Psychodynamic Therapists in Bridgeville, PA

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Sara Emery
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCTP, CADC
Verified Verified
Bridgeville, PA 15017
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
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Renee Arduini
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Bridgeville, PA 15017
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
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Kristen Keeper
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bridgeville, PA 15017
I primarily work with those suffering from trauma-based issues, abuse, PTSD, anxiety, and Women’s issues (such as pregnancy and postpartum). I enjoy working with those looking to heal from past trauma or adverse experiences in order to heal and live a more fulfilling life. I also seek to assist those suffering from anxiety in the present, as well as those experiencing feelings that are overwhelming and difficult. If you are looking to heal from your past and be more comfortable in your present, I am here to help.
I primarily work with those suffering from trauma-based issues, abuse, PTSD, anxiety, and Women’s issues (such as pregnancy and postpartum). I enjoy working with those looking to heal from past trauma or adverse experiences in order to heal and live a more fulfilling life. I also seek to assist those suffering from anxiety in the present, as well as those experiencing feelings that are overwhelming and difficult. If you are looking to heal from your past and be more comfortable in your present, I am here to help.
(878) 728-9911 View (878) 728-9911
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Nancy A Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, I
Verified Verified
Bridgeville, PA 15017
I have been a practicing therapist for over 30 years, so I have dealt with all kinds of problems and issues that people come in, seeking help with. My approach is eclectic and personalized and is based upon the issues you bring, your life situation, and your goals for therapy. I accept most major insurances but if you do not have insurance, or an insurance plan I do not participate in, I have a sliding fee scale and we can make something work for you.
I have been a practicing therapist for over 30 years, so I have dealt with all kinds of problems and issues that people come in, seeking help with. My approach is eclectic and personalized and is based upon the issues you bring, your life situation, and your goals for therapy. I accept most major insurances but if you do not have insurance, or an insurance plan I do not participate in, I have a sliding fee scale and we can make something work for you.
(412) 203-4846 View (412) 203-4846
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Melissa D Michel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSCP, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bridgeville, PA 15017
We all want to be happy. We may feel stuck or face challenges. Getting support from someone on the outside, in the counseling or psychology field, can help you gain a new perspective. You can learn to make better choices, feel less anxious and feel more optimistic; find peace in the day-to-day. I strive to help individuals live up to their full potential by overcoming life obstacles. With sincere interest and a creative approach, I help people by focusing not only on the individual, but also the social and cultural dynamics that influence their well being.
We all want to be happy. We may feel stuck or face challenges. Getting support from someone on the outside, in the counseling or psychology field, can help you gain a new perspective. You can learn to make better choices, feel less anxious and feel more optimistic; find peace in the day-to-day. I strive to help individuals live up to their full potential by overcoming life obstacles. With sincere interest and a creative approach, I help people by focusing not only on the individual, but also the social and cultural dynamics that influence their well being.
(412) 693-6333 View (412) 693-6333
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Amy Flynn
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Bridgeville, PA 15017
Not accepting new clients
You've had enough and are ready for change. You want to feel better but are not sure what to do or where to start. Breathe... you've already taken the first step by making the decision to reach out for help! You may wonder what it would be like to work with me. I can promise I will always strive to provide a space where you feel supported, understood, and free to be yourself without any fear of judgement. We will work together to help you achieve the skills and insight you need to make lasting change.
You've had enough and are ready for change. You want to feel better but are not sure what to do or where to start. Breathe... you've already taken the first step by making the decision to reach out for help! You may wonder what it would be like to work with me. I can promise I will always strive to provide a space where you feel supported, understood, and free to be yourself without any fear of judgement. We will work together to help you achieve the skills and insight you need to make lasting change.
(412) 453-8840 View (412) 453-8840
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Pioneer Counseling and Consulting
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, EdD, PMHNP, LPC, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bridgeville, PA 15017
Pioneer Counseling and Consulting (PCC) offers a broad range of therapy and counseling services for adults, families and children. We have professional counselors and social workers available to provide a variety of services to support and meet your specific needs. PCC offers in-person sessions which are located at our new office location as well as accessible virtual telemedicine with a skilled teletherapy provider. At PCC, all patients receive convenient scheduling flexibility and access to their client portal. Furthermore, we accept most insurance plans with in-network providers as well as providing out of network benefits.
Pioneer Counseling and Consulting (PCC) offers a broad range of therapy and counseling services for adults, families and children. We have professional counselors and social workers available to provide a variety of services to support and meet your specific needs. PCC offers in-person sessions which are located at our new office location as well as accessible virtual telemedicine with a skilled teletherapy provider. At PCC, all patients receive convenient scheduling flexibility and access to their client portal. Furthermore, we accept most insurance plans with in-network providers as well as providing out of network benefits.
(724) 885-3195 View (724) 885-3195
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Grounding Tree Therapy
Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bridgeville, PA 15017  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients . At Grounding Tree Therapy, I work with adults who feel negatively about themselves. I help navigate feelings and emotions of anxiety and depression that you’ve carried with you since childhood. If you have felt like you aren’t enough or feel like you are failing, let’s talk. We will explore the root cause of the emotions and process situations based on your perspective while being challenged to see outcomes and decisions differently.
Accepting New Clients . At Grounding Tree Therapy, I work with adults who feel negatively about themselves. I help navigate feelings and emotions of anxiety and depression that you’ve carried with you since childhood. If you have felt like you aren’t enough or feel like you are failing, let’s talk. We will explore the root cause of the emotions and process situations based on your perspective while being challenged to see outcomes and decisions differently.
(412) 214-8978 View (412) 214-8978
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Shayla Kiczenski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW , MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bridgeville, PA 15017
(412) 923-0253 View (412) 923-0253

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James M Hepburn
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15241
I am trained in many treatment modalities including existential, psychodynamic and emotionally focused therapies.
I offer psychotherapy for individuals who may be feeling overwhelmed or distressed by events in life. My specializations include working with couples, victims of abuse, family conflict, loneliness, depression, anxiety, worry and grief. My goal is to help you uncover your potential and to provide the support you need to lead a life that is worth celebrating. If you would like to let go of long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life, then contact me at 412-334-6585 to schedule a confidential consultation.
I am trained in many treatment modalities including existential, psychodynamic and emotionally focused therapies.
I offer psychotherapy for individuals who may be feeling overwhelmed or distressed by events in life. My specializations include working with couples, victims of abuse, family conflict, loneliness, depression, anxiety, worry and grief. My goal is to help you uncover your potential and to provide the support you need to lead a life that is worth celebrating. If you would like to let go of long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life, then contact me at 412-334-6585 to schedule a confidential consultation.
(412) 229-7974 View (412) 229-7974
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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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Allene Lyons
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15241  (Online Only)
I offer psychodynamic and cognitive therapy, along with providing a safe non-judgmental space where we can work together so the solutions and life changes you are seeking can be achieved.
Hi. I'm Allene Lyons. I'm glad you took that difficult first step and reached out for help. I am a licensed clinical social worker with 49 years of experience working with adults. The natural course of life presents many joys and challenges. There are times when we can bounce back from anything and there are times when our resilience falls short. I believe it shouldn't be so hard to live better. It can be very helpful to have another person offer new perspectives or help you find the way out.
I offer psychodynamic and cognitive therapy, along with providing a safe non-judgmental space where we can work together so the solutions and life changes you are seeking can be achieved.
Hi. I'm Allene Lyons. I'm glad you took that difficult first step and reached out for help. I am a licensed clinical social worker with 49 years of experience working with adults. The natural course of life presents many joys and challenges. There are times when we can bounce back from anything and there are times when our resilience falls short. I believe it shouldn't be so hard to live better. It can be very helpful to have another person offer new perspectives or help you find the way out.
(215) 867-8591 View (215) 867-8591
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Christina Pettinato
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15241
Are you feeling anxious, alone, or depressed? Maybe you're feeling stuck in life? I'm here to help. Through meaningful conversation, you and I will navigate your issues and struggles with proven problem-solving techniques, coping skills, and self-reflection. My goal is to help you map out opportunities for growth, awareness, trust, and mindfulness in your life and your relationships. I provide professional counseling services with an approach that is conversational, non-judgmental and supportive. Some of my specialties include; anxiety, autism spectrum, depression, grief, guilt, life transitions, relationships, trauma, and trust.
Are you feeling anxious, alone, or depressed? Maybe you're feeling stuck in life? I'm here to help. Through meaningful conversation, you and I will navigate your issues and struggles with proven problem-solving techniques, coping skills, and self-reflection. My goal is to help you map out opportunities for growth, awareness, trust, and mindfulness in your life and your relationships. I provide professional counseling services with an approach that is conversational, non-judgmental and supportive. Some of my specialties include; anxiety, autism spectrum, depression, grief, guilt, life transitions, relationships, trauma, and trust.
(412) 567-0751 View (412) 567-0751
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Virtual Psychedelic Integration Group: The Ko-Op
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Presto, PA 15142  (Online Only)
Integration is a process in which a person revisits and actively engages in making sense of, working through, translating, and processing the content of their psychedelic experience. Through intentional and supportive practices, this process allows one to gradually capture and incorporate the emergent lessons and insights into their lives, thus moving toward greater balance and wholeness, both internally and externally.
Integration is a process in which a person revisits and actively engages in making sense of, working through, translating, and processing the content of their psychedelic experience. Through intentional and supportive practices, this process allows one to gradually capture and incorporate the emergent lessons and insights into their lives, thus moving toward greater balance and wholeness, both internally and externally.
(215) 461-3156 View (215) 461-3156
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Christian Counseling Associates of Western PA
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15241
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 at www.ccawpa.com 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 at www.ccawpa.com for a complete description of our faith based counseling services, locations, and counseling staff.
(724) 498-0049 View (724) 498-0049
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Kosta Petrogeorge
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT, MDiv
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15241  (Online Only)
Rather than subscribing to the traditional adage of counseling, “meet clients where they’re at”, Kosta embraces the viewpoint, “meet clients where they dream!” (Steve Andrew). NIKA Therapy is a private practice that utilizes the finest professional tools & evidence-based practices. Kosta is an experienced professional therapist that leads you to explore & navigate the challenges you face. With many years in helping individuals, couples and parents, he is skilled, intentional and compassionate, as he guides you to proactively address a broad scope of concerns.
Rather than subscribing to the traditional adage of counseling, “meet clients where they’re at”, Kosta embraces the viewpoint, “meet clients where they dream!” (Steve Andrew). NIKA Therapy is a private practice that utilizes the finest professional tools & evidence-based practices. Kosta is an experienced professional therapist that leads you to explore & navigate the challenges you face. With many years in helping individuals, couples and parents, he is skilled, intentional and compassionate, as he guides you to proactively address a broad scope of concerns.
(919) 794-4983 View (919) 794-4983
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April Condemi
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CFRC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15241
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and have worked with a variety of concerns and specialize with working with first responders. I have seen individuals in various setting and throughout the lifespan. I have a focus on working with those suffering from trauma related symptoms, work, and life related stressors first responders may experience.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and have worked with a variety of concerns and specialize with working with first responders. I have seen individuals in various setting and throughout the lifespan. I have a focus on working with those suffering from trauma related symptoms, work, and life related stressors first responders may experience.
(412) 365-4701 View (412) 365-4701
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Joshua Makoul
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15241
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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Nicole Bialecki
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, CTP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Presto, PA 15142  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hello, future client! I am so excited to have you join me in session on your journey of health and wellness. We will work together to bring beauty from the pain of life's circumstances at times. Come join me in a space that is both safe and non-judgmental as we work on some of these challenges. If you desire to work towards restoration on mental health symptoms that include but are not limited to anxiety, depression, PTSD, mood concerns, etc., you have surely come to the right place. I will be your formal support as you work through areas of concern to improve everyday functioning.
Hello, future client! I am so excited to have you join me in session on your journey of health and wellness. We will work together to bring beauty from the pain of life's circumstances at times. Come join me in a space that is both safe and non-judgmental as we work on some of these challenges. If you desire to work towards restoration on mental health symptoms that include but are not limited to anxiety, depression, PTSD, mood concerns, etc., you have surely come to the right place. I will be your formal support as you work through areas of concern to improve everyday functioning.
(570) 929-4304 View (570) 929-4304
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Dr. Brian J. Ferraccio
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15241
*Please Assist Dr. F. in Most Efficiently Managing High Demand by Enrolling for Your Consult Directly @ “Pittsburgh-Therapist.com”* I know there are real reasons that led you here, together we can find real solutions. I will listen to your story & together we will work to resolve your unique challenges, step by step, at your pace. Recent events have been disruptive, unsettling, & traumatic. As a result, you may be facing new/intensified problems. I excel in aiding adults & teens who are exhausted, down, overwhelmed, irritable, anxious, survivors of trauma/abuse, and/or have problems relating to others. I look forward to meeting you.
*Please Assist Dr. F. in Most Efficiently Managing High Demand by Enrolling for Your Consult Directly @ “Pittsburgh-Therapist.com”* I know there are real reasons that led you here, together we can find real solutions. I will listen to your story & together we will work to resolve your unique challenges, step by step, at your pace. Recent events have been disruptive, unsettling, & traumatic. As a result, you may be facing new/intensified problems. I excel in aiding adults & teens who are exhausted, down, overwhelmed, irritable, anxious, survivors of trauma/abuse, and/or have problems relating to others. I look forward to meeting you.
(878) 216-7126 View (878) 216-7126

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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.