Psychodynamic Therapists in Oakmont, PA

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Tiffany Leonard
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakmont, PA 15139  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Life is constantly changing. Transitions are often rewarding, yet change can create distress, upsetting your closest relationships, turn daily functioning into a struggle, or have you feeling physically ill. I specialize in working with adults & young adults managing life transitions & interpersonal conflicts (partner, coworker, peer). I would like to join with you on your journey to regaining a sense of control over your life. Other special interests include issues related to: young adulthood, college, career change or conflict, family of origin conflict/(how growing up impacted your choices today), & codependency.
Life is constantly changing. Transitions are often rewarding, yet change can create distress, upsetting your closest relationships, turn daily functioning into a struggle, or have you feeling physically ill. I specialize in working with adults & young adults managing life transitions & interpersonal conflicts (partner, coworker, peer). I would like to join with you on your journey to regaining a sense of control over your life. Other special interests include issues related to: young adulthood, college, career change or conflict, family of origin conflict/(how growing up impacted your choices today), & codependency.
(412) 407-4182 View (412) 407-4182
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Dante Mancini
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Oakmont, PA 15139
I am a Pennsylvania and New York licensed clinical psychologist. I believe that every person is different, bringing with him or her a unique set of difficulties, backgrounds, and strengths to my office. Therefore, I like to take an eclectic approach, meaning that I tailor the treatment specifically to the individual patient's needs. There is no "one size fits all" therapy. Of course this is done collaboratively; anything that is done in therapy is at first discussed, and I never proceed unless the patient agrees with the treatment plan.
I am a Pennsylvania and New York licensed clinical psychologist. I believe that every person is different, bringing with him or her a unique set of difficulties, backgrounds, and strengths to my office. Therefore, I like to take an eclectic approach, meaning that I tailor the treatment specifically to the individual patient's needs. There is no "one size fits all" therapy. Of course this is done collaboratively; anything that is done in therapy is at first discussed, and I never proceed unless the patient agrees with the treatment plan.
(412) 265-1314 View (412) 265-1314
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Keri Mason, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Oakmont, PA 15139
Change. Who says it is easy? Change can be challenging, frustrating and REWARDING! Thanks for taking the first step on your journey to meaningful transition. Keri Mason is equipped to walk with you through your journey and help you achieve tranquility and stability in your life. I am skilled at treating anxiety, depression, life transitions and other issues throughout the lifespan. I help family members work through concerns they might have when dealing with a loved one with emotional or substance abuse concerns as well as handling end of life decisions. We will work together to find solutions that are practical and easily applied.
Change. Who says it is easy? Change can be challenging, frustrating and REWARDING! Thanks for taking the first step on your journey to meaningful transition. Keri Mason is equipped to walk with you through your journey and help you achieve tranquility and stability in your life. I am skilled at treating anxiety, depression, life transitions and other issues throughout the lifespan. I help family members work through concerns they might have when dealing with a loved one with emotional or substance abuse concerns as well as handling end of life decisions. We will work together to find solutions that are practical and easily applied.
(724) 705-0056 View (724) 705-0056
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Sharon Young
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Oakmont, PA 15139  (Online Only)
Hello! I am a Clinical Psychologist licensed in Pennsylvania with over twenty years of experience practicing psychotherapy. I earned a doctorate (PhD) in clinical psychology from Georgia State University. I have worked with clients of various ages in a variety of settings. In addition, I have worked with clients experiencing a wide variety of psychological challenges and concerns, including: mood disorders, anxiety disorders; psychotic disorders; attentional difficulties; impulse control and behavioral problems; substance use and misuse problems; and problems associated with significant stress and trauma.
Hello! I am a Clinical Psychologist licensed in Pennsylvania with over twenty years of experience practicing psychotherapy. I earned a doctorate (PhD) in clinical psychology from Georgia State University. I have worked with clients of various ages in a variety of settings. In addition, I have worked with clients experiencing a wide variety of psychological challenges and concerns, including: mood disorders, anxiety disorders; psychotic disorders; attentional difficulties; impulse control and behavioral problems; substance use and misuse problems; and problems associated with significant stress and trauma.
(412) 561-9961 View (412) 561-9961
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Christopher M Parada
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Oakmont, PA 15139
Hello and thank you for taking the time to learn a little bit more about my therapy practice. What I can offer you is not just the experience of 21 years in working with various disorders ranging from depression, anxiety, and addictions in different realms with an objective, non-judgemental perspective. This combination will allow us to begin a journey, identifying the thoughts and behaviors that have been weighing on you for so long. My goal is to help you find the unlock to feeling better and living your best life. This is done through deepening the understanding of yourself in a patient, calm and nurturing environment.
Hello and thank you for taking the time to learn a little bit more about my therapy practice. What I can offer you is not just the experience of 21 years in working with various disorders ranging from depression, anxiety, and addictions in different realms with an objective, non-judgemental perspective. This combination will allow us to begin a journey, identifying the thoughts and behaviors that have been weighing on you for so long. My goal is to help you find the unlock to feeling better and living your best life. This is done through deepening the understanding of yourself in a patient, calm and nurturing environment.
(412) 583-7132 View (412) 583-7132
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Alicia Bisaha
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Oakmont, PA 15139
Is depression or anxiety keeping you from fully enjoying your life? Would you like to improve your relationships with family, friends, or others? Do you feel stressed or stuck? People seek therapy for many different reasons. Whatever the reason, it should be a life enhancing experience. I have assisted many individuals and families with these and other life issues and would like to help you!
Is depression or anxiety keeping you from fully enjoying your life? Would you like to improve your relationships with family, friends, or others? Do you feel stressed or stuck? People seek therapy for many different reasons. Whatever the reason, it should be a life enhancing experience. I have assisted many individuals and families with these and other life issues and would like to help you!
(412) 228-0727 View (412) 228-0727
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Bonnie Lou Ricard
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Oakmont, PA 15139
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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Lifebulb Counseling & Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oakmont, PA 15139
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) 838-4560 View (412) 838-4560

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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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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 15238
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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Dr. Alanna Downing
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Fox Chapel, PA 15238
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 have in person and Telehealth availability for children and adults in Shadyside, PA.
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 have in person and Telehealth availability for children and adults in Shadyside, PA.
(412) 314-2578 View (412) 314-2578
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Holly Ellis Eisenbrandt
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSCP, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Not accepting new clients
Positive Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapies,Brief Psychodynamic Therapy, mindfulness techniques, Solution Focused Therapy, Family Therapy, and Couples Therapy.
Life presents challenges in various forms. The method by which we face these challenges can determine our well being. I believe my clients already possess the strength to face those difficulties. Together we will explore your individual struggles, and empower you to use your unique strengths towards a healthier and happier life. Therapy is a rewarding experience and a growth tool by which you may become self actualized, improve self esteem and enhance your personal relationships.
Positive Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapies,Brief Psychodynamic Therapy, mindfulness techniques, Solution Focused Therapy, Family Therapy, and Couples Therapy.
Life presents challenges in various forms. The method by which we face these challenges can determine our well being. I believe my clients already possess the strength to face those difficulties. Together we will explore your individual struggles, and empower you to use your unique strengths towards a healthier and happier life. Therapy is a rewarding experience and a growth tool by which you may become self actualized, improve self esteem and enhance your personal relationships.
(724) 972-4551 View (724) 972-4551
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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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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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Catherine Maihoefer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Not accepting new clients
My focus is on you. I offer intensive psychotherapy and modern psychoanalytic therapy as a way of helping you achieve symptom relief, develop insight and create lasting change. My clients are people who are struggling with: anxiety, depression, adjustment to physical illness, life transitions, grief, trauma, sexuality or personality issues and conflicts. If you are experiencing difficulties, please give me a call. Let's see how we can work together to get you some relief.
My focus is on you. I offer intensive psychotherapy and modern psychoanalytic therapy as a way of helping you achieve symptom relief, develop insight and create lasting change. My clients are people who are struggling with: anxiety, depression, adjustment to physical illness, life transitions, grief, trauma, sexuality or personality issues and conflicts. If you are experiencing difficulties, please give me a call. Let's see how we can work together to get you some relief.
(412) 455-5455 View (412) 455-5455
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Kristin Lindquist
Psychologist, PsyD , LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
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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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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Eboni D. Howell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC, CCFP
Verified Verified
Verona, PA 15147
Not accepting new clients
"Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope." - Maya Angelou. Therapeutic rapport is paramount to holistic healing. The relationship serves as a catalyst to trust, growth, and empowerment. My greatest strength is the relationship I forge with clients. I have been assisting individuals and couples arrive at their destination of hope through the discovery of self-respect, self-worth, and self- love for over 20 years. My passion is to encourage holistic healing as I assist clients on their journey of self discovery in order to live a life of authenticity.
"Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope." - Maya Angelou. Therapeutic rapport is paramount to holistic healing. The relationship serves as a catalyst to trust, growth, and empowerment. My greatest strength is the relationship I forge with clients. I have been assisting individuals and couples arrive at their destination of hope through the discovery of self-respect, self-worth, and self- love for over 20 years. My passion is to encourage holistic healing as I assist clients on their journey of self discovery in order to live a life of authenticity.
(724) 888-5176 View (724) 888-5176

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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.