Psychodynamic Therapists in University City, Philadelphia, PA

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Willa Mey Beckman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My approach is psychodynamic , meaning I am interested in how your past shapes your experience of the present.
Our painful experiences and the conditions of our society often push us to disconnect from our authentic selves, relationships, communities, and the world around us. I view healing as a process of reconnection. In our work together, we will aim to make sense of your story, explore all the parts of you that make you who you are, and work through places where you feel stuck. Through this process, my hope is that you can live your life with more agency and authenticity, more skills and tools to manage the challenges, and more capacity to experience ease, connection, and the full range of human emotions.
(215) 515-8809
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University City
Philadelphia, PA 19143
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Rosa D'Antonio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Social Worker, and completed my Master of Social Work degree at the University of Pennsylvania and received my bachelor’s degree in Biology-Psychology from Immaculata University. My experience includes working with clients of all ages in a variety of settings, including a grief support agency, an inpatient psychiatric hospital, and within the foster care system. I have training in psychodynamic therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy, and understand individuals from an attachment-based and trauma-informed lens.
(267) 692-8509
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University City
Philadelphia, PA 19143
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Lulu Duffy-Tumasz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
Verified
My individual and couples work is informed by psychodynamic , relational, and trauma-focused modalities, with a focus on topics surrounding anxiety & depression, relationships, sex, sexuality, gender identity, and substance use.
My ten years of experience working with LGBTQ people and clients of various backgrounds in mental health settings has shown me that personal change occurs best through relationships based on trust, and a common purpose. Relationships where you are encouraged to say what’s on your mind, be challenged, take risks, and gain new insights. In our sessions, I will focus on honoring your autonomy as we work towards your goals for therapy. My intention is not to teach you a “correct way to live" but instead to learn what already works for you and help create a space to explore yourself further leading to new possibilities for your life.
(215) 999-3081
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University City
Philadelphia, PA 19143
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Lauren Green
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MS, LPC
Verified
Verified
My clinical approach is Integrative with a focus on Psychodynamic , Radically Open DBT, Cognitive and Mindfulness modalities.
Right now you may be dealing with Constant Worry, Difficult Relationships or Social Anxiety. Sometimes it's just hard to turn off your thinking, anxious about challenging tasks or too much to do. Sometimes you may not even know exactly why it is that you’re anxious! It could be that you have perfectionistic standards, the belief that you must do everything right. Self-blame, procrastinating or 'second-guessing' yourself. Maybe you fall into the Comparison Trap. You pour over social media, feeling inadequate compared to smiling people with perfect lives. I have also noticed a significant rise in Social Anxiety and loneliness.
(267) 214-8722
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University City
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Rose Winchell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
Verified
My approach is psychodynamic , relational and somatic, recognizing the relationship between mind and body.
Our lived experiences are unique to us and set the path for how we envision ourselves and the world around us. My practice comes from a diverse perspective that allows for understanding to meet you where you see fit. I provide a safe space where you can feel comfortable, understood and valued as an individual. Within this space, we will explore your current difficulties and challenges. Whether your journey shows the capabilities of strength and resiliency or leads you through tremendous pain and despair, we begin to see the possibility of individual healing and growth as we try to build upon your unique strengths and personality.
(267) 214-4352
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University City
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Hannah C McLane
MD, MA, MPH
Verified
Verified
My therapy approach is psychodynamic , which means I allow a client to bring in what they want to work on and we process it together.
I work with a diverse range of psychotherapy and coaching clients, including people with relationship issues, anxiety, depression, insomnia, PTSD, school/workplace stress and trauma, and executive function difficulties. As a medical doctor with a background in neurology, occupational medicine, and psychoanalysis, I focus on how psychological difficulties can impact a person's daily life and functioning. I also have a master's degree in speech pathology and thus can work with adults and children in therapy who identify as having ADHD, autism, and learning disabilities. I also provide career coaching for medical professionals.
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University City
Philadelphia, PA 19139
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Chrysalis Psychotherapy for Women
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, PhD, LMFT, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
At Chrysalis, we offer supportive psychodynamic psychotherapy, while integrating cognitive-behavioral techniques based on client strengths.
Chrysalis Psychotherapy for Women is a private psychotherapy practice that is limited to adult women seeking either individual, group or couple's therapy. Dr. Windham has worked with women primarily for over 15 years and specializes in women's issues such as sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse and neglect, trauma, and eating disorders.
(267) 362-9980
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Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Sonja Spangler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
Verified
I use psychodynamic and ACT approaches in my practice and am also trained in CBT.
What is your story? It's common to have a running narrative about who you are in this world. We use certain words to describe ourselves, like “I’m shy.” “I’m an anxious person.” “I’m bad at dating.” While these stories are based on real experiences, they can also hold power over our self-esteem, our decision-making, and our relationships. I too have suffered from a limiting self-concept. I even traveled the world on solo backpacking trips in an effort to "find myself." What I came home with was the firm belief that the seed of change lies in self-acceptance.
(610) 590-4820
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University City
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Valerie Rosen
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
My work with clients draws on my training in both psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral (CBT) approaches to therapy.
Please note: until October 2021, I practiced under the name Valerie R. Wilson, Ph.D. My goal as your therapist is to help you understand yourself better, take better care of yourself, and make healthier choices to enhance your relationships and meet your life goals. I try to understand your problems in the context of your personal life history, your family background, and your cultural identity.
(267) 362-9982
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Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Robert Kuehl
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
Robert employs a psychodynamic approach to conceptualizing problems and a client-centered approach to building therapeutic rapport.
Robert Kuehl is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has enjoyed working with adolescents and adults in helping them live with a variety of challenges including depression, anxiety, physical/psychological trauma, psychosis, personality disorders, anger, relationship problems, life transitions, grief, and many others. Robert has 8 years of experience in the mental health field. Robert completed his bachelor’s degree at Temple University and his master’s degree in Clinical Counseling at Eastern University.
(215) 515-8123
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Philadelphia, PA 19104
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James Lawrence Thibault
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LPC, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
These range from psychodynamic to solution focused therapies, as well as EMDR, mindfulness, cognitive therapy, narrative therapy, and gestalt and existential techniques.
I believe that we all struggle with trauma, and most mental health challenges stem from how one adapts to these experiences. I specialize in working with trauma, identifying how it is held in the body, the strategies we uphold as defense mechanisms, and how to negotiate with our inner self to move toward a healthy healing of mind and body. Coming from either a top down approach for those thinker types, or a bottom up approach for those feeler types, we will compassionately reconnect the mind and body, in order to achieve relief and greater connectivity to self and others.
(267) 930-5330
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Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Dr. Alishia Kalos
Psychologist, PsyD, CST
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
, CBT, Schema, Problem-Solving), Intersystems and Mindfulness-based approaches and also utilize psychodynamic approaches in English and Spanish.
Therapy is an invaluable opportunity for individuals and couples to learn about themselves and the relationships that they want to cultivate. Whether you are thinking about working through a particular issue, hoping to gain clarity and focus in future decisions, or considering a short-term "check-up", I will work with you in a safe, non-judgmental space that cultivates compassion, healing, and growth. I believe in the power of building on each person/couple's strengths and discovering, through a collaborative approach, new ways to adapt and grow.
(267) 399-4002
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Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Sydney E Pulver
MD
Verified
Verified
If you are looking for a therapist, I assume it's because you are unhappy with some part of yourself: your life, your career, or your relationships. The unhappiness can take many forms. You may feel depressed, or scared, or worried, or guilty,or angry, or ashamed. My forte is psychodynamic psychotherapy, which assumes that beneath the feelings that you are aware of, there is a network of other conflicting feelings operating out of your control. In dynamic psychotherapy, our goal will be to help you understand those deeper feelings, see how they are interfering with your well-being, and to help you change them.
(215) 987-4807
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Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Courtney L Slater
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
You don't have to suffer alone. There is help. We can work together so that you experience a more fulfilled life. I work with clients on issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship problems, spiritual issues, and loss and grief. I can also help clients struggling with trauma, ADHD, and sleep difficulties. Primarily I use a psychodynamic perspective, appreciating the underlying causes to the difficulties we face. I also integrate techniques from other approaches, such as gestalt, emotion-focused therapy, short-term psychodynamic therapy, mindfulness, and cognitive-behavioral therapy, depending on the client's unique problems and goals.
(267) 613-9800
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University City
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Yeva Ventura
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
My style is integrative: my main approach- psychodynamic , I also utilize techniques from various approaches, such as TF-CBT, Gestalt, CBT, and mindfulness.
I believe that in order to change anything, we first need to understand and accept it. This is done through talking. I bring an empathetic, worldly, and multidisciplinary approach to help you gain a deeper understanding of who you are and what you want. We all repeat the same patterns through our lives that sometimes prevent us from happiness.Through therapy, we can start to observe those patterns, and then decide how we want to change them.
(267) 915-2032
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Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Tanya Hess
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am a licensed psychologist located in Center City and have been treating patients in the Philadelphia area since 2007. I work with individuals, couples, children and families. I have trained in psychodynamic , interpersonal and cognitive-behavioral therapies. My research and practice specialties include personality assessment, eating disorders, and working with family systems. In treatment, I focus on using my understanding of human behavior to help my patients better understand what thoughts and wishes motivate them as well as what fears or anxieties might be getting in their way.
(215) 600-3687
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L. Elaine Dutton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
My approach is informed by relational, narrative, attachment, feminist, and psychodynamic theories.
I view psychotherapy as a collaborative experience between therapist and patient. I see my role as that of a space holder and guide. I will shed light on and explore what may be causing difficulty in your life, provide affirmation, and offer tools that will help sustain your therapeutic goals. I believe that transformation and change can evolve through collaboration and the development of a renewed narrative that is validating and hopeful.
(267) 202-4489
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Diane W Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
How can I help you? Whatever the obstacles are that stand in the way of your happiness, success, or satisfaction, I would like to help you overcome them. I am compassionate, understanding, smart and insightful. I have over twenty years of experience, education and specialized training. In my opinion, change comes from gaining insight into and understanding about oneself. My treatment orientation is psychodynamic but I incorporate other treatment modalities as well, such as cognitive and behavioral therapies. I see individuals, couples, adolescents and children. I look forward to the opportunity to help you.
(610) 349-3836
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University City
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Arlene G Navarro
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
My theoretical & clinical orientation is Psychodynamic .
If you are currently experiencing fear, stress and anxiety or suddenly shutting down and find yourself not knowing how to respond to the COVID19 pandemic, I can help. I have experience working with a wide variety of population ranging from college students to working business professionals. My goal is to walk with you, making you feel heard and understood. It is a gift to earn one's trust. I will listen to your story with great care and intentionality. My focus is to bring awareness, meaning & connection to making you feel known. I offer therapy to individual(s) and couples. I also provide group therapy.
(267) 863-2894
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Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Hsin-Hua (Cathy) Lee
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My approach is integrative and evidence-based, which generally encompasses cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic , family systems, and emotionally-focused theories.
I am a licensed, bilingual (Mandarin) psychologist who specializes in treating mood disorders, relationship/life transition problems, and racial identity related issues among adolescents, college-aged youth (especially international students), young adults, couples, and Asian-American families. I have 10+ years of experience in providing multiculturally sensitive and evidence-based treatments. More specifically, my clinical specialties include: anxiety, depression, other mood disorders, family conflict, and relationship problems. I am also passionate about supporting individuals and families who are struggling with acculturation, racial/ethnic identity, career issues, as well as other life transitions.
(215) 458-2727
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Psychodynamic Therapists
Psychodynamic therapy, also known as insight-oriented therapy, evolved from Freudian psychoanalysis. Like adherents of psychoanalysis, psychodynamic therapists believe that bringing the unconscious into conscious awareness promotes insight and resolves conflict. But psychodynamic therapy is briefer and less intensive than psychoanalysis and also focuses on the relationship between the therapist and the client, as a way to learn about how the client relates to everyone in their life.