Psychodynamic Therapists in Carnegie, PA

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Thomas Lindquist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Carnegie, PA 15106
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
Carnegie, PA 15106
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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Briana Whitehead
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carnegie, PA 15106  (Online Only)
Briana is a Licensed Social Worker, gaining her Master’s at The University of Pittsburgh. Briana has worked at Western Psychiatric Hospital as an intern and inpatient social worker for over 7 years, working with clients with chronic psychosis, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, and trauma. Briana also has a background in child development, utilizing her education to help individuals identify how their development effects them today.
Briana is a Licensed Social Worker, gaining her Master’s at The University of Pittsburgh. Briana has worked at Western Psychiatric Hospital as an intern and inpatient social worker for over 7 years, working with clients with chronic psychosis, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, and trauma. Briana also has a background in child development, utilizing her education to help individuals identify how their development effects them today.
(412) 435-4374 View (412) 435-4374
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Diane Peters Mayer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Carnegie, PA 15106  (Online Only)
If you have anxiety attacks the distressing physical and mental symptoms may leave you feeling frightened, exhausted and even "crazy" at times. Depression may make it hard to just get out of bed in the morning. Conflict in your personal or professional life could have made you angry, dissatisfied, feeling lost or trapped. This is where I come in. Through our therapeutic relationship based on my deep respect for your feelings and uniqueness and with my clinical expertise, we journey down a path of healing toward a more rewarding and freer life for you.
If you have anxiety attacks the distressing physical and mental symptoms may leave you feeling frightened, exhausted and even "crazy" at times. Depression may make it hard to just get out of bed in the morning. Conflict in your personal or professional life could have made you angry, dissatisfied, feeling lost or trapped. This is where I come in. Through our therapeutic relationship based on my deep respect for your feelings and uniqueness and with my clinical expertise, we journey down a path of healing toward a more rewarding and freer life for you.
(215) 688-5858 View (215) 688-5858
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Isaly Counseling Associates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LPC, RN, AT, CAADC
Verified Verified
Carnegie, PA 15106
ICA is a group of dedicated mental & behavioral health professionals who offer mediation, counseling & substance abuse services to adults, children, couples, & families in a supportive environment. Our providers are highly qualified & experienced professionals who treat each client with compassion, dignity, & respect while helping each to work through areas of concern. We believe that help begins with a strong therapist/client relationship in order to achieve long-term results and as such, each approach is personalized and tailored to the specific need of the client. We have an additional office in Swissvale at 2033 Noble St.
ICA is a group of dedicated mental & behavioral health professionals who offer mediation, counseling & substance abuse services to adults, children, couples, & families in a supportive environment. Our providers are highly qualified & experienced professionals who treat each client with compassion, dignity, & respect while helping each to work through areas of concern. We believe that help begins with a strong therapist/client relationship in order to achieve long-term results and as such, each approach is personalized and tailored to the specific need of the client. We have an additional office in Swissvale at 2033 Noble St.
(412) 369-4285 View (412) 369-4285
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Christian Counseling Associates of Western PA
Counselor
Verified Verified
Carnegie, PA 15106
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) 749-5328 View (724) 749-5328
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Nancy A Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, I
Verified Verified
Carnegie, PA 15106
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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Anthony V Locascio
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CAADC
Verified Verified
Carnegie, PA 15106  (Online Only)
I work with clients who may be struggling with addictions or trauma as well as anxieties. During our initial sessions we will dive into the issues that are causing you to present for treatment and then collaborate on creating a plan that helps you get your life back. Most of my client see a gradual lifting of symptoms within a month and sustained improvement after that.
I work with clients who may be struggling with addictions or trauma as well as anxieties. During our initial sessions we will dive into the issues that are causing you to present for treatment and then collaborate on creating a plan that helps you get your life back. Most of my client see a gradual lifting of symptoms within a month and sustained improvement after that.
(681) 771-6241 View (681) 771-6241
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Melissa D Michel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSCP, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Carnegie, PA 15106
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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Christian Counseling Associates of Western PA
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Carnegie, PA 15106
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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Kristin Lindquist
Psychologist, PsyD , LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carnegie, PA 15106
Not accepting new clients
I believe that you have the courage to voice your opinions and beliefs without anxiety or apprehension, and this will lead you to the life you envision for yourself and toward the future you desire. As we work together, you will build a more substantial capacity to fully engage and experience your life by successfully navigating challenges and developing deeper meaning that will allow you to become who you indeed are.
I believe that you have the courage to voice your opinions and beliefs without anxiety or apprehension, and this will lead you to the life you envision for yourself and toward the future you desire. As we work together, you will build a more substantial capacity to fully engage and experience your life by successfully navigating challenges and developing deeper meaning that will allow you to become who you indeed are.
(878) 205-8240 View (878) 205-8240

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James Manzella, LCSW, MA
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
We all grow up and live in a society which favors conformity. Not "fitting in" or being "different" can result in feelings of depression, low self-esteem, and isolation which can effect all aspects of our lives. This can be especially true for the LGBTQ population. As a psychodynamic therapist, my goal is to assist you in your personal development from unsatisfying or painful patterns of living and to a life that you can celebrate. While we can't change the past, we can work together to change how it continues to impact your life and resolve challenges and issues that have resulted from it.
We all grow up and live in a society which favors conformity. Not "fitting in" or being "different" can result in feelings of depression, low self-esteem, and isolation which can effect all aspects of our lives. This can be especially true for the LGBTQ population. As a psychodynamic therapist, my goal is to assist you in your personal development from unsatisfying or painful patterns of living and to a life that you can celebrate. While we can't change the past, we can work together to change how it continues to impact your life and resolve challenges and issues that have resulted from it.
(412) 532-1589 View (412) 532-1589
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James M Hepburn
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Mount Lebanon, PA 15228
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
Gerrian Miller Bobrowsky
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15228  (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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Annie Lam
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15220  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Dr. Annie Lam and I am a licensed psychologist with 20+ years of experience providing psychotherapy to adults across the lifespan dealing with anxiety, depression, and life transitions. I believe that the core of human development lays in forming and maintaining emotionally intimate relationships. I approach psychotherapy from an integrative perspective, combining relational psychodynamic, CBT, systemic, and experiential theories. I emphasize respect, warmth, mutuality, and collaboration. I will work hard to create a safe and supportive environment for you, focusing on exploring and understanding your history.
Hello! My name is Dr. Annie Lam and I am a licensed psychologist with 20+ years of experience providing psychotherapy to adults across the lifespan dealing with anxiety, depression, and life transitions. I believe that the core of human development lays in forming and maintaining emotionally intimate relationships. I approach psychotherapy from an integrative perspective, combining relational psychodynamic, CBT, systemic, and experiential theories. I emphasize respect, warmth, mutuality, and collaboration. I will work hard to create a safe and supportive environment for you, focusing on exploring and understanding your history.
(617) 958-7315 View (617) 958-7315
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Kelly Sellers
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15220
I utilize a variety of modalities which include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, Humanistic, Strengths Based, Person Centered, and Multicultural approaches.
Life has many challenges which can sometimes feel overwhelming. My passion is helping others through these moments. I support my clients to feel better and show up in their lives as the people they want to be. My clients learn to build confidence, improve their relationships with themselves and others, and address negative patterns that are holding them back. I see my role as equal parts collaborator, support, and guide for the journey.
I utilize a variety of modalities which include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, Humanistic, Strengths Based, Person Centered, and Multicultural approaches.
Life has many challenges which can sometimes feel overwhelming. My passion is helping others through these moments. I support my clients to feel better and show up in their lives as the people they want to be. My clients learn to build confidence, improve their relationships with themselves and others, and address negative patterns that are holding them back. I see my role as equal parts collaborator, support, and guide for the journey.
(412) 912-2238 View (412) 912-2238
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Wisdom Within Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MDiv, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15216
I can integrate other orientations, such as cognitive-behavioral, person-centered, psychodynamic, narrative, and EMDR.
I have years of experience working with clients struggling with grief, trauma, and depression. I am a member of ASERVIC, with many years of experience and extensive graduate study in religion and spirituality and can integrate values connected with a client's preferred religions and spiritual emphases into all therapeutic approaches. Clients facing life-transitions have greatly benefited from this focussed approach to wellness at every stage of life. I work well with adults of all ages. Older adults have often especially appreciated my counseling orientation. I am also fluent in Spanish and Italian.
I can integrate other orientations, such as cognitive-behavioral, person-centered, psychodynamic, narrative, and EMDR.
I have years of experience working with clients struggling with grief, trauma, and depression. I am a member of ASERVIC, with many years of experience and extensive graduate study in religion and spirituality and can integrate values connected with a client's preferred religions and spiritual emphases into all therapeutic approaches. Clients facing life-transitions have greatly benefited from this focussed approach to wellness at every stage of life. I work well with adults of all ages. Older adults have often especially appreciated my counseling orientation. I am also fluent in Spanish and Italian.
(412) 357-4197 View (412) 357-4197
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Taylor Sczymecki
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Parkway Center, PA 15220  (Online Only)
My ideal therapy client wants to put in the work to explore themselves and be willing to take me along that journey with them. I'm here to listen, validate and challenge when needed. While my speciality is DBT, I also enjoy psychodynamic and person-centered approaches. I provide individual supervision for LCSW candidates as well. My ideal LSW supervisee is willing to be open and honest with themselves and with me as a newer social worker. I'm excited to support you in your adventure towards being an independent mental health professional and help you equip yourself with the tools needed for introspection, sound ethics and success.
My ideal therapy client wants to put in the work to explore themselves and be willing to take me along that journey with them. I'm here to listen, validate and challenge when needed. While my speciality is DBT, I also enjoy psychodynamic and person-centered approaches. I provide individual supervision for LCSW candidates as well. My ideal LSW supervisee is willing to be open and honest with themselves and with me as a newer social worker. I'm excited to support you in your adventure towards being an independent mental health professional and help you equip yourself with the tools needed for introspection, sound ethics and success.
(215) 608-3327 View (215) 608-3327
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Erica deDufour
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15220  (Online Only)
Are you ready for a new perspective on life? Tired of feeling anxious, hopeless, or overwhelmed? Hi, I'm Erica and I'm here to help you address and work through whatever's keeping you from living the life you desire. If anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, stress, or trauma are holding you back, let’s work through it and reframe your experience so you can live life on your terms. Together, we will identify triggers, challenge negative thought patterns, and develop healthy coping skills.
Are you ready for a new perspective on life? Tired of feeling anxious, hopeless, or overwhelmed? Hi, I'm Erica and I'm here to help you address and work through whatever's keeping you from living the life you desire. If anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, stress, or trauma are holding you back, let’s work through it and reframe your experience so you can live life on your terms. Together, we will identify triggers, challenge negative thought patterns, and develop healthy coping skills.
(484) 255-8144 View (484) 255-8144
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Gina Niewodowski
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mount Lebanon, PA 15228  (Online Only)
We all have inner strength. Rollo May, a well known psychologist wrote, "Finding the center of strength within ourselves, is in the long run, the best contribution we can make to our fellow man". As a professional counselor, I want to help you find and use your strengths so you can live a healthy and purpose filled life.
We all have inner strength. Rollo May, a well known psychologist wrote, "Finding the center of strength within ourselves, is in the long run, the best contribution we can make to our fellow man". As a professional counselor, I want to help you find and use your strengths so you can live a healthy and purpose filled life.
(412) 727-8266 View (412) 727-8266

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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.