Psychodynamic Therapists in Palo Alto, CA

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Liz Dietrich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I offer EMDR, Sex Therapy, EFT for Couples, and psychodynamic process groups, all from a relational, psychodynamic orientation.
I love working with clients who are curious about what more there is to experience in this life, who are ready to do the work of diving within in order to heal past wounds and create a life that they truly love. Sometimes trauma, relationship problems, work, or other life circumstances can result in our lives shrinking. We can become fearful or lose touch with what it is that we love, prioritizing other things. I'm committed to walking with you while you get back to yourself by processing all that you've been through.
(650) 405-0409
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Palo Alto, CA 94303
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Jeff Taylor
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Many of my patients are struggling with anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, life transitions, and relationship challenges. My therapeutic approach is warm, genuine, and engaging and often combines psychodynamic , cognitive-behavioral, and attachment perspectives within a safe and collaborative therapeutic relationship. I am passionate about helping my patients to identify their inherent strengths and motivations for change while also bringing awareness to obstacles that may be blocking them from experiencing lives that feel fulfilling and meaningful.
(415) 524-0406
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Eval Gal-Oz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
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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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Mind-Body Care
Psychologist, Psy D, MS, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Our work is informed by relational, brief psychodynamic , attachment, and solution-focused theories.
Our mission is to help our communities live a healthy life. Our team at Mind-Body Care focuses on nurturing the health of your mind, body, and soul by helping you find ways to pause, recenter and restore. We are a group of compassionate, sensitive and engaged clinicians who can help you develop a healthy, more meaningful and positive relationship with your own self and others. It is our passion to walk alongside individuals, couples, and families as they navigate the journey of living, relating, and loving each other well.
(650) 862-7320
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Palo Alto, CA 94303
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Patricia Pop
Verified
Verified
She then completed psychiatric residency training at Stanford with a psychodynamic fellowship through the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis.
Dr. Patricia Pop is a licensed psychiatrist with a whole-person approach to mental health. She combines psychotherapy, lifestyle medicine (stress, sleep, eating, and mind-body practices), and medications when appropriate. Dr. Pop treats a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and other common and complex conditions. Her approach emphasizes warmth, openness, empathy, and nonjudgement. She has particular interest in working with experimental therapies, psychodynamic psychotherapy, exploring root causes and how past experiences might affect our current lives, and CBT.
(650) 984-7846
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Nicole Redzic
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Robin Apple
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
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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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Laura Beann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My work is informed by transpersonal and psychodynamic therapy, mindfulness, and Internal Family Systems.
I approach psychotherapy from a spiritual perspective and I believe therapy, along with other practices, can help us awaken to a life of meaning. In therapy I will help you identify the source of your longing to be whole, and together, we will move closer to that source, so you become re-sourced. Together we will explore your innate natural cycles and help you align to your own inner rhythm, so that you might meet depletion with rest and energy with creativity.
(650) 547-3560
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Palo Alto, CA 94303
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Iris Leung
Registered Psychological Associate, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Iris Leung is a postdoctoral fellow with interests including relationship issues, sexual health, gender and sexual identity, race-based stress, transitional periods, trauma, depression, and anxiety. Dr. Leung’s integrative clinical approach is grounded in psychodynamic , relational, and evidence-based theories. They strongly believe in the importance of validating emotions and personal narratives, and creating an empathic space for introspection and change.
(415) 754-4732
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Elinor (Ellie) Caustin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I tailor my work to each individual client or couple, drawing from many treatment modalities, including psychodynamic , cognitive behavioral therapy, and attachment theory.
Welcome to my practice. I have many years of experience helping individuals and couples successfully deal with anxiety, depression, childhood trauma, stress, low self-esteem, relationship problems, and parenting challenges. I enjoy helping people grow in their personal and professional lives.
(650) 374-0045
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Chantal Daley
Pre-Licensed Professional, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Do you find yourself having a difficult time coping with anxiety, depression, and trauma? Do you have a hard time communicating and setting boundaries with others? Life is full of obstacles and hardships that may be difficult to overcome without the right tools, resources, and, guidance leading to the manifestation of these symptoms. I specialize in working with adults, couples, and adolescents using a Psychodynamic approach to explore unconscious thoughts and behaviors. In doing this, we are able to collaboratively recognize old ineffective patterns and process unresolved feelings and trauma.
(650) 405-0267
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Dr. Maggie Wang
Psychological Associate, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I draw from various evidence-based modalities including: CBT, DBT, ACT, relational perspectives, and psychodynamic practices that best fit your goals and needs.
I view therapy as an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of how your day to day thoughts and feelings can be connected to your behaviors, emotional states, and relationships with others. I strive to bring compassion, warmth, and humility into our work together so that you can continue crafting and moving towards the life you want to lead. Part of this process will draw upon your strengths and values to embrace change in challenging areas of growth. Within a collaborative space, we will explore and work through barriers that prevent you from living more fully.
(650) 910-4757
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Gabriela S Buendia
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I use a psychodynamic , strength based approach and as a bi-cultural/bilingual individual, use culture as a tool for understanding and healing in all stages of treatment.
My focus and goal as a clinician is to create a warm, safe and supportive environment for clients to explore their personal issues and find meaning and purpose in their lives. I specialize in working with young children, parents, couples and individual clients going through significant life transitions. It is in the therapist/client relationship where my clients can begin to explore their issues, challenges and needs and also discover their strengths and internal resources in order to have a better understanding of who they are and reach their goals.
(650) 276-4633
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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April R Holman PHD A Professional Psychology Corp
Psychologist, MA, PhD, MFT
Verified
Verified
Time limited therapy, or extensive emotional, interpersonal, or career change is provided, given my expertise in the use of stress management, cognitive behavioral treatment, and, psychodynamic psychotherapy.
I view psychotherapy as a collaborative process helping clients enhance their coping and adaptation. I have extensive experience using a diverse array of evidence-based treatment interventions, and often integrate strategies. Treatment goals are established with the client, using those tools that best fit client's goals, whether more limited or far reaching in scope. I work with adults, kids 12 years and older,adults, the elderly,and couples. For kids peer pressure, bullying, academic problems, self harm, developmental transitions, parenting issues among other problems are addressed . Please view my website for an in-depth view of how I work with clients.
(650) 585-8890
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Erin Heinemeyer
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
, CBT, CPT, ERP, TLDP, EFT) and a foundation in psychodynamic theory tailored to fit each client’s needs.
Therapy is a highly personal and unique process for each person. I strive to meet you where you are at in your life with a genuine and non-judgmental approach. We will work together to collaboratively identify where you feel stuck, to explore your values and what brings your life meaning, and to gain a deeper understanding of yourself both individually and in relation to others. We will also seek to increase your sense of self, mindfulness, and self-compassion in the service of pursuing a life that brings you authenticity and purpose.
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Justine Gordon
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, EMDR
Verified
Verified
I draw from EMDR, psychodynamic therapy, CBT, and DBT.
Navigating life's challenges is never easy, but reaching out for help is a brave first step to living a more genuine and fulfilling life. I have expertise in working with individuals struggling with childhood trauma and trauma-related symptoms such as grief, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and relational conflict. I believe every client is unique and deserves to be listened to and understood in an empathetic way. I am passionate about creating a safe, kind, collaborative and judgment-free space where clients can attain new insights, experience new feelings, and find a renewed sense of physical and mental well-being.
(650) 881-2722
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Sheila Rivera-Cardinelli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I utilize an integrative, client-centered approach and utilize aspects of psychodynamic therapy and evidenced-based practices, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and mindfulness.
Sometimes life’s events can be overwhelming, making everyday activities and incidents even more difficult to handle. These experiences can lead to sadness, anxiety, insecurity, feelings of isolation, and even an immense feeling of loss or being lost. It is in these moments that having a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space to talk to someone can be the most helpful. As a therapist, I provide a space where we can work collaboratively to reflect and gain insight on these cycles, where they come from and how they impact our choices and behaviors to make healthy and sustainable changes in our lives.
(510) 800-8793
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Palo Alto, CA 94303
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Christy F Telch
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
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
Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Iris Hsiao-Jung Lin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive experiences and trainings in various clinical settings. I work with individuals across the lifespan struggles from normal life issues, stress, and relationship difficulties to more serious conditions and psychological problems. While working with clients, I take an integrative and relational approach and incorporates various principles and modalities including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy(CBT), psychodynamic approach, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness-based treatment. I believe in resilience and the power of insights, and use strength-based approach to help my clients draw internal and external resources to reach a meaningful life.
(650) 481-9273
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Randi Valerie Specterman
Psychologist, PhD
I have been a licensed Psychologist for over 25 years working with individuals, couples and families, including adolescents. My practice is informed by Psychodynamic , Depth-Psychology, and Mindfulness-Based orientations, including MB-CBT. I also use Somatic methods to complement our discussions and inquiry . Most importantly I seek to offer a safe, open and welcoming space for you to explore your sense of self, your life history and the challenges you may be facing at this time. I have found this to be the basis for discovering your own capacity to make meaningful change and to promote growth and well-being in your life.
(607) 218-5499
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Palo Alto, CA 94303
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Psychodynamic Therapists
Psychodynamic therapy, 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.