Sigmund Freud headed the development of psychodynamic therapy as a treatment for many challenges in a person’s life.
He believed that the personality consists of the ID, Ego, and Superego. Each component acts together to unconsciously influence our perceptions and actions, with the Superego and Ego acting like the tip of an iceberg where our conscious mind exists. Psychodynamic therapy is a therapeutic approach used to address addiction and other challenges. This therapy works to address the unconscious mind, the hidden part of the iceberg, to better control conscious thoughts. At Banyan Detox Center, we take a modern approach to utilizing psychodynamic therapy as a part of our drug and alcohol detox in Stuart.
Psychodynamic View of Addiction
Today, psychodynamic therapy isn’t the classic image of a person spewing random thoughts from a chez lounge. It does involve discussion and treatment from a trained professional in psychodynamic therapy, but it is more involved on the patient end these days.
For some people, addiction is viewed as a learning disorders, while others see it is a disease. Because psychodynamic therapists see addiction as a defense mechanism and anxiety issue with the subconscious attempting to control the conscious mind, addiction is viewed as an issue with self-regulation. For a psychodynamic therapist, addiction’s challenges may be caused by a variety of unresolved issues within the subconscious mind. Past childhood trauma, stress, PSTD, and other issues may cause a person to self-medicate through substance abuse. Abuse soon turns to dependency, and addiction forms.
Psychodynamic Therapy for Sobriety
At Banyan Detox Center, we utilize psychodynamic therapy and other therapies at our drug and alcohol detox in Stuart. This one on one therapy approach involves discussion and free thought. Typically, psychodynamic therapy is a short-term treatment path used to identify and address underlying factors within a person’s addiction. As the therapist uncovers underlying factors in a person’s challenges, the therapist is able to address each challenge.
For example, psychodynamic therapy may uncover past trauma that has been repressed. If this trauma or other factors are found, they must be addressed through therapy. Psychodynamic therapy allows for healing of addiction’s underlying causes through personalized therapy. When used in conjunction with additional treatment methods, psychodynamic therapy can help you or someone you love find sobriety.
Is Psychodynamic Therapy Inpatient or Outpatient?
Psychodynamic Therapy is available all throughout the treatment continuum, whether you are currently in inpatient at Banyan Detox Center or outpatient at one of our other treatment facilities. Our psychodynamic therapy is effective with outpatient and inpatient care. That being said, there are many benefits of intensive inpatient care and psychodynamic therapy on the inpatient level. Inpatient care allows patients to focus solely on their recovery and growth at our center for drug and alcohol detox in Stuart.
We also offer psychodynamic therapy as a component of our outpatient treatment services at our other locations. On the outpatient basis, patients meet with their psychodynamic therapist regularly to discuss their challenges. Inpatient or outpatient, psychodynamic therapy can help with healing and growth.
Getting Help for Yourself or a Loved One
If you are searching for help for yourself or someone you love, contact our treatment professionals at Banyan Detox Center. We offer medical detoxification, intensive inpatient treatment, residential treatment, and more. Contact us today to learn more about psychodynamic therapy and our other approaches to treatment at Banyan Detox Center, drug and alcohol detox in Stuart.
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