Research shows that psychodynamic psychotherapy is highly effective. It brings lasting benefits by facilitating self-knowledge and emotional expression. It focuses on the therapy relationship to explore interpersonal themes and patterns.
The goal of psychodynamic psychotherapy is not only to lessen your symptoms but also to help you lead a more fulfilling, enjoyable, and healthy life.
As a result of psychodynamic psychotherapy you may:
- feel less depressed and anxious
- resolve conflicts within yourself or with others
- experience your emotions more completely
- improve communication skills
- manage stress better
The benefits of psychodynamic psychotherapy may help you:
- feel more energized
- feel more confident
- improve your life-work balance
- enhance creativity and release energy for meaningful pursuits
- have more fun in life
- improve your health and well-being
- navigate life transitions successfully
- enrich your life in love, work, and play
Psychodynamic psychotherapy benefits you not only by decreasing your symptoms but also by increasing your ability to:
- recognize, tolerate and put words to the full range of your emotions
- understand recurring themes from early experience with attachment figures
- foster inner resources for a more authentic, free, and joyful life
When you change your perspective on the past you build strength, flexibility, and creativity into everyday experience.
Psychoanalysis is a more intensive form of psychotherapy, usually with more frequent meetings and possibly lasting for a longer period of time. There is no rule regarding how long any therapy should last, and goals may shift during the course of treatment such that therapy is extended. Psychoanalysis is a depth psychology sought by those with a profound need or desire to know their deepest selves. It sometimes evolves from psychotherapy.
Psychoanalysis has evolved over time into a range of approaches. As a psychoanalyst working today my style can be described as “relational” or “intersubjective.” However, I appreciate many thinkers and writers in the field and do not adhere to a single ideology or school of thought. Read more about My Approach and Influences.
I am a Preferred Provider for Regence Blue Cross, so if this is your insurance provider the fee and co-pay are set by our respective agreements with Regence. In this case, you will pay me the co-payment, and I will bill the insurer once I have the necessary information and permission from you.
For all other insurance plans, I ask that you pay the full fee that we agree upon to me directly, and I will give you a monthly statement that you can then submit to your insurer for reimbursement. Please check with your insurer to learn what your plan covers for mental health treatment.