Psychodynamic Therapy is a therapy derived from psychoanalysis, created by Sigmund Freud. Psychodynamic theory aims to enhance a client's self-awareness while helping the client to better understand his or her thoughts, beliefs, and feelings by exploring past experiences.

 

The main assumption of this therapy approach is that the root of all problems lay in the unconscious mind which must be brought forward into the conscious mind before healing can truly begin. Because all problems were formed in childhood, the majority of the sessions would consist of discussing childhood experiences.

 

This therapy approach is, amongst others, effective with:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma