Psychotherapy is a psychological treatment with the purpose of modifying mental patterns and wrong conducts on one hand and managing negative feelings and emotions to provoke a change not only in the mental aspect but also in the physical one.
Psychotherapy can be carried out by a psychologist or psychotherapist specialist in a specific technique with the proper skills to modify conducts and manage emotions so psychophysical symptoms can be relieved.
Normally, every patient that needs to be treated psychologically is characterized by low self-confidence and esteem, hopelessness with an emotional baggage. This state makes them be unable to face the challenges from the environment and they usually mix up causes with effects and tend to exaggerate their issues and feel sorry for themselves.
These symptoms can vary a lot and affect their family and social environment and daily activities. Those symptoms could be anxiety, depression and stress which generate conflicts with themselves and their close environment, for example with partners. These mental states can degenerate in addictions, obsessions, food disorders, panic attacks and even suicide.
In short, all these circumstances make the person ask for psychological help and are usually very complex and intricate ones.
The psychodynamic techniques make great and coherent changes to achieve the patient’s aims and provide an order within the inner chaos creating the understanding of concepts and transformational courses of action. This creates a great relief and empowers the patient to face anxiety and stressful situations which normally were avoided before. This leads to new possibilities to learn new forms of thinking, feeling and acting. This way the emotional pain and bothering sensation are dissolving leading to a great feeling of self-control.
The way to obtain this will depend on the problem posed by the patient and their targets, and in some proportion on the psychotherapist’s theoretical-practical approach, since each technique has its own principles and means to obtain the desireable effect. The therapist’s sessions will depend on the approach or psychological trend.
The philosophical approach which underlies these techniques can vary from one therapist to other according to the causes behind every conduct and therefore the transformational processes are different. The flexibility to apply specific psychological techniques is going to determine the psychotherapeutical efficiency which depends on the common characteristics among them more than the aspects that differentiate them from each other.