Psychodynamic Therapists in Ypsilanti, MI

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Raechel Elizabeth Rodgers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have completed specialized training in the Advanced Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program from the St.
Are current or past stressors affecting your life? Do you find yourself in particular repeated dilemmas? Or is it you struggle to find meaning to life’s many lessons that leave you feeling frustrated, overwhelmed or even stuck? If it is past grief, trauma, the difficulties of work-life balance or relationship issues, I am here to work with you. Whether you starting or revisiting your therapeutic journey, I urge to you take the next step.
(833) 756-0335
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Suzanne Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My work as a therapist is grounded in psychodynamic and attachment perspectives.
I have worked with a wide range of clients over the years, and enjoy working with both men and women, adolescents, youth, and adults, and people from various cultural backgrounds. I have helped individuals, couples, and families struggling with abuse, trauma, depression, anxiety, shame, and relationship problems. I am a relational therapist and believe that the client/therapist relationship is central to your ability to change and grow. My approach is engaged, empathic, and respectful. I am also a GLBT affirmative therapist.
(734) 206-1126
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Ypsilanti, MI 48197
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Zena Ramsey
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor that utilizes an eclectic modality and believes therapy should be tailored to the individual client. I primarily utilize existential, person-centered, and psychodynamic frameworks. I believe effective therapy is a mix of validating individual experiences while at the same time confronting ways of thinking that may be contributing to unhealthy behaviors. A strong therapeutic relationship is key for successful therapy. Therefore I strive to be open-minded, non-judgmental, and authentic in my approach to therapy.
(734) 294-3928
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Anne Joy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I know accessing therapy services can be difficult, especially when it feels the most necessary. I believe that our world around us can shape our experiences and mental health, and I strive to work from an anti-racist and intersectional feminist viewpoint. I work from a person-centered perspective, meaning I want to get to know and understand you as an individual. Only you know who you want to be, and I see it as my job to collaborate and provide new tools to get you there. I draw from various modalities, including Dialectic Behavior Therapy, CBT, mindfulness, and psychodynamic approaches.
(734) 294-0584
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Ypsilanti, MI 48197
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Mickey Cramer
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MS, LLP
Verified
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I have a passion for helping individuals discover their true potential through my integrative treatment approach which includes interpersonal, psychodynamic therapy, cbt, dbt, prolonged exposure, and other modes of treatment catered to each individual client's needs. My clinical interests include providing psychotherapy to adults for trauma and stress-related disorders, anxiety, and depression. I obtained my Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from EMU and love working in this community. I am currently practicing at Midwest Wellness Clinic and accepting new clients at this time.
(833) 287-4397
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Thomas Brewer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
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I have 30-plus years experience providing psychodynamic psychotherapy to adolescents and adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression and anger management problems.
(734) 206-2113
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Ruth Koelling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW, CST
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
The decision to seek therapy is positive and courageous! It is important to find the right therapist to help you with your problems. I assess the biological, psychological and social aspects of a person, couple or family. I use psychodynamic and cognitive behavior to treat the following problems: depression, anxiety, grief/loss, trauma and chronic illness. I am also a certified sex therapist.
(734) 447-5799
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Julia E. Davies, PhD
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I use a relational, psychodynamic approach to therapy, which involves gently exploring the anxiety, fear, or depression you may be feeling, and untangling the emotional issues that prevent you from enjoying or succeeding in life.
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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Lewis Okun
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I am an experienced eclectic psychologist. I have been trained in a variety of therapeutic approaches: family systems, strategic, psychodynamic , EMDR, Jungian, cognitive behavioral, hypnosis, Gestalt, humanistic existential. and I can custom tailor my therapy to the best interests of my client. I enjoy working with, and have been successful with, adult clients of all ages, and with individuals, couples, and families. I'm particularly well known in my local area for work to halt domestic violence and child abuse, for helping people recover from abuse and other trauma, and for working with people with depression and/or bipolar disorder.
(734) 931-6749
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James Rust
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified
Verified
I utilize psychodynamic methods which are emotionally supportive and which promote insight.
As my client, you will be heard, understood, respected, and valued. Your challenges and concerns are important and are the focus of our collaboration. I have had good success assisting clients in how they feel while also increasing their understanding of the how and why of their difficulties. My services are compassionate, clinically based, ethical, and confidential. I provide a safe environment, which balances supporting you and challenging you emotionally. My office is in a convenient Downtown Ann Arbor Location with reimbursed parking. Together we rediscover your assets, strengths, and accomplishments and utilize these in the present.
(734) 606-0885
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Ann Shields
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I draw upon a variety of perspectives -- integrating mindfulness practice, narrative therapy, CBT and DBT techniques, while also considering the influences of early experiences through the lens of attachment and psychodynamic theories.
"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" (Mary Oliver) -- This question lies at the heart of my work, with my goal being to help clients live more authentic and connected lives through self-awareness, resilience and positive change. My approach is flexible, interactive and solution-oriented. I bring a mindful perspective to psychotherapy and tend to see life transitions as opportunities for transformation and growth. My clients have said that my calm demeanor and my careful, empathic listening promote a safe and reflective environment, fostering self-compassion, self-awareness and change.
(734) 418-6550
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Lisa R Larson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
I work in a broadly exploratory way informed by psychodynamic , cognitive-behavioral, and existential theories.
At some time or another in life, everyone feels stuck, unable to overcome some problem despite his or her best efforts. Talking therapy can be invaluable in helping one gain new perspectives on oneself . By helping clients see themselves in new, broader, more realistic and more accepting ways, I help them gain the emotional and psychological energy and understanding to make needed changes. I believe I am most helpful to people by listening carefully to what they are saying and by helping them put into words what seems hard to say or even to understand right now.
(734) 635-9365
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Erika Homann
Psychologist, PhD
1 Endorsed
1 Endorsed
Psychodynamic psychotherapy is an excellent means of addressing depression, anxiety, trauma, or relationship issues in a safe, neutral, confidential environment.
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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Eve M Avrin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I have a psychodynamic orientation, which means you will come to know the WHOLE you.
I have been practicing for over 26 years. I mainly work with people who are depressed or anxious, and want to get more out of life and relationships. My goal is to help you become aware of unhealthy patterns so that you can feel better, make better choices, have better relationships,and lead a fulfilling and joyful life. I provide a safe and confidential space where no topic is off limits, where you can express yourself freely and where you will feel supported and understood. I will help you acquire self-understanding and provide guidance and tools to help you feel better.
(734) 237-6101
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Nicole E Buller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My training and experience allow me to offer an integrated approach to treatment incorporating psychodynamic , cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness-based, attachment and systems theories in my psychotherapy work with adults, couples and groups.
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 Psychological Services
Psychologist, PhD
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Among other techniques, he draws from cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, and psychodynamic therapy.
For over 20 years, Dr. Stephen Purcell has been helping adults, adolescents, couples and families improve their relationships; cope with stress, anxiety and depression; work through trauma, grief, and loss; overcome addictions; and navigate major life transitions like divorce and career change. Whether you are currently facing a crisis or simply want to improve the way you function in everyday life, Dr. Purcell has the training, skills and experience to assist you.
(734) 619-8125
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Mary Ellen Rievert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW, ACSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
My approach is eclectic, drawing on the skills of talk therapy, mindfulness, interpersonal and psychodynamic insight, behavior change, and solution focused therapy to help decrease anxiety and depression, manage stress,increase self esteem and bring about change needed to feel content and happy.
My name is Mary Ellen Rievert and I am a psychotherapist with over 20 years working with clients of all backgrounds, ages, beliefs, genders and religions. My experience also includes working in inpatient psychiatric hospitals, medical hospitals and community mental health settings. I believe in a holistic approach to therapy. Taking into consideration what you are feeling mindfully as well as your emotions and physical symptoms. Positive psychology, CBT , DBT and mindfulness are a few of the approaches I use to manage disabling thoughts and enhance positive emotions in people with depression, anxiety disorders as well as addictions.
(734) 219-6765
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Ian Gackowski
Psychologist, PsyD, LP, PLLC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My clinical work is interpersonal and psychodynamic in nature and relies heavily on understanding you, your context, and your history.
Currently scheduling morning and afternoon appointments only. I provide a comfortable and judgment-free environment while also helping address the needs that are most important to you. I have provided therapy to both college-aged and adult populations in a variety of settings including several colleges and universities throughout the Midwest. I’ve worked with individuals facing a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, adjustment-related stress, challenging relationship dynamics, grief/loss, and identity development.
(734) 619-8130
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Brian Hayes
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP
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Verified
I have specialized training in Jungian Analysis, sex therapy, and psychodynamic psychotherapy.
I’ve focused on providing confidential psychotherapy for men and young men for most of my career because guys in every stage of life need support that’s tailored to their unique concerns. In a typical course of therapy, we might start by identifying your goals and then get an action plan together that might include exploration of past issues and relationships, examining current issues and symptoms, and finally move toward preparing for the future. Using positive psychology, we’ll identify the many unique strengths you have as a man and then we’ll build upon those strengths.
(734) 440-9486
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Bianca Nelson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in anxiety, stress, relationship difficulties, and life transitions using elements from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, as well as other modalities, while using a Psychodynamic approach.
I believe there is a resiliency that lies within each and every one of us. That strength is what gets us through each situation – even when we thought, “There’s no way I am going to make it through.” However, there are times when things can become overwhelming, and we need someone to listen, and encourage us as we navigate through the difficult situations life throws at us. No matter what brings you to therapy, know that it will be a space for healing, growth, and realization of the strengths that lie within you.
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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.