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Psychoanalytic TreatmentTroy, MI

Psychoanalytic treatment can be in the form of profound talk therapy, meant to bring unconscious thoughts to light. By uncovering deeply buried thoughts, an individual is then able to confront them and work through repressed experiences.

Psychoanalytic therapy can be an intense experience for some. Bringing repressed thoughts to the forefront can be emotional, to say the least. As one of the most well-known types of talk therapy, psychoanalytic therapy helps patients better understand and control the unconscious forces that govern everyday life, as subdued past events can often play a role in current behaviors.

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History of psychoanalytic therapy

This kind of therapy is based on the work of renowned neurologist Sigmund Freud. Freud founded this clinical method for treating psychopathology through dialogue between a patient and their psychoanalyst. This treatment helps alleviate any underlying tensions felt between the three mental functions known as the id, ego and superego. The id refers to instincts, ego to reality and superego to the sense of morality.

These facets of the mind can be at odds when there are underlying experiences dictating present thoughts. The human psyche is a complicated mechanism, and psychoanalytic therapy can help bridge connections in the brain.

Who can benefit from psychoanalytic therapy?

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you may benefit from psychoanalytic treatment:

  • Panic attacks
  • Severe phobias
  • Self-destructive behaviors
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Trauma (for example, loss of a loved one)
  • What is psychoanalytic treatment like?

    There are many benefits to in-depth talk therapy. You can expect a one-on-one meeting with a compassionate psychoanalyst who has your best interest in mind. It is recommended that an individual attends four sessions per week. Each session usually lasts about 50 minutes to an hour, although the therapist will decide on a treatment schedule that works best for each patient.

    A psychoanalyst will maintain patient confidentiality to make sure you feel as comfortable as possible when talking about personal details. The therapist will take detailed notes (for their eyes only) to detail any progress or talking points. This also helps build a relationship between the two of you.

    Our highly trained therapists will encourage patients to recognize any destructive emotional patterns. At each appointment, the patient and therapist will work together to identify any suppressed subconscious factors that drive behavior. These sessions are all about empowering the patient to take control of their thoughts and encourage mental stability.

    Improve your mental health

    Bring yourself out of suffering by seeing a psychoanalytic therapist. By using methods such as dream analysis (interpreting dreams of a patient) and free association (talking about subjects that come to the mind freely), our therapists can help patients work through repressed memories and confront unpleasant thoughts in a healthy, progressive way.

    Therapy can lift you out of the darkness and into the light. Empower yourself by reaching out to one of our therapists today. At Better Mental Health, we can help you work through repressed thoughts. Visit us at our Troy office today.