Psychodynamic Therapists in La Mirada, CA

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Mahsa Hojat
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, CCTP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I use cognitive behavioral, attachment, and psychodynamic theories.
My experience includes 12 years of helping people improve and repair their relationships. I also assist with individuals and couples with overcoming anxiety, sadness, fear, isolation, inability to trust or build meaningful relationships. If you are having distresses due to relationships at home, work, with the family or being unable to connect with others, I look forward to the opportunity to be of assistance. Very often, we struggle with sadness, difficulty with life transitions or obstacles in relationships. You are in charge and I will act as a guide, collaborator and help you pursue your dreams.
(562) 269-1373
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La Mirada, CA 90638
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J Michael Russell
Licensed Psychoanalyst, PhD, PsyD, NCC
Combining existential and psychodynamic approaches is controversial.
I mainly work with clients who are "psychologically minded" and interested in examining long-standing personality traits that may get in the way of having fulfilling personal and professional lives. Often my clients are therapists or aspiring therapists. I am an Emeritus Professor and a "Research Psychoanalyst." That means I have a PhD in Philosophy and have also trained in counseling and acquired a PsyD in Psychoanalysis. What I offer draws from this mix of backgrounds. I most like working with individuals (and couples and groups) who want to be challenged on both an intellectual and an emotional level.
(714) 497-3917
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So Cal Christian Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am a psychodynamic therapist utilizing different modalities that focus on the underlying motivations that drive thoughts, feelings and behaviors.
My name is Kathryn Holguin and I am a Christian licensed Marriage and Family Therapist dedicated to providing a safe space for people to openly share their thoughts and feelings. It is common for people to be hesitant or have negative feelings about going to therapy. It is my desire to reassure you that I will approach our sessions with empathy, warmth and a nonjudgmental perspective as you take steps towards seeking help. My desire is for you to feel empowered and experience growth and healing as a result of spending time together.
(562) 526-0959
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Michelle Theresa Oh
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I believe that therapy is a sacred space where a client and therapist encounter to make transformative changes as a team. My indescribable joy as a therapist is to witness my clients rise from the misery of depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, parenting issues, and troubled relationships. These are my specialties guided by a principle that St. Irenaeus best describes, “a human fully alive is the glory of God.” I help clients connect with their inner potential and resources and build effective coping strategies specific to the personality, lifestyle, and predicament.
(562) 352-1324
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La Mirada, CA 90638
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Julie Mullen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Julie is a Somatic Therapist who is able to use body awareness and body-based interventions to support the client and their nervous system. Deep transformative work can be done by integrating parts of ourselves left in the shadows within the context of a safe relational container.
(714) 497-2413
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La Mirada, CA 90638
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Jasmine Wilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Troubled by constant worry and overthinking? Has adulthood left you feeling overwhelmed and uncertain about your future? Has the pressure to keep it all together gotten to be too much? Between work or school, family and friends, and all of your responsibilities, it feels like you can’t catch a break, and your typical self-care routine is no longer working. Self-doubt, conflict in your relationships, and uncertainty about your future only add to your distress. You're ready to feel at peace, to have confidence and trust in yourself, and to feel a sense of empowerment over your life.
(714) 880-8619
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La Mirada, CA 90638
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Damian P. Fowler
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, APPC
Verified
Verified
Helping others has always been a passion of mine. Throughout the years I have truly enjoyed providing quality psychotherapy to children, adolescents, families, couples, and individuals from all walks of life. I have worked with various populations and age demographics. I have experience working with various types of multicultural couples; victims of trauma, anxiety, depression, and many other debilitating issues. I am here to be of service to you and therefore, I am available throughout the week and also provide Telehealth services.
(949) 449-2563
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La Mirada, CA 90638
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Amy Marie Tanner-Neely
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
With warmth and compassion, I offer insight and coping strategies to strengthen you in your personal journey. My hope is that through our sessions you’ll come to realize you are not alone; I will be here every step of the way. As we discuss the importance of practical problem solving skills combined with a growth mindset, my hope is that will experience personal growth in a variety of areas - physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual - as you find purpose in your struggle and healing from pain. Help is available, and peace and joy are possible.
(714) 515-7632
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La Mirada, CA 90638
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Adele Lyman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
This sense of loss feels like an old story - even if you're not sure what's been lost. But in those moments when you dare to be still, you feel the gnawing in your soul. It's easier to just keep busy to escape the emptiness inside. It's possible to go on like this for a very long time. And many people do. You may even have been among the more successful ones. But now something has happened that exposed old wounds and vulnerabilities, and the pain is even harder to ignore. Despite your best efforts, anxiety and depression are getting the better of you, and relational hurts cut deeply. You feel so alone.
(562) 526-7957
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La Mirada, CA 90638
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Michael Paul Mikulski
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My job is to see the world through your eyes, understand as much as I can what is happening to you. I test for symptoms. We find a baseline to get an accurate measure of what you are feeling or experiencing. Once I get that, we move to the next step of deciding together which problem to work on, and we create a priority of problems to address if there is more than one. We work as a team.
(714) 923-4398
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La Mirada, CA 90638
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Beth Sopkin
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am eager to serve a client who is looking to set personal and professional boundaries, develop coping skills, process something from the past, or learn ways to better deal with others. Together we will create a realistic treatment plan and get you on the life path you were meant to be on. I offer a multicultural approach to my work, inviting people of different cultures, ethnicities, races, LGBTQ+ identities, and ages to feel comfortable in a shared space with me. I specialize in Art therapy which means we can use art in therapy to unearth visual representations of the unconscious mind.
(714) 695-5215
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La Mirada, CA 90638
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Rebecca Langenwalter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
If you are experiencing emotional distress on a regular basis, the strategies you are using to fix problems may need to be revised. Its time to seek help. I provide a supportive place for you to talk about the issues you are facing. In a collaborative and personalized approach, I help my clients gain insight and enact changes, leading to more intimate connections with the significant people in their lives. I provide short term and long term therapy for teens, couples, families, and individuals. My expertise includes addressing past trauma or loss, helping teens to find meaning, and couples to reconnect again.
(562) 548-7602
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La Mirada, CA 90638
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Mia Berman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Hi my name is Mia. I’m a licensed clinical social worker based in California who is compassionate and focused on helping others navigate through the ups and downs of everyday life. I have a wide range of experience working with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, and addiction. I have also worked in corrections facilities, so can assist if you or a loved one is facing incarceration.
(714) 364-9096
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La Mirada, CA 90638
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Bree Cullinan
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As a strength based therapist my goal is to help you uncover your strengths, help you feel empowered, understand patterns of behaviors, and become the best version of yourself. Painful and difficult emotions often arise after life events, coming in the way of relationships with family, friends, partners or co-workers. Using a collaborative approach, we can together to improve negative thought patterns in life and to help you live life to the fullest.
(424) 363-4374
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La Mirada, CA 90638
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Straight Talk Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
We focus on supporting individuals and their family members through their difficult struggles with anxiety, depression, challenging life transitions, stress management, parenting, relationship & family conflicts.
(562) 943-0195
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La Mirada, CA 90638
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Ashley McLaughlin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
If you are seeking healing from your past, healthier relationships, and personal growth, I would love the opportunity to come alongside you on your journey. Healing can happen in a collaborative, compassionate, and supportive therapeutic relationship. I want to help you break free from the bonds of your past so that you are able to reach your fullest potential in the future. I primarily work from a humanistic client centered approach and utilize EMDR to help individuals reprocess past trauma and unhealthy belief systems. I strive to create a supportive and safe environment to process through these barriers to healing.
(949) 569-5519
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La Mirada, CA 90638
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Lana Cohen
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
You're feeling depressed, isolated, frustrated and angry with the state of the world. And yet you're still expected to keep up with overwhelming pressures and demands of day to day life. All this stress can cause us to lose sight of what’s important. But it doesn't have to be this way. What if you could get back in touch with your own hopes, dreams, and desires? I work with individuals struggling with depression, bipolar disorder, job and career stress, loneliness, and relationship conflicts.
(747) 269-6061
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La Mirada, CA 90638
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Daniel W. Puls
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My greatest strength and professional interest as a therapist is working with adults from an interpersonal, psycho-dynamic perspective assisting men and women to gain insight and understanding of how their early relationships and emotional experiences have influenced behavioral/relational patterns impacting them today. I assist people in making self-determined changes in their lives in the areas of thinking, feeling and behaving: the three primary components of the human being and how each is expressed and manifested in relationship to others. Spirituality is supported and integrated as my clients are personally inclined.
(562) 521-8083
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Linda E Yniguez
Psychologist, PhD, NAST
Verified
Verified
The best word to describe my practice is Integrative or Holistic. I believe that true health and wellness comes from addressing those issues that create imbalance in our lives, either on a physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual level. My style is best described as warm and accepting so that an environment based in understanding rather than judgement is created. From this place, I like to work in partnership with individuals, couples, and/or families, exploring their areas of concern, options for change, and direction toward overall well-being.
(562) 967-4900
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Vincent Brock
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
It really is time. Time to bring forward your strength to overcome your sadness and pain. Time to heal the wounds of trauma, chaos, and fear. Time to bring a peaceful balance to your day to day life. You can do this! We can do this! With some help and direction, some practice and patience, you can find positive, life changing results. We will work together; to develop behavioral strategies that can overcome your emotional challenges, build a more compassionate awareness of self and others, and bring clarity/ healing to the impact of past and present.
(562) 452-0815
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Psychodynamic Therapists

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.