At OKC Psychiatry, we practice what is often called psychodynamic psychiatry, applying a psychodynamic approach to both psychotherapy and medication management.
The psychodynamic approach allows the psychiatrist and patient to explore the individual’s past together as well as their current situation(s) and patterns within relationships. It takes into account unconscious processes that influence the person in relation to others as well as to themselves and it utilizes the therapeutic relationship between psychiatrist and patient to examine all of the above elements contributing to each individual’s life experience.
Our philosophy is that it is paramount, as psychiatrists, that we focus not on mental “illness” and overt, visible symptoms alone but on our patients as individuals seeking a higher quality of mental health, to improve their relationships with others and to develop a greater understanding of themselves in order to enhance their well-being. Because of our backgrounds in medicine, we are able to address mental health from multiple perspectives, continuously evaluating possible physical and organic sources of mental distress, utilizing psychotropic medications when needed and optimizing treatment by staying true to the psychodynamic approach.