Psychoanalytic or Psychodynamic Psychotherapy is a form of clinical practice based on psychoanalytic theory and principles. It’s a treatment modality that uses psychoanalytic theories as the frame for formulation and understanding of the therapy process. These multiple theories apply to the therapy situation, with a focus on increasing self-understanding and deepening insight into emotional issues and conflicts which underlie the presenting difficulties. Typically therapists make use of exploration of unconscious thoughts and feelings, understanding aspects of the relationship between therapist and patient, which may relate to underlying emotional conflicts, interpretation of defensive processes which obstruct emotional awareness, and consideration of issues related to sense of self and self-esteem.

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The Psychotherapy Practice
We are a group of Toronto psychotherapists specializing in psychodynamic and psychoanalytic therapy. We're located near Dupont station, street parking, U of T, and downtown Toronto.