Initially developed in the late 1800s, psychodynamic therapy is one the oldest methods of therapy with many schools of thought falling under its umbrella. This is an insight-oriented therapy in that it focuses on increasing your awareness of the unconscious processes occurring in your mind. Throughout therapy, you will discover how these processes shape your behavior and how your past influences your present actions.You will be able to delve into unresolved past struggles and relationships and realize their current impact on your life.
Psychodynamic therapy can be effective with individuals, couples, and families. One of the hallmarks of a psychodynamic approach is that it considers the client-therapist relationship to be the foundation of effective therapy. This is an approach that is highly relational, empathetic, and free-flowing. Psychodynamic therapists forge a strong relationship with their clients, are client-centered and nonjudgmental.