Psychoanalytic Therapists in Austin, TX

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Lisa C. Judge
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78731
In addressing these, and other, challenges collaboratively with clients, my experience and training include psychodynamic/psychoanalytic longer-term work with individuals; relational/interpersonal work with couples, individuals, and families; play therapy with children; dialectical behavior therapy and mindfulness; and assessment and solution-focused work, for example, stress and workplace issues.
Emotional, psychological, and interpersonal/social growth is a continual process of self transformation and change. At points when one feels stuck or confused in that process, or when life just isn't working, it often helps to connect with a therapist. I provide a safe space where you can be, or recover/rediscover, your authentic self; deepen the emotional connection with yourself and others; clarify thoughts, beliefs, and values; consider new ways of being in the world and w/others; develop healthier adaptive strategies for relating to yourself and others; and work through past and/or present griefs and traumas.
In addressing these, and other, challenges collaboratively with clients, my experience and training include psychodynamic/psychoanalytic longer-term work with individuals; relational/interpersonal work with couples, individuals, and families; play therapy with children; dialectical behavior therapy and mindfulness; and assessment and solution-focused work, for example, stress and workplace issues.
Emotional, psychological, and interpersonal/social growth is a continual process of self transformation and change. At points when one feels stuck or confused in that process, or when life just isn't working, it often helps to connect with a therapist. I provide a safe space where you can be, or recover/rediscover, your authentic self; deepen the emotional connection with yourself and others; clarify thoughts, beliefs, and values; consider new ways of being in the world and w/others; develop healthier adaptive strategies for relating to yourself and others; and work through past and/or present griefs and traumas.
(512) 540-5531 View (512) 540-5531
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Aaron D. Bandy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, NBCT
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78705
I use neurobiological and attachment-based relational theories in my practice and train in modern psychoanalytic interventions to help people notice and then integrate their thoughts, feelings/emotions, and body sensations.
If you feel like you are expected to “do it all” and carry more responsibilities than others in your life, and feel like you need a break, I may be able to help. Some people find that their personal relationships, either with friends, family, or co-workers, seem shallow, one-dimensional, or unequal. If you would like to improve your relationship with yourself and others, this may be something we can work on together. People may find themselves noticing that they keep engaging in relationships that wound them and wonder “is there something wrong with me?” We can answer that question together.
I use neurobiological and attachment-based relational theories in my practice and train in modern psychoanalytic interventions to help people notice and then integrate their thoughts, feelings/emotions, and body sensations.
If you feel like you are expected to “do it all” and carry more responsibilities than others in your life, and feel like you need a break, I may be able to help. Some people find that their personal relationships, either with friends, family, or co-workers, seem shallow, one-dimensional, or unequal. If you would like to improve your relationship with yourself and others, this may be something we can work on together. People may find themselves noticing that they keep engaging in relationships that wound them and wonder “is there something wrong with me?” We can answer that question together.
(512) 856-6820 View (512) 856-6820
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John A Cooper
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CGP
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78746  (Online Only)
Freud is credited with stating that two things really matter in life: love and work. I help people find greater satisfaction with a) their relationships with themselves and others, and b) what they do to make meaning in their lives. I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship to help you maximize your spiritual, physical, and emotional potential. Operating from an orientation which draws primarily on a combination of contemporary psychoanalytic, attachment, and neurobiological perspectives, I am fully committed to walking with you on your journey toward greater satisfaction and fulfillment.
Freud is credited with stating that two things really matter in life: love and work. I help people find greater satisfaction with a) their relationships with themselves and others, and b) what they do to make meaning in their lives. I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship to help you maximize your spiritual, physical, and emotional potential. Operating from an orientation which draws primarily on a combination of contemporary psychoanalytic, attachment, and neurobiological perspectives, I am fully committed to walking with you on your journey toward greater satisfaction and fulfillment.
(512) 843-8658 View (512) 843-8658
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Matthew Everett
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78705  (Online Only)
I focus on working with adults using cognitive and psychoanalytic therapies.
Life can become very challenging and complex at times. From major life changes to seemingly small, day-to-day stress that can build up over time, it can feel very overwhelming for anyone. This can especially be true if you feel isolated or that you can't see past these difficulties. I am here to help you see that it is possible to overcome the problems life throws at you. I will be with you every step of the way in your process as we work together to tackle the issues of life.
I focus on working with adults using cognitive and psychoanalytic therapies.
Life can become very challenging and complex at times. From major life changes to seemingly small, day-to-day stress that can build up over time, it can feel very overwhelming for anyone. This can especially be true if you feel isolated or that you can't see past these difficulties. I am here to help you see that it is possible to overcome the problems life throws at you. I will be with you every step of the way in your process as we work together to tackle the issues of life.
(866) 738-3081 View (866) 738-3081
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Gabrielle Zandan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78703
I have a Masters in Counseling from NYU and am certified in Psychoanalytic Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.
I am a career counselor and psychotherapist. My approach is to collaboratively explore your thoughts, beliefs and life experiences to help you gain greater self-knowledge and enable you to live a more satisfying life. Whether you are in the midst of a life struggle or not necessarily in crisis but looking to improve your general quality of life and well being, I believe our work together will empower you to cope with life difficulties in a productive way as you break negative patterns and have a deeper connection to yourself and others.
I have a Masters in Counseling from NYU and am certified in Psychoanalytic Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.
I am a career counselor and psychotherapist. My approach is to collaboratively explore your thoughts, beliefs and life experiences to help you gain greater self-knowledge and enable you to live a more satisfying life. Whether you are in the midst of a life struggle or not necessarily in crisis but looking to improve your general quality of life and well being, I believe our work together will empower you to cope with life difficulties in a productive way as you break negative patterns and have a deeper connection to yourself and others.
(512) 686-4047 View (512) 686-4047
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Ingrid Perdigon Gomez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78749  (Online Only)
I was trained in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and enjoy working with kids, teenagers and adults.
I enjoy working with clients who want to understand and get to know themselves in a deeper way by exploring how their emotions and behaviors are connected with the way they interact and perceive the world, themselves and others. My main focus is working on building a strong therapeutic relationship so that we can create a safe space to feel, process and understand things as well as get a better understanding on the role the environment and relationships with others play in our lives.
I was trained in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and enjoy working with kids, teenagers and adults.
I enjoy working with clients who want to understand and get to know themselves in a deeper way by exploring how their emotions and behaviors are connected with the way they interact and perceive the world, themselves and others. My main focus is working on building a strong therapeutic relationship so that we can create a safe space to feel, process and understand things as well as get a better understanding on the role the environment and relationships with others play in our lives.
(512) 991-3066 View (512) 991-3066
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Lisa Thaler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78751
Lisa Thaler, LCSW moved to Austin in October, 2019 after maintaining a private practice in New York City for the past 28 years. She received her BA from Amherst College and her MSW from New York University. She completed her psychoanalytic training at The Women’s Therapy Centre Institute, which is specifically known for its attention to feminism, gender and social justice, as well as contemporary psychoanalytic thinking.
Lisa Thaler, LCSW moved to Austin in October, 2019 after maintaining a private practice in New York City for the past 28 years. She received her BA from Amherst College and her MSW from New York University. She completed her psychoanalytic training at The Women’s Therapy Centre Institute, which is specifically known for its attention to feminism, gender and social justice, as well as contemporary psychoanalytic thinking.
(737) 204-2109 View (737) 204-2109
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Melissa Switzer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78758
Hi there, I'm Melissa! My name is Melissa Switzer. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based near Austin, Texas. I work with clients state-wide utilizing telehealth. I work best with adolescents to adults, ranging in age from 10 and up. I specialize in anxiety, stress, depression, anger management, ADHD, grief, neurodivergence, trauma, and life issues associated with the LGBTQ-plus community as a straight ally. I use psychoanalytic and Cognitive Behavioral therapy to help clients reach their therapeutic goals.
Hi there, I'm Melissa! My name is Melissa Switzer. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based near Austin, Texas. I work with clients state-wide utilizing telehealth. I work best with adolescents to adults, ranging in age from 10 and up. I specialize in anxiety, stress, depression, anger management, ADHD, grief, neurodivergence, trauma, and life issues associated with the LGBTQ-plus community as a straight ally. I use psychoanalytic and Cognitive Behavioral therapy to help clients reach their therapeutic goals.
(737) 250-6900 View (737) 250-6900
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Asli Baykal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78705
I did my psychoanalytic training at the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies in Houston, where I currently serve on the faculty.
I am a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst experienced in working with older adolescents and adults suffering from depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship problems and struggles with family dynamics, mood disorders, substance abuse, college and life transition anxieties - and those helping family members with these problems. My style is warm, engaged and collaborative. While I draw on a range of therapeutic approaches, my orientation is primarily psychodynamic, which means I start with the assumption that the sources of distress can be complex and often outside our immediate awareness.
I did my psychoanalytic training at the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies in Houston, where I currently serve on the faculty.
I am a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst experienced in working with older adolescents and adults suffering from depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship problems and struggles with family dynamics, mood disorders, substance abuse, college and life transition anxieties - and those helping family members with these problems. My style is warm, engaged and collaborative. While I draw on a range of therapeutic approaches, my orientation is primarily psychodynamic, which means I start with the assumption that the sources of distress can be complex and often outside our immediate awareness.
(617) 580-5291 View (617) 580-5291
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Olivia Berkeley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78703  (Online Only)
My training includes personal study of psychoanalytic theory and Jungian depth psychology, as well as a decade of my own therapy.
Every person has the potential to live with more freedom, joy, ease, and love, and therapy supports us to realize this potential. Many of my clients have experienced various forms of relational trauma — including wounding that has occurred in intimate relationships, their family of origin, or during their childhood — and yearn to heal from these experiences and find healthier ways of dealing with stress, anxiety, addiction, interpersonal difficulties, depression, and other challenging emotions and behaviors. My goal is to help you live with more peace, acceptance, autonomy, satisfaction, and intimacy with yourself and others.
My training includes personal study of psychoanalytic theory and Jungian depth psychology, as well as a decade of my own therapy.
Every person has the potential to live with more freedom, joy, ease, and love, and therapy supports us to realize this potential. Many of my clients have experienced various forms of relational trauma — including wounding that has occurred in intimate relationships, their family of origin, or during their childhood — and yearn to heal from these experiences and find healthier ways of dealing with stress, anxiety, addiction, interpersonal difficulties, depression, and other challenging emotions and behaviors. My goal is to help you live with more peace, acceptance, autonomy, satisfaction, and intimacy with yourself and others.
(630) 912-9196 View (630) 912-9196
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Element Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 73301  (Online Only)
We use a combination of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), Mindfulness Training, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Psychoanalytic approaches to help our clients discover their best self and increase stability in their lives while building healthy relationships and connection.
Element Counseling is now accepting new clients in ARIZONA and TEXAS! All VIRTUAL appointments including groups! In addition, we are now offering Autism and ADHD testing in the Dallas/Fort Worth, TX area. Element Counseling has a team of therapists to providing family, individual, and couples therapy using a variety of therapeutic approaches to meet your needs. We offer holistic and empirically based treatment focused on specific client needs. Our client focus is veterans and first responders, LGBTQ+ community members, perinatal mental health and women's issues, Autism, complex trauma, OCD, eating disorders, and behavioral problems.
We use a combination of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), Mindfulness Training, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Psychoanalytic approaches to help our clients discover their best self and increase stability in their lives while building healthy relationships and connection.
Element Counseling is now accepting new clients in ARIZONA and TEXAS! All VIRTUAL appointments including groups! In addition, we are now offering Autism and ADHD testing in the Dallas/Fort Worth, TX area. Element Counseling has a team of therapists to providing family, individual, and couples therapy using a variety of therapeutic approaches to meet your needs. We offer holistic and empirically based treatment focused on specific client needs. Our client focus is veterans and first responders, LGBTQ+ community members, perinatal mental health and women's issues, Autism, complex trauma, OCD, eating disorders, and behavioral problems.
(469) 663-9372 View (469) 663-9372
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Ash Compton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPC, EMDR
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78746  (Online Only)
A trauma-focused, relational Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in depth and existential traditions. I work together with clients to create and reach goals and commit to them inquisitively. We will employ myriad methods, including visual, expressive, and somatic modalities to enhance coping skills, make meaning, and foster change- all with a gentle, open approach. I work well with persons undergoing stress, anxiety, depression, existential concerns, and unease. We will together build a compassionate and curious container to undertake this work. It is an honor to work with you to reveal a more vibrant, resilient self.
A trauma-focused, relational Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in depth and existential traditions. I work together with clients to create and reach goals and commit to them inquisitively. We will employ myriad methods, including visual, expressive, and somatic modalities to enhance coping skills, make meaning, and foster change- all with a gentle, open approach. I work well with persons undergoing stress, anxiety, depression, existential concerns, and unease. We will together build a compassionate and curious container to undertake this work. It is an honor to work with you to reveal a more vibrant, resilient self.
(469) 848-4568 View (469) 848-4568
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Ramona Aarsvold Ph. D.
Psychologist
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78759  (Online Only)
Most people come to see me because they are struggling with emotional or personal problems that interfere with their fulfillment in love and/or work. I am interested in helping them grow their resourcefulness, become aware of patterns that are counter-productive and hard to shift, and develop more satisfying relationships. I like to work with adults of all ages, adolescents, and couples. The young adults and adolescents I see often have trouble navigating developmental phases with loved ones, or challenges with achievement. I continue to learn about new developments in my field, and regularly consult with other experts.
Most people come to see me because they are struggling with emotional or personal problems that interfere with their fulfillment in love and/or work. I am interested in helping them grow their resourcefulness, become aware of patterns that are counter-productive and hard to shift, and develop more satisfying relationships. I like to work with adults of all ages, adolescents, and couples. The young adults and adolescents I see often have trouble navigating developmental phases with loved ones, or challenges with achievement. I continue to learn about new developments in my field, and regularly consult with other experts.
(512) 772-3951 View (512) 772-3951
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John Perry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78753  (Online Only)
Sometimes our lives can feel like an exercise in frustration. We may feel trapped, isolated and disconnected from people around us, including our families. Discordant relationships, anxiety, PTSD issues, LGBTQ issues, physical & emotional abuse, and substance use may impact us in harmful and destructive ways. Working together in a safe atmosphere, we can examine your particular struggles, find your hidden strengths, challenge outmoded habits, and develop solutions. Step by step, you will find ways to move forward out of the frustration of anxiety and depression, finding renewed hope, motivation and fulfillment: even joy!
Sometimes our lives can feel like an exercise in frustration. We may feel trapped, isolated and disconnected from people around us, including our families. Discordant relationships, anxiety, PTSD issues, LGBTQ issues, physical & emotional abuse, and substance use may impact us in harmful and destructive ways. Working together in a safe atmosphere, we can examine your particular struggles, find your hidden strengths, challenge outmoded habits, and develop solutions. Step by step, you will find ways to move forward out of the frustration of anxiety and depression, finding renewed hope, motivation and fulfillment: even joy!
(512) 488-4656 View (512) 488-4656
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Henaris Curiel-Shaw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78745
Waitlist for new clients
Congratulations on your journey towards healing and a full life. I invite you to learn a bit more about my practice and the path I have taken to join you. I strive to provide a safe environment for clients to become in touch with their agency, while experiencing difficult life situations. Most of my work is done in the context of the parent/child relationship, when working with young children and families. With individuals and couples, I allow clients to identify their inner strength and insight to foster personal growth, or develop deep meaningful relationships.
Congratulations on your journey towards healing and a full life. I invite you to learn a bit more about my practice and the path I have taken to join you. I strive to provide a safe environment for clients to become in touch with their agency, while experiencing difficult life situations. Most of my work is done in the context of the parent/child relationship, when working with young children and families. With individuals and couples, I allow clients to identify their inner strength and insight to foster personal growth, or develop deep meaningful relationships.
(512) 549-2132 View (512) 549-2132
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Samanta Grimaldi Rossi
LPC Intern, MS, LPC-A
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78723
I have the honor of working with adolescents and adults who want to better understand themselves and improve their relationships with others. My goal is to create a safe and nurturing environment where individuals can build a strong foundation of trust, respect, and collaboration. This therapeutic relationship serves as a laboratory where individuals can experiment with new ways of interacting with others, leading to more positive and fulfilling relationships. My interest and specialties include working with immigrant populations, trauma survivors suffering from anxiety and depression, complicated/complex grief, and woman's issues.
I have the honor of working with adolescents and adults who want to better understand themselves and improve their relationships with others. My goal is to create a safe and nurturing environment where individuals can build a strong foundation of trust, respect, and collaboration. This therapeutic relationship serves as a laboratory where individuals can experiment with new ways of interacting with others, leading to more positive and fulfilling relationships. My interest and specialties include working with immigrant populations, trauma survivors suffering from anxiety and depression, complicated/complex grief, and woman's issues.
(512) 213-0375 View (512) 213-0375
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Ruben Garza
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCDC, NCC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78748
“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.” As an experienced therapist, it is my honor to assist you in exploring your core issues and move toward a healthy, fulfilling life. Utilizing a variety of approaches to work a treatment plan customized to meet your unique circumstances. With honesty and compassion I will work to create an open channel of communication. The goal of our therapy sessions together, will be to help you develop the mental fortitude needed to lead a successful life. The more support you gain, the better equipped you will be to live life.
“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.” As an experienced therapist, it is my honor to assist you in exploring your core issues and move toward a healthy, fulfilling life. Utilizing a variety of approaches to work a treatment plan customized to meet your unique circumstances. With honesty and compassion I will work to create an open channel of communication. The goal of our therapy sessions together, will be to help you develop the mental fortitude needed to lead a successful life. The more support you gain, the better equipped you will be to live life.
(512) 543-2373 View (512) 543-2373
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Transcend Health Solutions - Ketamine Clinic -
MD, MD, MPH, FACEP, FAEMS
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78731
Transcend Health Solutions is a mental health clinic that specializes in helping patients that have tried traditional psychotherapy and medications, but have not yet found any relief. Most of the people we see have treatment resistant depression, PTSD, trauma, complex PTSD, severe anxiety, OCD, postpartum depression, alcohol use issues/problem drinking, chronic pain issues or a mix of several of these conditions.
Transcend Health Solutions is a mental health clinic that specializes in helping patients that have tried traditional psychotherapy and medications, but have not yet found any relief. Most of the people we see have treatment resistant depression, PTSD, trauma, complex PTSD, severe anxiety, OCD, postpartum depression, alcohol use issues/problem drinking, chronic pain issues or a mix of several of these conditions.
(512) 886-6590 View (512) 886-6590
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Bethel Moges
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCDC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78703  (Online Only)
With a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a Master’s in Counseling, I believe in the work of this field. Whether this includes group therapy, addiction psychoeducation, or pre-marital counseling, it is my honor to walk with you as you seek to recover or grow. Life can be heavy and emotions difficult to regulate. Throughout your journey, I recognize that it can be life-changing to add a non-judgmental support with tools to your team as you work to reach your goals by using your own strengths. Just as hurt and betrayal often take place in relationship, so do healing and change. In a session with me, you matter and you are safe.
With a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a Master’s in Counseling, I believe in the work of this field. Whether this includes group therapy, addiction psychoeducation, or pre-marital counseling, it is my honor to walk with you as you seek to recover or grow. Life can be heavy and emotions difficult to regulate. Throughout your journey, I recognize that it can be life-changing to add a non-judgmental support with tools to your team as you work to reach your goals by using your own strengths. Just as hurt and betrayal often take place in relationship, so do healing and change. In a session with me, you matter and you are safe.
(512) 714-3403 View (512) 714-3403
JoAnn Ponder
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78746
I'm JoAnn Ponder, psychologist in private practice. I earned my Ph.D. in educational psychology in 1998, but started practicing with my M.A. in 1977. I have over 30 years of experience in working with children and adults in inpatient and outpatient treatment. I've had postgraduate training in play therapy, sandplay, infant-parent intervention, family/couples therapy, and child/adult psychoanalysis. Research has demonstrated that early experiences with significant others affect brain structure; foster individuation, self-esteem, and emotional regulation; and serve as templates for subsequent interpersonal relationships.
I'm JoAnn Ponder, psychologist in private practice. I earned my Ph.D. in educational psychology in 1998, but started practicing with my M.A. in 1977. I have over 30 years of experience in working with children and adults in inpatient and outpatient treatment. I've had postgraduate training in play therapy, sandplay, infant-parent intervention, family/couples therapy, and child/adult psychoanalysis. Research has demonstrated that early experiences with significant others affect brain structure; foster individuation, self-esteem, and emotional regulation; and serve as templates for subsequent interpersonal relationships.
(512) 496-8244 View (512) 496-8244
Psychoanalytic Therapists

Does psychoanalytic therapy work?

Psychoanalytic therapy derives from the work of Sigmund Freud. In this type of therapy, discovering buried thoughts and emotions from the unconscious will help a person work through their difficulties and negative behaviors. Research shows that psychoanalytic therapy can be highly effective, with patients reporting improvement in mood, quality of life, and overall well-being.

How long are people typically in psychoanalytic therapy?

Traditional psychoanalysis is in-depth and is conducted in five sessions every week. Today, modern psychoanalytic therapy is less intense and normally incorporates as few as one or two sessions a week. In some cases, positive change can occur quickly. However, if the condition, difficulty, or behavior is deep-seated, improvement may require many months or years of therapy.

Is psychoanalytic therapy suitable for young people?

Children and adolescents can benefit from this type of therapy. Many kids and teens are often unable to form and communicate their thoughts and emotions. Psychoanalytic therapy uses specific techniques such as dream analysis, symbolism, and free association or word association; all of which can be useful tools for less-communicative young people. Through this therapy, a patient will hopefully make connections between what they feel inside and how the world works outside.

Can psychoanalytic therapy be done online?

Modern-day psychoanalytic therapy is very different from traditional psychoanalysis. While an individual can sit face-to-face with the psychoanalyst for multiple sessions a week, they do not have to. Today, psychoanalytic therapy can be effectively conducted online or by phone. The key is that the individual confronts what is repressed and avoided, and this can be done whether in person or over online video.