A Brief Explanation of Psychoanalytic Therapy

A clinical psychologist based in Boca Raton, Florida, David Steinbok diagnoses and treats patients suffering from issues such as depression, anxiety, and personality disorders. As part of his goal to help patients increase self-understanding and make better choices, David Steinbok utilizes treatment modalities such as psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

Psychoanalytic (or psychodynamic) therapy is a process that helps patients explore and understand their ongoing problems and their particular behavioral patterns. Often, these problems are rooted in complex deeply held beliefs, and becoming aware of them offers powerful insights into emotional issues and conflicts. Therapy sessions occur frequently, typically between one and four times a week, and involve a deep exploration of the patient’s inner experience.

Because it seeks to create lasting change, psychoanalytic therapy is best-suited as a long-term treatment option requiring commitment from both patient and therapist. When it is most successful, it leads to deep-seated change in personality and emotional development.


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