Psychodynamic Therapists in Lake View, Chicago, IL

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Merissa Malacara
Psychologist, PsyD, PsyPact
Verified
Verified
As a licensed clinical psychologist, I have extensive experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I often work with individuals and families going through difficult adjustments, such as the birth of a new child, divorce, grief, or career struggles. Educated in psychodynamic psychotherapy and incorporating cognitive behavioral strategies, I aim to provide therapy with an empathic approach while helping the client process earlier life experiences and implement healthier coping skills.
(224) 231-5726
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Lake View
Chicago, IL 60657
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Jennifer Wolff
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My approach is integrative and includes psychodynamic , client-focused, family systems, and attachment theory.
I work with individual adults and couples. If you are feeling lonely, disconnected and stuck, I can help you make positive long-long changes. My goal is for you to feel clear, confident and empowered to live life your way, not the way other people might want you to live. Couples, please contact me before your relationship is in crisis. You will save time and money by coming in sooner than later. The longer negative, repetitive patterns and cycles of conflict and arguments continue, the harder and longer it takes to heal. Words spoken cannot be taken back. Be kind to yourselves and put your relationship in a position to win.
(708) 406-6418
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Lake View
Chicago, IL 60657
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Matthew Vail
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I practice from an integrative approach with groundings in psychodynamic theory.
Are you feeling trapped or overwhelmed by life's challenges? Does something feel "off," but you don't yet have words for it? A strong therapeutic relationship can empower us to live the lives we want by challenging the stories we tell about ourselves and the world. Asking for help can be daunting, so I work to create a safe environment that supports my clients in being fully themselves. Since each person comes to my practice with their own vision of what a fulfilling life looks like, I use a collaborative approach to meet each person's unique needs.
(312) 757-6018
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Lake View
Chicago, IL 60613
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Stacy Papangelis
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, CODP II
Verified
Verified
My academic roots in psychodynamic theory have been augmented by post-graduate training in addiction studies, applied behavioral analysis, contextual behavior therapy, and Jungian analytic psychology.
Your mind is a priceless treasure uniquely created to seek meaning. The drive to lead a productive, joyful, and life-affirming existence, with insight into the motivation of self and others, compels us to overcome challenging concerns with purposeful energy and skillful action. Seeking therapy is brave, and you deserve a warm, collaborative, and supportive therapist, committed to helping you achieve your goals. Skilled in analysis of complex patterns of emotion, thought and behavior, I bring a comprehensive, non-judgmental approach to the art and science of shaping human behavior. For an appointment, call, email, or click Website.
(312) 874-5175
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Lake View
Chicago, IL 60613
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Kelly Vierra, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am trained in EMDR, and use a solution focused, person centered, insight oriented approach, based on psychodynamic theories.
Could you believe there may be another way to look at your experiences and ideas about yourself and your life? Maybe you're new to therapy and ready to try a different approach. Or maybe therapy has been helpful in the past and you're looking for a tune up. As uncertain that first step may seem, with the right fit it may open up possibilities for you and set you on a new path.
(773) 496-4826
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Lake View
Chicago, IL 60613
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Lauren Engelhard
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Let’s be honest: finding a therapist can be a very overwhelming task! It can be hard to find the right match and scary to be vulnerable when beginning sessions with a new therapist. I hear you and want to make sure you feel understood and respected in a collaborative therapeutic space together, without fear of judgment. My approach is eclectic, pulling from frameworks such as psychodynamic theory, person-centered therapy, and attachment theory. I use multicultural and feminist lenses while practicing with cultural humility to ensure each client is seen both as an individual and in the context of their culture and life experiences.
(872) 401-8481
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Lake View
Chicago, IL 60613
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Kay M Connor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
As a recent graduate I pull from a variety approaches including CBT, IFS, Psychodynamic , person-centered and existential therapies.
As a therapist I believe the most important thing I can emphasize in the relationship is autonomy. Addressing the shortcomings of the profession in the past I seek to create a collaborative environment where you as the client understand where our work is going and that it can be addressed at any time. I have an interest working with clients dealing with trauma, clients from the LGBTQ population (in particular the transgender and transgender non-binary experience) and couples. I hope to provide clarity and a greater understanding of your emotional world and what options you have to become the person you wish to be.
(630) 884-5386
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Lake View
Chicago, IL 60613
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David M Brooks
Psychologist, PhD, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Whether for individual adults, children or adolescents, psychodynamic therapy and psychodynamic play therapy are unique forms of psychotherapy.
In our contemporary society it is easy to be content and even glad for medications that soothe symptoms, but healing comes from working through our underlying inner conflicts in a textured human relationship in which we can feel what we truly feel and become who we truly are. I believe distressful symptoms, whether depression, anxiety, anger, hurt, a sense of meaninglessness, a sense of emptiness, addictions, or behavior problems are signs. They are signs that it is time to grow our mindfulness of our underlying needs, feelings, and thereby gain choices for living more contently within our communities and families.
(312) 624-6260
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Lake View
Chicago, IL 60613
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Stephanie Quigley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Verified
My pragmatic approach is informed by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic theory, and Relational frameworks with areas of speciality to include treatment of anxiety, depression, severe trauma, and relationship concerns impacted by infidelity and loss.
I bring a compassionate, authentic, and genuine approach in working with individuals and couples. My practice is founded upon great empathy and the belief that each client has the potential to lead the meaningful life they envision for themselves. In entering the therapeutic process, treatment will evoke insight, and provide an accepting space to achieve goals developed in a solution-focused and collaborative manner.
(312) 533-4288
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Lake View
Chicago, IL 60657
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Krista Klund
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Treatment modalities that I use are Cognitive-Behavioral, Psychodynamic , Strength-based and Solution-Focused therapy depending on which combination suits my client.
As a therapist, I work collaboratively with my clients in processing their experiences and finding healthy and productive ways to solve problems as well as gain insight into the reasons for maladaptive behaviors. In the treatment process, the client formulates their own treatment goals and we will work together to find ways to achieve these goals via modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral, Psychodynamic , Solutions-focused modalities. I see my role as one of support, guidance, active listening, and empowering the client to develop positive coping mechanisms in the process of making changes to thoughts and behaviors.
(312) 262-3973
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Lake View
Chicago, IL 60657
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Louis Formica
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
, ACT, CBT, DBT), interpersonal psychodynamic , and humanistic/existential philosophies.
Counseling can strengthen your ability to recognize and make choices in your life that align with the person you want to be. I can help you cope with difficult emotions and develop a strong sense of self-compassion and acceptance. I am most passionate about addressing concerns related to anxiety, depression, trauma, and sexual health. A significant portion of my career has been focused on serving LGBTQ+ people and communities, and I pay close attention to cultural factors and the ways in which they impact a person's vantage point in this world.
(312) 957-8322
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Lake View
Chicago, IL 60613
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Reneè Causay
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I creatively incorporate the arts into my therapy practice, while maintaining a psychodynamic , relationship-based approach to therapy.
I am a passionate clinician dedicated to understanding the needs of my clients and engaging in advocacy on their behalf. I am an attuned listener who strives to fully know each client’s unique story, how it shapes who they are, and the goals they want to achieve. I have worked with both children and adults providing therapy and utilizing comprehensive psychological assessments to guide their work. Throughout my years of practice, I have helped individuals with trauma, depression, anxiety, and neurodevelopmental challenges. I have an emphasis in neuropsychology and mainly provide neuropsychological and psychological assessments.
(708) 419-3853
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Lake View
Chicago, IL 60613
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Xoe Wise
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AM, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Xoe believes that trusting relationships, community, and creativity are at the heart of inner peace. She offers a compassionate, empathetic, playful, and non-judgmental space to clients. She understands the complex ways that trauma influences all parts of life, body, and the brain and notices that sometimes in therapy we need to talk, and sometimes we need to create. Informed by attachment theory, and psychodynamic approaches, she embraces the relational element to healing. As a musician herself, and with music therapy training, she understands the regulatory power of art and invites integrating creative arts such as songwriting.
(872) 276-9875
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Lake View
Chicago, IL 60613
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Rachel Shapiro
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Rachel uses an evidence-based and integrative framework, especially utilizing psychodynamic , internal family systems therapy, and cognitive behavioral techniques, to support this therapeutic growth.
Rachel Shapiro, LCPC aims to create a safe, collaborative, and compassionate therapy environment to empower clients, and help them achieve their goals and gain relief from symptoms. Ultimately, Rachel helps clients develop a more balanced, positive self-concept and find inner-peace. She has experience working with young adults and adults in the treatment of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, life transition issues, self-esteem issues, eating disorders, trauma, adult children and parent relationship issues, emotion regulation issues, and stress management.
(773) 922-6125
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Lake View
Chicago, IL 60657
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Deborah Haugh
Counselor, LCPC, ATR
Verified
Verified
I utilize a relationship-based psychodynamic approach informed by mindfulness, family systems theory and cognitive-behavioral principles.
"The day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom"-Anais Nin. Asking for help can be hard and I admire your courage in taking this step. Working together in a safe and nurturing environment, we will navigate struggles, develop healthy coping skills, and gain a deeper understanding of feelings, thoughts, and behaviors so you can heal, grow, and thrive. For over twenty years I have worked with people of all ages, genders, sexual orientations, races, and cultures on issues with relationships, loss, mood, anxiety, and personality disorders.
(773) 432-7118
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Lake View
Chicago, IL 60657
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Kirsten Knight
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
The modalities I most often practice include DBT, CBT, Psychodynamic Therapy, and EMDR.
I believe the therapeutic relationship is the most crucial component for success in treatment. I am skilled at helping my clients feel connected, comfortable, and validated during sessions. Often clients have shared that they have struggled to connect with a therapist in the past, but find they are able to feel connected in our sessions. If you are struggling with stress, anxiety, depression or if you have experienced trauma in childhood or recently, I may be a good fit for you. Please send me a message to inquire further, I typically respond within 24 hours.
(872) 266-9837
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Lake View
Chicago, IL 60613
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Primary Care Psychology Associates, LLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
We utilize exclusively the latest evidence-based practices in cognitive, behavioral, interpersonal, and psychodynamic psychotherapy.
Primary Care Psychology Associates, LLC is the premier provider of outpatient adult and pediatric psychological services in Central and Northern Chicagoland. We provide comprehensive pediatric (0-18) and adult psychological services, including psychological assessment, consultation, and psychotherapy (individual, couples, and family). Our locations are accessible and conveniently located close to major transportation hubs throughout the greater Chicago area. For more information on our locations and our therapists, please visit www.pcpachicago.com
(224) 479-1590
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Lake View
Chicago, IL 60611
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Renata N Zielinska
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am certified in CBT for Anxiety and OCD and am trained in ACT, Trauma-Focused CBT, EFT, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Mindfulness and Psychodynamic .
I invite clients to bring their whole, authentic selves into counseling and take non-judgmental, integrated practice to help clients foster self-awareness, deeper understanding and gain insight into their thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and interpersonal difficulties. My therapeutic approach is warm and engaging to provide you with a safe space to come to therapy as you are. I see individuals and couples, and am trained in various empirically supported and holistic treatment modalities.
(872) 250-4151
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Lake View
Chicago, IL 60613
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Jeff Zacharias
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ACSW, LCSW, CAADC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
My background draws on psychodynamic theory with a strength based and solution focused perspective.
There are numerous reasons why an individual makes a decision to seek therapy. From my perspective, the key factor in being able to examine your individual reasons is based upon the relationship between yourself and your therapist. I offer a safe, supportive, non-judgmental environment in order to explore your individual needs with a commitment to placing the highest priority on your care. We will work collaboratively to identify and address your concerns in order to foster meaningful change in your life. My clinical experience has included working not only with individuals but couples, families and groups.
(773) 295-7727
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Lake View
Chicago, IL 60657
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Shan Ru Lin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, ATCS, ATR-BC, LCPC
Verified
Verified
My therapeutic orientation is psychodynamic , reflective, and insight-oriented.
You may have experienced significant changes in your life, have endured trauma, and are doing your best to manage both life's demands and what had happened to you. You may find it difficult sometimes as the impact of your changed environments, sense of self, and relationships compete for your emotional attention. You may have been to therapy before, but continue searching for a more profound recognition and connection of your experiences. You may have immediate concerns you are looking to resolve but cannot shake the burden of long-standing issues.
(872) 278-5206
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Lake View
Chicago, IL 60657
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Psychodynamic Therapists
Psychodynamic therapy, 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.