Psychodynamic Therapy

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As the oldest of the modern approaches to therapy, psychodynamic therapy focuses on potential unconscious processes that may be at the root of clients’ symptoms and behavior. Therapeutic goals include raising the client’s self-awareness and understanding how present choices and circumstances may be influenced by the past, especially early relationships. In essence, the psychodynamic approach fosters clients’ ability to identify and look at unresolved conflicts and understand patterns and coping behaviors that manifest in the present as a result of past dysfunctional relationships and unmet needs. When appropriate, I utilize elements of psychodynamic therapy with clients.