Psychodynamic Therapists in Ventura, CA

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Audrey Sarto
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MSW, ACSW
Verified
Verified
I have experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, LGBTQ+ Affirmative Therapy, and Trauma Informed Care.
I think one of the most beautiful aspects about life is the human capacity to heal and grow from life’s challenges. I am passionate about working with individuals who have been disempowered by society, with an emphasis on life transitions, grief, childhood trauma, intergenerational trauma, family of origin issues, depression, anxiety, sexuality, gender, non-monogamy, oppression, and relational challenges. I offer an open-minded, easy-going, and supportive approach to help you navigate through life's stressors and find purpose in your life.
(805) 874-5088
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Kara Petersen
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My approach is feminist, existential-humanistic, psychodynamic , attachment-based, social justice, and trauma-informed.
Hello! I'm glad you are here. As a warm and humorous therapist, I work with clients of all ages who struggle with things like anxiety, depression, and trauma, as well as others. If you are experiencing a difficult life transition, are curious about reoccurring patterns and habits in your life, or would like non-judgemental support in processing and integrating emotions and experiences, please reach out.
(805) 303-2809
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Ventura, CA 93001
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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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Ventura, CA 93001
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Karen McIntyre
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Clients find freedom that they didn’t know was possible! Additional modalities I use are psychodynamic , attachment theory, CBT, inner healing modalities, ego-state therapy, and more.
Did growing up in a wounding family cause trauma that is still affecting you? Did you experience trauma at the hands of another that left you with feelings of being unsafe, insecure and unlovable? Guilt and shame? Imagine waking up peaceful and optimistic about your Life and future. Imagine having relationships that are loving and full of grace and building a family that is one that you would have loved to grow up in. If you can see it you can be it…lets work through old trauma so that you can see and be the “you” that you have always wanted to be! Helping people work through trauma is what I love to do!
(805) 918-4814
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Ventura, CA 93001
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Andrea Haffner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My orientation is largely psychodynamic , with attention to relational, attachment-focused, and depth psychology perspectives.
At times life can become overwhelming due to life transitions, relationship challenges, depression, or anxiety. I believe that life's struggles become more bearable when they can be held and explored in a safe therapeutic environment. My approach is warm and comprehensive, based in respect and genuine caring. In our work together, I will engage in an exploratory journey with you to gain insight into both your conscious and unconscious feelings and patterns. My hope is that through the therapeutic process you will find greater relief from suffering, allowing for healing and growth in your inner life and outer relationships.
(805) 507-7086
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Ventura, CA 93001
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Angel Rodriguez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ACSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I can help by providing psychoeducation to reduce shame, empathy to increase acceptance and vulnerability, as well as a number of evidence based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Psychodynamic therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Inquiry, and Resilience Building to work through trauma and its impacts as well as everyday life.
We all have goals, strengths, needs, and difficulties that present themselves daily. If you have been impacted by increased stress or trauma, a new diagnosis, need more coping skills, are becoming familiar with mental health or this is your 10th round of therapy, I welcome you. Life is a journey and healing is non-linear so I seek to provide a nonjudgmental, safe space for us to explore where healing and recovery can take place in your life. Intersectionality is a key component of my practice, so every aspect of your identity is welcome here.
(805) 515-3040
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Whitney Rogers
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I use a combination of psychodynamic , attachment-based approaches to support you to heal past pain with active questioning and exploration to change old and limiting beliefs so you can think differently and feel better.
Hi, I’m Whitney, and I'm a licensed therapist. I help people feel more self-assured navigating challenges, find more pleasure and joy in daily life, and build more satisfying relationships. I specialize in helping people with anxiety, parents and couples during pregnancy, postpartum and early parenthood, and couples experiencing conflict and stress in their relationship.
(805) 600-5014
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Ventura, CA 93001
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Mary G Sanchez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PMH-C
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I utilize a mixture of modalities; eg cognitive behavior therapy, psychodynamic , mindfulness, and attachment-based therapy approach.
Do you find yourself feeling lost, stressed, lacking self- confidence, and having difficulty managing a work-life balance? Monarca Therapy specializes in women empowerment and perinatal mental health. Some are the challenges include, infertility, miscarriage, loss, unresolved trauma, difficulty bonding w/ baby, role changes, martial /relationship conflict, unmet expectations, anxiety, postpartum depression, parenting & much more. If this sounds like you, you are in the right place and deserve compassion, tailored support and to feel in control again. Instagram monarcatherapy
(805) 521-7085
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Cloda Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am versed in Behavior Analysis, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Psycho-educational Techniques, Psychodynamic Therapy, Imago Therapy, Schema Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Brief Solution Therapy.
Greetings and welcome to Path Mental Health. My name is Dr. Jones. I am a clinical and school psychologist and counselor. I have over 25 years of experience working with children and families. I am licensed as a social worker and professional counselor in the state of California. I have worked with clients on relationships, individual issues, and career counseling. I specialize in relationship issues, past trauma, grieving, anxiety, and depression. Life can be stressful, and at times, we all need someone to talk with and help sort things out. My approach is to utilize a toolbox of interventions warmly and compassionately.
(831) 400-5714
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Kristi Walsh
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I offer short-term, trauma-informed, psychodynamic psychotherapy. As a Psychoanalyst with decades of clinical experience and personal spiritual practice, I can deeply empathize and help lift to awareness the wounds that shaped your inner life and external relationships, creating patterns and suffering that often remain repetitive and destructive. Part psychotherapy and part spiritual direction, I hear and translate the impasses back to their original trauma and provide a psycho-spiritual process for working through. I enjoy this practice of concise and serious work which integrates the whole person – mind, body and spirit.
(262) 999-1946
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Tara A Burnley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My practice encompasses a Jungian psychodynamic approach with mindfulness, family systems, play therapy, as well as Cognitive Behavioral skills.
Hello, thank you for finding me on Psychology Today. Much of my work is with children, adolescents, families (parenting) and adult individuals. I have experience working with trauma, abuse, grief, loss, long term illness, anxiety, depression, ADHD and other childhood emotional disorders. I view my clients in a holistic sense, taking into consideration their symptoms, life stressors, emotional/physical developmental changes/stages, past/recent trauma(s), family dynamics, parenting styles from childhood -past/present, as well as coping skills and interpersonal relationships and support systems.
(805) 669-9578
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Ventura, CA 93003
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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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Ventura, CA 93003
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Solomon Ndungu
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My theoretical orientation is psychodynamic . Using the most appropriate and beneficial modality that fits with the client and their needs. I work collaboratively with a client to arrive at their personal goals in therapy. I have found life is a journey of learning how to live to the fullest with all the gifts that we possess and discovering others along the way. With all the experiences that we have in this life, a persons perspective makes a huge difference in how they experience it. My hope is to help find the perspective that helps alleviate suffering and creates a space for healing and thriving.
(805) 749-2056
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Christine Olney
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
As appropriate, I will also use psychodynamic as well as psychoanalytic techniques.
When looking for a therapist, it's important that we find someone who we believe can help us. We need someone we feel comfortable with, and someone we can trust. When I work with my clients within this framework and with these foundations, they are able to set and reach goals to fulfill dreams and find their meaning and purpose in life. In my practice, I work with clients struggling with mood disorders, substance abuse, personality disorders, and relationship problems. I believe in aligning our thoughts, emotions, words, behavior, and spirit in order to see our path laid out before us with clarity.
(805) 398-6443
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Anne A Parkford
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MFT
Verified
Verified
Are you feeling anxious, irritable or sad? Are you having difficulty in your relationships at home or at work? You don't have to go through this alone. We can often struggle in a life situation or circumstance and just feel stuck. What I know is that it is almost always possible to feel better and gain clearer insights into what makes us happy and what gets in our way. My approach in therapy is both humanistic and psychodynamic , with the core principles of mindfulness and self-compassion at the heart of my practice.
(661) 241-0967
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Nicholas James Dogris
Psychologist, PhD, QEEG-D, BCN
Verified
Verified
cogntiive behavioral and psychodynamic therapeutic modalities, EMDR, etc.
I am the CEO and co-founder of NeuroField, Inc.,a company that develops specialized neurostimulation modalities designed to restore functionality to your brain. Have you ever wondered why psychotherapy fails? Have you or a family member suffered from an injury that impacts the way your brain functions? Do you or your child have problems academically or socially? If your brain is damaged, it's hard to learn new skills and function in the world. One way to correct these problems is with neurotherapy. I am an expert in neurotherpy and have been practicing in the field since 1987.
(760) 819-7277
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Couples Therapy Institute
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
My orientation is primarily psychodynamic .
CERTIFIED FIRST RESPONDER COUNSELOR-Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM). Do you want to be happier, more satisfied, or feel better? As a therapist with over 24 years experience, I have supported clients in healing through change and personal growth. I offer a safe, confidential environment to explore emotional patterns that may be preventing clients from living up to their fullest potential. CERTIFIED GOTTMAN COUPLES THERAPIST. Experienced Rover Therapist at the Art & Science of Love Workshops facilitated by Doctors John and Julie Gottman. COMPREHENSIVE COUPLES ASSESSMENTS - ONLINE THERAPY AVAILABLE.
(805) 883-6199
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Anna Selena Cho
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR, PsyD
Verified
Verified
While approaching therapy with existential, psychodynamic and Jungian concepts, Anna's ultimate passion is to integrate the essential qualities of Psychology and Art for the individual client.
Dr. Anna Selena Cho, was born in Los Angeles and has personal experience living bi-culturally. Dr. Cho was traditionally trained in visual arts in her early developmental years and eventually obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Southern California, M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy and Art Therapy at Phillips Graduate University, and her Doctorate in Applied Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Cho has developed programs with organizations wanting to further expand their learning standards towards socio-emotional integration.
(310) 340-2835
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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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Diana M Ferrari
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Through my effective use of psychodynamic psychotherapy I can help my clients; gain self awareness, make well informed decisons, use effective communication and in crease their self esteem.
There are expereinces in our lives that leave us feeling disconnected and ill at ease. Feeling misunderstood in our realtionships can be painful and confusing. Psychotherapy provides the oppertunity for self discovery and understanding. A safe environment to explore our thougths and feelings and make sense of our emotions. Resulting in increased self understanding and compassion. This experience is the basis for developing positive relationships in other areas of your life. Each of us wants to connect with family members, friends and co-workers in a meaningful way, leaving us feeling understood and accepted.
(805) 324-6684
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Ventura, CA 93002
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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.