For more than 40 years, Dr. Robin Ohringer has served as a psychotherapist to patients in and around Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dr. Robin Ohringer draws on a variety of treatment methodologies, including psychodynamic therapy.
Psychodynamic therapy is a broad-based therapeutic technique that strives to understand the client's past and its influence on present behavior. It stems originally from psychoanalysis and the work of Sigmund Freud, though it has undergone extensive metamorphosis and remains highly adaptable based on the needs of each therapist and client.
In the context of psychodynamic therapy, the therapist guides the client through an in-depth process of self-reflection. The therapist-client relationship helps to inform and direct this process, as it provides both parties with a model of the client's typical relationship patterns. By working through these patterns with the therapist, the client can begin to change maladaptive responses and develop healthier dynamics.
The therapist also encourages the clients to honestly examine and freely disclose their emotional responses. For some clients, this means casting an exploratory light on those feelings that have hidden themselves in the recesses of the mind for some time. As the client makes the decision to own his or her discomfort and vulnerability, defense mechanisms can become obsolete and inner conflicts begin to resolve.