Psychodynamic Therapists in Menlo Park, CA

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Megan Lait
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
My style is primarily psychodynamic , which explores feelings and experiences and examines conscious and unconscious defenses that can inhibit one's capacity to cope with stressors.
Finding your way through emotional challenges, such as depression, anxiety, and significant life changes, can be a very lonely experience on your own. Having a partner can make all the difference. Working with a knowledgable, insightful and compassionate psychotherapist can make the journey bearable, smoother and more successful. In my practice, you are not alone. I partner with clients and provide guidance and support in a safe, supportive and empathetic environment to explore challenges and promote overall wellness. I specialize in helping people with depressive disorders, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, difficult life transitions, interpersonal conflicts and low self-esteem.
(650) 446-7345 
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Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Amy C Friedman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MBA, LMFT, MA
Verified
Older adolescents, adults & couples are all welcome to my practice. In collaboration with you, I will help guide and support you in attaining your therapy goals by understanding the patterns inhibiting your success, happiness and fulfillment. Together we will chart a therapeutic course specific to who you are and what your goals are. I invite feedback and make corrections as needed along the way. My framework is psychodynamic to which I bring training in other theories/techniques, including: Internal Family Systems (IFS), mindfulness, CBT, attachment theory, emotionally focused therapy (EFT), EMDR and trauma focused.
(650) 666-0909 
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Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Nancy J Witt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Are you experiencing a crisis? Anxious? Having problems sleeping? Not sure what to do but know something needs to be done and quick? I would like to help you feel better. Almost twenty years in private practice have provided me with a wide range of experience in stabilizing crises and developing treatment plans to meet your goals. Typically, I draw from psychodynamic , family systems, and cognitive behavioral theories and work primarily with adults and adolescents. It is of the utmost importance to me to offer an emotionally safe space, where you can know with certainty that you can be yourself without fear of judgment.
(650) 557-4895 
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Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Bette U Kiernan
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
My approach integrates Jungian, Cognitive, Psychodynamic , Buddhist and other theoretical perspectives.
I work with a wide range of clients. Those confronting transitions, relationships problems, career concerns, addictions, student concerns and other challenges. Depression, anxiety, stress or addictive behaviors are usually the first step in a journey to self-discovery. I create a nurturing, supportive and warm space for my clients to examine their relationships, the impacts of their family environments, thought patterns and dreams. I help my clients understand concessions they may have been made in their original family enabled adaptation, but may later interfere with their fulfillment. Together we create new stories with happier endings.
(650) 241-0395 
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Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Christy F Telch
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I typically integrate methods from a variety of research-supported therapies including cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy and psychodynamic psychotherapy.
Life's problems can feel much more difficult when faced alone. Perhaps you are struggling with a painful loss, are overwhelmed by fear, anger, loneliness or depression. You may be stuck in patterns of negative, self-critical thinking and inner pressure may cause you to feel tense and exhausted. You may feel shame and hopelessness and your means of coping such as avoidance, procrastination, withdrawal or overeating adds to your distress. I help people struggling with anxiety, panic, depression, phobias, eating issues, and relationship distress to understand these problems and develop skills to feel better and create happier lives.
(650) 323-1637 
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Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Jan L Fisher
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I work with individual adults and couples to address anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, sexuality, social anxiety, and spirituality. I specialize in EMDR, creative expression, authentic movement, mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and psychodynamic psychotherapy. Clients I see want to improve their inner and outer worlds, have happy and satisfying relationships with themselves and others, and learn more about themselves in order to feel more love, happiness, joy, and fulfillment in their lives. I accept and embrace individuals exactly as they are, while also challenging them to consider new perspectives and behaviors.
(650) 826-3595 
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Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Eval Gal-Oz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I use a short-term psychodynamic method of treatment (ISTDP) that achieves a better self-understanding of one's mental life, and leads to psychological health.
My practice provides caring and sensitive treatment for mental, emotional and behavioral problems. My approach draws upon many years of extensive experience. It builds upon each patient's strengths, while improving interpersonal and emotional skills. My therapy is personalized, recognizing that each patient is a unique individual with his or her own very personal history and issues. My goal is to help my patients in achieving an awareness and understanding of the sources of their psychological problems, and then help them work through those problems so they can feel better about themselves and lead healthier and happier lives.
(650) 603-0864 
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Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Nicole Redzic
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive training and experience in a wide range of treatment concerns. I work with young adults, adolescents, children, and adults who are experiencing various types of depression and mood difficulties, anxiety, stress, eating disorders, addictions, and relationship or peer-related problems. My approach draws from cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic therapies supported by research, and is tailored to meet the specific needs of the individual. I also incorporate mindfulness and positive psychology approaches focused on enhancing happiness, resilience, satisfaction, and meaning.
(650) 409-2611 
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Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Robin Apple
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
As an integrative therapist I combine tools from cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic , interpersonal, and mood regulation therapies. I treat adults and older adolescents battling mood, anxiety, eating, interpersonal and life transition challenges. I consider treatment options as they relate to a patient's needs given the empirical support available. I find the psychotherapy process to be most effective when done collaboratively. For the past 22 years in addition to maintaining a private practice, I worked as a Clinical Associate Professor at Stanford's Department of Psychiatry until July 2015. I was trained at UCLA (Ph.D) and at Oregon Health Sciences University (post-doctoral fellowship).
(650) 603-0590 
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Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Elinor (Ellie) Caustin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I tailor my work to each individual client or couple, drawing from psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral frameworks.
Welcome to my practice. I am a seasoned psychotherapist with over 35 years of experience in helping individuals and couples successfully deal with a wide range of presenting problems. I have worked extensively with people managing anxiety and panic attacks, depression, trauma from childhood (especially emotional and sexual trauma), relationship problems, stress, self-esteem, and parenting. I enjoy helping people to grow personally and professionally. My work with clients focuses on how one’s feelings and behavior patterns have developed, and then providing understanding and skills to make changes in the present.
(650) 374-0045 
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Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Marcie Kay
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, MBA, APCC
Verified
I believe in an integrative approach to psychotherapy, whereby I combine tools from cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, psychodynamic , and mood regulation therapies.
I create a safe and nurturing therapeutic space for adults, couples & teens who are facing major life transitions such as college, career, divorce, or personal loss in finding a joyful and fulfilling path forward. I also provide empathetic guidance to the “sandwich generation” – women and men who are raising children while also caring for their elderly parents and struggling with anxiety and depression as they attempt to juggle it all. I help families navigate the complexities of raising children, adolescents and emerging adults in a healthy, cohesive way.
(650) 686-5489 
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Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Wendy Lair
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I have experience integrating many styles of therapy, including psychodynamic , CBT, positive psychology, play therapy, sand tray, mindfulness, and trauma-focused, to help clients manage difficult feelings and symptoms.
Are you looking for a therapist who is warm and engaging, flexible and practical? I believe that developing a strong working relationship between therapist and client is the basis for growth and change. I listen to your needs first, and will work collaboratively to identify and work toward your goals. My specialties: Helping young children and their families understand development, work through challenging behaviors, anxiety, depression, anger and other mood concerns. Supporting adolescents as they strive for independence and maturity. Managing parenting stress for individuals and couples. Healing from trauma.
(650) 683-8436 
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Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Rebecca Cordero
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I have been working with children, teens and adults for almost 20 years in private practice. Prior to that, I worked in schools and at counseling agencies. I see clients of all ages using a combined approach of Cognitive Behavior and Psychodynamic therapies. However, I recognize that one size does not fit all when it comes to therapy, so I tailor my approach to the individual needs of each client.
(833) 669-0382 
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Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Nancy Compton
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Imagine what it would feel like to be thriving! My approach is mindfulness and strengths based, relational, trauma informed, psychodynamic , somatic, and culturally informed.
You really can have a life where you feel more connected, self assured, happier and at peace. You probably have been struggling for awhile and now you are ready to courageously face the difficulties that have kept you from living your best life. Your difficulties may stem from an unsatisfying relationship, unfulfilling job, history of trauma, or you may be worried about your child.
(341) 444-2059 
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Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Bruce S Linenberg
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I'm a Psychologist with an Integrative perspective, comfortable working with a variety of types of people and problems from a variety of perspectives. It is as important to be able to work towards change in the present, as it is to revisit and understand how one's developmental history may be influencing present issues or repeating patterns. I have found truths in many theoretical approaches, and as much from studies outside of Psychology as within it.
(650) 681-4340 
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Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Judith Wilson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I have been in practice for over twenty five years, working with people of diverse backgrounds and a wide array of issues. I use both Spanish and English in my practice, which generally includes people suffering from depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and parenting issues. I enjoy both individual & couples therapy and also work with adolescents. I am currently not seeing patients face to face, in accordance with best practices during the COVID pandemic. Sessions are conducted over one of several secure video platforms or over the telephone.
(415) 320-6844 
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Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Nina Keebler - Centered Wisdom
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
***NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS*** Life is a journey full of ups and downs. It doesn't come with a roadmap, and at times we all find ourselves in difficult situations. As your therapist, I will guide you and support you through these rough times by illuminating the path to healing and wholeness. In the face of life's challenges, our tendency is to cope, adapt and get by. Unfortunately some of these coping mechanisms are outdated and no longer serve us, so we go about life just "getting by". Rather than merely "surviving" you could be thriving.
(650) 830-3141 
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Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Michelle Mangiardi
Counselor, LPCC, MA, PPSC
Verified
Therapy is a form of self-care. Whether you wish to focus on long-standing issues or cope with recent challenges, seeking therapy can help guide you towards reasserting control within your heart, mind, and body. I believe in therapy rich in personal growth and healing, human connection, perseverance, and perspective. Helping individuals find and harness their inner strength is a true passion. My style is very open, warm, positive, and flexible. I will work with you to meet your individual needs and explore your thoughts and feelings.
(650) 505-5363 
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Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Caron Heimbuck
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
How do we make healthy changes in our lives - in our marriages, families, work relationships and friendships? I provide a supportive and safe environment for you to become more self-aware to enrich your world and personal relationships. My practice covers a broad spectrum of personal and emotional issues including anxiety, depression, grief and loss, communication, and stressed couples and families. I also provide help to women dealing with the impact of a breast cancer diagnosis. In addition, prior experience as an Educational Consultant provides helpful insight to families challenged with a struggling teen and the emotional impact this has on family life.
(408) 465-9944 
Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Meri Mitsuyoshi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
In today's tech-driven environment, the pressure to succeed can be overwhelming. Striving to achieve measures of success that do not include what is personally meaningful may heighten stress and anxiety. Therapy is an opportunity to examine the relationship between external messages and one's inner truths. It also supports the process of creating a life that is in harmony with who one truly aspires to be.
(650) 300-3584 
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Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Psychodynamic Therapists
Psychodynamic therapy in Menlo Park, 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.