mental health, therapy, counseling and psychology terms glossary

Psychodynamic Therapy

Psychodynamic Therapy, also known as insight-oriented therapy, is an in-depth form of talk therapy and can help to overcome difficult feelings and emotions. The focus of psychodynamic therapy is self-awareness and understanding of how the past can be a prominent influence on the feelings and behaviors we experience in the present. The therapist encourages conversation about whatever is on the mind of the patient – this tends to reveal patterns and issues that were previously unrecognized and now they can be addressed.

This form of therapy is commonly used to treat depression, anxiety, addiction, eating disorders, and social anxiety disorders. Psychodynamic therapy can help individuals increase their quality of life by shining insight into the way they think and feel.

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