Psychodynamic Therapists in Northbrook, IL

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Jacqueline S Mallinger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am a seasoned Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 34 years of clinical experience in various settings, including a mental health center, a college, a psychiatric hospital, a family service agency and private practice. I provided individual, couples and family therapy in these settings. I offer clients a supportive environment, enabling them to overcome a wide variety of challenges in their relationships and life situations. My therapeutic approach is tailored to the unique needs of each individual, blending psychodynamic , attachment and family systems treatment. I have extensive experience with clients of all ages and various backgrounds. Brief treatment is available. Medicare provider.
(847) 737-7037
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Northbrook, IL 60062
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Ximena Andrino
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My eclectic approach includes, CBT, DBT, behavior management, psychodynamic and trauma-informed tools.
No matter if you feel culturally different, left out, or just out of place in your own skin–I understand personally and professionally. I have experienced the beauties and challenges of emerging in multiple cultural backgrounds, and this has taught me the importance of context and a tailored approach for every single person. I know how hard it can be to feel unheard, misunderstood and even rejected by others. I have also seen the power of change when we can learn to “live in the gray” areas of life and find light in the universe’s little things.
(847) 416-1303 x1
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Northbrook, IL 60062
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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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Northbrook, IL 60062
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Karen Rachael Schneidman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am skilled in a variety of techniques including Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic therapy and mind/body connection.
My approach to psychotherapy is to provide a warm, safe, and supportive environment where I listen emphatically to help you resolve issues you struggle with. Whether it's navigating life transitions , dealing with complicated relationships, or managing loss, I will help you find a way forward. Although I treat a variety of conditions, I specialize in anxiety and depressive disorders. I see therapy as a collaborative process in which we identify your concerns and goals, and develop a highly personalized treatment approach.
(847) 943-3875
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Northbrook, IL 60062
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Julia C Fording
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, L, C, S, W
Verified
Verified
I work from a psychodynamic and insight oriented perspective.
Beginning therapy is a huge step for all clients, and I respect that it requires both trust and a leap of faith to ask for support. When I sit with people, I feel grateful for the opportunity to help them feel connected, understood, and heard. I work with my clients using active listening and interactive feedback to help them meet their goals and needs, and to understand their personal challenges. I guide adults, couples, and teens through the process with warmth and humor, but also with a seriousness that helps keep our work on track.
(224) 412-5252
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Northbrook, IL 60062
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Amy McAllister
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My foundational approach leans towards psychodynamic and CBT, while integrating mindfulness strategies throughout.
Let's face it, this past year has been ROUGH. Many are experiencing burnout in areas that was never thought possible. If you are a teacher, parent, health care professional, work in any field impacted by the pandemic and are feeling emotionally exhausted, I'm here! My strengths-based approach will help you use the tools and skills you already have, and add a few more with a touch of mindfulness to allow for you to feel more resilient. Sometimes, we need a good reminder about how BRAVE we are, (Being present, Resilient, Authentic, Vulnerable, and Earnest with our feelings).
(847) 485-1723
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Northbrook, IL 60062
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Eric Ornstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My methods place special emphasis on psychodynamic relational concepts which encourage therapists to connect more authentically with clients to form powerful therapeutic relationships—which in turn empower our clients to change their lives.
People I work with are often struggling with issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship challenges, and life transitions. Over a long career, as a Psychotherapist and Social Work Professor, I have come to appreciate the role therapy can play in the process of taking control of our lives and building healthier relationships. This process is marked by certain key steps which include: identifying client strengths, finding alternate coping mechanisms, and bolstering resilience. Central to all of these is fostering Self Awareness: transformation of automatic behavior into conscious, deliberate choices.
(224) 412-5993
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Northbrook, IL 60062
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Jean Rock
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
As much as my training is primarily psychodynamic , I use an integrative approach that incorporates Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and Person-Centered Therapy.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with strong clinical training and years of experience in private practice, high school and community mental health settings. I obtained a Master's in Counseling and Psychotherapy from the Institute for Clinical Social Work. In addition, I received certification as a Grief Support Specialist from the University of Wisconsin. My main objective is to support you in gaining a deeper understanding of your emotional challenges, while at the same time, empowering you to make healthy and desired changes.
(847) 321-7325
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Northbrook, IL 60062
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Lisa Blumberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I use a combination of modalities including Psychodynamic , Internal Family Systems and mindfulness to build a client's internal toolbox.
Making the decision to engage in therapy can be difficult and overwhelming. I invite adolescents, emerging adults, adults and couples to enter a confidential space where they are free to explore their experiences and emotions without judgement. My role is to assist clients in identifying the patterns that cause them to be stuck and help them develop strategies to improve confidence and engage with the important people in their lives more effectively.
(847) 786-2764
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Northbrook, IL 60062
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Caryn Barkin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
In my 11 years as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I have experience working with clients of all ages and enjoy helping others through struggles impacting their everyday lives. I provide both counseling and consultation to help alleviate the difficulties families experience by using psychodynamic , strengths-based, and cognitive behavioral approaches. I have extensive training in Child-Parent Psychotherapy, which enables me to use play therapy and narration with young children to help relieve child behaviors that negatively impact the family. This approach also helps parents cope with the stressful demands of parenthood.
(224) 808-4881
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Northbrook, IL 60062
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Carol Joyce
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
I use a Psychodynamic approach and I also pull from Attachment Theory, Family Systems, Client-centered and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor experienced in counseling and coaching a variety of adult and young adult populations. My focus is on individual therapy designed to help clients experiencing stress, anxiety, grief/loss, depression, work/life issues and life transitions. I also have a background in meditation/mindfulness/relaxation and support self-actualization and empowerment utilizing these techniques to quiet the mind and develop the client’s intuitive intelligence. I work collaboratively and take an eclectic approach uniquely designed based on the client’s own personal journey.
(312) 500-8379
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Northbrook, IL 60062
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Carrie Gershoff
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC
Verified
Verified
I became a therapist due to my deep appreciation, interest and respect for diverse human experiences while simultaneously recognizing the connective threads that bind us all. I work with adults and adolescents age 16 and above, and particularly enjoy existential and psychodynamic focused exploration of personal themes and patterns in clients' current and past lived experiences and relationships. I am also a strong advocate for social justice and allyship, and believe that therapy should provide clients empowerment and recognition of their needs on both systemic and individual levels.
(847) 242-2989
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Northbrook, IL 60062
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Scott Hamilton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Scott utilizes varied evidenced-based approaches based on the patient’s needs, such as cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic , play, person-centered, mindfulness, and dialectical behavior therapies.
It can be difficult to ask for support, especially when you aren't sure how it all works. I will work with you to create a treatment plan that makes sense to you and meets your unique goals. I believe in developing genuine connections with his patients, fostering self-awareness, offering psychoeducation, and practicing compassion toward others and self in a safe environment. We will work toward self-acceptance and self-forgiveness, allowing you to find hidden areas of strength. I enjoy using humor and positivity in treatment.
(224) 723-5772
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Northbrook, IL 60062
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Lauren Reinstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LSW
Verified
Verified
My approach involves a combination of Psychodynamic , Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, among other methods, to cultivate growth and healing.
I tailor my approach to each client’s unique experience and set of needs, taking great care to understand the complex challenges life can present. Together with my clients, we strive to foster personal growth and discover new ways to lead a more satisfying life.
(847) 443-5597
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Northbrook, IL 60062
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Aldona Marchese
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSEd, CAPT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
As a Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute trained Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, I provide a psychodynamic approach to help young individuals function more effectively in social, emotional, and academic domains, while empowering them to build confidence. I bring compassionate curiosity while encouraging individuals to open a window onto their life narrative.
(224) 571-9085
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Northbrook, IL 60062
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Amy Ryan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ALMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Amy uses psychodynamic , humanistic, and Internal Family Systems when working with adult clients.
Amy believes that change and growth happen within a safe and secure relationship. Oftentimes our symptoms serve a deeper purpose and Amy curiously and compassionately will help you explore that purpose. Amy is passionate about working with women around issues of trauma, anxiety/depression, sexuality, spirituality, autoimmune diseases, chronic pain, and relationships. Amy also works with children and families who have experienced trauma, anxiety, ADHD, and behavioral issues. Amy addresses the importance of involving parents/caregivers to address parental concerns and promote healthy parent/child attachment.
(847) 474-9141
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Northbrook, IL 60062
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Janet Goss
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and have been working in the mental health field since 2003. I love working with adolescents, adults and couples with a variety of presenting concerns. My style is interactive, collaborative and direct. I work with clients to see their lives, relationships and concerns from a new perspective, helping them better understand their own strengths and abilities to make changes and reach their goals. I utilize various treatment techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic and Solution Focused therapies to tailor an individual treatment plan for each client or couple.
(847) 380-8216 x12
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Northbrook, IL 60062
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Laura Gradman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I work with children, adolescents, adults and families on the north shore of Chicago. I specialize in supporting people dealing with anxiety, depression, social issues, low self-esteem, life transitions and complex family systems. I have experience working with both individuals and families and have particular expertise in understanding family dynamics. My approach is eclectic, with a psychodynamic focus. Throughout my professional life, I've worked privately, clinically and in schools, most recently at Erikson Institute in Chicago.
(224) 412-3252
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Northbrook, IL 60062
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Jacqueline Allen
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
My approach is integrative, combining psychodynamic , cognitive-behavioral (CBT) and family systems perspectives with sensitivity to diversity and culture, and appreciation for each person's unique context, worldview and life experience.
I view psychotherapy as an opportunity for personal growth and greater self-understanding. While it is important to address specific issues in the here and now, often the process can also lead to broader gains in self-awareness and life satisfaction. My approach is collaborative, supportive, and tailored to each person's unique needs and goals. I will work with you to address your concerns, overcome obstacles and find greater personal satisfaction.
(847) 744-9050
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Northbrook, IL 60062
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Betty A Burrows
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or just plain stuck?? Each person has characteristic ways of regulating their emotional reactions to their unique life challenges. The focus of my work is on identifying, strengthening, and modifying these coping tools to optimize interpersonal effectiveness and personal satisfaction in important relationships. I work with a combination of methods tailored to your needs and personal goals. Generally, I combine the exploration of developmental issues and their impact on current functioning (a psychodynamic perspective) with the utilization of aspects of cognitive-behavioral therapy to bring about more effective ways of managing your current feelings and stressors.
(847) 509-2729
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Northbrook, IL 60062
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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.