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Calgary Psychologist Clinic - Psychodynamic Therapy

Our Calgary Psychologist Clinic has therapists that are experienced in using Psychodynamic Therapy to help clients achieve their therapeutic goals. Psychodynamic therapy is a type of psychotherapy that focuses on understanding and exploring the unconscious processes and past experiences that shape an individual’s current thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It is based on the principles of psychodynamic theory, which was developed by Sigmund Freud and expanded upon by other notable psychologists.

In psychodynamic therapy, the therapist and client work collaboratively to identify and analyze the unconscious conflicts and patterns that may be contributing to psychological distress. The therapist helps the client gain insight into their emotions, motivations, and relationships by exploring their early childhood experiences, family dynamics, and any unresolved issues that may be affecting their present-day functioning.

One of the key concepts in psychodynamic therapy is the notion of the unconscious mind. According to this theory, individuals are influenced by unconscious thoughts and desires that are often outside of their awareness. By bringing these unconscious processes into conscious awareness, psychodynamic therapy aims to help clients gain a deeper understanding of themselves and make changes in their lives.

The therapeutic relationship plays a crucial role in psychodynamic therapy. The therapist provides a safe and nonjudgmental environment for the client to freely express their thoughts, emotions, and fantasies. Through the process of transference, where the client projects feelings and attitudes onto the therapist, the therapist can gain insight into the client’s internal world and offer interpretations and insights to promote healing and growth.

Psychodynamic therapy is often a longer-term treatment, as it involves a comprehensive exploration of the client’s history and deep-seated emotional issues. The goal is to uncover underlying causes of distress and work towards resolving them, rather than focusing solely on symptom management. The therapy process can help clients develop self-awareness, improve interpersonal relationships, and develop healthier coping mechanisms.

It’s important to note that psychodynamic therapy has evolved over time, and contemporary approaches may incorporate various techniques and theories beyond Freudian concepts. While it may not be the most widely practiced form of therapy today, it continues to be valued for its emphasis on self-exploration, insight, and understanding the impact of early life experiences on current functioning.

Calgary Psychologists That Use Psychodynamic Therapy

Andrea Krygier

Clinical Psychologist

Murray Molohon

Clinical Psychologist

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Our Calgary Psychologist Clinic works with the best Psychologists and Counsellors to meet your needs. Our therapists are proficient in a range of theoretical frameworks and each have their unique strengths. We all believe in building therapeutic relationships based on respect and trust and put the well being of our clients first and foremost. We are here to help you succeed in achieving your therapeutic goals so that, when you are ready, can move beyond therapy and face your life’s challenges with more optimism and clarity. Whether you are facing depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, family issues, anger or something else, we will do our absolute best to help you!

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We provide a diverse array of counseling and assessment services tailored to meet the unique needs of individuals, couples, and families. From family counseling aimed at improving communication and resolving conflicts to specialized assessments like psychoeducational evaluations and ADHD testing, we offer comprehensive support to address a wide range of mental health concerns. Our team of experienced therapists is dedicated to providing a safe and supportive environment where clients of all ages and backgrounds can explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Whether you’re seeking individual therapy, couples counseling, or support for your child or teen, we are here to help. We also offer convenient options such as in-person sessions and virtual counseling, ensuring accessibility and flexibility for our clients. Whatever challenges you may be facing, we are committed to guiding you towards healing, growth, and greater well-being.

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At our psychologist clinic, we specialize in treating a diverse range of common mental health issues with compassion and expertise. Our dedicated team of therapists is equipped to address issues such as grief, trauma, anxiety, depression, parenting challenges, PTSD, eating disorders, postpartum depression, fears and phobias, ADHD, self-esteem issues, relationship difficulties, and OCD. Whether you’re struggling with the aftermath of a traumatic event, feeling overwhelmed by anxiety or depression, navigating the complexities of parenthood, or facing challenges in your relationships, we are here to provide support, guidance, and evidence-based therapy tailored to your unique needs. Our goal is to empower you to overcome obstacles, cultivate resilience, and achieve greater well-being and fulfillment in your life.