Psychodynamic Counselling in Subiaco, WA

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Natalie Fairclough
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Subiaco, WA 6008
Natalie has extensive training and experience in psychodynamic, dialectical behaviour and cognitive behavioural therapies and, by integrating these approaches, she helps people to work through, manage and overcome disabling symptoms, emotional and psychological suffering, trauma, stressful life events, and complex relationships and interpersonal problems.
Natalie is a Senior Clinical Psychologist and psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience in adult community mental health services. She specialises in individual therapy in the areas of depression, anxiety, trauma, character disorders, grief and loss, interpersonal difficulties, family relationship difficulties, difficult childhood experiences, and relationship and marital difficulties. Natalie has helped people to overcome troubling symptoms, resolve traumas and losses in life, and more successfully deal with the challenges that life brings along the way. Waitlist status: Currently Accepting New Referrals.
Natalie has extensive training and experience in psychodynamic, dialectical behaviour and cognitive behavioural therapies and, by integrating these approaches, she helps people to work through, manage and overcome disabling symptoms, emotional and psychological suffering, trauma, stressful life events, and complex relationships and interpersonal problems.
Natalie is a Senior Clinical Psychologist and psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience in adult community mental health services. She specialises in individual therapy in the areas of depression, anxiety, trauma, character disorders, grief and loss, interpersonal difficulties, family relationship difficulties, difficult childhood experiences, and relationship and marital difficulties. Natalie has helped people to overcome troubling symptoms, resolve traumas and losses in life, and more successfully deal with the challenges that life brings along the way. Waitlist status: Currently Accepting New Referrals.
(08) 6490 9101 View (08) 6490 9101
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Siew Lan Ho
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Subiaco, WA 6008
I primarily practice from a process-oriented trauma-informed approach, drawing knowledge and skills from psychoanalytic psychodynamic theories and attachment-based theories.
Navigating the seasons of life on your own can sometimes get tricky. As you do your best to make sense of it all that seems too much or out of control, having a listening ear as you work through it can be helpful. I believe the struggles with our inner world can get overwhelming at times, and it can be renegotiated to lead a meaningful life. A significant part of my work as a registered clinical psychologist is offering psychological exploration and support to patients in a mutual effort to understand themselves better and work through how they can relate more intimately to themselves and others.
I primarily practice from a process-oriented trauma-informed approach, drawing knowledge and skills from psychoanalytic psychodynamic theories and attachment-based theories.
Navigating the seasons of life on your own can sometimes get tricky. As you do your best to make sense of it all that seems too much or out of control, having a listening ear as you work through it can be helpful. I believe the struggles with our inner world can get overwhelming at times, and it can be renegotiated to lead a meaningful life. A significant part of my work as a registered clinical psychologist is offering psychological exploration and support to patients in a mutual effort to understand themselves better and work through how they can relate more intimately to themselves and others.
(08) 6490 9076 View (08) 6490 9076
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Kylie Mathieson
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Subiaco, WA 6008
She draws upon a range of techniques including CBT, solution-orientated therapy, ACT, polyvagal theory, positive psychology, features of Internal Family Systems (IFS), and psychodynamic therapies.
Kylie is well known for her holistic, down-to-earth and non-judgemental style. She has worked with clients across the developmental spectrum, using evidence-based approaches to support those impacted by anxiety, depression, mood fluctuations, autism, and ADHD. She also enjoys supporting the LGBTQIA+ community. Kylie has particular interests in helping individuals navigate difficult life transitions, adapt following diagnosis/illness, manage professional pressures; improve performance, and embed healthy lifestyle habits (e.g. movement, mindful awareness, sleep). Kylie has further qualifications in fitness and executive coaching.
She draws upon a range of techniques including CBT, solution-orientated therapy, ACT, polyvagal theory, positive psychology, features of Internal Family Systems (IFS), and psychodynamic therapies.
Kylie is well known for her holistic, down-to-earth and non-judgemental style. She has worked with clients across the developmental spectrum, using evidence-based approaches to support those impacted by anxiety, depression, mood fluctuations, autism, and ADHD. She also enjoys supporting the LGBTQIA+ community. Kylie has particular interests in helping individuals navigate difficult life transitions, adapt following diagnosis/illness, manage professional pressures; improve performance, and embed healthy lifestyle habits (e.g. movement, mindful awareness, sleep). Kylie has further qualifications in fitness and executive coaching.
(08) 6556 9594 View (08) 6556 9594
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Lisa Jeanette Engele
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Subiaco, WA 6008
I am dedicated to providing compassionate and person-centered counselling to support you through life's challenges. As your therapist, I prioritize understanding your unique needs, fostering a non-judgmental atmosphere, and working with acceptance and respect at all times. I am trained in the psychodynamic approach, but I believe in tailoring therapy to your individual needs. Drawing from a diverse range of theories and practices, my goal is to create a safe environment where you feel heard and understood. Together, we can build a foundation of trust, allowing you to make lasting and meaningful changes in your life.
I am dedicated to providing compassionate and person-centered counselling to support you through life's challenges. As your therapist, I prioritize understanding your unique needs, fostering a non-judgmental atmosphere, and working with acceptance and respect at all times. I am trained in the psychodynamic approach, but I believe in tailoring therapy to your individual needs. Drawing from a diverse range of theories and practices, my goal is to create a safe environment where you feel heard and understood. Together, we can build a foundation of trust, allowing you to make lasting and meaningful changes in your life.
0413 775 967 View 0413 775 967
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Dr Wendy-Lynne Cooke
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
1 Endorsed
Subiaco, WA 6008
I am a senior clinical psychologist, supervisor and accredited psychoanalytic psychotherapist with 37 years of experience. I provide psychodynamic psychotherapy to adults to assist with the difficulties of being human. This may range from unease or lack of vitality, to anguish, fear and protracted suffering. My therapy is best suited to people who are wanting to explore their psychodynamics and are motivated to make changes to improve their quality of life, work and relationships. I have a special supervision interest in assisting Early Career Clinicians with clinical skills and depth insight into the therapeutic relationship.
I am a senior clinical psychologist, supervisor and accredited psychoanalytic psychotherapist with 37 years of experience. I provide psychodynamic psychotherapy to adults to assist with the difficulties of being human. This may range from unease or lack of vitality, to anguish, fear and protracted suffering. My therapy is best suited to people who are wanting to explore their psychodynamics and are motivated to make changes to improve their quality of life, work and relationships. I have a special supervision interest in assisting Early Career Clinicians with clinical skills and depth insight into the therapeutic relationship.
(08) 6490 9340 View (08) 6490 9340
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Susanna B Juchli
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Verified
Subiaco, WA 6008
She draws on a range of evidence-based treatment modalities, including: Mindfulness-based Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, EMDR, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Attachment-based Therapy and Neuro-psychotherapy.
Do emotions sometimes become too painful and overwhelming? Taking that first step to contact someone for help can be very difficult. Establishing a caring therapeutic relationship attuned to individual needs is central to Susanna’s work. As research supports, the therapeutic relationship is the most powerful determinant of a positive outcome in psychotherapy. Susanna encourages her clients to explore and become aware how early experiences shape their present thoughts and behaviours. Gaining a greater understanding of their circumstances, allows for an empowered sense of their ability to create positive change.
She draws on a range of evidence-based treatment modalities, including: Mindfulness-based Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, EMDR, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Attachment-based Therapy and Neuro-psychotherapy.
Do emotions sometimes become too painful and overwhelming? Taking that first step to contact someone for help can be very difficult. Establishing a caring therapeutic relationship attuned to individual needs is central to Susanna’s work. As research supports, the therapeutic relationship is the most powerful determinant of a positive outcome in psychotherapy. Susanna encourages her clients to explore and become aware how early experiences shape their present thoughts and behaviours. Gaining a greater understanding of their circumstances, allows for an empowered sense of their ability to create positive change.
0498 116 684 View 0498 116 684
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Sunila Peterson
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Subiaco, WA 6008
Su has trained in several evidence based therapeutic techniques including: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT); Relaxation and Mindfulness practices; Solutions Focused Therapy (SFBT); Brief Psychodynamic Therapy; Mentalizing Based Therapy (MBT); and Existential Therapy.
Su works in a partnership with clients, using a person-centered, holistic, strengths based, and non-judgmental approach. Su works to support clients to explore, understand and make informed choices that are aligned to their personal values to live authentically and with mental health resilience. Su works across issues related to: anxiety; depression; grief and loss; self-esteem and confidence; pregnancy and parenting challenges; workplace challenges; life and transitional challenges; cross cultural, racial, identity, and/or spiritual challenges; disabilities and health challenges; and relationship challenges.
Su has trained in several evidence based therapeutic techniques including: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT); Relaxation and Mindfulness practices; Solutions Focused Therapy (SFBT); Brief Psychodynamic Therapy; Mentalizing Based Therapy (MBT); and Existential Therapy.
Su works in a partnership with clients, using a person-centered, holistic, strengths based, and non-judgmental approach. Su works to support clients to explore, understand and make informed choices that are aligned to their personal values to live authentically and with mental health resilience. Su works across issues related to: anxiety; depression; grief and loss; self-esteem and confidence; pregnancy and parenting challenges; workplace challenges; life and transitional challenges; cross cultural, racial, identity, and/or spiritual challenges; disabilities and health challenges; and relationship challenges.
(08) 6002 2750 View (08) 6002 2750
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Jennie Fitzhardinge
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Subiaco, WA 6008
If you don't like or trust your therapist, then therapy - no matter whether it is DBT, CBT, or psychodynamic - just isn't going to work.
I work with highly sensitive people who struggle with intense emotions and their aftermath. Sometimes they may feel like they are feeling everything, all at once, at other times nothing at all. They may have experienced a big trauma, or lots of little ones. My clients come to learn how to navigate the emotional highs and lows, be a better friend and partner (and find better friends and partners) and overcome their difficulties to build a life that is meaningful and rich to them. I work with adolescents and their families and adults of all ages. I also work with carers (family and friends) of people with mental health challenges.
If you don't like or trust your therapist, then therapy - no matter whether it is DBT, CBT, or psychodynamic - just isn't going to work.
I work with highly sensitive people who struggle with intense emotions and their aftermath. Sometimes they may feel like they are feeling everything, all at once, at other times nothing at all. They may have experienced a big trauma, or lots of little ones. My clients come to learn how to navigate the emotional highs and lows, be a better friend and partner (and find better friends and partners) and overcome their difficulties to build a life that is meaningful and rich to them. I work with adolescents and their families and adults of all ages. I also work with carers (family and friends) of people with mental health challenges.
(08) 6219 3991 View (08) 6219 3991
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Aaron Williams
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
1 Endorsed
Subiaco, WA 6008
My therapeutic approach draws from ACT, Psychodynamic Therapy, CBT, Interpersonal Therapy, and Narrative Therapy approaches for a more in-depth exploration of unconscious patterns of thinking and past experiences that might influence current behaviours.
As a supporter of neurodiverse teens and adults, I help them embrace their uniqueness, leverage their strengths, and develop strategies to meet their goals, particularly when managing the complexities of ADHD. This condition can exacerbate issues such as low mood, anxiety, relationship stress, emotional intensity, academic or professional struggles, and daily forgetfulness.
My therapeutic approach draws from ACT, Psychodynamic Therapy, CBT, Interpersonal Therapy, and Narrative Therapy approaches for a more in-depth exploration of unconscious patterns of thinking and past experiences that might influence current behaviours.
As a supporter of neurodiverse teens and adults, I help them embrace their uniqueness, leverage their strengths, and develop strategies to meet their goals, particularly when managing the complexities of ADHD. This condition can exacerbate issues such as low mood, anxiety, relationship stress, emotional intensity, academic or professional struggles, and daily forgetfulness.
(08) 6361 2933 View (08) 6361 2933
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Uniquely Human Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Subiaco, WA 6008
Raquel's passion for working with people experiencing disordered eating started in 2004 and this has flourished over the last 18 years. She desires to help individuals overcome and disempower their disordered eating through building an individual’s confidence and skills to explore, develop, and incorporate new ways of thinking about their food, weight and shape. Raquel attended Murdoch University and Edith Cowan University and has also studied abroad. Other training includes EMDR, Collaborative Practice, Alcohol and Other Drug Use, Life Skills for Special Populations, and Trauma Informed Care.
Raquel's passion for working with people experiencing disordered eating started in 2004 and this has flourished over the last 18 years. She desires to help individuals overcome and disempower their disordered eating through building an individual’s confidence and skills to explore, develop, and incorporate new ways of thinking about their food, weight and shape. Raquel attended Murdoch University and Edith Cowan University and has also studied abroad. Other training includes EMDR, Collaborative Practice, Alcohol and Other Drug Use, Life Skills for Special Populations, and Trauma Informed Care.
(08) 6490 9992 View (08) 6490 9992
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My Life Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Subiaco, WA 6008
I have an unwavering passion to help people navigate through life’s challenges and move toward personal growth and happiness. I provide a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals and couples to explore the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that may affect life negatively. to assist you to explore, identify and understand the patterns of your behaviour.
I have an unwavering passion to help people navigate through life’s challenges and move toward personal growth and happiness. I provide a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals and couples to explore the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that may affect life negatively. to assist you to explore, identify and understand the patterns of your behaviour.
(08) 6493 7766 View (08) 6493 7766
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Kelly Count
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Subiaco, WA 6008
Waitlist for new clients
In addition to private practice, I am a clinical psychologist at King Edward Memorial Hospital and provide in-patient psychotherapy to my perinatal patients at SJOG Subiaco. I have expertise in working with women, couples and families in the perinatal period, including grief & loss and chronic pain. In contrast, my earlier psychology career, saw me working with FIFO mining employees, including remote and rural mining areas of Australia. In addition to mental health issues with the mining population, including couples counselling and the unique challenges this poses on relationships.
In addition to private practice, I am a clinical psychologist at King Edward Memorial Hospital and provide in-patient psychotherapy to my perinatal patients at SJOG Subiaco. I have expertise in working with women, couples and families in the perinatal period, including grief & loss and chronic pain. In contrast, my earlier psychology career, saw me working with FIFO mining employees, including remote and rural mining areas of Australia. In addition to mental health issues with the mining population, including couples counselling and the unique challenges this poses on relationships.
(08) 6490 9849 View (08) 6490 9849
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Lynne's Life Coaching and Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified
Subiaco, WA 6008
I use an eclectic approach, to me, it’s all about the client. I listen to what’s important to the client and explore options to help clients reach desired outcome. For me going into private practice was so I could create the environment that the client feels welcome, relaxed and safe to talk about anything. I Believe that my role is to guide the client to where they what to be. Life is about living not existing therefore let’s create the history you want.
I use an eclectic approach, to me, it’s all about the client. I listen to what’s important to the client and explore options to help clients reach desired outcome. For me going into private practice was so I could create the environment that the client feels welcome, relaxed and safe to talk about anything. I Believe that my role is to guide the client to where they what to be. Life is about living not existing therefore let’s create the history you want.
(08) 7078 8268 View (08) 7078 8268
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Brian Allen and Associates
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified
Subiaco, WA 6008  (Online Only)
As a mature person I have the benefit of my own life experience as well as my many years of professional practice that I can draw upon. This has enabled me to help many people to improve the quality of their lives and their relationships and to cope with and overcome the traumas and challenges that life eventually presents to all of us.
As a mature person I have the benefit of my own life experience as well as my many years of professional practice that I can draw upon. This has enabled me to help many people to improve the quality of their lives and their relationships and to cope with and overcome the traumas and challenges that life eventually presents to all of us.
(08) 9121 1016 View (08) 9121 1016
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Jacqui Vincent
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Subiaco, WA 6008
Jacqui is a Clinical Psychologist, with over 12 years’ experience in private practice. She offers a warm, compassionate and trusting space for clients to explore their challenges. Jacqui has extensive experience helping clients with anxiety, depression, trauma, and more (see below). She is particularly passionate about building her clients’ curiosity and self-awareness. Jacqui has the deepest respect for her clients and holds the belief that everyone deserves to have a meaningful and fulfilling life. Jacqui welcomes adult clients and she is here to help you with all aspects of mental health and wellbeing.
Jacqui is a Clinical Psychologist, with over 12 years’ experience in private practice. She offers a warm, compassionate and trusting space for clients to explore their challenges. Jacqui has extensive experience helping clients with anxiety, depression, trauma, and more (see below). She is particularly passionate about building her clients’ curiosity and self-awareness. Jacqui has the deepest respect for her clients and holds the belief that everyone deserves to have a meaningful and fulfilling life. Jacqui welcomes adult clients and she is here to help you with all aspects of mental health and wellbeing.
(08) 6493 7597 View (08) 6493 7597
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Simon P Martin
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Subiaco, WA 6008
Simon is a highly respected Psychologist with 15 years' experience delivering Government services, Corporate Psychology and clinical therapeutic interventions. He holds a 6 year Masters degree in Applied Psychology, and has undertaken significant additional training in areas including Schema Therapy, EMDR and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Simon specialises in dealing with Anxiety, Depression, Personality Disorders & Relationship issues through a range of treatment modalities. He believes that positive change can come from a greater understanding of oneself, and works collaboratively with his clients to help them achieve their goals
Simon is a highly respected Psychologist with 15 years' experience delivering Government services, Corporate Psychology and clinical therapeutic interventions. He holds a 6 year Masters degree in Applied Psychology, and has undertaken significant additional training in areas including Schema Therapy, EMDR and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Simon specialises in dealing with Anxiety, Depression, Personality Disorders & Relationship issues through a range of treatment modalities. He believes that positive change can come from a greater understanding of oneself, and works collaboratively with his clients to help them achieve their goals
(08) 6490 9967 View (08) 6490 9967
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Mary Scott
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified
Subiaco, WA 6008
Therapy can be beneficial when something has challenged our usual ways of coping or because of an awareness that something in our lives doesn't feel right. Triggers might include anxiety, anger or low mood, illness such as cancer or a heart condition, increased stress, relationship problems, bereavement, or a life transition. You might be looking for emotional support as well as a "road map" and some "navigational skills" to help find the best path for you.
Therapy can be beneficial when something has challenged our usual ways of coping or because of an awareness that something in our lives doesn't feel right. Triggers might include anxiety, anger or low mood, illness such as cancer or a heart condition, increased stress, relationship problems, bereavement, or a life transition. You might be looking for emotional support as well as a "road map" and some "navigational skills" to help find the best path for you.
(08) 6118 7139 View (08) 6118 7139
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Sally Jayne Gatt
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Subiaco, WA 6008
SALLY JAYNE GATT is a registered clinical psychologist with postgrad. training in family and relationships therapy and a background in nursing. Her CLINICAL FOCUS is on RELATIONSHIP THERAPY, in private practice at St QUENTINS CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY (stquentinspsychology.com.au/sally-gatt) in Claremont WA. Sally has a passion in working with individual adults, couples or families focussing on issues in relationships over a lifespan. She enjoys working with people who are struggling to cope in life due to mental illness, health problems, past or present family trauma, career stress or relationship difficulties.
SALLY JAYNE GATT is a registered clinical psychologist with postgrad. training in family and relationships therapy and a background in nursing. Her CLINICAL FOCUS is on RELATIONSHIP THERAPY, in private practice at St QUENTINS CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY (stquentinspsychology.com.au/sally-gatt) in Claremont WA. Sally has a passion in working with individual adults, couples or families focussing on issues in relationships over a lifespan. She enjoys working with people who are struggling to cope in life due to mental illness, health problems, past or present family trauma, career stress or relationship difficulties.
(08) 7079 4304 View (08) 7079 4304
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Carmel Bob
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Subiaco, WA 6008
Carmel is experienced in working with young adults, adults and couples in the areas of anxiety and depression, trauma, PTSD, personality disorders , adjustment issues, cross cultural issues, grief and loss and relationship issues including; affairs, communication difficulties, assisted fertility, loss of intimacy and exit counselling
Carmel is experienced in working with young adults, adults and couples in the areas of anxiety and depression, trauma, PTSD, personality disorders , adjustment issues, cross cultural issues, grief and loss and relationship issues including; affairs, communication difficulties, assisted fertility, loss of intimacy and exit counselling
(08) 6118 7213 View (08) 6118 7213
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Andrew MacKinnon
Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified
Subiaco, WA 6008
I am a Psycho-analytic Psychotherapist (Group Analyst) and Occupational Therapist with 20 years of experience of supporting people to live lives that have meaning and purpose in the context of mental health issues. I have specialised in supporting patients who have experienced a difficult start in life in some way. This includes experience of attachment disruptions such as separation, loss or inconsistencies from attachment figures or trauma such as abuse and neglect.
I am a Psycho-analytic Psychotherapist (Group Analyst) and Occupational Therapist with 20 years of experience of supporting people to live lives that have meaning and purpose in the context of mental health issues. I have specialised in supporting patients who have experienced a difficult start in life in some way. This includes experience of attachment disruptions such as separation, loss or inconsistencies from attachment figures or trauma such as abuse and neglect.
(08) 6490 9948 View (08) 6490 9948

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Psychodynamic Counsellors

Is psychodynamic therapy evidence-based?

Studies have found psychodynamic therapy to be effective in treating conditions like social anxiety, eating disorders, chronic pain, some personality disorders, and depression; indeed, some studies have found it to be just as effective as CBT or medication. What’s more, several studies have found that the benefits of psychodynamic therapy tend to endure—even grow—long after treatment has ended.

How long does psychodynamic therapy last?

Unlike CBT and other more structured forms of therapy, psychodynamic therapy tends to be open-ended and may not be limited to a set number of sessions. It is common for clients to be in therapy for a year or longer and to see their therapist one to three times a week, though the exact schedule and timeline may vary depending on a client’s challenges and progress. However, brief psychodynamic therapy is available, which tends to be more goal-oriented and typically unfolds over 16 to 30 sessions.

Does psychodynamic therapy work?

Research finds that psychodynamic therapy can help someone manage or reduce symptoms of diagnosable mental health conditions like depression or anxiety. The modality may also offer a range of benefits that are harder to measure but just as valuable—such as increased self-worth or healthier relationships. While no therapy type will work for everyone, research and anecdotal evidence suggest that psychodynamic therapy can be highly effective.

What are the limitations of psychodynamic therapy?

Some meta-analyses have concluded that there is little evidence to suggest that psychodynamic therapy can effectively treat certain mental health conditions such as PTSD, OCD, or psychosis, though it is sometimes used to do so. More broadly, the open-ended, free-association structure of psychodynamic therapy may be frustrating for clients who prefer a more structured, time-limited, or goal-oriented approach.