Soileau Partners Psychotherapy - Kansas City, MO
"Psychoanalytic psychotherapy relies on collaboration in which the patient and therapist work together to explore unconscious feelings, thoughts, and conflicts through talk. The frequency of sessions are typically once to three times a week; it can be customized to the needs of the patient. During psychotherapy, the patient can either sit upright, opposite of the therapist or lay down on the couch.
Psychoanalytic psychotherapy uses free association to place importance on the unconscious, and the centrality of the patient-therapist relationship. This treatment is expecially suited for those who need to get to the root of long-term problems and patterns that continually crop up and get in the way of living a fulfilled life.
Some people seek help because of repeated failures brough about by self-destructive patterns of behavior. Others come because the way they are-their character-substantially limits their freedom and their pleasures. Still others want to definitively resolve psychological problems that were only temporarily or partially resolved by other forms of treatment.
Psychoanalytic psychotherapy can help peole with a wide variety of psychological problems, including phobias, obsessions, compulsions, anxiety, depression, sexual dysfunctions, personality disorders and traumatic injury.
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy is an effective, evidence-based treatment rooted in psychoanalytic principles; this treatment technique has been shown to be helpful for a wide variety of mental health concerns. It has been shown to be especially helpful for problems or concerns that don't respond to other therapeutic modalities, therapeutic interventions, or medications alone. Psychoanalytic psychotherapy has also been shown to be effective for children, adolescents, and adults, providing relief from distressing symptoms and emotional suffering, and leading to deep and long lasting changes."
-American Psychoanalytic Association
"Psychodynamic or psychoanalytic psychotherapy refers to a range of treatments based on psychoanalytic concepts and methods that involve less frequent meetings and may be considerably briefer than psychoanalysis proper. Session frequency is typically once or twice per week, and the treatment may be either time limited or open ended. The essence of psychodynamic therapy is exploring those aspects of self that are not fully known, especially as they are manifested and potentially influenced in the therapy relationship."
-Jonathan Shedler, PhD
Psychoanalytic psychotherapy is used to help individuals that are unaware of the factors that influence their current emotions and behaviors. This treatment helps reveal how unconscious dynamics are affecting current behaviors.
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