Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Psychodynamic therapy, also known as insight-oriented therapy, focuses on the psychological roots of emotional suffering.

The hallmarks of a psychodynamic approach to therapy include:

  • Self-reflection and examination
  • Exploration of the dynamics of one’s family of origin
  • Dreamwork
  • The use of the relationship between therapist and patient (transference and countertransference) as both a window into problematic relationship patterns in the patient’s life and an avenue of transformation

Through self-knowledge and awareness, psychodynamic psychotherapy can not only alleviate the most obvious symptoms, but help individuals lead healthier lives.