Psychodynamic Therapists in Oshawa, ON

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Lindsay Hannah With Calming Minds Therapy And Wellness
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), HBSc, ADMH
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Based on individual needs, I will use techniques from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), solution focused therapy (SFT), motivational interviewing (MI) and psychodynamic theory.
Making change can feel like a daunting process. I am glad you are here. I support change through curiosity and being in the present moment. Though your past is important to help us understand your story, the focus will be on how we can change in the “here and now”. Suffering and distress can manifest in various ways, mentally, emotionally and physically. Listening and understanding to the cues your body gives you will arm you with the necessary tools to make changes in alignment with your goals. Only once we bring our thoughts, feelings and behaviours into our awareness can can we make change.
(289) 512-0443
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Cynthia Perry Brown
Registered Psychotherapist, RN, RP, BScN, BEd, MEd(Psy
Verified
Verified
I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, EMDR, Emotion Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Psychodynamic Theory to help clients achieve their goals.
I work with adults, youth and couples who are feeling distressed by issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship difficulties, workplace stress, family conflict, loss, physical illness, pain, and self-esteem. Often these difficulties are rooted in life experiences that have contributed to feelings of sadness, anger, self-doubt, and shame. In our work together you can learn to understand and change repetitive patterns of thinking and behavior, and learn to be more compassionate with yourself. We will also identify new skills and strategies that can help you to make positive changes in your life
(289) 312-4863
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Oshawa, ON L1H
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Julie Watson
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, B Ed, BA Hons
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I infuse humanistic, strengths-based and psychodynamic therapies into my client-centered approach while integrating evidence-based therapeutic treatments and strategies for clients.
I provide support for youth and adult clients of all ages facing a range of psychological struggles. Each of my clients is unique and on their own individual journey towards wellness. I will work with you to develop holistic treatment plans relevant to your unique, individual needs. Knowledge, specialized training, connection, empathy, and non-judgmental listening are strengths I use to support clients.
(365) 305-0380
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Emily Simkins-Strong
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I have training in a variety of treatment modalities, including psychodynamic therapy, Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), family therapy, and various trauma- and attachment-focused interventions.
I am a registered Clinical Psychologist licensed to work with children, adolescents, and families. I have expertise providing assessment and treatment for children and youth struggling with a range of difficulties, including depression, anxiety, OCD, emotion regulation struggles, and parent-child or family relational difficulties. I have specialized training and experience in the treatment of trauma-related struggles, including PTSD and attachment difficulties. I believe strongly in creating a safe, warm, playful, and accepting space in the therapy room, and in including parents in their child's treatment whenever possible.
(289) 812-1892
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Anand Mark Jaggernauth
Registered Psychotherapist, EMDR
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am trained in narrative therapy, emotion focused therapy, EMDR, sensorimotor, somatic, mindfulness, compassion and draw from strength & solutions, psychodynamic , CBT/DBT.
You will be welcomed into a safe and non-judgemental space where we will collaboratively explore the concerns that brings you to therapy at this time. My clinical experience includes working with clients who experience issues around trauma, anxiety, stress, depression, grief, loss, uncertainty, life transitions, feeling stuck, difficulty understanding emotions, self-esteem, identity, self worth, sense of self, inner critic, perfectionism, working with limiting beliefs and other typical stressors in life. Within a therapeutic relationship we will co-create a space for healing, transformation and growth.
(437) 747-7842
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Chelsey Mastroianni
Registered Psychotherapist, BA Hons, MA, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Do you believe that you need meaningful change in your life? Are you overwhelmed, worried, or feel a lack of enjoyment for the activities you once loved? Sometimes life presents us with challenges that create feelings of depression, anxiety, and the inability to cope, however, I'm here to let you know that it can get better. It's hard taking the first step towards healing and wellness, but I commend you for your courage in doing so.
(289) 277-4897
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Oshawa, ON L1K
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Michelle Garraway And The Relationship Agency
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My name is Michelle and I created The Relationship Agency because I know that we all do better when we have authentic, insightful, and secure relationships. Most couples who come to me are dealing with frequent arguing, a lack of trust, and a feeling like they don't know each other at all. They wonder where the love is gone and don't know what to do. When ADHD is present, they're fighting over the mess around the house, parenting, and everything in between and living with deep stress, sadness, and anxiety. My individual clients struggle with big life questions and the impacts of ADHD, they're trying their best but underperforming.
(289) 271-1909
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Oshawa, ON L1H
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Jared K Kovacs
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MPS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Before pursuing psychotherapy and counseling, I spent over ten years working with children/youth in the foster care system. There I gained experience working with individuals with complex trauma, FASD, anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges. My area’s of interest include religious trauma, navigating anxiety and depression, grief processing, identity formation, emotional regulation, and self-esteem.
(365) 655-6329
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Oshawa, ON L1J
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Amanda Bernard
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MACP
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
Accepting new clients - I’d like to thank you for taking the first courageous step of seeking help. It would be an absolute privilege to be a part of your journey towards growth, healing, and self-discovery. My mission is to provide all my clients with a safe, nonjudgmental, compassionate environment in which they are free to share their experiences, explore their purpose, identify their strengths, and ultimately find their happiness. Your past may influence your present, however, it does not need to determine your future.
(289) 216-6624
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Oshawa, ON L1H
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The Power Within
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Life's challenges can be an opportunity to gain a new perspective, to initiate changes and to transform your life. Whether you are feeling stuck, chronically stressed, having difficulties adjusting to life transitions, struggling with personal or work related challenges, relationships, health and responsibilities, as a Registered Psychotherapist, I can help support you especially during this COVID19 crisis.
(877) 216-7632
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Oshawa, ON L1K
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Kate Moebus
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MCP
Verified
Verified
Kate Moebus, MCP, RP, is a Registered Psychotherapist with over 7 years of experience in the field of mental health. Dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing environment, Kate offers confidential, evidence based, individual and group therapy to people who have experienced PTSD, anxiety, anger, domestic violence, sexual abuse, and substance misuse. Kate draws on a variety of traumainformed modalities including: Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Solution Focused therapy. Kate has worked in a variety of settings that include community agencies, hospitals, and private practice.
(365) 400-2290
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Oshawa, ON L1G
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Cassandra Mason
Pre-Licensed Professional, Intern
Verified
Verified
Currently completing practicum hours - Taking a collaborative approach to therapy, I will meet you where you are at in life and work with you to create a unique therapeutic experience. I truly believe that you are the expert in your own healing; I act as a toolbox for you to build and grow from. As no two individuals are the same, I tailor methods to acknowledge each individual’s uniqueness. I believe that the catalyst for change often lies in the environment therefore I am passionate about providing a safe, welcoming, and non-judgmental space to establish a strong therapeutic relationship and foster self-discovery.
(289) 778-4899
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Oshawa, ON L1H
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Felicity Debono
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA, RP (Q)
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you feeling discouraged, anxious, or downright depressed? Are you feeling like you cannot trust yourself anymore? Are you feeling like you need to finally start putting yourself first for once? I am here to help. I understand how vulnerable you may feel making the first step, but know I'm proud of you for coming even this far! If you want to start trusting yourself and building your confidence, we can create attainable goals and help you achieve them. I aim to provide a safe space through mindfulness based techniques, and other outside the box tools as well. If you feel most safe with a candle on, or rock music, I'm here for it!
(289) 272-8289
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Brianne E Dutrisac
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MA, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My ideal client is someone who is coming to therapy seeking help in a true intention to help themselves and grow. Despite the common theme of depression and anxiety among society, the need for help is conducive to finding inner strength and identity that correlates with a happier life. I will never turn down anyone seeking help in the form of support and the therapeutic process.
(289) 804-0694
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Oshawa, ON L1L
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Psychological & Counselling Services Group
Psychologist, PhD, CCFT, CPsych
Verified
Verified
We provide individual psychotherapy, couple therapy, family therapy, sex therapy, psychological and vocational assessment and psycho-educational assessment and intervention. We can help you and your family cope with and overcome life challenges, relationship conflicts, traumas, and mental health concerns. Our services are provided by registered psychologists, registered psychotherapists and experienced masters/doctoral clinicians under supervision.
(289) 207-6734
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Oshawa, ON L1H
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Kristen See
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, DTATI
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Do you struggle to regulate or understand your emotions? Would you like to feel supported and truly heard? I work to validate all of the effort that goes into caring for your mental health and calming stressful or negative thoughts. I have experience working with women and men; teens, millennials & adults navigating BPD, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, bipolar, narcissistic parents, breakups, and interpersonal trauma. I believe in working collaboratively and building relational depth as we strive towards securing wellness, authenticity, effective skills and solutions to suit your individual needs.
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Oshawa, ON L1H
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Angie Sauve at SpiritLed Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, BAPsych, M EXAT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My own life experiences have led me on this journey. Since I can remember I have always had a heart to see people living the life they were meant to live and witness that potential in those that choose to work with me. I have been led to work in many parts of the world from India, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Malawi and right here in Toronto and the Durham Region directly with underprivileged, homeless or at-risk youth, survivors of human trafficking, people from different developmental stages and life transitions including seniors in long-term care. Sometimes things happen in life and we do not know how to unpack everything ourselves.
(365) 653-0510
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Oshawa, ON L1K
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Simar Gill Lowther
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Life isn't always easy. Sometimes, even the strongest people amongst us need a little bit of help to work through some of life's more challenging situations. Whether you struggle with stress, anxiety, depression, relationships or trauma, you should know that there is hope.
(289) 277-4491
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Oshawa, ON L1G
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Katherine Valkanas
Art Therapist, MA, RP(Q), CCC, CATA
Verified
Verified
Art therapy is a form of therapy that combines the creative process of art making and the therapeutic alliance to build on self-expression and reflection of an individual’s lived experiences. Art therapy is beneficial for working on life obstacles & transitions, improving mental health, developing strategies in achieving goals, and enhancing insight & self-awareness.
(289) 273-9657
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Oshawa, ON L1K
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Staci N Weingust
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
I have over 25 years of experience in the field of Healthcare, with extensive experience working with clients with mental health issues, addiction issues, and court-related issues. During this time, I have worked with individuals of varying ages, couples, families and groups. I see people with a varied range of issues including mood disorders (depression, anxiety, bipolar), trauma, borderline personality, issues of psychosis, phobias, obsessive compulsive behaviours, eating disorders, dual diagnosis, sexual issues, conduct disorder, anger issues and behavioural concerns.
(647) 371-0849
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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.