Psychoanalytic Therapists in Boston, MA

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Kate Roy Sullivan, Ph.D.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Boston, MA 02116
Waitlist for new clients
I am trained in cognitive behavioral and psychoanalytic treatment modalities and consider psychotherapy as both an opportunity to address and reduce suffering, and to engage in a process of personal education. My practice focuses on patients who are seeking an alliance in addressing their concerns and suffering as well as patients who are seeking and willing to re-learn and engage in self-exploration toward the ends of better adjustment, understanding and awareness.
I am trained in cognitive behavioral and psychoanalytic treatment modalities and consider psychotherapy as both an opportunity to address and reduce suffering, and to engage in a process of personal education. My practice focuses on patients who are seeking an alliance in addressing their concerns and suffering as well as patients who are seeking and willing to re-learn and engage in self-exploration toward the ends of better adjustment, understanding and awareness.
(508) 281-9747 View (508) 281-9747
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Isabella De Marchena
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMHC
Verified
Boston, MA 02109
Isabella's training is in psychoanalytic psychotherapy and she aims to provide a confidential and safe space where patients can explore their emotions, gain insight, and obtain personal growth.
Isabella De Marchena is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) who has years of experience working with adults, children, adolescents, and families. Isabella is familiar with working with patients who have experienced trauma and difficult life transitions. Isabella completed her Bachelor's degree in Psychology at Northeaster University and her master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the Boston Graduate school of Psychoanalysis.
Isabella's training is in psychoanalytic psychotherapy and she aims to provide a confidential and safe space where patients can explore their emotions, gain insight, and obtain personal growth.
Isabella De Marchena is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) who has years of experience working with adults, children, adolescents, and families. Isabella is familiar with working with patients who have experienced trauma and difficult life transitions. Isabella completed her Bachelor's degree in Psychology at Northeaster University and her master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the Boston Graduate school of Psychoanalysis.
(857) 575-3104 View (857) 575-3104
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Wynn Schwartz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Boston, MA 02116
I've been a professor at Wellesley College and The Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology and on the teaching faculties of The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and the Massachusetts Institute of Psychoanalysis.
Everyone has strengths and vulnerabilities that need to be empathically recognized and understood for there to be realistic change. My job is to create a safe place where individuals and couples explore their current or long standing problems in order to find realistic solutions. A significant part of this involves carefully and mutually developing an appreciation of people's actual qualities and circumstances. I work with people in crisis or who sense they have patterns of living that could benefit from a clear understanding and want an expert and experienced partner to help facilitate their desired change.
I've been a professor at Wellesley College and The Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology and on the teaching faculties of The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and the Massachusetts Institute of Psychoanalysis.
Everyone has strengths and vulnerabilities that need to be empathically recognized and understood for there to be realistic change. My job is to create a safe place where individuals and couples explore their current or long standing problems in order to find realistic solutions. A significant part of this involves carefully and mutually developing an appreciation of people's actual qualities and circumstances. I work with people in crisis or who sense they have patterns of living that could benefit from a clear understanding and want an expert and experienced partner to help facilitate their desired change.
(617) 440-7942 View (617) 440-7942
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Emily Arnold
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Boston, MA 02130  (Online Only)
Guided by my experience as a clinical social worker, advanced training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and an abiding interest in people and their stories, I will work to create a space where you can say anything.
Are you feeling stuck, anxious, or overwhelmed? Are you struggling with your relationships? How about your relationship with yourself–do you want a deeper understanding and connection to your life? Therapy offers a space to explore and more fully understand your hopes, fears, and what gets in your way.
Guided by my experience as a clinical social worker, advanced training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and an abiding interest in people and their stories, I will work to create a space where you can say anything.
Are you feeling stuck, anxious, or overwhelmed? Are you struggling with your relationships? How about your relationship with yourself–do you want a deeper understanding and connection to your life? Therapy offers a space to explore and more fully understand your hopes, fears, and what gets in your way.
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Marina Kovarsky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Boston, MA 02116
In addition to my private practice, I teach graduate and post-graduate clinical courses at Boston College, Boston Psychoanalytic Institute and Society, and Psychodynamic Couple and Family Institute of New England and I co-direct a post-graduate fellowship that offers advanced training for therapists interested in deepening their skills.
I help couples and individuals stuck in unsatisfying, repetitive patterns find clarity and regain momentum. I have a warm, collaborative and direct style. My work is informed by years of postgraduate training in psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, a form of treatment that aims to fully resolve underlying causes of our distress. Additionally, I draw on the latest research in neuroscience and attachment theory, all of which allow me to formulate an approach that will be most effective for your particular circumstances.
In addition to my private practice, I teach graduate and post-graduate clinical courses at Boston College, Boston Psychoanalytic Institute and Society, and Psychodynamic Couple and Family Institute of New England and I co-direct a post-graduate fellowship that offers advanced training for therapists interested in deepening their skills.
I help couples and individuals stuck in unsatisfying, repetitive patterns find clarity and regain momentum. I have a warm, collaborative and direct style. My work is informed by years of postgraduate training in psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, a form of treatment that aims to fully resolve underlying causes of our distress. Additionally, I draw on the latest research in neuroscience and attachment theory, all of which allow me to formulate an approach that will be most effective for your particular circumstances.
(339) 229-8716 View (339) 229-8716
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Maureen Walsh
Counselor, MA, PsyaCns, LMHC
Verified
Boston, MA 02118
Worry, Anxiety, Trauma, Depression, Grief, Overwhelming Feelings, Relationship Disasters... these are but a few of the issues that may lead someone to consider a professional who can support and assist you with your core concerns. I specialize in treating the human condition from a holistic perspective, always honoring the uniqueness of each individual and respecting their way of "being" in the world. Our aim together will be to explore and find revelations, resolutions,and solutions. Using a psychoanalytic approach, we will bring to light the driving forces behind the repetitive behaviors that tend to keep us attached to repeated outcomes.
Worry, Anxiety, Trauma, Depression, Grief, Overwhelming Feelings, Relationship Disasters... these are but a few of the issues that may lead someone to consider a professional who can support and assist you with your core concerns. I specialize in treating the human condition from a holistic perspective, always honoring the uniqueness of each individual and respecting their way of "being" in the world. Our aim together will be to explore and find revelations, resolutions,and solutions. Using a psychoanalytic approach, we will bring to light the driving forces behind the repetitive behaviors that tend to keep us attached to repeated outcomes.
(617) 396-7614 View (617) 396-7614
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Alejandra Schraier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Boston, MA 02114  (Online Only)
I work primarily with a psychoanalytic approach that I consider important for helping clients gain insight, a better understanding of themselves, and a better understanding on how their symptoms have manifested and impacted their life.
I'm a Psychotherapist with a background in Psychoanalysis. During more than twenty five years of clinical experience I have worked with a global clientele with cultural diversity; focusing my practice on the treatment of adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, additions, family, and relationship problems. My training began as a Psychologist in Argentina, and years later I completed a master in Social Work at New York University. Additionally, I have done extensive training in Psychoanalysis, and I'm an active participant with the professional activities of the World Association for Psychoanalysis.
I work primarily with a psychoanalytic approach that I consider important for helping clients gain insight, a better understanding of themselves, and a better understanding on how their symptoms have manifested and impacted their life.
I'm a Psychotherapist with a background in Psychoanalysis. During more than twenty five years of clinical experience I have worked with a global clientele with cultural diversity; focusing my practice on the treatment of adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, additions, family, and relationship problems. My training began as a Psychologist in Argentina, and years later I completed a master in Social Work at New York University. Additionally, I have done extensive training in Psychoanalysis, and I'm an active participant with the professional activities of the World Association for Psychoanalysis.
(781) 528-0176 View (781) 528-0176
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Dr. Leila Karam
Counselor, PsyaD, LMHC, LADC, I
Verified
Boston, MA 02110
As a psychotherapist, my goal is to help people talk about life challenges. My psychoanalytic training helps clients uncover their true potentials and work on their long-standing behavior patterns that may be holding them back from experiencing a more fulfilling and happier life. A licensed mental health counselor and licensed substance abuse counselor and supervisor, I have over 15 years of extensive experience working with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues.
As a psychotherapist, my goal is to help people talk about life challenges. My psychoanalytic training helps clients uncover their true potentials and work on their long-standing behavior patterns that may be holding them back from experiencing a more fulfilling and happier life. A licensed mental health counselor and licensed substance abuse counselor and supervisor, I have over 15 years of extensive experience working with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues.
(617) 500-2965 View (617) 500-2965
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Barbara E Breslau
Psychologist, EdD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02118
I teach and supervise at MGH and the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute.
I am an MGH-Harvard affiliated psychologist with a psychotherapy practice of over 30 years in the South End. I work with adults, young adults, college students and couples. My goal is to ease your distress and help you live the life you want. While my background is in psychodynamic psychotherapy, I believe that each person's needs are unique. Thus, I draw on a wide range of approaches to help resolve troubling issues--self-defeating patterns, paralyzing anxieties, or feelings of dissatisfaction in relationships.
I teach and supervise at MGH and the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute.
I am an MGH-Harvard affiliated psychologist with a psychotherapy practice of over 30 years in the South End. I work with adults, young adults, college students and couples. My goal is to ease your distress and help you live the life you want. While my background is in psychodynamic psychotherapy, I believe that each person's needs are unique. Thus, I draw on a wide range of approaches to help resolve troubling issues--self-defeating patterns, paralyzing anxieties, or feelings of dissatisfaction in relationships.
(617) 500-8852 View (617) 500-8852
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Brett Thatcher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Boston, MA 02115  (Online Only)
With extensive post-graduate training in intersubjective psychotherapy and Mentalization-Based Treatment, I work from a psychoanalytic foundation, but I am comfortable and have facility with a number of modalities that I integrate depending on your preferences and goals.
I am a psychotherapist who works from a relational psychodynamic perspective; I collaborate with clients to explore and narrate who, how, and why you are - aiming for a richer experience of your life. Broadly speaking, my approach is to help you foster a curiosity about and relationship with the various (and often disparate) aspects of your experience. My style is authentic, warm, and accepting, which helps provide a space where you can become comfortable to eventually venture into the deeply uncomfortable to enable growth and change.
With extensive post-graduate training in intersubjective psychotherapy and Mentalization-Based Treatment, I work from a psychoanalytic foundation, but I am comfortable and have facility with a number of modalities that I integrate depending on your preferences and goals.
I am a psychotherapist who works from a relational psychodynamic perspective; I collaborate with clients to explore and narrate who, how, and why you are - aiming for a richer experience of your life. Broadly speaking, my approach is to help you foster a curiosity about and relationship with the various (and often disparate) aspects of your experience. My style is authentic, warm, and accepting, which helps provide a space where you can become comfortable to eventually venture into the deeply uncomfortable to enable growth and change.
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Tandeka Guilderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified
Boston, MA 02119  (Online Only)
Tandeka’s treatment methodology is influenced by psychodynamic and psychoanalytic relational approaches, as well as traditional practices such as Yoga and Ayurveda.
Tandeka is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Taos, NM and Boston, MA. During her career, she has worked in psychiatric hospitals (outpatient/inpatient), community mental health clinics, and school based settings. She has extensive experience working with patients across the lifespan, with a wide variety of presenting concerns. Tandeka specializes in supporting patients in recovery from addiction, managing developmental complex trauma/grief, and those facing individual/community identity issues. She also has specialty practices with the following populations: adolescents, women in recovery, athletes, and couples.
Tandeka’s treatment methodology is influenced by psychodynamic and psychoanalytic relational approaches, as well as traditional practices such as Yoga and Ayurveda.
Tandeka is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Taos, NM and Boston, MA. During her career, she has worked in psychiatric hospitals (outpatient/inpatient), community mental health clinics, and school based settings. She has extensive experience working with patients across the lifespan, with a wide variety of presenting concerns. Tandeka specializes in supporting patients in recovery from addiction, managing developmental complex trauma/grief, and those facing individual/community identity issues. She also has specialty practices with the following populations: adolescents, women in recovery, athletes, and couples.
(505) 658-6917 View (505) 658-6917
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Pear Wilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02114
Bringing warmth and humor to direct feedback grounded in a psychoanalytic approach, I integrate evidence-based breathing techniques and EMDR into treatment to support your healing and results.
Seeking therapy is a brave and meaningful step forward! I have been a practicing mental health clinician for the past decade. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, and mood disorders. Working together is an exciting journey inwards, where we can name and reshape patterns which drain your energy and really get under the symptoms which hold you back.
Bringing warmth and humor to direct feedback grounded in a psychoanalytic approach, I integrate evidence-based breathing techniques and EMDR into treatment to support your healing and results.
Seeking therapy is a brave and meaningful step forward! I have been a practicing mental health clinician for the past decade. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, and mood disorders. Working together is an exciting journey inwards, where we can name and reshape patterns which drain your energy and really get under the symptoms which hold you back.
(310) 314-5036 View (310) 314-5036
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Rodrigo Barahona
Counselor, PsyaD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02201
I am an experienced psychoanalyst and psychotherapist in private practice in Brookline, Massachusetts. Throughout my training and career, I have worked with adults and adolescents in hospital, outpatient and private practice settings. I am engaged in scholarship, such as publishing and presentations, and supervise the work of other clinicians. I have also been an instructor at the Psychoanalytic Institute of New England, and am a faculty member at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and the Massachusetts Institute of Psychoanalysis.
I am an experienced psychoanalyst and psychotherapist in private practice in Brookline, Massachusetts. Throughout my training and career, I have worked with adults and adolescents in hospital, outpatient and private practice settings. I am engaged in scholarship, such as publishing and presentations, and supervise the work of other clinicians. I have also been an instructor at the Psychoanalytic Institute of New England, and am a faculty member at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and the Massachusetts Institute of Psychoanalysis.
(617) 237-6424 View (617) 237-6424
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Johanna Malone
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Boston, MA 02114
I am faculty at the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis and serve as the Associate Editor for Psychoanalytic Psychology, the journal of the Division of Psychoanalysis of the American Psychological Association.
Sometimes we notice that a problem or feeling of distress is not actually new, but one we have carried for a long time. Alternatively, stressful circumstances can suddenly challenge our usual and effective ways of coping requiring us to change. Psychotherapy offers an ideal context for modifying patterns of experience or feelings of being stuck that occur within our relationships, work, and internal worlds. This creative process contains elements of surprise that evolve over the course of the treatment, yet the work is also a demanding rigorous endeavor.
I am faculty at the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis and serve as the Associate Editor for Psychoanalytic Psychology, the journal of the Division of Psychoanalysis of the American Psychological Association.
Sometimes we notice that a problem or feeling of distress is not actually new, but one we have carried for a long time. Alternatively, stressful circumstances can suddenly challenge our usual and effective ways of coping requiring us to change. Psychotherapy offers an ideal context for modifying patterns of experience or feelings of being stuck that occur within our relationships, work, and internal worlds. This creative process contains elements of surprise that evolve over the course of the treatment, yet the work is also a demanding rigorous endeavor.
(617) 294-5584 View (617) 294-5584
Candace Weissman
Psychologist, PsyD, JD
Verified
Boston, MA 02115  (Online Only)
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who trained at George Washington University and at Harvard University. I provide individual therapy for adults as well as couples therapy. I utilize psychodynamic/psychoanalytic perspectives in order to best understand my clients. I have worked with clients struggling with various issues such as depression and anxiety, low self-esteem, college/graduate school stress and relationship/family difficulties. I provide an empathetic, supportive, and interactive environment whereby together, the client and I can explore conflicts with the ultimate goal of reducing unpleasant thoughts and/or painful feelings.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who trained at George Washington University and at Harvard University. I provide individual therapy for adults as well as couples therapy. I utilize psychodynamic/psychoanalytic perspectives in order to best understand my clients. I have worked with clients struggling with various issues such as depression and anxiety, low self-esteem, college/graduate school stress and relationship/family difficulties. I provide an empathetic, supportive, and interactive environment whereby together, the client and I can explore conflicts with the ultimate goal of reducing unpleasant thoughts and/or painful feelings.
(857) 574-0987 View (857) 574-0987
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Kellyann Langdon
Counselor, MA, LMHC, PLLC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02115
I work with adolescents and adults and apply a spiritual, energetic and psychoanalytic approach.
I am accepting new clients! Life's journey can be full of crisis, loss, grief and trauma. These experiences activate fear in the primal brain, alter patterns of behavior, limit ones perception, lead to relationship issues, low self-esteem and addictions. If these problems are left unresolved, they can lead to physical and mental health problems as well as a weakened spirit, affecting ones core vitality for life. My spiritual approach provides clients with a safe, nurturing and compassionate environment where trust is easily built within the therapeutic relationship so that healing can take place.
I work with adolescents and adults and apply a spiritual, energetic and psychoanalytic approach.
I am accepting new clients! Life's journey can be full of crisis, loss, grief and trauma. These experiences activate fear in the primal brain, alter patterns of behavior, limit ones perception, lead to relationship issues, low self-esteem and addictions. If these problems are left unresolved, they can lead to physical and mental health problems as well as a weakened spirit, affecting ones core vitality for life. My spiritual approach provides clients with a safe, nurturing and compassionate environment where trust is easily built within the therapeutic relationship so that healing can take place.
(781) 512-6998 View (781) 512-6998
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Dennis Plant
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02115
Since then, I completed psychoanalytic training at the Massachusetts Institute of Psychoanalysis, where I currently teach, and offer clinical supervision at the Cambridge Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
I am a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst with 20 years experience providing consultation and psychotherapy. I work with adults and adolescents on a variety of issues, ranging from an individual's emotional and relationship difficulties to a general sense of "being stuck" or dissatisfied with life. I believe it necessary to provide a reliable, empathic setting to carefully understand these difficulties, and more importantly, facilitate personal growth and transformation. My private practice is in Harvard Square, Cambridge. Please feel free to call me for an appointment as well as any questions about my practice or myself.
Since then, I completed psychoanalytic training at the Massachusetts Institute of Psychoanalysis, where I currently teach, and offer clinical supervision at the Cambridge Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
I am a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst with 20 years experience providing consultation and psychotherapy. I work with adults and adolescents on a variety of issues, ranging from an individual's emotional and relationship difficulties to a general sense of "being stuck" or dissatisfied with life. I believe it necessary to provide a reliable, empathic setting to carefully understand these difficulties, and more importantly, facilitate personal growth and transformation. My private practice is in Harvard Square, Cambridge. Please feel free to call me for an appointment as well as any questions about my practice or myself.
(617) 237-6079 View (617) 237-6079
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John L Grillo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Boston, MA 02201
My approach to therapy is informed by psychoanalytic/psychodynamic principles, which places particular emphasis on emotion, interpersonal relationships, and the ways in which past experience may shape the way a client thinks, feels, acts, and relates to others in the present.
I work with adults of all ages who come to therapy for many different reasons-from anxiety and depression, to relationship concerns, to the stresses of major life transitions. In my practice I strive to create an environment of safety, compassion, respect, and curiosity. I collaborate with my clients to help them bring clarity to their concerns, understand themselves better, and work toward positive change in their lives.
My approach to therapy is informed by psychoanalytic/psychodynamic principles, which places particular emphasis on emotion, interpersonal relationships, and the ways in which past experience may shape the way a client thinks, feels, acts, and relates to others in the present.
I work with adults of all ages who come to therapy for many different reasons-from anxiety and depression, to relationship concerns, to the stresses of major life transitions. In my practice I strive to create an environment of safety, compassion, respect, and curiosity. I collaborate with my clients to help them bring clarity to their concerns, understand themselves better, and work toward positive change in their lives.
(857) 363-2768 View (857) 363-2768
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Sarah Vasiliauskas
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Boston, MA 02135
I am currently receiving advanced training in psychoanalytic therapy and psychoanalysis.
** AT THIS TIME I AM NOT ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS** It can be so overwhelming to look for a therapist. So many options and decisions when you simply want to be helped during a difficult time in your life. You may be feeling stressed, sad, angry or just not yourself. Simply put, therapy is a unique and unusual experience; at times it can feel uncomfortable talking to a person you have just met. I encourage you to email me or call for a phone consultation. There is never any obligation following the phone call. It may be helpful to visit my website.
I am currently receiving advanced training in psychoanalytic therapy and psychoanalysis.
** AT THIS TIME I AM NOT ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS** It can be so overwhelming to look for a therapist. So many options and decisions when you simply want to be helped during a difficult time in your life. You may be feeling stressed, sad, angry or just not yourself. Simply put, therapy is a unique and unusual experience; at times it can feel uncomfortable talking to a person you have just met. I encourage you to email me or call for a phone consultation. There is never any obligation following the phone call. It may be helpful to visit my website.
(617) 702-4166 View (617) 702-4166
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Carol Reichenthal
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
4 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02108  (Online Only)
I'm a senior doctoral level licensed psychologist with extensive advanced training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy from the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute.
If you want help dealing with loss, depression or anxiety, have difficulties in your important relationships, or are struggling with life transitions, issues of emerging adulthood, identity, relocation, caring for ill or aging family members, we can work together to help you feel happier and more satisfied. Using a combination of skills that include insight, practicality, empathy and warmth, I help people understand and resolve their difficulties and maximize their strengths. Psychotherapy is profoundly helpful in dealing with persistent problems rooted in the past and making headway with more immediate issues in the present.
I'm a senior doctoral level licensed psychologist with extensive advanced training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy from the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute.
If you want help dealing with loss, depression or anxiety, have difficulties in your important relationships, or are struggling with life transitions, issues of emerging adulthood, identity, relocation, caring for ill or aging family members, we can work together to help you feel happier and more satisfied. Using a combination of skills that include insight, practicality, empathy and warmth, I help people understand and resolve their difficulties and maximize their strengths. Psychotherapy is profoundly helpful in dealing with persistent problems rooted in the past and making headway with more immediate issues in the present.
(617) 237-0981 View (617) 237-0981

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Psychoanalytic Therapists

Does psychoanalytic therapy work?

Psychoanalytic therapy derives from the work of Sigmund Freud. In this type of therapy, discovering buried thoughts and emotions from the unconscious will help a person work through their difficulties and negative behaviors. Research shows that psychoanalytic therapy can be highly effective, with patients reporting improvement in mood, quality of life, and overall well-being.

How long are people typically in psychoanalytic therapy?

Traditional psychoanalysis is in-depth and is conducted in five sessions every week. Today, modern psychoanalytic therapy is less intense and normally incorporates as few as one or two sessions a week. In some cases, positive change can occur quickly. However, if the condition, difficulty, or behavior is deep-seated, improvement may require many months or years of therapy.

Is psychoanalytic therapy suitable for young people?

Children and adolescents can benefit from this type of therapy. Many kids and teens are often unable to form and communicate their thoughts and emotions. Psychoanalytic therapy uses specific techniques such as dream analysis, symbolism, and free association or word association; all of which can be useful tools for less-communicative young people. Through this therapy, a patient will hopefully make connections between what they feel inside and how the world works outside.

Can psychoanalytic therapy be done online?

Modern-day psychoanalytic therapy is very different from traditional psychoanalysis. While an individual can sit face-to-face with the psychoanalyst for multiple sessions a week, they do not have to. Today, psychoanalytic therapy can be effectively conducted online or by phone. The key is that the individual confronts what is repressed and avoided, and this can be done whether in person or over online video.