Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy is based on principles of contemporary psychoanalytic thinking. It’s collaboration between you and your therapist, exploring the internal roots of what’s most troublesome. The focus is often on problems that have persisted for some time and have been difficult to change on your own. Psychoanalytic therapy is frequently referred to by the term psychodynamic therapy. In fact, for many people, the terms are virtually interchangeable.
Psychodynamic Therapy also focuses on the psychological roots of emotional suffering. The hallmarks of any psychodynamic or psychoanalytic approach are self-reflection and self-examination, occurring in interaction with your therapist. These therapies serve as windows into deep-rooted problematic relationship patterns. The goal is not only to alleviate the most obvious symptoms, but also to help people lead more fulfilling and happier lives. In addition, psychodynamic therapy is an evidenced-based model, effective in helping create long lasting change.
Problem Solving Coaching
Situations can arise in which you are faced with a problem in need of concrete solutions or advice rather than extensive exploration of feelings. Problem solving helps you see things from a different viewpoint and provides multiple angles from which to create solutions. Deeper exploration of the roots of the difficulty might occur later on for maximum lasting effectiveness, but the current problem is most pressing. In determining what treatment is appropriate for you, it's helpful to understand the difference between coaching and psychotherapy. Problem solving coaching deals with creating more concrete solutions, whereas psychotherapy focuses on the deeper roots of suffering.
Supportive Psychotherapy is a less intensive kind or work than traditional psychodynamic therapy, used when you might be feeling overwhelmed by life situations and in need of outside, professional understanding and perspective in order to increase your sense of well being and effectiveness. Supportive psychotherapy is an integrated treatment that utilizes psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and interpersonal theory and techniques.
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