Psychodynamic Therapists in Fairfax, VA

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Vicki Kirsch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PhD
Verified
I am passionate about working with individuals to help them uncover their unique, vital selves in relation to others and the world. I come to my practice with a toolbox approach of methods and strengths including EMDR, DBT and relational psychodynamic psychotherapy. With empathy and insight, I meet the client where they are and support them in their process of therapy and life. I am also Director of the MSW Program, Associate Professor, Dept. of Social Work at George Mason University.
(617) 306-7417 
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Fairfax, VA 22031
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Marcella Sims
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I pull from various approaches influenced by psychodynamic and relational theories, CBT, trauma-informed care, and mindfulness.
I know finding the right therapist can be a daunting and overwhelming process. There are so many options out there, and it can be difficult knowing which therapist is best for you. Therapy should not be an intimating place. This should be a space where you feel comfortable and safe enough to be your truest, most authentic self. You do not have to go through this journey alone. I understand how excruciating and frustrating it can be to repeat the same painful patterns and feel like nothing will get better. Together, we will explore ways to start moving past the pain and towards a happier and healthier life.
(571) 554-5488 
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Fairfax, VA 22030
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Matthew Sims
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
While I typically incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Theory, Psychodynamic Theory, and mindfulness into my sessions, the most important part of counseling is the therapeutic relationship between a therapist and their client.
Over the years I've enjoyed working with adolescents and young adults as a full-time social worker and soccer coach in the school setting (currently with Fairfax County Public Schools). Given the transient and dense population of the Northern Virginia community, our school aged population puts immense pressure on themselves to succeed socially, academically, and athletically. Many students that I've worked with in the school and private practice setting are dealing with depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, relationship issues, or something else.
(540) 518-0602 
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Fairfax, VA 22030
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Jessica O. Hunter
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified
I enjoy any opportunity to work with a individual psychotherapy clients (adolescents,adult, older adults and enjoy the challenge of sitting with couples/families. I do take the opportunity to conduct psychological evaluations and wish to expand this in my practice. Many of my clients are challenged by depression, anxiety, relation ship, low self-esteem, mood disorders, eating disorders, grief and life transition struggles. I work with a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), psychodynamic theory, and attachment-based couples treatment and to work with the client collaboratively in the treatment process.
(703) 634-9965 x1026 
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Fairfax, VA 22030
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Megan Barone
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
By integrating interventions primarily from Cognitive Behavioral and Psychodynamic frameworks, treatment will be tailored to facilitate your individual process of healing and growth.
**If you would like to be added to my waitlist, please send me a message** If stress, anxiety or depression is keeping you from living the life you want to live, I am here to help. As your therapist, I will provide an empathic, non-judgmental, and supportive space for you to feel comfortable to process and better understand yourself and your relationships with others.
(878) 216-0081 
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Fairfax, VA 22030
Not accepting new clients
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Madeleine E. Bertin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
My work is informed by research in the fields of neuroscience, somatic psychology, attachment, psychodynamic theory, and affect regulation.
I believe that the therapeutic relationship is the central component to successful psychotherapy and I bring special attention to the ongoing process of relational safety. I also believe that self-harmful behaviors always have roots in past experiences of threat and it can be life-changing to discover these connections. I work to help individuals establish goals, explore their experiences, gain self-awareness, develop resources and skills, cultivate self-compassion, and find greater self-empowerment so they can create a more fulfilling and meaningful life for themselves.
(206) 819-8042 
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Fairfax, VA 22030
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Christina Keenan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Trauma and other adverse experiences can play a huge role in how we feel about ourselves and interact with the world around us. It can feel overwhelming to try to navigate this! An effective therapist both meets a client where they are at and helps to facilitate positive change. A therapist should create a safe and affirming space for a client to both process and problem-solve. I provide trauma-informed counseling from psychodynamic and behavioral lenses. I strive to embody cultural humility and a passion for social justice in my work. My goal is to partner with clients to help them develop insight and build more meaningful lives.
(571) 450-8828 
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Fairfax, VA 22030
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Cathi Cohen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CGP
Verified
I opened In Step, a private mental health practice, 25 years ago in the hope that children, teens, parents, and adults would see us as a safe place where they can learn and grow. I specialize in working with folks who struggle with anxiety, depression, ADHD, parenting struggles, and relationship problems. Using various approaches – Relational Psychotherapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, CBT (Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy), and Parent Coaching, I see clients alone, as part of a couple, and as part of the family.
(703) 291-6374 
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Fairfax, VA 22031
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Jennifer Mossgrove
Psychologist, PhD
My approach is strengths-based and holistic, combining elements of psychodynamic , cognitive-behavioral and client-centered therapies.
I believe in the power of psychology to restore health and happiness to those whose lives have been overcome by distress. I specialize in recovery from anxiety, depression and interpersonal problems associated with both every day life stress as well as with a history of trauma. I work with adolescents and adults in an individual therapy setting. In addition, I provide psychological assessment and consultation for educational and psychiatric purposes.
(571) 402-4892 
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Fairfax, VA 22030
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Tiffany Parkes-Moscova
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-S
Verified
My therapeutic approach is a combination of CBT (Cognitive Behavior Approach) and psychodynamic approach that emphasizes cognitive behavioral therapy to support the whole person (biological, psychological, and sociological).
Are you ready to heal from your past trauma’s & do the work to have long, lasting, & loving relationships? Well you’ve found the person to help you on your journey. Hello my name is ​ Tiffany Parkes-Moscova and I have over 17 years of experience in the field of mental health, and substance abuse with adults, couples, adolescents, and families. I give my clients tools to help them with good positive coping mechanisms. We do the work together. The work that it takes to get you to where you need to be to feel empowered, uplifted & understand self awareness.
(571) 554-1953 
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Fairfax, VA 22030
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Dr. William S. Rybicki
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
My graduate education, training and diverse professional background have shaped my understanding of psychodynamic psychotherapy for nearly 45 years.
As any mental health professional would know—especially a clinical psychologist with 35 years of experience—there are no ideal clients. All clients are imperfect, struggling to make sense of their emotional confusions, flaws and wounds. Each client seeks from therapy some form of healing and deeper understanding; but the process of doing so is unclear and uncertain. The psychotherapist role is to provide a safe, open and nonjudgmental relationship in which painful and often hidden personal issues can be explored and better understood. Then the challenges of taking small, fragile steps towards healing can be faced together.
(571) 520-7455 
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Fairfax, VA 22030
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Hyung Sook Kim
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd
Verified
When everyday life gets you down, sometimes asking for help can be the hardest. I see therapy as a journey that we take together; providing trauma inform care, CBT, DBT, psychodynamic , substance abuse treatment, and support for growth and change.
(571) 554-5704 
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Fairfax, VA 22030
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Sylvia Hanna
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
My integrated approach combines interpersonal, psychodynamic , acceptance and commitment, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness-based therapies based on the client’s needs.
When feelings of worry, irritability, sadness, anger or the curve balls life throws at you become overwhelming, they can begin to interfere with your ability to be fully present at home, work, or in your relationships. Sometimes these feelings may be related to current life stressors, or they may have deeper roots that make them feel harder to untangle. I can help you by providing a warm, safe, and non-judgmental environment to begin the process of self-exploration and healing .I am a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive experience working with adolescents and adults from diverse cultural backgrounds.
(571) 339-5501 
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Fairfax, VA 22030
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Ronnie Zuessman
Psychologist, PhD, LCP, LMFT
Verified
As a psychologist and psychotherapist, I have an integrative theoretical orientation, grounded in existential and humanistic psychology, drawing from psychodynamic , systemic, and cognitive-behavioral therapy approaches.
People often seek counseling or psychotherapy to change and to resolve difficulties or problems. Seeking consultation is personal and it takes some courage to initiate contact. Sometimes the impetus comes from within; sometimes your circumstances or others close to you provide a nudge. Finding the 'right' therapist for you may take some exploration. Some people simply seek to talk privately about a subject or an issue. This may involve one's direction in life, career, management role, or decision-making. Some people seek to address deeply personal thoughts, emotions, behaviors, relationships, spirituality, or other concerns.
(703) 260-9459 
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Fairfax, VA 22030
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Erika B Carlson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
**I offer the following: individual and DBT skills group for teens and adults as well as psychodynamic groups for teens and adults.
I primarily support adolescents and adults who present with a variety of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, personality disorders and those who struggle with emotion regulation and tolerating discomfort. Typically, my clients have a history of unsuccessful treatments and often present with a history of prior hospitalizations. Many of my clients struggle with self-harming behaviors, substance use and/or suicidal ideation. I also support couples and families seeking a more balanced family dynamic. I work as part of a team at In Step, collaboratively working to support teens, their parents, and adults.
(703) 972-1806 x34 
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Fairfax, VA 22031
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Laila Cooper
Psychologist, PhD
My training has led me to practice in an integrative manner, drawing from a cognitive-behavioral framework to generate change based upon a deeper understanding using psychodynamic concepts and interpersonal techniques.
Congratulations on making it this far; searching for a therapist can be an overwhelming process, and the first step is often the hardest! Many individuals struggle with depression, anxiety, struggles with sex, or simply the desire to understand themselves more thoroughly. Whether to improve mood and functioning, improve relationships, or work on issues with sex/sexuality, therapy can be reparative, strengthening, and play a role in maximizing enjoyment of life! I work from an affirming and social justice approach with people who identify as LGBTQIA and people of color, and I am kink- and non-monogamy informed and affirming.
(703) 291-1498 
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Fairfax, VA 22033
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Anastasia Watson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
I use expressive and play therapy techniques to integrate psychodynamic therapy, CBT, and DBT into a tailored treatment plan.
Seeking support is a difficult process in most cases but becomes harder when trying to navigate this process for families with kids or teens. Mental health issues and problematic behaviors often leave families feeling frustrated that they aren’t respected or heard by each other. Finding the right support can feel even more daunting, especially when trying to gauge whether your family and clinician are a good match. When the family system is able to establish a strong foundation in the therapeutic relationship, then the family can begin addressing its challenges and start the healing process.
(571) 554-2432 
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Fairfax, VA 22030
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David Paul
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MDiv
Verified
Through mindfulness practices grounded in cognitive behavioral theory along with psychodynamic techniques you will gain new insights and awareness of old patterns that cause undue suffering.
The goal of all therapy and counseling is to reduce suffering. Whether you are dealing with anxiety, depression, impulsivity, ADHD, relationship problems, traumatic past, gender identity, sexual orientation, or just feeling stuck and dissatisfied with life, therapy can be a powerful vehicle for holistic change and increased peace and contentment. By focusing on your natural strengths we work collaboratively to identify the roadblocks internally and externally getting in the way of leading a fulfilled life.
(202) 849-9624 
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Fairfax, VA 22030
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Sara Fodil-Cherif
Resident in Counseling, MEd
Verified
In addition to CBT, I often use gestalt therapy, mindfulness, and psychodynamic techniques in my sessions.
I am a trauma-informed resident therapist in Northern Virginia and I specialize in trauma, PTSD, abuse and mood disorders. I work with adults, youth and families both virtually and in-person. I also work extensively with the immigrant population providing support in areas like acculturation and resettlement, relationship issues, multicultural issues, intergenerational trauma, and social advocacy.
(571) 200-8753 
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Fairfax, VA 22030
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Jessica David
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified
I am still accepting new clients and am offering phone and video sessions via Zoom or Doxy for clients who are distancing or quarantined. I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years experience working with children, adolescents and adults. I use an individualized, culturally sensitive, and eclectic approach to include but not limited to: Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Therapy, Play Therapy, Group Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, and Mindfulness. I conduct psychological evaluations and assessments to help develop a more clear mental health diagnosis.
(703) 348-8047 
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Fairfax, VA 22030
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Psychodynamic Therapists
Psychodynamic therapy in Fairfax, 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.