Psychodynamic Therapists in Los Angeles, CA

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Stephen A. Diamond
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Dr. Diamond has been practicing psychotherapy for 40 years and is a licensed clinical and forensic psychologist. He is the author of Anger, Madness, and the Daimonic: The Psychological Genesis of Violence, Evil and Creativity (1996), and contributed chapters to Meeting the Shadow (1990), Spirituality & Psychological Health (2005), Forensic Psychiatry:Influences of Evil (2006), Encyclopedia of Psychology & Religion (2009), and Contemporary Theory and Practice in Counseling & Psychotherapy (SAGE, 2015). A former pupil and protege of existential psychoanalyst Rollo May, Diamond's unique treatment approach (Existential Depth Psychology) is a fusion of psychodynamic and existential therapy, with an emphasis on C.G. Jung's analytical psychology.
(323) 647-4886 
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Los Angeles, CA 90048
Offers online therapy
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Tala Johartchi, Psy.D, Best Life Therapy
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Our clinicians have expertise and advanced training in Evidence-Based Practices and therapeutic/behavioral frameworks including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Family Systems, Solution Focused, Psychodynamic , and provide trauma informed care.
Best Life Therapy is a premier tele-therapy practice offering virtual therapy, assessment, consultation, and other services to individuals, couples, families, in Los Angeles and throughout California. At Best Life Therapy our clinicians can help you to cope with changes while gaining insight, enhancing communication, improving self-concept, and meeting your goals. Whether issues you are facing are due to relationships, mental illness, addictions, trauma, or of another nature, we will be able to support you in setting goals, changing your thinking, and helping you to make your life better, one step at a time.
(424) 231-6604 
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Los Angeles, CA 90025
Offers online therapy
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Sarah McCusker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
My hope as a therapist is to provide a compassionate environment where I can support clients in developing greater self-awareness, improving relationships and navigating life’s challenges. My process is eclectic and collaborative with a strong foundation in attachment, relational and psychodynamic theories. I am particularly passionate about working with individuals needing support around romantic/intimacy difficulties, grief/loss and supporting folks in recovery.
(213) 732-3586 
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Los Angeles, CA 90004
Offers online therapy
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Bonnie A Jacobs
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I am objective & flexible in my approach tailoring therapy to your needs using psychodynamic , developmental, humanistic, cognitive & health psychologies.
Clients I see are often experiencing feelings that are disrupting their lives. You may be one of the many people who has a hard time acknowledging, asking for & accepting assistance. Therapy can help with many problems life presents such as relationship difficulties with partners, family & friends; death of a loved one; job loss; caring for someone ill; assault; rape; witnessing a crime, & other life issues. Others come to gain insight into how to make their lives better, more productive & happier. For 20 years I have helped people "get out of their own way" and see how they unknowingly sabotage themselves & relationships.
(323) 284-2732 
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Los Angeles, CA 90048
Not accepting new clients
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Promila Singh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I completed a psychodynamic post-graduate program at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies in NYC, and am also certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in Los Angeles.
If you are feeling depressed, anxious, or overwhelmed in your relationships, then working with an experienced and skilled therapist can be enormously helpful. I have over 22 years of experience working with a wide range of clients and concerns. Depression, anxiety, relationship, marital/family issues, self-esteem, and trauma, are some of the issues I help clients with. You can contact me at 323 875 9501 for a free phone/video consultation, to see if I would be a good fit.
(323) 875-9501 
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Los Angeles, CA 90039
Offers online therapy
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Tiffani Calcote
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
I provide culturally-sensitive, individual therapy with the application of a psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral approach to adults.
Day-to-day stressors, relationships, money problems and even social media can weigh on a person's self-esteem, self-image and overall sense of well-being. I know that the struggle is real. In this day and age, most of us would benefit from having at least one non-judgmental person around who can provide solid guidance in helping us work through troublesome thoughts and feelings. "Be yourself!", I always say. I'm here to provide a supportive environment that will foster the growth of a strong client-therapist relationship which by the way, is the foundation of good therapy.
(323) 214-3021 
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Los Angeles, CA 90045
Offers online therapy
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Nia J. Henderson, Center for Mindful Living LA
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
My specializations include psychodynamic therapy, relational and family systems therapy, and mindfulness.
"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty." (Maya Angelou) I understand that as we experience life we will inevitably encounter obstacles and stressors that challenge us to change. I also believe these moments present opportunities for transformation. I recognize that life transitions and personal experiences can sometimes be overwhelming, however they can also be valuable seasons with the potential to generate "peak and valley" experiences that can alter our life course.
(310) 421-4476 
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Los Angeles, CA 90025
Offers online therapy
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Trish Haight
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, SEP, CSAT, CCPS, NARM
Verified
Modalities: Psychodynamic & Attachment, integrating NARM, BodyMind, Somatic Experience, Relational, DBT, EMDR, MBCT.
I am a trauma specialist working with developmental, relational, and shock traumas. Relationship is what we long for from our deep selves. From birth, our instinct is to connect in order to feel safety, comfort, and wholeness. This yearning moves with us throughout our lives. Connection gives us a sense of belonging and of being "okay". Be it the relationship with self, body, others, and life experience, the connection and flow of it is vital for healthy functioning. When the connection is blocked, frozen, or severed, a whole-self cannot thrive. Reconnecting is essential for our authentic self-expressions.
(424) 294-8937 
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Los Angeles, CA 90064
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Melanie Mulligan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I integrate psychodynamic principles with solution focused treatment approaches such as DBT to tailor therapy specifically to you.
As a psychologist with doctoral and post-doctoral training in psychotherapy I work with people across the lifespan to achieve their fullest potential. Many adults come to me struggling with anxiety, depression, or relationships issues; lacking satisfaction in their academic or professional lives; or wrestling with life transitions. Young adults and teens need help navigating complex social terrain, managing stress, and risky behaviors while their parents benefit from guidance and support. Children benefit from play therapy and the involvement of their families in treatment.
(310) 878-4093 
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Los Angeles, CA 90230
Offers online therapy
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Daniel Cha
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
My goal is to create a safe, warm, open (and sometimes humorous) environment where relational support through challenging times will be provided. While drawn toward Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), I have piqued interests with integrating Mindfulness/Positive Psychology tenets along with discovering psychodynamic processes.
(310) 439-5419 
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Los Angeles, CA 90024
Offers online therapy
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Anne D. Panofsky
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
HOW I WORK: During the first consultation, I learn about my client's primary concerns. If he or she wants to learn practical tools to cope better, I use cognitive behavioral therapy techniques, such as relaxation and assertiveness training. If the client wants to work more deeply on issues that interfere with living a happier, more fulfilling life, I use psychodynamic psychotherapy. STRENGTHS AND INTERESTS: I often work with people who have health problems because anxiety and depression cause or exacerbate many physical disabilities. Relaxation techniques and hypnosis can help minimize pain and anxiety.
(310) 895-9858 
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Los Angeles, CA 90064
Offers online therapy
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Rebecca Ishida
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
I use cognitive and psychodynamic techniques to explore one's past and how it affects the now.
I have been in practice for over 20 years and have worked with a variety of issues. Life is hard and we want our lives and relationships to be healthy and good. Sometimes we lose sight of what is important in life and become complacent, depressed, lost. I am a direct, solution-focused therapist who can help you get back on track. People who see me have a variety of concerns: gaining self-awareness, anxiety/depression, relationship concerns and more. I think therapy can be very powerful in discovering our true selves and what we want out of life.
(213) 342-8302 
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Los Angeles, CA 90048
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Jim Borgardt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
This included a thorough knowledge of psychodynamic /psychoanalytic psychotherapies, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), as well as many others.
As your therapist, I can help you find the solutions to problems that seem impossible for you to solve. I can help you to reduce those symptoms that brought you to me in the first place. Together we can develop behavioral changes that make life more enjoyable. Once involved, you will feel less helpless, overwhelmed, or frightened. I provide a safe space in which you can articulate your difficulties, and support for the efforts you are willing to make to turn things around. From here you will find the opportunity for personal growth. Please visit http://therapy.borgardt.com.
(562) 250-5953 
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Los Angeles, CA 90064
Offers online therapy
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Peter B Karinen
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
My therapeutic methods are flexible and individualized, incorporating cognitive behavioral techniques, relational psychodynamic work, and mindfulness.
I take an integrative and collaborative approach to treatment, depending on clients’ goals, problems, and personalities. My current areas of practice include, but are not limited to, anxiety, depression, stress management, trauma, grief, LGBTQIA+, relationship problems, OCD, panic disorder, and career counseling. With over 13 years of experience working in entertainment and media, I excel at treating artists and creative professionals. Outside of private practice, I currently work as a supervisor at the UCLA Anxiety Disorders Clinic.
(818) 293-4797 
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Los Angeles, CA 90027
Offers online therapy
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Jackie Allen
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
I offer therapy for teens (16+) residing in CA. It is my honor to support my clients through their unique processes of healing and self-discovery. My style is warm, nurturing, empathic, and playful. I aim to create a safe, cozy, and creative space in which my client and I can develop self-insight and experiment with gentle change. My therapeutic approach is psychodynamic , depth-oriented, and incorporates the expressive arts. I particularly enjoy working with creative and/or creatively-blocked clients.
(818) 741-3017 
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Los Angeles, CA 90039
Not accepting new clients
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Jade Tree Holistic Psychotherapy
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
We integrate psychodynamic therapy- which explores how your psychological, emotional and relational set points got formed- with somatic work, mindfulness, meditation, EMDR and Jungian dream analysis.
Jade Tree is a collective of psychotherapists who offer holistic, professional, artful, compassionate therapy for adults, couples and adolescents. We tailor our caring, hands-on approach to each client, and our aim is to help you become the person you want to be. We believe that real lasting change is possible, and we have the skill and dedication to help you get there.
(323) 747-7238 
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Los Angeles, CA 90042
Offers online therapy
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Sarah Craft
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. My speciality is CBT for anxiety & depression while also using psychodynamic approaches to help understand how our past informs our present experiences. The basis of CBT is to look at how our thinking & belief systems can dictate our experiences in the world & our view of ourselves. I teach you to alter your thinking through coping skills & doing homework in between sessions. Through time & repetition thinking & behavior begins to shift. The hope is is that through that change the goals you want in life can be easier to attain. I look forward to going on this journey with you!
(323) 746-4908 
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Los Angeles, CA 90048
Offers online therapy
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Joana Cruz
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
I work in a predominantly psychodynamic framework, developing a relationship in which I collaborate with adults, children, couples and families to address a variety of concerns, interests and goals. I received my Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in 2013, specializing in Child/Family and Depth psychology followed by clinical training at The Maple Counseling Center. I completed my doctorate in psychoanalysis at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis in 2021.
(424) 329-5496 
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Los Angeles, CA 90066
Offers online therapy
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Joel M Liebowitz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Joel M. Liebowitz is a Ph.D. in clinical psychology specializing in therapy with individuals, couples , teenagers and children and maintains a private practice in Los Angeles, CA. With over 45 years experience as a therapist, and as a graduate of University of Massachusetts specializing in psychodynamic therapy as well as CBT therapy he is currently serving as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among his areas of expertise are therapy with children and teenagers, parent counseling as well as therapy with individuals and couples, including pre-marital and marital counseling.
(310) 321-4684 
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Los Angeles, CA 90069
Offers online therapy
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Scott Tommey
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Reiss-Davis Child Study Center in 1989 and specialize in psychodynamic therapy with children, adolescents, and their families.
I work from a psychoanalytic perspective with children, adolescents, and adults struggling from a variety of issues, including difficulty with intimacy and relatedness, recognizing and expressing emotional needs, feelings of loneliness or emptiness, self-destructive or self sabotaging behaviors, or repeating painful life problems with little sense of control. Since children and adolescents have not yet fully developed the capacity to talk about their emotional experience, difficulties tend to show in their behaviors, such as opposition, defiance, poor grades, or turning to drugs. In my work with adults I offer individual or couples therapy in a safe and nonjudgemental atmosphere.
(310) 256-2808 
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Los Angeles, CA 90010


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Psychodynamic Therapists
Psychodynamic therapy in Los Angeles, 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.