I practice from a psychodynamic perspective. I have gravitated to this therapeutic approach for two reasons. First, this approach fits my personal style of relating and understanding the world we live in and the problems we all encounter. Secondly, there is enormous scientific evidence for its efficacy in treating a wide variety of mental health and interpersonal problems. Similar to other types of psychological treatment, such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), psychodynamic therapy is effective in improving mental health and life satisfaction. However, unlike other types of psychological treatment, psychodynamic therapy stands apart in that research shows that patients treated with psychodynamic therapy continue to improve long after their treatment has ended (Shedler, 2010). With the recent surge of scientific interest in fMRI studies examining brain structure/function and mental illness, a recently published article found that psychodynamic treatment improved the neural circuitry and activation of emotional processing within the brain (Perez et al., 2016). In other words, psychodynamic therapy literally changes our brains!