Psychodynamic Therapists in Pittsburgh, PA

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Meredith Armbrust
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15122  (Online Only)
My approach is supportive using tools drawn primarily from CBT, psychodynamic approaches, DBT, and family systems thinking.
The time and energy you are spending right now researching and connecting with a therapist is not easy, but it is important. Therapy is a challenging and rewarding investment in yourself and your relationships. Perhaps you want to improve connection with others, feel less stress and more satisfaction, create new ways of thinking and understanding feelings, or increase insight to change your present and future. My approach is collaborative, supportive, and flexible.
My approach is supportive using tools drawn primarily from CBT, psychodynamic approaches, DBT, and family systems thinking.
The time and energy you are spending right now researching and connecting with a therapist is not easy, but it is important. Therapy is a challenging and rewarding investment in yourself and your relationships. Perhaps you want to improve connection with others, feel less stress and more satisfaction, create new ways of thinking and understanding feelings, or increase insight to change your present and future. My approach is collaborative, supportive, and flexible.
(412) 790-2725 View (412) 790-2725
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Allene Lyons
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15241  (Online Only)
I offer psychodynamic and cognitive therapy, along with providing a safe non-judgmental space where we can work together so the solutions and life changes you are seeking can be achieved.
Hi. I'm Allene Lyons. I'm glad you took that difficult first step and reached out for help. I am a licensed clinical social worker with 49 years of experience working with adults. The natural course of life presents many joys and challenges. There are times when we can bounce back from anything and there are times when our resilience falls short. I believe it shouldn't be so hard to live better. It can be very helpful to have another person offer new perspectives or help you find the way out.
I offer psychodynamic and cognitive therapy, along with providing a safe non-judgmental space where we can work together so the solutions and life changes you are seeking can be achieved.
Hi. I'm Allene Lyons. I'm glad you took that difficult first step and reached out for help. I am a licensed clinical social worker with 49 years of experience working with adults. The natural course of life presents many joys and challenges. There are times when we can bounce back from anything and there are times when our resilience falls short. I believe it shouldn't be so hard to live better. It can be very helpful to have another person offer new perspectives or help you find the way out.
(215) 867-8591 View (215) 867-8591
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Eve Yelinek
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15122
I use the more traditional treatment modalities, as well as somatic, psychodynamic, feminism orientation, neuropsychology, and evolutionary psychology.
Since therapy is about connection, finding the right fit for you is important. I aim to make this process more comfortable. I provide a safe and confidential environment. I have my Master of Art degree in Counseling with specialization in Clinical Mental Health. I am currently working on my doctorate in Psychology. I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. Among my areas of training and experience are the treatment of anxiety, depression, mood disorders, complex trauma, PTSD, dissociative disorders, and women’s issues.
I use the more traditional treatment modalities, as well as somatic, psychodynamic, feminism orientation, neuropsychology, and evolutionary psychology.
Since therapy is about connection, finding the right fit for you is important. I aim to make this process more comfortable. I provide a safe and confidential environment. I have my Master of Art degree in Counseling with specialization in Clinical Mental Health. I am currently working on my doctorate in Psychology. I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. Among my areas of training and experience are the treatment of anxiety, depression, mood disorders, complex trauma, PTSD, dissociative disorders, and women’s issues.
(878) 206-1491 View (878) 206-1491
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Thomas Lindquist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15241
I combine short-term, skill-based interventions with longer-term psychodynamic or insight-oriented approaches so that you can start making progress towards your goals during our first session.
We all want to experience happiness and satisfaction in our lives. I believe that most people have a theory about themselves and their problems, but have struggled to make or sustain progress on their own. That is where having a therapist can be tremendously helpful and where I can provide support and expertise to help you reach your goals. I have been successful in helping people develop healthy coping strategies, and I coach people to try out new behaviors in their daily lives. I have a calm, yet attentive therapeutic style and I strive to empower my clients to experience greater confidence and agency.
I combine short-term, skill-based interventions with longer-term psychodynamic or insight-oriented approaches so that you can start making progress towards your goals during our first session.
We all want to experience happiness and satisfaction in our lives. I believe that most people have a theory about themselves and their problems, but have struggled to make or sustain progress on their own. That is where having a therapist can be tremendously helpful and where I can provide support and expertise to help you reach your goals. I have been successful in helping people develop healthy coping strategies, and I coach people to try out new behaviors in their daily lives. I have a calm, yet attentive therapeutic style and I strive to empower my clients to experience greater confidence and agency.
(412) 900-8168 View (412) 900-8168
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Justin Greenfield
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
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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Annie Lam
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15220  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Dr. Annie Lam and I am a licensed psychologist with 20+ years of experience providing psychotherapy to adults across the lifespan dealing with anxiety, depression, and life transitions. I believe that the core of human development lays in forming and maintaining emotionally intimate relationships. I approach psychotherapy from an integrative perspective, combining relational psychodynamic, CBT, systemic, and experiential theories. I emphasize respect, warmth, mutuality, and collaboration. I will work hard to create a safe and supportive environment for you, focusing on exploring and understanding your history.
Hello! My name is Dr. Annie Lam and I am a licensed psychologist with 20+ years of experience providing psychotherapy to adults across the lifespan dealing with anxiety, depression, and life transitions. I believe that the core of human development lays in forming and maintaining emotionally intimate relationships. I approach psychotherapy from an integrative perspective, combining relational psychodynamic, CBT, systemic, and experiential theories. I emphasize respect, warmth, mutuality, and collaboration. I will work hard to create a safe and supportive environment for you, focusing on exploring and understanding your history.
(617) 958-7315 View (617) 958-7315
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Constance Lucy Cunningham
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15122  (Online Only)
I a a professional counselor licensed in Pennsylvania. I practice using primarily psychodynamic and person-centered therapy. Through these modalities, you will work on a deeper level to explore causes and underlying patterns of presenting problems and easing resistance. I will provide unconditional positive regard, so you do not have to worry about feeling pressured or judged. Areas of expertise include relationship issues, anxiety, low self-esteem and feelings of being stuck in unhealthy patterns of functioning.
I a a professional counselor licensed in Pennsylvania. I practice using primarily psychodynamic and person-centered therapy. Through these modalities, you will work on a deeper level to explore causes and underlying patterns of presenting problems and easing resistance. I will provide unconditional positive regard, so you do not have to worry about feeling pressured or judged. Areas of expertise include relationship issues, anxiety, low self-esteem and feelings of being stuck in unhealthy patterns of functioning.
(267) 399-3625 View (267) 399-3625
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Sara Johnson
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LPCA
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
I am trained in EMDR, psychodynamic therapy, cognitive and dialectical behavioral therapy, prolonged exposure therapy, and am training in parts work (IFS) therapy.
If you'd like to get free from relational trauma, I would love to help you. I specialize in anxiety, depression, emotional and narcissistic abuse, Trauma/PTSD, ACA / ACoA recovery for adult children of alcoholics and family dysfunction, Personality Disorders, and ADHD. I've worked in substance abuse recovery for 8 years and led a group for adults with ADHD with the national organization CHADD for 3 years. I work with abuse survivors and I lead an ongoing group for recovery from gaslighting, narcissistic and emotional abuse, betrayal trauma, and intimate partner violence. If you're going through hell, keep going.
I am trained in EMDR, psychodynamic therapy, cognitive and dialectical behavioral therapy, prolonged exposure therapy, and am training in parts work (IFS) therapy.
If you'd like to get free from relational trauma, I would love to help you. I specialize in anxiety, depression, emotional and narcissistic abuse, Trauma/PTSD, ACA / ACoA recovery for adult children of alcoholics and family dysfunction, Personality Disorders, and ADHD. I've worked in substance abuse recovery for 8 years and led a group for adults with ADHD with the national organization CHADD for 3 years. I work with abuse survivors and I lead an ongoing group for recovery from gaslighting, narcissistic and emotional abuse, betrayal trauma, and intimate partner violence. If you're going through hell, keep going.
(215) 910-4075 View (215) 910-4075
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Anemone Schlotterbeck
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15213  (Online Only)
I come from queer and liberation therapy perspectives to utilize Gestalt relational and somatic therapy, as well as psychodynamic, mindfulness, and EMDR therapies.
I work most often with people who have been pushed to the margins, including trans, non-binary and queer people, autistic and other neurodivergent people, and people who have survived traumatic events and relationships. I enjoy working with organizers, activists, and artists. I tend to be a good fit for clients experiencing shame, despair, isolation and existential dread.
I come from queer and liberation therapy perspectives to utilize Gestalt relational and somatic therapy, as well as psychodynamic, mindfulness, and EMDR therapies.
I work most often with people who have been pushed to the margins, including trans, non-binary and queer people, autistic and other neurodivergent people, and people who have survived traumatic events and relationships. I enjoy working with organizers, activists, and artists. I tend to be a good fit for clients experiencing shame, despair, isolation and existential dread.
(215) 782-6103 View (215) 782-6103
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Lulu Duffy-Tumasz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Waitlist for new clients
My individual and couples work is informed by psychodynamic, relational, and trauma-focused modalities, with a focus on topics surrounding anxiety & depression, relationships, sex, kink/bdsm, sexuality, gender, and substance use.
My 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.
My individual and couples work is informed by psychodynamic, relational, and trauma-focused modalities, with a focus on topics surrounding anxiety & depression, relationships, sex, kink/bdsm, sexuality, gender, and substance use.
My 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 View (215) 999-3081
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Sari Fleischman, PsyD, PLLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
I utilize an integrative model, drawing from relational, psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, EMDR, and attachment based approaches.
Many find themselves at a point in their lives where external support is necessary to navigate life's challenges. My clients seek therapy for a variety of reasons. Some may come to therapy to deal with a specific struggle, such as anxiety or depression, while others initiate therapy during a difficult life transition. Even positive transitions, such as getting a new job or starting a new relationship can be stressful. Together, we will merge our resources to address these challenges in a safe environment by exploring patterns, processing events from the past, and creating plans for change in the future.
I utilize an integrative model, drawing from relational, psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, EMDR, and attachment based approaches.
Many find themselves at a point in their lives where external support is necessary to navigate life's challenges. My clients seek therapy for a variety of reasons. Some may come to therapy to deal with a specific struggle, such as anxiety or depression, while others initiate therapy during a difficult life transition. Even positive transitions, such as getting a new job or starting a new relationship can be stressful. Together, we will merge our resources to address these challenges in a safe environment by exploring patterns, processing events from the past, and creating plans for change in the future.
(484) 938-1307 View (484) 938-1307
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Timothy Reider
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15122  (Online Only)
My style is psychodynamic.
Hi! I’m Tim Reider! I'm a therapist who specializes in LGBTQIA+ affirming therapy, depression/anxiety, and neurodiversity. I work well with people who want the geek therapy approach to support their identity journey and relationships. If your fandoms are an important anchor in your mental health storm, I’m here to respect the whole picture. If you are trans, I can also provide WPATH V8 format referral letters for transition care. If you are looking for a queer affirming therapist who can speak to your emotional health needs and the nuance of the community, get in touch!
My style is psychodynamic.
Hi! I’m Tim Reider! I'm a therapist who specializes in LGBTQIA+ affirming therapy, depression/anxiety, and neurodiversity. I work well with people who want the geek therapy approach to support their identity journey and relationships. If your fandoms are an important anchor in your mental health storm, I’m here to respect the whole picture. If you are trans, I can also provide WPATH V8 format referral letters for transition care. If you are looking for a queer affirming therapist who can speak to your emotional health needs and the nuance of the community, get in touch!
(484) 939-6188 View (484) 939-6188
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Ashley Van Alen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15208  (Online Only)
Emotions require movement and at times when we find ourselves stuck, it is helpful to have support to find our path forward. If you're struggling to cope with stress, anxiety, depression, grief, life transitions, or simply want to live a more fulfilled life, you don't have to suffer alone. I believe in the power of the therapeutic connection, and offer a supportive space for vulnerability and growth to help you live your most fulfilled life.
Emotions require movement and at times when we find ourselves stuck, it is helpful to have support to find our path forward. If you're struggling to cope with stress, anxiety, depression, grief, life transitions, or simply want to live a more fulfilled life, you don't have to suffer alone. I believe in the power of the therapeutic connection, and offer a supportive space for vulnerability and growth to help you live your most fulfilled life.
(412) 207-3947 View (412) 207-3947
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Jan A Wein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
I operate with the assumption that happiness and well being is contingent on good relations with others and a healthy regard for ourselves. Most problems presented in counseling can be understood as disconnection, an inability to embrace ourselves or the people around us. Therapy can be a means of reestablishing meaningful connections by addressing the obstacles that thwart us. These obstacles can take many forms, such as excessive fear, unresolved childhood injuries, stalemated conflicts, distorted beliefs, insecurities, depression or addictions. I have found that therapeutic conversations are a very effective means for overcoming the obstacles to connection, meaning and happiness.
I operate with the assumption that happiness and well being is contingent on good relations with others and a healthy regard for ourselves. Most problems presented in counseling can be understood as disconnection, an inability to embrace ourselves or the people around us. Therapy can be a means of reestablishing meaningful connections by addressing the obstacles that thwart us. These obstacles can take many forms, such as excessive fear, unresolved childhood injuries, stalemated conflicts, distorted beliefs, insecurities, depression or addictions. I have found that therapeutic conversations are a very effective means for overcoming the obstacles to connection, meaning and happiness.
(412) 228-0712 View (412) 228-0712
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The Counseling and Wellness Center of Pittsburgh
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NBCC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15233
Our Counseling and Psychiatric team in Pittsburgh, Wexford, Monroeville, Greensburg, South Hills, Cranberry, and Online, specializes in providing compassionate mental health services for you, your marriage, and family. If you're grappling with anxiety, anger, depression, trauma, ADHD, PTSD, relationship conflicts, communication challenges, or more, we recognize how these issues can impact your desired life. Our counseling team, complemented by telepsychiatry and medication management services, provides evidence-based therapy solutions for you. With personalized treatment plans, our goal is to fast-track your journey to wellness.
Our Counseling and Psychiatric team in Pittsburgh, Wexford, Monroeville, Greensburg, South Hills, Cranberry, and Online, specializes in providing compassionate mental health services for you, your marriage, and family. If you're grappling with anxiety, anger, depression, trauma, ADHD, PTSD, relationship conflicts, communication challenges, or more, we recognize how these issues can impact your desired life. Our counseling team, complemented by telepsychiatry and medication management services, provides evidence-based therapy solutions for you. With personalized treatment plans, our goal is to fast-track your journey to wellness.
(412) 567-6013 View (412) 567-6013
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Shivam Gosai
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, MS
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Some paths to pursuing growth can leave you feeling labeled, picked apart, or wondering what's "wrong" with you. But I believe you are whole and complete, just as you are. Healing is a journey not toward fixing perceived damages, but toward rediscovering the wholeness that has been there all along. In our therapy sessions, I'll walk alongside you on that journey. I bring a spiritual perspective into the room that bears witness to your inherent wisdom. Through the exploration of your inner world, we'll partner in your deep healing and spiritual freedom. This is so much more than a temporary "band-aid" approach.
Some paths to pursuing growth can leave you feeling labeled, picked apart, or wondering what's "wrong" with you. But I believe you are whole and complete, just as you are. Healing is a journey not toward fixing perceived damages, but toward rediscovering the wholeness that has been there all along. In our therapy sessions, I'll walk alongside you on that journey. I bring a spiritual perspective into the room that bears witness to your inherent wisdom. Through the exploration of your inner world, we'll partner in your deep healing and spiritual freedom. This is so much more than a temporary "band-aid" approach.
(412) 899-2651 View (412) 899-2651
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Steven Mollura
Counselor, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15221  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients. Sometimes when we feel things that are overwhelming and painful, our first thought is to blame ourselves and keep doing things the exact same way, praying for different results and hoping to become a different person. I provide a warm, safe, and open place so that clients can learn to both accept themselves as they are, and improve themselves into the person they always wanted to be. You can take control of your life in the way that you want. You are allowed to be who you are and feel how you feel, even while facing the stress and challenges of life. Together we can embrace self-acceptance and self-improvement
Accepting new clients. Sometimes when we feel things that are overwhelming and painful, our first thought is to blame ourselves and keep doing things the exact same way, praying for different results and hoping to become a different person. I provide a warm, safe, and open place so that clients can learn to both accept themselves as they are, and improve themselves into the person they always wanted to be. You can take control of your life in the way that you want. You are allowed to be who you are and feel how you feel, even while facing the stress and challenges of life. Together we can embrace self-acceptance and self-improvement
(321) 306-0359 View (321) 306-0359
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Mal Ragunathan
Pre-Licensed Professional, LSW, EdM, MS
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15222  (Online Only)
Hi! I'm glad you're here. I specialize in working with both individuals and couples, who are seeking support with anxiety, depression, complex trauma, parent-child relationships, and prenatal/postpartum struggles. I am also interested in supporting those who want to interrogate their familial systems and dynamics, unlearn harmful patterns of relating to yourself and others, and explore trans-generational patterns of trauma and recovery. Most importantly, I am invested in centering your lived experience and how it impacts the way you move through the world.
Hi! I'm glad you're here. I specialize in working with both individuals and couples, who are seeking support with anxiety, depression, complex trauma, parent-child relationships, and prenatal/postpartum struggles. I am also interested in supporting those who want to interrogate their familial systems and dynamics, unlearn harmful patterns of relating to yourself and others, and explore trans-generational patterns of trauma and recovery. Most importantly, I am invested in centering your lived experience and how it impacts the way you move through the world.
(412) 267-9657 View (412) 267-9657
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Lifebulb Counseling & Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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) 912-2940 x1 View (412) 912-2940 x1
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Kristen Laemmer
LPC Intern, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Welcome! Are you feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or seeking positive change? My ideal client is someone navigating life's twists and turns, aiming for growth and happiness. You might be dealing with stress, anxiety, or relationship challenges. Let's collaborate to create a safe space for exploration and find practical solutions. Your goals matter, and I'm here to help you rediscover your strengths, build resilience, and foster a more fulfilling life. Together, we'll embark on a journey towards well-being and empowerment.
Welcome! Are you feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or seeking positive change? My ideal client is someone navigating life's twists and turns, aiming for growth and happiness. You might be dealing with stress, anxiety, or relationship challenges. Let's collaborate to create a safe space for exploration and find practical solutions. Your goals matter, and I'm here to help you rediscover your strengths, build resilience, and foster a more fulfilling life. Together, we'll embark on a journey towards well-being and empowerment.
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