Psychodynamic Therapists in Pennington, NJ

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Sandra Weldon LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My approach utilizes cognitive behavioral techniques, Psychodynamic Therapy, mindfulness, Neuro-linguistic Programming, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, & interactive solution-focused & client-centered therapies.
I am firm believer in the philosophy that the only constant in life is change. I work together with my patient to allow them to recognize that accepting change is an important quality for a successful and happy life. I value specifically tailoring a treatment plan to the individual to ensure we have a compassionate and understanding relationship on the road towards personal betterment/growth. I treat children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. I also provide counseling to couples and families.
(609) 422-5270
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Pennington, NJ 08534
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Alex Epply-Schmidt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, MSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
When working with immediate areas of concern for clients, I use techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to help clients develop problem-solving skills, determine personal goals and reduce stress and anxiety. For clients addressing unresolved difficult past experiences, I use psychodynamic Attachment Theory. I have a particular interest in helping adolescents develop insights and skills to create a personally meaningful life. I have experience working with clients with anxiety, depression, academic stress, and relationship difficulties.
(609) 403-3715
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Pennington, NJ 08534
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Tina Montagna-Tate
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, ATR-BC, LPC
Verified
Verified
I have an eclectic style, informed by my graduate and post-graduate training in psychodynamic theory, creative arts in therapy, family systems theory and the application of Cognitive Behavioral techniques.
I'm a licensed professional counselor with over 20 years of clinical experience providing highly individualized, effective treatment for a wide range of emotional, psychological and adjustment related concerns. Being a seasoned clinician, I have a deep knowledge base, with training in many therapeutic theories. This allows me to develop interventions that will best assist you in reaching your goals.
(609) 957-6920
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Pennington, NJ 08534
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Emily Gilmore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Offering in-person and virtual sessions! I come with a curiosity about attachment and early stages of development. My treatment approach is to help restore connection to yourself and your relationships through psychodynamic and trauma-informed therapies. Many people share how their negative beliefs, emotional discomfort and physical disturbance can “feel stuck” in their mind and nervous system. I work with clients to resolve present day problems and longstanding patterns in their lives (anxiety, phobias, PTSD, Depression and so on.) through the integration of mind, body and brain processing techniques.
(609) 755-3221
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Pennington, NJ 08534
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Karyn Bristol
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I also have training in the most researched and effective psychotherapies-- Psychodynamic Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
I have over 20 years of experience helping adolescents, adults, and couples navigate difficult times, confusing and debilitating feelings, and complicated relationships. My treatment approach starts with the client--with the belief that everyone is exquisitely unique--and therefore therapy is not one-size-fits-all. I believe that being genuine with clients is essential; in my office you will find a healing conversation, not talking to a stone wall.
(508) 214-4216
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Ann R Favaloro
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
My work with clients shows me that a balance of psychodynamic and mindfulness-based approaches can be life changing.
My practice offers caring and knowledgeable support. It takes courage to pursue therapy, so I provide a warm and non-judgmental environment in which effective therapy can take place. Areas of specialty include anxiety, depression, postpartum depression, grief and loss, life transitions and relationship issues. In my practice I help you to consider and honor your whole self : mind, body emotions and spirit. Different approaches are called for at different times in life. Sometimes you just need extra support and coping strategies to get through a rough time, or sometimes going deeper to gain insight will transform old patterns.
(609) 357-4838
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Pennington, NJ 08534
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Amy Herzog-Woods
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I use an integrative relational style that incorporates both psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral techniques.
I am a licensed, clinical psychologist specializing in the prevention, treatment, and recovery of all eating disorders. Additional specialities include anxiety, depression, cutting, loss, illness and relationship issues. I work with children, adolescents, and adults, including both individual and family/marital sessions.
(917) 525-4864
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Julia A. Little
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My practice blends traditional Psychodynamic "Talk Therapy" with aspects of Strengths-Based, CBT, Mindfulness, and Narrative techniques according to each client's needs.
There are times in life we all need someone to talk to. Whether you struggle with anxiety or depression or are trying to cope with a recent change or loss, no concern is too big to work through together. I will provide a safe, comfortable, private space for you to unload your worries, untangle your conflicts, and plan and dream for your future. Most importantly, I will listen to you, respect you, and care about you. I look forward to hearing your story, and helping you craft the next chapter.
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Creative Arts Therapies Services, LLC
ATR-BC, LCAT, LPC
Verified
Verified
What is Art Therapy? This is the number one question asked of me. Briefly, as defined by the American Art Therapy Association (AATA), "Art therapy is a mental health profession in which clients, facilitated by the art therapist, use art media, the creative process, and the resulting artwork to explore their feelings, reconcile emotional conflicts, foster self-awareness, manage behavior and addictions, develop social skills, improve reality orientation, reduce anxiety, and increase self-esteem. A goal in art therapy is to improve or restore a client's functioning and his/her sense of personal well-being." The creative process lends itself readily to meeting the individual where they are at in the present moment. My personal style mirrors this. I utilize both the non-verbal and verbal processes to facilitate understanding, awareness and growth. My particular areas of expertise are grief/loss, attachment issues (i.e.foster care/adoption), trauma, mood instability, and disordered personality.
(609) 336-4003
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Pennington, NJ 08534
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Mark R Dell
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
After some thorough reconsideration of the current socio-cultural landscape, I have decided to focus my efforts on those disillusioned, displaced, and depressed young adults who struggle with three attributes that are necessary (if not imperative) to live a fulfilling life: Self-reliance, Self-sufficiency, and Self-governance. I believe that the facilitation of these realistic, accountable, and disciplined attributes will only create a much more valuable and enlightening existence.
(609) 439-4175
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Pennington, NJ 08534
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Lise Deguire
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I am a Clinical Psychologist, and have been working with clients for over 30 years. In addition to years of experience, I bring a balance of careful listening, warmth, respectful feedback and skill building to my work with clients. I work with individuals and couples, and would be glad to speak with you about your concerns.
(609) 778-4704
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Pennington, NJ 08534
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Phil Lane
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am a passionate and devoted advocate for mental health. After studying English at the undergraduate level, I received my master’s degree in social work. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I aim to help clients through challenges and always approach therapy and the therapeutic relationship from a position of empathy and understanding. I believe that all clients have a unique life story and that it is within this story that healing begins. Using a client-centered approach, my goal is to be a fellow traveler with the client through whatever unique challenges or problems present themselves.
(908) 402-1026
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Pennington, NJ 08534
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Jocelyn Cooper
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCADC, CCS
Verified
Verified
You can do hard things... that’s what lead you here! Welcome. I hope you feel proud of ‘showing up’ today. We all want and deserve to feel seen; yet it is often uncomfortable for us to invite in vulnerability and allow others to see us, genuinely and authentically as we are. Sometimes, it’s even hard for us to see and accept ourselves. I believe strong therapeutic alliances and environments foster safe and brave space to explore existential questions, sit with thoughts and feelings, challenge internalized messages, societal norms, expectations and systems that cause us to feel boxed in.
(609) 403-3741
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Pennington, NJ 08534
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Sarah Brangwynne
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMHC, BC-DMT
Verified
Verified
Welcome! I am so glad you are taking the first steps to feeling better. Whether you are suffering from relationship struggles, depression, anxiety, loss, trauma or just need someone to talk to about your life, I welcome you to reach out to see if my services and treatment are right for you. I offer traditional psychotherapy, expressive therapy, and holistic coaching depending on what is needed. My specialty is women’s reproductive mental health and wellness and I am also completing advanced training in grief, loss, and trauma. I see adults and older teens with a variety of problems and needs.
(609) 928-7638
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Pennington, NJ 08534
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Jonathan H. Mack
Psychologist, PsyD , ABN, FACPN
Verified
Verified
Our practice specializes in neuropsychological and psychological assessment for learning disabilities, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, traumatic brain injury and medical legal and forensic assessment, including child custody, fitness for duty and psychological and neuropsychological damages evaluations. We also specialize in treatment of PTSD, anxiety, dissociative disorders and traumatic brain injury. As well as testing we do psychotherapy, biofeedback, neurofeedback, EMDR, cognitive rehabilitation, and medical referral as appropriate and as needed.
(609) 554-1237
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Pennington, NJ 08534
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Camille A Bloomberg
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCADC, SAC, CPS
Verified
Verified
Issues: Behavioral issues, Coping Skills, Divorce, Family Conflict, Grief, Peer relationships, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self esteem, Stress, Codependency, Addiction issues, Depression, Anxiety, Life transitions, Martial and Premarital, Parenting, Substance Abuse and Career counseling.
(609) 483-4940
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Pennington, NJ 08534
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Michael Alex Rodriguez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
What if you stopped giving fear so much power? Fear tells you to shy away from what you truly want and to censor who you actually are. Over time, hiding and lying can make it hard for you to feel certain about what you want so you wait around for people to tell you what to do. It’s become easy to depend on others to make decisions for you. But you realize that this is not the life you want to lead. You want to trust in yourself and not constantly rely on others for reassurance. You want to be you and I’m here to help you get there.
(609) 245-6207
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Pennington, NJ 08534
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Jessica Flint
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
It's hard to ask for help, so you have taken a really good first step in finding help and feeling better. A significant piece of meaningful and effective therapy is the relationship you have with your therapist. When it's the right fit, therapy can be a wonderful part of your life and can lead to feeling more grounded, confident and empowered. I am grateful to be in this work. It is a privilege to hear the stories of my clients and be a part of their journey.
(609) 789-8477
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Pennington, NJ 08534
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Comprehensive Mental Health Services
Psychologist
Verified
Verified
Comprehensive Mental Health Services was founded in 1987. Since its beginning our plan has been to combine the personal attention of a private practice with the strength of a larger organization. Accordingly, we employ a broad range of clinicians, we offer a wide range of services and -within the practice- we contribute to one another's work.
(609) 303-5010 x61
Pennington, NJ 08534
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Brittany Murasky
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CATP, CCTP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
At my practice, Best of You, I am committed to partnering with my clients to assist them in evolving into the best possible version of themselves. This collaborative process begins with a focus on building a strong therapeutic alliance grounded in trust and acceptance. I will provide you with a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental space to identify and explore patterns of thinking and behavior that no longer serve you. I will assist you in harnessing your resilience whether it be to bravely face past trauma, break unhealthy patterns in your relationships, or connect to yourself and others in a more meaningful way.
(609) 913-2110
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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.