What Is Psychodynamic Psychotherapy?
Psychodynamic psychotherapy is a method of verbal communication that is used to help a person find relief from emotional pain. It attributes emotional problems to the patient’s subconscious motives and conflicts. It is for this reason that psychodynamic psychotherapy can be such an effective treatment.
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Can Be Described as Either Expressive or Supportive
Expressive therapy is based on the concept that the difficulties we experience in adult life originate in childhood. Children typically do not possess the maturity for making effective choices, but since they go through their own problems, they have to develop some way of coping with the situations they face. As we enter adulthood, the methods of adapting that were developed in childhood are no longer effective, yet many people don’t realize they’ve outgrown these tactics. Through the guidance of a therapist a person can be taught more appropriate ways of solving problems based on their new level of maturity and independence.
Supportive therapy, on the other hand, is an approach used to relieve immediate distress. It serves to return the patient to their previous level of functioning and strengthens the adaptive ways of problem management that the individual already possesses. The goal of this type of therapy is to prevent further discomfort.
Expressive and supportive therapies represent two different categories of psychodynamic psychotherapy, but this doesn’t necessarily mean they should be considered separate from each other. Most therapeutic treatments will include at least a little of each approach depending on the needs of the patient.
When Is Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Utilized?
We can help you if you feel you have persistent feelings of sadness, loneliness or anxiety. People seek therapeutic treatment for a variety of reasons, including:
- Prolonged sadness
- Persistent feelings of isolation and loneliness
- Sexual difficulties
Psychodynamic psychotherapy could be suggested for these reasons or for any patient who has been unable to develop a stable resolution to their troubles on their own. At the end of the treatment, the patient should:
- Continue to handle difficulties in a more adaptive manner
- Experience improved interpersonal relationships
- Experience improved productivity at work
- Continue to develop new insights into his or her thoughts, feelings, and behavior
Psychodynamic psychotherapy for treatment in Delray Beach, FL and also across the United States via teletherapy.
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What We Treat
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Types of Therapy
The Center offers cutting edge therapy designed to get you on the road to a speedy recovery. We will help you to learn how to live your daily life free from the fears or compulsions that inhibit you or your child’s ability to complete each day’s tasks.
More Ways to Get Help Now
The Center offers cutting edge therapy designed to get you on the road to a speedy recovery. We know that you can’t always make it into our office for your session. Which is why we now provide teletherapy. You can get support from the comfort of your own home. We offer cognitive behavior therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, mindfulness meditation, group therapy, and medication. Depending on your needs, here’s how you can get help now:
Online or Phone Therapy
For individuals around the country or those wanting help from the comfort of your own home, we offer therapy via Facetime, Skype or phone.
In Person Treatment
We have professionals available 7 days a week. Our offices are conveniently located in the Boca/Delray area.
Intensive Outpatient Programs
For those who prefer a more short-term approach we offer intensive sessions for individuals or groups. Perfect for those with a less flexible work schedule.
When it comes to anxiety or mood disorders we specialize in treating the whole person, not just your symptoms. In all of our programs your comfort, privacy and long-term success are paramount.