Psychodynamic Therapists in Lafayette, LA

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Kate Lemoine - The Therapy Garden
Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor, LMT, BFA, MS, PLPC
Verified
Verified
Founded in Somatic, Psychodynamic , and Systems theory, my therapeutic approach is psyche-emotional and biopsychosocial oriented.
Being human is a shared experience. My role in the counseling relationship is of a fellow traveler along your journey. I am a collaborator who both believes and believes in my clients. As a Licensed Massage Therapist for 15+ years, I provide an expertise in bodywork integral to psychotherapy work, connecting the systems of the body with emotional pain and psychological distress. I excel when working with systems (relationships), life transitions, dissociation, attachment-based distress, prolonged grief, suicide, self-harm, the Self, and identity crises.
(337) 455-7943
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Claire Collins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, BACS
Verified
Verified
Feeling heard and supported and being understood by your therapist is a critical component of mental health care. She is invested in an approach emphasizing a more integrative, dynamic, and holistic approach to mental health. She utilizes mindfulness to ground her clients in the present moment, helping them feel less overwhelmed .Claire is trained in CBT,DBT, Reality Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Creative Arts Therapy, TF-CBT, Crisis Intervention, Substance Abuse Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy and Forensic Assessments. Claire has experience with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and group psychotherapy. LGBTQ+ Allied.
(337) 435-6822
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Christie Paul Dronette
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CLC
Verified
Verified
Sometimes, life throws a curve-ball when you least expect it, and you’re faced with picking up the pieces and finding the strength to move forward. Whether it stems from a betrayal of trust, the loss of a loved one, a relationship ending, or an unexpected life change, there is hope for a brighter future. I use an integrated therapeutic approach to work with both adolescents and adults who are seeking help for generalized anxiety and depression, life transitions, relationships issues, divorce/post-divorce issues, low self-esteem, bullying, and general stress.
(337) 427-8574
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Wynona Russ Acadian Counseling Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
Life can at times lead you down a different path; most times we can pull ourselves out of it and others we need a little help getting back on track. I am a Provisionally Licensed Therapist that can help you get back on that track. I have experience working with individuals and families from ages 3+ to adulthood. I strive to maintain a safe, nonjudgmental space that clients can feel unconditionally accepted. I approach counseling from an eclectic perspective, depending on how I believe the client will respond.
(337) 636-6258
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Lafayette, LA 70508
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Brynne Angelle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Are you noticing any of these issues with your child?: Anxiety, stress, low motivation, lack of confidence, poor self control, body image issues, poor time management, poor decision making, academic problems, parent- teen problems, failure to excel, & more. These are real issues teens face. And although there are times it seems like they are happy, you as a parent know there is something wrong. You are worried about your child. You find yourself up late thinking about what will happen if things continue this way. You are right to be concerned. If not addressed these can lead to unhappiness, broken relationships, anxiety, depression
(337) 307-4156
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Lafayette, LA 70503
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Natalie Bunner, Thrive Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
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1 Endorsed
Hi, Natalie here! I am honored that you are considering therapy and have stopped by my page. I primarily serve clients ages 3 into early adulthood who are challenged by critical life transitions and/or unresolved trauma that leads to unmanageable feelings and behaviors. Another demographic that I enjoy serving are those in helping professions (education, medicine, mental health, spiritual) to combat burnout/compassion fatigue and related issues. Each client who seeks help desires a break from the overwhelming feelings that cause them to feel emotionally unwell. Thank you for letting me be part of your journey.
(337) 427-7240
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Lafayette, LA 70503
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Taylor Elizabeth Laviolette
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, PLPC
Verified
Verified
Becoming attached to our thoughts and feelings can be easy and, at times, overwhelming. Along with living in the past or future - often times not experiencing what's going on around us right now. Increasing our psychological flexibility can help us adapt to difficult situations and help us learn how to respond to our thoughts and feelings in a more effective way. Do you want to learn how to experience the present moment more through a holistic approach and making committed action towards change, increasing psychological flexibility?
(337) 202-2477
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Lafayette, LA 70503
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Camille Langlinais
Counselor, MA, PLPC, CAS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with parents who want to be more successful as parents. I also work with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, stress-reduction, addiction, codependency, and developmental disabilities. I help my clients change thoughts, behaviors, and emotions to build a better experience and quality of life. If your relationships are stressful, we work on making adjustments within yourself and your interactions with others to greatly improve your relationships.
(337) 628-8157
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Lafayette, LA 70503
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Hilari Rashel Mestayer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
How do you envision your life? Would you like to experience more pleasure and less suffering? Perhaps you want to accept yourself unconditionally and feel more empowered to live from your natural self? Would you like to understand what is causing problems in your life at a deeper level? Would you like to be more in touch with your feelings and the behaviors associated with those feelings? Do you want to be less self-critical and break free from self-imposed limitations? Do you view pain and suffering as not useful to your life? If this speaks to your soul, then yours is a journey to claiming your inner freedom and I cheer you on!
(337) 202-2491
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Lafayette, LA 70508
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Sarah M. Diesi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
With 8 years of experience working with all ages, I specialize in anxiety, depression, codependency, trauma, divorce, perfectionism, relationship issues, self-esteem, aging, women’s issues and life transitions. I particularly enjoy individuals who are open-minded, motivated, and willing to do the work while trusting the therapeutic process. It is so important to be willing to try new things by venturing out of your comfort zone during our time together. By not having to rely strictly on medication to mask your issues, therapy teaches you to cope with life’s struggles, and thus change your fearful view of the world.
(337) 273-0125
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Misty Hencke
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
If you are having problems with anxiety, letting go of dysfunctional relationships and/or patterns, decision making, fear, low self-esteem, perfectionism, and stress, I have skills to ease your pain.
(337) 214-0716
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Mark Jude Stanford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Would you like to learn how to overcome the internal critic that keeps you from experiencing your best self? There are ways of unlocking your potential. Whether overcoming depression, anxiety, or other emotional or psychological problems, you are worthy of a better life. Many people are "stuck" due to traumas whether large or small that occur at any point in life. Therapy can give you an opportunity to live free from these constraints.
(337) 242-8562
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Stacy J. Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Stacy possesses almost 20 years of experience in assessing, diagnosing, and treating children, adolescents, and adults with a wide array of mental health concerns including, but not limited to, Anxiety, Depression, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder as well as Family Relational Difficulties and Peer/Social Difficulties. In addition to her 15 years conducting assessments, making treatment recommendations, and providing comprehensive therapy for children, adolescents, and adults, Stacy has also worked in the school system assisting school administrators and faculty with behavior interventions, co-leading a bereavement group for children, and assisting in teaching a daily peer leadership class.
(337) 443-4688
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Lafayette, LA 70506
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Diane Dodt
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Verified
Anthetics is a type of therapy that helps you get to the core of your difficulties, develop a deep understanding of yourself and provides the skills you need towards feeling free and alive in a way you/ve never felt before, Whether you are experiencing a deep sense of sadness, excess worry, grieving a loss, anger, difficulties with family or friends, going through a life changing event OR you simply can't define how you feel, I can help you. You don't deserve to go through this difficult time alone.
(337) 508-0044
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Lafayette, LA 70508
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James 'Jimmy' E Reaux
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Verified
Everyone has the capacity to make changes in their lives to promote healing and peace. The therapist role is to foster and guide that process by offering alternative outlooks on life circumstances, and identify individual strengths to promote positive behavioral changes and ways of thinking. These changes come through the development of a sincere, honest relationship between client and therapist. I am non-judgemental and dedicated to every person who comes to me for help. I believe that each of us is resilient with the ability to overcome any of lifes obstacles.
(337) 205-2590
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Lafayette, LA 70508
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Dwayne Jacobs
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, THCC
Verified
5 Endorsed
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5 Endorsed
I am a mental health professional with experience working in various settings; to include: residential addiction, correctional, community, and school based agencies. Those experiences have been rewarding in the opportunities they have provided for me to facilitate and witness client growth. My view of the therapeutic relationship is that of a process in which the client and the therapist build a therapeutic alliance to: explore and identify areas for improvement, develop goals, and work together realizing those goals and optimizing quality of life.
(337) 324-1902
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Lafayette, LA 70506
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Lisa L Oliver
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
We are all faced with difficult situations and relationships in life. Difficult events and relationships give us opportunities to change. I have treated people with eating disorders for the past 30 years. I work well with Trauma, Sexual Abuse, Depression, Anxiety, Co-Dependency, and Grief. I provide evaluations and treatment for ADHD. I will assist you in exploring your areas of distress and help you develop the coping skills necessary to achieve more self-acceptance.
(337) 660-2771
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Lafayette, LA 70503
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Tamra Griffin- The Well
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Would you like to stop judging yourself according to what somebody else might think? I am here to help in your journey towards ending depression, increasing confidence, and living a more fulfilling life. Your worth is a given. Nothing can take that away. Whether you are dealing with everyday life challenges, decisions, or transitions-you will be empowered to make the right move for you. As a trained Anthetic therapist, I share the gift of Inner Freedom with my clients. This therapeutic approach involves identifying goals and overcoming blocks in order to experience personal power & create a more satisfying life.
(337) 451-2279
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Lafayette, LA 70508
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Dr. Eric J. Green
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, RSP, RPT-S, LPC-S
Verified
Verified
Eric Green, PhD, completed his doctorate in counseling at Univ of New Orleans (2005). His research is published regularly in scholarly journals; he is featured expert in 4 child psych DVDs w/Alexander Street Press; & invited keynote speaker at mental health conferences across U.S. He was on faculty at Johns Hopkins Univ in Baltimore, MD (2005-2019); CNN featured his natural disaster relief efforts in, “Children of the Storm.” Dr. Green’s private practice, SoulPlay, specializes in research-supported, developmentally appropriate counseling methods w/children & families including play therapy, sandplay, & expressive arts.
(337) 656-0780
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Lafayette, LA 70508
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Courtney Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S, LAC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Do you feel connected to yourself, your relationships, and your life? Do you have the mental space to be mindful? My work focuses on connection: to yourself & everything around you. Therapeutic transformation happens when the mind, body, and spirit are energetically synchronized. Developing healthy self-awareness is one of the most important steps in healing. I teach my clients to do this by bringing to the surface and working with parts of the self that have been repressed, rejected, judged, and/or hidden. I also work with people on understanding and managing their attachment styles & relationships.
(337) 243-1223
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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.