Psychodynamic Therapists in Pittsburgh, PA

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Dr. Peggy J. Ott
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
The nature of psychological services to you will depend on your needs. First and foremost, it is important to see if we can establish a good working relationship as it is the best predictor of a good outcome. Your treatment will involve a collaborative effort and will require active work from both of us. My general orientation is psychodynamic . In brief, this type of work involves seeing how past family of origin and developmental factors might be affecting the issues that bring you into therapy and be impinging on your ability to have a more satisfying life.
(412) 693-6394
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Pittsburgh, PA 15232
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Jill Henkel Kazour
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MSEd
Verified
Verified
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
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Pittsburgh, PA 15238
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Abbey Martin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Whether facing long-term challenges or brief struggles, we all need connection and understanding. In my experience, a strong relationship between client and therapist is the best agent of change in therapy. I often use cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, and psychodynamic concepts (along with a healthy dose of humor) but everyone is different so the approach should match your personality and needs. I would love to help you increase understanding of yourself and others so your life can be more meaningful and satisfying! (*initial contact by email is the best way to reach me!)
(412) 301-9202
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Pittsburgh, PA 15217
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Ann C Barrows, PhD
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I am a psychologist who practices psychodynamic psychotherapy with older adolescents, young adults, and adults. Psychodynamic psychotherapy fosters self-understanding and facilitates meaningfulness, satisfaction and efficacy in relationships and work.
(412) 440-5501
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
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James Manzella, LCSW, MA
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA
Verified
Verified
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
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Pittsburgh, PA 15203
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Dr. Brandon Graham
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I draw from several psychotherapy approaches including Person/Client-Centered Therapy, Existential-Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Experiential Personal Construct Psychotherapy, Relational Psychoanalysis, and Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy.
Accepting New Clients! Feeling stuck? Lots can get us feeling this way: life transitions, past trauma, or unhelpful habits. To help get you unstuck, I provide a warm, validating, and safe environment to discuss these concerns. Together, we will explore the ups and downs of life using a holistic approach. I am passionate about being a therapist because I love connecting with people and experiencing the uniqueness and richness of life with them. Forming genuine and caring relationships is at the core of what makes this work meaningful and drives my intention to provide therapeutically transformative relationships to my clients.
(412) 207-3486
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Pittsburgh, PA 15217
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Amy Commander
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
Verified
The context of your experiences has shaped you in this complicated and profound world; how can we work together to find generative solutions for your life? How can I best support you in achieving your vision for healing? I use an eclectic approach of psychodynamic , harm reduction, systems-based perspectives, and emotionally- and relationally-focused therapy.
When we are able to shed feelings of shame and be vulnerable, we are able to dream, to embrace change as possible and then practice it. When we become aware of and in tune with our emotions—one of the many things that institutional injustices make more difficult—we learn about ourselves, our capacities, and our needs. We can then set boundaries and improve our relationships. We are then able to help ourselves with clear intent and invite our communities to support us. Areas of practice include depression, anxiety, attachment wounds & styles, non-monogamy, codependency, sexuality and gender identities & issues, HIV, and self-worth.
(412) 837-8142
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Pittsburgh, PA 15217
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Dr. Jonathan King
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified
Verified
When working with children, adolescents, and families, Jonathan utilizes psychodynamic , CBT, play, and art therapy techniques, as well as mindfulness and family systems strategies to support clients in actualizing their goals in treatment.
Jonathan has had extensive training in providing child and adolescent individual therapy, structural family therapy, and school and home-based interventions. His experience includes working in therapeutic and educational settings with children and adolescents struggling with a variety of difficulties including behavioral disorders, depression, trauma, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, anxiety, and many other mental health concerns. Jonathan also has broad experience in administering and interpreting psychological assessments of children and adolescents including IQ, achievement, behavioral, and projective measures.
(724) 573-3647
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Pittsburgh, PA 15217
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Meredith Armbrust
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Maybe you are looking for immediate help or you are interested for personal growth that you hope will lead to more satisfaction and happiness or reducing stress, anxiety, and feelings of depression over time. Together we will work towards accomplishing your goals. My approach is supportive using tools drawn primarily from CBT, psychodynamic approaches, and family systems thinking. I appreciate the opportunity to meet with individuals, couples, and families to discover patterns, motivation, and ways of thinking or communicating. I am excited to understand what is going on together so that new insights will lead to meaningful change.
(412) 790-2725
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Pittsburgh, PA 15212
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Audrey Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My work is integrative in nature with a focus on psychodynamic and client-centered therapy.
Are you someone that has a history of struggling with making relationships work, whether it be with friends, family, or intimate partners? Do low mood, racing thoughts, and lack of energy often affect your functioning in day-to-day life? Do you struggle with feelings of worthlessness or not being "enough"? I take a special interest in working with adults of all ages who struggle with interpersonal relationships, mood issues, and self-esteem.
(412) 991-2270
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Pittsburgh, PA 15217
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Maddison Fyffe
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
Verified
I operate from a person-centered, Psychodynamic , and strength-based approach and am always open to adapting my treatment modality to fit the needs of each unique client.
I believe that each person is the expert on their own life and provide a collaborative counseling approach in a safe and non-judgmental environment. I especially enjoy working with women experiencing anxiety, depression, and difficulty navigating other life stressors. I enjoy working with couples to build communication skills and a more fulfilling relationship as well. My background is also rooted in working with addiction and substance misuse.
(412) 838-4005
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Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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Laurie E. Pietragallo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Verified
My general approach to therapy includes a balance of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) to treat symptoms affecting daily functioning and Psychodynamic Therapy, which explores the origin of a problem if so desired.
I believe the greatest gift we can offer to someone in need is the ability to meet them where they are and without judgement. My approach to therapy is humanistic, providing a supportive environment comprised of acceptance and appropriate humor. My specialties include treatment of anxiety and depression as well as issues concerning self-esteem, spirituality, and life transitions to adults ages 25+.
(412) 329-6696
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Pittsburgh, PA 15241
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Anne Houston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
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
Pittsburgh, PA 15215
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Not accepting new clients
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Holly Ellis Eisenbrandt
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSCP, LPC
Verified
Verified
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
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Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Not accepting new clients
Not accepting new clients
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Joshua Gregson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Note: I prefer initial contact via email and can generally answer those queries more quickly. I work with people who have experienced trauma or abuse and want to heal from it using a therapy approach known as EMDR. I also use a psychodynamic approach, but EMDR would be a significant part of our work. I do both long and short term work. I openly share my responses and impressions, hoping to help in any way I can. I am LGBTQ+ allied.
(412) 387-4133
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Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Not accepting new clients
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Alexander W Waitt
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MSEd, LPC
Verified
Verified
I also provide brief psychodynamic therapy to help you heal from and understand early childhood family dynamics still impacting current relationship patterns.
Social distancing, isolation, and life transitions can cause problems in a person’s mental health stability, relationships, and overall wellbeing. Loss of control, inability to face challenges, or difficulty making healthy decisions in a time like this is a normal yet worthy of attention and support. As a licensed professional counselor, I will work collaboratively with you to identify your needs and to develop a plan that guides you in navigating these challenges in the healthiest way possible. I work with adults struggling with managing thoughts and emotions as well as married and non-married couples seeking relationship support.
(603) 836-9527
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Pittsburgh, PA 15237
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Carole Joan Honeychurch
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NBCC
Verified
Verified
I work with a variety of modalities, including psychodynamic , person-centered therapy and more symptom-focused modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
People seek therapy when they are in pain. This pain may show up as anxiety, depression, loneliness, compulsive behaviors, addiction or a combination of these. My job as your therapist is to meet you where you are and to understand your experience, your pain, and to help you move forward. The goal is to create a collaboration in which you have the support and safety to begin to challenge thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors that may be holding you back and causing suffering. I will guide you in this work with warmth, humor, respect, and acceptance.
(412) 275-4853
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Pittsburgh, PA 15208
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Jacqueline Musser
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Verified
I utilize an integrative approach, drawing from numerous evidence-based modalities including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.
The human experience is both exceptional and at times incredibly challenging. As a therapist, I am committed to providing a safe space for you to process, explore, and overcome. Through our therapeutic journey we can work towards healing and growth, inner peace, and increased coping abilities to manage the rollercoasters presented in daily life.
(412) 318-8795
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Pittsburgh, PA 15219
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Tara Morse
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
12 Endorsed
Verified
12 Endorsed
I utilize a thoughtful, individualized and eclectic approach with clients, drawing on elements of psychodynamic , interpersonal and cognitive behavioral theories.
I truly believe that people have the capacity to change, grow, and achieve their full potential within the context of a supportive environment. This belief fuels my work as a therapist. I completed my undergraduate work at the University of Pittsburgh and received my Masters in Social Work from New York University. I have experience working with an array of identified problem areas including, but not limited to, anxiety, mood disorders, substance abuse, eating/body image, postpartum depression, self esteem and life/developmental transitions. I specialize in treating adults, yet also work with adolescents, couples and families.
(412) 515-3931
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Pittsburgh, PA 15217
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Gwen F Melnick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified
Verified
Prior jobs (Clinical Social Worker at The Pentagon, an EAP, hospitals; Fortune 500 Subject Matter Expert; Medical School Mentor; MSW Program Director) have informed my practice as has training in CBT, EMDR, DBT, & Psychodynamic Therapy.
Would you like to feel less overwhelmed, anxious, sad, fearful, depressed or unsure of yourself? Are you going through a life transition, dealing with chronic illness, or are unproductive behaviors holding you back? Perhaps you’re unhappy at work/school, experiencing grief/loss, uncertain about your professional goals, or dissatisfied with your relationships. Life issues may seem insurmountable. Once you begin therapy with me, we'll work collaboratively to increase your self-understanding & insight. I'll help you identify & effectuate necessary life changes (step by step), embrace self acceptance, or move toward a little of both.
(412) 356-9859
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Pittsburgh, PA 15219
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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.