What Is The Purpose Of Psychotherapy?
  • To understand our feelings and to understand how they help us move forward in our lives.
  • Dealing with a symptom, such as anxiety attacks.
  • To cope with a difficult event or a transitional period, eg divorce, separation, job loss, mourning, difficulty communicating with children - adolescents, etc.
  • Accept emotions such as anger, fear, aggression and try to manage them.
  • Learn to set boundaries that will protect us.
  • To accept ourselves.
  • To make peace with our past.
  • Understand how the past affects the present.
  • To form a healthy sense of self
  • To become more functional in various areas of our lives.
  • To cope with difficulties in the professional, personal or family field
What is psychoanalytic - psychodynamic psychotherapy?

Psychodynamic psychotherapy is based on psychoanalytic psychotherapy. The sessions are done face to face and not on the couch usually lasting once a week.
The goal during the conferences is to develop a good therapeutic relationship, where the patient feels safe and confident.
Through psychodynamic - psychoanalytic psychotherapy the patient creates a therapeutic relationship with his psychotherapist and thus understands the way he relates to other people.
Psychotherapy can help to understand who he is, what are the conscious but also unconscious aspects of himself, to understand his feelings, why he behaves in a certain way, how the past influences his present so that it is clearer if he wants to make changes that will bring him closer to a mental balance.
Through psychoanalysis he can find his "true" self and embrace it.

When do we need to start psychotherapy?
  • Through psychoanalysis he can find his "true" self and embrace it.
  • When we want to not be recalcitrant and make our dreams come true.
  • When we need to talk to someone who can help us without judging us and where there is confidentiality.
  • When we feel that we can not handle our mental state on our own.
  • When we feel trapped in thoughts and feelings that are unbearable.
  • When we feel that our daily functionality has changed at work, in our interpersonal relationships, Mrs.
  • When we have lost our smile.
  • When we have difficulty in our interpersonal relationships.
  • When we feel intense emotional pain, anxiety, fear, insecurity, sadness and emotional pressure.
  • When we find it difficult to set boundaries.
  • When we do not live our lives free.
  • When the advice of our friends and family does not comfort us.
What does the patient do in psychotherapy?

The patient must first want to come to psychotherapy himself.
He may then bring to psychotherapy his concerns, anxieties or difficulties.
Through psychoanalytic - psychodynamic psychotherapy the patient has the ability to understand how he relates to others in a safe, non-critical therapeutic environment, where he is free to say that he thinks or concerns him without worrying about whether it is right or wrong.
In the context of psychodynamic - psychoanalytic psychotherapy, the patient is invited to bring to the session what he thinks or feels without censoring it. Thus the patient and therapist can together explore the deeper thoughts and feelings to understand how they apply to the present even in the form of a symptom.

What does the therapist do in psychotherapy?

The psychodynamic therapist listens without directing the patient. He tries to understand and empathize with the patient, in order to help him in order to better understand himself, to face his internal conflicts, the difficulties he has on a personal or professional level and any symptom he may show.The therapist is called to help the patient to understand his past and how early relationships with important people of infancy and childhood are a regulatory factor in later life. This will help him in the second year to see the alternatives in front of him to choose how to act and live from now on as fully as possible embracing his true self.

What is expected in the first session?

Asking for help is an act of strength rather than weakness where it shows a desire to make a change in one's life.
So it makes sense in the first session to have stress and embarrassment as it is something new.
The first session is an opportunity to meet the patient and the therapist who is there to listen to him, to feel him and not to judge him.
In psychotherapy the patient can talk about anything he thinks or feels. It is a verbal therapy where there is confidentiality and trust.
It usually also refers to the treatment contract that refers to the place, the manner and the time of the sessions as well as what happens in case of cancellation of a session. The frequency and cost of treatment as well as its confidentiality are also determined.

What is the frequency of conferences?

Sessions are usually held once a week. It is defined in collaboration with the patient a specific day and time during the week where the patient will come for treatment.
This way the patient will know that at the specific day and time he will be able to discuss what concerns or concerns him.
The frequency is defined in the beginning through the cooperation of the therapist and the patient depending on the case.

What is the duration of the session?

The duration of the session is 50 minutes.
The time of the session is predetermined so the patient knows that he has a specific day and time of the week with his therapist.

What is the difference between short-term and long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy?

Short-term psychotherapy is shorter than long-term psychotherapy. It usually lasts 5 months with a frequency of once a week. It focuses on specific issues that the patient brings to the treatment.
On the contrary, long-term psychotherapy lasts a year or more, there is no limit to the time limit.
In both cases, the patient has a reason for how long he wants to stay in a psychotherapy as well as how many issues he wants to work on.

What is the difference between a live and an online session?

Online sessions are done through the Skype platform. They serve people who are unable to come to live sessions either due to distances or due to lack of travel time or other mobility difficulties.
It is just as effective and carried out in the same spirit as the live session.

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