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Depression – Psychodynamic Therapy



Psychodynamic therapy is where you sit with a therapist and talk in a more open-ended free flowing conversation. Typically, therapists will either give you their insights or their perceptions on the dynamics that are going on in the therapy session or that you describe with other people outside the therapy session. Psychodynamic therapy can often be very helpful for patients who don’t really know what’s wrong with them. They just have a general feeling that something might be wrong. Oftentimes this therapy can be open-ended as well as patient-driven. Sometimes you’ll have an active psychodynamic therapist who will talk with you one on one. Other times you’ll have someone who sits there and listens and gives you their feedback occasionally. Whenever you’re doing psychodynamic therapy, the most important thing to consider is fit. If you don’t feel that your therapist is a good fit for you, tell him or her that you think that you would like to see a different therapist and they’ll provide a referral. Psychodynamic therapy can be for everybody. You don’t need to be depressed or anxious to enter psychodynamic therapy and get something out of it. Psychodynamic therapy can help you see all the different aspects about yourself that maybe you couldn’t see on your own. It can help you succeed in a wide variety of realms. Relationship, business, social. Psychodynamic therapy is different than talking to just a friend because your psychodynamic therapist is there to help you. They’re professionally trained to work with you, to try and help you explore in a nonjudgmental way your issues.

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