Psychodynamic therapy is a type of talk therapy that helps draw out memories or feelings from the subconscious with the goal of resolving them. It is similar to psychoanalysis, to which it is closely related. In psychodynamic therapy, however, the therapist is free to use techniques from a range of psychoanalytical schools of thought to help the individual explore their repressed emotions.
This approach may seem complicated, but the theory behind it is straightforward. The ideas that underpin psychodynamic therapy are twofold: