Psychodynamic Therapists in San Juan Capistrano, CA

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Aimee Noel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
If you are struggling with mental health, relational issues, stress, and struggles with substance use, I may be able to help. I have over 20 years of experience. Although I have the knowledge, experience, and skills to pass along, I do not consider myself an expert but rather a sounding board, an interpreter, and support to help clients develop their own insight and trajectory forward. I use a holistic approach incorporating psychodynamic theory, cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, developmental psychology, and addiction treatment.
(714) 464-6623
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San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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Charlene Underhill Miller
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified
Verified
I see individuals, couples and children and treat a wide range of issues such as relational problems, self-sabotage, pregnancy and post-partum difficulties, and parenting challenges. I use a psychodynamic perspective, working with my clients in a collaborative and insightful process. Problems are understood within a context of past interpersonal experiences which often help provide understanding to the client's current situation. I am also well prepared to help clients of faith effectively integrate spiritual convictions and concerns with psychological understandings and emotional health.
(424) 286-2734
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San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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Dianna Stark
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAMS, CAMF
Verified
Verified
I am a psychotherapist with 20 years experience. I am licensed to practice in 3 states, CA, NY and NJ. I provide in person therapy in beautiful San Juan Capistrano. Online therapy services are also available for some clients. I hold numerous specialty certifications and I have extensive training in, cognitive behavioral therapy and psychodynamic (insight oriented) psychotherapy. I provide short and long term treatment, depending on a client's needs and wishes. Some of my specialties include: Anxiety disorders and stress management, physician burnout, eating disorders, substance abuse, anger management, depression, communication issues, relationship/marital issues, special education advocacy and learning disabilities
(949) 536-9359
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San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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Heather Amorosi Schwartz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, Dr Can, CEDS, SEP
Verified
Verified
Heather is absolutely passionate about indviduals living their best life, body, mind and spirit and practices from a psychodynamic modality.
Mrs. Amorosi - Schwartz is a licensed psychotherapist practicing in Orange County. Heather has been featured on various radio interviews, blogs, podcasts and has had the privilege of headlining speaking engagements in her collaboration with providence St. Joesh health. Pre doctoral fellowship was in the medical model & research with Takotsubo cardiomyopathy ( The broken heart syndrome) . Heather also specializes in distorted eating, morbid obesity, complex trauma, anxiety, treatment resistant depression and addiction medicine.
(657) 366-5519
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San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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Shahrzad (Sheri) Sepanlou
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, Couples, Adults, EMDR
Verified
Verified
Together we set goals that are meaningful to you! I integrate various modes of therapy including psychodynamic , cognitive behavioral, as well as EMDR for trauma reprocessing which can provide relief from past wounds and practical tools that can help you feel better daily.
My aim is to provide a safe & supportive space for clients to explore and process their thoughts and emotions and to find clarity and healing through insight, self-love and compassion. In my practice I often work with individuals struggling with depression and anxiety and couples who are in pain. Often, our current struggles may be the result of trauma that we have suffered in our childhood and with our family of origin. Exploration of the past is the first step in freeing one from rigid thinking and enabling us to live in the moment and to enjoy the present.
(949) 518-0497
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Kristina Smith Mother Warrior
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
**ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS** Like many moms, you wear numerous hats in your life, and trying to manage them all successfully can be emotionally exhausting. Too often, you tell yourself that you ARE FAILING; failing at being a mom, failing at being a partner, failing at being a friend, failing at being an employee or student, etc etc...leaving you feeling helpless, hopeless, anxious, and depressed. One voice tells you that you CAN do this while the louder voice tells you that you CAN'T, so you isolate in the silence of shame and put on a brave face hoping to make it through the day. You want to feel better, but you're unsure how.
(949) 536-9424
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San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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Dana Caballero
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Have you been feeling anxious? Has parenting become overwhelming? Are you looking for a steady path forward despite life transitions? I have a strengths based approach to therapy and can help you gain the coping skills you are searching for. When extreme or long term stressors occur, past coping skills may no longer work. Therapy is a chance to re-set your approach and gain more effective strategies to reduce anxiety. I specialize in working with children, adolescents and adults experiencing panic disorder, anxiety, depression and ADHD as well as health changes and grief and loss.
(949) 484-5279
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San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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Krissy Thomas
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC
Verified
Verified
Don't wait another day to become your best self. The first step in seeking out a therapist can be scary. I know because I have been there before. You've already taken that first step which takes a lot of courage. Life presents challenges and sometimes these challenges can feel impossible to overcome on your own.
(714) 475-7073
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San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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Maria Martin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
As a therapist, I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and teens that struggle with anxiety issues, anger, attachment repairs and struggles dealing with learning disabilities associated with school, sports and home life. I also work with individuals, couples and families that struggle with marital issues as well as family struggles. I utilize a Client-Centered approach as well as Emotionally Focused Therapy that can help to uncover the disconnect and struggles in relationships and can include anxiety and families feeling stuck, not being able to communicate. We will uncover those issues together .
(657) 317-7335
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San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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Erin Popp
Licensed Educational Psychologist, MA, PPS, LEP
Verified
Verified
Do you find yourself feeling anxious and depressed dealing with all of the pressures of daily life? Do you struggle in your relationships and are looking to create more peaceful interactions? After 27 years working as a psychologist, I have a tremendous amount of compassion and understanding for the struggles and challenges we face to become contributing members of society today. I work with individuals to identify unhealthy thought patterns or behaviors that get in the way of personal fulfillment and develop positive changes. When working with adolescents, I strive to also help parents understand them and develop better connections
(949) 528-8130
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San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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John Paul Gray
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
My mission, in this profession, is to assist people in living more satisfying, authentic lives as individuals and in their relationships. The objective of therapy is to aid people in coming to terms with the issues that are inhibiting their growth, whether those be external influences or self-sabotaging. The goal, in individual therapy, is self-acceptance, more personal power, and simply, a more positive, happy life with a diminishment of anxiety and an increase in self-definition. Couples' Therapy tends to be focused, short-term, and goal-oriented.
(949) 647-4065
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San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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Jacqueline Lugo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Life can be hard, change is hard, loss is hard...navigating the exhaustion of the day-to-day is HARD. It is a giant step to seek support; I am glad you found my page. Creating a warm, supportive, and authentic therapeutic space is super important to me as a therapist. I strive to help individuals struggling with life's challenges and transitions. My goal is to come along side you and support you as you process, learn, heal, and grow in a therapeutic setting so that you can gain coping skills to thrive in your day-to-day life. You deserve a space for yourself to feel heard and supported.
(949) 353-6520
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San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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Hanai Center for Counseling and Wellness
Marriage & Family Therapist, MACL, EdD, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Cigna and TriCare . In person and Telehealth Do you feel left you behind as if forgotten while everyone else seems to be coasting by? Are you feeling like you are busted and broken? Do you feel like you just can't seem to catch a break? Are you seeking a guide and teammate to get you back on track and back together? I got you and I can get you back together and moving forward with life and reminding it that you exist and are worth it. Now Serving children 5 years and up for trauma services with our associate therapist Jennifer Morris. Now offering Spanish speaking services.
(949) 506-4314
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San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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Julie Kathleen Martin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Life brings painful experiences that can pull us away from becoming who we were intended to be. Whatever the source of your pain, there is grace, comfort, and healing for you. I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship to heal, and in the courage of my clients as they pursue wholeness. I am passionate about creating a safe space for my clients to explore the problems that keep them from being intimately connected with themselves and the people they love. I use a whole person approach; trying to be attentive to the synergy of body, mind, and spirit in the client's experience.
(949) 485-5376
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San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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Anne (Sofie) Lassen Foley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My approach is centered around the belief that each individual is unique and therefore has a unique set of underlying needs and values that deserve to be nurtured. In a society that drives in the fast lane, I believe that it is fundamental to get in touch with that which brings meaning, fulfillment and balance to your life. I support my clients to externalize their struggle so that problem areas can be explored objectively rather than attributed to dysfunction. You are not your anxiety or depression; it’s time that you understand these symptoms and begin to empower yourself with the strengths you already possess.
(833) 747-0223
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San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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Nicole Testa
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
If you are looking at this page, you are most likely trying to get help. Finding a good match is essential to successful therapy. I connect with clients by listening and exploring without judgement. Clients have told me they appreciate my compassion, finding it easy to talk with me about difficult issues. Psychotherapy is a process of self-discovery where you learn why you do what you do, as well as how to change behaviors. Many hide their authentic self, conforming to the expectations of others. Psychotherapy can assist you in becoming reacquainted with yourself.
(424) 275-2397
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San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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Brandon Cordon
MA, APCC
For many life can be one of two things, either you feel like you are never enough so why try or you feel like you have to always keep pushing and keep going never able to relax. If never enough, you have tried everything to pull yourself out and people are quick to tell you how, so you put on a smile to hide it. On the other, you pride yourself on how much you accomplish but feel less than when you slow. Maybe you are struggling in a relationship and ready to learn how to not only have healthier relationship-building boundaries but also interested in learning out how to draw closer through empathetic attunement.
(805) 285-3365
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San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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Village Wellness Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
**IMMEDIATE AVAILABILITY FOR CHILD/TEEN/ADULT & COUPLES** Life has taken a huge toll on you and your loved ones lately and there are likely feelings of exhaustion, frustration, loneliness, and mood changes that are new and concerning. Whether you are a brand new parent without the important support you need, or a parent concerned about the emotional health of your child, or even a partner or loved one of a family member who is struggling, you are feeling helpless and uncertain of where to turn.
(949) 694-3162
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San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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Solutions Counseling & Family Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Are you struggling with your child or teen? Ask for Arlene... Are you or your child struggling with emotional eating or an eating disorder? Ask for Corinne... Struggling at work, school or in your relationships? Ask for Dr. Vived... We are a group compassionate therapists that specialize in individual, couple and family therapy. Challenges in life can leave you overwhelmed and discouraged. We give you the tools you need to see that solutions are possible… and you don’t need to wait very long to see meaningful results! Call us for a free consultation.
(949) 207-3655
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San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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Hansink & Associates
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Hansink has worked in the field of mental/behavioral health in various capacities since 1978. His experience spans both public and private sectors, inpatient and outpatient settings. He has worked with adults, adolescents, children and their families in a number of different modalities. For the past 11 years Dr. Hansink has worked in his own private practice in the South Orange County area where he offers individual, group, couples, family and Neurofeedback therapy to address behavioral,relational and emotional problems including but not limited to anxiety, depression, ADHD, stress related disorders.
(714) 643-5369
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San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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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.