Psychodynamic Psychotherapy–traditional “talk therapy”–looks to increase insight about interpersonal patterns and conflicts, which are understood to be rooted in the unconscious and are therefore difficult to access.
Though Psychodynamic Psychotherapy has its roots in psychoanalytic theory, classic psychoanalytic methods are rarely used. (The image of the therapist who rarely speaks while the client lies on a couch talking is more easily found in cartoons than in therapy offices.)
Self-awareness is the goal in this type of therapy–an increased understanding of just what makes us tick. It can be very effective in combating anxiety, especially when used in combination with CBT and other therapy approaches.
Call to discuss whether psychodynamic therapy is a fit for you and to arrange a first appointment: (323) 739-4322