What is Talk Therapy? Psychoanalysis

 Talk Therapy focuses on:
  • Affect and expression of emotion
  • Exploration of attempts to avoid distressing thoughts or feelings
  • Identification of recurring themes and patterns
  • Discussion of past experiences
  • Focuses on interpersonal relations
  • Focuses on the therapy relationship
  • Exploration of fantasy life 
      Talk Therapy is not about  
  • focusing on all the bad stuff
  • spending years on the couch
  • reliving your childhood
  • blaming others