“Sometimes you get worse before you get better” is one of the cliches mostly used in psychodynamic therapy. I heard those words from my therapists every time I complained about feeling worse, and many therapy clients have heard the same idea. It might have been expressed slightly differently but it carried the same message, which is that
There are websites for therapy consumers with “check-lists” containing warning signs of questionable and inappropriate behaviors by therapists you should watch out for. What is and isn’t acceptable or ethical in therapy is not always based on objective sets of rules such as professional ethical code. Oftentimes, it’s a matter of opinion. I might judge ethics
It is widely accepted among psychotherapists and their clients that the relationship between a therapist and a client, or the so-called “therapeutic relationship”, is both intimate and professional at the same time. I believe, that “intimate” and “professional” dynamics cannot co-exist in the same relationship, but I also believe that it depends on how one defines
This post explores pros and cons of psychodynamic psychotherapy.