Psychodynamic Therapists in Wellesley, MA

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About Motherhood
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
CBT, Psychodynamic therapy, Relational therapy, Meditation, Relaxation based interventions, and Breath work including Yogic breathing are some of the tools offered.
Motherhood matters. This practice is based upon the reality that a mother’s wellbeing cannot be understood or supported without respect for her “mom work.” Mom work is invisible work. So - mom worry, mom anxiety, mom blues, mom guilt, and most especially, mom anger, becomes a negative force rather than what it truly is: mom reality. Not a diagnosis, not “what’s wrong with me,” not an inability to do the work. Just mom reality. My life passion has been to help moms take this reality, the “mom job”, unsupported by respect, understanding or legitimacy, and transform it.
(508) 740-5361 
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Wellesley, MA 02482
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Emily Lange
Counselor, LMHC, REAT
Verified
I use an integrated approach, incorporating elements of internal family systems, mindfulness, cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic , and expressive therapies.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Registered Expressive Arts Therapist practicing in Wellesley, Mass. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, life transitions, and behavioral patterns that may be holding you back from experiencing a meaningful and fulfilling life.
(508) 921-7086 
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Wellesley, MA 02481
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Dr. Alanna Downing
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and specialize in providing psychotherapy to adolescents and adults. My approach integrates a variety of evidence-based practices including CBT, DBT, psychodynamic , humanistic, and mindfulness based therapies. I have been effective at utilizing these treatment modalities to alleviate symptoms of anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief and loss, and other clinical concerns. Clients also come to my practice to improve relationships and navigate stressful life changes.
(781) 303-9621 
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Wellesley, MA 02481
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Stephanie Wensink
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Psychodynamic approaches in my sessions, and incorporate other of my favorite modalities such as Solution Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) with a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Boston College. Prior to attending Boston College, I worked as a Kindergarten teacher for 4 years in my home state of Wisconsin. As a past teacher, I have an expertise in working with children, however I love working with people of all ages and backgrounds.
(781) 516-7635 
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Wellesley, MA 02481
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Natalia Walczak
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Emotional healing, self discovery, personal growth and more fulfilling relationship with self and others are all possible through therapy, whether you are at the brink of adulthood or more advanced in years. In my practice, I provide a variety of evidence-based therapeutic techniques to best meet the unique needs of each individual client and couple with special emphasis on insight-oriented therapeutic approach. I have received additional advanced training in psychodynamic modality that drives my insight-oriented approach. I believe that developing insight illuminates the therapeutic journey.
(339) 215-3470 
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Wellesley, MA 02482
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Magdalena J Fosse
Psychologist, PsyD, MS, MA, AASECT
Verified
I'm compassionate and inquiring, combining sex therapy, psychodynamic thinking, and attachment-based perspectives with mind-body awareness.
Sexuality, intimacy, monogamy, polyamory, ethical nonmonogamy, LGBTQA, kink, relational difficulties...I integrate the expertise of a clinical psychologist, AASECT certified sex therapist, and couples' counselor. My clients are individuals and couples of all genders, and racial and cultural backgrounds, who struggle with questions regarding sexuality, intimacy, identity, trauma, betrayal, erotic confusion, life transitions, relationships ending, and relationships beginning. In addition to clinical practice, I'm an author, consultant, and teacher on sexuality and couples' therapy.
(857) 362-0937 
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Wellesley, MA 02481
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Patricia Mathison
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified
 Other types of modalities used in my practice are Interpersonal, Psychodynamic , and Supportive therapy.
Welcome to my practice! I am a bilingual Spanish/English therapist that works with adults, and young adults to help improve their overall quality of life. Whether you have a history of anxiety, depression, or mood disorder, or you are at the moment going through a difficult time in your life, therapy can help you cope with your symptoms, and find ways to make changes in your life. I also work with parents to help them cope with the stress-related symptoms of having children with special needs/disabilities and mental health issues.
(781) 705-7338 
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Wellesley, MA 02482
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Evan Waldheter
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I've also completed two post-graduate fellowships in psychodynamic psychotherapy.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist, offering individual psychotherapy to adults who may find themselves stuck, dissatisfied, or overwhelmed. I view therapy as a collaborative and active process, with the aims of better understanding one's distress and interpersonal difficulties, and improving one's quality of life. I am committed to helping my clients live more meaningful and authentic lives. I am skilled in the use of empirically supported treatments for psychological problems and I employ these strategies flexibly, with the goal of tailoring each client's treatment to his/her/their individual concerns and unique history.
(781) 574-8095 
Wellesley, MA 02482
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Christine E. Kowalcky
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified
I offer therapy tailored to meet my clients' needs and draw from a variety of theoretical orientations, including psychodynamic (insight oriented), cognitive-behavioral (skills), and trauma-informed treatments (including EMDR).
Our lives consist of welcome routines and happy memories, turning points and challenges. Sometimes it is painfully difficult. Perhaps you have experienced the loss of a dream or a loved one, or been unable to move past a traumatic event. Maybe life feels like a daily rut, void of meaning or joy. Even in the company of people who care about us we can feel alone, sad or overwhelmed. The good news is we can find connection, experience change and move through pain and struggle to a place of greater freedom and happiness.
(781) 990-0518 
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Wellesley, MA 02481
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Michaela Mendelsohn
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I have training and experience in psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral treatment, and draw on other approaches as needed.
Is anxiety or depression preventing you from living a more fulfilling life? Are you feeling overwhelmed by a major transition? Are you unable to move on from an upsetting or traumatic past experience? I help patients change patterns of behavior that are no longer working, and learn new and more effective ways of coping and engaging with life. I believe that embedded in the painful crises that usually bring individuals and couples to therapy, there are also opportunities for self understanding and mastery that can be discovered and realized in a safe healing relationship.
(617) 429-3523 
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Wellesley, MA 02482
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Christopher Pagano
Psychologist
Verified
I incorporate psychodynamic , relational, cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based approaches.
Children and adults alike confront challenges to healthy functioning and personal fulfillment. I aim to create an empathic connection with my clients, enabling them to better understand their emotions and habitual ways of coping with challenges, and to change the patterns of thought and behavior that interfere with reaching their goals and potential. Whether using play therapy with children or talk therapy with adults, I take an active approach to help clients achieve their goals and resolve their problems. When treating children, I work closely with parents, providing careful guidance about how to help their child develop and thrive.
(617) 944-1025 
Wellesley, MA 02482
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Rue Diamond
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RN, LICSW, MSW
Verified
I believe that connection is vital to a healthy mind and body, and that the alliance I form with clients is central to addressing the issues that brought them to therapy. As both a registered nurse and a psychotherapist, it is my privilege to walk with clients on their journey to wellness. I utilize various approaches including CBT, psychodynamic , motivational interviewing and ACT therapy. Using a collaborative approach, we continually assess progress toward your goals. I work with adults challenged by depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and life transitions.
(508) 859-4141 
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Wellesley, MA 02482
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Lennie Forest Kleinberg
Psychologist, EdD
Verified
My background is grounded in psychodynamic psychotherapy.
I am always curious about how we become who we are and as someone once told me, “A person who enters therapy is an experience that wants to happen not a problem to be solved.” My focus is to encourage people to stay curious and open to possibilities of learning more about themselves, creating a supportive safe environment that supports positive movement and change. I stress the importance seeing oneself fully, psychologically, physically and spiritually. All these are important ways of supporting one’s life. I see myself as warm, present, accessible and being of help to accomplish this.
(617) 433-7910 
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Wellesley, MA 02481
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Joanna Ravina
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I help people who are having a hard time, often because of anxiety, relationships, work, and life transitions. Because anxiety is one of my areas of expertise, I have been working with many clients who are experiencing new or worsening anxiety since COVID began. I will listen closely to your story, attending to what is most bothersome right now and what your goals are. We'll discuss possible approaches to help you feel better. Then, together we will make a plan. I have extensive experience offering coping strategies and problem-solving skills, as well as CBT, IPT, and other relationship-focused psychodynamic therapy.
(617) 420-7904 
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Wellesley, MA 02481
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Steven Garte-Wolf
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
I utilize an integrative approach including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic , and holistic techniques.
I currently have limited availability - Please note I am prioritizing couples therapy at this time. As a therapist, I will create a safe and nurturing space where we can freely explore your hopes and aspirations, as well as whatever difficulties you are experiencing in life. You will be met without judgment and provided guidance as you make the changes you seek. As I help guide you toward long-lasting change and acceptance, you will further develop strengths and qualities you bring with you. I tailor my therapy to you, and I promise to work as hard as you to get you to a place of happiness and healthfulness.
(617) 936-8368 
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Wellesley, MA 02481
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Barbara E Livingston
Counselor, DMin, LMHC
Verified
My training in psychodynamic psychotherapy, CBT, Lifestyle Medicine, culinary health coaching, and spirituality enable me to listen to and work with you to achieve your goals in therapy.
Using an integrative approach, I work with clients motivated to make sustainable life change. If you are experiencing depression, anxiety, grief, or major life transitions, talk therapy is extremely effective in helping you work through your challenges. Additionally, I utilize the principles of Lifestyle Medicine for preventive and proactive health management and well-being. In therapy, I will strongly encourage and guide you to incorporate regular physical activity for the positive effects it has on mood. Should you want help in discovering how to cook and eat for better health, I am a certified Culinary Health Coach.
(617) 505-1164 
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Wellesley, MA 02482
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Elaine E Hatow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, BCD
Verified
I have been practicing psychotherapy with individuals and couples for more than 30 years. My style is interactive and I try to provide safety and support in order to understand and explore the issues and concerns you bring forward. I have extensive training and experience in using EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing}. Additionally I use a mix of relational, psychodynamic and cognitive approaches.
(857) 574-0947 
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Wellesley, MA 02481
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Roberta Cole Fortgang
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
My original training/orientation in psychodynamic and family systems approaches has expanded to include several contemporary approaches (including but not limited to IFS and EMDR) which have achieved enhanced results for those who come to see me.
I see adults of all ages, seeking help in dealing with issues such as depression and difficulties in relationships. My style is active, interactive, nonjudgmental, warm, and empathetic, with a sense of humor. Mood and relational problems are sometimes related to ways that people have reacted and adapted to past traumatic experiences, which may also become a focus of therapy.
(617) 505-1271 
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Wellesley, MA 02482
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Ora Nakash
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I use a wide range of psychotherapeutic techniques (including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotion Focused Psychotherapy, and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy) and will work collaboratively with you to help you feel better, work through life's challenges and losses to achieve your hopes and aspirations.
Do you feel stuck in life or emotionally overwhelmed? Have you recently experienced a crisis or endured a painful loss? Have recently relocated and have difficulties adjusting? Do you find your usual coping skills are no longer enough, feeling tired of people telling you that you're too much? This is a good time to seek help.
(617) 539-2246 
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Wellesley, MA 02482
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Laurie Sherwood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
With training in psychodynamic psychotherapy, family systems theory, addictions, grief and loss, and mindfulness, I work these orientations to facilitate the development of your internal resources and natural strengths so that your relationship with yourself, with loved ones in your life, and rich and fulfilling engagement with your world is improved.
My approach as a psychotherapist is to work as a consultant to you, facilitating your intention and effort to live the best life you have envisioned for yourself. This will include exploring personal impediments and challenges to this goal and promoting your unique strengths and resources. My attention is directed to the whole person, incorporating an appreciation for the dimensions of "knowing" that reside in the experience of intellect, physical being, emotion, and the spirit. I am warm, empathic, interactive and professional, and fully respect each person's individual life circumstance and process.
(781) 406-5886 
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Psychodynamic Therapists
Psychodynamic therapy in Wellesley, 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.