Psychodynamic Therapists in Washington, DC

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Enid L McKitrick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Although I enjoy in-depth psychodynamic practice, I also gained an appreciation for solution-focused therapy.
Since 1991 I have been helping clients resolve the conflicts that have been preventing them from achieving their potential. I help women navigate the ups and downs of infertility treatments and identify the best ways to achieve their dreams of motherhood. Using my background in Employee Assistance work, I help clients gain perspective on workplace conflicts, resolve performance issues, and clarify professional goals. I help clients looking for love to identify their barriers to intimacy, examine expectations, and give relationships a chance at success. I have a special interest in holistic treatments.
(202) 656-0976 
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Washington, DC 20006
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Jacquelyn LaRusso
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
My therapeutic approach is eclectic, crafted to each specific client’s needs, and incorporates elements of Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Attachment Theory and Psychodynamic Therapy.
My goal as a therapist is to help clients embrace their authentic selves, foster meaningful relationships, and improve their quality of life. I work to create a safe and accepting environment that values the unique personality, lifestyle, and goals of the individual. My clinical expertise includes treatment of eating disorders, trauma, anxiety, depression and self-harm behaviors.
(202) 417-2701 
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Washington, DC 20016
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Kelly Haines & Associates - Melissa Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Melissa is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. She received her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Social Work with a minor in Spanish and an emphasis on childhood trauma. Melissa has worked with youth and young adults of all backgrounds in community-based settings and utilized trauma-focused CBT, mindfulness/somatic, and relational psychodynamic approaches. She believes in centering the person, focusing on their strengths, and works within a feminist, anti-oppression lens. Melissa enjoys partnering with clients to work through self-esteem issues, trauma, relationships, attachment, spiritual issues and grief.
(202) 972-4757 
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Washington, DC 20009
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Lucas Monaco
LPC Intern, LGPC, NCC, APCC
Verified
My therapeutic style blends different modalities, including person-centered, CBT, and psychodynamic .
Therapy should be a very personalized experience. I work with my clients to develop a therapeutic strategy that fits your specific needs, so we can work towards real improvements in your quality of life. My preferred approaches are solutions-focused and client-centered, including cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic therapy. I have worked extensively with clients seeking to address addiction, depression, anxiety, and many other challenges.
(202) 918-3930 
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Washington, DC 20006
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Guillermo Brito
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
My approach to treatment is based on psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral principles.
I work with clients who are motivated to seek change and/or those facing major life problems/transitions, psychological difficulties or interpersonal conflicts.
(202) 499-6138 
Washington, DC 20005
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Lisa Schievelbein
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I learned my craft in extraordinary places (including Stanford Psychiatry and the National Center for PTSD), and I am pleased to offer psychodynamic therapy, an evidence-based form of care.
In times like these, mental health can be a fragile thing. You might be feeling sad, stressed, anxious, detached, irritable, or just plain ground down. The one thing you don’t feel like is yourself. Under the surface of your day-to-day burdens, there may be deeper concerns calling for your attention. Perhaps your relationships are stagnant or suffering. An old betrayal or grief might keep coming up. However it looks, you deserve to live in better conditions. We can help you stretch your innate capacity to live a life with more freedom, choice, and possibility.
(202) 968-1460 
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Washington, DC 20002
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Kelly G. Ezickson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
I was trained in family systems therapy and am experienced in psychodynamic , cognitive behavioral and humanistic therapy.
There are few things more painful than feeling isolated and alone. Many people enter therapy because they are feeling alone, disconnected and their relationships are suffering. I see therapy as a place where you can feel truly heard, seen, and understood and it is in this safe place that you can begin to make more satisfying and effective life decisions. I work with people to help them understand the unconscious role they may be playing in life decisions and to develop a life of confidence and joy. I work with adults, couples, and families around issues of depression, anxiety, relationship problems, and addictions.
(774) 221-6105 
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Washington, DC 20007
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Megan K Doherty
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LICSW
Verified
Talk therapy provides the frame for our work together, and I am trained in both psychodynamic and CBT-styles.
Do you feel “stuck” in repeating patterns? Do you long for a change but can’t seem to make it happen? Or have you recently made a big transition and need help adjusting? Has trauma – either a one-time life event, or an ongoing stressful situation – stopped you from living fully? I help individuals and couples identify goals and the barriers to reaching them. With a collaborative and supportive approach you will find purpose, confidence, and belonging. My approach emphasizes self- determination and collaboration, drawing on evidence-based talk therapies and mind-body approaches like EMDR, mindfulness meditation, and yoga.
(202) 952-2134 
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Washington, DC 20009
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Laura Winn
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA , LPC , LHMC, NCC
Verified
To guide clients towards achieving change, I provide a non-judgmental, collaborative, and client-centered environment and utilize cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic approaches.
Everyone deserves to live a life filled with happiness, health, and love. Whether you are within recovery, active addiction, experiencing relationship concerns, or looking for additional support with life stressors, I practice in the belief that every individual maintains unique strengths and positive qualities that assist in any stage of healing. Throughout the therapeutic process, I strive to empower individuals to identify and build on these strengths in order to reach their desired goals.
(929) 205-8056 
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Washington, DC 20006
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Julie Mitchell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC
Verified
Welcome! My primary goal as a therapist is to help you feel safe and comfortable exploring your concerns and challenges with me. Therapy can be both a difficult and rewarding endeavor, and I feel privileged to get to share with my clients in their fears, hopes, and joys. My hope is to help you feel comfortable and understood in delving into your own life and identifying areas where you wish for change. In my practice, I integrate elements of mindfulness, humanistic, and psychodynamic therapies to help you find new ways to relate to difficult emotions.
(202) 813-1656 
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Washington, DC 20036
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Laura Lokker
Psychologist, PsyD, JD
Verified
At some point in our lives many of us will struggle with anxiety, depression, loss, relationship problems, career concerns or life transitions. If you are facing one or more of these challenges, I believe I can help. I am a licensed psychologist providing counseling and psychotherapy to adults in Washington DC. I have experience working with diverse clients on a wide range of issues. Depending on your needs and goals, I integrate various therapeutic approaches and treatment models, including psychodynamic , cognitive behavioral, interpersonal and mindfulness.
(202) 760-2717 
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Washington, DC 20036
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Julie Klein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
I honor each person’s unique story and strategically tailor therapy to each individual, drawing from a blend of trauma-informed, psychodynamic , cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, expressive, and internal family systems approaches.
I believe each of us has the innate ability to heal from past trauma and pain and nurture our authentic selves. My clients bring varied challenges to therapy including trauma, stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, anger, grief, shame, and difficulty with transitions or relationships. Clients have told me I have been a safe person, empathetic and non-judgmental listener, trusted guide, and empowering source of support. I help clients engage in self-exploration, identify patterns and strengths, develop self-compassion and confidence, access calm presence, distinguish past from present, face fears, shift reactions, and thrive.
(202) 972-6379 
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Washington, DC 20002
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Ryan Robinson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
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 20001
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Jerrilyn Black
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
To build that alliance, I use a psychodynamic , strengths-based, and person-centered approach to assist women who want to explore personal challenges, build upon their inherent power, and overcome barriers to change.
Warmth, acceptance, and care. That’s how I approach every person that seeks to find peace while navigating life’s challenges. While I have had the privilege of working with and learning from diverse populations for 10+ years, my practice focuses on women who feel overwhelmed, are in a rut, and need support in exploring their purpose. I understand that the unique challenges women face impacts our ability to be authentic with ourselves and others, and can also prevent us from having the lives we want. My intention is to create a safe and compassionate space for women to feel seen, so they can truly see themselves.
 
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Washington, DC 20008
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Amanda Slatus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Therapy is a unique experience for each person. It helps you learn yourself, your relationships (past and present), and how you interact with the world. It is a place of self healing and understanding. It is a place to find safety and refuge to manage stress,anger, guilt, anxiety, overwhelming feelings, trauma, interpersonal conflict, and significant life events. I work with youth and adults to help address these issues. I am trained as a psychodynamic therapist, practicing from a relational standpoint. I use several clinical approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy, attachment theory, and trauma focused therapy as needed.
(667) 217-1023 
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Washington, DC 20002
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Katalin Vladar
MD, CGP
Verified
I am trained in psychoanalytic psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychopharmacology.
As a psychiatrist and therapist, I offer both medication management and psychotherapy, fitting best mental health needs. I work with adolescents, adults and couples. I can help with the effects of traumatic experiences, with troubles of everyday living, interpersonal difficulties, sexuality, or infertility/adoption issues. I can help if you struggle with anxiety, depression, grief or with not reaching your goals. I assist couples in resolving painful, conflicted relationship issues. I also provide long-term therapy for self-exploration, and for changing complex personality patterns that make everyday life difficult.
(240) 392-1672 
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Washington, DC 20036
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Ellen F Heyman
Psychologist, PhD
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 
Washington, DC 20007
Offers online therapy
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Erica Hart
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I have been trained in Humanistic/Existential, Psychodynamic , Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and draw upon these approaches to best address my client's concerns, goals and disposition.
For many, this current period of uncertainty and global distress has increased pre-existing stress and interpersonal issues. I am here to help. I work collaboratively with my clients to honor who they are, help make sense of their emotional responses to daily experiences, and guide them to become more authentic in their relationships. My approach is nonjudgmental, reflective and oftentimes playful. During our sessions, I help clients make connections between current problems and past struggles. Understanding these patterns builds self-awareness and helps create more adaptive ways of coping with stress and relating to others.
(877) 605-3015 
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Washington, DC 20016
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Dr. Michelle R Cook
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, PhD, LICSW
Verified
I have developed a high skill level in several modalities including; Psychodynamic , Relational and Attachment-based Therapy, Trauma Informed, Marriage and Family Therapy/Family Systems Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Forensic Therapy and Addictions.
Hello and thank you for having the courage and strength to learn more about YOU. Psychotherapy is a process and a process that I will take with you. About me: I began my career over 20 years ago, and have worked in several grassroots organizations with the common mission of empowering individuals. I have a love for service and advocacy particularity for the most vulnerable and disenfranchised groups.
(202) 714-3369 
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Washington, DC 20006
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Marsha Lucas, PhD - Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
My experience and training in humanistic, psychodynamic , and mindfulness psychotherapy will guide us in working toward your goals.
All of us need help from time to time to develop new ways of living fuller, richer lives. My focus is on improving how you perceive and navigate life's challenges, transitions, and relationships. Our work together can help you to develop new skills to create the life you want; to enhance your relationships, friendships, or worklife; and to move you toward greater abundance, mindfulness, and depth. My additional expertise in neuropsychology means that our work will integrate psychotherapy and current neuroscience -- 'psychotherapy with the brain in mind' -- a powerfully effective combination.
(202) 331-3318 
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Washington, DC 20036
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Psychodynamic Therapists
Psychodynamic therapy in Washington, 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.