Psychodynamic Therapists in Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA

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Jeremy Mintz
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
The kind of therapy I practice is called psychodynamic psychotherapy, which is a flexible approach that can be tailored to individuals' unique needs and provides the opportunity for lasting change.
I imagine you've found your way here because you're feeling stuck and needing a reason to hope that things will change. Others may not see that you're feeling this way, but you know you're in need of relief. If this sounds like what you're going through, I may be a good fit to help you.
(415) 964-2474
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Pacific Heights
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Tracy Artson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I utilize psychodynamic , AF-EMDR, somatic experiencing (SEP), and mindfulness theory and techniques.
I am an experienced psychologist providing brief and long-term psychotherapy and crisis intervention to individual adults and couples. I specialize in trauma, depression, anxiety, separation and divorce, loss and grief, life transitions, relational issues, among others. I am a Certified EMDR practitioner and an Approved Consultant. EMDR is a specialized therapy for symptom relief and the processing of stress reactions/trauma, whether experienced from the distant past or more recently. I am a facilitator for Laurel Parnell's Attachment Focused-EMDR trainings. In addition, I am a Certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) and a facilitator of SE trainings. I provide Consultation to Licensed Professionals.
(415) 923-0866
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Pacific Heights
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Imme Staeffler
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I provide psychotherapy and psychological assessments to a broad spectrum of patients and draw on depth and psychodynamic therapies and mindfulness, somatic, relational, coping and skills building and trauma informed approaches.
Let me be your guide, psychotherapy is one instrument for well being and change! Reach goals and live with inner peace. Access your creativity. Life may bring challenges leaving us anxious, depressed, feel out of balance in some way. Stress points show up in relationships, at work or in how we perceive of our life. Life transitions, COVID19, career and work changes, dating, family issues, illness or loss may signal a need for change and therapy can be useful for such a next step. Long term recovery from addiction, loss, chronic illness or pain and adverse childhood experiences also may call for deeper work.
(415) 237-4384
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Pacific Heights
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Laura Joiner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, LPCC
Verified
Verified
Adolescence can be a challenging phase of life. Whether it is struggling with self image, anxiety, depression, stress, aggression, defiance, or social or academic difficulties, I specialize in working with teens and their families to address these issues. My style is collaborative, warm, and interactive - yet straight forward. I focus on strengths to promote positive change. People come to grow in a variety of ways, and as a result, I draw from Cognitive Behavioral (including Trauma-Focused CBT), Psychodynamic , Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Narrative theories to best meet my clients' needs. Please see my website for further details about my background.
(415) 237-2225
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Pacific Heights
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Jennie Tranter
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I practice from a Depth Psychology and psychodynamic orientation, and bring my training and experience in AEDP, the Enneagram, mindfulness + inquiry, shadow work, various somatic (body-based) practices, attachment theory, addiction recovery, and healing shame, as well as my multicultural and professional experiences, to inform my work with my clients.
I work from a trauma-informed, relational space of deep listening, in an open, accepting, and non-shaming manner—welcoming of all that you bring to our session. I believe that each human being is perfectly imperfect. I hold a deep curiosity for my clients’ inner worlds and an ability to hold space for difficult material without shame or judgment, seeing the patterns my clients’ stories, beliefs, and feelings weave and sharing those insights and reflections in our process. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, I work with adolescents, young adults, and their families, and see adults individually and in group settings.
(415) 483-0534
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Pacific Heights
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Clare Rudolph
Pre-Licensed Professional, ACSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My approach is eclectic pulling from cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness techniques, motivational interviewing, dialectical behavioral therapy and psychodynamic therapy.
The clients I have worked with have ranging circumstances and my background helps me remain sensitive to different cultures and experiences while curating our therapy to your unique needs and goals. My clients and I have often focused on developing coping skills, depression, trauma healing, anxiety and stress; and major life transitions (e.g. medical diagnosis or changes in health, breakups, leaving home or moving, career changes). Whatever your journey has been to bring you to this moment, I am here to support you.
(415) 965-3939
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Pacific Heights
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Jane Yi
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I integrate psychodynamic , cognitive behavioral and interpersonal theoretical orientations.
I'm a licensed clinical psychologist with a private practice in San Francisco and Marin. I work with couples and individuals. I have been seeing clients for over a decade and deeply enjoy working with each of my unique patients. I provide a safe and nurturing environment to foster greater insight, understanding and resilience in order to enhance ones life both professionally and personally.
(415) 630-2207
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Pacific Heights
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Intercultural Psychological Services
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
One of these is called psychodynamic therapy.
IPS is a group practice led by Dr. Elizabeth Willems. The practice focuses on traumatic memories, depression, stress management, relationship problems, and acculturation. IPS clinicians see residents of CA, NY, MD, FL, USA and select countries via phone/video. Director Elizabeth Willems holds a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University. She completed clinical training at the Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology, Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Massachusetts Mental Health Center, Boston Medical Center Department of Behavioral Medicine, and Casa del Sol as well as other community clinics.
(415) 430-4174
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Pacific Heights
San Francisco, CA 94123
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Kadence Mitchell
Pre-Licensed Professional, ASW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My approach is eclectic and evidence-based, with a range of interventions like psychodynamic , narrative therapy, motivational interviewing, CBT and art therapy.
As a Black, queer femme with mixed ancestry, I carry with me both a personal and professional understanding of the systems of oppression and domination that entangle with identity and wreak havoc in our lives. I have specific interest and experience working with those struggling with racial identity, sexual identity and gender identity; those healing from and finding their independence from/within dysfunctional family dynamics; folks who have been affected by intimate partner violence and dating violence; and those seeking to uncover patterns of intergenerational trauma within themselves and their family systems.
(415) 360-3764
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Pacific Heights
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Leigh Hall
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I model a foundation of trust, compassion, and respect for yourself one another and use an eclectic mix of Gottman, emotionally-focused therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, motivational interviewing and psychodynamic theory.
As we change and grow, and get caught up in the daily grind, we forget to tend to our relationships and they can begin to feel burdensome. Part of what I do is normalize that relationships are work. Over time they disappoint us, trigger us, and often serve as mirrors for parts of ourselves we like the least. We start to forget that they bring us joy and purpose and get wrapped up in toxic thought patterns. The neglect breeds contempt and then we feel more disconnected than ever. My passion lies in helping you reconnect with yourself and your loved ones.
(415) 687-2146
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Pacific Heights
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Rebecca Schneider
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My work is informed by my life experience, and my study of contemporary relational Psychodynamic theory, Jungian psychology and Somatic based therapies.
Therapy is an open, non-judgmental space to come into contact with your thoughts, feelings and the complex and challenging aspects of life. Through the process you will begin to know yourself, more honestly and intimately in order to live a deeply meaningful life with clear intention and heart aligned purpose. As we work together a hope of mine is to collaborate with you in a empathetic, compassionate and creative way. I will bring an integrative framework into the process using a holistic approach to healing and unifying body, heart and mind. Our suffering is worthy of our time, our curiosity and our compassionate attention.
(628) 258-6174
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Pacific Heights
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Antje Hofmeister MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My approach is psychodynamic /psychoanalytic, meaning that you and I use the therapeutic relationship as a laboratory within which to facilitate the meaningful changes that will reconnect you with yourself, with life, and with the people around you.
Life is change and, mostly, you've been rolling with the punches. But complicated life transitions can leave anyone at a loss. You might feel helpless, hopeless and alone in trying to cope with relationship issues and troublesome or debilitating symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma, and obsessions. With more than 15 years of experience, I help adults and families like you navigate the turmoil of challenging life passages including death of a loved one, chronic or terminal illness, relationship issues, separation or divorce, or adjustments to a different job, culture, gender, or sexual orientation.
(650) 918-5006
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Pacific Heights
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Nick Weathersby
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
While I use several approaches to help, I mainly practice psychodynamic therapy.
So often we live in the grip of anxiety and depression. Our families pull out our worst, the realities of adulthood drain us, loss of loved ones or our own capacities become existential reality, yet the good news is we can always make changes in ourselves to increase our resilience. The work of psychotherapy is serious business. While humor and levity in the present can help lighten difficult memories, we will dive deep into the past with expert attention to inform movement into a more complete future.
(628) 209-0979
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Pacific Heights
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Maria Meka
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Maria Meka is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, trauma, grief and loss, immigration challenges, family conflict, personal and professional life transitions, and cross-cultural relationships. She has vast experience in providing psychological care for adults and adolescents from a variety of social, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. Dr. Meka's approach is rooted in psychodynamic theory, with an emphasis on understanding patients’ unique environments and backgrounds in relation to their presenting problems.
(415) 463-7157
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Pacific Heights
San Francisco, CA 94109
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Peggy Kim
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I work relationally psychodynamic /psychoanalytic with present-centered approaches that bring attention and mindfulness to what is overlooked or difficult to address.
Often in life there are unexpected events or life transitions that challenge our abilities to cope or understand our sense of self or purpose. When what has been helpful to navigate life is no longer working, symptoms may show up in the form of sadness, depression, anxiety, stress, physical ailments, feelings of isolation, or an overwhelm of emotions that may be difficult to manage alone. I view therapy as a unique opportunity for honest observation and exploration in service of creating a deeper connection with your inherent nature as a way to discover how you can find support from yourself, as well as, feel supported by others.
(415) 909-5721
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Pacific Heights
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Vivian Dent
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I also consult with therapists who want to develop their skills in psychodynamic and trauma therapies.
I'll help you explore your feelings and relationships. Together, we'll work to discover what really matters to you and how you can live your life more fully and happily. Depression, anxiety, painful entanglements, and the lingering effects of damaging experiences sap life of its joy. I have wide experience treating these problems and helping people improve their relationships, work lives, and sense of self.
(415) 673-2747
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Pacific Heights
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Pavi Sandhu
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
The key to emotional health and happiness is nurturing the authentic self, the source of one's primary needs and feelings. When we neglect this essential task, our ability to love and work is compromised. Depression, anxiety, and compulsive behaviors are often signs of alienation from the self. In my work, I integrate psychodynamic therapy, mindfulness, and experiential techniques to help each client's real self emerge and develop. In this way, therapy can serve as a catalyst for personal transformation. It can help you overcome adversity and create a productive, satisfying life, in alignment with your deepest values.
(415) 805-9808
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San Francisco, CA 94115
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Sara Zoeterman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I apply different modalities as they are called for, primarily employing tools from relational, psychodynamic , and cognitive behavioral therapies.
Your problems can do more than simply cause suffering. If you can understand them better, you can make use of them. Good therapy offers a supportive, non-judgmental space where you can transform personal difficulty from something to survive into something truly beneficial. Toward this end, I find direct feedback, humor, empathy, and true collaboration to be indispensable tools.
(347) 826-4822
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Amy Cole
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, NTP
Verified
Verified
My training as a licensed therapist is in Cognitive Behavioral techniques and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.
I offer psychotherapy for individuals and couples. I provide personalized, thoughtful support and guidance to help you create more satisfaction and success in your life. I work with people of diverse backgrounds, ages and lifestyles. Many people find that taking the first steps to begin therapy are the scariest. It may be the first time where you are attempting to make positive and healthful changes in your life. A trusting, secure relationship is important for your therapy. I am happy to discuss any concerns you may have and will answer your questions about therapy.
(415) 347-6952
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Pacific Heights
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Laura H Fraser
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My work is strongly informed by Family Systems Theory, aspects of Psychodynamic and Relational Theory and the field of Neuropsychology.
There are so many reasons why people seek out psychotherapy. Maybe you are feeling trapped in a cycle of destructive patterns that are causing great suffering to you or the people around you. These struggles might be a result of: a painful relationship with your body and food, an eating disorder, a history of abuse, trauma or alcoholism in your childhood home or difficulites parenting your child or teenager. You may be seeking help for your child who is having trouble with relationships, school, drugs and alcohol, adhering to family rules or is not feeling strong about who they are as an individual.
(415) 969-5494
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Pacific Heights
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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.