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Psychodynamic Therapy

Psychodynamic Therapy (PDT) is a type of “talk therapy” and is perhaps the oldest form of therapy used today. This type of therapy is based on Freudian psychology developed by the famous psychologist, Sigmund Freud.

Psychodynamic Therapy focuses on unconscious processes as they are manifested in the client’s present behavior. The goals of psychodynamic therapy are self-awareness and an understanding of how the past influences present behavior.

Psychodynamic Therapy is for people who want to find greater meaning in their lives, improve self-awareness, and explore and understand the influence of the past on present behavior and emotions. During therapy sessions, the client will explore distressing thoughts and feelings and consider how the past might be affecting their life in the present. This type of therapy can allow the client to explore their dreams, fears, and desires as a source of information about how they view themselves and others and to help them make sense of problematic experiences in their life. The Psychodynamic Therapy approach focuses on helping clients recognize and then address defense mechanisms which are reactions and behaviors the client uses to avoid distressing thoughts and feelings.

Most of the time, Psychodynamic Therapy is long term, with weekly, bi-weekly or monthly sessions lasting and hour or more each session. Therapy with this approach may last for months and sometimes for years.

If you interested in the insight and personal growth that can be gained from Psychodynamic Therapy, call Phoenix Counseling & Trauma Treatment Center today at (856) 213-5584 to schedule an appointment.

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