Psychodynamic psychotherapy has been called “the talking cure”, but it could also be called the “listening cure”. When you put your thoughts and feelings into words, with a therapist who listens carefully and empathically, a special kind of space is created that amplifies your sense of self, mind, and body. Psychotherapy provides a sounding chamber for you to hear yourself more clearly, observe your conscious and unconscious patterns, and become curious about powerful feelings and assumptions.
Many people seek out therapy because they have been caught in a mental conflict that they cannot think, feel, or act their way out of. They realize that their own state of mind is holding them back and they need another person to help them understand themselves more clearly. In psychodynamic psychotherapy, we hold a space for you to get to know your own mind, your unique way of experiencing your “self” in the world. Some patterns have served you well, while others are holding you back.
Awareness is the first step towards change. It takes courage to observe ourselves honestly and talk about it. In a non-judgmental, compassionate space, we cultivate curiosity about your stories and their meaning to you. We discover previously unknown connections and insights and slowly, you find yourself reacting and coping in new ways. Choice seems once again possible, opportunities make themselves known to you, even small acts gain significance. Slowly, you are becoming the person you want to be, not perfect but better, and you feel capable of cultivating the life, work and relationships that fulfill you.
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