Psychodynamic Therapists in Arlington Heights, IL

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Crystal Lynn Hreska
Counselor, LCPC , CADC
Verified
Verified
I utilize Psychodynamic , Relational, and Existential perspectives in my work.
We all have the capacity for meaningful change and are deserving of a life of fulfillment. Sometimes we find that it can be difficult to make those changes and engage in daily living in ways that feel good to us. Barriers can show up in our lives in many ways. Maybe you have concerns with your relationships; find your mood is difficult to manage; are engaging in thoughts or behaviors that are no longer serving you; or having difficulty recognizing the positive within you. I am committed to providing a non-judgmental, compassionate and collaborative space for us to address what is getting in the way of the life that you deserve!
(872) 219-0769
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Arlington Heights, IL 60005
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Deborah Lancaster
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in treating adolescents, couples, women's issues, anxiety and grief/loss issues. I am trained in family systems theory using a psychodynamic approach for assessments. I have found much success using cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness based treatment models.
(224) 334-3151
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Arlington Heights, IL 60004
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Adam Kessler
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MA, CCBT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I personally know how much stress can come from seeking counseling, so I will ensure to create a safe and holding environment that will allow for you to feel as stress-free as possible. I utilize psychodynamic skills, narrative, CBT, solution-focused, multicultural, and client-centered techniques to help you overcome challenges you come to therapy with and to ensure you feel as comfortable as possible sharing these challenges. I have experience working with PTSD, bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression, OCD, and the LGBTQ+ Community.
(888) 428-7890
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
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David Paul Margolis
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Together we'll use cognitive behavioral, behavioral, psychoeducational, experiential, attachment focused, play therapy, EMDR, DDP, psychodynamic and solution focused modalities.
I help children, teens, parents, couples and families to solve and cope with the challenges that life presents to all of us. I'll listen to you with empathy and caring, and offer my education and long years of experience to help you along your path to change.
(224) 534-6305
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Arlington Heights, IL 60004
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Angela Fitch
Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC, CCTP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My clients also benefit from therapies such as cognitive and dialectical behavior, as well as psychodynamic and emotionally focused therapies using attachment theory and energy.
Your relationship with family, friends, work and, of course, yourself is of the most importance. I believe there is no good reason for you to be alone with grief, insecurity, low self-esteem, shame, loneliness, fear, worry, and anxiety. Reaching-out for help could be the most courageous gift you could give yourself. I would be honored to help you through these struggles. I would like to give you the very best individual psychotherapy. I do not offer a "band aid" approach to therapy, meaning, the process to feeling better is one that requires a confidential, authentic, and meaningful relationship with me.
(847) 453-3657
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Frank Gutierrez
MA, LCPC, CADC
Verified
Verified
I am experienced in several different approaches including Cognitive Behavioral, Psychodynamic , and existential treatment approaches to therapy.
Congratulations on talking the first steps toward recovery. Talking to a stranger about your challenges may seem awkward, but with the right therapist it becomes easier. Our work together will be unique since no single approach to therapy is best. Whatever the problem may be, taking this first crucial step is the start to placing you on the path you want to be in. I have personally traveled down this path before and have done my own personal work and transformation. This is why I respectfully feel I am in a position to guide you.
(708) 572-7406
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Ditchek Psychological Services, PLLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I incorporate cognitive-behavior therapy, family systems therapy and psychodynamic therapy in my practice.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who will offer you a safe, caring, and supportive environment. In my 20 + years of clinical experience, I believe having a mutual and reciprocal therapeutic relationship is one of the first steps for growth and change. I value your input and will work with you as a team to help you identify and achieve your goals. I have a strong background in treating children, adolescents and adults with issues related to mood, relationships, adjustments to life transitions, anxiety, work or school performance, medical issues, eating disorders, substance abuse, stress, parenting, and other psychological disorders.
(847) 920-7895
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Christopher Bibby
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
The quality of our lives is determined by the quality of our relationships. It's why I'm an interpersonal- psychodynamic psychologist. By finding creative ways of improving our relationships with ourselves and others, any area of our life can be improved. Creating better mental health can be many things. You can learn to handle stress better. You can be more assertive. You can raise your self-esteem. You can learn to express your feelings in ways that will optimize the outcome for yourself.
(847) 737-8902
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Diane M Miller
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
My therapeutic focus is Psychodynamic and Transpersonal in nature, meaning I am interested in the integration of psychological healing and spiritual attunement.
As a spiritual and depth oriented psychotherapist, I view the struggles and challenges of life as opportunities for growth and transformation. I work with my clients to help them recognize and transmute unconscious limiting beliefs that may be obscuring access to the truth of who they are. We work toward releasing these beliefs in order to allow for a healing connection to the wisdom and resources of the inner Self. I work well with individual adults who are looking for transformation and are motivated to change.
(224) 228-3797
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Dr. Michelle Lynne March
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD, MSW, MBA, MBTI, ABA
Verified
Verified
She works with adults, children, adolescents, and their families, using a psychodynamic approach.
With over twenty years’ experience, Dr. March works with individuals across the lifespan. In addition to therapeutic interventions, she is a Professor of Psychology and Business training graduate students. She also owns an executive coaching practice where she advances organizational leadership, communication, and change. Her passion is to help others self-reflect, looking within, to develop and reach maximum potentials.
(847) 416-8373
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Lydia DeWyze
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
I use psychodynamic work, exploring how past relationships, experiences, or trauma affect the present.
We all arrive with a story. Stories shaped by our pasts and with hopes for the future. Our stories contain relationships, triumphs, failures. If you are here, perhaps you are hoping for something different in your next chapter. As your therapist, I will listen to your story nonjudgmentally, holding space for the pains and celebrating the joys. Using supportive and challenging reflection, we will explore obstacles that keep you stuck in a negative story. We will practice authoring change in the safety of the space we’ve created. Like any good story, there will be laughter and tears, and there will be a stronger character at the end.
(224) 207-4465
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Arlington Heights, IL 60006
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Marilyn Ferri
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Marilyn Ferri, MS LCPC received her Masters Degree from Illinois State University in 1994. She is a licensed clinical professional counselor in the State of Illinois with over 25 years of experience working with older teens, emerging adults, older adults, couples, families, and groups of varying multicultural backgrounds. Marilyn incorporates evidence and research based therapeutic approaches which promote clients' healing processes by using mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, rational emotive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic , and client centered therapeutic approaches.
(224) 298-7688
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Ross Arneson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who uses a multicultural approach in my work with children, adolescents, families, and adults. I received my doctorate from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology and have experience in various clinical settings treating behavioral health issues. In addition to conducting comprehensive psychological evaluations, I also provides individual therapy using psychodynamic techniques to explore the mind and its influence on behavior. This therapy aims to help individuals gain insight into their thoughts and feelings and how they may be impacting their relationships and daily life.
(847) 796-6074
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Judy Lucas
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, CADC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Perhaps you’re overwhelmed right now and are looking for help addressing stress, anxiety or grief. Maybe you’re depressed and you’d like to see improvement in your mood. Perhaps it’s the loss of a relationship or problems with the one you’re currently in that brought you here. Maybe you want to be heard and understood and improve communication in your relationships. You might even be noticing that your drinking has increased and that concerns you. In therapy, you'll get support in managing concerns like these. You probably want someone who is easy to talk to, who will listen to you and guide you, yet without judging you.
(847) 232-8962
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Arlington Heights, IL 60005
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Beth A Tabachka
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed clinical professional counselor who works with adults, couples, adolescents, and families having difficulties with anxiety, depression, relationships, stress management, chronic pain, and chronic illness. I use a cognitive behavioral approach supplemented as needed with interpersonal skill building, and education. I am solution focused. I provide clients with the tools they need to better themselves and/or their circumstances.
(847) 565-1394 x707
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Arlington Heights, IL 60004
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Anastazja Varan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA , LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
On the surface, everything's great. You’ve got a decent life. Good job. Decent relationships. You tell yourself you should be happier, that you shouldn’t feel this stressed, shouldn’t worry so much-but it’s hard. And you’ve tried to do things right, not letting yourself get too stressed or overwhelmed but nothing has been fully effective. The good thing is, you don’t have to live like this. Change is possible with the right tools and the right person by your side.
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Arlington Heights, IL 60004
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Dr.Iwona Konczak
Psychologist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over ten years of experience working with individuals, couples, families and children, contending with a wide range of issues, from mild adjustment difficulties to more chronic issues. I believe that a successful therapy experience occurs within a unique therapist-client relationship that is safe,collaborative, empowering and person focused. I draw from a range of treatment approaches to tailor treatment based on the presenting problem, current research, and the specific life circumstances and personal attributes that are unique to my clients.
(847) 737-4715
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Arlington Heights, IL 60005
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Judith L Franklin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am a seasoned therapist who, like my clients, is in an evolving journey of making sense of life and its challenges. I spent the first part of my career specializing in the treatment of adolescents and families. For the past decade my practice has come to include a great deal of work with individual adults and couples who are struggling with issues related to mental health, self-esteem, trauma, relationship difficulties, and life stage concerns. I enjoy working with the challenges of emerging adults as well as those in mid-life and beyond.
(224) 347-7418
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Arlington Heights, IL 60004
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Paula Mathiasen
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I am passionate about helping people get unstuck. You are worth it and have unique strengths and purpose! I work with individuals, couples, and groups to pursue healthy relationships, personal growth, and emotional wholeness. My desire is to bring hope, guidance, and be a safe place for you to process and find solutions to your challenges. I look forward to working with you on the journey of hope and fulfillment.
(847) 512-8637
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Arlington Heights, IL 60004
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Kate Zera Kray
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Are you overcome with grief and wondering how you will (ever) recover from the death of a loved one; the loss of a job; a divorce; or your own decline in health? Are you finding that time does not heal all wounds? I am sorry you are going through a difficult time and I commend you for reaching out for support along your journey. It is my hope that my extensive clinical experience, coupled with your resiliency and resolve, will enable us to uncover the tools necessary to reinvest in your life. I am accepting new clients for virtual meetings. I am licensed in Georgia, Illinois and Iowa.
(312) 376-2809
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Arlington Heights, IL 60004
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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.