Psychodynamic Therapists in Cambridge, MA

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Carly Bobinsky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
Therapy gives us the opportunity to be curious about who we are and empowers us to choose our future. I strive to provide a supportive, nonjudgmental environment in which you can explore what may be interfering with your ability to find true self-expression and engage in meaningful relationships. My work is informed by psychodynamic concepts within a social justice lens. I believe that we all have capacities for growth and healing. Therapy provides us a space to listen more deeply to ourselves, develop insight, and choose our path forward.
(617) 996-7011
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Cambridge, MA 02139
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Amanda Gasser-Wingate
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
**I am not currently accepting new patients.** I provide individual and couples therapy for adults who want to change how they go through life. I work with people on issues related to depression, anxiety, relationships and intimacy, work-related stress, family conflicts, self-esteem issues, grief and loss, and navigating major life transitions. I adapt my work based on your unique needs, strengths, and interests. I use techniques from several different treatment modalities, including psychodynamic psychotherapy (developing insight) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (identifying and working to live in alignment with your values).
(617) 936-8192
Cambridge, MA 02139
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Margaret Fuller Sablove
Psychologist, EdD
Verified
Verified
Psychodynamic understanding is fundamental to my thinking, but I incorporate CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and other skill building strategies when helpful.
I have been a practicing psychologist, psychoanalyst, and teacher for many years, and I offer psychotherapy tailored to address the unique needs and goals of my individual clients. Many want to work on specific problems relating to anxiety, depression, eating disorders, or childhood trauma. Many are successful people, but find they struggle with one specific area, for example intimate relationships. Some are not sure what, exactly, is wrong, but know that they feel stuck in their lives and are looking for help identifying a path forward.
(617) 600-0191
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Cambridge, MA 02138
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Holly Crary
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
Interested in helping those with mild depression, anxiety using psychodynamic psychotherapy, IFS.
Working with individuals ( adults, elders) trying to manage relationships, stress.
(508) 392-5972
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Cambridge, MA 02138
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Stephanie Erber
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I work with children, adolescents, and adults to resolve challenges related to anxiety, depression, eating disorders, relationships, and school/work adjustment. I offer a collaborative, empathic environment and an integrated approach that combines aspects of cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, relational, and psychodynamic theories to help you and/or your child understand and change nonproductive thoughts and behaviors, expand emotional awareness, improve relationships, build self-confidence, and face the obstacles that are getting in the way of reaching life goals.
(857) 598-6025
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Cambridge, MA 02140
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Carly Inkpen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
Therapy can be a helpful way to address challenges in life. My approach to therapy is warm and collaborative. We’ll work together to figure out a process that makes sense for you. My priority is to make sure you feel heard, understood, and accepted. I have a particular interest in working with queer, transgender, and nonbinary children and adults. I’m also invested in working with immigrants, third culture kids, and those exploring questions of cultural identity. I primarily use a psychodynamic approach, however I draw on a variety of modalities depending on a client's needs.
(617) 401-9373
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Cambridge, MA 02139
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Suzanne Eagan-Beverly
Counselor, LMHC, BC-DMT
Verified
Verified
I focus on building a trusting relationship through empathy, caring, and compassion. In my practice I incorporate aspects of relational and psychodynamic approaches, including mindfulness and an awareness of the mind/body connection, to facilitate change and promote healing. I honor each individual's uniqueness, diversity, and cultural influences, and use these to guide me as a clinician to provide support, identify existing strengths, and work towards health, well-being, and happiness.
(781) 990-2205
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Cambridge, MA 02139
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Emily Thorndike
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Verified
I primarily utilize a psychodynamic /analytic approach.
My practice focuses on individuals who are looking to better understand how to improve their quality of life. My experience includes working with anxiety, depression, trauma, and body image issues/disordered eating. I particularly enjoy working with adolescents and young adults, including high school or college students. I am also a former college soccer player and have a special interest in working with current or former athletes.
(617) 380-6108
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Cambridge, MA 02138
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Sally Weylman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
In my work, I listen, question and help with a blend of humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, and psychodynamic approaches for optimal support, challenge, and change.
UNFORTUNATELY, I DO NOT CURRENTLY HAVE OPENINGS FOR NEW CLIENTS (12/21/22). I WILL UPDATE HERE WHEN MY AVAILABILITY CHANGES. I am a clinical psychologist practicing in the heart of Harvard Square, helping graduate students, adults and couples to live their lives more fully and creatively. People describe me as a kind, welcoming, and thoughtful psychologist with a sense of humor and a practical and caring approach to psychotherapy. Over the past 25 years, I have worked privately and at local institutions, including Harvard University, Emerson College, Boston College, Tufts University, and Beth Israel Deaconess.
(617) 354-1909
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Cambridge, MA 02138
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Maihnia Lee
Pre-Licensed Professional, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I draw from DBT and Narrative Therapy as well as Psychodynamic Theory to inform my clinical work, weaving in concepts related to mindfulness, grounding, and psychoeducation.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Psychotherapist for And Still We Rise, LLC, graduated with a Masters of Social Work at Boston College and earned certificates in Trauma and Neuroscience in Social Work. As a Hmong-American, Southeast Asian, daughter of refugees, and LGBTQ-identified, and bilingual clinician, my work is grounded in intersectionality. Guided by a trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, and health liberation framework, I aim to work alongside and empower my clients. I believe clinical work is relational-based, client-centered, and culturally aware. I will follow your lead of what is most valuable to you.
(617) 397-3499
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Cambridge, MA 02140
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Jill Forney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
Years of practice as a psychodynamic psychotherapist help me listen for conscious and unconscious dynamics that challenge connection and a full experience of life.
My work with clients is deeply informed by a central belief: when in connection — to self, values, a sense of purpose, body, community, agency, and choice — we are most ourselves, most alive, and most well. A feeling of disconnection, in my experience, often sits somewhere close to the heart of what motivates many people to seek therapy. My clients are often ready to risk something new in the service of growth, with or without a clear sense of what they want or exactly where they are going. We will together identify patterns of thinking, acting, and feeling that no longer serve and try to shift them in a direction that does.
(617) 606-3495
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Cambridge, MA 02138
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Haley Mazzarella
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I have a humanistic, relational, psychodynamic orientation.
Sometimes we need help resolving painful and difficult experiences, strengthening our emotional muscles, and finding new paths in our lives. I am dedicated to helping people live their lives in a way that best reflects and supports who they are and who they want to be. I consider it a special trust to listen—as an unbiased third party—and help others process their thoughts, feelings, and experiences so that they can move forward. I use my training in clinical psychology to carefully consider the complexities of life’s challenges and help people see themselves and their choices in new ways.
(617) 440-4875
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Cambridge, MA 02139
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Lucila Halperin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I work from an integrative perspective, incorporating psychodynamic (insight-oriented), mindfulness and cognitive-behavioral approaches in order to foster transformitive change.
I provide a warm and empathic environment that focuses on individual strengths to help my clients cope with life challenges and foster a sense of meaning in life. I help clients cope with issues related to: immigration and acculturation stress; relationship problems; depression; anxiety; trauma; academic and job-related struggles; and grief and loss. I consider it a privilege to hear a client's personal story and collaboratively work towards a greater understanding of oneself to reduce distress, set achievable goals and make long lasting changes.
(857) 271-4145
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Cambridge, MA 02139
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Carolyn Conklin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
My approach is based on a strong foundation in psychodynamic psychotherapy, and is further augmented by more pragmatic approaches. I aim to help individuals set out on a path toward progress illuminated by insight while armed with practical tools. I help individuals identify how they tend to perceive themselves and others, manage their feelings, and cope with problems--and appreciate how their early life experiences may have shaped these tendencies. Understanding the origin and function of a person's pattern of difficulties promotes a sense of compassion for how they came by these problems, and helps them consolidate motivation to make necessary changes.
(617) 616-8426
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Cambridge, MA 02138
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Kevin Wehmhoefer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, Kevin Wehmhoefer, LICSW, ACSW
Verified
Verified
Welcome! Clients come for support with a wide variety of concerns. Some have experienced a loss or trauma in their lives, or have had a significant life transition. Other clients are struggling with depression or anxiety, or are having problems in their primary relationships. Many clients have a desire to improve their self awareness, to improve their perspective, or to strengthen their life skills. My work is informed by an eclectic mix of treatment models; psychodynamic , cognitive-behavioral, DBT and Motivational Interviewing. I also teach Mindfulness practices as an effective tool to strengthen perspective and build resiliency.
(617) 812-8983
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Cambridge, MA 02138
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Jessica Newman
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Based on our collaboration, I blend skills and mindfulness-based approaches (cognitive behavioral therapy, sensorimotor psychotherapy) with insight oriented ( psychodynamic , relational) approaches to change.
I believe every person has inner wisdom and the capacity for fulfillment in life. However, challenging events in the far or recent past can make this wisdom hard to access, or, at times, even imagine. Instead, you may experience anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, or feelings of chronic stress. Using a collaborative, integrative approach I help you connect with your strengths, develop practical coping skills, and gain deep self-understanding and acceptance. In this way you can free yourself from self-limiting patterns and become more of who you want to be in your life.
(617) 229-6854
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Cambridge, MA 02140
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Gretchen Kurdziel Adams
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I have advanced training in psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychological testing from Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School, where I currently supervise.
I work with children, adolescents, and adults to create a collaborative space, where my patients feel safe to explore a range of topics. I have a particular interest in addressing feelings of anxiety, depression, and disconnect, and together we will explore how these feelings may impact broader life milestones, such as transitions in school and/or vocation, changes in relationships, and geographic re- location (immigration, adoption, or otherwise). I always consider how socio-political context affects your development and experience, and how these contexts intersect with the multifaceted aspects of one's identity.
(508) 719-6928
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Cambridge, MA 02138
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Mica Agate-Mays
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My therapeutic approach is informed by psychodynamic and relational theories, as well as internal family systems, narrative techniques, and anti-oppression principles. I seek to draw connections between clients’ histories and their experience as it unfolds in the here-and-now of the therapeutic exchange, all in service of coming into deeper relationship with oneself. My therapeutic style is non-judgmental and compassionate with attention to the relationship between us, as individuals, and the systems that impact us.
(508) 719-7022
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Cambridge, MA 02138
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Natasha Khoury
Counselor, MEd, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I use theoretical practices: behavioral, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness, psychodynamic , strengths-based with a trauma and attachment lens.
My goal is to guide you in understanding what interferes with living a fulfilling life. I believe change is possible, in spite of any circumstance, and I will support you through your journey of growth and self-discovery. As a therapist with extensive background working with trauma survivors and individuals of all ages, couples and families in crisis, I respect and understand both the challenges and lifelong benefits of having therapeutic alliance. My experience with the healing process has solidified the importance of consistent, genuine care, creating a space to pursue what it is you desire and find to be meaningful.
(508) 286-6083
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Cambridge, MA 02140
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Scott Bortle
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
My approach is psychodynamic /cognitive, although my primary goal is to be effective in helping you resolve your difficulties.
Often people who come to therapy have already been struggling for some time: a feeling or way of thinking, relationship concerns, feeling overloaded with work or school, a particular loss or trauma, or just a general sense that something is wrong. You may know what you need, or may be unsure if psychotherapy can help at all. This is where therapy begins. I will work with you to develop a plan of action; if we can't come up with a plan that works for you within our first few meetings, I will connect you with someone who can.
(617) 396-4363
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Cambridge, MA 02139

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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.