I am a licensed clinical psychologist who works with adults and teens. My style is warm, caring, patient, and inquisitive.
Clinical Psychologist in Napa, CA
Most of my training, including all of my internship training, took place in settings that practice this kind of therapy. Psychodynamic therapy emphasizes that we all have many thoughts and feelings that we’re not directly aware of, but that have a big influence on the ways see the world and live our lives. I help clients identify and explore those deeper thoughts and feelings, and look at how they relate to habits and patterns that cause problems in living.
Psychoanalytic therapy is essentially synonymous with psychodynamic therapy (see below). Some use the term "psychoanalytic" to refer to psychodynamic therapy that is more like psychoanalysis (e.g., with multiple sessions per week, with the client reclining rather than sitting up, with the therapist remaining entirely silent for long stretches of time). Like many psychodynamic therapists, I don't consider this a valid definition.