Psychodynamic Therapy

Psychodynamic therapy is often used to help clients find patterns in their emotions, thoughts and beliefs in order to gain insight into their current, present selves. The goals of psychodynamic therapy include helping a client form self-awareness and create a better understanding of how their past influences present behavior. The relationship between the therapist and client is central in psychodynamic therapy as it likely demonstrates how the client interacts with their friends and family. Some of the most common problems treated with psychodynamic therapy include anxiety, depression and panic disorder.

Local Experts in Psychodynamic Therapy

Brian Beaumund

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy

I practice from a cyclical psychodynamic perspective, which is an integrative approach (i.e. integrates techniques from varying theories, but with a basis in psychodynamic).

Dr. Faye Kouimelis

Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Child Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy

I primarily use a Freudian approach to my therapy work than focuses on the relationship in the room, unconscious drives, past patterns of behavior and the struggle between the ID and Superego to form a healthy and stable Ego. I also work from the perspective of making the unconscious conscious.

Marissa Brun

Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy

With a focus on attachment and how our early experiences impact our current life, psychodynamic therapy allows us to get to the root of the challenge you are facing. The focus here is holistic as we explore relational patterns, fears based on connection with ourselves and others, and how our past has shaped our daily interactions. This type of therapy allows a deeper view into your belief systems.

Kristen Lewis

Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Child Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy

This therapy focuses on processing childhood relationships, past traumas, and other previous emotional difficulties in order to better understand how you are currently struggling. The more we understand our past struggles and how we related to them, the more we have a choice to break free from chronic struggles and patterns in our lives.

Sarah Freeze

Individual Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy

The premise of psychodynamic therapy is making the unconscious (what is not readily in our awareness) conscious. The techniques of this modality help you gain insight into your inner processes and behaviors that you may not be consciously aware of. I will work with you to look at how your past experiences are impacting your daily life and relationships in the present.

Shawn Brndiar

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Group Therapy

I use interpersonal and self-psychological ideas and theories to inform my psycho-dynamic work with clients.

Nadine Ryser

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy

While the psychoanalytic approach may not be as well-received and conducted by clinicians, I have extensive training in and firmly believe in the effectiveness of the psychodynamic orientation. One reason I am such a proponent of this, is because I do believe there are always conscious and unconscious forces to the thoughts and actions of our life. Understanding both, can be liberating & healing.

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