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