Wednesday, 23 March 2022

Understanding Psychotherapy and How it Could Help You

Psychotherapy (psychoanalysis) is a type of treatment that uses communication and emotional support to change the patient's behavior, attitudes, and emotions. It can help treat various issues, including anxiety, depression, and addiction. Psychotherapy can also help clients connect with their emotions, learn about their thoughts and feelings, and develop new coping mechanisms. Here are a few things you need to know about psychoanalysis and how you will benefit from it.

4 Major Approaches of Psychoanalysis

Cognitive-Behavioral Psychoanalysis

Cognitive-behavioral psychoanalysis is based on the belief that our thoughts and behaviors can influence how we feel. This therapy focuses on identifying and changing these thoughts and behaviors to change a person's feelings. It is a treatment that emphasizes active problem solving by establishing goals such as reducing anxiety, improving relationships, or getting better grades.

Interpersonal Psychoanalysis

Interpersonal Psychoanalysis, or I-P, is based on the concept that people communicate and interact with others differently depending on their unique meaning of events. People can develop a certain meaning in situations during their lives, which may change how they feel. This therapy focuses on identifying these meanings, improving relationship skills, and learning to use these skills to overcome development difficulties.

 Psychodynamic Therapy (also known as Transactional Analysis)

Psychodynamic therapy uses a person's childhood experiences as the basis for treatment. These experiences are examined in terms of how they were resolved by the individual at each stage of their life. By helping past developmental mistakes/solutions to be recognized, new ways of understanding internal conflicts can be developed, and individual potentials can be increased. These differences lead to new or different behavior patterns and changes in view of other people resulting from a more mature self-concept.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

DBT focuses on helping people learn to manage their emotions and behavior deeper. The main focus of DBT is to help people find better ways of coping with the emotional challenges of everyday life. The therapy balances oppositional, active, and passive behaviors, teaches relaxation and regulation of emotion, promotes empathy for others, and helps people with problems such as anxiety, depression, self-harm, or suicidal ideation.


Who Benefits from Psychoanalysis


Depressed People

This is the most common type of psychotherapy patient. Many people suffering from treatment-resistant depression are referred to a psychotherapist as medication often fails to have the desired effect.


Family Members Of People With Depression

They have to go through a lot in dealing with their depressed loved ones and often feel helpless. Therapy helps them understand their loved one's problem and helps them cope in this situation. In addition, it enables them to learn coping techniques that will help them handle situations in the future.


Those With Past Negative Life Experiences And PTSD

This could include survivors of war, violence, sexual abuse, or domestic violence victims. Psychological treatments like various types of trauma-focused CBT can be very useful in dealing with these people. Psychoanalysis gives patients a chance to talk things out in detail and understand the triggers which cause them to react so irrationally in the present.


People Suffering From Closed Identity (Closed ID

People suffering from closed identities are cautious of people and situations. They tend to keep themselves protected, ignoring all kinds of feelings and emotions they have going on within their minds. However, by understanding their background, family history, personal values, past positive experiences, and negative life experiences, one can help them learn to build healthy relationships with others, especially when it comes to love life or career goals.


People Suffering from Addictions

People suffering from addictions are the most difficult to deal with as they tend to deny that they are addicted. In most cases, the addiction is perceived as a 'good thing', making it difficult for them to identify and acknowledge the 'bad' consequences of their addiction in the present and future. The only way to overcome this problem is by letting go of such habits and thinking in terms of 'can't do without it' not 'shouldn't do' or 'wouldn't do'.



 Psychotherapy is an essential field in today's world. Besides helping people cope with mental health issues, it also allows people to streamline their attitudes and teaches how to handle emotional pain, sadness, and any overwhelming life event.

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