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Psychodynamic therapy

Psychodynamic psychotherapy is a form of talk therapy that focuses on helping individuals gain insight into their thoughts, feelings, and behavior. It emphasizes the importance of understanding how unconscious processes, interpersonal dynamics and maladaptive cycles can influence current behaviors and relationships. The goal is to foster awareness and understanding of how early relationships, maladaptive cycles, and experiences have shaped your current patterns of behavior.

How psychodynamic therapy works

During psychodynamic therapy, your Geode therapist will work with you to uncover unresolved conflicts and experiences that are influencing current behavior. This is typically done by talking about past relationships, significant life events, and recurrent interpersonal patterns and conflicts.

Your therapist will provide support and guidance as you work to gain insight and understanding into your thoughts, feelings, and behavior. This process can help you overcome and understand yourself by exploring the underlying causes of distress, becoming “unstuck” with your dysfunctional cycles and developing healthier coping strategies.

How long does psychodynamic therapy last?

Psychodynamic therapy can be a longer process since it requires a significant level of trust and openness between the client and therapist. However, you and your therapist can also agree to focus in on a few goals which can make it a more time limited process. Throughout this process, you should feel supported and heard by your therapist as they work together to achieve your goals.

Benefits of psychodynamic therapy

Psychodynamic therapy can provide a variety of benefits, including:

  • Helping you understand the source of your distress and develop healthier coping strategies

  • Improving communication in relationships by better understanding yourself and others

  • Providing insight into how past experiences influence current behavior

  • Understanding yourself better in order to have healthier relationships and become “unstuck” with maladaptive cycles and patterns

  • Increasing self-esteem and confidence

  • Developing healthier thought patterns and behaviors

Conditions that psychodynamic therapy can help treat

Psychodynamic psychotherapy can help treat a wide range of psychological issues, including:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

  • Trauma

  • Personality disorders

  • Substance use disorders

If you’re struggling with any of the above issues or other psychological issues, psychodynamic therapy may help. Your Geode therapist is here to help you explore your thoughts, feelings, and behavior in a supportive environment while creating a clear path toward a healthier life.

Find a psychodynamic therapist at Geode Health

At Geode Health, we understand that everyone’s mental health needs are different. We provide individualized therapy plans to each of our clients and offer a variety of evidence-based therapies including psychodynamic psychotherapy. Connect with one of our experienced mental health providers today to start your journey toward improved emotional well-being.

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