Understanding How a client came to be Who They Are

Psychodynamic therapy is an evidence-based therapy that looks at ages, life stages, and the family system. In other words, we look at what stage a client is in their lives, what their chronological age of development is, and what role their family plays in their present life. Psychodynamic therapy looks at how various dynamics interrupted, “normal development,” for the client.

Psychodynamic Treatment?

The Goals of Psychodynamic Treatment

The goal of psychodynamic therapy is to understand how a client came to be who they are and identify what developmental tasks are left to work through. We increase client self-awareness as well as their understanding of how past experiences influence their present behavior.

Increase self-awareness

Increase understanding of how the past influences the present

With a psychodynamic foundation, the client begins to take more creative control of their life and maintains a healthy sense of self to prepare them for the future. We affirm who the person is, identify their needs, and identify healthy sources to meet those needs.

How Psychodynamic Therapy is Implemented

How Psychodynamic Therapy is Implemented

Psychodynamic therapy is implemented using a variety of methods that create a space of exploration between the therapist, the client, and when applicable, the group.

During the sessions we examine how the events of a client’s childhood may have had a great influence on their adult life, ultimately shaping their personality. We examine the developmental tasks in each stage of growth which provides insight into areas of recurring conflict, re-enactment in relationships, and dysfunctional patterns of communication and behavior.

The End Result:

The client gains insight into the origins of their patterns which provides them with opportunity for behavioral intervention, practice, and change.

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