What it is:
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy can be a rich and powerful experience of growth and change. Through an attuned exploration of patterns of thoughts, feelings and behaviors, we can uncover a more authentic self, free from stuck, repetitive, and discouraging patterns. Psychodynamic therapy invites us to look at the many co-existing feelings, attitudes, and beliefs that make up our complex inner worlds. Understanding these different aspects of ourselves strengthens a self compassion and resiliency as it removes self criticism, shame, and doubt.
How it works:
My psychotherapy practice seeks to provide support, relief, and awareness to those who are psychologically suffering. Life struggles can be explored both in their present day contexts, as well as what led to these problems. A variety of issues can be treated within a psychodynamic framework. Depression, anxiety, grief, and shame, are often some of the core emotions underlying the issues that bring people to therapy. Our minds and bodies naturally want to move us away from these pains. Yet to achieve a lasting remedy for these problems, a working through and ‘digestion’ of one’s own emotional life allows pain to be resolved. Psychodynamic therapy is one of the only treatments to address present day problems AND the underlying patterns that keep them in place.
Who it works for:
For some people, therapy focuses on how this pain manifests in current day struggles of anxiety, depression, or relationship problems. For others, there is a need to address unresolved grief, trauma, and loss. In either case,
an empathic and curious exploration of your personal story and experiences can help to heal by releasing from old patterns and feelings, and finding new meaning for our lives.