Psychoanalytic Therapists in Ann Arbor, MI

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Giovanni A Minonne
Psychologist, PhD
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I teach psychoanalysis and supervise at the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan and at the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute.
You might feel anxious, or depressed. You want to change but you feel stuck, unable to move forward. You might be unhappy with aspects of yourself, or your relationships, but you do not know what to change, how to change. You might suffer because of trauma, or for a loss that feels too hard to bear. Talking to a therapist can help. If you decide to meet with me, my first goal will be to connect with you, and help you feel understood. Working from this connection, I will try to help you understand more of yourself, and know how to change using the therapeutic techniques most appropriate for your characteristics and needs.
(734) 752-4128
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Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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Erika Homann
Psychologist, PhD
1 Endorsed
1 Endorsed
March 1, 2021: I am currently not taking new patients. I am fully-licensed psychologist trained at the University of Michigan and the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute. I offer psychodynamic psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, supervision, parent guidance, and personality testing. If you have struggled with long-standing difficulties but only found temporary help, psychodynamic therapy or psychoanalysis could be very helpful to you.
(734) 237-6238
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Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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Susan Flinders
Psychologist, PhD, LP
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Also I recieved an education in adult Psychoanalysis and graduated from the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute.
Generally, each person and I begin by exploring the issues that has brought them to seek out my services. This exploration entails a joint effort that unfolds over time. A relationship is formed that helps us both to see more clearly how the individual is operating in their everyday life. It is through such an exploration that the individual begins to understand themselves, and, especially, their more intimate relating. I also believe that the person leads the treatment such that we will only go as far as each person desires. I can offer ideas, but, in the end, it is the individual who leads us.
(810) 637-5570
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Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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Susan E Cutler
Psychologist, PhD
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I supervise in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan, and I teach at the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute.
My approach begins with a sensitive and empathic understanding of what brought you to seek help. Then, we will discuss what approach would be best suited to you. I welcome people from all backgrounds--regardless of race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender identity, or religion. People I work with tend to want to understand the roots of the feelings or symptoms that trouble them, so that they can become more resilient to life's challenges. When it is practiced to its fullest potential, therapy engages deeply with your whole self, so that you can make profound and sustainable changes in your life.
(734) 720-9267
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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Julia E. Davies, PhD
Psychologist, PhD
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I am on the Faculties of the Michigan Psychoanalytic Council, and the National Institute for the Psychotherapies in New York.
I hold degrees from Harvard University, McGill University, and Adelphi University. I will work with you in an attuned, caring, and deeply respectful way. I help people overcome painful anxiety, shame, depression, relationship difficulties, loss, and the challenges of creating a thriving and meaningful life. My approach involves collaboration and emotional connection, allowing me to understand your unique personal experience. I bring to my work an effective blend of empathy and extensive professional training. I enjoy working with people of different cultural backgrounds and lifestyles.
(734) 335-1054
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Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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David Votruba PhD PLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, PLC, LMSW, ACSW
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In addition to my private psychotherapy practice, I teach and supervise psychotherapists, psychoanalytic candidates, and other clinicians.
The individuals, couples, and families with whom I work are interested in understanding and addressing not only certain specific emergent problems such as those associated with adjustment and relationship difficulties, depression, and anxiety, but also the underlying thoughts, feelings, and behavioral and relational patterns that have contributed to the development of these problems. Through a collaborative, empathic psychotherapeutic process, these individuals, couples, and families expand and utilize their skills, strengths, and self-understanding in order to live more meaningful and rewarding lives.
(734) 265-0984
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Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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Richard Hertel
Psychologist, PhD
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If you are feeling unable to be the way you want to be, because you're depressed, anxious, too aggressive, too shy, can't concentrate, can't sleep, or have relationship difficulties, I would like to help you. I bring 30+ years of working with people who have struggled with such issues. In addition, as a faculty member of the University of Michigan Medical School Department of Psychiatry and the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute, I have taught courses in the treatment of anxiety, depression, interpersonal relationships, and treatment of adult survivors of childhood abuse, for which I have received teaching awards.
(734) 367-4574
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Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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Julie Jaffee Nagel
Psychologist, PhD
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I am a graduate of The Juilliard School, University of Michigan, and The Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute.
As you will note on www.julienagel.net, I work with performance anxiety but also with career decisions, life transitions, depression, general anxiety, and relationship issues. We live in complex times with many unknowns. Many people are finding it difficult to feel secure, self-confident, and productive in their jobs and in meaninful relationships. Anxiety and multiple stressors can interfere with your personal life and professional goals. I empathetically assess your specific concerns and discuss effective treatment options. With a background in music and psychology I appreciate the strengths you bring to understanding yourself better and your courage to reach out and make a phone call for assistance. I look forward to helping you discover your life lessons and to use them to unblock obstacles and enhance self-esteem .
(734) 469-5138
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Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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Jerrold R. Brandell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MSSW, BCD
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I am founding editor of Psychoanalytic Social Work, and have published 16 books.
I am often contacted by clients unable to derive pleasure from their daily lives. At times, these problems are clearly linked to anxiety, depression, or to inner conflicts. However, at other times, clients are not able to point to specific symptoms, but rather are troubled by a vague sense of dissatisfaction that complicates relationships, work life, or their ability to be successful in school or in other pursuits. Previous attempts to solve these problems through the use of medications or by focusing on behavior or cognitions have proven less than satisfactory, and have led to an interest in trying insight-oriented psychotherapy.
(734) 887-1189
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Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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Robert P Cohen
Psychologist
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1 Endorsed
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1 Endorsed
Psychotherapy, if done well, provides participants with the gift of self-understanding. That self understanding, I have found, comes from the experience of being listened to and understood by a sensitive and knowledgeable therapist. But in addition, psychotherapy needs to practically address problems. I have extensive training in contemporary psychoanalytic approaches, which allows me to help patients understand themselves more deeply; often this produces profound changes. But when problems require practical techniques, I integrate aspects of cognitive-behavioral, family systems, and humanistic approaches.
(734) 506-6268
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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Michele L Rivette
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, BCD
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I graduated from the University of Michigan School of Social Work in 1989 and finished post-graduate psychoanalytic training from the Michigan Council for Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis in 2011.
"I saw the angel in the marble and chisled until I set him free." (Michelangelo). I see psychotherapy as being like this-most people have it within them to know what they need or want, but something has kept them from feeling free to live life to the fullest. Most people come to see me when they are feeling that important parts of their lives (love, work or play) feel disappointing or "stuck." The "chisling" in therapy is you and I together discovering what is holding you back and identifying so many more choices than it may feel that you have now.
(734) 385-4985
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Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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The Mel Bornstein Clinic for Psychotherapy
Psychologist, MD, PhD, MSW, MA, MS
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Once affiliated with the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute, the Mel Bornstein Clinic is now a free-standing clinic accepting select insurances.
Skill, experience and kindness are qualities many seek in a therapist. When you are suffering with personal problems, you want to know that you will be heard and understood in ways that will help you find ways to expand your own self-understanding. A good therapist - the right therapist for you - is one who can "think together" with you to help find new solutions to old problems. The Mel Bornstein Clinic for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy was established upon a 60-year tradition of offering just this kind of help.
(734) 761-2727
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Ann Arbor, MI 48103
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Mohamed A. Salam
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, LLMSW, MS
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My treatment approach focuses on modalities that suit each person including: psychodynamic, psychoanalytic , CBT, family systems, and others.
Empathy is the foundation of our work together. As a psychotherapist, I listen attentively to understand your emotions and your life challenges. Our therapeutic work will help you feel more fully alive by processing and understanding your emotions, thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors. Your past often creates pain and suffering leaving scars that affect your present emotions and relationships. My goal is to help you recognize these challenges that make you feel overwhelmed and stuck. I will help you rework your thoughts and feelings to free you from the burden of the past and inspire you for the future.
(248) 290-8340
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Ann Arbor, MI 48105
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Dr. Ha Young Kwon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MD, MS, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
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1 Endorsed
I am also currently involved in the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute, which helps me to develop a critical understanding in the root causes of a client`s personal issues.
We all are facing challenging situations in our lives, however it can be tremendously helpful if we have a therapist who can provide a trusting relationship in order to resolve those difficult moments. As a therapist, I can support and help clients with an objective and wider perspective. Given my previous clinical experiences of more than 15 years as a medical doctor and psychiatrist in South Korea, I am able to diagnose and approach mental health issues in the best scientific way possible by using a psychiatric knowledge base.
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Ann Arbor, MI 48105
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David Freiband
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, PhD
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Are you stuck in patterns that get you nowhere? Wracked by self doubt, anxiety, or guilt? Therapy offers us a means of addressing whatever keeps you from moving forward and feeling better about yourself. There are good reasons for struggling as you do. It is up to us to make sense of these struggles, particularly if they seem repetitive and nonsensical. Then we'll figure out how to resolve them. I do this in a warm, caring, collaborative, and respectful manner, knowing that this journey takes patience and persistence, but also that it can reap tremendous rewards along the way, enhancing the quality of your life hereafter.
(734) 273-9870
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Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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Melissa Danan Rilko
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
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Newview Therapy has in-person and Telehealth psychotherapy openings available for for adults, adolescents and children. We are located in downtown Ann Arbor in a private, comfortable, peaceful space. Melissa also provides clinical supervision for LLMSWs and psychotherapists seeking supervision.
(734) 234-1767
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Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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Pamela Bowers, MS
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MS
Verified
Verified
Emotional distress takes many forms: low self esteem, depression, anxiety, chronic anger, and/or relationship problems are some of the reasons people come to therapy. Some people who see me are having a difficult time with a life transition or have been unable to bounce back from a significant loss. Some have a history of being traumatized in ways that still impact them, or have problematic and unproductive ways of coping with life's difficulties.
(734) 357-8950
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Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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Ananda Jatel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
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It is wonderful that you decided to begin the process of finding a therapist. I think that it is vital that you find someone that is a good fit for you. It is important to create an environment that is free of judgment so that you can feel safe expressing yourself. The way we form our identity is complex, many roles play a factor including our environment, family history, current relationships, and lifestyle. Through the journey of life, events both positive and painful help to mold us. The path of healing and exploration into yourself can lead to a stronger, happier, healthier you.
(734) 456-6358
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Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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Nicole E Buller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
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2 Endorsed
As a clinical social worker and therapist, I strive to create an environment of emotional safety in which we can identify and explore the internal conflicts and patterns of maladaptive behavior that leave you feeling distressed or dissatisfied. Through confidential consultation, we will first ensure there is a good fit between your concerns and my expertise. Then we will begin an individualized treatment that optimizes the conditions needed to support your recovery and personal growth.
(734) 636-2932
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Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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Julie Vierling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LISW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Just “one last time,” you say to yourself. You have been telling yourself this same lie for years, hoping and praying that this time it will be true. Resisting the urge to check feels so impossible, but it seems like your only option is to give in. The OCD tells you that if you do the ritual just one more time, the anxiety will go away. Although you know logically that your fears are irrational, you cannot stop them, and feelings of panic and dread take over your mind. You crave just a moment of freedom from the grips of the obsession.
(248) 413-8231
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Ann Arbor, MI 48105
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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.