Psychodynamic therapy is a form of talk therapy rooted in theories of psychoanalysis and is the oldest form of modern therapy. The goal of psychodynamic therapy is self-awareness and self-reflection. The use of the relationship between therapist and client is often used as a mirror of relationship patterns throughout the client’s life. Additionally, psychodynamic therapy focuses on addressing repressed emotions and understanding how past dynamics and relationships may affect your present self. Through understanding and analyzing earlier experiences, emotions, and relationships one can make positive change in their current life.
Psychodynamic therapy has been found to be effective in the treatment of depression and other forms of psychological disorders such as addiction, eating disorders and anxiety disorders.