Psychodynamic Therapists in Upper Saint Clair, PA

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Sara Emery
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCTP, CADC
Verified Verified
Upper Saint Clair, PA 15241
Waitlist for new clients
I utilize Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) in my work with clients.
Finding the right therapist is important because effective therapy elicits change and guides individuals toward living more fulfilled lives. I am a committed, interactive and non-judgmental therapist who loves what I do and am grateful for the opportunity to connect with clients and work together to develop solutions and reach goals. The decision to start therapy can be difficult and feel vulnerable and yet it is courageous when one finds the willingness and strength to look inward and lean into fear or sadness to remove obstacles that prevent someone from living their best life. I commend you on taking this first step.
I utilize Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) in my work with clients.
Finding the right therapist is important because effective therapy elicits change and guides individuals toward living more fulfilled lives. I am a committed, interactive and non-judgmental therapist who loves what I do and am grateful for the opportunity to connect with clients and work together to develop solutions and reach goals. The decision to start therapy can be difficult and feel vulnerable and yet it is courageous when one finds the willingness and strength to look inward and lean into fear or sadness to remove obstacles that prevent someone from living their best life. I commend you on taking this first step.
(412) 223-7204 View (412) 223-7204
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Amy Flynn
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Upper Saint Clair, PA 15241
Not accepting new clients
You've had enough and are ready for change. You want to feel better but are not sure what to do or where to start. Breathe... you've already taken the first step by making the decision to reach out for help! You may wonder what it would be like to work with me. I can promise I will always strive to provide a space where you feel supported, understood, and free to be yourself without any fear of judgement. We will work together to help you achieve the skills and insight you need to make lasting change.
You've had enough and are ready for change. You want to feel better but are not sure what to do or where to start. Breathe... you've already taken the first step by making the decision to reach out for help! You may wonder what it would be like to work with me. I can promise I will always strive to provide a space where you feel supported, understood, and free to be yourself without any fear of judgement. We will work together to help you achieve the skills and insight you need to make lasting change.
(412) 453-8840 View (412) 453-8840
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Donnah C Vance
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Upper Saint Clair, PA 15241
Hi there! I’m Donnah Vance. I am trained in DBT, EMDR, and EFT. I am a LPC therapist and certified with NCC. I understand how hard it is to heal from an emotionally dark, numb, or even hopeless place because I have been there too. When I went through my divorce, taking care of basic needs was challenging, and some days getting out of bed felt like a BIG task. For this reason, I primarily serve couples whose marriages are struggling but still want to make it work. Also, because traumatic events are quite common, I serve those who have been traumatized and deal with PTSD.
Hi there! I’m Donnah Vance. I am trained in DBT, EMDR, and EFT. I am a LPC therapist and certified with NCC. I understand how hard it is to heal from an emotionally dark, numb, or even hopeless place because I have been there too. When I went through my divorce, taking care of basic needs was challenging, and some days getting out of bed felt like a BIG task. For this reason, I primarily serve couples whose marriages are struggling but still want to make it work. Also, because traumatic events are quite common, I serve those who have been traumatized and deal with PTSD.
(412) 517-7958 View (412) 517-7958
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Melissa D Michel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSCP, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Upper Saint Clair, PA 15241
We all want to be happy. We may feel stuck or face challenges. Getting support from someone on the outside, in the counseling or psychology field, can help you gain a new perspective. You can learn to make better choices, feel less anxious and feel more optimistic; find peace in the day-to-day. I strive to help individuals live up to their full potential by overcoming life obstacles. With sincere interest and a creative approach, I help people by focusing not only on the individual, but also the social and cultural dynamics that influence their well being.
We all want to be happy. We may feel stuck or face challenges. Getting support from someone on the outside, in the counseling or psychology field, can help you gain a new perspective. You can learn to make better choices, feel less anxious and feel more optimistic; find peace in the day-to-day. I strive to help individuals live up to their full potential by overcoming life obstacles. With sincere interest and a creative approach, I help people by focusing not only on the individual, but also the social and cultural dynamics that influence their well being.
(412) 693-6333 View (412) 693-6333
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Renee' Kinavey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Upper Saint Clair, PA 15241
With over 20 years of experience in the mental health field, including being a school counselor and working in private practice, my heartfelt goal is to help others. We all struggle at times throughout life, and need some guidance. I offer a warm, compassionate, non-judgmental, safe place for people to explore life issues, and strive to teach people various life skills. My passion is to help others reignite the lights within them that have dimmed for whatever reasons. I specialize in mood disorders, including depression and anxiety, as well as grief, life changes, and trauma.
With over 20 years of experience in the mental health field, including being a school counselor and working in private practice, my heartfelt goal is to help others. We all struggle at times throughout life, and need some guidance. I offer a warm, compassionate, non-judgmental, safe place for people to explore life issues, and strive to teach people various life skills. My passion is to help others reignite the lights within them that have dimmed for whatever reasons. I specialize in mood disorders, including depression and anxiety, as well as grief, life changes, and trauma.
(412) 501-4148 View (412) 501-4148
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Carole Kunkle-Miller And Associates
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Upper Saint Clair, PA 15241
Feel better...that is our goal. We provide holistic psychological care promoting the total health and wellness of our clients by offering strategic guidance and insight into everyday problems of life. Therapy is designed to be a place where clients may define and reach life goals in a positive atmosphere.
Feel better...that is our goal. We provide holistic psychological care promoting the total health and wellness of our clients by offering strategic guidance and insight into everyday problems of life. Therapy is designed to be a place where clients may define and reach life goals in a positive atmosphere.
(412) 228-0964 View (412) 228-0964
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Kevin B. Kumpf
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC, ACS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Upper Saint Clair, PA 15241
I have learned through my work with clients that sometimes being willing to take a risk can yield positive results. Finding the willingness to participate in therapy can often feel like taking a risk; however, I am here to provide you with the necessary support you may feel you need as you look to make a positive change in your life. I am confident we can work together to develop a constructive relationship for the purpose of helping you to define and accomplish the goals that you believe are important.
I have learned through my work with clients that sometimes being willing to take a risk can yield positive results. Finding the willingness to participate in therapy can often feel like taking a risk; however, I am here to provide you with the necessary support you may feel you need as you look to make a positive change in your life. I am confident we can work together to develop a constructive relationship for the purpose of helping you to define and accomplish the goals that you believe are important.
(412) 847-5209 View (412) 847-5209
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Alex Corkos
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Upper Saint Clair, PA 15241
Making the decision to seek help is difficult and choosing the right therapist can often be overwhelming. I offer a confidential, no-cost phone consultation to explain the counseling process and answer any questions you may have. I believe those I work with are capable, competent individuals with life circumstances that have challenged their current ways of coping. I can help you with a wide array of concerns and life stressors including depression, anxiety, adjustment difficulties, career frustrations and parenting issues as well as interpersonal, marital and partner conflicts. Let's talk to see if I am the right therapist for you.
Making the decision to seek help is difficult and choosing the right therapist can often be overwhelming. I offer a confidential, no-cost phone consultation to explain the counseling process and answer any questions you may have. I believe those I work with are capable, competent individuals with life circumstances that have challenged their current ways of coping. I can help you with a wide array of concerns and life stressors including depression, anxiety, adjustment difficulties, career frustrations and parenting issues as well as interpersonal, marital and partner conflicts. Let's talk to see if I am the right therapist for you.
(412) 567-3930 View (412) 567-3930
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Joshua Makoul
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Upper Saint Clair, PA 15241
There is no shame in struggling. Even the most healthy of people will go through periods of struggle. Sometimes we reach a point in our lives where we realize we have painful experiences from our early life that now need to be resolved and put to rest. We may be tired of an unresolved past disrupting our relationships and life in the present. Finally, sometimes, it's just that life has been thrown at us faster than we can process. This can cause unexpected anxiety or make us feel like things are out of control. Anxiety does not need to be feared. It can be managed and mastered.
There is no shame in struggling. Even the most healthy of people will go through periods of struggle. Sometimes we reach a point in our lives where we realize we have painful experiences from our early life that now need to be resolved and put to rest. We may be tired of an unresolved past disrupting our relationships and life in the present. Finally, sometimes, it's just that life has been thrown at us faster than we can process. This can cause unexpected anxiety or make us feel like things are out of control. Anxiety does not need to be feared. It can be managed and mastered.
(412) 207-3465 View (412) 207-3465
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Ramous Psychology & Associates
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Upper Saint Clair, PA 15241
Waitlist for new clients
The providers at Ramous Psychology & Associates serve individuals, couples and families in the south hills of Pittsburgh, PA who are looking for support and relief from life’s struggles. Whether it be depression, anxiety, family conflicts, challenges of divorce, parenting stress, behavioral or attention/concentration problems, or coping with life changes, we give people the tools they need to resolve difficult situations and achieve happiness and stability. We realize that no two people are the same, and we tailor our therapy to meet your specific needs as an individual.
The providers at Ramous Psychology & Associates serve individuals, couples and families in the south hills of Pittsburgh, PA who are looking for support and relief from life’s struggles. Whether it be depression, anxiety, family conflicts, challenges of divorce, parenting stress, behavioral or attention/concentration problems, or coping with life changes, we give people the tools they need to resolve difficult situations and achieve happiness and stability. We realize that no two people are the same, and we tailor our therapy to meet your specific needs as an individual.
(878) 213-4778 View (878) 213-4778
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Gina Niewodowski
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Upper Saint Clair, PA 15241  (Online Only)
We all have inner strength. Rollo May, a well known psychologist wrote, "Finding the center of strength within ourselves, is in the long run, the best contribution we can make to our fellow man". As a professional counselor, I want to help you find and use your strengths so you can live a healthy and purpose filled life.
We all have inner strength. Rollo May, a well known psychologist wrote, "Finding the center of strength within ourselves, is in the long run, the best contribution we can make to our fellow man". As a professional counselor, I want to help you find and use your strengths so you can live a healthy and purpose filled life.
(412) 727-8266 View (412) 727-8266
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Renee Arduini
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Upper Saint Clair, PA 15241
I am a therapist with 27 years experience counseling both the substance abuse and mental health population. I also have over 30 years personal experience with addiction and recovery. The majority of my education and interest has been working with the dual diagnosed population, (addiction and mental health). Treating both these illnesses simultaneously promotes the best outcome for recovery. I believe those who have an underlying mental health diagnosis coupled with an addiction to drugs or alcohol may be self medicating their mental health illness.
I am a therapist with 27 years experience counseling both the substance abuse and mental health population. I also have over 30 years personal experience with addiction and recovery. The majority of my education and interest has been working with the dual diagnosed population, (addiction and mental health). Treating both these illnesses simultaneously promotes the best outcome for recovery. I believe those who have an underlying mental health diagnosis coupled with an addiction to drugs or alcohol may be self medicating their mental health illness.
(878) 444-2983 View (878) 444-2983
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Brittney Mendiola
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Upper Saint Clair, PA 15241  (Online Only)
"It's not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, & to make your Happiness a priority. It's necessary." So often we put off the pursuit of therapy because of our busy schedules. If you, you & your partner and/or you & your child know that the time has come to care for yourselves, I'd be happy to support your doing so while working around school/work schedules, rush hour traffic, and after school activities. Like all of us, life and how I approach it shifted when the pandemic occurred. One positive takeaway for me has been being able to be a part of life-changing therapy in a way I hadn’t yet experienced, Telehealth.
"It's not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, & to make your Happiness a priority. It's necessary." So often we put off the pursuit of therapy because of our busy schedules. If you, you & your partner and/or you & your child know that the time has come to care for yourselves, I'd be happy to support your doing so while working around school/work schedules, rush hour traffic, and after school activities. Like all of us, life and how I approach it shifted when the pandemic occurred. One positive takeaway for me has been being able to be a part of life-changing therapy in a way I hadn’t yet experienced, Telehealth.
(833) 527-0723 View (833) 527-0723

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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
Gerrian Miller Bobrowsky
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Bethel Park, PA 15102  (Online Only)
I offer an interpersonal/psychodynamic approach to working with individuals with anxiety, depression, personality, life and relationship issues.Treatment is personalized to meet each patient's needs. I have been practicing for over 25 years and offer individual, couple, family, psychoanalysis ,and psychodynamic therapy. i also supervise psychiatric residents at Western Psychiatric Institute, teach at the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center,worked in the Family Division of the Courts, and spent 15 years as a professional member of the State Board of Psychology. I will be glad to speak with you regarding your personal issues and answer questions.
I offer an interpersonal/psychodynamic approach to working with individuals with anxiety, depression, personality, life and relationship issues.Treatment is personalized to meet each patient's needs. I have been practicing for over 25 years and offer individual, couple, family, psychoanalysis ,and psychodynamic therapy. i also supervise psychiatric residents at Western Psychiatric Institute, teach at the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center,worked in the Family Division of the Courts, and spent 15 years as a professional member of the State Board of Psychology. I will be glad to speak with you regarding your personal issues and answer questions.
(412) 246-8904 View (412) 246-8904
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Laurie E. Pietragallo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15241  (Online Only)
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+.
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 View (412) 329-6696
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Allene Lyons
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
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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James M Hepburn
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15241
I am trained in many treatment modalities including existential, psychodynamic and emotionally focused therapies.
I offer psychotherapy for individuals who may be feeling overwhelmed or distressed by events in life. My specializations include working with couples, victims of abuse, family conflict, loneliness, depression, anxiety, worry and grief. My goal is to help you uncover your potential and to provide the support you need to lead a life that is worth celebrating. If you would like to let go of long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life, then contact me at 412-334-6585 to schedule a confidential consultation.
I am trained in many treatment modalities including existential, psychodynamic and emotionally focused therapies.
I offer psychotherapy for individuals who may be feeling overwhelmed or distressed by events in life. My specializations include working with couples, victims of abuse, family conflict, loneliness, depression, anxiety, worry and grief. My goal is to help you uncover your potential and to provide the support you need to lead a life that is worth celebrating. If you would like to let go of long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life, then contact me at 412-334-6585 to schedule a confidential consultation.
(412) 229-7974 View (412) 229-7974
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Christina Pettinato
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15241
Are you feeling anxious, alone, or depressed? Maybe you're feeling stuck in life? I'm here to help. Through meaningful conversation, you and I will navigate your issues and struggles with proven problem-solving techniques, coping skills, and self-reflection. My goal is to help you map out opportunities for growth, awareness, trust, and mindfulness in your life and your relationships. I provide professional counseling services with an approach that is conversational, non-judgmental and supportive. Some of my specialties include; anxiety, autism spectrum, depression, grief, guilt, life transitions, relationships, trauma, and trust.
Are you feeling anxious, alone, or depressed? Maybe you're feeling stuck in life? I'm here to help. Through meaningful conversation, you and I will navigate your issues and struggles with proven problem-solving techniques, coping skills, and self-reflection. My goal is to help you map out opportunities for growth, awareness, trust, and mindfulness in your life and your relationships. I provide professional counseling services with an approach that is conversational, non-judgmental and supportive. Some of my specialties include; anxiety, autism spectrum, depression, grief, guilt, life transitions, relationships, trauma, and trust.
(412) 567-0751 View (412) 567-0751
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Chloe Brokaw Heimbuch
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mount Lebanon, PA 15228  (Online Only)
Welcome to my profile page. Please feel free to email, text or call me to get acquainted and see if we are a good fit.
Welcome to my profile page. Please feel free to email, text or call me to get acquainted and see if we are a good fit.
(412) 301-9721 View (412) 301-9721

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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.