Psychodynamic Therapists in Clifton, NJ

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Shira Freudenberger
Psychologist, PsyD
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I use a combination of psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral techniques.
As a licensed clinical psychologist, I have the training and experience to help you lead a more fulfilling and less challenging life. I believe that positive and lasting change can occur within the safety of the therapeutic environment. My immediate goal is to provide symptom relief and subsequently address any underlying causes and issues. My goal is to help you feel better and to be able to maintain those feelings long-term.
(973) 846-1307
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Clifton, NJ 07013
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Cynthia Mach
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
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I use a psychodynamic and/or humanistic approach with components of CBT, spirituality, ego-states, psychoeducation, sand tray and EMDR.
Looks like you're ready to begin your therapy journey. I am a trauma-informed therapist who works with a variety of clients 12+ who are experiencing 'dips' in their functioning or feeling 'stuck' and ready for some improvement in their well-being! Most of these challenges stem from anxiety, depression, relationship conflict/issues, self-esteem, attachment issues, lack of fulfillment, work/school-place problems, post-traumatic stress, etc. I value an authentic and empathetic approach to the therapeutic relationship to assist in you gaining self-awareness and insight, which can then create changes and make improvements in your days.
(848) 373-0580
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Clifton, NJ 07013
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Kelly Zanetich
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
My priority is to create a trauma-informed, LGBTQ+ affirming, culturally responsive, body positive space for you to heal and grow. I provide a mindfulness, attachment, and compassion-based approach that makes and holds space for all parts of you-thoughts, emotions, body, relationships, cultural experience, and inner wisdom. I'm trained in Mindfulness-Based Contemplative Psychotherapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Somatic Experiencing (SE), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples, and Relational Psychodynamic Therapy.
(201) 335-0454
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Clifton, NJ 07013
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Linda Friedricks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
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Join me on a journey of self discovery and empowerment. I provide a safe environment in which to understand the roots of your difficulties and to change self-defeating patterns of behavior, which interfere with work and intimate relationships. I love my work and continue to learn so much from the courageous people I work with as they struggle to make changes in their lives. I have 30+ years of experience working with individuals and couples. My treatment approach may include psychodynamic psychotherapy and cognitive behavioral therapy.
(973) 850-4279
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Clifton, NJ 07011
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Jacqueline Berliner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
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My orientation blends psychodynamic , relational, cognitive behavioral, mind-body, trauma informed and mindfulness approaches to help people understand, accept, change and heal.
Life can sometimes feel and be very complicated. As a psychotherapist in private practice for 25 years, I work with adults, adolescents, families and couples. The way I approach working with people is to create a compassionate, intelligent, non-judgemental, therapeutic space where a person can feel safe, heard and understood. A person can then be more at ease with talking about their concerns and problems in an authentic and meaningful way. I welcome people from diverse backgrounds, ethnicities and family structures.
(973) 607-2057
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Mindful Therapeutic Solutions LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
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My name is Carlo and I am a licensed clinical social worker. My therapeutic approach is to actively listen to gain an understanding of you as a whole person. This is done with the goal of attaining an awareness not only of the issues you face but the strengths you possess which can be tapped into to help enact a collaboratively-developed and individualized plan of action that facilitates reaching your short and long term mental health and personal goals. Depending on the needs and goals of the client, I typically use interventions based in Cognitive-Behavioral, Mindfulness, Psychodynamic and Solution Focused therapies.
(973) 221-8523
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Hunter Tarvin: Adults
Licensed Social Worker, MSW, LSW
Verified
Verified
I help clients navigate anxiety, depression, grief, low self-esteem, recovery from trauma, relationship issues, and familial issues. With individuals, I use a psychodynamic approach focusing on CBT, DBT, Narrative Therapy, and Emotionally- Focused Therapy (EFT) all through a strength-based lens. I use the Gottman Method in my work with couples. See my calendar and book appointments here: resolutioncounseling.clientsecure.me
(201) 632-5554
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Monique Hope
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
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1 Endorsed
The success of the Therapeutic Journey is measured by a person coming through the door to the session feeling uncertain, unsure and directionless but leaving out of the door with an improved sense of confidence, certainty, purpose and direction. Through regular sessions, you will begin to heal and develop a heightened sense of self-awareness. I employ insight-oriented and strengths-based approaches to help guide your journey. The goal is to assist you in eliminating maladaptive behaviors, and altering the patterns that keep you feeling stuck. The journey towards wholeness and wellness begins with a free consultation call.
(862) 259-6215
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Clifton, NJ 07013
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Allyson Kloss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
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Are you experiencing unbearable levels of anxiety? Do you go to sleep at night wondering how you got through another day? Is trauma from your past seeping into your everyday life? Do you want to be present in relationships but feel too preoccupied with your own "stuff" to get out of your head? Do you feel stuck in vicious cycles of anxiety and pain? Are you frozen in the fight, flight or freeze response, suffering from a nervous system that just can't relax? I specialize in anxiety and trauma work, and my focus is on a comprehensive approach for permanent relief. I look forward to getting to know you and creating a customized plan.
(973) 834-6829 x101
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Clifton, NJ 07012
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Jared Tactuk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
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I am a bilingual (Spanish & English) licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with over 10 years of mental health experience. Life often presents individuals with circumstances that are difficult to navigate. I will work with you to address challenges and overcome obstacles toward fulfilling your potential. We will explore your patterns of behavior, their origins, and their usefulness or counter-productiveness to facilitate your achieving healthy and effective approaches. Focusing on your feelings and perceptions and how they affect your behavior, you will develop effective skills for achieving success.
(862) 314-5221
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Clifton, NJ 07014
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Alison Baxter
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
At New Jersey Psychology Associates, we provide caring, culturally competent, professional assessment and therapeutic services tailored to fit your needs. We offer in-person therapy sessions or telehealth sessions. With high standards, we assure that you receive competent, ethical, and efficient services. No matter what problem you may be struggling with, we are here to help. Please contact us at 551-203-1515 or by e-mail at njpsychologyassociates@gmail.com.
(551) 203-1515
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Clifton, NJ 07013
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Northeast Family Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
Verified
I have over 3 years experience with the privilege and pleasure of providing clinical assessment and therapeutic care to children, adolescents, families, adults and couples seeking help with anxiety, depression, ADHD, anger, trauma and stressor related disorders, grief, life transitions, and family separation within child welfare systems. Practicing with a trauma-informed lens, I empower clients to increase their self-awareness and personal strengths to have more meaningful life experiences.
(862) 420-0645
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Clifton, NJ 07012
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Stacy Ward
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As a telehealth therapist, I hope to be accessible to clients throughout the state of NJ. I believe life is full of ups and downs. I am here to help you navigate the challenges that you may be facing with compassion, understanding, and of course, some humor. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I understand the challenges of finding and being yourself. I use a strengths based perspective and will tailor my clinical approach on what you need to reach your goals. You have all the answers that you need, I am just a guide to help you find what you seek.
(862) 288-7729
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Clifton, NJ 07013
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Clarice Perdomo
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
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1 Endorsed
We are here to support you on your path of hope and healing! Estamos aquí para apoyarte en tu camino de esperanza y sanación!
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Clifton, NJ 07011
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Kristen Petullo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, L, C, S, W
Verified
Verified
Life is a journey. Sometimes the path is clear, and at times we may encounter twists and turns that can feel difficult to endure and impossible to manage. Maybe you’re feeling sad, lonely, lack motivation and not sure why. Perhaps you find that you worry more than the average person. Perhaps you are coping in ways that aren’t helping such as overeating, excessive alcohol use, or feel like you have nowhere to turn. Whether you’re having difficulty adjusting to a major life transition or just simply feeling overwhelmed, you're not alone. Together, we will identify the areas that are keeping you stuck so you can thrive.
(973) 834-6690
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Clifton, NJ 07013
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Richard Eli Zilka
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
All relationships rupture...but not all relationships repair. A couple's ability to safely and effectively repair their ruptures, and heal their pain, is an essential ingredient to any healthy long-term connection. In my office, I meet a great variety of people and relationship types; some are merely dating, while others are already engaged, or have begun the marital journey... and yet others are anywhere from 10-50 years into their marriage. What unites them all is the great human need and desire to feel understood, seen, safe, loved, and held.
(973) 359-5887
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Clifton, NJ 07012
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Devora Burnstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hi, my name is Devora Burnstein. As a licensed social worker, I primarily work with adults, adolescents, and children of various backgrounds who are feeling stressed, anxious, and are overwhelmed by life changes. I am passionate about working with individuals to help them better understand their emotions and behaviors and help them navigate the difficulties that they are experiencing in their lives. My immediate goal is to provide symptom relief and subsequently address any underlying causes and issues. My goal is to help clients feel better and be able to maintain those feelings long-term.
(973) 620-7065
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Clifton, NJ 07012
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Danielle Zimmerman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
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Do you feel overwhelmed at times, with emotions that feel too much to handle? Do you have difficulty maintaining meaningful relationships? Do you struggle with feeling not good enough? Do you or someone you love struggle with addiction?
(973) 556-2981
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Clifton, NJ 07013
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Mariam Rothfritz, Ph.D. and Associates
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
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1 Endorsed
People often come to my practice when their problems seem daunting and discouraging. They have often tried solving their problems on their own but despite their well-meaning efforts still find themselves facing the same problems and repeating the same patterns. If you are reading this, chances are you are either feeling stuck or are in a difficult point in your life. You are in the right place. Therapy can be of great help by helping you pinpoint the issues that need to be worked on and challenging you to make choices that will lead to a more fulfilling life.
(973) 988-4241
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Clifton, NJ 07013
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Leah Cunningham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
While every journey through this life is unique, know that you are not alone on the path to seeking wellness. You are taking the critical first step by being here now, taking action to advocate for your own well-being. You are the expert on your own life, but that doesn’t mean you have to navigate it alone. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness; it is a sign of strength and the first step on a journey toward self-acceptance and personal growth.
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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.