Psychodynamic Therapists in Lafayette, CA

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Jennifer R Panish
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
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."
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(510) 488-2492
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Lafayette, CA 94549
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Cynthia Cutshall
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
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+
(925) 297-6528
Lafayette, CA 94549
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Andrea (Andy) Cecile Bohn
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, MPH, MS
Verified
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+
(510) 497-0848
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Lafayette, CA 94549
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Sheila Lynn Matz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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+
(925) 968-4164
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Lafayette, CA 94549
Julia Di Rienzo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified
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+
(925) 392-3844
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Lafayette, CA 94549
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Jon Schwab
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I collaboratively work with individuals and families towards personal awareness, healing, and growth. My treatment focuses on processing meaningful life events, underlying dynamics, and accompanying emotions. Utilizing a psychodynamic /existential lens, and implementing dialectical, experiential, and mindfulness based techniques, I attempt to facilitate insight, emotional integration, and movement towards your personal goals. My intention as a therapist is to clear the path that leads to your most realized and developed self.
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(925) 304-6342
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Brianna Tarpey Campbell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPC, MA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I enjoy using emotionally focused therapy as well as psychodynamic and humanistic therapy in my work.
Are you looking for an experienced therapist who has an open-mind and caring heart? I am here to help with anxiety, emotional reactivity, sadness, trauma, or any other needs. Through gentle, humanistic and action-oriented therapy, I will help you (and your partner) learn how to manage their feelings and incorporate positive coping. I provide careful listening and thoughtful guidance to help you (or your partner) learn about yourself and your strengths, to gain confidence and to achieve your goals. I want you to know that I'm here to meet you wherever you are in your journey!
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(206) 210-2008
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Marcus Davis
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Marcus utilizes a strengths-based and client-centered approach to therapy.  “I believe the human spirit has an astounding capacity for resilience against seemingly unbeatable odds and that the solutions we seek are already within us. I meet the client where they are and help build upon their existing skills to create a life they are excited about”.   Marcus’ background includes working with youth in residential housing settings, high schools, youth programs, unhoused families in crisis, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+ communities.
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(510) 327-3222
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Lafayette, CA 94549
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Ines M Vaniman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
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+
(925) 246-2964
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Lafayette, CA 94549
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Colette M. Bischer-Choate
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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+
(925) 204-3981
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Lafayette, CA 94549
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Judy Bensinger-Haynes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, MA, LMFT , #114669
Verified
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+
(925) 357-9994
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Lafayette, CA 94549
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Patsy Mickens
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, BA
Verified
Verified
Using a warm, open, non-judgmental and direct approach, I support my clients in connecting with their feelings (not just thoughts), and from there, what will be healing and right for them, in all aspects of their lives. 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 connect with yourself in such a way that you feel empowered to live the life you choose.
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(925) 297-5064
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Lafayette, CA 94549
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Bruce Sorenson
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Verified
Everyone has challenges and battles to fight. A pain-free life is not always possible. Even the strongest people amongst us need a little bit of help to work through some of life’s difficulties. Whether you struggle with depression, grief, anxiety, or other issues, you should know there is hope for better tomorrows.
LGBTQ+
(925) 248-4567
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Lafayette, CA 94549
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Johanna Marie McShane
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
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+
(925) 308-5774
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Lafayette, CA 94549
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Dawn Shifreen-Pomerantz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, Psychoa
Verified
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+
(925) 263-6612
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Lafayette, CA 94549
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Rebecca Caldwell
Psychological Associate, PsyD, MFA
Verified
Verified
Welcome. I work with adults who are curious about getting to the roots of their distress, and who are trying to make sense of patterns and beliefs that no longer serve them. Self-understanding can lead to subtle but profound shifts in our daily life, and we find we don’t need to 'do' anything differently to experience relief. I invite my clients to discuss whatever feels relevant in a given week, and through collaboration, we find our way to insight. This insight leads to a more authentic experience of self.
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(925) 940-0893
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Lafayette, CA 94549
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Katie Malone, TheraThrive Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
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+
(925) 966-2577 x2
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Lafayette, CA 94549
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Charvee Goel
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified
Verified
As a first-generation South Asian immigrant, my hope for my practice is to continue reducing cultural stigma and improving access to mental health services, especially for people of color. My work focuses on major life transitions such as divorce, graduating from high school, moving into the workforce, and aging into retirement. I also work to support those suffering with anxiety, depression, isolation, caregiver fatigue, grief especially as lasting effects of the pandemic.
LGBTQ+
(925) 248-4757
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Lafayette, CA 94549
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Kip Charles Leake
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Are you feeling stuck? Cynical about relationships? Anxious? Troubled by anger? Confused? Overwhelmed? By building on the power of the therapeutic relationship, I encourage self-discovery, authenticity, and offer coping skills that help people work through these challenges. use a personally tailored approach designed to promote clarity, insight, and growth. Let's find your blindspots. My special interests are: EMDR for trauma; life transitions such as aging, grief, divorce, and retirement. It's time to break old habits and get off of automatic pilot! "An unexamined life is not worth living." --Socrates
LGBTQ+
(925) 418-7272
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Lafayette, CA 94549
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TheraThrive Counseling & Assessment
Counselor, PhD, LPCC, BC-TMH
Verified
10 Endorsed
Verified
10 Endorsed
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
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(925) 350-8130
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Lafayette, CA 94549
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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.