Psychodynamic Therapists in New York, NY

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Andrea Sioris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10065  (Online Only)
Using a psychodynamic, relational and attachment-based approach, I work with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, people pleasing/niceness, codependency and relationship challenges.
Do you want to change how you feel, old patterns that are no longer serving you or your relationships with others? I am here to help you create meaningful and positive change in your life. Sessions will be collaborative, warm and nonjudgmental as we work together to help you achieve your therapeutic goals. I offer support, insight and practical, evidence-based tools to help you move forward and enable self-awareness from within.
Using a psychodynamic, relational and attachment-based approach, I work with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, people pleasing/niceness, codependency and relationship challenges.
Do you want to change how you feel, old patterns that are no longer serving you or your relationships with others? I am here to help you create meaningful and positive change in your life. Sessions will be collaborative, warm and nonjudgmental as we work together to help you achieve your therapeutic goals. I offer support, insight and practical, evidence-based tools to help you move forward and enable self-awareness from within.
(646) 542-0128 View (646) 542-0128
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Jen Rose Alexander
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
New York, NY 10011
I combine Psychodynamic principles with Strengths Based therapy, Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help you attain emotional well-being, improve your interpersonal relationships, and develop coping skills.
Step 1 is finding the right therapist for you. I encourage you to speak with a few to see how you might work together. Then let your gut decide. My job is to provide a safe space for you to be fully heard and supported, no matter what you are facing. Anxious? Depressed? Lost? I can help you to better understand your feelings and make sense of them in a new way. We will work together to identify your personal barriers - the challenges that prevent you from moving forward and living the life you've envisioned for yourself. Whether your goals are short or long-term, my holistic approach is designed to meet your individual needs.
I combine Psychodynamic principles with Strengths Based therapy, Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help you attain emotional well-being, improve your interpersonal relationships, and develop coping skills.
Step 1 is finding the right therapist for you. I encourage you to speak with a few to see how you might work together. Then let your gut decide. My job is to provide a safe space for you to be fully heard and supported, no matter what you are facing. Anxious? Depressed? Lost? I can help you to better understand your feelings and make sense of them in a new way. We will work together to identify your personal barriers - the challenges that prevent you from moving forward and living the life you've envisioned for yourself. Whether your goals are short or long-term, my holistic approach is designed to meet your individual needs.
(917) 983-0524 View (917) 983-0524
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Laila Elashaal
MHC-LP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
New York, NY 10005  (Online Only)
I view therapy as both an art and a science, integrating mindfulness, feminist, and evidence-based interventions into traditional psychotherapeutic approaches such as psychodynamic, CBT, and ACT modalities.
I am a New York based LP-Mental Health Counselor with Avena Psychological Services. I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the City College of New York, and her Master’s degree in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Columbia University. My style is eclectic and modern—one that centers around humor and radical acceptance to ultimately restore a sense of joy, peace, and hope into your life. As a mixed-race Arab-American, I hold an importance in shining light upon intersectional identities.
I view therapy as both an art and a science, integrating mindfulness, feminist, and evidence-based interventions into traditional psychotherapeutic approaches such as psychodynamic, CBT, and ACT modalities.
I am a New York based LP-Mental Health Counselor with Avena Psychological Services. I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the City College of New York, and her Master’s degree in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Columbia University. My style is eclectic and modern—one that centers around humor and radical acceptance to ultimately restore a sense of joy, peace, and hope into your life. As a mixed-race Arab-American, I hold an importance in shining light upon intersectional identities.
(646) 762-7595 View (646) 762-7595
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Melanie Van Orden | Trauma Recovery | Psychedelic Assisted Therapy (Ketamine)
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10019
My clients often appreciate an eclectic approach utilizing somatic, relational, attachment-based, mindfulness-based (MBCT), psychodynamic, & Internal Family Systems (IFS) modalities.
Have you tried traditional talk therapy and find yourself hitting a plateau? Are you experiencing trauma and PTSD due to a break-up, divorce, grief, sexual addiction, infidelity, love addiction, or sexual abuse and wonder if relief will ever be available to you? Perhaps you're curious if the growing field of psychedelic-assisted therapy could help you find the change you are seeking. If so, you've come to the right place. I specialize in helping people find the breakthroughs they desire through an eclectic approach, including trauma-based therapy, somatic parts work, and psychedelic assisted therapy (currently utilizing ketamine).
My clients often appreciate an eclectic approach utilizing somatic, relational, attachment-based, mindfulness-based (MBCT), psychodynamic, & Internal Family Systems (IFS) modalities.
Have you tried traditional talk therapy and find yourself hitting a plateau? Are you experiencing trauma and PTSD due to a break-up, divorce, grief, sexual addiction, infidelity, love addiction, or sexual abuse and wonder if relief will ever be available to you? Perhaps you're curious if the growing field of psychedelic-assisted therapy could help you find the change you are seeking. If so, you've come to the right place. I specialize in helping people find the breakthroughs they desire through an eclectic approach, including trauma-based therapy, somatic parts work, and psychedelic assisted therapy (currently utilizing ketamine).
(718) 571-8412 View (718) 571-8412
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Minahil Salam
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10010
Minahil believes in the ability of therapy to be a healing and transformative experience. Through empathetic listening and a collaborative process, Minahil believes that people can use the therapeutic space to gain greater understanding of themselves, their journey, tools to cope, and explore their relations to others. She looks at an individual in the context of their environment rather than a singular moving force, and believes in the power of relational healing. She uses a psychodynamic and attachment approach, as well as the Gottman Method.
Minahil believes in the ability of therapy to be a healing and transformative experience. Through empathetic listening and a collaborative process, Minahil believes that people can use the therapeutic space to gain greater understanding of themselves, their journey, tools to cope, and explore their relations to others. She looks at an individual in the context of their environment rather than a singular moving force, and believes in the power of relational healing. She uses a psychodynamic and attachment approach, as well as the Gottman Method.
(332) 248-1518 View (332) 248-1518
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Magali Rozenfeld
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLM, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10016
I am a licensed psychotherapist who sees English- and French-speaking patients. My approach is based on a powerful combination of psychodynamic theory and the innovative methodology from Dr. Brené Brown author of The Daring Way (www.https://brenebrown.com/thedaringway/). I have created a type of psychotherapy practice that I would want to go to myself. One that helps people understand the hidden emotions and anxieties that drive their behaviors and provides constructive feedback and practical strategies to enhance their qualities of life and lead to a more authentic wholehearted living.
I am a licensed psychotherapist who sees English- and French-speaking patients. My approach is based on a powerful combination of psychodynamic theory and the innovative methodology from Dr. Brené Brown author of The Daring Way (www.https://brenebrown.com/thedaringway/). I have created a type of psychotherapy practice that I would want to go to myself. One that helps people understand the hidden emotions and anxieties that drive their behaviors and provides constructive feedback and practical strategies to enhance their qualities of life and lead to a more authentic wholehearted living.
(646) 846-0094 View (646) 846-0094
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Amy Silberman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10105  (Online Only)
I treat my clients similar to how I treat my friends. I support, challenge, encourage and validate their thoughts and feelings. I tend to take a psychodynamic approach but use some coaching and cognitive behavioral and mindful skills along the way.
I treat my clients similar to how I treat my friends. I support, challenge, encourage and validate their thoughts and feelings. I tend to take a psychodynamic approach but use some coaching and cognitive behavioral and mindful skills along the way.
(646) 813-3708 View (646) 813-3708
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Madison Kille
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10010
Madison aims to provide you with the space and support to grow into your most authentic self. Madison’s style is warm and expressive, leading with curiosity and humor while also holding you accountable to your goals. Her approach to therapy is highly collaborative, drawing from relational, psychodynamic, and anti-oppressive practices to help you navigate through whatever stands in the way of a more meaningful and fulfilling life.
Madison aims to provide you with the space and support to grow into your most authentic self. Madison’s style is warm and expressive, leading with curiosity and humor while also holding you accountable to your goals. Her approach to therapy is highly collaborative, drawing from relational, psychodynamic, and anti-oppressive practices to help you navigate through whatever stands in the way of a more meaningful and fulfilling life.
(332) 239-1573 View (332) 239-1573
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Healthy Minds NYC | Megan Larigan, LMHC
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10017
I am trained in Psychodynamic therapy that is insight-focused, providing you with greater understanding of how you arrived at this point in your life and what you'll need for a healthier future.
VIDEO SESSIONS AVAILABLE!! I specialize in helping clients make break throughs in their anxiety, depression, stress, relational conflict or in feeling "stuck." By identifying counterproductive cycles and patterns, I can help you live a more fulfilling life, both personally and professionally. I also help clients improve their experience in relationships as we address issues like codependency, conflict, communication, and more. My clients describe me as calm, down-to-earth and non-judgmental as I support them in reaching the individual goals that they have set for themselves.
I am trained in Psychodynamic therapy that is insight-focused, providing you with greater understanding of how you arrived at this point in your life and what you'll need for a healthier future.
VIDEO SESSIONS AVAILABLE!! I specialize in helping clients make break throughs in their anxiety, depression, stress, relational conflict or in feeling "stuck." By identifying counterproductive cycles and patterns, I can help you live a more fulfilling life, both personally and professionally. I also help clients improve their experience in relationships as we address issues like codependency, conflict, communication, and more. My clients describe me as calm, down-to-earth and non-judgmental as I support them in reaching the individual goals that they have set for themselves.
(929) 205-5430 View (929) 205-5430
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Miriam Kose
Licensed Psychoanalyst, LP, NCPsyA, MS
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10023
I am a compassionate and engaging therapist with 30+ years of experience integrating psychodynamic and body-based modalities. The therapeutic relationship and the sacred, generative space that is shared, physically or virtually, can facilitate profound growth and transformation. My practice is comprised of adolescents, young adults, and adults in Individual, Family, and Group Therapy. I often work with trauma and abuse, attachment and relational issues, anxiety disorders, depression, pain and chronic illness, learning disabilities, and various somatic issues and health concerns.
I am a compassionate and engaging therapist with 30+ years of experience integrating psychodynamic and body-based modalities. The therapeutic relationship and the sacred, generative space that is shared, physically or virtually, can facilitate profound growth and transformation. My practice is comprised of adolescents, young adults, and adults in Individual, Family, and Group Therapy. I often work with trauma and abuse, attachment and relational issues, anxiety disorders, depression, pain and chronic illness, learning disabilities, and various somatic issues and health concerns.
(646) 492-8824 View (646) 492-8824
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Andrea Sullivan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10019
Your decision to start therapy is a commitment to yourself. I work collaboratively with my clients to create a space that encourages honesty, authenticity, and directness. I will support you in developing the insight, skills, and resilience you need to better handle challenges and make changes that will lead to more life satisfaction. My approach to therapy is a mix of psychodynamic, relational, and behavioral methods. You are the expert on your life and history, and I will bring my expertise from my clinical and academic training to help you work toward your goals.
Your decision to start therapy is a commitment to yourself. I work collaboratively with my clients to create a space that encourages honesty, authenticity, and directness. I will support you in developing the insight, skills, and resilience you need to better handle challenges and make changes that will lead to more life satisfaction. My approach to therapy is a mix of psychodynamic, relational, and behavioral methods. You are the expert on your life and history, and I will bring my expertise from my clinical and academic training to help you work toward your goals.
(516) 210-2029 View (516) 210-2029
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Yessica Liriano
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10007
I use an integrative approach which incorporates psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral and person centered methods.
I work thoughtfully with each of my clients, tailoring the approaches I utilize to guide them through the exciting, yet challenging journey of achieving their goals. I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Some of the concerns and disorders I have worked with include depression, anxiety, trauma, family conflicts, school and social challenges, body dysmorphic disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and oppositional defiant disorder.
I use an integrative approach which incorporates psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral and person centered methods.
I work thoughtfully with each of my clients, tailoring the approaches I utilize to guide them through the exciting, yet challenging journey of achieving their goals. I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Some of the concerns and disorders I have worked with include depression, anxiety, trauma, family conflicts, school and social challenges, body dysmorphic disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and oppositional defiant disorder.
(332) 237-6119 View (332) 237-6119
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Michelle Ritz
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10018
Waitlist for new clients
I work within an exploratory psychodynamic frame but will tailor therapy to you with DBT skills.
I provide individual psychotherapy to adults struggling with anxiety, depression, transitions, identity, loss, self-esteem, and relationships. I believe understanding, instead of hiding from fear and shame, provides self-acceptance and consequently relief. The ultimate goal is for you to feel empowered and free to create the life you want. My work is anti-racist, sex-positive, body-positive, poly/CNM affirming, gender affirming, feminist, and culturally responsive.
I work within an exploratory psychodynamic frame but will tailor therapy to you with DBT skills.
I provide individual psychotherapy to adults struggling with anxiety, depression, transitions, identity, loss, self-esteem, and relationships. I believe understanding, instead of hiding from fear and shame, provides self-acceptance and consequently relief. The ultimate goal is for you to feel empowered and free to create the life you want. My work is anti-racist, sex-positive, body-positive, poly/CNM affirming, gender affirming, feminist, and culturally responsive.
(646) 374-2074 View (646) 374-2074
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Maki Taniguchi
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10010  (Online Only)
Stepping into therapy and engaging in your own personal growth is empowering. We all manage an immense number of stressors in our daily lives, and therapy is a space where you can take time to pause, reflect, and grow. I work with individuals of diverse backgrounds—including adolescents and young adults—who are experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, cultural adjustment, interpersonal stress, and more. I understand that every client’s needs are different and use various modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Psychodynamic approaches.
Stepping into therapy and engaging in your own personal growth is empowering. We all manage an immense number of stressors in our daily lives, and therapy is a space where you can take time to pause, reflect, and grow. I work with individuals of diverse backgrounds—including adolescents and young adults—who are experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, cultural adjustment, interpersonal stress, and more. I understand that every client’s needs are different and use various modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Psychodynamic approaches.
(718) 790-4976 View (718) 790-4976
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Emily Zohara Taragin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10024
I use a contemporary psychodynamic-integrative approach with my clientele.
Regardless of what you are dealing with, I believe in the potential to harness your inner resources to heal and grow. Connecting deeply with the right therapist can help you get to where you want to be. When you become more aware of what is going on consciously and unconsciously in your mind and body, you can be more effectual, less anxious and/or depressed, and have more energy and joy in your life. As I get to know you and we create a safe and meaningful relationship, we can make fundamental changes that will have a lasting effect.
I use a contemporary psychodynamic-integrative approach with my clientele.
Regardless of what you are dealing with, I believe in the potential to harness your inner resources to heal and grow. Connecting deeply with the right therapist can help you get to where you want to be. When you become more aware of what is going on consciously and unconsciously in your mind and body, you can be more effectual, less anxious and/or depressed, and have more energy and joy in your life. As I get to know you and we create a safe and meaningful relationship, we can make fundamental changes that will have a lasting effect.
(347) 997-9610 View (347) 997-9610
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Audrey Grace Eady
MA, MHC-LP
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10007
I draw from psychodynamic, mindfulness, CBT, and Trauma Informed approaches in my work with clients.
I create a safe, non-judgmental space where clients may reflect on past influences to move toward effective change. I work with people with a trauma-focused lens who present with anxiety, depression, ADHD, relationship difficulties, and family conflict. I work with adolescents, young adults, couples, and families. I work collaboratively with clients to work towards client goals. I am eclectic in tailoring my work with clients to the person I am with and what is most helpful to them.
I draw from psychodynamic, mindfulness, CBT, and Trauma Informed approaches in my work with clients.
I create a safe, non-judgmental space where clients may reflect on past influences to move toward effective change. I work with people with a trauma-focused lens who present with anxiety, depression, ADHD, relationship difficulties, and family conflict. I work with adolescents, young adults, couples, and families. I work collaboratively with clients to work towards client goals. I am eclectic in tailoring my work with clients to the person I am with and what is most helpful to them.
(332) 208-9503 View (332) 208-9503
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Ashley Holtzman
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
New York, NY 10011
My approach is psychodynamic, and collaborative.
Have you or a loved one been struggling with addiction? Do you often isolate or avoid others because you don’t want them to know, and are left feeling helpless, and exhausted? Addiction is a challenge that is not easy to overcome, and is nearly impossible to deal with alone. By reading this, you are taking the first step in committing to a healthier, more fulfilling life. If you are impacted by someone else’s addiction, you are taking a step toward understanding the addictive behaviors, and exploring how to be supportive without enabling harmful behaviors.
My approach is psychodynamic, and collaborative.
Have you or a loved one been struggling with addiction? Do you often isolate or avoid others because you don’t want them to know, and are left feeling helpless, and exhausted? Addiction is a challenge that is not easy to overcome, and is nearly impossible to deal with alone. By reading this, you are taking the first step in committing to a healthier, more fulfilling life. If you are impacted by someone else’s addiction, you are taking a step toward understanding the addictive behaviors, and exploring how to be supportive without enabling harmful behaviors.
(646) 374-3661 View (646) 374-3661
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Laura Athey-Lloyd
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
New York, NY 10022
If you’ve come here, you’re likely searching for a space for your thoughts and feelings beyond what your friends, family, or partner can provide. You are looking for not only a listener and confidant, but also someone who can reflect back and help you clarify what is on your mind. In a warm, validating, and confidential space, you will gain insight into your patterns- both those that serve you well and those you wish you could change- and test out different ways of understanding and relating. Our practice includes therapists specializing in CBT, psychodynamic, internal family systems (IFS) and contemplative methods.
If you’ve come here, you’re likely searching for a space for your thoughts and feelings beyond what your friends, family, or partner can provide. You are looking for not only a listener and confidant, but also someone who can reflect back and help you clarify what is on your mind. In a warm, validating, and confidential space, you will gain insight into your patterns- both those that serve you well and those you wish you could change- and test out different ways of understanding and relating. Our practice includes therapists specializing in CBT, psychodynamic, internal family systems (IFS) and contemplative methods.
(347) 759-0199 View (347) 759-0199
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Matthew Cornelius Ashton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA, MSW, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10031
I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist; pursuing ongoing training/learning in all areas of mental health treatment (Anxiety and Depression, Substance Abuse, Personality Disorders, Symptom Management).
Are you dealing with Substance Abuse,Depression, Bi-Polar issues, Anxiety, stress, Domestic issues. Is your child truant from school, oppositional? I have been providing psychotherapy services to children, Adolescents and Adults for over 18 years. During that time, i was able to developed a myriad of experience in Individual and Family counseling. I conduct an in-debt assessment of all clients. I allow clients to verbalize their feelings. I am patient and a good listener. I show empathy and respect for religious and cultural differences. Allow me to work with you.
I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist; pursuing ongoing training/learning in all areas of mental health treatment (Anxiety and Depression, Substance Abuse, Personality Disorders, Symptom Management).
Are you dealing with Substance Abuse,Depression, Bi-Polar issues, Anxiety, stress, Domestic issues. Is your child truant from school, oppositional? I have been providing psychotherapy services to children, Adolescents and Adults for over 18 years. During that time, i was able to developed a myriad of experience in Individual and Family counseling. I conduct an in-debt assessment of all clients. I allow clients to verbalize their feelings. I am patient and a good listener. I show empathy and respect for religious and cultural differences. Allow me to work with you.
(347) 767-3431 View (347) 767-3431
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Candela Bonaccorso
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
New York, NY 10016
Waitlist for new clients
I have specialized training in working with survivors of trauma, in short-term psychodynamic psychotherapy, and in relational therapy.
I have 20 years of experience in the mental health field helping people with problems with relationships, work, life transitions, and self-esteem issues. I am originally from South America and have worked extensively with English- and Spanish-speaking people. Whatever your background or difficulty, finding a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and who listens empathically is important. My goal is to create a space in which you feel safe to talk openly and for us to work together on figuring out what is getting in your way so that you feel empowered to pursue your goals.
I have specialized training in working with survivors of trauma, in short-term psychodynamic psychotherapy, and in relational therapy.
I have 20 years of experience in the mental health field helping people with problems with relationships, work, life transitions, and self-esteem issues. I am originally from South America and have worked extensively with English- and Spanish-speaking people. Whatever your background or difficulty, finding a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and who listens empathically is important. My goal is to create a space in which you feel safe to talk openly and for us to work together on figuring out what is getting in your way so that you feel empowered to pursue your goals.
(917) 746-3052 View (917) 746-3052
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.