Psychodynamic Therapist in Birmingham, Alabama
Do you ever feel unable to cope with your problems? Do you lack confidence? Do you feel indecisive, a feeling of irrational fear or anger?
Your present-day psychological pain is likely the result of past experiences. Psychodynamic therapy is an approach to promote better mental health in face of depression, anxiety disorders and other psychological issues involves exploration of past circumstances, self-reflection and self-examination.
Psychodynamic therapy is a tested form of management and treatment for depression, as well as other mental health conditions, including:
- Anxiety and panic disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Stress-based physical pain
- Personality disorders
- Persistent grief or feeling of isolation
The techniques of psychodynamic therapy are partially based around the theories of neurologist and psychoanalysis expert Sigmund Freud, that most human suffering, particularly psychological problems, are determined during childhood development.
How does psychodynamic therapy work?
This form of therapy is typically long-term, and primarily involves expression. Based on the verbal expression of your feelings and motives—which previously hid in your unconscious mind—I will help you connect your conflicts to a certain time. The better you understand your past influences, the better you can resolve those conflicts in your therapy sessions.
Having trained in experiential psychotherapy techniques and studied individuals suffering from various mental health disorders, I can help you understand the basics of what makes you tick, give you the tools to change, and establish long-term coping strategies to your life challenges.