Psychodynamic Therapists in Westborough, MA

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Robert M Mello Jr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW, MA, CSAT
Verified
Verified
I completed a Fellowship at Boston University's Danielsen Institute where I was trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy.
Do you ever wonder about or question your relationship to sex? Is there just never enough sex? Do you struggle with emotional intimacy and connecting with others? Do you notice that you repeatedly lie to others, even those closest to you, about your sexual behaviors? As a trained Certified Sexual Addiction therapist (CSAT) I can help you to be curious about, answer, make sense of, and navigate these and many other complex questions. Through a detailed, comprehensive assessment and evaluation process I can help you determine if you have a Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder that would benefit from specific intervention and treatment.
(617) 934-7762
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Alisa Zaref
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
Pulling from cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic , and mindfulness-based treatment orientations, my approach is eclectic and personalized.
People choose to enter psychotherapy for many different reasons. They might be feeling overwhelming sadness or worry. They might be experiencing conflict in their relationships, going through a challenging situation, or just feel stuck and unable to find their path towards a fulfilling life. My goal as a therapist is to provide a safe and comfortable space for you to explore the ways that you can get your life back on track. Together, we will set achievable goals and find strategies to meet your unique needs.
(508) 812-9069
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Westborough, MA 01581
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Roberta Decker-Kigner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Verified
I am a very interactive therapist who incorporates psychodynamic , cognitive behavioral therapy and family systems treatment approaches to help my clients make positive changes in their lives.
I am a therapist with over 25 years experience providing individual psychotherapy to adults.I also provide couples counseling to help couples develop better communication skills and gain a better understanding of each other and each others needs. I have experience working in hospitals and in community mental health centers helping individuals with anxiety, depression, chronic illness, grief and loss.
(508) 329-8644
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Westborough, MA 01581
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Lacey Liebert
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I draw from a psychodynamic approach, which looks into what is underlying and influencing the ways in which we see and interact with the world.
Hello and welcome! I have spent years working alongside individuals impacted by complex trauma, depression, anxiety, and issues arising in relationships. We are all human in this world- with our lived experiences, range of emotions, and our best efforts to cope with it all. Sometimes our best attempts to cope can end up holding us back or hurting us in the long run. The good news is that we are amazing and adaptive beings. What was learned as a way to stay safe in the world can be considered and evaluated. In a supportive and trusting environment, we can expand our awareness and make informed choices for ourselves in the present.
(508) 433-3488
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Westborough, MA 01581
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Marcy Paris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
Psychodynamic therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Couples Therapy.
I am a psychotherapist with nearly 20 years of experience. I work with couples, individuals, families and adolescents and treat a range of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma and relationship struggles. My main focus is to help you reach your own personal goals. My style is interactive, warm and direct. I believe the therapeutic relationship is paramount to successful treatment. I pride myself on creating a safe environment by being authentic, discerning, supportive and compassionate in a non-judgmental atmosphere.
(508) 213-4037
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Jennifer F Spirito
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Verified
The therapeutic modalities I primary use are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, psychodynamic and family therapy.
My practice focuses on working with women ages 18+ to enhance overall well-being. I work with clients in the areas of anxiety disorders, adjustment to life transitions/stressors, relationship/marital issues and depression. My experience encompass the areas related to college readiness/preparation, pre- and post-college transitions, depression, anxiety, low self-image/self-esteem, relationship conflicts, academic stress, and bereavement. I am invested in working with my clients to provide them with the tools and skills to achieve their personal goals and improve overall sense of well-being.
(508) 802-5273
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Rue Diamond
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RN, LICSW, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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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Jonakarina Whisenant
Counselor, LMHC, BC-DMT
Verified
Verified
Had enough of not being enough? Misunderstood? Feeling inauthentic? If you are living life from past hurts, you’ll find yourself depressed, anxious, exhausted, stressed and feeling stuck. The focus of my practice is empowering others to see their self-worth and inspire them into action. You don’t have to know how to heal; if you are willing to heal and show up, we will get you to your destination. Living in present time authentically means sorting though the things that are no longer useful to you. Ready to move from anxiety and depression and become empowered from the inside out? I'm here to help.
(508) 779-5077
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Susan Hupfer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
I have often found that clients reach a point in their lives where they need help to manage stress due to relationship issues, work changes and parenting issues. I have been very successful at giving my clients the tools to manage life’s stressors. I am a very active therapist and give feedback and coping strategies to my clients so they can successfully end therapy and feel empowered to manage these situations on their own.
(508) 469-4203
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Westborough, MA 01581
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Ayala Hamami
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW
Verified
Verified
Ayala Hamami is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) who works with adults experiencing challenges with managing depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, and difficulties adapting to changes associated with major life transitions. Ayala completed her bachelor's degree in Psychology at Brandeis University and her Master of Social Work (MSW) at Boston College. She has 10 years of experience in the mental health field.
(617) 751-6487
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Lindsay Brady
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
It takes courage and self awareness to seek support for your stress, and I'm continually honored by the individuals I serve in my practice for their willingness to open up to me. I strive to create a welcoming, non-judgmental environment that can enhance the process of therapeutic change. All people find themselves "stuck" at times, and through empathy and validation I work to create a path towards hope and healing for my clients.
(774) 217-6339
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Westborough, MA 01581
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Joanie Barclay
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
Joanie Barclay is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) who brings a diversity of professional acumen from over 25 years working with adults, military families, veterans to build light, peace, and hope within their lives. Her person-centered and strengths-based approaches to healing and wellness are enhanced with her ministerial background. Joanie earned two Master's degrees in Clinical Social Work and Pastoral Ministry from Boston College, along with a post-graduate certification in Spiritual Direction.
(833) 824-6341
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Bardwell Behavioral
Counselor, LMHC, TPMC, CEDS-S
Verified
Verified
Understanding we are all in different "stages of change", we utilize an eclectic approach to guide you through your own process at your own pace. It is absolutely an honor and our passion to treat those who struggle with mental health issues such as Eating Disorders, Substance Use, trauma, depression, anxiety, family conflict, relationship issues and associated disorders. We employ an individualized approach to therapy in order to empower people to change their lives. In the wise words of Maya Angelou, "My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, humor, and style."
(508) 422-4934
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Westborough, MA 01581
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Kathryn Geremia
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Some people seek therapy when a new problem arises or when a problem(s) becomes to distressing and is now interfering in life. For others, therapy is preventive and helps manage the stress of everyday life. I believe that therapy is always beneficial, regardless of the reason or timing. My approach to mental health incorporates full mind-body wellness. My style of therapy is client-focused, collaborative, and insight oriented. You are the expert in your life and we will work together to learn and problem solve, in a supportive environment that encourages positive changes to enhance your life and overall well-being.
(508) 939-6743
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Westborough, MA 01581
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Dawna Gabowitz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Welcome to my practice. I have been helping people of all ages who are struggling with a variety of life's challenges ranging from general stress, anxiety and depression, grief and loss, to the aftermath of severe traumas. I understand that often times the decision to enter therapy and to share the experience of pain and stress can be extraordinarily challenging. I consider my style to be warm, gentle and highly supportive, helping clients identify their strengths and resources as we work together toward your healing.
(617) 544-3985
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Westborough, MA 01581
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Integrative Transformations LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, Tara G, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Verified
As humans we all feel "out of balance" at different times throughout our lives. This can quickly get away from us and snowball into larger issues. Sometimes, life feels like something that "happens to us" and disrupts our ability to self-regulate or grow beyond our current circumstances, leaving us feeling stuck. Most of us desire to feel empowered and able to grow beyond issues that leave us feeling "less than" or "incapable of growth." I like to work with people with an integrative approach focusing on self-healing through empowered choices and balance. Working towards: "Taking back your power to create your ideal life."
(508) 859-4017
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Karl Wagner
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Are you feeling stuck, overwhelmed, uncertain about making plans for school, work or life? At Powell & Wagner associates, we have been supporting the success of adolescents, children, families, adults, schools for over 45 years in the greater Boston area. By taking the time to understand each client including where you have been, and your present concerns, we can best support you in achieving a happier, more successful future. Whether you are seeking the right school for your child, the right career path, or dealing with a significant emotional challenge, we support you in achieving practical, tangible results.
(617) 494-1650
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Dorene Calmus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
I have been in the field of social work for 36 years, with 14 of those years in an inpatient psychiatric setting for adolescents with chronic mental health and trauma issues. I work with children, teens, adults, and families, and have an extensive practice with trauma related issues, including sexual trauma. An active participant in the therapeutic process, I provide insight, feedback, and thoughtful questions to assist individuals to recognize their strengths, utilize their coping skills, and reclaim their voice in order to lead a more fulfilled affirmative life.
(508) 534-8745
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Solutions Mental Health
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Is depression or anxiety taking over your life? Are you finding communication with your child mission impossible? Just talking with a friend will only be a temporary solution. And enduring a bad situation will not help. I can offer either short or long term collaboraton aimed at meeting your current life challenges which block your realization towards greater life satisfaction. I can help you reduce that anxiety by assisting you to feel more in control over your life. I can help you to gain strength to go forward while bearing sadness. You do not have to take the journey alone.
(508) 306-1941
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Nancy E. Ostrowski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Many clients who I meet with for the first time confess how scared they were to make the initial phone call and to set up an appointment. Usually after the first appointment they say they are glad they did. In today's culture, there are so many stressors and demands of everyday life that we often wind up taking care of others and sometimes find ourselves feeling overwhelmed, depressed, anxious and stuck. I have watched change and relief take place as clients meet with me over time and together we gain understanding and awareness of how to move forward.
(978) 986-4041
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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.