Psychodynamic psychotherapy has its origins in psychoanalytical concepts.
The techniques of therapy, duration (often shorter), and frequency of sessions (lower) are usually different than in classical psychoanalysis.
The effectiveness of psychodynamic therapy has been confirmed by numerous scientific studies. In the work in the psychodynamic approach, attention is paid to the unconscious aspects of the functioning of the human psyche, such as, for example, intrapersonal conflict, a specific constellation of defense mechanisms, or phenomena occurring directly in the therapist-patient relationship. In this type of therapy, emotional, subjective experience in the therapeutic relationship is important.
This type of therapy allows for an understanding of the mental processes underlying the functioning of an individual.