Psychodynamic Therapists in Trafford, PA

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Jackie Straub-Owner Irwin Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Trafford, PA 15085
Not accepting new clients
Individuals who seek my help are looking for peace and contentment. As a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, I listen to your story so that I can assist you gain insight into how your struggles with relationships, life transitions, feelings of inadequacy, or bothersome patterns of behavior are influenced by underlying emotional pain, trauma, grief, and unconscious conflicts. You may be suffering from anxiety, depression, or episodes of panic. We will work together to help you develop new pathways for coping. The insights and transformations made with Psychodynamic Therapy are long lasting and life changing.
Individuals who seek my help are looking for peace and contentment. As a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, I listen to your story so that I can assist you gain insight into how your struggles with relationships, life transitions, feelings of inadequacy, or bothersome patterns of behavior are influenced by underlying emotional pain, trauma, grief, and unconscious conflicts. You may be suffering from anxiety, depression, or episodes of panic. We will work together to help you develop new pathways for coping. The insights and transformations made with Psychodynamic Therapy are long lasting and life changing.
(724) 863-0760 View (724) 863-0760
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Christian Counseling Associates of Western PA
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Trafford, PA 15085
Christian Counseling Associates (CCA) provides individual, marriage, and family counseling. We serve Christians who want their faith integrated into the counseling process and those holding any beliefs or attitudes toward spirituality. Our counselors will help you identify the core issues that have caused your emotional and personal problems, and immediately develop strategies to resolve these issues. CCA is able to provide a full range of clinical services. Please visit our website at www.ccawpa.com for a complete description of our faith based counseling services, locations, and counseling staff.
Christian Counseling Associates (CCA) provides individual, marriage, and family counseling. We serve Christians who want their faith integrated into the counseling process and those holding any beliefs or attitudes toward spirituality. Our counselors will help you identify the core issues that have caused your emotional and personal problems, and immediately develop strategies to resolve these issues. CCA is able to provide a full range of clinical services. Please visit our website at www.ccawpa.com for a complete description of our faith based counseling services, locations, and counseling staff.
(724) 888-5058 View (724) 888-5058
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Roberts Psychological Services, LLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Trafford, PA 15085  (Online Only)
Living with emotional pain and stress can disrupt your relationships with others, interfere with productivity, and worsen your overall health. Through therapy, you can achieve insight into your problems, reach your goals, and obtain greater life satisfaction. We are especially interested in helping others navigate relational difficulties, life transitions, depression, anxiety, sexuality, and concerns with work or college. Our approach incorporates building positive coping strategies, strengthening relationships, increasing support, and providing accountability. We will encourage you to be an active participant in your treatment.
Living with emotional pain and stress can disrupt your relationships with others, interfere with productivity, and worsen your overall health. Through therapy, you can achieve insight into your problems, reach your goals, and obtain greater life satisfaction. We are especially interested in helping others navigate relational difficulties, life transitions, depression, anxiety, sexuality, and concerns with work or college. Our approach incorporates building positive coping strategies, strengthening relationships, increasing support, and providing accountability. We will encourage you to be an active participant in your treatment.
(412) 455-7225 View (412) 455-7225
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Kimberly Broaddus
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Trafford, PA 15085
We all experience difficulties, and at times it can be tough to sort through our thoughts and feelings alone. I believe that we all have patterns of reactions that arise in our thoughts and behaviors. Some of these patterns may be healthy and some unhealthy. I like to think of the therapeutic environment as a safe place to sort through what makes us, “us”. Within this environment we hope to become more aware of our patterns and decision making. With increased awareness we can make the decisions on what continues to work for us and what no longer serves us well.
We all experience difficulties, and at times it can be tough to sort through our thoughts and feelings alone. I believe that we all have patterns of reactions that arise in our thoughts and behaviors. Some of these patterns may be healthy and some unhealthy. I like to think of the therapeutic environment as a safe place to sort through what makes us, “us”. Within this environment we hope to become more aware of our patterns and decision making. With increased awareness we can make the decisions on what continues to work for us and what no longer serves us well.
(878) 203-0867 View (878) 203-0867

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Rose Marie Nehls
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Monroeville, PA 15140
I use a psychodynamic approach along with psychoeducational component to help you build healthy coping skills while you address and heal from the issues that bring you into therapy.
Are you depressed due to difficulties in your current relationship? Do you have a history of physical, sexual or verbal abuse? Do you find yourself isolating out of fear of being hurt again? If you are struggeling in these areas I have extensive training in women's and men's issues and can help with restoring your self esteem and the balance in your life. Some of the difficulties that you may be facing can also stem from the loss of someone important in your life. As a certified grief counselor I will provide guidance and encouragement during this difficult time.
I use a psychodynamic approach along with psychoeducational component to help you build healthy coping skills while you address and heal from the issues that bring you into therapy.
Are you depressed due to difficulties in your current relationship? Do you have a history of physical, sexual or verbal abuse? Do you find yourself isolating out of fear of being hurt again? If you are struggeling in these areas I have extensive training in women's and men's issues and can help with restoring your self esteem and the balance in your life. Some of the difficulties that you may be facing can also stem from the loss of someone important in your life. As a certified grief counselor I will provide guidance and encouragement during this difficult time.
(724) 964-7024 View (724) 964-7024
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Noel S Maurizi
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
Monroeville, PA 15140
I operate from a psychodynamic-interpersonal perspective and utilize relational-cultural and feminist frameworks to explore how our identities and experiences have been influenced by the environments and systems we exist in. My areas of interest include working with concerns related to identity development, late adolescence and emergent/early adulthood, interpersonal and relational concerns, women’s concerns, and family of origin trauma.
I operate from a psychodynamic-interpersonal perspective and utilize relational-cultural and feminist frameworks to explore how our identities and experiences have been influenced by the environments and systems we exist in. My areas of interest include working with concerns related to identity development, late adolescence and emergent/early adulthood, interpersonal and relational concerns, women’s concerns, and family of origin trauma.
(412) 293-0402 View (412) 293-0402
Photo of Richard Hoffman - Christian Counseling Associates of Western PA, Licensed Professional Counselor
Christian Counseling Associates of Western PA
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Monroeville, PA 15146
Christian Counseling Associates (CCA) provides individual, marriage, and family counseling. We serve Christians who want their faith integrated into the counseling process and those holding any beliefs or attitudes toward spirituality. Our counselors will help you identify the core issues that have caused your emotional and personal problems, and immediately develop strategies to resolve these issues. CCA is able to provide a full range of clinical services. Please visit our website at www.ccawpa.com for a complete description of our faith based counseling services, locations, and counseling staff.
Christian Counseling Associates (CCA) provides individual, marriage, and family counseling. We serve Christians who want their faith integrated into the counseling process and those holding any beliefs or attitudes toward spirituality. Our counselors will help you identify the core issues that have caused your emotional and personal problems, and immediately develop strategies to resolve these issues. CCA is able to provide a full range of clinical services. Please visit our website at www.ccawpa.com for a complete description of our faith based counseling services, locations, and counseling staff.
(724) 384-6054 View (724) 384-6054
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Jennifer Murphy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, ATR-BC, LPC
Verified Verified
Monroeville, PA 15146
Life can be challenging and stressful. Deciding to seek therapy shows your courage and desire to work towards improving your overall health and well-being. I'm a licensed professional counselor and board certified art therapist with over 15 years of experience working with adults and adolescents. I specialize in providing support and guidance for those experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma and/or loss. My approach is to be both strength-based in helping you to recognize your own abilities and to positively challenge you to identify changes and coping skills necessary for you to be more successful in your life.
Life can be challenging and stressful. Deciding to seek therapy shows your courage and desire to work towards improving your overall health and well-being. I'm a licensed professional counselor and board certified art therapist with over 15 years of experience working with adults and adolescents. I specialize in providing support and guidance for those experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma and/or loss. My approach is to be both strength-based in helping you to recognize your own abilities and to positively challenge you to identify changes and coping skills necessary for you to be more successful in your life.
(724) 954-3723 View (724) 954-3723
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Margaret Christopher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
Monroeville, PA 15146
As a licensed clinical social worker with more than 40 years experience of working with families and individuals of all ages, I find that the most effective approach is one that is strengths-based with a strong emphasis on helping clients solve the problems that bring them to me for therapy and also on helping them develop powerful resiliency characteristics that allow for future problem-solving, conflict resolution, goal-attainment, wellness, and life satisfaction. My ideal client is one who likes to learn. Trauma survivors, in particular, do well with this approach.
As a licensed clinical social worker with more than 40 years experience of working with families and individuals of all ages, I find that the most effective approach is one that is strengths-based with a strong emphasis on helping clients solve the problems that bring them to me for therapy and also on helping them develop powerful resiliency characteristics that allow for future problem-solving, conflict resolution, goal-attainment, wellness, and life satisfaction. My ideal client is one who likes to learn. Trauma survivors, in particular, do well with this approach.
(724) 227-0660 View (724) 227-0660
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Susan McCune
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
North Huntingdon, PA 15642
We all need a little help now and then. Where you are now may not be where you want to be. Conquer anxiety and worry. Feel better about yourself. Take a deeper look at a problem and develop a solution. Heal trauma and loss. Become more assertive and in command of your life. Marriage in a bad place? Anxious? Sad? Stuck? Not liking what you see in the mirror? I offer a confidential, safe space to explore your options and the professional insight that you may need to overcome those obstacles. Call me.
We all need a little help now and then. Where you are now may not be where you want to be. Conquer anxiety and worry. Feel better about yourself. Take a deeper look at a problem and develop a solution. Heal trauma and loss. Become more assertive and in command of your life. Marriage in a bad place? Anxious? Sad? Stuck? Not liking what you see in the mirror? I offer a confidential, safe space to explore your options and the professional insight that you may need to overcome those obstacles. Call me.
(724) 259-3788 View (724) 259-3788
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Kayla Mento
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, ATR-BC, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Monroeville, PA 15146  (Online Only)
One of the bravest things you can do is to take a deep dive into understanding your story. Your story may be filled with emotional turmoil, trauma, and overwhelming anxiety on how you’ll be able to pull through to the other side. Take a deep breath, relax, and let’s rewrite your story together. I invite you to talk about the taboo things (no topic is off limits), become comfortable in your own skin, and take the journey with me through self-exploration to finally arrive at your authentic self.
One of the bravest things you can do is to take a deep dive into understanding your story. Your story may be filled with emotional turmoil, trauma, and overwhelming anxiety on how you’ll be able to pull through to the other side. Take a deep breath, relax, and let’s rewrite your story together. I invite you to talk about the taboo things (no topic is off limits), become comfortable in your own skin, and take the journey with me through self-exploration to finally arrive at your authentic self.
(412) 910-2083 View (412) 910-2083
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Jennifer Ann Barker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Monroeville, PA 15146
Although we cannot change our past, we can acknowledge its impact and change how we view it and ourselves. While working with clients, I encourage expression to gain self-awareness and to reshape narratives. Expression is essential in everyday life, especially when working through difficult times, such as grief and trauma. I practice therapy with a person-centered, trauma-informed, strength based approach to meet clients where they are and to help them make changes to start the healing process. As an Art Therapist, I have the ability to bring artmaking into the therapy session and to help facilitate the healing process.
Although we cannot change our past, we can acknowledge its impact and change how we view it and ourselves. While working with clients, I encourage expression to gain self-awareness and to reshape narratives. Expression is essential in everyday life, especially when working through difficult times, such as grief and trauma. I practice therapy with a person-centered, trauma-informed, strength based approach to meet clients where they are and to help them make changes to start the healing process. As an Art Therapist, I have the ability to bring artmaking into the therapy session and to help facilitate the healing process.
(878) 216-0445 View (878) 216-0445
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Joan McCullough-Crissman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Monroeville, PA 15146
I believe, the single most important element of counseling is the relationship between the therapist and client. The first step is for us to work together to balance both a professional and heartfelt relationship. You'll find the office welcoming, comfortable, discreet atmosphere; where you can feel safe to discuss your needs. I serve a variety of client populations, including, youth, adolescent, adult and geriatric clients. Couples, Family, Individual and Group Therapy are a focus. Specializations: Depression, Anxiety, Grief, Anger, Parenting and Loss. Referrals for medication management can also be facilitated through my office, if desired..
I believe, the single most important element of counseling is the relationship between the therapist and client. The first step is for us to work together to balance both a professional and heartfelt relationship. You'll find the office welcoming, comfortable, discreet atmosphere; where you can feel safe to discuss your needs. I serve a variety of client populations, including, youth, adolescent, adult and geriatric clients. Couples, Family, Individual and Group Therapy are a focus. Specializations: Depression, Anxiety, Grief, Anger, Parenting and Loss. Referrals for medication management can also be facilitated through my office, if desired..
(724) 871-3218 View (724) 871-3218
Photo of Alecia V. Denillo, MSCP, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Alecia V. Denillo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSCP, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Monroeville, PA 15146
Are you feeling the weight of the world on your shoulders? Are you overwhelmed by stress, anxiety, depression, substance use, and/or weight? Is this your first time considering counseling? You have already made a courageous step towards healing and change. I provide a calm and compassionate space where you can know yourself on a deeper level. With this new awareness, you will be empowered to look at different ways to manage life's challenges. I will join you on the journey towards a more fulfilling life of choice and empowerment. I utilize techniques from a variety of clinical perspectives and tailor my approach to each individual
Are you feeling the weight of the world on your shoulders? Are you overwhelmed by stress, anxiety, depression, substance use, and/or weight? Is this your first time considering counseling? You have already made a courageous step towards healing and change. I provide a calm and compassionate space where you can know yourself on a deeper level. With this new awareness, you will be empowered to look at different ways to manage life's challenges. I will join you on the journey towards a more fulfilling life of choice and empowerment. I utilize techniques from a variety of clinical perspectives and tailor my approach to each individual
(724) 717-2449 View (724) 717-2449
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The Beverly Centre
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MA
Verified Verified
Monroeville, PA 15146
The Beverly Centre provides person-centered therapy in a safe, non-judgemental, therapeutic environment. The mission of The Beverly Centre is to help you achieve your best possible self! Challenges that I am best suited to treating are domestic violence issues, relationship concerns, marriage and family problems, co-dependency concerns, anger management, victims of violent crimes, and women's empowerment issues. I also am trained to assist you in managing anxiety and panic disorders, depression, grief and loss, divorce and custody, sexual assaults, spirituality, PTSD, and adolescent challenges. I treat any gender, all ethnicities, and any religious orientation.
The Beverly Centre provides person-centered therapy in a safe, non-judgemental, therapeutic environment. The mission of The Beverly Centre is to help you achieve your best possible self! Challenges that I am best suited to treating are domestic violence issues, relationship concerns, marriage and family problems, co-dependency concerns, anger management, victims of violent crimes, and women's empowerment issues. I also am trained to assist you in managing anxiety and panic disorders, depression, grief and loss, divorce and custody, sexual assaults, spirituality, PTSD, and adolescent challenges. I treat any gender, all ethnicities, and any religious orientation.
(412) 532-4617 View (412) 532-4617
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Jesse A. Virago
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Monroeville, PA 15146
Waitlist for new clients
The second half of life can be much better than the first. In fact, midlife is an ideal time for healing, growth, and change. So if your ship launched on choppy waters or rocky shoals and you're still navigating rough seas, a midlife course correction could help. What's required? Openness to new experiences, willingness to engage, capacity to commit, and a therapist who knows what's possible and how to achieve it. Set sail with a seasoned mariner to navigate the midlife passage with the art of healing, the science of change, and the "hard work miracle" of growth.
The second half of life can be much better than the first. In fact, midlife is an ideal time for healing, growth, and change. So if your ship launched on choppy waters or rocky shoals and you're still navigating rough seas, a midlife course correction could help. What's required? Openness to new experiences, willingness to engage, capacity to commit, and a therapist who knows what's possible and how to achieve it. Set sail with a seasoned mariner to navigate the midlife passage with the art of healing, the science of change, and the "hard work miracle" of growth.
(412) 385-3597 View (412) 385-3597
Photo of Lauren Sandulli - Lifebulb Counseling & Therapy, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Lifebulb Counseling & Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Monroeville, PA 15146
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) 424-6740 x1 View (412) 424-6740 x1
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Sanant Counseling & Wellness, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Monroeville, PA 15146
Sanant Counseling & Wellness, LLC is a Black owned, women-led private mental health practice. The owners have 36 years combined community mental health and support services experience. Sanant Counseling & Wellness LLC is a premier culturally humble, client-focused, evidenced-informed, and data-driven private practice that provides affordable counseling, holistic care and supportive services to remove barriers to accessing health and wellness care.
Sanant Counseling & Wellness, LLC is a Black owned, women-led private mental health practice. The owners have 36 years combined community mental health and support services experience. Sanant Counseling & Wellness LLC is a premier culturally humble, client-focused, evidenced-informed, and data-driven private practice that provides affordable counseling, holistic care and supportive services to remove barriers to accessing health and wellness care.
(412) 214-7120 View (412) 214-7120
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Dr. Lauren Manning
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Monroeville, PA 15146  (Online Only)
Has your life become so overwhelming that your mind no longer feels like a comfortable, safe place? Maybe you recognize yourself struggling to work through painful memories or feel trapped by past hurt? Imagine what it would feel like to be able to more fully engage with those you love. As a licensed psychologist, I help people overcome difficult barriers in a warm, supportive, and non-judgmental way. I listen closely to understand your unique context so that we can collaboratively identify a plan to help you feel better as quickly as possible.
Has your life become so overwhelming that your mind no longer feels like a comfortable, safe place? Maybe you recognize yourself struggling to work through painful memories or feel trapped by past hurt? Imagine what it would feel like to be able to more fully engage with those you love. As a licensed psychologist, I help people overcome difficult barriers in a warm, supportive, and non-judgmental way. I listen closely to understand your unique context so that we can collaboratively identify a plan to help you feel better as quickly as possible.
(412) 376-4865 View (412) 376-4865
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Saving Sanity, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Monroeville, PA 15146
Please visit our website to fill out the Therapy Intake Form and we will contact you! Saving Sanity, LLC is a private practice of Professional Counselors with a vision of inspiring individuals to achieve their greatest human potential. We have a mission to empower individuals by creating a supportive space in which personal growth and healing can occur. Please visit savingsanity.org to view our available therapists.
Please visit our website to fill out the Therapy Intake Form and we will contact you! Saving Sanity, LLC is a private practice of Professional Counselors with a vision of inspiring individuals to achieve their greatest human potential. We have a mission to empower individuals by creating a supportive space in which personal growth and healing can occur. Please visit savingsanity.org to view our available therapists.
(412) 991-1620 View (412) 991-1620

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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.