Psychodynamic Therapy Advantages

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Therapy can be a little tricky, it may either work for some people and for others it may not. I believe people should seek all forms of therapy since the six assessments overlap and complete our understanding of one's behaviors and perspectives. If I was seeking therapy, I would prefer psychodynamic therapy. According to Freud, Psychodynamic therapy is when the person's behavior is determined by the underlying dynamic psychological forces which he or she isn't aware of. Freud also believes that therapists should make the unconscious conscious in order for them to understand their patients' behaviors and perspectives. I think this could be the best fit for me, because I may be hiding a lot of my emotions and feelings in my waking-life and it …show more content…
Humanistic therapy would not be a good fit with my kind of personality, humanistic therapy assumes that people have the ability and freedom to lead rational lives and make rational choices on their own. Going to therapy, for me would mean to openly speak about my issues and conflicts and receive proper well thought out and educated advice. Under the influence of humanistic therapy, my frustration would be at its peak when my therapist would not give me direct advice rather rephrase my words back to me. Humanistic therapists want the patient to analyze their needs without help. This method would not work for me because going to the therapist means I am seeking a "second opinion" on decisions that I want to make or ones I have already made. Humanistic therapists won't help me achieve that as they would want me to realize it by myself. For a person who can be hard-headed and unsure of prompt decision making, a humanistic therapist would backfire all effort contributed to the prognosis of my …show more content…
Sociocultural therapy argues that abnormal behavior is best understood in the light of social and cultural forces, that influence an individual. It also argues that it must examine a person's social surroundings to understand their behavior, this kind of therapy focuses on broad groups and families. This is a better fit since my conflicts project towards my mother. All in all, it would be ideal if both my mother and I went to a therapist and got to hear both sides of the story as well as our individual point of views, without bickering and arguing. The therapist would hold a filter between us and keep the calm in the room maintained. He would be able to set boundaries within us, have us listen to and interact with one another. I remember in middle school when I moved to live with my mother our home had become a toxic environment, affecting my performance in school. I was referred to the school's counselor at the time. She helped me overcome and be able to talk to my mother, after a while my mother got used to my actions, I was always trying to go along with her just to stay on her good side, did everything she said and always remained cautious of things that would upset her. However, she manipulated the situation and changed her actions, instead of remaining calm she became judgmental and passively

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