Psychodynamics

object relations
Shannon V. McHugh, PsyD
What Is Object Relations And Can It Help You?

Mental health professionals use a variety of techniques when working to help people improve their lives via their emotional health. Depending on where and how they were trained, therapists will

therapist
Emily Mendez M.S., Ed.S.
What is Psychodynamic Therapy?

Psychodynamic therapy is perhaps one of the most well-known types of therapy. When you hear the word “therapy”, this is probably what you imagine. That’s because it’s predominant in our

rage room
Tracy Smith LPC, NCC, ACS
Do Rage Rooms Cause More Aggression

Anger is a universal, normal human emotion. Everyone experiences anger and frustration at one time or another.  However, what we do with our anger can vary considerably.  We all have

oedipus
Tracy Smith LPC, NCC, ACS
The Oedipus Complex, Is It Accurate?

Sigmund Freud is best known as the father of psychoanalysis.  Through psychoanalytic theory, Freud attempted to explain behavior, while simultaneously mapping out a way to treat mental illness. Freud believed

nature nurture
Tracy Smith LPC, NCC, ACS
Nature vs Nurture in 21st century

The nature versus nurture debate has arguably been one of the hottest and longest running contests in science, spanning from approximately the 13th century to present time.  For thousands of

catharsis
Tracy Smith LPC, NCC, ACS
What is Catharsis Psychology?

The Greek term katharsis means “purification” or “cleansing.”  Catharsis in Psychology is often referred to as a release of emotion, leading to powerful healing, recovery, or enlightenment. It is understood

trauma therapy
Tracy Smith LPC, NCC, ACS
How Does Trauma Therapy Work

A traumatic event has two important components to it.  The first being the trauma itself and the second being one’s reaction to it.  Trauma can be defined as any type

regression psychology
Tracy Smith LPC, NCC, ACS
What is Regression Psychology?

Often times, life does not turn out the way that we plan.  Strategic decisions, calculated movements, and premeditated events can turn out much differently than we expect, rendering us bewildered,

repression psychology
Tracy Smith LPC, NCC, ACS
What Is Repression Psychology? 

Often times, whether in television, movies, or real life, you hear tales about individuals experiencing some type of trauma and later, having no memory that it happened.  This often occurs