Dr. Melinda Z. Aaskov received her Psy.D. in Psychoanalysis from Newport Psychoanalytic Institute where she is currently a Training and Supervising Analyst. In addition, Dr. Aaskov has been the Admissions Chair at Newport Psychoanalytic Institute for the past 5 years. Dr. Aaskov's main area of study at the Institute was dreams; how they create a deeper understanding of the patient, how they can move the patient along in treatment and how, at times, the 'dream' is the only way in to the deeper parts of the patient. Dreams are the inroad to the unconscious. The unconscious part of the mind is the guidepost to perceptions, patterns of behavior and belief systems. Dr. Aaskov believes dream life can play an important role in a patients treatment.

Dr Aaskov specializes in attachment and understands how early relationships impact how we feel and think. Disruptions in attachment create challenges in relationships, work, motivation and drive among others. Understanding one´s story and giving voice to that can lead to much needed grief work allowing for a process that is uplifting and transformative in nature.

Dr. Aaskov has been in practice for over 20 years.