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Gain Self-Awareness with the Help of Psychodynamic Therapy

The field of psychodynamic therapy can help you work through many problems, including depression, relationship issues, childhood trauma, or deep-seated negative emotions.
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Psychodynamic therapy is a type of therapy that enables you to tap into the unconscious part of your mind to resolve issues. Modern psychodynamic therapy is often referred to as “talk therapy” and is popular for individual therapy as well as couples counseling. You will work with a therapist to dig into issues from your childhood. This is because, in psychodynamic therapy, it is believed that the issues that individuals encountered during their childhood shaped them significantly. A few different psychotherapy techniques are used in the process.

The Most Common Psychodynamic Therapy Techniques

There are a few main goals of psychodynamic therapy. The first is to enhance your self-awareness or awareness of yourself. The second is to help you understand how your past relates to the feelings, thoughts, and beliefs you have now. 

One of the main reasonings for psychodynamic therapy is that your problems stem from the unconscious part of your mind. This is why you must be self-aware in order to discover this part and deal with these problems. When using psychodynamic therapy techniques, I will encourage you to talk about what you are feeling. This will allow me to identify patterns that repeat themselves in your behavior. These psychodynamic therapy techniques will help you learn how these patterns affect you.

There are several types of psychodynamic therapy available. They include:

  • Brief psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychodynamic art and music therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy for adults
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How to Define Psychodynamic Therapy

To define psychodynamic therapy, you should understand that I take a holistic approach. This means I focus on how things affect all of your mind, not just one part. This type of therapy is designed to help you explore all of your emotions.

To further define psychodynamic therapy, I will work to help you find patterns in your thoughts and emotions. Psychodynamic therapy for depression can be an effective treatment for some individuals to help you talk through your issues. It can also help you understand how your behavior is affected by unresolved feelings. 

One type of therapy that is used for depression is psychodynamic interpersonal therapy. It is an extremely in-depth conversation between you and the therapist. This is generally a fairly short-term psychodynamic therapy treatment because it has relatively quick results. 

If you are interested in adult counseling in Arvada, CO; Golden, CO; or Wheat Ridge, CO, I would love to help you at Transformation Therapy, LLC. Whether you are working through depression, relationship problems, or other issues, psychodynamic therapy can help. Contact me today for more information.