Psychodynamic Therapists in Ridgewood, NJ

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John Corbisiero
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I try to devise a treatment plan that is tailored to the individual, and to integrate psychodynamic principles with techniques from mindfulness-based cognitive therapy.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist in full-time private practice. I have had post-doctoral training in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, and have received certification in medical hypnosis. I work with a diverse patient caseload, dealing with the spectrum of anxiety disorders (panic, generalized anxiety, OCD), as well as depressive disorders, and stress-related conditions, including psychsomatic problems such as back pain. I also work extensively with patients with relationship issues, in both individual and couple therapy settings. I am also available for psychological testing, including intelligence and personality testing. In addition, I provide training in mindfulness and marital communication skills.
(201) 283-8012
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Ridgewood, NJ 07450
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Shari A Becker
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
My current approach to psychotherapy integrates knowledge I acquired from my traditional psychodynamic training, with wisdom I have acquired in more than a decade of practicing yoga and meditation.
It is my pleasure and privilege to work with individuals, couples and families in my Ridgewood private practice. Since receiving my Ph.D. in 1998, I have had the opportunity to offer psychotherapy to late teens and adults who are struggling with issues related to mood, anxiety, body image, self worth and relationships. I take a highly interactive approach to treatment, engaging with my patients as they explore the obstacles to their optimal spiritual, mental, physical and emotional well-being. Our goal, working together, is to turn those obstacles into opportunities for openness and integrity in personal and relationship issues.
(201) 512-8975
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Ridgewood, NJ 07450
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Laura Epstein Rosen
Psychologist, PhD
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My orientation tends to be eclectic, using both psychodynamic and family systems theory.
As a clinical psychologist with over 25 years experience in private practice, I specialize in working with couples and individuals around depression, relationship issues, and parenting. I am interested in the here and now of current relationships, but also pay attention to how past relationships and family history may play a role in current problems. I have a particular expertise in helping couples deal with affairs, infertility issues, adjustment to new parenthood and coping with children with special needs.
(201) 875-1134
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Ridgewood, NJ 07450
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Robin Kanen
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I use whichever combination of therapeutic modalities- psychodynamic , cognitive-behavioral, or couples therapy which would be most useful in achieving our goals.
As a licensed psychologist in practice for over 25 years, I have been so fortunate to have fostered personal growth and fulfillment in those I have worked with. I help people to build on their strengths in order to enjoy their lives. The first sign of strength is recognizing that there is a problem and coming for help. I work with people of all ages, but specialize in adolescents and young adults. I deal with a wide variety of emotional difficulties and have experience helping with adjustment to college and early adulthood, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and parenting concerns.
(201) 380-7283
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Ridgewood, NJ 07450
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Gloria Leder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have over 30 years of experience as a practicing clinician who uses a variety of treatment approaches, in order to provide you with the best possible outcome. My goal is to help you to navigate in any of the life experiences or situations that have created an impasse. I am interested in supporting you to achieve your best possible way of living. I work in a psychodynamic manner as well as a more direct solution focused paradigm. This can include using DBT, CBT, EMDR, and mindfulness. I see individuals and/or couples. I am strength based, in working with you to navigate towards healing.
(201) 984-1590
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Ridgewood, NJ 07450
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Stephen Andreopoulos
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I work comfortably with individuals, couples and adolescents/families. My style is interpersonal; I tend to give feedback and try to maintain a goal-oriented perspective. While my theoretical background is psychoanalytic/ psychodynamic , I draw from other perspectives, often integrating cognitive-behavioral techniques into the treatment. I am comfortable working with religious/spiritual concerns. I see developing a relationship with mutual trust and respect as the main vehicle and goal of psychotherapy.
(201) 264-3445
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Ridgewood, NJ 07450
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Shannon Santoro
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I utilize cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic approaches and am also trained in EMDR which can be helpful with treating trauma, anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues.
If you have aspects of your life that you would like to see improve or change, then you are in the right place. Almost everyone has things in their life that they would like to see change and therapy provides a great safe space for this. Together, we can work to help you gain insight into behavior patterns, which may be holding you back from living the life you want. We can also work to help you develop new coping skills and identify triggers to anxiety, depression, and anger.
(973) 287-4189
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Ridgewood, NJ 07450
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Susan Dickey Burleson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
My clinical approach is interpersonal and psychodynamic .
My 25 years of clinical experience have convinced me of the importance of feeling comfortable with your therapist and hopeful about therapy. If you are feeling anxious, depressed, or troubled by relationship or work issues, I can help you clarify your concerns, identify goals, and work toward both symptom relief and improved skills to deal with both current and future problems. In addition to individual psychotherapy with adults, I also enjoy helping adults with parenting skills, navigating normal life transitions and the challenges of change at all stages of life.
(201) 654-0480
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Ridgewood, NJ 07450
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Julia Rozin
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LPC
Verified
Verified
My approach is sourced from attachment, existential and humanistic theories, applied through Psychodynamic , Emotionally Focused and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Do you ever feel alone in a room full of people or lonely in what should be a loving relationship? Are you anxious or sad and don't know why (or maybe do)? If you struggle to connect, to trust, to reach out, to pursue what you desire or to stop doing what doesn't work, our work together will begin with creating a safe, open, inquisitive, and engaging relationship with me. I believe the connection and strong alliance with the therapist is essential for developing a secure base from which you can gain the confidence to understand yourself in new ways and to explore and pursue more meaningful changes professionally and relationally.
(718) 400-6808
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Ridgewood, NJ 07450
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Karen E Shaw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Psychotherapy is a practice of deep listening and understanding. I help people develop insight into their troubles and look into habitual patterns that may create obstacles to their life goals. Together, we identify these patterns, explore feelings, and put effective coping skills into practice. When working with children, my approach invites the family in. Parent coaching, which involves a neurobiological understanding, and psychodynamic insight are integral. Through play therapy I help children discover ways to communicate their experience. The purpose is to establish a connection that encourages growth and the sense that children have a positive impact in their world.
(917) 512-5764
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Ridgewood, NJ 07450
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Lance Stern LCSW, BCD
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
Verified
Verified
My approach working with individuals is primarily psychodynamic integrated with evidence based short term techniques.
I am a licensed Board Certified psychotherapist, regarded as intuitive, patient and kind. My diverse professional background in combination with my lifelong dedication to guiding others through emotional challenges has informed my unique empathetic approach to psychotherapy. I understand that most issues lie deep and it takes time for clients to work them through to find lasting relief. However, others might only need short term treatment, then I will address presenting problems to offer more immediate relief. My goal is to assist each client in finding comfort, perspective, stability and strategies to resolve inner conflicts.
(551) 224-0526
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Sandra Scott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, CAS, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My psychodynamic approach is compassion-focused and rooted in attachment theory and interpersonal neurobiology.
As unique as we each are, we share much in common; we desire a deeper sense of meaning, belonging and connection with others. We yearn for a life filled with more joy, compassion and self-worth. We want to heal old wounds, end self-destructive patterns and have loving, meaningful relationships with our romantic partners, families and friends. By sharing our stories with someone who is empathic, authentic and non-judgmental, we can overcome feelings of shame, fear and self-doubt. We will build a trusting relationship in a safe environment where you can gain insight and develop the tools to change self-sabotaging behavior.
(201) 244-4599
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Ridgewood, NJ 07450
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Nancy Fish
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, MPH
Verified
Verified
I have been in private practice for more than 20 years. I work in Northern New Jersey and provide short-term psychotherapy using psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and sensorimotor psychotherapy. I feel using an integrated model produces the best results. Every client is different so it's necessary to use multiple modalities --a one size fits all model does not work in therapy. I like working in partnership with clients. I am approachable, warm, nurturing and active in my sessions. I believe it's essential to be available to clients and return phone calls and emails on a timely basis
(201) 741-8138
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Bonnie J Lipeles
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
It has been my privilege to do the meaningful and fulfilling work of psychotherapy on a daily basis. In my 25+ years of experience, I have witnessed the profound effects that therapy can have in one's life, both internally and externally. My approach is to work collaboratively to help you achieve your goals using a variety of clinical techniques depending upon you and your situation. I have a foundation of doctoral and post-doctoral training in psychodynamic theory and technique, along with additional training throughout the years in more behaviorally oriented techniques and in couples therapy.
(201) 561-7268
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Ridgewood, NJ 07450
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Susan First
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have intensive training in intervention styles such as cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems, and psychodynamic treatment.
I am dedicated to helping individuals develop the skills to resolve interpersonal and psychological issues. I have specialty training in anxiety and depression, family therapy, grief/bereavement counseling, borderline personality disorder, and in health psychology; including pain and symptom management, anxiety reduction and adjustment to illness. I work with adolescents in the area of dealing with blended family issues, school avoidance, self harm and social anxiety. Regardless of the specific therapeutic issue, I take an individualized approach and focus on cultivating growth, insight and self-compassion.
(201) 425-1615
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Ridgewood, NJ 07451
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Mary Beth McGuinn, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LMSW, Author
Verified
Verified
My eclectic approach draws from Psychoanalysis, Psychodynamic , Gestalt, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Grief Recovery Work.
I am a seasoned therapist and a go to person when you are suffering with loss, relationship issues or going through transitions in your life. Worry, depression and anxiety are often a consequence. Feeling disconnected from life, you often feel powerless to make confident decisions. I use my expertise from my 20 years in a therapeutic practice to guide clients to be able to manage their lives, have less anxiety, and be more confident. Mastering techniques to take things down a notch, clients leave sessions with less tension and more hope for resolving what is on their minds.
(201) 580-3642
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Mara Zotta
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Psychologist working with children, adolescents and adults who are experiencing difficult life changes and stages. I work within a psychodynamic framework and I am interactive. I believe that to make changes today we need to explore the past to gain better understanding of ourselves. I encourage the exploration of relationships within the cultural context. I work with children, adolescents and adults with relationship issues, anxiety, depression, stress, family issues, and career issues.
(551) 333-5947
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Positive Living Psychological Services, LLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I believe that therapy is an opportunity for people to get the most out of life. It is a reflection of one’s courage to face familial changes, life stressors and significant emotional experiences. An overarching goal of my practice is to utilize one’s talents, strengths, creativity, wisdom and optimism to help individuals regain control of their complicated lives. As such, I utilize Cognitive Behavioral and Psychodynamic approaches. I find that Psychodynamic Therapy can be particularly beneficial for those who have lost meaning in their lives or have difficulty forming or maintaining relationships.
(551) 210-9163
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Danielle DeStefano
Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
My psychodynamic approach to treatment is relational, eclectic utilizing cognitive-behavioral therapy.
Growing up in the world today has become exceptionally challenging for our youth. With technology and social media, families are confronted with more adversity than ever before. In our journey toward healthy development and happiness, we are experiencing escalating levels of pressure to achieve and "fit-in", when, in reality, we are all seeking a sense of belonging. Many parents and their children are trying to cope with depression/anxiety, social conflict, including bullying, and often traumatic experiences or exposure to traumatic events, which manifest in self-destructive behavior, low self-esteem, and social isolation.
(551) 210-8699
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Steven Bottari
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I incorporate elements of cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, client-centered, and psychodynamic therapies depending upon the client and the nature of the presenting problem.
After obtaining a Ph.D. in School Psychology, I completed a Post-Doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology, working with adults. I subsequently entered private practice and worked with a very diverse client population. Issues I have treated include: depression, anxiety, PTSD/pain from accident and injury, ADHD, and relationship issues. After practicing for 15 years, I entered the business world and recently returned to clinical practice supplemented with years of business and life experience.
(732) 554-3073
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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.