Psychodynamic Therapists in Fox Chapel, PA

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Susan E. Schumacher
Licensed Professional Counselor, DA, LPC, LCPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fox Chapel, PA 15238
As a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC, LCPC) and psychodynamic, narrative and somatic therapist, my goal is to explore the stories you tell about your life and how they influence how you feel and what you see as possible.
Are you feeling stuck, anxious or discouraged? Feeling unfulfilled or overwhelmed? Are there issues from the past that seem to intrude into your present life? Do you isolate and avoid? Are you experiencing difficulties with depression, anxiety, relationships, work or sleep issues? You can find relief and move forward in your life. Looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation? Are you considering a move in a new direction?
As a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC, LCPC) and psychodynamic, narrative and somatic therapist, my goal is to explore the stories you tell about your life and how they influence how you feel and what you see as possible.
Are you feeling stuck, anxious or discouraged? Feeling unfulfilled or overwhelmed? Are there issues from the past that seem to intrude into your present life? Do you isolate and avoid? Are you experiencing difficulties with depression, anxiety, relationships, work or sleep issues? You can find relief and move forward in your life. Looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation? Are you considering a move in a new direction?
(610) 810-1572 View (610) 810-1572
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Dr. Alanna Downing
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Fox Chapel, PA 15238  (Online Only)
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and provide psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults. My approach integrates a variety of evidence-based practices including psychodynamic, CBT & DBT. I have been effective at utilizing these treatment modalities to alleviate symptoms of anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief and loss, and other clinical concerns. Clients also come to my practice to improve relationships and navigate stressful life changes.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and provide psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults. My approach integrates a variety of evidence-based practices including psychodynamic, CBT & DBT. I have been effective at utilizing these treatment modalities to alleviate symptoms of anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief and loss, and other clinical concerns. Clients also come to my practice to improve relationships and navigate stressful life changes.
(412) 314-2578 View (412) 314-2578
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Justin Greenfield
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fox Chapel, PA 15238
Waitlist for new clients
Psychotherapy can help you to better approach problems with depression, loss, anxiety, trauma, relationships and self-esteem issues with greater understanding and possibility for transformation. I practice in the psychodynamic model of Object Relations that emphasizes the development of empathy, a process of "knowing with" between client and therapist, to discover previously unknown or inaccessible sources of frustration and distress leading to greater self-capacity.
Psychotherapy can help you to better approach problems with depression, loss, anxiety, trauma, relationships and self-esteem issues with greater understanding and possibility for transformation. I practice in the psychodynamic model of Object Relations that emphasizes the development of empathy, a process of "knowing with" between client and therapist, to discover previously unknown or inaccessible sources of frustration and distress leading to greater self-capacity.
(412) 998-8768 View (412) 998-8768
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Gail Ludwig Vogler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW, MSN
Verified Verified
Fox Chapel, PA 15238
Are you struggling and frustrated with life problems and traditional help is not working? I offer an organic blending of traditional eastern healing practices with western psychotherapy. This work helps you deepen your connection to the answers which are already within you. I just help you "see" them, and assist you in bridging a connection between the healthy self and those parts of you that are struggling to be healthy. I call these dissonant parts. These dissonant parts can create disorder and dysfunction. We work as partners on a path towards unity, health and well-being.
Are you struggling and frustrated with life problems and traditional help is not working? I offer an organic blending of traditional eastern healing practices with western psychotherapy. This work helps you deepen your connection to the answers which are already within you. I just help you "see" them, and assist you in bridging a connection between the healthy self and those parts of you that are struggling to be healthy. I call these dissonant parts. These dissonant parts can create disorder and dysfunction. We work as partners on a path towards unity, health and well-being.
(412) 528-4081 View (412) 528-4081
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Shannon Berncic
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, CRC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fox Chapel, PA 15238
Congratulations on taking the first step! It can be overwhelming to start something new, but remember that you have already made progress by acknowledging that you want to take action. My focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. As a therapist, it's essential to have a wide range of therapeutic tools and techniques to help clients navigate their challenges. Whether it's helping adolescents and teens manage stress and anxiety, assisting adults with depression or trauma, or supporting couples in strengthening their relationships, each client requires a customized approach.
Congratulations on taking the first step! It can be overwhelming to start something new, but remember that you have already made progress by acknowledging that you want to take action. My focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. As a therapist, it's essential to have a wide range of therapeutic tools and techniques to help clients navigate their challenges. Whether it's helping adolescents and teens manage stress and anxiety, assisting adults with depression or trauma, or supporting couples in strengthening their relationships, each client requires a customized approach.
(412) 775-2901 View (412) 775-2901
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HeART Felt Therapy LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, ATR-BC, LCAT, LPC
Verified Verified
Fox Chapel, PA 15238
Being an adult is hard, especially for women. Having to make difficult decisions about your career, relationships, future, process things about your past, or set boundaries with those around you -- can feel seemingly impossible. Balancing a career, household, and/or a relationship can be taxing, anxiety provoking, draining, and leave you feeling completely depleted. But these aren't impossible things to tackle, and there is hope for a better, more peaceful, balanced you. You are only one step away from beginning a journey to better take care of yourself. And it starts here.
Being an adult is hard, especially for women. Having to make difficult decisions about your career, relationships, future, process things about your past, or set boundaries with those around you -- can feel seemingly impossible. Balancing a career, household, and/or a relationship can be taxing, anxiety provoking, draining, and leave you feeling completely depleted. But these aren't impossible things to tackle, and there is hope for a better, more peaceful, balanced you. You are only one step away from beginning a journey to better take care of yourself. And it starts here.
(412) 214-8828 View (412) 214-8828
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Kristine Culbertson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Fox Chapel, PA 15238
My clients describe my approach to therapy as engaging, caring, sensitive, and genuine. I have years of experience working with addiction, families, couples, and individuals. I believe in the power of connection through therapy and am truly inspired by being a part of my clients' change process. My clients appreciate my focus, sense of humor, and the understanding that comes with a variety of life experiences.
My clients describe my approach to therapy as engaging, caring, sensitive, and genuine. I have years of experience working with addiction, families, couples, and individuals. I believe in the power of connection through therapy and am truly inspired by being a part of my clients' change process. My clients appreciate my focus, sense of humor, and the understanding that comes with a variety of life experiences.
(412) 275-5140 View (412) 275-5140
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Intensive Care Counseling
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Fox Chapel, PA 15238
Are you stuck in a repetitive pattern that leaves you feeling helpless and misunderstood? Are you hoping for immediate change for you and/or your family? Are you suffering from depression, addiction, or a traumatic experience? Is your marriage or family crisis? I help individuals, couples and/or families get immediate help, even if counseling was not helpful in the past. Sessions are not limited to an hour or once a week. I am also available to come into your home if that would be most helpful.
Are you stuck in a repetitive pattern that leaves you feeling helpless and misunderstood? Are you hoping for immediate change for you and/or your family? Are you suffering from depression, addiction, or a traumatic experience? Is your marriage or family crisis? I help individuals, couples and/or families get immediate help, even if counseling was not helpful in the past. Sessions are not limited to an hour or once a week. I am also available to come into your home if that would be most helpful.
(878) 206-1097 View (878) 206-1097
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Corrine Fallon
Psychologist, PsyD, NCSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fox Chapel, PA 15238
I work with children, adolescents, and adults seeking therapeutic treatment and psychological evaluations. The goal of treatment is to assist the individual in actualizing their potential through a strengths-based approach to cognitive behavioral techniques. It's important that each person understands their worth and utilizes the tools learned in therapy in their daily lives. In addition to individual therapy, I am also able to offer diagnostic evaluations and psychological testing as a means to understand complex issues and formulate the most appropriate treatment plan for each individual.
I work with children, adolescents, and adults seeking therapeutic treatment and psychological evaluations. The goal of treatment is to assist the individual in actualizing their potential through a strengths-based approach to cognitive behavioral techniques. It's important that each person understands their worth and utilizes the tools learned in therapy in their daily lives. In addition to individual therapy, I am also able to offer diagnostic evaluations and psychological testing as a means to understand complex issues and formulate the most appropriate treatment plan for each individual.
(412) 991-1731 View (412) 991-1731
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Linda A Martin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RN
Verified Verified
Fox Chapel, PA 15238
Not accepting new clients
At the core of my work as a licensed clinical social worker psychotherapist is awareness of human suffering in ourselves and in the world and dignity and respect of each individual. I understand that personal growth and individuation are continuous throughout life regardless of past circumstances, current struggles or future aspirations. Some problems are readily resolved by meeting once a week. When comprehensive change is desired I use an analytic method (free association, dream work, relational analysis) meeting 2 or more times a week which can free up energy, bring new perspectives, and change unproductive personality patterns.
At the core of my work as a licensed clinical social worker psychotherapist is awareness of human suffering in ourselves and in the world and dignity and respect of each individual. I understand that personal growth and individuation are continuous throughout life regardless of past circumstances, current struggles or future aspirations. Some problems are readily resolved by meeting once a week. When comprehensive change is desired I use an analytic method (free association, dream work, relational analysis) meeting 2 or more times a week which can free up energy, bring new perspectives, and change unproductive personality patterns.
(412) 219-3705 View (412) 219-3705
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Sarah C Trafican
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fox Chapel, PA 15238
Not accepting new clients
It is possible to overcome seemingly insurmountable life challenges and find stability. Psychotherapy can light the way from chaos and hopelessness towards self-acceptance, meaning, and control. Focused on your individual needs, I strive to create a time and space which is entirely yours. A safe, private, well-bounded space where honest and intimate discussions can take place. For the past 12 years, I have been working with a diverse mixture of individuals and couples using primarily psychoanalytic techniques. My aim is not simply to facilitate symptom relief, but to midwife meaningful and positive changes in your life.
It is possible to overcome seemingly insurmountable life challenges and find stability. Psychotherapy can light the way from chaos and hopelessness towards self-acceptance, meaning, and control. Focused on your individual needs, I strive to create a time and space which is entirely yours. A safe, private, well-bounded space where honest and intimate discussions can take place. For the past 12 years, I have been working with a diverse mixture of individuals and couples using primarily psychoanalytic techniques. My aim is not simply to facilitate symptom relief, but to midwife meaningful and positive changes in your life.
(814) 303-5880 View (814) 303-5880

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Jill Henkel Kazour
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MSEd
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
I have some training in psychodynamic psychotherapy.
Depression and anxiety are so very common and so little understood. I am interested in helping people come to terms with what is keeping them from living a contented life. Suffering is part of life. However, with compassion, empathy and understanding from an important other, it can be navigated successfully and dealt with in a way that allows growth. I want to help you get unstuck from the emotions, thoughts and behaviors that are keeping you unfulfilled. While this can be a lengthy process, it can be seen as a significant investment in yourself.
I have some training in psychodynamic psychotherapy.
Depression and anxiety are so very common and so little understood. I am interested in helping people come to terms with what is keeping them from living a contented life. Suffering is part of life. However, with compassion, empathy and understanding from an important other, it can be navigated successfully and dealt with in a way that allows growth. I want to help you get unstuck from the emotions, thoughts and behaviors that are keeping you unfulfilled. While this can be a lengthy process, it can be seen as a significant investment in yourself.
(412) 275-4315 View (412) 275-4315
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Linda Dukess
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Waitlist for new clients
I am trained in somatic experiencing and psychodynamic therapy.
Do you feel that no matter how much you understand yourself you still struggle to change and to heal? Do you feel like you're not able to be your best self in your relationships or with your work? Do you always put yourself last and find it challenging to meet your own needs for self care? Do you need a safe place to heal from trauma? Please know that you are not alone
I am trained in somatic experiencing and psychodynamic therapy.
Do you feel that no matter how much you understand yourself you still struggle to change and to heal? Do you feel like you're not able to be your best self in your relationships or with your work? Do you always put yourself last and find it challenging to meet your own needs for self care? Do you need a safe place to heal from trauma? Please know that you are not alone
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Anne Houston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15215
I work from a number of established methods including cognitive, emotional and psychodynamic orientations.
As a licensed clinical therapist, I offer a warm and collaborative space for you to freely explore what most troubles you. You may be dealing with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, or changing life circumstances. I am mindful of you as an individual, while also aware of the concurrent forces of family, culture, and social - and how internal and outside pressures can sometimes make change harder. My role is to attend to you with skill, compassion, and without judgment, so that you can more fully be.
I work from a number of established methods including cognitive, emotional and psychodynamic orientations.
As a licensed clinical therapist, I offer a warm and collaborative space for you to freely explore what most troubles you. You may be dealing with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, or changing life circumstances. I am mindful of you as an individual, while also aware of the concurrent forces of family, culture, and social - and how internal and outside pressures can sometimes make change harder. My role is to attend to you with skill, compassion, and without judgment, so that you can more fully be.
(412) 899-1709 View (412) 899-1709
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Valerie Bojarski
Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Fred Rogers says, "Anything that's human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary." I would love to work with you if you are ready to make your problems mentionable, and together we can work towards making them manageable.
Fred Rogers says, "Anything that's human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary." I would love to work with you if you are ready to make your problems mentionable, and together we can work towards making them manageable.
(412) 528-6221 View (412) 528-6221
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Bonnie Lou Ricard
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Bonnie Ricard is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania and certified by the National Board of Counseling. Her undergraduate work was completed at Kent State University and she received her Masters in Counseling from the University of Pittsburgh. She has more than two decades of experience in the counseling profession with a focus on relational issues, life transitions, emotional distress, grief, crises and trauma. She has also done significant work in the field of substance use and its far reaching implications on individuals and families.
Bonnie Ricard is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania and certified by the National Board of Counseling. Her undergraduate work was completed at Kent State University and she received her Masters in Counseling from the University of Pittsburgh. She has more than two decades of experience in the counseling profession with a focus on relational issues, life transitions, emotional distress, grief, crises and trauma. She has also done significant work in the field of substance use and its far reaching implications on individuals and families.
(412) 564-4138 View (412) 564-4138
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Lisa McDonough
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15238  (Online Only)
Have you been struggling with symptoms of anxiety or depression? Are you trying to "keep it all together"? Do you or someone you care about have Autism? Do you feel overwhelmed by the demands of your day-to-day life? You don't have to do it alone! I have a strong interest in working with individuals struggling in these areas. I would be honored for the opportunity to work with you!
Have you been struggling with symptoms of anxiety or depression? Are you trying to "keep it all together"? Do you or someone you care about have Autism? Do you feel overwhelmed by the demands of your day-to-day life? You don't have to do it alone! I have a strong interest in working with individuals struggling in these areas. I would be honored for the opportunity to work with you!
(412) 844-5230 View (412) 844-5230
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Stacy Golman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15238  (Online Only)
I view therapy as the process of developing a better understanding of thoughts, emotions and patterns. I utilize a person-centered therapy approach to create a warm, non-judgmental atmosphere where you can feel comfortable and safe. Through the journey of self-discovery, your needs and wants from the therapy process may change. This is why I pull from different evidence-based therapy approaches to best fit with your needs at the time. I have experience working with a variety of mental health concerns. However, no two people are the same. Together we will work towards your unique goals utilizing the individual strengths you bring.
I view therapy as the process of developing a better understanding of thoughts, emotions and patterns. I utilize a person-centered therapy approach to create a warm, non-judgmental atmosphere where you can feel comfortable and safe. Through the journey of self-discovery, your needs and wants from the therapy process may change. This is why I pull from different evidence-based therapy approaches to best fit with your needs at the time. I have experience working with a variety of mental health concerns. However, no two people are the same. Together we will work towards your unique goals utilizing the individual strengths you bring.
(724) 201-3573 View (724) 201-3573
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Pamela Hoopes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Blawnox, PA 15238  (Online Only)
I work with adults 18-70's . I welcome college/grad students who arr transitioning to a new chapter in their lives and adults navigating the many changes/challenges we all can face. I help clients explore their emotions, life events & goals in a supportive and collaborative environment. I use a CBT, , narrative, solution focused and Mindfulness practice specializing in treating depression, anxiety, grief/loss, and life transitions. I enjoy sharing/educating about how mindfulness/intuition can be integrated into every day life, how Food/Nutrition can affect our Mood and Empath Survival Skills. Small steps lead to lasting change.
I work with adults 18-70's . I welcome college/grad students who arr transitioning to a new chapter in their lives and adults navigating the many changes/challenges we all can face. I help clients explore their emotions, life events & goals in a supportive and collaborative environment. I use a CBT, , narrative, solution focused and Mindfulness practice specializing in treating depression, anxiety, grief/loss, and life transitions. I enjoy sharing/educating about how mindfulness/intuition can be integrated into every day life, how Food/Nutrition can affect our Mood and Empath Survival Skills. Small steps lead to lasting change.
(878) 205-0814 View (878) 205-0814
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Jon Weingarden
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15215
I am a Pittsburgher and I'm proud to practice psychology in my home community. My goal is to see each client as a person first, and provide individualized healthcare. I see therapy as collaborative, and including both skill-building and self-exploration. In terms of self-exploration, I see the client as the expert in their own life, while a therapist is attuned to noticing themes or patterns that the client would have otherwise missed or avoided.
I am a Pittsburgher and I'm proud to practice psychology in my home community. My goal is to see each client as a person first, and provide individualized healthcare. I see therapy as collaborative, and including both skill-building and self-exploration. In terms of self-exploration, I see the client as the expert in their own life, while a therapist is attuned to noticing themes or patterns that the client would have otherwise missed or avoided.
(412) 207-3477 View (412) 207-3477

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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.