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:
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
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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