Angela Retano, RN, MS
Nurse Practitioner Psychiatry
Psychodynamic psychotherapy offers you the opportunity to find answers to your unhappiness. Evolving out of psychoanalysis, the focus of treatment is on fully understanding your emotions, thoughts and behaviors. As treatment progresses, you begin to make sense and understand how early life experiences have shaped your view of the world.
The premise of therapy is that your early way of viewing life forms the foundation of how you still approach relationships, stress, anxiety and challenges. Although these patterns are out of your awareness, they may have served to protect you from distress and discomfort in the past. Yet, as adults, they usually get in the way of how your world is.
Through learning self-awareness you begin to recognize and make sense of old repetitive patterns that are now interfering with your life and relationships.