Psychodynamic Therapists in Auburn Hills, MI

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Elizabeth Mildren
Counselor, MA, LLPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am an empathetic, patient, and inclusive therapist with a passion for helping others that are going through difficult transitions in life and experiencing hardships. My foundation is based on establishing trust and providing a safe and accepting space for open communication to build a strong therapeutic alliance. I collaborate with clients to improve their emotional quality of life, develop their capacity to handle life’s stressors and mental health concerns. My counseling style is diversified, integrating person-centered, psychodynamic , emotionally focused, cognitive-behavioral, and existential therapy into counseling sessions.
(248) 773-3950
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Auburn Hills, MI 48326
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Kim Birmingham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I utilize an eclectic approach drawing upon evidence-based practices relying largely upon Cognitive Behavioral and Psychodynamic approaches to treatment.
It is an extremely brave step to enter into therapy. I am truly honored to be invited into the lives of my clients. I provide a safe non-judgmental atmosphere where my clients feel comfortable exploring their innermost thoughts and feelings. Therapy is about identifying beliefs, thought patterns and behaviors that hold people back from achieving their highest potential. If therapy is successful, a client will develop the hope, clarity, courage and self-acceptance necessary to make positive changes in their life.
(248) 639-4263
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Auburn Hills, MI 48326
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Kelly Sawyer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Life brings about all ranges of human emotion and reaction. As we are all individuals, we have different perspectives on the challenges that tend to suddenly appear at our doorstep. It is a powerful realization to recognize when those experiences become too overwhelming to manage alone. Through a variety of psychodynamic , humanistic and behavioral theories, I work to use an integrative approach to therapeutic intervention in order to fit the treatment to the individual.
(248) 450-5438
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Erin Marie Buerschen
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP
Verified
Verified
I have training in psychotherapy that is a psychodynamic style.
I mainly work with adults and the aging population. I work with individuals, couples and families. I am able to help with substance abuse (including co-dependency issues, as often times, addiction is a family disease). I work with mental health issues including anxiety, depression and trauma. I assist those who have experienced grief/loss. When working with couples my goal is to help them build an understanding of themselves and their partner(s). I work with the LGBTQ population and have training in substance abuse in LGBTQ population. I have experience with many different cultural backgrounds and religious affiliations.
(586) 331-6112
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Steven Weier
Counselor, MA, LLPC
Verified
Verified
How is it that life has lead you here? We each have a story and it never seems to lead us to the gold we were seemingly promised. Let us take some time and find a new way to the paradise that we all deserve.
(248) 487-1318
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Auburn Hills, MI 48326
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Insight Counseling Services LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Therapy is one of the greatest gifts you can give to yourself. Everyone has a past and carries some form of baggage with them. The issues from the past that remain unresolved impact multiple areas of our lives from our personal contentment to our interpersonal relationships. Once a client understands the underlying cause of their anxiety, depression, hurt, fears, etc., they can come to a place of acceptance and move forward minimizing the impact these issues have on the present. Our goal is to help each client find healing in order to live fully and authentically in the present.
(248) 731-5273
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Auburn Hills, MI 48326
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Authentic Living Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CAADC
Verified
Verified
Everyone faces challenges in their lives and I believe sharing those difficulties with a qualified person can be one of the best ways to overcome any obstacle. Often, people just need to be heard and validated for their emotions or they want a sounding board off which to bounce possible decisions. Some might not want to share their thoughts and emotions with another person in their life for fear of being judged. Others may be dealing with issues related to anxiety, depression, addiction or trauma. Whatever your reason is for seeking therapy, I would like to walk with you on your journey to better mental and emotional health.
(248) 422-0626
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Auburn Hills, MI 48326
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Douglas W Carpenter
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Therapy is an interactive journey of gaining insights into one's patterns of thinking and behavior. It is necessary to resolve issues from the past and understand how the past or past traumas have shaped your life. These insights can then help you develop new, healthy coping skills. The focus of therapy is to offer hope, clarity, healing and change through a strong therapeutic relationship. I am a psychologist who will be actively involved in helping you achieve your goals and life aspirations. I am excited about working with people who are ready for lifelong positive change!
(248) 997-4160
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Auburn Hills, MI 48326
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Sheela E. Wright
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, ICEFT
Verified
Verified
We all face stressful life events that prevent us from achieving what we want most in life. My passion as your counselor is to help you through these times. Working together with strengths you already have, the counseling process provides insights, information, strategies and techniques to move you toward achieving personal goals and change. Married now over 30 years, my passion is working with couples to create a secure emotional bond, intimacy and healing. Through a collaborative approach, I aim to foster emotional balance and a sense of competence as couples struggle with issues such as parenting, communication, and infidelity.
(586) 623-6271 x4
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Auburn Hills, MI 48326
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Sollars & Associates
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified
Verified
Understanding and insight are keys to growth and change. We work together with clients to bring about healing, change in behavior, and new perspectives. We are a group of more than 80 psychologists and licensed psychotherapists, with offices in 14 locations, who share a passion for helping others in their journey toward personal growth. Some journeys are brief, others take more time. Under the clinical direction of Franklin Sollars, PhD, LP, our therapists offer confidential and caring treatment for a variety of concerns and issues. We offer treatment to clients of all ages, including children, adolescents, adults and elders.
(248) 787-0855
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Auburn Hills, MI 48326
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Samantha Piro
Counselor, MA, LLPC, RYT200
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Healing begins to take place when we have a space to truly feel heard, understood, and seen. I seek to create this space where you feel safe to be you. Healing is a not a linear, one-size-fits-all experience, and I welcome multiple perspectives. I work with individuals and couples on a variety of topics including relationship difficulties, trauma, overwhelming thoughts & emotions, low self-esteem, and life transitions. I enjoy being emotionally present and journeying with people to discover their unique way to healing their lives and living a more joyful life.
(947) 888-7903
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Auburn Hills, MI 48326
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Lindsay LaBoda
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, my focus is to help provide support for individuals, children and families in a nurturing and empathic environment. My goal is to create a safe and comfortable space in which you are in control of your own goals in treatment. I encourage an open therapeutic relationship to help individuals, parents or children feel emotionally supported and able to genuinely express themselves. I work to provide individuals and families with the tools to effectively move toward a positive change.
(248) 997-4392
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Auburn Hills, MI 48321
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Kirsti J Reeve
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, CAADC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Everyone has times in their lives when stress seems overwhelming, when ways that we use to cope just aren't working anymore, or are even making the situation worse. You might be sad, anxious, hurting yourself, isolating, or overeating and want to change. Counseling can help you to move forward at times when you feel stuck, can help you to develop new coping skills and tools to manage life's challenges, and rediscover the strength inside you. It provides an accepting, non-judgmental, confidential environment, and a safe place to explore your thoughts and feelings with a caring, compassionate listener.
(248) 796-0615
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Sebi R. Fishta
Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Dr. Fishta provides counseling, psychotherapy, and diagnostic assessment with people who have life adjustment problems, emotional disorders, or mental illness. He administer neuropsychological tests and test batteries to patients to measure clinical factors such as intellectual functioning, presence and extent of organic involvement, personality characteristics, and psychopathology. He experience includes treatment for depression, anxiety, psychosis, phobias, panic disorders, eating disorders, stress related problems, and severe mental disorders. He practices the science of measurement, or psychometrics by providing diagnostic.....
(586) 630-4330
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Annette M Shimkus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Many people I have spoken to indicate that they do want an interactive relationship with their therapist based on trust, support and caring which are dynamics that are important for me to be able to provide to you in this process. Your view of your concerns and what you see as potential solutions are important as well. This is a team effort in helping you to move forward and live a fulfilled life. The 38 years that I have worked in this field has been a challenging and growth filled time and I continue to enjoy the process of helping others find their greatest potential.
(248) 257-5676
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Joseph Schell Harman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Create the life you want. Move forward and heal through counseling. Remove thought barriers and take steps towards making a better future for yourself. Especially during the pandemic, we are engulfed by a sea of challenging emotions and changes. There are solutions and brighter days ahead! I specialize in complicated cases, DBT group therapy, stress management, depression, grief and loss (including pet loss). I have worked with families, children, teens, and adults in a wide variety of settings. Over 22 years of experience. With my diverse background I will help you find a creative solution to your concerns.
(947) 208-4143
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Erica L Springer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, JD,LMSW, CCTP
Verified
Verified
IMPACCTT Enterprises, PLLC is “Challenging and Changing Thoughts...Healing Hearts...and Restoring Lives”. I am a Therapist trained in creative therapy toward supporting children, youth, and adults with trauma histories, grief, and loss. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Adjustment Disorder, Anxiety, and Depression are substantial focus areas. I use trauma informed cognitive behavioral, mindfulness therapies, and educational activities. I am trained in play therapy. Video sessions (telehealth) are available. I am a published Author. I am also available for community education. I am available to provide clinical supervision to LLMSW’s.
(989) 308-4397
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Shatina Marks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
Are you constantly worrying or feeling anxious? Does it feel like you’re just existing and not living your best life? Are you struggling within your relationships (family, friends, significant other/spouse)? You know that feeling? That gut feeling that lets us know something needs to change. That feeling is what lead you here. The Best Me Counseling Services, LLC is a private practice that provides a safe space to explore thoughts and feelings without judgement. You have been doing your best, and we can work together to create new standards of what your best looks like. My belief is we are constantly evolving and learning.
(810) 428-0694
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Integrative Health Consultants
Counselor, RN, LPC, MSW, LP, MD
Verified
15 Endorsed
Verified
15 Endorsed
We are a team of dedicated therapists located in Grand Rapids, Michigan with a passion for helping people of all ages along their journey toward more balanced, fulfilled, and authentic living. We are deeply committed to creating a culture and environment that is welcoming and inclusive of all people; a place where authentic relationships can be built and honest experiences can be shared.
(616) 326-2961
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Vivianna J Rubles
Counselor, LLPC
Verified
Verified
My understanding of counseling comes from many different theoretical orientations. I believe that clients have the solutions to their dilemmas within themselves and just need assistance in discovering them. We have the freedom to choose what directions our lives take and the responsibility to take control of that freedom. Therefore, as a counselor, I don’t have the answers to problems but will facilitate the process of helping clients take control and action to come to their own resolutions. This is a holistic process and I fully believe that with the right guidance clients can fulfill their truest desires in life.
(248) 599-0098
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Pontiac, MI 48340
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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.