Psychodynamic therapy can be helpful to most people. Some groups we treat at Westside Psych include:
Psychodynamic therapy can help you:
Psychodynamic therapy can help with a range of conditions and problems. Some of them are included below:
Psychodynamic therapy aims to help individuals to develop insight regarding how they pursue conflicts based on their past experiences and early development. This approach focuses on emotional development and helping individuals to track their different emotional states.
Main areas of focus:
While you will experience improvements in symptoms, psychodynamic therapy is not a symptoms-based approach. That is, it does not aim to remove symptoms one by one by teaching you strategies or techniques. Instead, it aims to get at the root causes of issues for more lasting and abiding change.
Indeed, research supports that psychodynamic therapy tends to have better long-term outcomes than symptoms-based approaches such as CBT.
Psychodynamic therapy is evidence-based and has lasting long-term outcomes. Psychodynamic therapy has been found to have similar outcomes to CBT in terms of symptom reduction. An advantage of psychodynamic therapy over CBT is that these outcomes tend to last longer. With CBT, symptom reduction tends to decay sooner.
Psychodynamic therapy has also been associated with lasting personality changes. Click here for more on the evidence.
Set up a consultation today. Meet with one of our therapists to determine if psychodynamic therapy is right for you.
“It is a joy to be hidden, and disaster not to be found.” – D. Winnicott