Psychodynamic Therapists in Willow Glen, San Jose, CA

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Gregory Bendau
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Do you struggle with feelings of anxiety, depression, guilt or low self-esteem? Do you find yourself avoiding social engagements or so preoccupied with excessive worrying? Finding ways to navigate these difficult feelings can help you get back on track. I use a psychodynamic approach and CBT that focuses on uncovering patterns of behavior and ways of relating to ourselves and others that are often outside of our awareness. I also consider how our past impacts who we are today. Through acceptance and empathy, we will establish a trusting therapeutic relationship and work together toward your personal growth and self-discovery.
(408) 351-0562
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Willow Glen
San Jose, CA 95125
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Grace Kim- Hur
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA , LMFT
Verified
Verified
I'm a licensed psychotherapist with a background specializing in severe behavioral issues and relationship issues. I work with a variety of approaches from CBT, EFT to Psychodynamic approach depending on my patient's needs and what I feel is most effective. In addition I create individual treatment plans to match my patient's goals. Together we can create a safe space and begin your journey in understanding your current issues or concerns. Explore where they may have stemmed from, and how they are currently effecting your life. I believe anyone's goal in therapy would be to heal and ignite awareness to live a more fulfilling life.
(408) 351-7563
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Willow Glen
San Jose, CA 95128
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Janice Hoscan (Avery)
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I welcome individual adults and couples struggling with communication in their relationship, grief, death, divorce, or major life fractures. Although painful, these ruptures can open us to enormous opportunities for self-examination and growth. I have worked previously as a bereavement therapist in hospice, and as a mindfulness group facilitator for cancer patients. My therapeutic technique is informed by psychodynamic approaches, mindfulness, Gottman, Brainspotting, and DBT.
(844) 980-2784
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Willow Glen
San Jose, CA 95128
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Jenna Warnock
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Verified
I am currently out on maternity leave but feel free to reach back out in October. I find it a privilege to work with adolescents and adults during periods of growth, transition, or challenge in their lives. My approach to therapy is primarily psychodynamic and depth-oriented, incorporating attachment theory, object relations, narrative therapy, and family systems. I believe we are wired for connection but breaks in relationship to ourselves and others can lead to depression, anxiety, numbing, distorting, shame, anger, addictions, and compulsions.
(949) 979-5502
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Willow Glen
San Jose, CA 95125
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Melissa Satram
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
By using CBT, Mindfulness, Psychodynamic , and Humanistic approach, I can help you navigate life's ups and downs and shift patterns, thoughts, and behaviors.
Do you ever struggle with feeling like you’re not enough? Do you feel like you have to prove yourself? Do you feel stuck and triggered by childhood trauma? The symptoms of trauma include anxiety, depression, high conflict relationships, occupational impairment, addiction, and much more. I believe therapy can help you develop a more self-awareness and actionable plan to alleviate these symptoms. I specialized in working with people who are willing to explore past, present, and future challenges and to find tools for personal growth.
(408) 359-1686
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Willow Glen
San Jose, CA 95125
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Samantha Kountz-Edwards
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I integrate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques, Dialectical Behavioral skills, and Solution-Focused approaches within a broader Psychodynamic and Family Systems framework.
Many people experience anxiety or sadness at some point in their life. Sometimes these feelings are related to a big change, a new stressor, or a longstanding challenge that has left you feeling overwhelmed and stuck. Regardless of what's going on in your life, my goal is to help you better confront, cope with, and recover from difficulties, so that you can live a more fulfilling life. I understand that the idea of therapy can seem intimidating. I see your decision to engage in treatment as a true testament to your strength.
(415) 949-2466
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Willow Glen
San Jose, CA 95125
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Linda Nastari
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I practice from a psychodynamic perspective, believing that the relationship developed between the therapist and client is a catalyst for lasting change.
I have over 30 years experience as a licensed pyschotherapist. I enjoy working with adolescents, individual adults, and couples. I treat a wide variety of issues including; anxiety/depression, relational difficulties, addictions, grief/loss, parenting challenges, spiritual concerns, eating disorders, family of origin issues, work related stress, and trauma. I also provide consultation to small family businesses around communication, conflict resolution, business management, and succession planning. I also am part of a collaborative team of estate attorneys, financial planners, and therapists to help families with Trust and Estate issues.
(408) 669-3554
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Willow Glen
San Jose, CA 95125
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Janet Sims
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
Psychodynamic work focuses on not just the reduction of symptoms, but also on fostering the most of an individual's psychological capacities and resources; whether it means more satisfying relationships, tolerating a wider range of emotions or facing life's challenges with greater freedom and flexibility.
The Beginning of Wisdom is Self Awareness." This simple statement is a lifelong process, and central to the work I do as a psychotherapist. Taking the time and space to know ourselves can be exhilarating, but it can be daunting and sometimes terrifying when done alone. Working with another person through the complexities of our lives makes this endeavor richer and much more satisfying. My work with clients is intended to be a shared, collaborative experience.
(408) 759-5174
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Willow Glen
San Jose, CA 95128
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Dr. Debbie Francis
Psychologist, PsyD, MA, BSR
Verified
Verified
I work from an integrative approach, drawing primarily from a psychodynamic orientation.
*CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW MEDICARE PATIENTS* I work with adults struggling with a wide range of challenges including loss of relationships, life transitions, and personal problems like anxiety, depression, addiction, or trauma. Life can be difficult but you don't have to figure it out all alone. I can help you. Together, we'll create a safe space where you'll gain insight and perspective into thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that are no longer working for you. With these understandings, you'll be able to make better choices and positive life changes. By working through your pain, you'll gain a self-awareness you didn't have before.
(408) 207-4564
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Willow Glen
San Jose, CA 95125
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Jenna Sholl, Cura Integrative Health
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CCTP
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I am dedicated to guiding my patients towards rapid symptom relief and long-lasting change using Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and DBT.
Do you find your current relationship(s) disappointing, have trouble keeping relationships or finding one at all? Our patients have concerns about how trauma impacts their daily life. They often report that food feels overwhelming and confusing. We will track and understand the unsettling and yet important feelings you have about yourself, your past, your food intake and your relationships with others. Common topics addressed in session include anxiety, low mood, sleep difficulty, feeling out of control with food, concerns about sex and more.
(408) 457-0403
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Willow Glen
San Jose, CA 95125
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David A. Cordero
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Welcome! You probably came across my profile because you are dealing with persistent negative thoughts, emotions, behaviors, addictions/habits, stressors, pain, or relational issues that don't seem to improve. You are tired and want change. Fortunately, we have many techniques that can help you feel better or improve your current situation so that you can get back to living and enjoying the life you want. If you are looking for more in depth work, I enjoy helping individuals heal from their attachment wounds and traumas, overcome their shame, develop a positive relationship with themselves, and become their best self.
(408) 583-5190
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Willow Glen
San Jose, CA 95128
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Cambria Lowe
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, CHom
Verified
Verified
As a Somatic Psychotherapist and Homeopath, I can support you in creating more wellness and integrity in your life. My work with you is Integrative, Collaborative and Transformative. As a licensed MFT, I can support you in a therapeutic process that can transform your life by: Moving from hopelessness, despair and aimlessness into revitalized energy and a new passion for the life you want to live; Changing feelings of anxiety and fear into a renewed sense of possibility and action; Shifting feelings of disconnection and loneliness into a restored sense of self-confidence and the potential for creating meaningful connections.
(408) 217-0747
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Willow Glen
San Jose, CA 95125
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Mary Jordan
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, EMDR
Verified
Verified
Do you find yourself shut down or suppress your feelings? Do you struggle in relationships due to your trauma? Are you unsure of where you belong? I work with people of all identities to process unresolved feelings due to trauma. I strive to provide you a safe and non-judgmental space, in order for you to develop coping mechanisms for trauma symptoms (anxiety, depression, addiction, etc.) and to explore aspects of yourself. I can help you let go of past HURTS and develop tools to find RELIEF.
(408) 351-5721
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Willow Glen
San Jose, CA 95125
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Ashley A Trillo
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I place great value on the uniqueness of each person, which leads me to use an eclectic approach to therapy. My approach includes both evidence-based treatments such as CBT and ACT, as well as emotion-focused and somatic therapy. Approaching therapy in this manner allows the therapeutic process to be tailored to the individual’s needs and strengths. I believe knowing one’s self and awareness of the mind-body connection can lead to growth and achievement. Awareness of this connection inspires me to help people become more conscious of their physiological/body experiences, as well as challenge limiting thought and beliefs.
(408) 351-8456
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Willow Glen
San Jose, CA 95125
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Mary K Miller
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed psychologist who has over 18 years experience working with adolescents and adults. Therapy is a collaborative process between therapist and client. I strive to create a supportive environment in which clients can feel safe to explore their feelings and address barriers that are interfering with their quality of life. I draw from a variety of treatment approaches that match your own personal needs and goals. I believe our thoughts influence our feelings and ultimately our behavior so I also work from a cognitive behavioral approach.
(408) 796-4273
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Willow Glen
San Jose, CA 95125
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Jennifer Lara
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW
Verified
Verified
Childhood trauma can cripple us, it creates overpowering ‘intense’ emotions such as anxiety, depression, and anger when left unattended which begins to create physical symptoms to defend our bodies from the internal wounds. Has there ever been a time in your life where you have experienced this reaction? Are you experiencing these feelings based on current or past trauma from childhood, early teens, adolescence, adulthood, or as a senior? I aim to utilize a variety of actionable techniques to help reduce trauma related symptoms and make lasting changes in life.
(408) 214-6772
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Willow Glen
San Jose, CA 95125
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Andy Truong
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Seeking therapy takes courage and strength. Are you experiencing feeling stuck due to childhood trauma? I am here to provide you with unconditional support to process through your anxiety, depression, and other unresolved feelings at your pace. Sometimes we may need someone who is there for us and there are no problems in life that are too big or small. You have taken the first step to seek help, I can help you discover your inner strength to bounce back and deep inside you may be wishing for peace and equilibrium. As a therapist, I aim to help you reach those goals together to bring about inner peace.
(408) 583-6122
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Willow Glen
San Jose, CA 95125
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Leona Esmaeily
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Do you feel anxious due to your work, family issues, low self-esteem, and relationship issues? I can especially help those with anxiety/panic attacks. I make it a priority to help clients with buried feelings who have trouble speaking on their emotions. Communicating emotionally is extremely important to promote well-rounded and mature adults. I will help you enhance your self-awareness around unhelpful thought and behavior patterns and build skills necessary to handle life more effectively and develop actionable steps to reach your goals.
(213) 267-6102
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Willow Glen
San Jose, CA 95125
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Mark Breithaupt PhD Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As of December 1, 2022 I will be closing my San Jose office
(408) 583-5537
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Willow Glen
San Jose, CA 95125
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Alexandra Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR
Verified
Verified
I believe therapy can provide a safe space for creating a more fulfilled life. There are times where we may experience traumas, feel stuck and emotionally disconnected, and have difficulty coping. My approach to therapy includes a humanistic centered style, where we establish a collaborative and trusting relationship to allow for vulnerability and personal growth to occur. I am committed to providing compassionate and empathetic care to support you in your journey towards self-discovery, where we can explore and identify your strengths, build confidence, and self- esteem. 
(408) 549-8263
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Willow Glen
San Jose, CA 95125
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Psychodynamic Therapists

Is psychodynamic therapy evidence-based?

Studies have found psychodynamic therapy to be effective in treating conditions like social anxiety, eating disorders, chronic pain, some personality disorders, and depression; indeed, some studies have found it to be just as effective as CBT or medication. What’s more, several studies have found that the benefits of psychodynamic therapy tend to endure—even grow—long after treatment has ended.

How long does psychodynamic therapy last?

Unlike CBT and other more structured forms of therapy, psychodynamic therapy tends to be open-ended and may not be limited to a set number of sessions. It is common for clients to be in therapy for a year or longer and to see their therapist one to three times a week, though the exact schedule and timeline may vary depending on a client’s challenges and progress. However, brief psychodynamic therapy is available, which tends to be more goal-oriented and typically unfolds over 16 to 30 sessions.

Does psychodynamic therapy work?

Research finds that psychodynamic therapy can help someone manage or reduce symptoms of diagnosable mental health conditions like depression or anxiety. The modality may also offer a range of benefits that are harder to measure but just as valuable—such as increased self-worth or healthier relationships. While no therapy type will work for everyone, research and anecdotal evidence suggest that psychodynamic therapy can be highly effective.

What are the limitations of psychodynamic therapy?

Some meta-analyses have concluded that there is little evidence to suggest that psychodynamic therapy can effectively treat certain mental health conditions such as PTSD, OCD, or psychosis, though it is sometimes used to do so. More broadly, the open-ended, free-association structure of psychodynamic therapy may be frustrating for clients who prefer a more structured, time-limited, or goal-oriented approach.