Psychodynamic therapy is a form of talk therapy that explores how unconscious thoughts and emotions influence behavior. It is rooted in the principles of psychoanalysis with the goal of bringing the unconscious mind into consciousness and helping individuals gain insight into their emotions and behavior, ultimately leading to self-awareness and personal growth.
Psychodynamic therapy helps us to realize that many of our thoughts, feelings, and motives are unconscious, meaning we are not fully aware of them. These unconscious elements can influence our behaviors and relationships.
Psychodynamic therapy often explores how early childhood experiences and relationships with caregivers can shape personality and emotional patterns in adulthood, and clients are encouraged to speak freely without censorship, allowing their thoughts and feelings to flow naturally. This process can reveal unconscious thoughts and emotions.
Therapist and Client
The relationship between the therapist and the client is crucial. A safe and trusting therapeutic relationship provides a foundation for exploring deep-seated emotions and thoughts as the therapist interprets the client's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, offering insights and interpretations to help the client gain self-awareness and understanding.
Psychodynamic therapy is often long-term and explores underlying issues comprehensively. It aims for lasting change by addressing the root causes of emotional difficulties and is used to treat a range of emotional and psychological issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma, and relationship problems. While it's one of the oldest forms of therapy, many contemporary therapists integrate psychodynamic techniques with other therapeutic approaches for a more holistic treatment approach. It's important to find a therapist who aligns with your needs and preferences, as the therapeutic relationship is fundamental to the effectiveness of psychodynamic therapy.
Psychodynamic Therapy at Resolutions Therapy Practice
At Resolutions Therapy Practice we offer a variety of treatment approaches, including Psychodynamic Therapy. Our goal is to help you come to the resolution you are seeking.
Listed below are the primary treatment approaches we offer. If you have questions about any of these, or about techniques for healing that are not listed here, please CONTACT US for more information.