The goal of psychodynamic therapy is self-awareness and understanding of the influence of the past on present behavior and problems. In it’s brief form, a psychodynamic approach enables the client to examine unresolved conflicts and patterns that arise from past dysfunctional relationships and manifest themselves in the present. Psychodynamic therapy can help you understand long-standing struggles and how they impact your immediate problems. It can often help you gain new perspective on some of the patterns in your life that are no longer helpful.