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

As a psychiatric provider, I approach patient care with empathy, compassion, and a commitment to personalized treatment. I believe in taking a holistic approach to mental health and value building trusting and collaborative relationships with my patients, where open communication and mutual respect are paramount. I strive to create a safe and non-judgmental space.
Your health and well-being are at the heart of everything I do, and I look forward to supporting you on your journey to better mental health and overall wellness. I’m licensed to provide care in Minnesota, California, Arizona, Florida, New York, Massachusets & Illinois. We can meet conveniently via secure, HIPAA-compliant video sessions in the time and place that works best for you.
I work with clients who may be struggling with family conflict, partnership phase of life issues and individuals seeking to meet their goals through strength-based methods to build confidence, empower families and partners to move relationships to the next level. During our initial sessions, we will explore the presenting issues then collaborate to create a strength-base goals plan.

Henrietta Okpala, PMHNP-BC

New York

New York

Prospective clients considering collaborating with me should understand that my approach is rooted in empathy, selflessness, and attentive listening. I prioritize creating a non-judgmental space where individuals feel heard, understood, and supported. My commitment to holistic care encompasses addressing emotional, mental, and relational aspects of well-being. Through genuine empathy and a clie...
At the core of my practice is the belief in personalized care. I am passionate about developing tailored treatment plans that resonate with the unique needs of each client. My methodology encompasses evidence-based pharmacological and non-pharmacological modalities, ensuring a holistic and effective approach to mental health care.
I work with adolescents and adults suffering from mood and anxiety disorders, complex trauma, women’s issues, narcissistic abuse, attachment issues, and personality disorders. I also work with couples to improve communication, develop healthy conflict-resolution skills, and create a long-term family vision and mission that restores harmony in everyday life.