Despite what you think, psychoanalysis isn't/doesn't....

Many myths surround this age-old form of therapy.
  1. Seek to change you.
    It merely helps you understand who you are, allowing you to let go of things that stand in the way of your true self.
  2. Only care about "mom" stories and the unconscious.
    Because there's a lot more to humans than these two things.
  3. Only care about the past.
    It's more about how the past lives on in the present. Are psychological wounds haunting you like ghosts, or have they become more like ancestors.
  4. Only about Freud.
    His theories are just one of many in the analytic tradition.
  5. Have to be 5 days a week.
    You don't need to lay on a couch Monday-Friday to benefit from depth-oriented psychotherapy.