Psychodynamic Therapists in Baltimore, MD

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Courtney McCubbin
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21201
My therapeutic approach is psychodynamic, integrative, and intuitive.
Your past experiences do not define you! We can learn and grow through every experience--no matter how challenging or painful it might be. In the therapy room, I create a loving, safe space to truly explore your deepest inner workings, dreams, past hurts, desires, difficult feelings, and hopes for the future. I work with individuals, couples, and groups to help you become your best self and heal from experiences you may be struggling to overcome. Together we will build your capacity to be in relationship to yourself and others--to play, to grieve, to love, and to feel all your feelings.
My therapeutic approach is psychodynamic, integrative, and intuitive.
Your past experiences do not define you! We can learn and grow through every experience--no matter how challenging or painful it might be. In the therapy room, I create a loving, safe space to truly explore your deepest inner workings, dreams, past hurts, desires, difficult feelings, and hopes for the future. I work with individuals, couples, and groups to help you become your best self and heal from experiences you may be struggling to overcome. Together we will build your capacity to be in relationship to yourself and others--to play, to grieve, to love, and to feel all your feelings.
(301) 215-3063 View (301) 215-3063
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Rebecca Wenstrom
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, MST
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21211
Waitlist for new clients
My therapeutic approach is grounded in relational, psychodynamic, and systems theories as well as mind-body approaches to healing and recovery.
I practice from a stance of radical inclusion, meaning I seek to welcome all parts of your experience and identity, even those that may feel shameful. I provide a warm and steady space to explore and uncover what feels true and we move at your pace. I have worked effectively with adults and adolescents who are healing from traumatic experiences, including interpersonal violence and abuse, sexual violence, adverse childhood experiences, and the impact of identity-based oppressions. I value the innate wisdom that clients bring to their own healing journeys and see you as the most important expert on your own experiences and desires.
My therapeutic approach is grounded in relational, psychodynamic, and systems theories as well as mind-body approaches to healing and recovery.
I practice from a stance of radical inclusion, meaning I seek to welcome all parts of your experience and identity, even those that may feel shameful. I provide a warm and steady space to explore and uncover what feels true and we move at your pace. I have worked effectively with adults and adolescents who are healing from traumatic experiences, including interpersonal violence and abuse, sexual violence, adverse childhood experiences, and the impact of identity-based oppressions. I value the innate wisdom that clients bring to their own healing journeys and see you as the most important expert on your own experiences and desires.
(410) 421-7225 View (410) 421-7225
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Thomas D Prude
Counselor, LCPC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21224
My theoretical orientation integrates treatment modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, biopsychosocial assessment solution focused therapy, ASAM substance use model of treatment, trauma-focused and imagery-based CBT, REBT, and psychodynamic.
I believe in inalienable human rights to happiness, to love, and to freedom. I approach therapy with an inquisitive outlook and seek to make my practice welcoming. I'm trained in CBT, DBT, mindfulness, crisis response, and trauma-focused care. I specialize in anxiety, depression, mood disorders, severe and persistent disorders, assessment, lifestyle & adjustment disorders, borderline personality disorder and bipolar depression disorders. I have significant experience providing therapy for individuals, families, psychoeducational groups, and couples.
My theoretical orientation integrates treatment modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, biopsychosocial assessment solution focused therapy, ASAM substance use model of treatment, trauma-focused and imagery-based CBT, REBT, and psychodynamic.
I believe in inalienable human rights to happiness, to love, and to freedom. I approach therapy with an inquisitive outlook and seek to make my practice welcoming. I'm trained in CBT, DBT, mindfulness, crisis response, and trauma-focused care. I specialize in anxiety, depression, mood disorders, severe and persistent disorders, assessment, lifestyle & adjustment disorders, borderline personality disorder and bipolar depression disorders. I have significant experience providing therapy for individuals, families, psychoeducational groups, and couples.
(410) 657-6231 View (410) 657-6231
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Healings From Within LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWC, CCTP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21211
I offer clinical interventions to facilitate healing including cognitive behavior therapy, trauma informed therapy and psychodynamic therapy, to name a few.
My clients seek help for various life problems such as depression, anxiety, trauma, family relationship and marital issues, mood disorders, trauma disorders, addiction, just to name a few. Whatever the issue that brings someone to therapy, we all need support, guidance, and healing in a safe nurturing environment. I offer a compassionate individualized approach to therapy and healing. I believe that a therapist's role is to help others to tap into the wisdom and healing that resides within.
I offer clinical interventions to facilitate healing including cognitive behavior therapy, trauma informed therapy and psychodynamic therapy, to name a few.
My clients seek help for various life problems such as depression, anxiety, trauma, family relationship and marital issues, mood disorders, trauma disorders, addiction, just to name a few. Whatever the issue that brings someone to therapy, we all need support, guidance, and healing in a safe nurturing environment. I offer a compassionate individualized approach to therapy and healing. I believe that a therapist's role is to help others to tap into the wisdom and healing that resides within.
(443) 429-1372 View (443) 429-1372
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Kate Hunt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21202  (Online Only)
My therapy orientation is largely psychodynamic meaning I believe our past experiences impact our present and the way we interact in the world.
I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker in Maryland with seven years of experience in working with adults and children. My experience includes mood disorders, perinatal mood disorders, relationship issues, substance abuse, anxiety and adjustment concerns.
My therapy orientation is largely psychodynamic meaning I believe our past experiences impact our present and the way we interact in the world.
I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker in Maryland with seven years of experience in working with adults and children. My experience includes mood disorders, perinatal mood disorders, relationship issues, substance abuse, anxiety and adjustment concerns.
(410) 498-6690 View (410) 498-6690
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Maggie Welling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21230
Looking for a down to earth, inclusive therapist who celebrates authenticity? It is so important to me that I create a sense of humility and ease for you to be your authentic self. We will work together to support you with healing, self growth, and self compassion. I specialize in anxiety, depression, trauma, stress & sport psychology. I incorporate elements from Psychodynamic Therapy, CBT, ACT & Somatic Practices for a holistic therapeutic approach. I received my Master's from Columbia University & currently completing certifications for Somatic Stress Release & Sports Clinical Social Work.
Looking for a down to earth, inclusive therapist who celebrates authenticity? It is so important to me that I create a sense of humility and ease for you to be your authentic self. We will work together to support you with healing, self growth, and self compassion. I specialize in anxiety, depression, trauma, stress & sport psychology. I incorporate elements from Psychodynamic Therapy, CBT, ACT & Somatic Practices for a holistic therapeutic approach. I received my Master's from Columbia University & currently completing certifications for Somatic Stress Release & Sports Clinical Social Work.
(443) 448-8733 View (443) 448-8733
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Judith Geller LCSW-C Psychotherapy Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, MA
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21218  (Online Only)
Through a supportive therapeutic relationship and various modalities--Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), EMDR, Emotionally-Focused Therapy, Tapping, Brainspotting, inner parts work, psychodynamic and more--you can learn to connect with your deepest knowing, reduce suffering, be present in your body and mind, and live your fullest life.
I am here to help you connect with your inner strengths and to know your own deepest wisdom. We all have an incredible capacity to heal and to meet whatever challenges show up in our lives. I bring deep compassion and skills from two and a half decades of helping clients with everything from depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, acute trauma/PTSD, past abuse, dissociation, and OCD to marital/relationship problems, family issues, failure-to-launch, and intimacy issues. Together, we will partner to help you move forward into the life you are meant to be living.
Through a supportive therapeutic relationship and various modalities--Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), EMDR, Emotionally-Focused Therapy, Tapping, Brainspotting, inner parts work, psychodynamic and more--you can learn to connect with your deepest knowing, reduce suffering, be present in your body and mind, and live your fullest life.
I am here to help you connect with your inner strengths and to know your own deepest wisdom. We all have an incredible capacity to heal and to meet whatever challenges show up in our lives. I bring deep compassion and skills from two and a half decades of helping clients with everything from depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, acute trauma/PTSD, past abuse, dissociation, and OCD to marital/relationship problems, family issues, failure-to-launch, and intimacy issues. Together, we will partner to help you move forward into the life you are meant to be living.
(443) 341-0244 View (443) 341-0244
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Danielle Strobeck
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21211
Not accepting new clients
Together we will explore a variety of evidenced based methods such as psychodynamic, ACT, mindfulness, trauma focused, DBT, CBT, and sensorimotor.
I have experience working with individuals, families, and couples across the lifespan. I have worked in multiple settings with anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, grief, BPD, PTSD, ADHD, autism, psychosis, addiction, and non-suicidal self-injury. I have the privilege of serving in the mental health field for just over 15 years. As a parent and active member in the autism community, my passion is working with individuals and families on the spectrum.
Together we will explore a variety of evidenced based methods such as psychodynamic, ACT, mindfulness, trauma focused, DBT, CBT, and sensorimotor.
I have experience working with individuals, families, and couples across the lifespan. I have worked in multiple settings with anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, grief, BPD, PTSD, ADHD, autism, psychosis, addiction, and non-suicidal self-injury. I have the privilege of serving in the mental health field for just over 15 years. As a parent and active member in the autism community, my passion is working with individuals and families on the spectrum.
(410) 541-1402 View (410) 541-1402
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Annette A. Laugel
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC, LMT
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21209
I use a client-centered, psychodynamic therapeutic approach.
I am an Integrative psychotherapist who is able to support people who are struggling with depression and anxiety. I specialize in grief counseling, including suicide bereavement. My strengths as a counselor allow me to support people going through existential crises, major life transitions, as well as those who want to explore their spirituality. I have been a holistic health practitioner for over 42+ years, so I bring my understanding of the integration of the body, mind, and spirit to my counseling practice. I offer Energy Psychology techniques, Reiki, and Flower Essence therapy as adjunctive therapies to my counseling clients.
I use a client-centered, psychodynamic therapeutic approach.
I am an Integrative psychotherapist who is able to support people who are struggling with depression and anxiety. I specialize in grief counseling, including suicide bereavement. My strengths as a counselor allow me to support people going through existential crises, major life transitions, as well as those who want to explore their spirituality. I have been a holistic health practitioner for over 42+ years, so I bring my understanding of the integration of the body, mind, and spirit to my counseling practice. I offer Energy Psychology techniques, Reiki, and Flower Essence therapy as adjunctive therapies to my counseling clients.
(443) 951-3155 View (443) 951-3155
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Jess Dunn
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21230
My style of therapy is a mixture psychoanalytic and psychodynamic therapeutic techniques.
----NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS. WILL UPDATE WHEN AVAILABLE.----- Maybe you are suffering, but are not sure why or have trouble speaking about it. Perhaps you've noticed that you keep repeating the same patterns, but are not certain how. I have worked for over eight years with people suffering from a range of symptoms, those who have suffered with trauma and loss, and those dealing with problems in loving and/or working. I enjoy working with those who identify as LGBT+, queer or kinky, with racial, ethnic, and religious minority individuals, and those from a range of socio-economic backgrounds.
My style of therapy is a mixture psychoanalytic and psychodynamic therapeutic techniques.
----NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS. WILL UPDATE WHEN AVAILABLE.----- Maybe you are suffering, but are not sure why or have trouble speaking about it. Perhaps you've noticed that you keep repeating the same patterns, but are not certain how. I have worked for over eight years with people suffering from a range of symptoms, those who have suffered with trauma and loss, and those dealing with problems in loving and/or working. I enjoy working with those who identify as LGBT+, queer or kinky, with racial, ethnic, and religious minority individuals, and those from a range of socio-economic backgrounds.
(410) 983-3306 View (410) 983-3306
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Laura D. King, LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21239  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I draw on influences from a number of schools of thought in my style, however I tend to be psychodynamic at heart.
Through our dialogue, I work to bring to consciousness the fears, conflicts and inhibitions that prevent you from living a fully realized life. In this way, I hope to help you draw on your own inner wisdom in order to create positive change. The following quotation by Rainer Maria Rilke resonates with my perspective on change: "Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love."
I draw on influences from a number of schools of thought in my style, however I tend to be psychodynamic at heart.
Through our dialogue, I work to bring to consciousness the fears, conflicts and inhibitions that prevent you from living a fully realized life. In this way, I hope to help you draw on your own inner wisdom in order to create positive change. The following quotation by Rainer Maria Rilke resonates with my perspective on change: "Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love."
(443) 674-0322 View (443) 674-0322
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Randi Schwartz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21201
Not accepting new clients
Dr. Schwartz has devoted her psychotherapy practice to working with adults who are confronting challenging life issues, including those related to relationships, parenting, employment, trauma and loss. While she has extensive training and experience in a range of approaches, including psychodynamic psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and trauma informed therapy. She recognizes that psychotherapy is most effective when it embraces the unique challenges faced by individuals. She is flexible in her approach and is guided at all times by what would be the most effective treatment in light of specific needs.
Dr. Schwartz has devoted her psychotherapy practice to working with adults who are confronting challenging life issues, including those related to relationships, parenting, employment, trauma and loss. While she has extensive training and experience in a range of approaches, including psychodynamic psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and trauma informed therapy. She recognizes that psychotherapy is most effective when it embraces the unique challenges faced by individuals. She is flexible in her approach and is guided at all times by what would be the most effective treatment in light of specific needs.
(443) 956-2208 View (443) 956-2208
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Lisa Orenstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21202  (Online Only)
It can be hard to take the step in starting work with a new therapist, especially when we feel our most vulnerable and are suffering. I work with the perspective that the therapeutic relationship between you and myself is of the greatest importance in order to achieve your goals in seeking therapeutic support and guidance. Although I am primarily trained in psychodynamic therapy, I have an eclectic approach in treating a wide variety of psychological struggles which I tailor to each client's needs and preferences.
It can be hard to take the step in starting work with a new therapist, especially when we feel our most vulnerable and are suffering. I work with the perspective that the therapeutic relationship between you and myself is of the greatest importance in order to achieve your goals in seeking therapeutic support and guidance. Although I am primarily trained in psychodynamic therapy, I have an eclectic approach in treating a wide variety of psychological struggles which I tailor to each client's needs and preferences.
(301) 701-4801 View (301) 701-4801
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Teresa M Méndez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21211
Psychodynamic psychotherapy has the capacity to change us deeply. But it can also be subtle: allowing for a sense of "staying the same while changing," as we hold onto the parts of ourselves we value, while better understanding those parts that may be getting in the way. I work from the belief that meaningful and lasting change occurs in the context of relationships - including the relationship between therapist and patient. People come to me with painful relationships, difficult family dynamics, uncomfortable mood or anxiety symptoms, a general feeling that something isn't right, or the desire to simply know themselves better.
Psychodynamic psychotherapy has the capacity to change us deeply. But it can also be subtle: allowing for a sense of "staying the same while changing," as we hold onto the parts of ourselves we value, while better understanding those parts that may be getting in the way. I work from the belief that meaningful and lasting change occurs in the context of relationships - including the relationship between therapist and patient. People come to me with painful relationships, difficult family dynamics, uncomfortable mood or anxiety symptoms, a general feeling that something isn't right, or the desire to simply know themselves better.
(202) 817-2402 View (202) 817-2402
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Dr. Rebecca Silver
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21211
I have been working with teenagers and adults for over 15 years and have expertise in the approaches of psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, interpersonal, relational, and trauma-based/attachment therapies.
Have you been feeling stressed, sad, stuck, lost and/or anxious? In therapy, we can create healing and inner peace by increasing self awareness and enhancing skills to soothe intense emotions/symptoms that accompany complex life stressors. I specialize in the areas of anxiety, infertility, parenting challenges, relationship conflict, and childhood/adult trauma. I'm a compassionate listener who will challenge problematic ways of thinking/being with intention, humor, and warmth. Together, we'll explore past experiences, process ongoing struggles, and work collaboratively to maximize your emotional wellness and personal growth.
I have been working with teenagers and adults for over 15 years and have expertise in the approaches of psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, interpersonal, relational, and trauma-based/attachment therapies.
Have you been feeling stressed, sad, stuck, lost and/or anxious? In therapy, we can create healing and inner peace by increasing self awareness and enhancing skills to soothe intense emotions/symptoms that accompany complex life stressors. I specialize in the areas of anxiety, infertility, parenting challenges, relationship conflict, and childhood/adult trauma. I'm a compassionate listener who will challenge problematic ways of thinking/being with intention, humor, and warmth. Together, we'll explore past experiences, process ongoing struggles, and work collaboratively to maximize your emotional wellness and personal growth.
(443) 231-3220 View (443) 231-3220
Joshua Armentrout
Counselor, MA, MS, LGPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21210
Not accepting new clients
I work primarily from a psychodynamic and emotionally focused lens.
People seek therapy for a wide variety of reasons. Many desire a sense of fulfillment and others wish to function more effectively. Whether you are experiencing relationship difficulties or family conflict; struggling with anxiety, depression, and stress; or feel burdened by events from the past, therapy can be a safe space where you explore ways to find meaning and build the life you want. My priority is to create a warm, compassionate, and non-judgmental environment where people feel empowered to recognize and eventually express their needs for love, support, protection, and comfort.
I work primarily from a psychodynamic and emotionally focused lens.
People seek therapy for a wide variety of reasons. Many desire a sense of fulfillment and others wish to function more effectively. Whether you are experiencing relationship difficulties or family conflict; struggling with anxiety, depression, and stress; or feel burdened by events from the past, therapy can be a safe space where you explore ways to find meaning and build the life you want. My priority is to create a warm, compassionate, and non-judgmental environment where people feel empowered to recognize and eventually express their needs for love, support, protection, and comfort.
(410) 567-0796 View (410) 567-0796
Beth Holley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21209
The human mind is an amazing entity, its capacity unparalleled, and yet we sometimes work against our own best interests and purposes. Psychotherapy can be a mirror into the soul, enabling access to one's potential for healing, growth, and empowerment. I utilize a variety of modalities, including CBT and DBT informed interventions, Emotion Focused therapy, Interpersonal and psychodynamic theories and interventions to address anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties , and, problem solving in all realms. As an RN and LCSW-C I have many years experience. I welcome adults of all ages.
The human mind is an amazing entity, its capacity unparalleled, and yet we sometimes work against our own best interests and purposes. Psychotherapy can be a mirror into the soul, enabling access to one's potential for healing, growth, and empowerment. I utilize a variety of modalities, including CBT and DBT informed interventions, Emotion Focused therapy, Interpersonal and psychodynamic theories and interventions to address anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties , and, problem solving in all realms. As an RN and LCSW-C I have many years experience. I welcome adults of all ages.
(443) 272-4156 View (443) 272-4156
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Lauren Marks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21230
I use a mixture of mindfulness-based techniques, brainspotting, psychodynamic therapy, & attachment interventions to help you make sense of your past & take ownership of your future.
Brainspotting spots available- Do you feel stuck? Do you suffer from anxiety? Do you have a phobia that you want to move past but don't know how? Do you have writers block or feel that you have lost your sense of creativity? Do you want to try something new and find relief from past traumas or daily life stressors? Brainspotting is an effective modality to work on all of the above and more!
I use a mixture of mindfulness-based techniques, brainspotting, psychodynamic therapy, & attachment interventions to help you make sense of your past & take ownership of your future.
Brainspotting spots available- Do you feel stuck? Do you suffer from anxiety? Do you have a phobia that you want to move past but don't know how? Do you have writers block or feel that you have lost your sense of creativity? Do you want to try something new and find relief from past traumas or daily life stressors? Brainspotting is an effective modality to work on all of the above and more!
(443) 552-5977 View (443) 552-5977
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Mordechai Zeiger
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21208
I am a licensed psychologist in Baltimore with extensive experience providing psychotherapy to people from diverse backgrounds. My goal is to help alleviate emotional pain, achieve healthy relationships, and maximize personal growth through a therapeutic partnership that emphasizes courage and commitment. Your needs are the centerpiece of therapy, and our relationship will provide you with the comfort to address them. Based on your particular thinking style and personality, I utilize psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and existential modalities.
I am a licensed psychologist in Baltimore with extensive experience providing psychotherapy to people from diverse backgrounds. My goal is to help alleviate emotional pain, achieve healthy relationships, and maximize personal growth through a therapeutic partnership that emphasizes courage and commitment. Your needs are the centerpiece of therapy, and our relationship will provide you with the comfort to address them. Based on your particular thinking style and personality, I utilize psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and existential modalities.
(443) 987-6983 View (443) 987-6983
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Dr. Marissa Kahn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21231  (Online Only)
I completed a fellowship in advanced clinical social work at Yale and received specialized training in psychodynamic therapy during my fellowship in psychoanalysis at NYU.
At Charm City Psychotherapy & Wellness Clinic, I provide a safe, confidential environment where we work collaboratively to consider your situation in the context of your personal history and life experiences. I help clients come to see themselves, their relationships, and the world in a deeper and more constructive way. I strive to promote the capacity for psychological growth and maturation through greater self-awareness and psychological insight. This can lead both to a lessening of symptoms and also to increased freedom and possibilities going forward.
I completed a fellowship in advanced clinical social work at Yale and received specialized training in psychodynamic therapy during my fellowship in psychoanalysis at NYU.
At Charm City Psychotherapy & Wellness Clinic, I provide a safe, confidential environment where we work collaboratively to consider your situation in the context of your personal history and life experiences. I help clients come to see themselves, their relationships, and the world in a deeper and more constructive way. I strive to promote the capacity for psychological growth and maturation through greater self-awareness and psychological insight. This can lead both to a lessening of symptoms and also to increased freedom and possibilities going forward.
(443) 732-3038 View (443) 732-3038
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.