Dr. Olivares is originally from Chile. He is a bilingual/bicultural psychoanalyst bringing a unique cultural perspective to his clinical work, supervision, and teaching. Clinically, Dr. Olivares views emotional issues through psychological techniques designed to identify the impact of early relationships and developmental conflicts. His focus is to develop insight into the clients’ current issues and the defensive structures built to protect them from psychological pain. This approach allows for an understanding of symptoms, defenses linking them to fears that lay deep in the unconscious, which helps develop the capacity to make structural changes and promote psychological growth.