Psychodynamic Therapists in Lafayette, CA

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Cynthia Cutshall
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I primarily use relational, psychodynamic , and multicultural approaches.
Psychotherapy can alleviate psychological pain, help you know yourself better, and create opportunities to build healthier relationships. We will work together to get to know you, paying attention to your cultural context. This endeavor can bring to your awareness important unnoticed or unnamed patterns that have been causing you pain or difficulty. Most importantly, sharing your story with someone who empathizes can bring great relief.
LGBTQ+
Female
(925) 297-6528 
Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
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Andrea (Andy) Cecile Bohn
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, MPH, MS
Verified
Is there something in your life preventing you from being your best self? Struggling with an addiction? Waking up feeling there must be more to life? Frequently anxious? Let me help you make changes to alter your inner life. You deserve to be happy. I am a warm, enthusiastic and direct therapist, insightful and a good listener. My work is attachment based with psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral leanings, topic directed. Let's navigate through your experiences and feelings together. Begin your road to recovery now. Acquire tools to help you move forward. Specialties: relationships, addiction/ recovery, depression, anxiety, bipolar.
LGBTQ+
Female
(510) 497-0848 
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Lafayette, CA 94549
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Jennifer R Panish
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I work from a Psychodynamic and relational orientation often pulling in interventions from a more cognitive and integrative approach.
As a Clinical Psychologist, I help people create meaningful change in their lives. My approach is self empowering and compassionate with a sensitivity to cultural differences and social justice. My strength as a therapist is in making deep connections with people, creating a sense of safety and helping clients identify and confront their issues. My personality style is warm, sincere, and down to earth. Those who see me describe me as someone who is "caring, warm, a great listener, interactive, and offers honest insightful feedback."
LGBTQ+
Female
(510) 488-2492 
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Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
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Sheila Lynn Matz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I am a licensed therapist who works with children, adults, and families, and am someone who believes in the resilience and innate healing potential in each individual. It is my job to work with my clients to come up with a plan to address their mental health concerns and to improve their well being. I have training in cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, client-centered therapy, and family systems therapy.
LGBTQ+
Female
(925) 968-4164 
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Lafayette, CA 94549
Julia Di Rienzo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified
When you make the decision to further your understanding of yourself, you are one step closer to feeling empowered to living the life that you envision. With a compassionate mind, I am looking forward to supporting and guiding you through the changes that lead to positive growth. With a blend of psychodynamic , cognitive, and mindfulness-based psychotherapy approaches, I provide support and practical feedback to help you effectively address personal issues and life challenges.
LGBTQ+
Female
(925) 392-3844 
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Lafayette, CA 94549
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TheraThrive Counseling & Assessment
Counselor, PhD, LPCC, BC-TMH
Verified
All services are online via secure video call! If you feel overwhelmed by anxiety, high sensitivity, loneliness or relationship problems, or if your child or teen struggles with excessive worry, moodiness or sadness, you don't need to manage alone. We are a group of authentic and interactive therapists who are strengths-based in our approach. Let us help you (or your child, teen, family member) gain insight and understanding, learn emotional regulation, improve your relationships, alleviate stress and anxiety, improve satisfaction at work/school, and experience well-being, exuberance for life, and empowerment. www.TheraThrive.com
LGBTQ+
Female
(925) 350-8130 
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Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
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Laura N. Naman
Psychologist, MA, PhD
Verified
Hello. If you are exploring the Psychology today website you are likely searching for answers, help, or change for yourself, a family member, or loved one through a difficult experience. If you are taking this step for the first time, in need of additional psychological services, or looking to change providers I commend you for taking this step forward. My hope and goal for each client/family I work with is to help you achieve a “Eureka!” moment and make meaningful and change propelling personal discoveries – whether through the psychotherapy services that I offer or the psychological testing/evaluation services that I offer.
LGBTQ+
Female
(925) 900-5328 
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Lafayette, CA 94549
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Colette M. Bischer-Choate
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
It takes courage and awareness to seek therapy. If you are experiencing depression or anxiety, difficult relationships (past or present) or going through a life transition I may be able to help. Together we will work to determine whether this will be short-term solution focused treatment or more long-term, deeper work. We will build a safe place for you to experience yourself and help you to identify your strengths as well as areas of challenge. A place that is yours to receive the care you need.
LGBTQ+
Female
(925) 974-9029 
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Lafayette, CA 94549
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Haley Hewitt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, E-RYT
Verified
My name is Haley Hewitt and I specialize in individual, couples, and family therapy. I believe that because we are complex and unique individuals, an approach that integrates both mind and body is essential for the healing, growth, and resiliency that is the goal of therapeutic counseling. Treatment specializations include: Therapy for depression and anxiety, couples counseling, children and adolescents, work and career issues, stress and/or pain management, life transitions, self-esteem, mental illness/mental health issues, gender and/or sexual identity, and LGBTQIA-lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual communities.
LGBTQ+
Female
(925) 275-5742 
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Lafayette, CA 94549
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Judy Bensinger-Haynes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, MA, LMFT , #114669
Verified
These days there are times when we need someone to talk to. For the past forty years I have embraced individuals who have experienced shame, anxiety, social anxiety, depression and stress. Individuals and families served have had questions and concerns related to caring for family members with special needs and adoptions. My approach is optimistic, empathic and enhances attachments and relationships. My wish is to lessen stress and provide advocacy. Whether your journey is individual, infant-child related or a family dream; I will work to support you and your loved ones in a warm and engaging therapeutic relationship.
LGBTQ+
Female
(925) 357-9994 
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Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
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Ines M Vaniman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
There are so many different reasons to seek therapy and it is my job to get you to where you want to get, as quickly as possible. I am a down to earth, experienced therapist. I use scientifically proven approaches, based on the needs and preferences of my patients. I focus on building strong relationships and providing a space where we can develop and implement a plan to make meaningful change happen. I have over 15 years of experience working in this field and feel very passionate about this work.
LGBTQ+
Female
(925) 246-2964 
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Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
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Rebecca Kraus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I am passionate about helping others live more authentic, satisfying and functional lives! With almost 20 years of experience, my work draws from the latest research and extensive training in mind/body health, neuroscience, attachment and relationships, complex trauma and PTSD and mindfulness practice.  My goal is to create a supportive and enriching environment where we can address your needs in a thoughtful, compassionate and effective manner.
LGBTQ+
Female
(510) 466-1447 
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Lafayette, CA 94549
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Waitlist for new clients
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Marguerite Stagg
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified
I offer treatment for both individuals and couples, primarily addressing depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, relational issues, family conflict, life transitions and health issues. I focus on the comprehensive picture of each person’s circumstance in order to bring about change that is sustainable and lasting for you. I will work with you in a collaborative manner, discovering your strengths in order to build upon the tools and skills that you already have to work towards your objectives.
LGBTQ+
Female
(925) 298-9705 
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Lafayette, CA 94549
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Clare Ames-Klein
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I have worked as a clinical psychologist for over 20 years in the Bay area. My practice is diverse because I like to work with a wide range of individuals and issues. I see adults, adolescents and couples with a broad range of psychological and relationship problems. I have special interest in relationship issues, woman's issues, parenting and health-related problems, including catastrophic illness.
LGBTQ+
Female
(925) 308-5644 
Lafayette, CA 94549
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Dawn Shifreen-Pomerantz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, Psychoa
Verified
I believe patients come to us because they feel grief, anxiety, depression and traumatized or alienated from themselves and others. The suffering you experience comes in many forms and you do not always have the words to say what you feel. I specialize in working with adults and adolescents whom have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, creative blocks, ADHD, chronic somatic pains and/or are experiencing grief and loss. I also work with couples and families. I have a specialization in expressive arts therapy and sandtray for those who may have difficulty expressing their feelings, memories and experiences through verbal means.
LGBTQ+
Female
(925) 263-6612 
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Lafayette, CA 94549
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Katie Malone, TheraThrive Online Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
All services are online via secure video call! Do you, or your child, struggle with intense emotions? Do either of you spend time feeling alone and searching for meaning? Maybe you find it difficult to increase your sense of self-worth, and wonder what to do? If any of these questions resonate with you, then you have come to the right place. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#99859) and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (#4606), and I genuinely enjoy and feel honored to work with each of my clients, and provide them with the support they need to meet their goals.
LGBTQ+
Female
(925) 326-6614 x2 
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Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
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Patsy Mickens
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, BA
Verified
Many of my clients report that our work has changed their lives. Clients share that they moved from feeling hopeless to feeling happy to be alive; from being overwhelmed by grief to feeling joyful again, even as they carry their grief; and they share how good and empowering it feels to live from the heart. I specialize in adults and couples (all sexual orientations; all types of relationships). My goal for you is not only to reap the benefits of feeling better because your depression has lifted or your anxiety has quelled, but to thrive, in every way.
LGBTQ+
Female
(925) 297-5064 
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Lafayette, CA 94549
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Sherry Anne Chase
Psychologist, PhD, RN
Verified
My perspective embraces self-awareness as one of the main instruments in helping free up trauma. Fuller awareness removes the fear of the unknown, gives us distance from distress and the ability to disconnect from automatic behaviors that perpetuate negative reactions and feelings. In the words of international trauma experts “its teaching our clients how to focus on new stimuli they normally might not have noticed...” with “conscious inhibition of old responses”(Jana Fisher and Pat Ogden, March 2011). The intricacies of our humanness prevents freedom from all depression, anxiety, neurosis and traumatic bodily sensations. Yet.....
LGBTQ+
Female
(510) 470-6907 
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Lafayette, CA 94549
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Emy Zettner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Therapy offers potential for healing and opportunity for growth, and I am passionate about supporting clients through this process. I work with individuals, couples, and families in a variety of practice areas including anxiety, depression, relational conflict, identity development, and life transitions. I believe that each person has a unique story and carries valuable potential that is waiting to be unlocked and refined. I guide clients toward developing the personal strength and balance needed to meet life’s challenges, and I empower clients to live authentic, purposeful, and connected lives. I help clients uncover patterns that they seek to change and work with them to find new, creative solutions for moving forward to achieve their goals. As a former educator, I have extensive experience working with children and adolescents. I understand the challenges that both children and parents face in today’s world and how these affect family dynamics. Since relational interactions are important to mental and emotional health, I work with clients on developing positive communication skills in order to experience more fulfilling and harmonious relationships in all areas of life.
LGBTQ+
Female
(925) 403-4011 
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Lafayette, CA 94549
Offers online therapy
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Johanna Marie McShane
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I have two main specialties. I work with athletes, dancers and musicians of all levels, and business executives who are in transitions as a result of injuries, retirement, or the desire to make changes in direction with their sport, instrument or career; as well as often working with their family members. I also consult with high schools, universities, and professional coaching, training and teaching staffs about their teams and about individual athletes who are in transitions. My other specialty is training clinicians to work with all types of eating disorders, and working directly with people who suffer from eating disorders.
LGBTQ+
Female
(925) 308-5774 
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Lafayette, CA 94549
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Psychodynamic Therapists
Psychodynamic therapy in Lafayette, also known as insight-oriented therapy, evolved from Freudian psychoanalysis. Like adherents of psychoanalysis, psychodynamic therapists believe that bringing the unconscious into conscious awareness promotes insight and resolves conflict. But psychodynamic therapy is briefer and less intensive than psychoanalysis and also focuses on the relationship between the therapist and the client, as a way to learn about how the client relates to everyone in their life.