Psychodynamic Therapists in Oakville, ON

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Samia Malik-Noor
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a Registered Psychotherapist providing psychodynamic psychotherapy for individuals, by telephone . I specialize in the treatment of depression, anxiety, bereavement, anger, addictions and trauma. I also assist people in their understanding of how these and other such difficulties can affect their relationships with themselves (low self esteem), and with others (families, friends and colleagues) and vice versa. This understanding opens up the avenues for change that you may be looking for. I believe that we all have a natural striving for health, but often lose connection with it due to life's vicissitudes.
(855) 969-4567
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Oakville, ON L6J
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Anuja Pandey
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Verified
In my 5th year of a 6-year psychotherapy training program, I see clients under the expert guidance of a clinical supervisor. This affords you the beneficial insights of two professionals on your case. With a psychodynamic psychotherapy focus, I employ a somatic, trauma-informed approach to the unconscious roots of emotional suffering, using attachment-theory as my guide. The client-therapist relationship is considered fundamental to the process and acts as a window into the repetitive patterns that can keep us stuck, where we don't want to be.
(289) 512-2661
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Oakville, ON L6H
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Barbara Lesniak
Psychological Associate, MA, C, Psych, Assoc
Verified
Verified
I offer various therapeutic modalities: DBT, IFS, Trauma Informed, Somatic Experiencing, Attachment-based Therapy, Psychodynamic , Mindfulness and Self-Compassion based approaches.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, unresolved trauma or relationship issues with your partner, parent or yourself? Perhaps you hard on yoursef, critical or "empty". I am passionate about assisting you in restoring the sense of personal power, facilitate growth and/or healing important relationships. Together we will explore the sources of your present or ongoing struggle and co-create a more effective blueprint on how to regain control over your difficulty. The better we understand our inner emotional life, the easier it is to change destructive and self-sabotaging behaviour patterns and repetitions.
(647) 493-3517
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Oakville, ON L6H
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Sana Huda
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q), MA
Verified
Verified
I aim to work collaboratively and understand my clients by using techniques from CBT, emotion-focused, psychodynamic , and mindfulness based therapies.
Welcome! At some point, you may have experienced stress, felt anxious, overwhelmed, sad, or depressed. No one is immune to these common, human conditions. Sometimes, we can work such emotions out on our own by changing our lifestyles, reading books, taking classes, or through talking with friends and family members. Other times, we notice patterns that we haven’t been able to change on our own, or issues start to overwhelm us and negatively affect our lives, relationships, and work. I hope to create a warm and supportive environment where my clients are encouraged to seek positive change and growth.
(647) 818-7367
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Oakville, ON L6K
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Spring Psychology and Wellness Centre
Psychologist, PsyD, CPsych
Verified
Verified
Our psychologists have a foundation in psychodynamic theory with an integration of more structured techniques like CBT.
As the words “Spring” and “Wellness” suggest we at Spring Psychology and Wellness Centre aim to install hope, motivation and optimism when working with you. We work collaboratively with you when providing assessment, treatment and consultation services. At Spring Psychology and Wellness Centre we embrace inclusion and diversity and offer services in confidence with a warm, nonjudgmental, empathic approach that is also holistic. We welcome learning more about you, your experiences and perspectives and invite you to reach out to continue your journey of wellness and resilience.
(289) 273-9670
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Oakville, ON L6L
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Forest Hill Centre (Formally Dr. Bot & Associates)
Psychologist, PsyD, CPsych
Verified
Verified
Our Treatment Modalities are client centred and customized to the unique needs of the individual and can include CBT, contemporary psychodynamic and psychoanalytic relational approaches, mindfulness, behavioural desensitization.
We believe in our clients capacities to evolve and transcend their challenges. Our mandate is to partner with our clients to help them become the best possible versions of themselves where they are more fully engaged with their lives, less burdened by emotional suffering and troubled relationships while actively realizing their potential.
(416) 505-5629
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Oakville, ON L6M
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Barbara Burrows
Licensed Psychoanalyst, RP, ATPPP
3 Endorsed
3 Endorsed
Psychodynamic /psychoanalytic treatment helps people master psychological difficulties, takes a long time, gives lasting results and is hard work. If you feel ready to do this work, I may be able to help you. See my website for fuller discussion about the efficacy of psychodynamic treatment and the type of problems that can be addressed with this approach.
(905) 335-8803
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Oakville, ON L6K
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Stacey Beach
Psychologist, PsyD, CPsych
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
She is also skilled in incorporating elements of other evidence-based approaches such as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), and brief psychodynamic therapy to assist with clients' specific concerns.
***Now accepting new clients**** Dr. Beach holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and is Registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. Her training and experience allow her to provide effective therapy for a variety of common problems such as anxiety, depression, coping with stress, relationship issues, grief and loss, trauma, and others. Dr. Beach takes a collaborative and integrative approach, tailoring treatment to the personality and needs of each client.
(365) 657-1047
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Oakville, ON L6K
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Megan English
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, RDMP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I offer an environment where change can be explored in creative and practical ways. Mindful conversation and reflection, compassion for self and the practice of both cognitive and somatic strategies are incorporated into each session. I believe that therapy is a co-created experience. It is important to me that people find new resources and enhance the ones that are already available to them. My approach is influenced by somatic psychology, interpersonal neurobiology, attachment theory, developmental, relational and psychodynamic schools of psychology.
(289) 806-1748
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Oakville, ON L6J
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Marilyn Turner
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
We will work together to create achievable goals utilizing Cognitive, Psychodynamic and Emotionally Focused therapies, among others.
In my thirty eight years of providing social work and psychotherapy services, I have learned that people seek counselling when they find themselves in difficult and painful situations. To makes matters more complex, the coping skills that they have learned to date are not providing relief or resolution. To put it simply - my clients want help in becoming “unstuck”. Counselling provides an opportunity to be understood and to learn new ways of perceiving and solving problems. My clients are able to expand their capacity to cope with multiple stressors and conflicts and are able to create a new vision of themselves and their future.
(289) 802-0749
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Oakville, ON L6J
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Monica Lazarescu
Psychologist, MA, CPsych
Verified
Verified
I believe in using a holistic and multi-cultural approach by integrating psychodynamic , attachment theory and trauma-informed modalities, in genuine and compassionate ways to help clients find the courage to explore their strengths, values and potential.
I offer psychotherapy services to children and teenagers who struggle with anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem, as well as to their parents interested in developing successful parenting strategies to support their kids overcome their struggles. I also provide comprehensive psychoeducational evaluations for learning and attentional difficulties, developmental delays, and autism spectrum disorder. I provide English and French psychoeducational assessments to children with diverse developmental, learning, and socio-emotional needs.
(289) 274-7138
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Oakville, ON L6K
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Samantha Daniel
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified
Verified
I am trained in many different modalities including psychodynamic psychotherapy, client-centred approaches, and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT).
My clinical practice is focused on helping people work through anxiety, depression, trauma, identity concerns, and relationship issues. I have extensive experience working therapeutically with people who are having difficulties navigating the transitions associated with pregnancy and postpartum, including perinatal anxiety and depression. I also have experience working with folks who identify as neurodivergent.
(289) 276-8697
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Oakville, ON L6J
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The Therapy Centre
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
The Therapy Centre is a full service psychology practice. We offer services to children, teens, adults, couples, and families. We offer psychological and neuropsychological assessment and treatment services for a wide variety of issues listed below. All of our clinicians are well trained in empirically validated treatment models, including: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Relational Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and EMDR. Each of our clinicians has an area of expertise and tailors treatment to target therapeutic goals.
(289) 312-0104
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Oakville, ON L6M
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Oksana Gravets
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsych
Verified
Verified
I am a Clinical Psychologist registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. I am a member of OPA and CACBT. I utilize a variety of evidence-based treatment models including Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness and Motivational Interviewing (MI), as well as Prolonged Exposure. I work with a wide range of presenting difficulties, including depression, anxiety (social anxiety, panic, generalized anxiety, phobias), anger, insomnia, chronic pain, bereavement, relationship difficulties, addictions, chronic health problems and trauma.
(289) 813-8236
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Oakville, ON L6K
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Sammet Counselling and Consulting Services
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, Psy
Verified
Verified
I have been working for 43 years in a variety of counselling environments with various populations of people or on specific client issues. I work with my clients towards their goals. It is not my job to tell people what is right or wrong in their lives but I will bring different perspectives, information about research, suggest strategies for change, books, use my experience and training to support my clients in moving towards resolution of their unique challenges.
(844) 332-3121
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Oakville, ON L6L
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Leigh C Clarke
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified
Verified
Hi, thank you for visiting my page. I believe the therapeutic relationship must be built on trust and connection in order to be effective. In my practice I offer a safe, inclusive, non judgemental environment. I encourage emotional exploration and expression and I am here for you, to listen and facilitate with compassion. My hope for our work together, is you will move forward in a meaningful way and find strength and new tools to take with you. The foundation of my practice has been built on spirituality, mindfulness and emotionally focused therapy-attachment science. I also work with somatic inquiry and energy therapies.
(289) 206-8408
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Oakville, ON L6J
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Gillian Marit
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, MSc
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
The pain of loss can be overwhelming and feeling alone in your grief only makes it harder. I am here to listen and stand with you. Life is full of loss, whether it’s a death, the end of a relationship, a traumatic event, hopes and dreams lost, grief is all around. We experience anger and disbelief, guilt, and sadness. Our bodies pay the price as we struggle through our days. We look for support around us, but are sometimes let down by the response we get. I lived this reality while struggling through my own grief. You may have found yourself here because you dream of feeling better one day, but you fear it’s not possible.
(289) 670-0826
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Oakville, ON L6K
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Lorena Patrucco
Registered Psychotherapist, ECE, BA, (Ed), MA, RP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Is your child or teen often feeling angry, depressed, or anxious? Is there tension in your home holding unresolved issues? Are you at your last wit’s end? Children problems can easily create turmoil in your home or school impacting their relationship with you and/or peers. We will be happy to help you and your child to re-gain your family harmony and create concrete solutions to address your concerns!
(647) 694-0379
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Oakville, ON L6M
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David Johnston
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CRPO, OCT
Verified
Verified
David is an individual, couples/relationship, and family therapist. He believes in creating a safe space where people of all backgrounds are welcome, and where clients feel seen, heard, valued, and supported. He works together with clients to empower inherent strengths and skills in those that he sees. Here, clients can discover greater feelings of connection, understanding, curiosity and mindfulness in their lives.
(289) 812-0243
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Oakville, ON L6J
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Michaela Schwandner
Counsellor, MEd, RP
Verified
Verified
I hold a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Education with specializations in counselling and psychology. I am registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists. My experiences encompass working with adolescents and their families, as well as individuals who struggle with symptoms related to depression and/or anxiety, relationship issues, family conflict or grief/loss. My approach can best be described as holistic as it integrates emotional, mental, physical and social aspects of people's lives. I have been discribed by my clients as compassionate, knowledgeable and respectfully challenging them if past coping strategies have not been working,
(844) 332-2651
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Oakville, ON L6J
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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.