Psychodynamic psychotherapy is an in-depth form of talk therapy based on theories and principles of psychoanalysis. Compared to traditional psychoanalysis, psychodynamic psychotherapy is focused on both the patient-therapist relationship, as well as on the patient’s interpersonal experiences with his or her world.
The psychodynamic aspect of the talk therapy is to support the patient in recognizing, understanding, accepting, expressing and overcoming negative feelings and repressed emotions. The therapeutic relationship between patient and therapist is one of positive regard, acceptance and understanding without judgement. Together, uncomfortable thoughts and emotions are openly discussed and sorted until piece by piece the puzzle makes more sense to the patient. These developments aid the patient in understanding the meaning of repressed emotions and how they affect the here and now. Patients learn to self-analyze and resolve their current issues independently and long after the therapy has ended.
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy is very effective in treating
- Social Anxiety Disorder
- Eating Disorders
I am a European trained Psychodynamic Psychotherapist with advanced training, and highly experienced in this field with over 15 years of experience supporting others in self-analysis and resolve.