Psychodynamic Therapists in Hillsborough, NC

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Claudia Shapiro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I offer play therapy, both child-centered and more directive activities, as well as psychodynamic and evidence-based approaches (DBT) with older clients.
I am passionate about working with children, adolescents, and families on a variety of issues, including but not limited to behavioral issues, anxiety, depression, adoption/foster care, trauma, and family stress. While I provide therapy to child and adolescent clients, I offer research-based parenting strategies for parents to support the child's treatment goals.
(919) 296-0718
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Hillsborough, NC 27278
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Leigh Egeghy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I work from a psychodynamic and relational model.
I AM NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. People's reasons for seeking therapy are as varied as the individuals themselves. For some, therapy is part of a broader approach to life in which insight and inner work are seen as core elements to living well and expansively. For others, the step to seek therapy is taken out of pain and suffering and after much deliberation. At times our internal experiences are so painful, they prevent us from fully engaging in our lives and relationships. Therapy can help you learn to hold with care and confidence all your thoughts, feelings and memories while moving through life in a meaningful way.
(919) 701-5397
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Merideth Tomlinson
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified
Verified
One of my goals as your therapist would be to provide a relationship of trust, respect and warmth. I want to understand your frame of reference, needs and goals, and tailor my work with you accordingly. To do this, I draw from a wide array of traditions and skills, including psychodynamic therapies, hypnosis, Cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness/meditation training, EMDR, Trauma therapy, relational work, and dream work.
(919) 648-2173
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Hillsborough, NC 27278
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Ben Willcott
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA
Verified
Verified
I have trained in a variety of modalities including contemporary cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic , and experiential.
I work with adolescents, adults, couples and families on a range of things, from family and relationship issues to life transitions, depression and anxiety, grief, larger existential questions, and other things. A particular focus is helping people in crisis manage and make meaning from difficulties. My approach to therapy is supportive, relational, and client-centered, with a focus on how things manifest themselves in the here and now. More than anything, I try to create a safe space for tuning in to feelings, finding balance, healing, and working on change.
(833) 302-3578
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Leslie Smith
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I use a blend of psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral techniques, tailored to the individual person.
I believe my role as a therapist is to provide a safe, supportive space where you can talk over your difficulties, and I in turn provide perspective, insight, and creative problem-solving strategies. With over 20 years of experience, I have many therapeutic approaches available. Past clients have told me that they appreciate my ability to listen reflectively but still provide active feedback and ideas that allow them to see a new angle on their problems and begin to change. I can be most helpful with relationship issues and with anxiety and depression. I have particular specialties in helping women with mid-life transition issues.
(984) 464-7993
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Diane S Obeid
Counselor, MEd, LCMHCA, LCASA, NCC
Verified
Verified
Attachment trauma results in feeling unlovable, damaged, and unable to trust. It can lead to complex PTSD in adults, prevent you from feeling valued, and negatively impact your relationships. You want to heal from the pain and overcome the fear, yet you can't quite figure out how. You're here because you know you need help to find your voice, create a path forward, and navigate some of the challenges you're facing. You're tired of feeling unheard, invalidated, and unworthy. I'm not only here to listen, but also to support you as you begin to heal.
(919) 648-1936
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Hillsborough, NC 27278
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Simon Spire
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LCSWA
Verified
Verified
I partner with adults of all ages who are seeking psychotherapy within a setting that’s able to hold the fullness of who they are and the larger arc of their path. Located on Pickards Mountain at the edge of Chapel Hill, I describe my approach as depth-oriented, contemplative, and somatic. Terms such as mindfulness-based and experiential could also apply, though I often simply call my approach soulcentric. Why? Because the word soul points to the deeper dimensions of one’s life. It evokes the rich, sometimes hidden currents running through our lives and orients us toward our ever-unfolding authenticity and path.
(919) 891-8269
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Hillsborough, NC 27278
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(Michael) Jason Wesson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCAS
Verified
Verified
**Waitlist Currently** I am highly experienced with those who find themselves stuck in unproductive or damaging patterns of thinking or actions and have been unable to move forward, even with other professional help. The feedback I receive from fellow providers and clients is that I have a high success rate of treatment and recovery. I believe that outpatient psychotherapy is a process of collaboration that provides a stable, supportive environment for achieving psychological wellness. Each of us are unique and the best expert on the stressors in our daily life.
(984) 205-8501
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Marty Weems
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Sometimes we struggle and need help finding our way back to the life we want to live. We may experience feelings of anxiety, depression, hopelessness, and guilt. As a therapist, I aim to create a safe space for my clients to explore their feelings and experiences, and ultimately move towards the things they value. My practice is rooted in compassion, acceptance, and non-judgement. As a LGBTQI affirming therapist, I also recognize the role that oppression plays in creating and maintaining psychological pain. As such, the queer community is a priority in my work.
(919) 629-0043
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Hillsborough, NC 27278
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Brittany Thompson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PLLC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe that we have all of the tools in us already to make the change we desire. Therapy can serve to identify and access those qualities, offering a place to create a safe relationship with another-- to explore and strengthen ones' sense of self, and to work through challenges because life can be tough. Do you have trouble liking yourself? Do you struggle with low confidence, anxiety or other intense emotions, such as shame or guilt? Do you find yourself really angry and not know why? Within my relational approach to treatment, I strive to find a balance, reduce suffering, and work toward the change the individual desires.
(919) 323-3832
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Hillsborough, NC 27278
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Aimee Vandemark
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed clinical social worker and I truly look forward to working with you. It can often be an overwhelmingly difficult decision to reach out for help and I appreciate the challenges that you may face. For the past twenty years I have worked in diverse settings with individuals wanting an emotional balance in their lives, or with parents and children to strengthen their relationship, but always with the common goal: to feel better! My therapeutic approach focuses on your strengths and work towards using those strengths to make desired changes in your life.
(919) 926-0146
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Hillsborough, NC 27278
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Jacob Long
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MEd, LCMHC, NCC
Verified
Verified
I am a psychodynamically-oriented psychotherapist that works with individuals experiencing relational difficulties and/or disruptions in their overall sense of self. Such concerns result in emerging or worsening psychological symptoms that are painful and difficult to manage. In addressing underlying mental conflicts and their associated compromises, I work with people to get behind their symptoms with the goal of developing more insight, self-agency, and a fuller life.
(919) 939-2399
Hillsborough, NC 27278
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James C. Carpenter
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified
Verified
Suffering draws us to consider therapy, much as it sends us to any doctor. The suffering therapy focuses on is emotional and existential (a LIFE that is out of whack). If you are considering therapy it means that you take your suffering seriously and wish to seek a more fulfilling life. You know instinctively that more is possible. I have many years of experience in helping people to develop greater strength and more fulfilling relationships.
(919) 234-5209
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Hillsborough, NC 27278
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Christopher Stephens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Psychotherapy is a collaborative experience in which you take an in-depth look at your life, perspectives and behaviors and explore what may or may not be working with a trained professional. Each individual experiences life in one's own unique way, with one's own set of personal values and goals. Sometimes life circumstances can create a conflict with a person's values. Sometimes people try their best and cannot change the way they feel. "Good people" can experience depression, anxiety, anger, grief, substance abuse, trauma and other circumstances, which, with the assistance of a trained professional, can be resolved.
(919) 249-7217
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John Riley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
On the surface; you seem fine, but inside, you have a self-critical voice that won’t let up. You have a lot of feelings that you feel deeply. This can be a strength but it can also leave you feeling confused about why others don't see what you see. Others may have told you that you are too sensitive but you also may be the person that they come to for advice or support. Maybe you have been hesitant to try counseling because you feel that you should be able to figure this out yourself.
(919) 583-6318
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Jane Vincent
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
My work is devoted to helping college students and adults achieve the fulfilling lives they aspire to. My clients struggle with different issues, including: -worries and anxiety; -being overwhelmed by stress and not knowing how to find peace; -depression and low self-esteem; -work problems; -grief; -problems with relationships and intimacy; -seeking meaning in their lives; and -a desire for spirituality and creativity. Since it's usually so hard to change our habitual ways of doing things and it takes courage, my work encourages humor and teaches self-compassion. What I offer to others is the opportunity to learn to love themselves.
(919) 929-9673
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Hillsborough, NC 27278
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Dr. Judy H Butler
Pastoral Counselor, PsyD, MDiv, SD
Verified
Verified
Have you ever made a choice and immediately asked yourself: "Why in the world did I do that?" Imagine if you had talked with someone you trusted before you made that choice. What a difference some compassion and understanding can make. Lighten your burden with someone to walk with you through your difficult life choices. Whether you're wrestling with a work-related challenge or a situation in your intimate relationship, I can offer you a safe space, a ready ear, and help with the choices you're trying to make. Feel heard, understood, and confident in your decisions. That's what therapy offers.
(336) 203-1279
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Hillsborough, NC 27278
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Alan W. Harper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Sometimes life is hard and you need help coping. Sometimes you get angry and you're not sure why or how to control it. Sometimes bad things happen and you can't get over it the way your friends and family expect you to. Maybe you don't really know what's going on, but you recognize that something isn't right. I want to help you figure out what isn't working in your life and get you to where you want to be.
(919) 267-2262
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Eileen Cleary
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MAEd, SEP, LPC
Verified
Verified
As a therapist my strength lies in creating a therapeutic relationship, which encourages transformation through enhanced awareness of self and others. My approach in therapy is experiential in nature. As we access emotional and somatic states where our beliefs are formed and stored; we can then release traumas and re-pattern beliefs and habits. Traumas and emotional experience are held in the body and often inaccessible through talking. So it is only by way of the body that we can achieve true and lasting healing. Through the integration of imagery, hypnosis and somatic focusing deep states of consciousness are accessed and healing is facilitated.
(252) 293-6299
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Hillsborough, NC 27278
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Carolyn R Craft
Counselor, PsyD, MDiv
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
When your thoughts or actions do not match your feelings, or you find that certain relationships are a problem, it could be time to explore what hidden patterns might be impacting your life. Because you are always in relationship to those in your world, whether family, work, or with a significant other; it is important to find ways to calm overwhelming emotions, overcome negative feelings, develop effective communication skills and discover the real issues in your life. In a non-invasive therapy environment, together we will build permanent resources to support you in being who you truly want to be.
(919) 429-7932
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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.