Psychodynamic Therapists in Pacific Grove, CA

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Charlotte A. Sky
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I am trained in many treatment orientations, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychodynamic approaches, humanistic and existential psychotherapy, EMDR, stress-reduction techniques, creative visualization, and dreamwork.
My approach to my clients is warm, open, and accepting, and, at the same time, I am ready and willing to provide direct and honest feedback. I enjoy bringing a sense of humor and creativity, as well as strong professional ethics to my work. While my initial goal is to work together with my clients to relieve depression, anxiety, trauma, and other problems, ultimately I work with the whole person to develop and utilize his or her strengths to find balance and self-acceptance and to become more open to deeper experiences of love and joy.
(831) 655-1404 
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Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Carrie L Forrest
Psychologist, PhD, QME
Verified
I utilize Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Medical Hypnosis to help you let go of ineffective patterns of behavior and develop new healthier ones, especially related to addictions and anxiety.
I utilize my training and experience in Psychotherapy, Medical Hypnosis and Biofeedback to help you accomplish your desired goals. From my extensive background I utilize what will work best for you as an individual. A result of our work together is for you to become congruent within all aspects of your life; your actions, thoughts and feelings, while living to the fullest each and every day. I will help you overcome obstacles and develop healthy coping skills. I specialize in recovery from traumas (PTSD), grief and loss, integrating and assimilating chronic pain, addictive behaviors and other conditions.
(831) 337-4414 
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Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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David E Blasband
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I work with individuals in both brief and longer-term psychotherapy. I practice integrative therapy that is strongly grounded in psychodynamic , cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused approaches. I strive to help clients increase awareness of thoughts and feelings, gain a better understanding of how their past contributes to their development, and gain skills in coping with stress and changing behaviors. I view psychotherapy as a collaborative process in which the client and therapist work together to develop goals and treatment plans.
(831) 233-8219 
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Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Nefertari Rossell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
In working as a therapist since 2008, my capacity to treat individuals includes working with children and adults. With that, I also provide specialty services for women of color as well as those who are seeking spiritually-based treatment. I typically work from a Psychodynamic theory that is relationally-based and solution-focused. The typical person coming to my office is seeking a better understanding of themselves as well as a hope of achieving short-term and long-term goals for self-betterment. I am committed to providing individualized support to each individual presenting to my office.
(831) 508-9735 
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Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Ann J Elkin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I believe that the relationship between me and my "special friend" facilitates growth and healing. I offer a COMPLIMENTARY FIRST SESSION to see if we can take a meaningful journey together. My goal in therapy is to help individuals develop a more positive self-image, increase self-esteem, and reach their full potential. I help the people I work with to identify their needs and increase their ability to communicate their needs and feelings to others - thereby developing more loving relationships. This will lead to a more satisfying and fulfilling life.
(424) 292-6435 
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Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Dr. Deborah Wilday, PhD, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
My psychotherapy focuses on revitalization, moving forward, and cultivating deepening perspectives. An inner personality force--some call it soul--beckons us ever forward and ever deeper. Our work together helps you discover this innate healing force, allowing for a transformative reset that replenishes your vitality and awakens "positive" emotions like reverence, awe, and compassion. Misfortune can, with hard work, become a potent deepening agent that increases self-awareness, amplifies meaning in life, potentiates spiritual pathways, and elevates your capacity for presence and intimacy.
(831) 346-1121 
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Kristina Marshack
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, Kristina Marshack, MA, AMFT
Verified
I am inspired by clients who decide they want to grow, change, or improve their quality of life. I bring the same drive toward health and the pursuit of happiness. I feel clients have often suffered more than enough, but often don't know how their life or circumstances could feel different. Relationship, through therapy, shows the way.
(831) 387-7645 
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Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Nicole Morgan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Sometimes the challenges we face in life can feel overwhelming and impossible to overcome and it is my belief that through authentic human connection, compassion and unconditional positive regard one can open up new doors of self-discovery that will allow them to find meaning, purpose and healing. It is my goal to help shine light on areas of your inner experience that will foster your ability to expand your self-awareness and make life changes. No two individuals are the same, thus I strongly believe in working with you to understand what your unique experience is like and adjust my approach to meet you where you are at.
(831) 264-1697 
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Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Merry Thomas
Psychologist, PhD, RN
Verified
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony." -Mahatma Gandhi I am an experienced, compassionate therapist creating a caring, therapeutic relationship to facilitate healing, overcome depression, anxiety, work through grief and loss, increase self-esteem, strengthen boundaries and improve relationships. My areas of expertise include: eating disorders, abuse issues, depression, stress; helping people recreate themselves and balance their lives to reach their full potential. I offer individual psychotherapy and life coaching. I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist and a registered nurse
(510) 470-7238 
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Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Rob Swanson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
As a clinical psychologist working for the military for the last 12 years, I have had the unique opportunity to help a diverse group of people with a wide variety of challenges. I have spent considerable time specializing in trauma, anxiety, depression, and sleep problems. However, the biggest gains have been with patients who were ready for change and willing to be challenged. Patients have said they appreciate my low-key style and one-on-one sessions that are problem-focused while acknowledging the past.
(831) 709-4803 
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Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Dr. Clare Joy Manning
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I believe the most positive transformational aspect of therapy is when someone feels listened to,... really listened to. When this occurs, many levels of healing are possible. Ambitions may be discovered or recovered, losses and sorrows may be grieved for the first time or for the 1,000th time, and self-awareness and self-esteem can emerge in new ways. My approach focuses on developing an inner dialogue with oneself that is is compassionate and restorative. All sessions are virtual over various Telehealth platforms.
(831) 217-6053 
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Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Alex Marshack
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
I have been so blessed to work with some of the most amazing, strong individuals. I have worked with everyone from facing addictions head-on to being diagnosed with cancer and learning how to shift gears and fight. I am the man you want in the trenches with you while you are navigating and fighting the hard things that life will inevitably throw your way. My clients are fighters. When I am done with them I am often in awe of the respect I have for the human spirt and the resiliency of our minds and bodies. If there is one thing you take away from working with me, it is that you are capable and you are so much stronger than you know.
(831) 400-5608 
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Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Olivia Fae Stadler
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
I warmly welcome you as you are, and hold a safe space to support your intention for growth as your guide, witness, and companion. I enjoy working with clients who want more than traditional “talk” therapy. I offer experiential therapy, so you can go beyond cognitive understanding to having a transformative experience. I have an active style that is more than simply listening. I would describe the way I work as collaborative, curious, and challenging when it needs to be. I identify as a highly sensitive person (HSP) of gifted intelligence, both of which inform my work. My approach is mindfulness-based and somatic.
(415) 965-4452 
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Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Dana Weston
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I've been working with clients for over 25 years. I am down to earth and straightforward with a good sense of humor. Through my own therapy, I found that an interactive style works best combined with being a good listener. In a safe and supportive setting, I facilitate clients finding their way through their emotional struggles.
(831) 508-3716 
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Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Bill Zika
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
You may be looking for help to find an effective way to deal with emotional, mental, or behavioral conflicts that have arisen in your life. You may have even tried some techniques or therapies in the past and are looking for another approach. I can show you a mindfulness/meditation approach that has been shown in clinical research to be very effective. I have worked with many different populations, but more recently have specialized in working with Seniors, over the age of 50. However, I am happy to work with you at any age over 18 years.
(831) 219-4492 
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Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Robin DeFilippi
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
We all face challenges in life, some greater than others. Many of us struggle with anxiety, depression, loss, relationship problems, and various types of trauma. Healing the past does not mean that we get to erase our experiences, but it does mean that our past no longer gets to control our present. I consider it a privilege to help facilitate a client's journey from dysfunctional beliefs and behaviors, to healthy ways of being in the world. I believe it is important that mind, body, and spirit are all functioning as healthily as possible in order to live ones best life.
(201) 989-0463 
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Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Emily C. Julian
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I am a licensed psychologist experienced in working with adolescents and adults. I create an empathic, collaborative, encouraging environment that allows people to explore their identity and relationships to live a more fulfilling life. I build a therapeutic relationship on mutual respect and support people in using their strengths to overcome challenges. I believe that discovering and developing a sense of purpose is an important part of the healing process.
(415) 237-6283 
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Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Liana Shapiro-Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
My practice is full at this time. Associate Marriage and Family Therapists under my supervision may have availability. Please communicate with them directly: Shana Mattson https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/shana-mattson-monterey-ca/893646 Congratulations on taking your first step to helping You. Our goal is to provide a safe environment for you to achieve your therapeutic goals.
(831) 298-5715 
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Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Richard Vieille
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
My approach is to create an accepting, supportive, non-judgmental partnership in order to help my clients discover their strengths, inner resources, and to achieve a deeper understanding of who they are. This work will help you to overcome or more effectively deal with such problems as anxiety, depression, anger, stress, relationship difficulties, life transitions, and attention deficit disorder. We work together to identify self-defeating thought patterns or unconscious defenses that might be getting in the way of your natural capacity for satisfying relationships, or the full and authentic expression of who you are.
(831) 223-1952 
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Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Melissa Finaldi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
We all develop a set of skills to cope and survive when we are young. This is the beauty of our adaptiveness and our innate pursuit of love, safety, and connectedness. However, for most of us, there reaches a point in life where the skills that once allowed us to survive are now preventing us from living the life we imagined. If you are feeling disconnected and discontented with yourself, your life, and/or your relationships, do not lose hope. It is possible to identify and adapt the patterns that you developed to keep yourself safe and attached.
(949) 393-5259 
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Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Psychodynamic Therapists
Psychodynamic therapy in Pacific Grove, 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.