Psychodynamic Therapists in Minnetonka, MN

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Alejandra Aschittino-Rodriguez
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I often utilize psychodynamic -Adlerian, Existential, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills with a culturally sensitive lens.
I believe personal agency is key to finding meaning in distressing scenarios and growing from them. I use both Existential and solution-oriented approaches when engaging with clients and provide individuals, couples, and families with tools for self-awareness and self-empowerment through a mixture of theoretical models tailored to the client’s strengths and needs. I work to help clients establish more adaptive patterns of thinking with humor, empathy, and respect. While I will explore root causes of issues, I emphasize the importance of personal growth and identifying personal strengths.
(612) 416-1263
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Minnetonka, MN 55343
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Mischel Walgren
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I use an integration of theories and approaches to best match your needs, including attachment, family systems and psychodynamic theories as well as mind/body and mindfulness approaches.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression or relationship issues? Do you notice that past experiences or trauma seem to impact your life now in ways that create blocks or difficulty? Have you experienced recent loss or a stressful life change? Psychotherapy is a powerful resource to help restore direction and balance as well as facilitating self-understanding and emotional healing. Exploring and understanding who you are and how you became who you are is part of achieving the desired change and growth you want. I bring 28 years of experience, training, compassion and commitment to the therapy process, which I view as collaborative and relational.
(612) 568-7909
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Minnetonka, MN 55345
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Jean Naymark
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LMFT, BCD
Verified
Verified
My approach is psychodynamic .
I have 35 years of experience helping people find a way to live a richer and more satisfying life. Therapy is about empowering individuals and coming face-to-face with adversities. Clients are helped to explore past experiences that impact current emotions and behaviors. In order to change you need to resolve internal conflicts that lead to emotional distress, unwanted behaviors and physical symptoms. I help to create a safe place for you to be able to talk about the meaning of your feelings and thoughts thus gaining greater knowledge of self.
(952) 373-0515
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Fabio Azeredo
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Verified
Verified
Fabio is highly specialized in the psychodynamic / psychoanalytical approach.
Fabio Azeredo (he/him), has a PhD in Psychology and has been working as a mental health clinician for over 20 years. Having long been licensed in Brazil, he is currently pursuing his license as a Psychologist. Fabio has worked with children, teenagers, and adults to navigate through life transitions and crises. Along with his clinical skills and knowledge, he does so by listening and providing guidance to individuals and engaging families in developing strategies that make sense to them.
(612) 887-1884
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Minnetonka, MN 55305
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Melissa Treff
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified
Verified
As a clinician, I utilize a psychodynamic approach that is informed through developmental and strengths-based lenses, as well as incorporating a family systems orientation.
Accepting New Online Clients! Whatever brings you to therapy, I will foster a safe and open space that provides support and validation while being a non-judgmental witness to your personal story. Working collaboratively, we will create and work towards therapeutic goals through the exploration of past and current experiences and how they have built beliefs, making connections from past and present. As we explore these connections, we will work to identify how they create negative or unrealistic core beliefs, while instilling more helpful and positive ones that can lead to greater overall wellbeing and a more positive sense of self.
(952) 234-7201
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Ruth Hornstein
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I typically integrate several treatment modalities including: psychodynamic , cognitive-behavioral, EMDR (eye movement desensitization reprocessing), play therapy and an integrated health approach including, but not limited to, mindfulness based therapies.
Whether you are entering therapy with a clear vision of what you are looking for or are more uncertain of your goals, I will work with you to come up with strategies for growth and the development of optimal emotional health and functioning. I believe that healing occurs through the process of building a trusting therapeutic relationship. By creating a safe and confidential environment I will help you to better understand patterns (which are often outside of your awareness) that lead to emotional distress. Recognition of these patterns empowers you to make choices that can lead to life long change.
(612) 261-1851
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Michelle Finley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, DMFTABD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I utilize an Adlerian approach and integrate many therapies including: CBT, DBT skills, Sand Tray, Emotion Focused, Gestault, Gottman, Psychodynamic , and Family Systems.
Have you lost someone or something that is important to you? Is life presenting you with changes that are difficult to navigate? Are relationships hard for you? Has your past created difficulties that you just can't seem to separate from? Do you feel overwhelmed by the pressure to raise perfect kids and meet the needs of everyone around you?  Does your family need help? Do you work in a helping profession and need your own support? I am here, to connect with you and help you feel better.
(763) 600-1315
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Minnetonka, MN 55345
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Laura Martha Hanley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LGSW
Verified
Verified
I do my best work with teenagers, adults, and couples living with trauma, religious trauma, perfectionism, ADD/ADHD, BPD, depression, and anxiety. I've also worked extensively with the geriatric population and with individuals living with severe mental illnesses. I'm dedicated to ensuring that my clients feel heard, accepted, honored, and appreciated and I'm convinced that with the right support, you can and will succeed.
(952) 800-9834
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Minnetonka, MN 55345
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Clare N Buntrock
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified
Verified
Psychotherapy is simply a conversation designed to help you understand yourself more completely. Rather than providing answers, it helps you identify what is interfering with your ability to live in a satisfying way. I have helped people sufferring from depression, anxiety, and relationship problems - even when previous attempts at treatment have failed. Meaningful change is possible in an environment of mutual respect and safety, where you can tell your own story at your own pace. I work with both individuals and couples.
(952) 800-9173
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Minnetonka, MN 55305
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Ira Zierdt
MA, MS
People say you are a good person with a perfect life, yet you don't feel like it. People say it will work out, yet nothing changes. Some people even say you should wait it out, pray it off, or let it be, yet your heart is not letting you forget about it. In the end, you feel alone. You may feel afraid or ashamed to even talk about it with people close to you. You wonder if others will truly understand you and your situation. You struggle to open up because you do not want to be judged. And I get it.
(651) 927-4414
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Minnetonka, MN 55305
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Carol L Hornbeck
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I work with couples, individuals, families and children online, via teletherapy, as well as in person. I support my clients across the life span to heal from losses and improve their relationships. I have extensive experience with LGBTQ issues, child development, adoption, sexual abuse, parenting challenges, divorce, suicide, and life transitions. My specialized training includes play therapy, couples therapy, and experience in infant and pregnancy loss, complicated or unplanned pregnancies, and infant/toddler mental health.
(317) 434-3267
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Minnetonka, MN 55345
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Rebecca Tveten
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LGSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
The choice to invest in yourself and make changes can be a difficult decision. It takes a certain level of strength and vulnerability in deciding to start therapy. I believe that healing is a journey that begins with your individual strengths, and I am grateful to be part of that path. I provide a warm and welcoming space for you to explore your own relationships, thoughts, emotions, and beliefs to reach your best self. This is a space to be heard, understood, and to find healing.
(952) 373-5449
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Minnetonka, MN 55305
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David S Alter
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP, ABPH, LP
Verified
Verified
Are you interested in how to use the connections between your mind, brain and body to improve your health, enrich your relationships, and increase your overall life? Working with these connections has been the focus of my 30 years of practice as a psychologist. Since every client's presenting concern in some way or another impacts upon their brain, their mind and their body - whether that involves depression, anxiety, pain, sleep, relationship challenges, or digestive concerns - my orientation to therapy is well positioned to help people get better now and to be better positioned to stay healthier in the future.
(763) 400-5950 x104
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Minnetonka, MN 55305
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Ann Trench
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LICSW
Verified
Verified
Reducing or eliminating emotional eating is my therapeutic focus. At this time I am only able to accept clients interested in our "Why Can't I Stop Eating?" program. If you are eating secretly, eating past fullness or when not hungry, feeling shame after eating or using food to deal with emotions, consider attending the "Why Can't I Stop Eating?" program which includes a weekly 2 hour Skills (classroom-type) group and weekly individual therapy. Persons participating in bariatric programs are also welcome in the Why Can't I Stop Eating? group.
(952) 800-9766 x104
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Minnetonka, MN 55305
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Anna Schupp
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you contemplating therapy? Asking yourself if you really need it? The decision to participate in therapy is very personal and rarely straightforward. The majority of clients I work with are competent, well-functioning individuals who are struggling in some way or are feeling dissatisfied, unhappy, or stuck. Whether it's regarding a past experience, your everyday life, your relationship, fears about the future, or something more devastating or extraordinary, therapy can help.
(651) 433-6573
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Minnetonka, MN 55343
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Mary Auster Shanesy
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified
Verified
Dr. Mary Auster Shanesy is a Licensed Psychologist whose professional journey has taken her from an inner-city community mental health clinic, to a brain injury hospital, to working with the serious and persistently mentally ill, to helping incarcerated offenders, and finally to her current work with every day, average, “normal” people just like all of us. Dr. Shanesy has focused her energies on helping individuals who want to free themselves from the suffering created by lies, and is the author of Becoming the Hero of Your Own Life: The Lies That Bind, and the Problem with Happily Ever .
(612) 260-4162
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Minnetonka, MN 55343
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Barbara Mackintosh
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CST, MA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Are you longing for more emotional or sexual intimacy in your relationship? Do you find yourself caught in negative interactive patterns and wonder how to change those patterns? Do you feel a loss of connection or attachment with your partner? I will help you figure out the missing pieces of your relationship and help instruct you how to 'ignite intimacy, increase desire, and create a loving, connected and secure relationship." I am a compassionate listener & comfortable discussing difficult issues. I'm a resource that can help you reach your goals w/o judgment or shame. I have 20+ years experience working with couples of all ages
(612) 223-6392
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Minnetonka, MN 55345
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Erica Lynne Gruidl
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Are you lacking courage in tackling the day to day tasks of life? Are you finding it difficult to manage stress? Are life issues taking you away from finding joy in your journey? I specialize in managing stress, anxiety, parenting and blended family issues, depression, substance abuse, trauma, empty nest, infertility issues, grief and loss, anger management, and abuse. In the past I have worked at as a Mental Health Therapist in a faith-based addiction treatment facility, as a family and parenting coach, as well as in private practice.
(763) 703-1550
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Minnetonka, MN 55305
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Julie De Wilde
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
Verified
Do you find yourself discouraged with the demands of life or with not finding healthy relationships? Do you feel alone with the circumstances in your life? I specialize in working with depression, anxiety, chronic health, chronic pain, grief, abuse, trauma, autism, ADHD, mental illness, marriage issues, and parenting.
(651) 439-2059 x1
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Minnetonka, MN 55305
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Sonder Behavioral Health & Wellness
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Are you experiencing a nagging feeling that your life is not aligned with your true self or with where you want it to be heading? Are you feeling lost, stuck, or unhappy? This is the voice of your subconscious. I encourage you to listen to your instinct and trust that you have the power to do something about it. It is absolutely possible for anyone to improve their lives regardless of where they are at now or where they came from. It is recognized that each individual's needs are as unique as they are.
(952) 649-5899
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Minnetonka, MN 55343
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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.