Psychodynamic Therapists in Bethel Park, PA

Gerrian Miller Bobrowsky
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Bethel Park, PA 15102  (Online Only)
I offer an interpersonal/psychodynamic approach to working with individuals with anxiety, depression, personality, life and relationship issues.Treatment is personalized to meet each patient's needs. I have been practicing for over 25 years and offer individual, couple, family, psychoanalysis ,and psychodynamic therapy. i also supervise psychiatric residents at Western Psychiatric Institute, teach at the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center,worked in the Family Division of the Courts, and spent 15 years as a professional member of the State Board of Psychology. I will be glad to speak with you regarding your personal issues and answer questions.
I offer an interpersonal/psychodynamic approach to working with individuals with anxiety, depression, personality, life and relationship issues.Treatment is personalized to meet each patient's needs. I have been practicing for over 25 years and offer individual, couple, family, psychoanalysis ,and psychodynamic therapy. i also supervise psychiatric residents at Western Psychiatric Institute, teach at the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center,worked in the Family Division of the Courts, and spent 15 years as a professional member of the State Board of Psychology. I will be glad to speak with you regarding your personal issues and answer questions.
(412) 246-8904 View (412) 246-8904
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Zandier Counseling
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Bethel Park, PA 15102
More Than Just Talk....... If you haven't been in psychotherapy before, you may not realize that the traditional approach to treatment is to educate the client about their conditions and teach them how to change their own feelings and behaviors. Although this approach can be very helpful, it is usually a long process that depends a great deal on the individual's courageous persistence. Moreover, a change in behavior and belief does not necessarily resolve the history of negative experiences fueling such things as depression and anxiety. These are some of the reasons I offer "More Than Just Talk".
More Than Just Talk....... If you haven't been in psychotherapy before, you may not realize that the traditional approach to treatment is to educate the client about their conditions and teach them how to change their own feelings and behaviors. Although this approach can be very helpful, it is usually a long process that depends a great deal on the individual's courageous persistence. Moreover, a change in behavior and belief does not necessarily resolve the history of negative experiences fueling such things as depression and anxiety. These are some of the reasons I offer "More Than Just Talk".
(412) 253-6192 View (412) 253-6192
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Lifebulb Counseling & Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Bethel Park, PA 15102
Working with us you'll get results. Because we believe you're best served by a clinician who's passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why we started Lifebulb - We're committed to building an organization that truly allows therapists to get back to enjoying their work, so you, our client, can receive the highest quality therapy services, whether in person at one of our locations or online through telehealth. We hire only highly trained and educated, licensed clinicians dedicated to the therapy process. We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals.
Working with us you'll get results. Because we believe you're best served by a clinician who's passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why we started Lifebulb - We're committed to building an organization that truly allows therapists to get back to enjoying their work, so you, our client, can receive the highest quality therapy services, whether in person at one of our locations or online through telehealth. We hire only highly trained and educated, licensed clinicians dedicated to the therapy process. We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals.
(412) 775-2376 x1 View (412) 775-2376 x1
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Joseph Greenberg
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Bethel Park, PA 15102
My goal in working with people in therapy is to help them identify the obstacles that stand in the way of them reaching their goals, and then learn ways to overcome those obstacles. Those goals may include such diverse subjects as increasing one's satisfaction with themselves, their relationships, or their life in general.
My goal in working with people in therapy is to help them identify the obstacles that stand in the way of them reaching their goals, and then learn ways to overcome those obstacles. Those goals may include such diverse subjects as increasing one's satisfaction with themselves, their relationships, or their life in general.
(412) 228-0439 View (412) 228-0439
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Dr. Terra Mauro
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC, CRC
Verified Verified
Bethel Park, PA 15102
As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, I have 20 + years experience combined in psychotherapy and rehabilitation counseling. Our busy world demands many tools for coping, problem-solving, and stress management. Personal wellness, positive thinking patterns, and effective self-talk make a difference. Learning to manage life's stressors provides an important base for happiness. Making good choices for yourself improves your quality of life, mental health, and personal wellness.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, I have 20 + years experience combined in psychotherapy and rehabilitation counseling. Our busy world demands many tools for coping, problem-solving, and stress management. Personal wellness, positive thinking patterns, and effective self-talk make a difference. Learning to manage life's stressors provides an important base for happiness. Making good choices for yourself improves your quality of life, mental health, and personal wellness.
(724) 259-7149 View (724) 259-7149
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Renee' Kinavey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bethel Park, PA 15102
With over 20 years of experience in the mental health field, including being a school counselor and working in private practice, my heartfelt goal is to help others. We all struggle at times throughout life, and need some guidance. I offer a warm, compassionate, non-judgmental, safe place for people to explore life issues, and strive to teach people various life skills. My passion is to help others reignite the lights within them that have dimmed for whatever reasons. I specialize in mood disorders, including depression and anxiety, as well as grief, life changes, and trauma.
With over 20 years of experience in the mental health field, including being a school counselor and working in private practice, my heartfelt goal is to help others. We all struggle at times throughout life, and need some guidance. I offer a warm, compassionate, non-judgmental, safe place for people to explore life issues, and strive to teach people various life skills. My passion is to help others reignite the lights within them that have dimmed for whatever reasons. I specialize in mood disorders, including depression and anxiety, as well as grief, life changes, and trauma.
(412) 501-4148 View (412) 501-4148
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Christie Wenner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bethel Park, PA 15102
Not accepting new clients
I believe therapy is a relational process where the central focus of the work becomes the therapy relationship we co-create. From the foundation of our relationship we will approach your unique path to healing and improving the quality of your life in ways that are meaningful to you. I believe therapy is most successful when the relationship feels safe, secure, contained, and where boundaries and choices are made continually transparent. As an additional offering, I have advanced training and practice in the use of EMDR. At the right time in your recovery journey we can discuss how this modality might benefit your recovery.
I believe therapy is a relational process where the central focus of the work becomes the therapy relationship we co-create. From the foundation of our relationship we will approach your unique path to healing and improving the quality of your life in ways that are meaningful to you. I believe therapy is most successful when the relationship feels safe, secure, contained, and where boundaries and choices are made continually transparent. As an additional offering, I have advanced training and practice in the use of EMDR. At the right time in your recovery journey we can discuss how this modality might benefit your recovery.
(412) 223-3056 View (412) 223-3056
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Dr. Dawn Marie Friend & Associates
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Bethel Park, PA 15102
I have been helping clients of all ages, races, and backgrounds live more fulfilling, rewarding, hopeful lives for as long as I can remember. It was natural for me to become a psychologist and make my mark on the world by doing exactly what I loved to do. Although my clients continually tell me how much they are helped by therapy, I can honestly say that I am the one who is truly changed by helping others. No matter what your difficulties are, I can assure you that you will be changed in some way by entering therapy. There is no difficulty too great or too small to work on in therapy. The only constant in life is change.
I have been helping clients of all ages, races, and backgrounds live more fulfilling, rewarding, hopeful lives for as long as I can remember. It was natural for me to become a psychologist and make my mark on the world by doing exactly what I loved to do. Although my clients continually tell me how much they are helped by therapy, I can honestly say that I am the one who is truly changed by helping others. No matter what your difficulties are, I can assure you that you will be changed in some way by entering therapy. There is no difficulty too great or too small to work on in therapy. The only constant in life is change.
(412) 924-8276 View (412) 924-8276
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Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LPC, MDiv, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bethel Park, PA 15102  (Online Only)
While every counseling experience is unique, the team at Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute (PPI) seeks to provide an empathetic relationship in which individuals and families can safely and freely discuss their challenges and concerns in a holistic context carefully considering the mind, body, and soul in therapy. This is also a "person-centered" process in which the client determines the areas of exploration and discovery.
While every counseling experience is unique, the team at Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute (PPI) seeks to provide an empathetic relationship in which individuals and families can safely and freely discuss their challenges and concerns in a holistic context carefully considering the mind, body, and soul in therapy. This is also a "person-centered" process in which the client determines the areas of exploration and discovery.
(412) 453-3279 View (412) 453-3279
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Margaret Ann Deverin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LLC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bethel Park, PA 15102  (Online Only)
Witnessing positive change in my clients has provided not only professional joy, but unflagging belief in the benefit of psychotherapy as a catalyst for personal growth. Investment in self can bring great personal and professional rewards. I am ready to work with clients who are seeking to identify key areas, issues or goals in their lives that will support recovery, relief and new insights into life's many confounding challenges. Optimizing my clients' potential is my primary focus.
Witnessing positive change in my clients has provided not only professional joy, but unflagging belief in the benefit of psychotherapy as a catalyst for personal growth. Investment in self can bring great personal and professional rewards. I am ready to work with clients who are seeking to identify key areas, issues or goals in their lives that will support recovery, relief and new insights into life's many confounding challenges. Optimizing my clients' potential is my primary focus.
(412) 307-3671 View (412) 307-3671
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Diana Lynne Shaban
Psychologist, M Ed
Verified Verified
Bethel Park, PA 15102
Not accepting new clients
Are you in need of support? Do you have disturbing thoughts? Do you 'what if" constantly? Are you too angry? Are you confused? Are you struggling with getting out of bed? Are you not yourself? Are loved ones concerned about you? Do you have 'brain fog? Forgetfulness? problems sleeping? Do you have body image issues? Are you self medicating? Do you need someone to talk to without judgement? Life is challenging and sometimes unfair. There is a path out of suffering. Despite a sense of helplessness, anxiety, depression, trauma and fears; there is a way out and I can help you, help your SELF through your challenges.
Are you in need of support? Do you have disturbing thoughts? Do you 'what if" constantly? Are you too angry? Are you confused? Are you struggling with getting out of bed? Are you not yourself? Are loved ones concerned about you? Do you have 'brain fog? Forgetfulness? problems sleeping? Do you have body image issues? Are you self medicating? Do you need someone to talk to without judgement? Life is challenging and sometimes unfair. There is a path out of suffering. Despite a sense of helplessness, anxiety, depression, trauma and fears; there is a way out and I can help you, help your SELF through your challenges.
(878) 900-4134 View (878) 900-4134
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Associates in Corporate Psychology
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC
Verified Verified
Bethel Park, PA 15102  (Online Only)
We deliver high-quality executive mental health and leadership development programs that drive business success. Unlock peak performance, elevate workplace mental health, and drive business growth. Led by a team of highly skilled corporate psychotherapists, executive performance coaches, and organizational psychologists, we support group and team relations, leadership, communication, high performance, and thriving for healthy, high-performing leaders and teams that drive business success.
We deliver high-quality executive mental health and leadership development programs that drive business success. Unlock peak performance, elevate workplace mental health, and drive business growth. Led by a team of highly skilled corporate psychotherapists, executive performance coaches, and organizational psychologists, we support group and team relations, leadership, communication, high performance, and thriving for healthy, high-performing leaders and teams that drive business success.
(877) 759-0919 View (877) 759-0919
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Evan Dean
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bethel Park, PA 15102
Are you feeling like you can't manage your life? Do you want to learn how to reduce risky behaviors? Do you feel out of control of your emotions, thinking, and /or behavior? Do you want to regain your confidence in yourself, at home, and at work? If you are a man or woman in Recovery from substance Abuse, Sex Addiction, or Compulsive Gambling, or you think you may need to get into Recovery, I think I can help. Right now, I'm prioritizing male Recovery clients as my schedule is nearly full.
Are you feeling like you can't manage your life? Do you want to learn how to reduce risky behaviors? Do you feel out of control of your emotions, thinking, and /or behavior? Do you want to regain your confidence in yourself, at home, and at work? If you are a man or woman in Recovery from substance Abuse, Sex Addiction, or Compulsive Gambling, or you think you may need to get into Recovery, I think I can help. Right now, I'm prioritizing male Recovery clients as my schedule is nearly full.
(878) 206-0275 View (878) 206-0275
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Hannah Gilmore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Bethel Park, PA 15102
Whether you are coming to therapy for anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, a life change, or just a general sense of unease, facing these issues can be scary. Healing isn’t easy because it involves confronting our pain and hurts. Healing can also be full of joy, hope, connection, and freedom as we experience new possibilities of being and relating. My approach is warm, relational, and integrative. I strive to offer a space where you can feel safe enough to look inward – to gently and compassionately welcome all parts of yourself with less judgment and shame.
Whether you are coming to therapy for anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, a life change, or just a general sense of unease, facing these issues can be scary. Healing isn’t easy because it involves confronting our pain and hurts. Healing can also be full of joy, hope, connection, and freedom as we experience new possibilities of being and relating. My approach is warm, relational, and integrative. I strive to offer a space where you can feel safe enough to look inward – to gently and compassionately welcome all parts of yourself with less judgment and shame.
(724) 414-3382 View (724) 414-3382
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Cynthia Rumery
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Bethel Park, PA 15102
As a counselor, I have always been aware of the courage and openness a client needs to be able to seek support and engage in counseling services. I also understand how difficult it is to make therapeutic changes in one's life. I am humbled to be privileged to learn about a client's intimate struggles, and I take the depth of that relationship of respect, privacy, boundaries, and expectations very seriously. My ideal client is anyone open to counseling, receiving feedback, and willing to work together on developing action steps towards change and personal growth.
As a counselor, I have always been aware of the courage and openness a client needs to be able to seek support and engage in counseling services. I also understand how difficult it is to make therapeutic changes in one's life. I am humbled to be privileged to learn about a client's intimate struggles, and I take the depth of that relationship of respect, privacy, boundaries, and expectations very seriously. My ideal client is anyone open to counseling, receiving feedback, and willing to work together on developing action steps towards change and personal growth.
(724) 885-2906 View (724) 885-2906
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Joshua Makoul
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Bethel Park, PA 15102
There is no shame in struggling. Even the most healthy of people will go through periods of struggle. Sometimes we reach a point in our lives where we realize we have painful experiences from our early life that now need to be resolved and put to rest. We may be tired of an unresolved past disrupting our relationships and life in the present. Finally, sometimes, it's just that life has been thrown at us faster than we can process. This can cause unexpected anxiety or make us feel like things are out of control. Anxiety does not need to be feared. It can be managed and mastered.
There is no shame in struggling. Even the most healthy of people will go through periods of struggle. Sometimes we reach a point in our lives where we realize we have painful experiences from our early life that now need to be resolved and put to rest. We may be tired of an unresolved past disrupting our relationships and life in the present. Finally, sometimes, it's just that life has been thrown at us faster than we can process. This can cause unexpected anxiety or make us feel like things are out of control. Anxiety does not need to be feared. It can be managed and mastered.
(412) 207-3465 View (412) 207-3465
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Christian Counseling Associates of West Virginia
Counselor
Verified Verified
Bethel Park, PA 15102
Christian Counseling Associates (CCA) provides individual, marriage, and family counseling. We serve Christians who want their faith integrated into the counseling process and those holding any beliefs or attitudes toward spirituality. Our counselors will help you identify the core issues that have caused your emotional and personal problems, and immediately develop strategies to resolve these issues. CCA is able to provide a full range of clinical services. Please visit our website for a complete description of our faith based counseling services, locations, and counseling staff.
Christian Counseling Associates (CCA) provides individual, marriage, and family counseling. We serve Christians who want their faith integrated into the counseling process and those holding any beliefs or attitudes toward spirituality. Our counselors will help you identify the core issues that have caused your emotional and personal problems, and immediately develop strategies to resolve these issues. CCA is able to provide a full range of clinical services. Please visit our website for a complete description of our faith based counseling services, locations, and counseling staff.
(304) 449-8592 View (304) 449-8592
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Renee Arduini
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Bethel Park, PA 15102
I am a therapist with 27 years experience counseling both the substance abuse and mental health population. I also have over 30 years personal experience with addiction and recovery. The majority of my education and interest has been working with the dual diagnosed population, (addiction and mental health). Treating both these illnesses simultaneously promotes the best outcome for recovery. I believe those who have an underlying mental health diagnosis coupled with an addiction to drugs or alcohol may be self medicating their mental health illness.
I am a therapist with 27 years experience counseling both the substance abuse and mental health population. I also have over 30 years personal experience with addiction and recovery. The majority of my education and interest has been working with the dual diagnosed population, (addiction and mental health). Treating both these illnesses simultaneously promotes the best outcome for recovery. I believe those who have an underlying mental health diagnosis coupled with an addiction to drugs or alcohol may be self medicating their mental health illness.
(878) 444-2983 View (878) 444-2983

More Therapists Nearby

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Thomas Lindquist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15241
I combine short-term, skill-based interventions with longer-term psychodynamic or insight-oriented approaches so that you can start making progress towards your goals during our first session.
We all want to experience happiness and satisfaction in our lives. I believe that most people have a theory about themselves and their problems, but have struggled to make or sustain progress on their own. That is where having a therapist can be tremendously helpful and where I can provide support and expertise to help you reach your goals. I have been successful in helping people develop healthy coping strategies, and I coach people to try out new behaviors in their daily lives. I have a calm, yet attentive therapeutic style and I strive to empower my clients to experience greater confidence and agency.
I combine short-term, skill-based interventions with longer-term psychodynamic or insight-oriented approaches so that you can start making progress towards your goals during our first session.
We all want to experience happiness and satisfaction in our lives. I believe that most people have a theory about themselves and their problems, but have struggled to make or sustain progress on their own. That is where having a therapist can be tremendously helpful and where I can provide support and expertise to help you reach your goals. I have been successful in helping people develop healthy coping strategies, and I coach people to try out new behaviors in their daily lives. I have a calm, yet attentive therapeutic style and I strive to empower my clients to experience greater confidence and agency.
(412) 900-8168 View (412) 900-8168
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Sara Emery
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCTP, CADC
Verified Verified
Upper Saint Clair, PA 15241
Waitlist for new clients
I utilize Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) in my work with clients.
Finding the right therapist is important because effective therapy elicits change and guides individuals toward living more fulfilled lives. I am a committed, interactive and non-judgmental therapist who loves what I do and am grateful for the opportunity to connect with clients and work together to develop solutions and reach goals. The decision to start therapy can be difficult and feel vulnerable and yet it is courageous when one finds the willingness and strength to look inward and lean into fear or sadness to remove obstacles that prevent someone from living their best life. I commend you on taking this first step.
I utilize Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) in my work with clients.
Finding the right therapist is important because effective therapy elicits change and guides individuals toward living more fulfilled lives. I am a committed, interactive and non-judgmental therapist who loves what I do and am grateful for the opportunity to connect with clients and work together to develop solutions and reach goals. The decision to start therapy can be difficult and feel vulnerable and yet it is courageous when one finds the willingness and strength to look inward and lean into fear or sadness to remove obstacles that prevent someone from living their best life. I commend you on taking this first step.
(412) 223-7204 View (412) 223-7204

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.