Psychodynamic Therapists in Springfield, MO

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Tonya Mcmillen Boone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Life is full of transitions. Changes in employment, relationship status, becoming a parent, the illness or death of a loved one, relocating or developing a new health issue are some of the most challenging life transitions. Without adequate emotional support and healthy coping skills, the extra stress can lead to developing further physical and mental health problems. Depression, anxiety, insomnia, substance abuse and family conflicts can appear or worsen as a result of not having support and knowledge of how to manage life changes. I educate and support my clients as they learn to think and care for themselves in a healthier way.
(417) 708-7858
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Springfield, MO 65807
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Lynn M. Schirk
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified
Verified
Belief: life is comprised of a multitude of experiences each shaping who we are and how we engage in the world around us. We have the ability to re-evaluate and transform difficult or traumatic experiences into something new, creating a more whole self. This takes work, a desire to self-reflect, and at times, move toward change.
(417) 238-0616
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Springfield, MO 65804
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Danielle K. Carver, L.L.C.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NBCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Life becomes too difficult; you need an objective someone to talk to, listen to your story, and provide encouragement that you can not only survive what you are going through, but work to find purpose and meaning in the midst of the storm. The most important aspect of therapy is the Client-Therapist relationship. Once it is determined that the Client is comfortable with me, then it is a collaborative effort to help facilitate the healing process through the life changes the Client faces. My job is to provide a safe place for change and growth to happen.
(417) 233-1045
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Springfield, MO 65804
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Tina M Morgan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I have been in private practice for 36 years and see individuals, families, adolescents and children. I believe people have the ability to make positive changes in their lives, given the tools to have better coping skills, enhanced self esteem, guidance with problem areas, and changing patterns of behaving and thinking, No matter how difficult the situation may seem, there is always a solution.
(417) 288-4337
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Springfield, MO 65804
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Denniese Dysart
Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, MAC
Verified
Verified
My name is Denniese Dysart and my goal is to provide a casual and welcoming atmosphere while assisting you to find your own path in personal discovery and wellness. On this course I will help you identify and cope more effectively with problems in daily living and to deal with inner conflicts which may disrupt your ability to function effectively. A very important aspect of counseling is the relationship that builds between the client and the counselor. This may be the only time and place where you can take front and center stage, be actually “heard”, and be in the presence of someone who is non-judgmental.
(417) 352-2250
Springfield, MO 65804
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Andrea Frey Metzger
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Whether you are struggling in your relationship, dealing with loneliness from the multiple issues we've dealt with the past year (pandemic, grief, trauma), or simply needing to process some things with someone objectively, I believe the therapeutic relationship can be a platform for deep transformation and continued growth.
(417) 212-5297
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Springfield, MO 65809
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Gail Herbert
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, PLPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, or life circumstances, therapy is a place to work through these issues, to find coping skills that work for you, and to move toward healing on a deeper level. What healing looks like for you is something you decide. Therapy is a place to work for what you want, while being in a place that is safe and supportive. It can help you find your answers to your questions and needs, through finding your strengths and developing them, and through seeing from a new perspective. It is a place where you are not alone.
(417) 308-8774
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Springfield, MO 65804
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Jennifer Schollars
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
Welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor currently accepting individual, family, and couples clients. I strongly believe in the human capacity for growth and healing. Using a warm, collaborative approach, I strive to provide a welcoming and supportive space for you to explore past experiences, address current stressors, and work toward goals for your future. My approach to therapy involves drawing on Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Practices. My goal is to join you where you are and create a customized treatment plan addressing your individual needs.
(417) 246-3911
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Springfield, MO 65804
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Ginger Holczer
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
As a licensed psychologist, I provide adult individual and couples therapy. I specialize in treating people who may need to change unhealthy patterns in their life, improve their relationships, explore life events that are affecting well-being, discover past issues that may be causing difficulty, and many other issues. Although I work with clients who have many different types of problems, I am also an AASECT-certified sex therapist and work with sexual health concerns. I welcome LGBT clients.
(417) 213-5839
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Springfield, MO 65804
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Robert E Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
There are several reasons why people feel stuck in their life story that prevent them from growing into the person they want to become... A past that continues to return to the present, patterns that are unbreakable alone, major life changes, uncontrollable circumstances, feelings of shame - the list goes on. I love working with clients looking to improve themselves, their relationships, and learn to face their struggles.
(417) 222-2788
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Springfield, MO 65804
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Zachary Downs
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CSAT, CMAT, EMDR
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
My clients are successful professionals who have areas in their lives that they feel have become chaotic, due to addiction, abuse, and trauma. I am a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) specializing in sex/porn addictions, partners of sex addicts, multiple addictions, trauma, abuse, and PTSD I have training from the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP).
(417) 986-2174
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Springfield, MO 65804
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Krystle Robinson Eckhart
Psychologist, PsyD, LP, HSP
Verified
Verified
I work with individuals with a wide range of concerns. My clinical specialties and interests include disordered eating, body image, obesity and weight loss, LGBTQ, gender identity, phase of life transitions, grief/loss, relationships, assertive communication, issues related to trauma/adverse life experiences, holistic health and wellness, self-compassion, and promoting self-awareness and insight. My background includes significant experience in the delivery of behavioral health care including individual psychotherapy and inpatient, intensive-outpatient, and outpatient groups. In addition to my experience with psychotherapy services, I also complete psychological assessments, provide supervision to pre-doctoral psychology interns, and consultation services.
(417) 238-0530
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Springfield, MO 65804
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Dr. Jeremy Allan Fowler
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
You are very welcome here, and thank you for visiting my profile! I am here to help you take that next and important step. Finding ways to improve your mental health can be difficult, challenging, and often confusing. This is especially true for those who have experienced something traumatic and overwhelming. Therapy can be life-changing for those struggling to recover or feel like themselves again after something terrible has happened and who are experiencing problems like anxiety, difficulty with sleep, anger, distant relationships, and unwanted thoughts about things that have happened. It doesn’t have to be this way forever.
(417) 510-5053
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Springfield, MO 65808
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Murrell Psychological Service
Psychologist, Psy D
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
In this grave hour in America's existence we need to help each other. When we work together we will find our own sources of strength and resolve to meet the challenges of our life. I have been doing EMDR since 1996 and have many techniques to resolve past traumas that cause anxiety. If you are looking for a psychologist with 35 years of professional experience, you may wish to make an appointment. If you have panic attacks, social anxiety, P.T.S.D., or depression then I'm sure I can be of significant help to you. Visit my website at www.murrellpsychologicalservice.com or visit www.healthgrades.com/rate/XPCS2 to see our reviews.
(417) 232-3946
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Springfield, MO 65802
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S Berlin Brahnam
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Most people do a good job weathering the storms of life but sometimes need a warm and safe heaven away from it all where they can sit down with someone, talk things through, and begin to understand the underlying sources of some of their difficulties in life. Sometimes people need only a little help to move on, and sometimes they need more time because they want to learn as much about themselves as they possibly can. I'm seeking clients who want objective, caring, non-judgmental help in learning more about themselves.
(417) 222-6392
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Springfield, MO 65804
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Alisha Ross
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC, EMDR
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I work with adolescents, adults, and families to break generational cycles. I guide and empower individuals to take back control of their lives and become their best self. I have had to overcome hardships that were placed in my life and through counseling, I was able to take back my life! I believe that every individual deserves a safe space to heal. I will provide an atmosphere where people are free to experience change. I believe change is capable of everyone. I believe in our scars telling our story of healing. I believe in growth, forgiveness, second, and third chances. I believe in people. I believe in hope.
(417) 815-7085
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Springfield, MO 65807
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Bobi Spilker
Counselor, MS, PLPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Sometimes we need someone to walk with & empower us. I will work with you to create effective improvements for the difficulties that you face. I am passionate about using a strength-based approach to create a safe space grounded in empathy, to collaborate with you to achieve your goals. Using evidenced-based practices and interventions that improve the challenges that brought you to therapy, we will work together cultivating meaningful growth and wellness.
(417) 212-5344
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Springfield, MO 65802
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Jacey L. Collins
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I know what it's like to feel broken, hopeless, and alone. I also know how it feels to come out of a season like that. One of my greatest passions is to walk alongside others facing challenges that they feel unequipped to handle. It takes courage to ask for help, especially with the negative stigma attached to therapy. I offer a safe and non-judgmental space to help adults and children find the strength to move forward. Wherever it is that you find yourself, know that you are not meant to go through it alone.
(417) 815-4185
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Springfield, MO 65804
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Erin Cerio
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified
Verified
I am passionate about educating clients and helping them rebuild their relationships with their bodies and food. I am adept at getting to the root of problems and helping clients develop effective coping skills for different life situations, triggers, and traumas.
(417) 275-3127
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Springfield, MO 65804
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Darryl J Schafer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Therapy is where you can say the words that aren't allowed to be said. While I see clients who are struggling with a variety of issues (depression; anxiety; relationship difficulties; and questions of meaning, purpose, and self), I specialize in working with those who have experienced religious trauma - those who have been deeply hurt by the messages they received as part of their religious experience and have not felt the freedom to tell their story. Clergy and laity alike need space to express and reflect upon their hurt, their sadness, their anger, their disappointment, and their doubts.
(417) 771-3942
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Springfield, MO 65804
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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.