What is Psychodynamic Therapy?

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Psychodynamic Therapy focuses primarily on revealing the contents of a person’s unconscious mind to become more aware and, eventually, more integrated with their whole self.

Psychodynamic Therapy focuses on helping people gain insight and develop a deeper understanding of their emotions and how they relate in the world. This comprehension can happen by understanding and releasing past experiences, developing skills that facilitate growth, or engaging in a safe, therapeutic relationship.

Counselors can use Psychodynamic Therapy in individual, group, couple, or family sessions. It can be helpful for a wide range of mental health concerns.

Critical to the process of Psychodynamic Therapy is the ability of the person seeking counseling to speak freely about their thoughts, emotions, and perceptions of experiences. Your therapist will help you address any defense mechanisms you use to avoid dealing with unconscious material. They then will help you identify the patterns you engage in and assist you in developing more ways of relating.

Therapists Who Specialize in Using Psychodynamic Therapy

Erin Falconer, PhD, MSc, LMSW

New York

New York

I aim to create a safe space to collaboratively process trauma and work on issues such as anxiety, depression, chronic illness, relationship struggles, abuse, life and career concerns, and issues around identity and creative expression. I also specialize in helping people recover from coercive control and influence, including survivors of cultic abuse and high demand groups.

Diana Soler, MHC-LP


New York

Transformation Counseling Services, LLC is an online health practice whose mission to provide affordable and accessible culturally responsive counseling to individuals from historically marginalized communities. Our therapists understand the critical need for decolonized counseling spaces and access to providers from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Nicole Jackson, LCSW-C



I believe that effective therapy is rooted in the importance of the individual, and built on trust, comfortability, and unconditional empathy. My treatment approach is person-centered, using methods such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Strength-Based skills, and Behavioral Modification. I value taking the time to understand my clients’ passions so that I can integrate these into their tr...

Christina Lucey-Ventura, MA, LMFT

Los Angeles


In person and teletherapy available! I am an EMDR trained therapist who works with individuals of all ages, couples, families and groups. I believe that therapy is most transformative when the therapist positions themselves not as an expert or evaluator, but as a non-judgemental & empathic collaborator. My hope is to create a space for you to feel safe and supported and to have your multila...