Psychodynamic Therapists in West Mifflin, PA

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Elizabeth Hammond
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
West Mifflin, PA 15122
Immediate openings - Hello and welcome to my page! I am a therapist who is dedicated to helping individuals overcome mood disorders (depression, bipolar, cyclothymia, etc) but I also specialize in treating suicidal ideation. With over five years of clinical practice, I have developed a deep understanding of the complexities surrounding these conditions and their impact on one's overall well-being. My experience has taught me that no two individuals are the same, and I am committed to tailoring my approach to suit your unique circumstances. I offer a welcoming environment where we will tackle what is going on.
Immediate openings - Hello and welcome to my page! I am a therapist who is dedicated to helping individuals overcome mood disorders (depression, bipolar, cyclothymia, etc) but I also specialize in treating suicidal ideation. With over five years of clinical practice, I have developed a deep understanding of the complexities surrounding these conditions and their impact on one's overall well-being. My experience has taught me that no two individuals are the same, and I am committed to tailoring my approach to suit your unique circumstances. I offer a welcoming environment where we will tackle what is going on.
(412) 790-2191 View (412) 790-2191
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Lifebulb Counseling & Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
West Mifflin, PA 15122  (Online Only)
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) 604-7643 View (412) 604-7643
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Christian Counseling Associates of Western PA
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
West Mifflin, PA 15122
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 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 for a complete description of our faith based counseling services, locations, and counseling staff.
(814) 212-5350 View (814) 212-5350
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Steel Valley Wellness Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
West Mifflin, PA 15122
The licensed professional counselors of Steel Valley Wellness Group are experienced with adults, adolescents, children and couples. We address causes of anger, irritability, anxiety, fear, sadness, depression and hopelessness, and help to identify the factors that perpetuate these problems.
The licensed professional counselors of Steel Valley Wellness Group are experienced with adults, adolescents, children and couples. We address causes of anger, irritability, anxiety, fear, sadness, depression and hopelessness, and help to identify the factors that perpetuate these problems.
(412) 866-2912 View (412) 866-2912
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Christian Counseling Associates of Western PA
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
West Mifflin, PA 15122  (Online Only)
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 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 www.ccawpa.com for a complete description of our faith based counseling services, locations, and counseling staff.
(724) 202-0362 View (724) 202-0362
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Diana Lynne Shaban
Psychologist, M Ed
Verified Verified
West Mifflin, PA 15122
Not accepting new clients
Are you in need of support? Do you have disturbing thoughts? Do you 'what if" constantly? Are you too angry? Are you confused? Are you struggling with getting out of bed? Are you not yourself? Are loved ones concerned about you? Do you have 'brain fog? Forgetfulness? problems sleeping? Do you have body image issues? Are you self medicating? Do you need someone to talk to without judgement? Life is challenging and sometimes unfair. There is a path out of suffering. Despite a sense of helplessness, anxiety, depression, trauma and fears; there is a way out and I can help you, help your SELF through your challenges.
Are you in need of support? Do you have disturbing thoughts? Do you 'what if" constantly? Are you too angry? Are you confused? Are you struggling with getting out of bed? Are you not yourself? Are loved ones concerned about you? Do you have 'brain fog? Forgetfulness? problems sleeping? Do you have body image issues? Are you self medicating? Do you need someone to talk to without judgement? Life is challenging and sometimes unfair. There is a path out of suffering. Despite a sense of helplessness, anxiety, depression, trauma and fears; there is a way out and I can help you, help your SELF through your challenges.
(878) 900-4134 View (878) 900-4134

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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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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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Alanna Shehadeh
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, NC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15122
Welcome! As a therapist, I believe in the transformative power of self-awareness, empathy, and authentic connection. I believe wholeheartedly in holistic modalities, healing the mind, body, and soul, truly embracing the mind-body connection. I utilize many evidence-based therapeutic techniques, including Person-Centered, Empowerment, Cognitive Behavioral, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused, Acceptance and Commitment, and Psychodynamic approaches. My approach and technique with clients is ultimately to assist in developing the best version of themselves.
Welcome! As a therapist, I believe in the transformative power of self-awareness, empathy, and authentic connection. I believe wholeheartedly in holistic modalities, healing the mind, body, and soul, truly embracing the mind-body connection. I utilize many evidence-based therapeutic techniques, including Person-Centered, Empowerment, Cognitive Behavioral, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused, Acceptance and Commitment, and Psychodynamic approaches. My approach and technique with clients is ultimately to assist in developing the best version of themselves.
(267) 310-3892 View (267) 310-3892
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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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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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Katelin Fullerton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15122  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I love helping clients to connect with their authentic selves and strengthen their relationships. I work from a framework that explores the ways that early experiences can shape current patterns of relating. My work is also guided by the understanding that many clients' difficulties are impacted by systems of oppression such as racism, transphobia, homophobia, and gender discrimination. Most importantly, this space centers on you and what you're bringing into it; I'm not here to judge, criticize, or fix you, but instead support you in learning about your own internal world.
I love helping clients to connect with their authentic selves and strengthen their relationships. I work from a framework that explores the ways that early experiences can shape current patterns of relating. My work is also guided by the understanding that many clients' difficulties are impacted by systems of oppression such as racism, transphobia, homophobia, and gender discrimination. Most importantly, this space centers on you and what you're bringing into it; I'm not here to judge, criticize, or fix you, but instead support you in learning about your own internal world.
(443) 331-9368 View (443) 331-9368
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Karisa L. M. Sévère
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CAADC, BC-TMH, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15122  (Online Only)
The beauty of life can be hidden by the demands of time and resources. Thoughts of helplessness, frustration, and worry can be difficult to navigate. Constantly thinking about events or feelings that have had major impacts on our lives can prevent us from reaching our goals in life. To me reaching out for help to work through personal difficulties is one of the most important steps a person can take to begin to implement changes. I believe in the authenticity of the therapeutic relationship and how it is a source of strength for change.
The beauty of life can be hidden by the demands of time and resources. Thoughts of helplessness, frustration, and worry can be difficult to navigate. Constantly thinking about events or feelings that have had major impacts on our lives can prevent us from reaching our goals in life. To me reaching out for help to work through personal difficulties is one of the most important steps a person can take to begin to implement changes. I believe in the authenticity of the therapeutic relationship and how it is a source of strength for change.
(412) 538-5296 View (412) 538-5296
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Taylor Petro
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Starting your therapeutic journey can be both overwhelming and exciting. As an individual, it may be scary to open up, challenge yourself, and commit to change. As a parent, it can be hard to know when the right time is to begin therapy for your child. One thing I know to be true is that each and every person is unique, and is capable of growth, happiness and emotional wellness. I enjoy working with clients from late childhood through adulthood and love helping clients who are new to therapy understand the therapeutic process, create goals, and empower themselves to live their best life.
Starting your therapeutic journey can be both overwhelming and exciting. As an individual, it may be scary to open up, challenge yourself, and commit to change. As a parent, it can be hard to know when the right time is to begin therapy for your child. One thing I know to be true is that each and every person is unique, and is capable of growth, happiness and emotional wellness. I enjoy working with clients from late childhood through adulthood and love helping clients who are new to therapy understand the therapeutic process, create goals, and empower themselves to live their best life.
(412) 816-9434 View (412) 816-9434
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Asia Gunter
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Give me a break, are you serious? How did I get here? No one understands me, I'm anxious..I'm depressed. How many times have you said these exact words this week? I sure can relate-and if you can, you’re in the right place. Welcome. Self-empowerment, radical acceptance & authentic human connection will be the cornerstone of our work. I utilize a strength-based humanistic approach to guide us...but healing doesn't happen via theory. It lies within you - your hopes, hardships, successes & infinite wisdom. Sometimes we'll laugh. Often, we'll cry. But either way...
Give me a break, are you serious? How did I get here? No one understands me, I'm anxious..I'm depressed. How many times have you said these exact words this week? I sure can relate-and if you can, you’re in the right place. Welcome. Self-empowerment, radical acceptance & authentic human connection will be the cornerstone of our work. I utilize a strength-based humanistic approach to guide us...but healing doesn't happen via theory. It lies within you - your hopes, hardships, successes & infinite wisdom. Sometimes we'll laugh. Often, we'll cry. But either way...
(412) 501-9683 View (412) 501-9683
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Gina Niewodowski
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pleasant Hills, PA 15236  (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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April Barry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15122  (Online Only)
Do you seek a deeper understanding of why you do the things you do? Are you struggling but you’re not exactly sure why or what to do about it? Taking the step to explore a better understanding of yourself in therapy, is empowering, purposeful, and courageous. Through an authentic connection and openness, I believe change, growth, and healing can occur. Together, we identify areas that are impacting your thinking, behavior, and relationships, seek out and examine their origin, find meaning, and work towards achieving and practicing new, healthier ways of relating and understanding.
Do you seek a deeper understanding of why you do the things you do? Are you struggling but you’re not exactly sure why or what to do about it? Taking the step to explore a better understanding of yourself in therapy, is empowering, purposeful, and courageous. Through an authentic connection and openness, I believe change, growth, and healing can occur. Together, we identify areas that are impacting your thinking, behavior, and relationships, seek out and examine their origin, find meaning, and work towards achieving and practicing new, healthier ways of relating and understanding.
(717) 837-3507 View (717) 837-3507
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Kate Manser
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15122  (Online Only)
As a queer woman who practices polyamory, I can understand how we are often unprepared for the difficulties that arise when living in a mononormative society. It makes sense that emotions like fear or depression are brought up when we go outside of those norms, even for the seasoned consensually nonmonogamous folks. Together we can navigate your polyamorous relationship structure if you or you and your partner(s) find yourselves with insecure attachment styles impacting your relationship(s), are having difficulty managing boundaries, or need help dismantling couple's privlege.
As a queer woman who practices polyamory, I can understand how we are often unprepared for the difficulties that arise when living in a mononormative society. It makes sense that emotions like fear or depression are brought up when we go outside of those norms, even for the seasoned consensually nonmonogamous folks. Together we can navigate your polyamorous relationship structure if you or you and your partner(s) find yourselves with insecure attachment styles impacting your relationship(s), are having difficulty managing boundaries, or need help dismantling couple's privlege.
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Emma Batting
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, CST
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15122
Waitlist for new clients
I meet clients with an emphasis on a safe, affirming therapeutic relationship as a place to begin healing. I enjoy working with people who are ready for a change or who want to deepen their understanding of self. I believe that exploring past experiences alongside the present helps us understand what we may need to feel better in our lives. My aim is to challenge you in a collaborative way so that you can find a path toward what you want. You already have strengths that have allowed you to make it here today, and we'll work together to determine what comes next.
I meet clients with an emphasis on a safe, affirming therapeutic relationship as a place to begin healing. I enjoy working with people who are ready for a change or who want to deepen their understanding of self. I believe that exploring past experiences alongside the present helps us understand what we may need to feel better in our lives. My aim is to challenge you in a collaborative way so that you can find a path toward what you want. You already have strengths that have allowed you to make it here today, and we'll work together to determine what comes next.
(240) 896-1102 View (240) 896-1102
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Robert A Naseef
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15122  (Online Only)
Are you wondering if you might be autistic? Might you be more than just shy and introverted? Do you have intense passions and special interests? Do you have sensory differences? If you are open to the possibility that you are autistic, a professional evaluation can be an important step in self-awareness and a lens to understand your life experiences. You could also be eligible for accommodations in your job or school. I specialize in diagnosing and treating adults and teens with autism spectrum disorders. I have a distinctive voice and perspective as a psychologist and father of an adult son with autism.
Are you wondering if you might be autistic? Might you be more than just shy and introverted? Do you have intense passions and special interests? Do you have sensory differences? If you are open to the possibility that you are autistic, a professional evaluation can be an important step in self-awareness and a lens to understand your life experiences. You could also be eligible for accommodations in your job or school. I specialize in diagnosing and treating adults and teens with autism spectrum disorders. I have a distinctive voice and perspective as a psychologist and father of an adult son with autism.
(215) 544-2205 View (215) 544-2205

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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.