Ann Arbor Psychological Services

Psychologist, PhD Verified
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Offers online therapy
Among other techniques, he draws from cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, and psychodynamic therapy.
For over 20 years, Dr. Stephen Purcell has been helping adults, adolescents, couples and families improve their relationships; cope with stress, anxiety and depression; work through trauma, grief, and loss; overcome addictions; and navigate major life transitions like divorce and career change. Whether you are currently facing a crisis or simply want to improve the way you function in everyday life, Dr. Purcell has the training, skills and experience to assist you.
(734) 619-8125
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Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Offers online therapy
Among other techniques, he draws from cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, and psychodynamic therapy.
For over 20 years, Dr. Stephen Purcell has been helping adults, adolescents, couples and families improve their relationships; cope with stress, anxiety and depression; work through trauma, grief, and loss; overcome addictions; and navigate major life transitions like divorce and career change. Whether you are currently facing a crisis or simply want to improve the way you function in everyday life, Dr. Purcell has the training, skills and experience to assist you.
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Lauren Mueller

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, EdS Verified
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Offers online therapy
My therapeutic approach is tailored to your needs and may include cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness and psychodynamic approaches.
I believe that change happens when we go on endlessly creating ourselves. The way in which we deal with life stressors and challenges is largely based on biological, psychological, societal and family influences. Our work together will consist of exploring how these influences affect your current functioning and explore ways to create more balance and mindfulness into your daily life.
(248) 639-4194
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Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Offers online therapy
My therapeutic approach is tailored to your needs and may include cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness and psychodynamic approaches.
I believe that change happens when we go on endlessly creating ourselves. The way in which we deal with life stressors and challenges is largely based on biological, psychological, societal and family influences. Our work together will consist of exploring how these influences affect your current functioning and explore ways to create more balance and mindfulness into your daily life.
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Onna Solomon

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Offers online therapy
I use a collaborative and empathetic approach with clients, drawing on family systems, cognitive-behavioral, play therapy, and psychodynamic models.
I am dedicated to helping individuals and families find meaning and joy in relationships. I treat children and adults with a wide variety of concerns, including anxiety, depression, relationship problems, and parenting issues. I welcome clients from all backgrounds and belief systems.
(734) 219-6977
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Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Offers online therapy
I use a collaborative and empathetic approach with clients, drawing on family systems, cognitive-behavioral, play therapy, and psychodynamic models.
I am dedicated to helping individuals and families find meaning and joy in relationships. I treat children and adults with a wide variety of concerns, including anxiety, depression, relationship problems, and parenting issues. I welcome clients from all backgrounds and belief systems.
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Ann Shields

Psychologist, PhD Verified
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Offers online therapy
I draw upon a variety of perspectives -- integrating mindfulness practice, narrative therapy, CBT and DBT techniques, while also considering the influences of early experiences through the lens of attachment and psychodynamic theories.
"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" (Mary Oliver) -- This question lies at the heart of my work, with my goal being to help clients live more authentic and connected lives through self-awareness, resilience and positive change. My approach is flexible, interactive and solution-oriented. I bring a mindful perspective to psychotherapy and tend to see life transitions as opportunities for transformation and growth. My clients have said that my calm demeanor and my careful, empathic listening promote a safe and reflective environment, fostering self-compassion, self-awareness and change.
(734) 418-6550
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Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Offers online therapy
I draw upon a variety of perspectives -- integrating mindfulness practice, narrative therapy, CBT and DBT techniques, while also considering the influences of early experiences through the lens of attachment and psychodynamic theories.
"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" (Mary Oliver) -- This question lies at the heart of my work, with my goal being to help clients live more authentic and connected lives through self-awareness, resilience and positive change. My approach is flexible, interactive and solution-oriented. I bring a mindful perspective to psychotherapy and tend to see life transitions as opportunities for transformation and growth. My clients have said that my calm demeanor and my careful, empathic listening promote a safe and reflective environment, fostering self-compassion, self-awareness and change.
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Julia E. Davies, PhD

Psychologist, PhD Verified
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
I use a relational, psychodynamic approach to therapy, which involves gently exploring the anxiety, fear, or depression you may be feeling, and untangling the emotional issues that prevent you from enjoying or succeeding in life.
I hold degrees from Harvard University, McGill University, and Adelphi University. I will work with you in an attuned, caring, and deeply respectful way. I help people overcome painful anxiety, shame, depression, relationship difficulties, loss, and the challenges of creating a thriving and meaningful life. My approach involves collaboration and emotional connection, allowing me to understand your unique personal experience. I bring to my work an effective blend of empathy and extensive professional training. I enjoy working with people of different cultural backgrounds and lifestyles.
(734) 335-1054
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Ann Arbor, MI 48104
I use a relational, psychodynamic approach to therapy, which involves gently exploring the anxiety, fear, or depression you may be feeling, and untangling the emotional issues that prevent you from enjoying or succeeding in life.
I hold degrees from Harvard University, McGill University, and Adelphi University. I will work with you in an attuned, caring, and deeply respectful way. I help people overcome painful anxiety, shame, depression, relationship difficulties, loss, and the challenges of creating a thriving and meaningful life. My approach involves collaboration and emotional connection, allowing me to understand your unique personal experience. I bring to my work an effective blend of empathy and extensive professional training. I enjoy working with people of different cultural backgrounds and lifestyles.
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Howard M Erman

Psychologist, PhD Verified
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
My strength is a flexible approach informed by psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral and family systems work.
I designed my website, howarderman.com, for people considering psychotherapy and I think my mini-essay, Thoughts on How to Choose a Therapist, will help you even if you end up working with someone else. My own style is relaxed, engaged, sensitive and thoughtful as we explore current problems and underlying issues. I believe if our self-understanding is limited, we keep defeating ourselves in our actions, like being stuck in a hole and trying to dig our way out when that is the only action certain to get us in even deeper. With insight, support, and hard work, change begins.
(734) 681-3266
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Ann Arbor, MI 48104
My strength is a flexible approach informed by psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral and family systems work.
I designed my website, howarderman.com, for people considering psychotherapy and I think my mini-essay, Thoughts on How to Choose a Therapist, will help you even if you end up working with someone else. My own style is relaxed, engaged, sensitive and thoughtful as we explore current problems and underlying issues. I believe if our self-understanding is limited, we keep defeating ourselves in our actions, like being stuck in a hole and trying to dig our way out when that is the only action certain to get us in even deeper. With insight, support, and hard work, change begins.
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Cooperative Parenting Center, LLC

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, JD Verified
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Offers online therapy
People who gain the most from therapy usually identify with one or more of the following: curious about themselves, want to improve their relationships with others, want more satisfying relationships with others, seek to find the most satisfaction life has to offer. I have extensive training in various types of psychotherapy, including psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and brief, solution-focused psychotherapy, so that I may offer an approach best-suited to each individual's needs. I specialize in individual adult and couples therapy, anxiety/depression, life issues and adjusting to loss; and helping clients through divorce.
(734) 994-4045
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Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Offers online therapy
People who gain the most from therapy usually identify with one or more of the following: curious about themselves, want to improve their relationships with others, want more satisfying relationships with others, seek to find the most satisfaction life has to offer. I have extensive training in various types of psychotherapy, including psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and brief, solution-focused psychotherapy, so that I may offer an approach best-suited to each individual's needs. I specialize in individual adult and couples therapy, anxiety/depression, life issues and adjusting to loss; and helping clients through divorce.
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Adele J Santeiu

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Offers online therapy
I utilize an integrated approach that includes cognitive-behavioral (CBT), family systems, and psychodynamic therapy.
Despite one's many strengths and talents, life sometimes presents challenges. I would be deeply honored to provide support and guidance, as we work together, to help you navigate the stresses in your life or in your adolescent's life.
(734) 389-7766
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Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Offers online therapy
I utilize an integrated approach that includes cognitive-behavioral (CBT), family systems, and psychodynamic therapy.
Despite one's many strengths and talents, life sometimes presents challenges. I would be deeply honored to provide support and guidance, as we work together, to help you navigate the stresses in your life or in your adolescent's life.
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Pamela Harnick

Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Offers online therapy
Thus, I integrate contemporary psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, family systems, mind-body, and existential approaches.
Deciding to seek help can be one of the most difficult and most rewarding decisions of your life. Facing vulnerability is hard, but connecting with a therapist, feeling heard and understood, and working as a partner in your journey toward a more fulfilling life makes it easier. I provide a comfortable, safe environment where you will feel free to express yourself, to understand what holds you back and causes distress, and to take the steps necessary to move forward. My attuned, respectful manner helps people overcome painful anxiety, shame, depression, relationship difficulties, job/school stress, trauma, identity and eating issues.
(734) 469-5294
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Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Offers online therapy
Thus, I integrate contemporary psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, family systems, mind-body, and existential approaches.
Deciding to seek help can be one of the most difficult and most rewarding decisions of your life. Facing vulnerability is hard, but connecting with a therapist, feeling heard and understood, and working as a partner in your journey toward a more fulfilling life makes it easier. I provide a comfortable, safe environment where you will feel free to express yourself, to understand what holds you back and causes distress, and to take the steps necessary to move forward. My attuned, respectful manner helps people overcome painful anxiety, shame, depression, relationship difficulties, job/school stress, trauma, identity and eating issues.
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Ruth Moscow-Cohen

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Offers online therapy
I integrate approaches, such as psychodynamic (which promotes self-understanding) and cognitive-behavioral (which focuses on strategies for treating the symptoms).
I enjoy working with people of all ages as they face life's challenges. Everybody struggles from time to time with worry, sadness, anger, and fear. Family difficulties, low self-esteem, problems in relationships, and school and work stress are common. When these issues persist over time, then psychotherapy can be helpful. I believe that a warm, caring, and trusting connection between the therapist and client is a necessary foundation before improvement can occur. We start with a consultation where I will listen carefully and sensitively to your concerns, and then offer you a therapeutic approach that will best help you achieve your goals.
(734) 402-8164
Verified

Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Offers online therapy
I integrate approaches, such as psychodynamic (which promotes self-understanding) and cognitive-behavioral (which focuses on strategies for treating the symptoms).
I enjoy working with people of all ages as they face life's challenges. Everybody struggles from time to time with worry, sadness, anger, and fear. Family difficulties, low self-esteem, problems in relationships, and school and work stress are common. When these issues persist over time, then psychotherapy can be helpful. I believe that a warm, caring, and trusting connection between the therapist and client is a necessary foundation before improvement can occur. We start with a consultation where I will listen carefully and sensitively to your concerns, and then offer you a therapeutic approach that will best help you achieve your goals.
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Matt Waddell

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Offers online therapy
I like to integrates various styles tailored to each clients needs which might include CBT, psychodynamic, insight-oriented, and strengths-based work among others.
I take an approach to therapy that is centered on building trust and a belief that clients know themselves the best. I feel it is important to form a relationship that becomes the framework that leads to understanding and change. I have provided therapy to college-aged and adult populations in various settings and worked with individuals facing different concerns including anxiety, depression, substance use, adjustment-related stress, difficult relationship dynamics, grief/loss, and identity development. I also specialize in working with those who have been impacted by a loved one's addiction.
(734) 436-3972
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Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Offers online therapy
I like to integrates various styles tailored to each clients needs which might include CBT, psychodynamic, insight-oriented, and strengths-based work among others.
I take an approach to therapy that is centered on building trust and a belief that clients know themselves the best. I feel it is important to form a relationship that becomes the framework that leads to understanding and change. I have provided therapy to college-aged and adult populations in various settings and worked with individuals facing different concerns including anxiety, depression, substance use, adjustment-related stress, difficult relationship dynamics, grief/loss, and identity development. I also specialize in working with those who have been impacted by a loved one's addiction.
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Nicole E Buller

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW Verified
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
My training and experience allow me to offer an integrated approach to treatment incorporating psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness-based, attachment and systems theories in my psychotherapy work with adults, couples and groups.
As a clinical social worker and therapist, I strive to create an environment of emotional safety in which we can identify and explore the internal conflicts and patterns of maladaptive behavior that leave you feeling distressed or dissatisfied. Through confidential consultation, we will first ensure there is a good fit between your concerns and my expertise. Then we will begin an individualized treatment that optimizes the conditions needed to support your recovery and personal growth.
(734) 636-2932
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Ann Arbor, MI 48104
My training and experience allow me to offer an integrated approach to treatment incorporating psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness-based, attachment and systems theories in my psychotherapy work with adults, couples and groups.
As a clinical social worker and therapist, I strive to create an environment of emotional safety in which we can identify and explore the internal conflicts and patterns of maladaptive behavior that leave you feeling distressed or dissatisfied. Through confidential consultation, we will first ensure there is a good fit between your concerns and my expertise. Then we will begin an individualized treatment that optimizes the conditions needed to support your recovery and personal growth.
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Kathy Wade

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LMSW, ACSW Verified
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Everyone experiences stress, yet how one copes is very individual. When life challenges us beyond our limits, we may need professional help. I am a PhD social worker with 30 years of experience in health and mental health. I work with individuals and couples utilizing a strengths-based, psychodynamic counseling approach. Different therapeutic techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and stress reduction methods are provided in a safe, empathic, and nonjudgmental space to maximize treatment effectiveness. My work focuses on grief and non-death related losses, as well as mood disorders, i.e. depression and anxiety, and chronic health and mental health conditions.
(734) 786-9762
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Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Everyone experiences stress, yet how one copes is very individual. When life challenges us beyond our limits, we may need professional help. I am a PhD social worker with 30 years of experience in health and mental health. I work with individuals and couples utilizing a strengths-based, psychodynamic counseling approach. Different therapeutic techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and stress reduction methods are provided in a safe, empathic, and nonjudgmental space to maximize treatment effectiveness. My work focuses on grief and non-death related losses, as well as mood disorders, i.e. depression and anxiety, and chronic health and mental health conditions.
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Rise Counseling Center Of Southeast Michigan

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LMSW, LCSW Verified
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Offers online therapy
Our therapists use various classical psychotherapy modalities such as CBT and psychodynamic, amongst many others, but our main approach will always be centered on your needs.
We provide a safe, supportive, and unbiased therapeutic environment to help you further explore the challenges at hand and address your concerns. Our goal is to help you reach your goals, and we will work together as a team to achieve them. You are here to explore your ultimate potential, and we are here to guide you through it. Our therapists are skilled in various mental health and behavioral disciplines, but our expertise comes highly in anxiety disorders, OCD, and anger management.
(734) 526-1437
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Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Offers online therapy
Our therapists use various classical psychotherapy modalities such as CBT and psychodynamic, amongst many others, but our main approach will always be centered on your needs.
We provide a safe, supportive, and unbiased therapeutic environment to help you further explore the challenges at hand and address your concerns. Our goal is to help you reach your goals, and we will work together as a team to achieve them. You are here to explore your ultimate potential, and we are here to guide you through it. Our therapists are skilled in various mental health and behavioral disciplines, but our expertise comes highly in anxiety disorders, OCD, and anger management.
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James Rust

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW Verified
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
I utilize psychodynamic methods which are emotionally supportive and which promote insight.
As my client, you will be heard, understood, respected, and valued. Your challenges and concerns are important and are the focus of our collaboration. I have had good success assisting clients in how they feel while also increasing their understanding of the how and why of their difficulties. My services are compassionate, clinically based, ethical, and confidential. I provide a safe environment, which balances supporting you and challenging you emotionally. My office is in a convenient Downtown Ann Arbor Location with reimbursed parking. Together we rediscover your assets, strengths, and accomplishments and utilize these in the present.
(734) 606-0885
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Ann Arbor, MI 48104
I utilize psychodynamic methods which are emotionally supportive and which promote insight.
As my client, you will be heard, understood, respected, and valued. Your challenges and concerns are important and are the focus of our collaboration. I have had good success assisting clients in how they feel while also increasing their understanding of the how and why of their difficulties. My services are compassionate, clinically based, ethical, and confidential. I provide a safe environment, which balances supporting you and challenging you emotionally. My office is in a convenient Downtown Ann Arbor Location with reimbursed parking. Together we rediscover your assets, strengths, and accomplishments and utilize these in the present.
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Ian Gackowski

Psychologist, PsyD, LP, PLLC Verified
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Offers online therapy
My clinical work is interpersonal and psychodynamic in nature and relies heavily on cultural humility.
**CURRENTLY WORKING FROM A WAITLIST // VIDEO OR PHONE SESSIONS ONLY DUE TO HEALTH CRISIS**—I return phone calls/emails within 24 hours** I provide a comfortable and judgment-free environment while also helping address the needs that are most important to you. I have provided therapy to both college-aged and adult populations in a variety of settings including several colleges and universities throughout the Midwest. I’ve worked with individuals facing a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, adjustment-related stress, challenging relationship dynamics, grief/loss, and identity development.
(734) 619-8130
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Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Offers online therapy
My clinical work is interpersonal and psychodynamic in nature and relies heavily on cultural humility.
**CURRENTLY WORKING FROM A WAITLIST // VIDEO OR PHONE SESSIONS ONLY DUE TO HEALTH CRISIS**—I return phone calls/emails within 24 hours** I provide a comfortable and judgment-free environment while also helping address the needs that are most important to you. I have provided therapy to both college-aged and adult populations in a variety of settings including several colleges and universities throughout the Midwest. I’ve worked with individuals facing a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, adjustment-related stress, challenging relationship dynamics, grief/loss, and identity development.
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Erika Homann

Psychologist, PhD
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Offers online therapy
Psychodynamic psychotherapy is an excellent means of addressing depression, anxiety, trauma, or relationship issues in a safe, neutral, confidential environment.
March 1, 2021: I am currently not taking new patients. I am fully-licensed psychologist trained at the University of Michigan and the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute. I offer psychodynamic psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, supervision, parent guidance, and personality testing. If you have struggled with long-standing difficulties but only found temporary help, psychodynamic therapy or psychoanalysis could be very helpful to you.
(734) 237-6238
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Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Offers online therapy
Psychodynamic psychotherapy is an excellent means of addressing depression, anxiety, trauma, or relationship issues in a safe, neutral, confidential environment.
March 1, 2021: I am currently not taking new patients. I am fully-licensed psychologist trained at the University of Michigan and the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute. I offer psychodynamic psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, supervision, parent guidance, and personality testing. If you have struggled with long-standing difficulties but only found temporary help, psychodynamic therapy or psychoanalysis could be very helpful to you.
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Maria Mulhauser

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Offers online therapy
I counsel individuals, couples, and families using cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and psychodynamic strategies, depending on your needs and personal style.
*Not currently taking new clients* Overwhelming emotions, relational conflicts, and unwanted behaviors can feel like insurmountable challenges. Getting help through counseling is often the first step in a healing process that leads to more joy, peace, and fulfillment on a daily basis. It is my privilege to learn about your personal journey and join you in navigating these obstacles in a safe, nonjudgmental, and supportive environment. I will help you gain insight into the source of your difficulties and collaborate with you to develop tools and strategies to successfully manage and overcome these challenges.
(734) 887-1207
Verified
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Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Offers online therapy
I counsel individuals, couples, and families using cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and psychodynamic strategies, depending on your needs and personal style.
*Not currently taking new clients* Overwhelming emotions, relational conflicts, and unwanted behaviors can feel like insurmountable challenges. Getting help through counseling is often the first step in a healing process that leads to more joy, peace, and fulfillment on a daily basis. It is my privilege to learn about your personal journey and join you in navigating these obstacles in a safe, nonjudgmental, and supportive environment. I will help you gain insight into the source of your difficulties and collaborate with you to develop tools and strategies to successfully manage and overcome these challenges.
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Thomas Brewer

Psychologist, PhD Verified
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Offers online therapy
I have 30-plus years experience providing psychodynamic psychotherapy to adolescents and adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression and anger management problems.
(734) 206-2113
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Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Offers online therapy
I have 30-plus years experience providing psychodynamic psychotherapy to adolescents and adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression and anger management problems.
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Lisa R Larson

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
I work in a broadly exploratory way informed by psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and existential theories.
At some time or another in life, everyone feels stuck, unable to overcome some problem despite his or her best efforts. Talking therapy can be invaluable in helping one gain new perspectives on oneself . By helping clients see themselves in new, broader, more realistic and more accepting ways, I help them gain the emotional and psychological energy and understanding to make needed changes. I believe I am most helpful to people by listening carefully to what they are saying and by helping them put into words what seems hard to say or even to understand right now.
(734) 635-9365
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Ann Arbor, MI 48104
I work in a broadly exploratory way informed by psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and existential theories.
At some time or another in life, everyone feels stuck, unable to overcome some problem despite his or her best efforts. Talking therapy can be invaluable in helping one gain new perspectives on oneself . By helping clients see themselves in new, broader, more realistic and more accepting ways, I help them gain the emotional and psychological energy and understanding to make needed changes. I believe I am most helpful to people by listening carefully to what they are saying and by helping them put into words what seems hard to say or even to understand right now.

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Psychodynamic Therapists
Psychodynamic therapy in Ann Arbor, also known as insight-oriented therapy, evolved from Freudian psychoanalysis. Like adherents of psychoanalysis, psychodynamic therapists believe that bringing the unconscious into conscious awareness promotes insight and resolves conflict. But psychodynamic therapy is briefer and less intensive than psychoanalysis and also focuses on the relationship between the therapist and the client, as a way to learn about how the client relates to everyone in their life.