Psychodynamic Therapists in Dupont Circle, Washington, DC

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Susan G Goldberg
Psychologist, JD, PhD
Verified
Verified
Deep listening to your story is central to my practice. I work with people who are suffering, particularly those who have had feelings or experiences of “otherness.” I have had several careers and lived in various places, so I am sensitive to the rich diversity of lived experience. I have worked with various types of people, including adolescents, college students, and adults, from university counseling centers to criminal justice facilities, individually, in couples, and in groups. My approach to therapy is integrative, with elements of psychodynamic , humanistic, and existential orientations.
(202) 335-7640
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
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Elise Zamsky
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I use a variety of interventions, from psychodynamic to humanistic to cognitive behavioral therapy, to help reduce self-defeating behaviors, while developing new ways to perceive life events, interact in the world and have healthier relationships.
At times, we struggle through life’s challenges, perhaps feeling stuck or unsure of the path forward. Maybe you’re going through a stressful transition, burdened by emotional pain, or just have an inkling that life isn’t going “right.” Psychotherapy can help you navigate life’s difficulties and cope more effectively. My focus is to understand your concerns, help you consider underlying causes, work on making better choices and increase your sense of control over unwanted behaviors and thoughts. Regardless of the intensity, severity, and frequency of your concerns, nothing is too small or too big to benefit from psychotherapy.
(703) 420-1409
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
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Suzanne A. Black
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
My approach is eclectic, interactive & dynamic-integrating cognitive-behavioral, Ericksonian hypnosis, existential/humanistic, ACT, psychodynamic approaches), solution-focused, goal-oriented, long-term & short-term.
Clinical Psychologist licensed in CA, NY, Washington, DC, over 25 years experience nationally/internationally. Eclectic approach tailored to the individual. Various modalities, solution-focused. Conduct online therapy. Training: Medical Ctr: Neuropsychology; UCLA postdoctoral fellowship: Emergency Room Psychiatry. Fmr Asst Clinical Professor of Psychiatry UCSF. Work w large range of cultures internationally, with embassies, international treaty organisations, university abroad programs, terrorist attack victims, PTSD, bipolar, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, medical challenges, couples, group therapies, adults, adolescents.
(347) 754-3945
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
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Tyler Strusowski
Counselor, ATR-BC, LPC
Verified
Verified
I provide a relational approach mostly while relying on cognitive behavioral tools and psychodynamic concepts to help to develop insights.
I specialize in LGBTQ+ issues, though you do not need to be on that spectrum to work with me. Typically clients approach me because of overwhelming stress, difficult feelings, or experiences that are affecting interpersonal relationships, career goals, sense of life satisfaction or fulfillment. I provide practical tools to assist you with managing your anxieties while highlighting aspects of your internal narrative that may no longer serve you. My approach will allow you to regain a sense of control and perhaps normalize what you're experiencing helping you redefine who you are.
(202) 234-7738 x160
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
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Nina Van Sant
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
9 Endorsed
Verified
9 Endorsed
In addition to my clinical practice, I serve on faculties of The Washington School of Psychiatry and The Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis, where I teach Fundamental Concepts and Techniques of Psychodynamic Therapy and Observational Studies.
People seek therapy when they are unhappy with how they are feeling or functioning. Sometimes you can identify the experiences connected to your suffering. Other times, the reasons for suffering are more elusive, but the associated symptoms (depression, anxiety, unfulfilling relationships, for example) are nevertheless extremely distressing. In both cases, talking to understand the deeper reasons for suffering can help. The self-awareness you discover this way is the most powerful tool to create a more fulfilling life. It can take time to build the trust required to talk and think in a freer way.
(202) 257-9094
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
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Bernard Adam Stoltz
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My training includes psychodynamic , cognitive-behavioral and experiential methods.
I enjoy working with people of diverse backgrounds, cultures and orientations. The clients I have served include troubled adolescents, undergraduate and graduate students, military personnel, working adults, single mothers, and people suffering from severe and persistent mental illness. My areas of specialty include anxiety, depression, relationship problems, development of self-esteem, trauma/PTSD, insomnia, fertility concerns, childhood abuse, ADHD, eating disorders, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. I also have experience coaching individuals through career changes as well as other life transitions.
(703) 991-4769
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
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Elaine Klionsky
Psychologist, JD, PhD
Verified
Verified
My understanding of people and the psychotherapeutic process is psychodynamic .
I am committed to helping individuals and couples gain insight and make behavioral changes to enhance their lives. My focus is on relationships with friends, family, romantic partners and/or the workplace as I believe engagement in these areas is an important aspect of living a satisfying and purposeful life. I also work with those struggling with addictions, compulsions, self-destructive behavior (especially eating disorders), and balancing the competing demands of life. My professional strengths are reflected in a nonjudgmental stance and an ability to help people examine themselves and make the changes necessary to live in a more fulfilling life.
(301) 244-8991
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
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Paul B. Sheesley, MA, LPC, LCPC, LCADC
Counselor, MA, LCPC, LPC, LCADC
Verified
Verified
My work with individuals, couples and families is drawn from psychodynamic , emotionally focused, cognitive behavioral theories using a variety of thoughtful and targeted interventions.
Therapy is not education or advice-giving. People are unique, so elements of therapy are tailored because healing is different for everybody. My treatment approach is an atmosphere were you can speak your mind safely, to someone who listens, listens intelligently, and cares is important. I believe a successful counseling experience depends on the therapists ability to understand and respect the unique concerns, background, and context of each patient. I am committed to achieving such an understanding in every counseling relationship.
(443) 991-7787
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20009
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Lynn Hamerling
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I work within a psychodynamic approach, exploring unconscious conflicts and the profound impact of early experiences.
Are you suffering from low self-esteem, feelings of inadequacy, shame or perhaps even self-loathing? These feelings can make it extremely difficult to seek the very treatment which might offer relief and change. It can feel risky and sometimes exquisitely shameful to reveal oneself to a another person. I can help reduce your shame and make the therapeutic process more bearable and productive. Together we will look honestly and fully at your conflicts, strengths, relationships and experiences - in a manner that is gentle, yet steadfast; warm, yet serious; and attentive to you in all your individual complexity.
(202) 722-1507
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
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Gloria Quevedo
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
While I have a psychodynamic background, I incorporate cognitive behavioral techniques and mind body work.
Depression? Anxiety? Difficulties in your relationships? Trauma? ... If you believe that there is anything that you would like to change, or that is not allowing you to enjoy your life, I invite you to come to take a look at your world, and together to start the process of figuring out how to make it better. I believe that therapy is a collaboration between client and therapist in a supportive and safe environment where you can explore how your past has impacted who you are now and how to make changes in your thoughts and actions.
(202) 618-9613
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Cherian Verghese
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I have several years of graduate and post-graduate training and work experiences in Psychodynamic , Rogerian, Behavioral and other forms of psychotherapy.
My aim in individual and couple therapy is to help you with your life challenges - whether it is with anxity, depression, self-esteem, conflictual and/or less than satisfactory relationships and intimacies, understanding and overcoming the limiting, even crippling, effects of early life traumas on your life at present. I believe that the safety of a confidential therapeutic environment is ideal for us to explore problems together and find ways to move forward to a more rewarding and satisfying life.
(202) 670-3905
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Washington, DC 20036
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Ellen F Heyman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I have been trained in psychodynamic , cognitive-behavioral and family therapies.
I place great importance on creating a non-judgmental atmosphere where the person that I am seeing can talk comfortably about their difficulties without fear of stigma or criticism. My approach is one of discovering the links between past and present relationship patterns, and using these insights to foster change and growth. After over thirty years in the field, I believe that I have developed the ability to understand a situation quickly, and to communicate recommendations in an empathic and sensitive manner. I am able to work in brief psychotherapy, and wish to provide genuine help as quickly as possible.
(703) 468-8907
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Washington, DC 20036
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Kim Gentin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I incorporate psychodynamic , relational, cognitive-behavioral, and humanistic orientations into an integrative approach tailored to meet your individual needs.
When clients first reach out to me, they often feel depressed, anxious, stressed, or overwhelmed but are unsure about what steps to take to feel better. Clients also reach out because they want to further their understanding of their experience or need help navigating challenging situations or relationships. And then there are others who feel stuck and seek to change patterns in their lives.
(202) 362-0200
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Donna Schwartz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
She practices in a psychodynamic which emphasizes the root causes of symptoms.
Donna Schwartz is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She has maintained a private practice in Washington, DC for over 25 years. She has over 30 years of experience helping individuals and couples. Donna specializes in the treatment of anxiety, binge eating disorder, couple's counseling to include pre-marital counseling, infertility, pregnancy, postpartum anxiety and depression. In addition to being a prominent psychotherapist, Ms. Schwartz is an Assistant Clinical Professor at George Washington University's School of Medicine and Health Sciences since 2010.
(202) 804-2484
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Washington, DC 20036
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Ean Lischin-Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Verified
I have over fifteen years of psychotherapy experience working with individuals, couples and families utilizing a combination of DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), MBCT (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy), CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Psychodynamic and Relational techniques among other modalities.
My approach to therapy is compassionate, collaborative, holistic and individualized, meeting you where you are. I am passionate about the process of therapy and will help you to develop insight, identify and reach your goals and enhance wellness. I specialize in treating couples and individuals coping with mental health and relationship concerns. My aim is to engage in collaboration to illuminate, foster insight and clarify what is within as well as the path ahead.
(202) 960-4579
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Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
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Talia Pfeffer
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, Student, Intern
Verified
Verified
My approach to therapy is primarily psychodynamic and relational. I work closely and collaboratively with clients to explore early relationships and identify recurring patterns of experience that may contribute to current challenges. Working with a therapist is a rewarding process; clients can develop greater insight and direction, improve relationships with themselves and others, achieve relief beyond symptom reduction, and gain the opportunity to make mindful choices and lasting changes in their lives.
(202) 858-3274
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Washington, DC 20036
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Thomas Lindquist
Psychologist, PsyD, ATR
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I combine short-term, skill-based interventions with longer-term psychodynamic or insight-oriented approaches so that you can start making progress towards your goals during our first session.
We all want to experience happiness and satisfaction in our lives. I believe that most people have a theory about themselves and their problems, but have struggled to make or sustain progress on their own. That is where having a therapist can be tremendously helpful and where I can provide support and expertise to help you reach your goals. I have been successful in helping people develop healthy coping strategies, and I coach people to try out new behaviors in their daily lives. I have a calm, yet attentive therapeutic style and I strive to empower my clients to experience greater confidence and agency.
(412) 900-8168
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Washington, DC 20036
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Scott Levson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I take a pragmatic and eclectic approach by integrating psychodynamic theories with evidence-based tools.
Your struggles are unique and complex. As a psychologist my aim is to help you explore your personal narratives, to understand how your past is affecting your present and keeping you from fulfilling your values. Whether you are experiencing difficulty with relationships, life events, healing from trauma, or simply don't find yourself enjoying your life as you once did, I will help you feel grounded while we gain a non-judgmental perspective on your struggles and put our minds together to strategize ways forward. I specialize in treatments for trauma, depression, anxiety, job stress, and relationship issues.
(301) 900-3902
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Washington, DC 20036
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Ryan Robinson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Through in depth psychodynamic therapy, we can begin to challenge these patterns in hopes of providing relief and creating a new way of being with yourself and others.
I believe that our life and cultural experiences, especially our earliest ones, are fundamental in shaping the way we view ourselves and others. It is essential to understand my patient's cultural identity (i.e., race, gender, gender identity, sexuality, class) and how it has shaped their development. Often negative life experiences can create problematic ways of coping and a skewed perception of who we are in the world. This can lead to a variety of issues related to anxiety, depression, shame, rejection, stress, relationship issues, identity development, grief/loss, and sexual intimacy.
(202) 836-6839
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Washington, DC 20036
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Billie Mitzner
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CACI, MAC, MBA
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
My approach is relational, active, and psychodynamic .
I'm licensed in DC and Virginia. My work is with adults experiencing difficult transitions who are trying to cope with the resulting stressors and uncertainties. The goal is to build capacity, make and sustain changes that are meaningful: including changes/losses related to career and relationships, new circumstances such as grief, sexuality, return to school, and retirement. My expertise is in the treatment of issues related addiction/recovery, and the impact on family and significant others. We work together so that you may effectively reengage in your personal and professional life and handle any potential license/clearance
(202) 760-4673
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