Psychoanalytic Therapy is a form of talk therapy in which the therapist explores the patient’s unconscious patterns of thoughts, feelings, sense of self, and relatedness to others in order help the patient resolve emotional problems. Psychoanalytic Therapy often involves an exploration of early childhood and developmental experiences and how these shape a person’s adult personality and sense of self.  Psychoanalytic Therapy is considered a longer-term therapy and can last several months to a year or longer. Patients typically see their therapist once per week or more.