Psychoanalytic Therapists in Sacramento, CA

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Catherine Cohen
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95816
I draw upon relational, psychoanalytic, and cognitive-behavioral theories.
In my practice, I blend a warm, compassionate and respectful approach along with solid science and practical experience. Clients find that the simple act of talking in therapy provides a wealth of information which in turn brings decisions about what to do. My special areas of focus Include work with abuse and trauma survivors, relationship and intimacy issues, work concerns, culture and identity concerns, & chronic illness and health. I welcome adults and adolescents to my practice, and offer individual, couples and family therapy.
I draw upon relational, psychoanalytic, and cognitive-behavioral theories.
In my practice, I blend a warm, compassionate and respectful approach along with solid science and practical experience. Clients find that the simple act of talking in therapy provides a wealth of information which in turn brings decisions about what to do. My special areas of focus Include work with abuse and trauma survivors, relationship and intimacy issues, work concerns, culture and identity concerns, & chronic illness and health. I welcome adults and adolescents to my practice, and offer individual, couples and family therapy.
(916) 444-8834 View (916) 444-8834
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Susan L Boulware
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95816
I have been in private practice for 30 years, providing psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy to adolescents and adults. Each person is unique and I strive to listen carefully to you and your life history. I create a treatment plan that is unique to you. My approach addresses the underlying, mostly unconscious beliefs, emotions, and expectations that create problems in life. This approach is appropriate for many different issues as it addresses the deep causes of difficulties. The changes you make in psychoanalytic psychotherapy are deep and enduring and eliminates the need for symptoms as coping strategies.
I have been in private practice for 30 years, providing psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy to adolescents and adults. Each person is unique and I strive to listen carefully to you and your life history. I create a treatment plan that is unique to you. My approach addresses the underlying, mostly unconscious beliefs, emotions, and expectations that create problems in life. This approach is appropriate for many different issues as it addresses the deep causes of difficulties. The changes you make in psychoanalytic psychotherapy are deep and enduring and eliminates the need for symptoms as coping strategies.
(916) 382-7530 View (916) 382-7530
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Dr. Charlotte Rosenberg
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95811
I practice modern and relational psychoanalytic (also known as psychodynamic) psychotherapy.
People who have been in my practice often tell me one of the things they treasure most highly about their therapeutic journey is feeling hopeful again. I welcome adults to my practice who are struggling with a wide range of issues – problems with relationships, work, love, fear, hearing voices, play, sex, confusion, being alone, being with others, paranoia, feeling stuck, despair, worry, troubling thoughts, grief, etc. I am trained and experienced in treating depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, psychotic breaks, schizoaffective disorder, psychosis, PTSD, OCD and personality disorders.
I practice modern and relational psychoanalytic (also known as psychodynamic) psychotherapy.
People who have been in my practice often tell me one of the things they treasure most highly about their therapeutic journey is feeling hopeful again. I welcome adults to my practice who are struggling with a wide range of issues – problems with relationships, work, love, fear, hearing voices, play, sex, confusion, being alone, being with others, paranoia, feeling stuck, despair, worry, troubling thoughts, grief, etc. I am trained and experienced in treating depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, psychotic breaks, schizoaffective disorder, psychosis, PTSD, OCD and personality disorders.
(916) 864-9513 View (916) 864-9513
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Peter Michael Gaffney
MD
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95825
Hi everyone. I'm an analytically-trained psychiatrist with a background in family medical practice and also in Buddhism. At this point my practice is adult psychotherapy and I am no longer treating patients who need medication, nor do I treat children. Although I'm trained in psychoanalytic therapy, my approach varies according to individual needs. I see depressed or anxious patients , those struggling with losses, stress, life events, or in their relationships and other issues as well. I have a particular interest in those with severe depression. I also offer individual training in psychodynamics to adult therapists.
Hi everyone. I'm an analytically-trained psychiatrist with a background in family medical practice and also in Buddhism. At this point my practice is adult psychotherapy and I am no longer treating patients who need medication, nor do I treat children. Although I'm trained in psychoanalytic therapy, my approach varies according to individual needs. I see depressed or anxious patients , those struggling with losses, stress, life events, or in their relationships and other issues as well. I have a particular interest in those with severe depression. I also offer individual training in psychodynamics to adult therapists.
(916) 553-2864 View (916) 553-2864
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Men's Issues - Dr. Dean
Psychologist, PsyD, QME, Author
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95814
Welcome to my practice. I have been in practice since 2007 and have been featured on ABC, NBC, and KCAL as an expert psychologist. I work primarily with men who have hit “rock bottom” and would like help getting up. These men are often in crisis when we first meet. The issues I address are typically related to unhealthy sexual behaviors, infidelity, financial recklessness, gambling, drugs/alcohol, dishonesty/lying, and relational conflicts. My therapy approach is a combination of psychoanalytic, cognitive-behavioral, and the 12-Step recovery model. I also share insight from my own painful but redemptive recovery journey.
Welcome to my practice. I have been in practice since 2007 and have been featured on ABC, NBC, and KCAL as an expert psychologist. I work primarily with men who have hit “rock bottom” and would like help getting up. These men are often in crisis when we first meet. The issues I address are typically related to unhealthy sexual behaviors, infidelity, financial recklessness, gambling, drugs/alcohol, dishonesty/lying, and relational conflicts. My therapy approach is a combination of psychoanalytic, cognitive-behavioral, and the 12-Step recovery model. I also share insight from my own painful but redemptive recovery journey.
(510) 983-7281 View (510) 983-7281
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Brendon Manno
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95814  (Online Only)
My practice employs Psychodynamic, Internal Family Systems, Psychoanalytic, Motivational Interview, CBT and Solution Focused treatment.
As a therapist, it is my aim to help my clients cultivate the best version of themselves. As we move through life, our experiences may have shifted how we see ourselves and the world around us causing distress within and perhaps between others. I believe that we can effect change by getting to know ourselves on an entirely different level. Holding compassion and empathy for our own struggles is paramount to building back the trust in ourselves which can bring upon more satisfaction in our life. I am passionate about helping my clients connect and understand these parts about themselves to cultivate more harmony, balance and trust.
My practice employs Psychodynamic, Internal Family Systems, Psychoanalytic, Motivational Interview, CBT and Solution Focused treatment.
As a therapist, it is my aim to help my clients cultivate the best version of themselves. As we move through life, our experiences may have shifted how we see ourselves and the world around us causing distress within and perhaps between others. I believe that we can effect change by getting to know ourselves on an entirely different level. Holding compassion and empathy for our own struggles is paramount to building back the trust in ourselves which can bring upon more satisfaction in our life. I am passionate about helping my clients connect and understand these parts about themselves to cultivate more harmony, balance and trust.
(650) 860-4831 View (650) 860-4831
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Michael J Greenberg
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 94203  (Online Only)
I therefore integrate psychoanalytic treatment within and alongside ERP, to foster deeper and more lasting change than ERP alone can offer.
I specialize in Rumination-Focused ERP for OCD. This approach to ERP focuses on treating compulsive rumination, and provides a highly systematic yet gentler approach to exposure therapy. RF-ERP can be helpful to patients who have not made significant progress in other types of treatment, including individuals with Pure O or Sensorimotor OCD.
I therefore integrate psychoanalytic treatment within and alongside ERP, to foster deeper and more lasting change than ERP alone can offer.
I specialize in Rumination-Focused ERP for OCD. This approach to ERP focuses on treating compulsive rumination, and provides a highly systematic yet gentler approach to exposure therapy. RF-ERP can be helpful to patients who have not made significant progress in other types of treatment, including individuals with Pure O or Sensorimotor OCD.
(347) 862-9557 View (347) 862-9557
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Anthony Lee
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW, #119732
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95834  (Online Only)
I predominantly utilize Narrative Therapy, CBT, Psychoanalytic, Mindfulness and other modalities dependent upon need.
We all have unique perspectives in the world and often our identities are at the forefront of our conflict with ourselves and environments. As a 1st-Gen Hmong Queer person I know the challenges of navigating our intersecting identities and relationships. I engage with individuals of all ages who want to take the next step in their life journeys. I have helped many individuals and families experiencing symptoms of depression, trauma, anxiety, gender dysphoria, and navigating challenging relationships.
I predominantly utilize Narrative Therapy, CBT, Psychoanalytic, Mindfulness and other modalities dependent upon need.
We all have unique perspectives in the world and often our identities are at the forefront of our conflict with ourselves and environments. As a 1st-Gen Hmong Queer person I know the challenges of navigating our intersecting identities and relationships. I engage with individuals of all ages who want to take the next step in their life journeys. I have helped many individuals and families experiencing symptoms of depression, trauma, anxiety, gender dysphoria, and navigating challenging relationships.
(628) 210-9043 View (628) 210-9043
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Horizon Counseling Center Group Practice
Marriage & Family Therapist, AMFT, MFT, Trainee
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95816
Our theoretical orientation draws on cognitive behavioral theories and a psychoanalytic approach, allowing us to create the right blend of past and current focus, and help you make progress with your concerns.
Offices in Folsom, Roseville, Sacramento and West Sacramento. Check out our website for address locations. Our group of therapists are available to see adults, teens, children, couples, and families experiencing trauma, anxiety, depression, hoarding, co-parenting, panic attacks, school issues, relationship issues, family communication, conflict management, parent/teen conflict, and anger management. They also have experience working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault survivors and the family who support them. We have therapists trained in Gottman Level 1 and 2, Brain Spotting, Sand-tray and EMDR.
Our theoretical orientation draws on cognitive behavioral theories and a psychoanalytic approach, allowing us to create the right blend of past and current focus, and help you make progress with your concerns.
Offices in Folsom, Roseville, Sacramento and West Sacramento. Check out our website for address locations. Our group of therapists are available to see adults, teens, children, couples, and families experiencing trauma, anxiety, depression, hoarding, co-parenting, panic attacks, school issues, relationship issues, family communication, conflict management, parent/teen conflict, and anger management. They also have experience working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault survivors and the family who support them. We have therapists trained in Gottman Level 1 and 2, Brain Spotting, Sand-tray and EMDR.
(916) 347-4472 View (916) 347-4472
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Sarah Chavez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95822
Theoretical orientations that I frequently use or pull from are Client-Centered, Humanistic, Solution-Focused, Strength-Based, Cognitive-Behavioral, Interpersonal, Emotion-Focused, Narrative, Family Systems, and Psychoanalytic.
My name is Sarah Chavez and I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I take a client-centered approach to therapy and am particularly passionate about helping clients activate and enhance the strengths within them to overcome adversity. I look forward to getting to know you! I typically work with adults in overcoming the barriers to their goals. I also enjoy assisting couples with bridging the communication gap in order to empower them to resolve conflict. I have experience working with justice-impacted individuals and child welfare/DV circumstances.
Theoretical orientations that I frequently use or pull from are Client-Centered, Humanistic, Solution-Focused, Strength-Based, Cognitive-Behavioral, Interpersonal, Emotion-Focused, Narrative, Family Systems, and Psychoanalytic.
My name is Sarah Chavez and I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I take a client-centered approach to therapy and am particularly passionate about helping clients activate and enhance the strengths within them to overcome adversity. I look forward to getting to know you! I typically work with adults in overcoming the barriers to their goals. I also enjoy assisting couples with bridging the communication gap in order to empower them to resolve conflict. I have experience working with justice-impacted individuals and child welfare/DV circumstances.
(707) 267-2837 View (707) 267-2837
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Stephen Ira Abramowitz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95864  (Online Only)
I have been a psychologist for over 50 years. I earned a B.A. in psychology from Northwestern University in 1967 and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Colorado in 1972. I taught, conducted research and treated patients at Vanderbilt University, where I collaborated with Dr. Hans Strupp, a pioneer in the study of the effectiveness of psychotherapy. I published over 100 scientific articles on the process and outcome of therapy and the influence of sex and race biases in diagnosis and treatment.
I have been a psychologist for over 50 years. I earned a B.A. in psychology from Northwestern University in 1967 and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Colorado in 1972. I taught, conducted research and treated patients at Vanderbilt University, where I collaborated with Dr. Hans Strupp, a pioneer in the study of the effectiveness of psychotherapy. I published over 100 scientific articles on the process and outcome of therapy and the influence of sex and race biases in diagnosis and treatment.
(916) 520-6242 View (916) 520-6242
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Patricia Neufeld
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95818
I have worked as a psychotherapist for over 20 years. I meet you where you are, attending to the particular needs and goals you bring, helping you discover more meaning, wholeness, and pleasure in your life. The daily choices we make are often informed by our early life experiences. Despite our best efforts to change, we often find ourselves repeating unwanted patterns over and over. As we sit together, exploring your feelings, your stories, and listening to your dreams and longings, we will find ways you can open yourself up to the possibility of change, finding new energy and meaning.
I have worked as a psychotherapist for over 20 years. I meet you where you are, attending to the particular needs and goals you bring, helping you discover more meaning, wholeness, and pleasure in your life. The daily choices we make are often informed by our early life experiences. Despite our best efforts to change, we often find ourselves repeating unwanted patterns over and over. As we sit together, exploring your feelings, your stories, and listening to your dreams and longings, we will find ways you can open yourself up to the possibility of change, finding new energy and meaning.
(916) 398-2355 View (916) 398-2355
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Heather Cassandra Blessing
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95826  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Being a person who is transgender, gender expansive, or on the gender spectrum is not easy. It is never easy when you are different from societies' norms. Whether you are seeking help for your child or yourself, together we can explore who you are, who you hope to be and how to help you get there. Everyone deserves to live life to their fullest ability and authentically. If you are struggling give me a call. We can talk on the phone and if you feel comfortable we can meet for a session and see how we work together.
Being a person who is transgender, gender expansive, or on the gender spectrum is not easy. It is never easy when you are different from societies' norms. Whether you are seeking help for your child or yourself, together we can explore who you are, who you hope to be and how to help you get there. Everyone deserves to live life to their fullest ability and authentically. If you are struggling give me a call. We can talk on the phone and if you feel comfortable we can meet for a session and see how we work together.
(916) 512-1826 View (916) 512-1826
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K. Kate Estikta
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95819  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
We are all differently-abled & have our own challenges in life. Whether you are experiencing painful relationships, stress, crisis, life changes or just want more out of life, counseling can help. Covid-19 created a lot of changes for us all and I am here as a support. I believe in a holistic approach that is centered around where you want to begin. I'm here to join you in making a plan for success, providing a supportive therapeutic relationship & competency-based psychotherapy. I have been working in northern California since 1993 & am skilled in various methods so that counseling can be interactive, engaging, & reflective.
We are all differently-abled & have our own challenges in life. Whether you are experiencing painful relationships, stress, crisis, life changes or just want more out of life, counseling can help. Covid-19 created a lot of changes for us all and I am here as a support. I believe in a holistic approach that is centered around where you want to begin. I'm here to join you in making a plan for success, providing a supportive therapeutic relationship & competency-based psychotherapy. I have been working in northern California since 1993 & am skilled in various methods so that counseling can be interactive, engaging, & reflective.
(707) 415-8808 View (707) 415-8808
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Lindsay Glass
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95816
You love your partner, but you are exhausted and overwhelmed by having the same conversation or argument over and over again only to feel even more alone, unheard, and unloved each time . I am a relationship therapist who supports adult couples and individuals with emotional and physical intimacy, communication, anxiety, and loss. I use an attachment-focused lens and have advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples and Individuals. Visit www.lovehealgrow.com to learn more or schedule your first appointment today.
You love your partner, but you are exhausted and overwhelmed by having the same conversation or argument over and over again only to feel even more alone, unheard, and unloved each time . I am a relationship therapist who supports adult couples and individuals with emotional and physical intimacy, communication, anxiety, and loss. I use an attachment-focused lens and have advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples and Individuals. Visit www.lovehealgrow.com to learn more or schedule your first appointment today.
(530) 420-8204 View (530) 420-8204
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Soulful Connection Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, 81317
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95828  (Online Only)
I use my personal, educational, and professional experiences and strong attunement to my intuition to guide my therapy style. My clients describe me as caring, personable, gentle, and real. My sessions are collaborative, empowerment-based, and include moments of humor. Due to my value of cultural humility, I use holistic (mind-body-spirit-soul), trauma-informed, and social justice approaches to establish a soulful connection and unique healing experience for each person I support. Working with diverse populations and mental health settings (i.e. college, inpatient, healthcare, etc.) also allows me to be adaptable to each client.
I use my personal, educational, and professional experiences and strong attunement to my intuition to guide my therapy style. My clients describe me as caring, personable, gentle, and real. My sessions are collaborative, empowerment-based, and include moments of humor. Due to my value of cultural humility, I use holistic (mind-body-spirit-soul), trauma-informed, and social justice approaches to establish a soulful connection and unique healing experience for each person I support. Working with diverse populations and mental health settings (i.e. college, inpatient, healthcare, etc.) also allows me to be adaptable to each client.
(916) 299-8740 View (916) 299-8740
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Candice Marie Erba
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RN, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95816  (Online Only)
If you are trying to tough things out on your own or avoiding issues in your relationship that hold you back from a more fulfilling life, now there is hope! I have 35 years experience as a psychotherapist, couples therapist, and mediator, helping individuals and couples make positive changes in their lives--both immediate and lasting. The goals of psychotherapy are tailored to the specific problems, but always include greater self awareness, healing of old wounds and present losses, better coping skills, and feeling both more secure and more free. I will help you discover more effective ways of dealing with challenges and issues.
If you are trying to tough things out on your own or avoiding issues in your relationship that hold you back from a more fulfilling life, now there is hope! I have 35 years experience as a psychotherapist, couples therapist, and mediator, helping individuals and couples make positive changes in their lives--both immediate and lasting. The goals of psychotherapy are tailored to the specific problems, but always include greater self awareness, healing of old wounds and present losses, better coping skills, and feeling both more secure and more free. I will help you discover more effective ways of dealing with challenges and issues.
(916) 794-0161 View (916) 794-0161
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Amanda Whitten
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95825
Whether you are looking for support through a challenging situation or you are ready to begin working towards a new direction in your life, we can work together to create the foundation and self-awareness you need to reach your goals. We will collaboratively explore your past, present and what you want your future to look like.
Whether you are looking for support through a challenging situation or you are ready to begin working towards a new direction in your life, we can work together to create the foundation and self-awareness you need to reach your goals. We will collaboratively explore your past, present and what you want your future to look like.
(916) 252-4189 View (916) 252-4189
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Margaret Bezmalinovic
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95816
You have tried over and over to change without success. No matter what you try, you don't seem to make any progress. Sometimes, you think 'this is just the way it is." You may have given up hope of ever having something different. This cycle can be so discouraging. I am interested working people with who feel stuck, especially those who have a sense that there is something inside that prevents them from moving forward.
You have tried over and over to change without success. No matter what you try, you don't seem to make any progress. Sometimes, you think 'this is just the way it is." You may have given up hope of ever having something different. This cycle can be so discouraging. I am interested working people with who feel stuck, especially those who have a sense that there is something inside that prevents them from moving forward.
(916) 347-4362 View (916) 347-4362
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Kathryn Gooden Gonzales
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95827
Waitlist for new clients
My years training and work has helped patients gain self-awareness, increase in their positive perceptions of themselves, gain and building upon new strategies in breaking unhealthy cycles, and addressing the "elephant in the room". It is understood that stressors & life changes happen; so knowing these challenges we can get stuck on where to go next. So, let me assist in gaining the joy and happiness in a healthy functional manner that you so deserve.
My years training and work has helped patients gain self-awareness, increase in their positive perceptions of themselves, gain and building upon new strategies in breaking unhealthy cycles, and addressing the "elephant in the room". It is understood that stressors & life changes happen; so knowing these challenges we can get stuck on where to go next. So, let me assist in gaining the joy and happiness in a healthy functional manner that you so deserve.
(916) 945-2465 View (916) 945-2465
Psychoanalytic Therapists

Does psychoanalytic therapy work?

Psychoanalytic therapy derives from the work of Sigmund Freud. In this type of therapy, discovering buried thoughts and emotions from the unconscious will help a person work through their difficulties and negative behaviors. Research shows that psychoanalytic therapy can be highly effective, with patients reporting improvement in mood, quality of life, and overall well-being.

How long are people typically in psychoanalytic therapy?

Traditional psychoanalysis is in-depth and is conducted in five sessions every week. Today, modern psychoanalytic therapy is less intense and normally incorporates as few as one or two sessions a week. In some cases, positive change can occur quickly. However, if the condition, difficulty, or behavior is deep-seated, improvement may require many months or years of therapy.

Is psychoanalytic therapy suitable for young people?

Children and adolescents can benefit from this type of therapy. Many kids and teens are often unable to form and communicate their thoughts and emotions. Psychoanalytic therapy uses specific techniques such as dream analysis, symbolism, and free association or word association; all of which can be useful tools for less-communicative young people. Through this therapy, a patient will hopefully make connections between what they feel inside and how the world works outside.

Can psychoanalytic therapy be done online?

Modern-day psychoanalytic therapy is very different from traditional psychoanalysis. While an individual can sit face-to-face with the psychoanalyst for multiple sessions a week, they do not have to. Today, psychoanalytic therapy can be effectively conducted online or by phone. The key is that the individual confronts what is repressed and avoided, and this can be done whether in person or over online video.