Psychodynamic Therapists in Thousand Oaks, CA

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West Coast Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Hasya has been trained in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Hakomi, Depth Hypnosis, EMDR and Brain Spotting. As a Psychotherapist Hasya integrates methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach to treatment. Along with compassion and understanding, she works in a collaborative partnership to uncover strengths and attain maximum potential for growth. Hasya is passionate about helping clients find their innate strengths, and discover unconscious patterns that are limiting. Hasya is supporting clients every step of the way combining therapeutic approaches with genuine care, humor and wisdom.
(805) 515-4020
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Thousand Oaks, CA 91361
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Jill Black
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified
Verified
My approach to therapy is active and direct, yet compassionate. Together, we will explore to find solutions that will bring you positive change and happiness. I work using a variety of modalities including EMDR, psychodynamic , and DBT in order to customize your treatment for maximum and lasting results.
(805) 410-1648
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Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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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.
(805) 232-7702
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Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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Lifespan: Center for Family Psychological Services
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Our treatments include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Neurofeedback, Psychodynamic Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Play Therapy, Parent Training, Family Therapy, and Couples Therapy.
Lifespan is a center specializing in mental health diagnosis and treatment across all ages. We specialize in providing psychological testing, neuropsychological evaluations, and neurodevelopmental assessments and provide diagnostic clarity, referrals, resources, and treatment plans. We help in identifying learning disabilities, developmental disabilities, issues with attention, and memory and learning complaints, to name a few. Psychological testing can help to clarify between different diagnoses (e.g., ADHD vs Anxiety), provide answers about general difficulties you or your child may be having, and be used for schools to help accommodate you or your child’s needs. We help you better understand your strengths and identify areas of support. Furthermore, we specialize in pre-surgical evaluations (e.g., bariatric, reconstructive, etc.) and work directly with surgeons to optimize outcomes.
(805) 572-6695
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Thousand Oaks, CA 91361
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Dr. Edna Jimenez
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Using a psychodynamic approach, we explore the underlying factors of behavior.
** I currently do not have any openings. You can leave a message with your information and if you would like to be placed on a waitlist.** Welcome to my practice. It can be hard to make that call to a psychologist but you owe it to yourself if you are struggling in your life. You don't have to struggle alone. I can help by providing you with a positive and safe place to help you process your feelings. Our goal is to discover what is blocking you from living to your full potential and making positive changes.
(818) 666-3750
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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Debra Mandel
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you seeking self-improvement? I want to help! I treat individuals, couples and families from adolescence through geriatric, offering a variety of approaches from DBT to EMDR to deep psychodynamic exploration. While compassionate and empathetic, I provide an interactive, straightforward approach to help you meet your goals quickly and learn to THRIVE. I've authored 4 published books, hosted a weekly psychology-related podcast, and have appeared on numerous national TV shows (e.g. Tyra Banks). For more information on services and products, and a view of my blogs, please visit me at www.drdebraonline.com!
(424) 241-2935
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Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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Ben Hummell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMFT, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with individuals and couples who are experiencing difficult life transitions by helping them to turn their challenges into sources of individual growth and strength. I use a Psychodynamic /Integrative approach, utilizing Mindfulness, Cognitive therapies, Imaginal/Dreamwork, and EMDR. My areas of focus include Grief and Loss, Depression, Anxiety, Panic disorders and Midlife Transitions. I also have specific experience with Cult Recovery and Spiritual Crisis issues. I offer online and phone sessions for anyone who would like to work with me from their home, and have found this to be an extremely beneficial platform for therapy.
(541) 201-8115
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Thousand Oaks, CA 91361
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Lydia Luna
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I take an integrative and holistic approach; incorporating psychodynamic therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and spiritual psychology to help you gain insight, learn coping skills, and feel more empowered.
You may be going through a time in your life when it has become too complicated or overwhelming; you may be struggling with feelings of loneliness, sadness, or anxiety. Maybe you feel unsatisfied with your relationships or simply need to re-evaluate your life to gain a better sense of direction. All of this is happening because it is time to re-examine and attend to yourself. Your life is a journey that deserves to be explored and you don't have to go through it alone.
(747) 279-3049
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Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
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Don M Goodman Inc
Psychologist, PhD, CCHt, CDMHRS
Verified
Verified
I utilize not only CBT but biofeedback, hypnotherapy, heart rate variability as well as psychodynamic therapy and solution focused therapy.
I believe anxiety and stress to be the foundation of many issues we all face. My first goal is to help my patients reduce stress thereby decreasing chronic pain, depression and even the ravages of disease and illness. By developing rapport and trust and then utilizing healthy coping skills, the goal of anxiety reduction can be achieved. Its important to remember that we are engaged in a collaborative process where we learn to accept, resolve, move on and let go. I find that mindfulness, meditation and breathing is highly effective in decreasing anxiety and depression.
(818) 462-8293
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Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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Chen Z Oren
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I use interpersonal, psychodynamic , cognitive and strength base therapy as I believe that the relationship tends to be more important than "technique" and focus on where you are and what you need.
I understand the challenges, hopes, and fears you face in the process of seeking therapy. Our goal is to create together a safe atmosphere that will enable you to explore. At the same time, I look at underlying issues you may have and confront them in an empathic manner. In addition to private practice, I teach, write, and present locally and nationally. While I work with both women and men from many walks of life, my specialties include men's issues, fatherhood, sports psychology, working with executives, and diversity training.
(818) 292-5216
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Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
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Robert Ryan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I also integrate Client Centered, Developmental / Lifespan, Psychodynamic , Family Systems theories.
I view the path of a human life span, as each of us interact and perceives the environment around us in our own unique way. My goal is to help client(s) look at their options, evaluate choices, and build toward a healthier outcome. My work has involved helping client(s) toward building better communication between couples, family members, and individual relationships. It is my belief that counseling / psychotherapy can provide a safe place where personal challenges can be processed, and finding choices toward enhancing the quality of life and improve relationships.
(424) 320-6836
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Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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Casey J. Simon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I have a particular interest and expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of personality disorders, psychotic disorders, and dissociative disorders using a psychodynamic treatment approach in order to help increase insight and tolerance for psychic pain.
When it comes to mental illness, treatment and outlook can feel daunting. My therapeutic approach is developed on an individual basis with an emphasis on reshaping personality organization in order to create long-lasting change. I truly enjoy assisting my patients in defeating their symptoms and regaining control of their lives. I have experience working with an array of individuals, ranging from young children to adults suffering from a multitude of mental health issues. Aside from my private practice, I work as a group therapist in an intensive outpatient program with individuals just released from emergency psychiatric care.
(805) 716-6072
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Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
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Carol Bishop, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Using relational and psychodynamic psychotherapy, we will explore how you can build greater confidence and self-esteem.
What if, we all possessed the skill set to build strength, resiliency and hope in our lives? Working in the Co-occurring disorder and substance abuse field for many years, I know that it is possible to heal wounded spirits and repair lives. Working with the HIV(+) and LGBT community, emphasizes my belief, that all people are born, "good enough." I can help you remove the barriers to remembering this.
(805) 793-0407
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Office is near:
Thousand Oaks, CA 91319
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Gita Terry
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, JD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My theoretical orientations include Psychodynamic , Family Systems, CBT, Attachment and Solution Focused.
Life can feel overwhelming even in the best of times. You may experience a trauma or crisis or the very real stress of every day life. Sometimes you can cope and sometimes you need some emotional support. If emotional pain, fear or uncertainty is causing you to shy away from living the life you want, know that there is help. If you are looking to make changes that can help you have healthier, happier relationships and life experiences or deal with emotional upheavals or family issues we may be a good fit for therapy.
(747) 220-0158
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Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
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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.
(323) 675-2907
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Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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Christina (Lovejoy) Morse
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
My therapeutic approaches include: CBT, Narrative, Mindfulness, and Psychodynamic .
As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I invite individuals to be their authentic self and am passionate about empowering individuals to overcome their obstacles. My approach is client centered, collaborative, strength based and tailored to meet your needs. I assist individuals in exploring their feelings and challenging their thinking in order to foster a healthier relationship with their self and others. I provide a safe, warm, and empathetic space for my clients.
(805) 261-4469
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Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
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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.
(323) 859-6635
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Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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Ellen Winkler
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I offer psychodynamic and cognitive therapy, art therapy, sand tray, guided meditation, and psychoeducation.
At Lifespan, I treat anxiety, depression, addiction and co-occurring disorders, relationship problems, stress-related symptoms, women's health issues, and adolescence issues. In session we take the time to let your soul catch up with you—so you can share what's on your mind, organize your thoughts, and listen to yourself. This is a gift you give yourself, stepping out of the demanding pace of our culture to turn inward. The ultimate goal is to access your “inner therapist” so that you can rely upon yourself and your own strengths. Change is possible!
(747) 285-7598
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Office is near:
Thousand Oaks, CA 91359
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Dianalucy Eneriz-Champion
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I have an individualized treatment approach that incorporates an eclectic array of strategies, including psychodynamic and mindfulness to explore the underlying factors behind behavior.
Are you at a crossroads in your life and seeking direction? Perhaps you're a parent trying to care for your child, keep your relationship alive, and find yourself after years of caring for others. What if you didn't have to do this alone? My role as your therapist is to serve as your ally and to help you gain the tools and strategies to live your fullest life. In my 10 years of practice, I have come to specialize in early childhood trauma, grief and loss, life transitions, parenting/bonding and family dynamics. I have also enjoyed working on cultural/intercultural identification and LGBTQ+ expression.
(805) 202-4633
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Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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Ellen Winkler
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
FOR DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, RELATIONSHIPS, ADDICTION, TRAUMA: I blend psychology and spirituality to treat uncomfortable emotions, relationship issues, feelings of isolation, the monkey mind of the ego, as well as heavy, stuck energy that needs releasing. Psychodynamic therapy, guided meditation, and shamanic modes of healing can help shift the way you think and feel. As Einstein put it: "No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it." Using an integrative approach we will connect with your higher self and beyond to experience real transformation and change of consciousness.
(424) 999-0113
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Office is near:
Thousand Oaks, CA 91359

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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.