Psychodynamic Therapists in Kalispell, MT

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Christine Hurst
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Trained in Psychodynamic therapy, my goal is to help understand how the past influences the present.
Do you feel overwhelmed? Is your relationship feeling stuck or unfulfilling? Do you wonder if you have anxiety and/or depression? Fear, sadness,and loneliness are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Many individuals experience symptoms associated with changes in their life, planned or unforeseen. Often our relationships can impact or add to these emotions. The struggles of navigating our relationships is not something we are born with knowing how to do. This includes how to parent or stepparent.
(406) 407-9183
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Kalispell, MT 59901
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Todd W Cardin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LAC
Verified
Verified
I continually acquire post-graduate training in a variety of evidence-based therapies including dialectical behavioral therapy, addictions treatment, and the psychodynamic school of thought.
I have worked for three decades with individuals seeking to overcome a wide variety of issues related to addiction, depression, anxiety, establishing a sense of identity and purpose that feels good to them, forming healthy habits, achieving intimacy and maintaining relationships, attaining life goals, and overcoming many forms of trauma. I have worked with adolescents, adults, families, couples, combat veterans, professional athletes, medical professionals, as well as adolescents and adults with diverse ethnic, indigenous, sexual, gender, and cultural identities. It is such an honor to assist in the discovery of personal truths.
(406) 607-6339
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Kalispell, MT 59901
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Megan Baker Welles
Counselor, MA, LCPC, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My approach reflects my studies in somatics, family systems, attachment, neuroscience, mindfulness, and psychodynamic theory.
The health of you and your family are of the utmost importance. It takes courage to seek support during a time of stress and I meet this courage with my expertise, presence, and respect for your unique life experience. Utilizing my integrative approach to therapy, while working together to develop a therapeutic relationship, allows for the opportunity to work through current challenges, heal past wounds, and explore new possibilities for the future.
(406) 235-1566
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Kalispell, MT 59901
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Abbe McClenahan
Counselor, MA, MBA, LMFT, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
When working with trauma, childhood and relationship issues I typically use a psychodynamic and attachment based approach to uncover unconscious motives and defenses to bring awareness to issues driving behavior and reactions.
Do you need support to improve your mental and emotional state of being? I am honest, loving, direct and non-judgmental; with a calling to help others by bringing awareness to what is causing mental suffering to facilitate healing. Services offered include a blend of various therapeutic modalities. One size does not fit all and I work uniquely with each client based on their specific need, emotional and psychological ailment, and temperament. Play therapy techniques are utilized when working with children. I am professionally trained in Somatic therapy used in treating trauma/PTSD and mindfulness techniques for stress reduction.
(406) 313-3314
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Christy Franklin Professional Services
Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC, CCTP
Verified
Verified
Currently accepting new clients. Are you experiencing anxiety, depression, trouble sleeping, racing thoughts, feeling overwhelmed, worries, feeling a loss of control or panic attacks? Experiencing relationship issues? I do marriage, couples, partner counseling and I am trained using Emotionally Focused Therapy which is the gold standard for treating marriage and famiy issues. I also treat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), PTSD, trauma, depression, grief, communication issues, conflict resolution, and relationship issues. I work from an interactive, two-way dialogue model, and will give you education, skills and tools for change.
(406) 407-9479
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Kalispell, MT 59901
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Kathren Gonzalez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
There’s an idea by Carl Rogers - unconditional positive regard- which means “accepting and respecting others as they are without judgment”. That’s what you deserve and that’s what I hope to offer you. Saying yes to therapy is a huge step. I’d like to provide a safe and welcoming space as you begin, or continue, your mental health journey. We all have our history, we all have our experiences which, in ways, have made us who we are today. Sometimes there are things in our history that make us feel unworthy, lost, hopeless. I can tell you now, it doesn’t have to stay that way.
(406) 407-9322
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Kalispell, MT 59901
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Bradley Arthur Nelson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I work to create a safe emotional space for clients to be able to open up to themselves and be honest with themselves on a deeper level. I never use shame or judgement to push clients into change. I work with my client where they are and who they are to help dismantle shame, family trauma, societal trauma, and unconscious motivations. I enjoy working within diversity, this includes all religions, races, ethnicities, nationalities, sexualities, genders, etc. If you are looking for a kind, accepting, and affirming space, my office may be right for you.
(406) 412-2799
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Kalispell, MT 59901
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Darrick Fishel
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I believe all individuals have the ability for monumental change and growth within themselves. My role is to provide a safe, supportive, and therapeutic environment that is targeted to meet my client's individual needs and strengths. I have empathy and respect for the individuals that I work with. I believe the relationship that we build provides the paths for working through whatever may be blocking growth.
(406) 545-6372
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Kalispell, MT 59901
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Willcoxon Psychological Services
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I work with children, teens and adults across the lifespan providing individual, couples and family therapy, psychological assessment and consultation. My overall mission is to help clients to 1) understand, articulate, and negotiate their particular challenges such that they can cope and overcome; and 2) identify and achieve their personal goals and live congruently with their values and aspirations. I have worked in private, school and medical settings in urban and rural parts of the country including Los Angeles, Chicago, Arizona and Indiana. I am happy to offer services in my new adopted home, Northwest Montana.
(406) 534-7260
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Kalispell, MT 59901
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Anchored Hope Therapeutics LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, SWLC
Verified
Verified
I am Rebecca and I am excited you have found my page. Do you often feel weighed down by feelings of grief and loss? Do you feel as though anxiety and past traumas have created barriers within your personal or professional life? Do you find yourself not knowing what steps to take next? If any of these ring true for you, please reach out to me. Together we can work towards the root causes of your difficulties within a respectful, safe, and accepting environment.
(406) 296-5572
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Kalispell, MT 59901
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Colleen M Turk
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, PCLC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
“You are the most delightful child in all the world. Having you around just lights up my day.” For many of us, these statements do not resonate with our childhood experience. For others, childhood trauma left visible scars. And yet the child brain is wired for growth in an environment of unconditional love and acceptance.
(406) 929-1518
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Kalispell, MT 59901
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Heidi Reynolds
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCATP
Verified
Verified
I specialize in helping individual adults with relationship issues, developing healthy boundaries, assertive communication, and setting goals that improve their daily lives. I also have training in treating anxiety and depression with the use of psychoeducation, CBT, DBT, and additional treatment approaches. I take a holistic approach to therapy that encompasses both mind and body awareness for best results.
(406) 407-9104
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Kalispell, MT 59901
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Dr. Timothy Corson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Tim Corson is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 30 years of experience in understanding and treating the hardships, struggles and adversities humans experience growing across their lifespan. Dr. Corson specializes in therapeutic services for children, adolescents, young adults, parents and families; as well as offering individual adult and couple service. Dr. Corson is also available for supervision of mental health professionals. I believe in the natural need for attachment, community engagement, maturational development and healthy support from the collective members of our families, neighbors and providers.
(406) 306-1753
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Kalispell, MT 59901
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Autumn Benedetti
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, TCTSY-F, E-RYT
Verified
Verified
I work therapeutically with folks of all ages and backgrounds who are experiencing issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship problems, trauma and abuse, self-esteem, grief and loss, and transitional life stressors. I work carefully, thoughtfully, and with compassionate focus, tailoring treatment modalities to meet each person's specific needs, goals, and circumstances. All modalities and offerings are person-centered, inviting individuals to have their own organic, authentic experience, and to trust their innate wisdom.
(406) 282-8407
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Kalispell, MT 59901
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Allyson Norwood Bush
Counselor, ATR-BC, LCPC, LCAT
Verified
Verified
In art therapy, we make things together to create a bridge to communication, sometimes staying in the metaphor, and other times using the art product as a jumping off point for verbal discussion. When using narrative therapy, we find new and creative ways to look at old, unproductive stories. We create goals together. I provide the solid, predictable framework and ongoing support, as well as parent coaching. We create opportunities for deep insight, meaningful growth and healthy risk-taking.
(406) 284-0573
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Kalispell, MT 59901
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Stefan Bean
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I approach every client with concern for immediate difficulties and symptoms, but also believe that one of the central tasks of therapy is to gain self knowledge and understanding. Other important therapeutic outcomes might include acknowledging emotion, understanding avoidance, and identifying behavioral and relationship patterns. Research studies consistently demonstrate that focusing on relationships (past and present) increases the likelihood that therapeutic work will be effective.
(406) 445-0723
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Kalispell, MT 59901
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Whole Health Healing, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
You’re leaning in and putting in the effort, but for some reason, old habits keep coming up that hold you back. You are keeping those plates spinning, but you also feel like you’re spinning your wheels, and you’re drained from the effort. Now, most of the time, you’re left unsure how to get out of your rut or how to best fulfill your wants and needs.
(406) 407-9488
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Mary Alexine
Counselor, MA, LCPC, LAC
Verified
Verified
The decision to enter into a counseling relationship can be a heroic step in your life journey. Perhaps you are having difficulty managing your mood, recently suffered a loss, or are negatively impacted by deeply held beliefs. More specific help may be desired in addressing such things as relationship issues, parenting struggles, life transitions, attaining life goals, grief, trauma, depression, anxiety, building meaning in your life, or adoption issues. The counseling services that I offer can provide you with insights into behavior and thought patterns that no longer serve you. Our work together can propel insight into action.
(406) 607-6351
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Kalispell, MT 59901
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Greg Windham
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
Verified
My approach with my clients is based on a pragmatic intuitive approach, customized to individual needs. My goal is to assist my clients in finding and tailoring tools to aid them in becoming the best person they can be on a daily basis. I strive to help individuals develop the strength to overcome interpersonal challenges, relational difficulties, and life crises. I believe that strong marriages and supportive families are vital to the ability to recover from personal crises and regain hope which can promote life-long change.
(406) 235-1658
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Kalispell, MT 59901
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Compass Therapeutics, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, CM
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My practice is client-centered, honest, and empathetic to my client's concerns. Trust is the major factor that enables clients to talk about what is at the heart of their problems, and we spend the time necessary to develop that trust. I view the therapeutic relationship as collaboration with my client on a unique journey towards self-enhancement, wellness, and goal attainment. I want to help empower you to overcome your personal obstacles with a compassionate and respectful approach in a safe place where you can share and build self-awareness as we work together to change.
(406) 407-9186
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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.