WASHINGTON—Psychodynamic psychotherapy is effective for a wide range of mental health symptoms, including depression, anxiety, panic and stress-related physical ailments, and the benefits of the therapy grow after treatment has ended, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association...
I think all styles of talk therapy have the potential to serve any open and willing person well. With that being said, I believe that there are underlying issues to every presenting problem. I feel that if we can explore the root causes, we may be able to eradicate not only the presenting problem(s), but also explore and gain awareness into deep-seated patterns and behaviors, which often promotes more lasting change.
My preferred way of working is from Psychodynamic perspective with a focus on Attachment Theory. I have been trained in other treatment approaches like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, which I often utilize when the treatment calls for it.
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Object Relations is a theory of the human personality developed from the study of the therapist-patient relationship as it reflects the mother-infant dyad. The theory holds that the infant’s experience in relationship with the mother, or primary caregiver, is the primary determinant of personality formation...