic Qualification

(formerly The Hampstead Course and Clinic)  


University of Michigan - M.A. 

DePaul University College of Law - Juris Doctor 

  • 30+ years of experience with adults, children, and adolescents in individual psychoanalytic therapy

  • Parent guidance

  • Teaching and supervising faculty for College of Medicine, University of Arizona, Department of Psychiatry 

    • Diagnostic Classification​

    • Child and Adolescent Development

    • Psychotherapeutic Technique

  • Teaching at the British Association of Psychotherapists and the Colorado Center for Psychoanalytic Studies

  • Co-founded the Southwest Center for Psychoanalytic Studies (Arizona) 

  • Adjunct Teaching Faculty at the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute


Contact Information 


8700 E Vista Bonita Dr

Suite 116

Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Skype address: rudy.oldeschulte 

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    The limits of thought are not so much set from outside, by the fullness or poverty of experiences that meet the mind, as from within, by the power of conception, the wealth of formulative notions with which the mind meets experiences.  Most new discoveries are suddenly-seen things that were always there.  A new idea is a light that illuminates presences which simply had no form for us before the light fell on them.  We turn the light here, there, and everywhere, and the limits of thought recede before it.  Susanne K. Langer  

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