Psychodynamic Therapists in West Hartford, CT

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David Bendor
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
In my late-afternoon/early-evening outpatient practice I enjoy working with people utilizing psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral theory and methods.
I specialize in treating those teenagers, young adults, and adults whose lives have been negatively impacted by mental illness and/or significant life stressors. In my practice I help individuals treat the symptoms that are causing the most distress so they can begin to overcome the obstacles to health, fulfillment, and contentedness. When appropriate I provide psychoeducation to the family members and advise them in how they can best support the individual's recovery.
(860) 331-8649 
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West Hartford, CT 06107
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Laurie Taylor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
My primary approach is person-centered, strengths-focused, psychodynamic counseling.
In facing life’s challenges, I believe in the importance of asking ourselves, “What’s right with me?” and identifying and building on our strengths. I enjoy accompanying people in exploring themselves with non-judgmental curiosity as they develop greater awareness of their thoughts, feelings, and ways of dealing with whatever life has in store. How have these been influenced by personal experiences growing up and by larger social factors? Gaining this insight allows us to discover what changes might be right for us or to come to accept ourselves just as we are.
(860) 530-4280 
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West Hartford, CT 06117
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Robert J Hamm
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I am eclectic with regard to the kinds of problems with which I work and the treatment modalities that I use which include cognitive-behavioral therapy, visualization methods, and psychodynamic /insight approaches.
I have always gained great satisfaction from helping people feel happier and in learning more effective ways to achieve more fulfilling lives. Those clients who are eager and open to learning more about themselves in order to achieve these goals benefit most from my approach as a therapist. I often focus, therefore, on insight, meaning, and symbols (including dream interpretation)in order to help clients establish a more positive and accepting perspective of themselves and others. In therapy, I work with obstacles against achieving these goals that include anxiety, depression, addictions, anger, and interpersonal and relationship issues.
(860) 560-8856 
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West Hartford, CT 06107
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Peter Tolisano
Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP
Verified
For example, psychodynamic therapy to resolve how early life stresses deepen current difficulties, cognitive-behavioral therapy to change how negative thinking and problematic behaviors hurt progress in life, or EMDR to resolve traumatic memories.
If you have excess stresses, repeated disappointments, or detachment from others, then let's find ways to resolve your difficulties. I have the privilege of serving many individuals with various psychological, emotional, and behavioral concerns. My focus is talk therapy with adults where we collaboratively explore your thoughts, feelings, and actions. We can utilize different methods to treat anxiety and depression, as well as to address issues with closeness, assertiveness, and grief. Oftentimes, relational experiences in the present rekindle our unresolved past developmental traumas or re-enact our maladaptive responses.
(860) 956-3643 
West Hartford, CT 06107
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Elaine Knowlden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I am an interactive, psychodynamic therapist trained in EMDR and Body Centered Gestalt therapy. My approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
(860) 570-4800 
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West Hartford, CT 06107
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Kristen Gayle
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
I utilize a psychodynamic /object relations framework and many CBT based interventions in my work.
I believe therapy is an opportunity to grow and transform psychologically, emotionally, spiritually, and physically. It provides a safe and supportive environment where clients can process their experiences at their own pace. I am dedicated to educating and empowering others to make real and sustainable changes that will produce a lasting and positive impact on their lives. Together, we will develop goals that can help to remove barriers that are preventing the client from being the version of themselves they want to be. Through this collaborative process, clients can learn how to take on more challenging aspects of their lives.
(860) 846-4356 
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West Hartford, CT 06119
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Alison Panebianco
LPC-A
Verified
I utilize an eclectic approach of evidence-based modalities including psychodynamic , narrative, strengths-based, mindfulness, and EMDR to help you achieve your change.
Naturally, as we live we develop ways of coping in an attempt to thrive. However, we sometimes face painful life experiences and become stuck, experience decreased self esteem, or strained relationships. We may have difficulty harnessing our inner strengths resulting in pain and confusion. Therapy can empower you to thrive during times of change.
(860) 362-3857 
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West Hartford, CT 06107
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Frank Jonathan Stoll
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Depending on the individual, I utilize psychodynamic , attachment, systems or cognitive behavioral techniques.
With over 30 years clinical experience and training at Harvard, Princeton and University of Chicago, I treat individuals and families, ranging in age from pre-teens to adults. I help clients achieve relief from emotional distress, enhance self-esteem, and restore the quality of their relationships and work/academic functioning. Clients seek my assistance on such problems as anxiety, depression, existential issues, life transitions, trauma, cognitive/learning disorders, behavior problems, as well as sexual dysfunction and addictions.
(959) 777-4788 x1 
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West Hartford, CT 06107
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Kimberly Platt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LADC
Verified
I am a licensed clinical social worker and a Licensed Addiction Counselor. I have worked in the mental health field since 1997, counseling men, women, children, families, and couples. I specialize in cognitive behavioral therapy, patient-centered, motivational interviewing, psychodynamic therapy treating anxiety, PTSD, depression, addiction and behavioral issues. I believe in treating the person with empathy, integrity, and respect. I work with all ages from child to older population. No one will be denied access to services due to inability to pay. Sliding fee scale available. I offer in office or Teletherapy in Connecticut.
(860) 300-3388 
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West Hartford, CT 06107
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Hollie Barkoff LCSW, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Feeling stuck, sad, anxious? Are you having difficulty with social or family interactions, difficult moods or a particularly burdensome life transition? In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, we can work toward a managing the difficulties you are having. This is accomplished using a strength based approach tailored to your individual difficulties. Using positive, supportive, psychodynamic , cognitive behavioral therapy, and mindfulness techniques we will work toward increasing empowerment and reducing depression and anxiety symptoms.
(860) 946-4194 
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West Hartford, CT 06107
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Kathleen Cairns
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Kathleen combines psychodynamic and CognitiveBehavioralTherapy described in her book, "The Psychotherapy Workbook.
Kathleen Cairns, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist, hypnotherapist, and author of "The Psychotherapy Workbook","The Bald & The Beautiful: Surviving Breast Cancer, self-hypnosis audio tape "Breathe... As If Your Life Depended On It.," and lithographic greeting cards "Kathleen's Condolences." Her weekly column LIFE GOES ON can be read in her website. She is also frequently interviewed for the internet, magazines, and books regarding today’s social issues. Kathleen works with anxiety, depression,bipolar, addictions, sexual abuse, relationship issues, stress, grief, death, adolescents, and couples.
(860) 236-5555 
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West Hartford, CT 06119
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Andrew G. DiFiore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I use an interactive and warm relational psychodynamic approach with influences from other therapies including DBT.
Above all, therapy is a relationship. I work collaboratively with my clients to develop a safe, trusting, and attuned relationship that we can use to explore problematic patterns of relating, work through emotional tensions and conflicts, and better understand themselves. Through the therapeutic relationship, we can begin to unravel those patterns that keep people wondering, "why does this keep happening?", fully experience emotions, develop a greater sense of self-awareness and vitality, and understand how the past impacts and influences the present. Please see my website for more information.
(860) 481-6001 
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West Hartford, CT 06107
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Vincent A Hollister
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified
I am a Certified EMDR therapist with formal training in The Gottman Theory (Couples), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), SFT and Psychodynamic Theory.
As a Certified EMDR Therapist I specialize in trauma, performance enhancement and anxiety/depression. I work with adults and adolescents to facilitate personal growth and achieve substantive change in their lives. Negative cognitions, unhealthy beliefs and emotions can be linked to unresolved disturbing/traumatic experiences from ones past. The remnants of these experiences can lead to low self-esteem, self-doubt, and emotional dysregulation. I assist clients to cultivate greater self-awareness while reprocessing the past disturbances in a way that enhances self-confidence, personal performance and interpersonal relationships.
(860) 451-5197 
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West Hartford, CT 06107
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Dr. Daniel J Papapietro
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I have 30 years of clinical experience providing individual psychotherapy. I believe that psychoanalytic/ psychodynamic psychotherapy is best suited for most issues of depression, anxiety, and anger; for chronic problems in relationships with issues of intimacy and trust; or for most other kinds of interpersonal conflicts in relationships with family, friends, or coworkers.
(860) 269-4756 
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West Hartford, CT 06107
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Kate Feiner Lorenzoni
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Therapy is going to the gym for your emotional and relational well-being, so I give you a ton of credit for being here, exploring how to get in shape! Throughout my work, I have developed a style that is warm, direct, and actively challenges you to evolve. I have a tremendous working knowledge of evidence-based models, including CBT, DBT, MST, and ACT, as well as psychodynamic theory and the Gottman Method. My commitment to staying updated on current research and utilizing evidence-based models is a testament to my resolve to deliver therapy that actually works to help you meet your goals and experience relief.
(914) 219-6821 
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West Hartford, CT 06105
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Nia Counseling & Consulting Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I often utilize psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral approaches.
Life is filled with various challenges where you may find yourself wondering how you're going to navigate it all.Having an individual assist you through the process and validate your experiences may be just the beginning of healing for you. I can assist you through your journey. I provide a safe, judgment free,nurturing environment where you can begin to explore and process your internal world. With over 15 years of experience, I have been able to engage and build strong relationships with individuals from various backgrounds.
(860) 947-4737 
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West Hartford, CT 06105
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Martha Harris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
As a clinician with over 30 years experience, I work with people facing all types of challenges in their lives. My approach is a responsive one that aims to support growth, perspective and healing, deepen self-understanding, and to help people develop new skills to change unhealthy patterns that hold them back. I am especially geared towards helping people deal with life changes including divorce, health issues, grief, depression, anxiety and relationship issues. Clients can expect to be treated with respect and encouragement.
(908) 388-9072 
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West Hartford, CT 06107
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Marva Beckford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Are you looking to make positive changes in your life? Are you feeling down, stressed & overwhelmed? Having problems with managing and coping in your daily life? Are you having difficulties coping during the Covid-19 epidemic? I know it's a hard time for everyone right now and if I can offer any help please let me know. Having difficulties in these turbulent times can lead to depressed feelings, anxiety, confusion and feeling lost. You may feel troubled and in despair. We can work together to create an open space where we can work on rediscovering your inner strength and finding your bliss/joy.
(860) 485-7603 
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West Hartford, CT 06117
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Shannon Mooney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
—Currently accepting new clients— You know you want change but feel unsure where to start. Facing challenging life transitions can be frustrating and confusing. You may feel that your life is not what you expected it to be. Talking it through with friends and family still leaves you feeling lost.
(860) 566-8938 
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West Hartford, CT 06119
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Melissa Calcasola
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
I believe our life experiences do not have to define us; we have the power to determine how these experiences shape and guide us. My therapeutic approach includes helping you to gain a better understanding of your life’s story so that you begin to heal. As a holistic therapist, it is important to not only treat or improve symptoms, but to collaboratively work with you to improve all aspects of your life. You deserve the best possible life despite the difficulties you have faced or are currently facing.
(860) 909-6221 
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West Hartford, CT 06119
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Psychodynamic Therapists
Psychodynamic therapy in West Hartford, 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.