Psychodynamic Therapists in Herndon, VA

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Robin Knoblach
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
My integrative approach relies most on psychodynamic and interpersonal approaches, and incorporates cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness techniques.
Welcome! I offer a warm, accepting, and confidential space to explore your problems and concerns, and a partnership where we can work together to address them. I approach therapy and counseling as a collaborative and relational endeavor where we put together my expertise with the strengths and the strivings that have gotten you this far. Together we will develop an understanding of the challenges you are struggling with and help you meet those challenges so that you can grow and thrive.
(703) 454-8498 x801
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Herndon, VA 20170
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Hayley B Sherwood
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
My name is Hayley B. Sherwood, Ph.D. I am a Clinical Psychologist in private practice in Herndon, VA, specializing in child/adolescent, parenting, family, and women's issues. I work with many stay-at-home and working women who are trying to balance to demands of contemporary motherhood. My approach to psychotherapy is primarily from a family systems and psychodynamic perspective, and I favor a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment. As a result, I regularly consult with psychiatrists, primary care physicians, school personnel and other professionals regarding my client's care.
(540) 908-3855
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Herndon, VA 20171
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Melaina Garrison
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Using primarily psychodynamic and attachment theories, I aim to discover underlying subconscious motivations, increase clients' awareness of their inner self, and help my clients resolve undesirable patterns that may influence their behavior and relationships.
Hi there! I work with children, teens, and adults and offer in-person office visits and telehealth services. If you are seeking services as an adult, I can help you overcome any obstacles that you may be experiencing, strengthen those relationships most important to you, and find the peace, fullness, and happiness that you want and deserve. I also have extensive clinical experience working with children/teens and their families. I seek to create a safe, therapeutic space for your child so that they are able to open up—directly or indirectly—through the utilization of varying child therapy and integrative approaches.
(571) 497-4579
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Herndon, VA 20170
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Steven H Steiner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LSATP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I combine cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, emotion-focused, and psychodynamic therapies to help people explore and resolve emotional conflicts, let go of emotional distress and negative thoughts, shift from destructive to constructive behaviors, improve relationships, and find a greater sense of well-being.
Are you feeling anxious, depressed? Struggling with substance use? In a relationship that seems to be lacking in empathy and/or successful communication? Suffering from a combination of emotional and physical problems? I have 40 years of experience as a clinical social worker, including 20 years in private practice. I am licensed in Virginia in clinical social work and substance abuse treatment.
(703) 791-1316
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Herndon, VA 20170
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Benjamin Wagner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I utilize solution focused, cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic approaches tailored to each individual's unique circumstances such as: Depression, Anxiety, Adjustment Issues, Substance Abuse, Addictions, Relationship Issues and Life Stressors.
I am Licensed Professional Counselor with over 16 years of clinical counseling experience providing services in the Tyson's Corner area. I have worked extensively with adults and adolescents through individual, group, couples and family treatment modalities. I have a diverse professional background including community mental health, independent counseling groups and private practice.
(484) 602-2249
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Herndon, VA 20170
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Todd H Huntley
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe that therapy is a place where meaningful dialogue is co-created and tailored to help individuals, couples, and families achieve their goals, maximize their potentials, and to heal emotionally. My clinical orientation is integrative and includes approaches such as Cognitive-Behavioral, Psychodynamic , Mindfulness-based, and Humanistic therapies.
(571) 290-2485
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Herndon, VA 20170
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Renee Reynolds
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My primary scope of practice is utilizing psychodynamic , cognitive behavioral theory and strength-based perspectives to help you meet your goals in a practical and attainable way.
Hi, my name is Renée and I have over 10 years of experience working in the field of mental health. Do you feel you are in need of help with everyday relationship skills and/or emotional issues. Relationships are the heart of life, and I am passionate about the skill of connecting with each other in order to learn not only about our relationships but to truly understand our own minds as well.
(804) 575-5530
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Herndon, VA 20171
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Erika B Carlson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I offer the following: individual therapy, DBT Skills group for teens and adults, DBT Graduate Group for teens, young adult psychodynamic group.
I primarily support adolescents and adults who present with a variety of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, personality disorders, trauma 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
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Patrick K Moon
Psychologist, PsyD, MDiv
Verified
Verified
I work from various therapeutic modalities from Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Psychodynamic , Family Systems, and Marital therapy.
I think the Beatle, Sir Paul McCartney sang it best, "I get by with a little help from my friends". All the interconnections with people, good or bad, have profoundly impacted who we are; the therapeutic relationship is another profound crossing of paths where deep calls to deep, and a little help on the journey is sacred. I work from a dynamic view of personhood and explore the interconnections of mind, body and soul. There is a profound dynamic in the therapeutic process, finding a therapist where one can feel connected to is essential to personal change through an authentic, vulnerable relationship.
(626) 587-3010
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Herndon, VA 20171
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Michael Oberschneider
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services offers its clients a variety of treatment approaches, including cognitive-behavioral, behavioral modification, interpersonal, play therapy/floortime and psychodynamic work.
Congratulations to Dr. Michael Oberschneider for being recognized by the Washingtonian Magazine as a "Top Psychologist" in the greater DC area. Dr. Oberschneider is the only clinical psychologist in all of Loudoun County to receive this esteemed recognition and honor. Dr. Oberschneider is frequently sought by the media as a mental health expert, and he has appeared on CNN, Good Morning America and several other media spots for his opinion on relevant topics of the day. Dr. Oberschneider is the Founder and Director of Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services. APPS offers a wide array of diagnostic testing, therapy, medication management and consultation services. .
(540) 923-0930
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Elke Schlager
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified
Verified
I am a Harvard trained psychotherapist with over 20 years of clinical experience, the last 10 of which have been focused on the practice and research of Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP). I am a research associate at the Psychotherapy Research Program at Harvard Medical School, and a former faculty member at the Mind/Body Medical Institute at Massachussets General Hospital in Boston, MA. I practice a model of ISTDP that has evolved from over 50 years of psychotherapy research. This model incorporates aspects of psychodynamic psychotherapy, attachment theory, mindfulness and experiential therapy.
(703) 468-8786
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Sheila Donaldson Duston
Psychologist, PsyD, LCP
Verified
Verified
I work with adolescents, adults and couples utilizing an integrated therapeutic approach with an emphasis on psychodynamic , attachment and cognitive perspectives. I have experience with a broad range of issues, including depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder, trauma, personality disorders, grief and loss, family of origin conflicts, life transitions, work stress and marital problems.
(703) 854-9919
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Herndon, VA 20171
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Anne Miniter McKay
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CCMHC
Verified
Verified
TELETHERAPY 15 MIN FREE INTRO CONSULT: "She’ll tell you what your friends won’t... and that’s a good thing which results in your time and money well-spent. So glad I found a therapist who 'get's it'. As she always tells me... Your life is not a dress rehersal. It's real and each day matters!"
(703) 328-4937
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Herndon, VA 20170
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Dana Seltzer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW, PMH-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Offering in person services in Herndon, VA, and telehealth throughout VA and DC. I work with people in the perinatal period. Preconception, during pregnancy, and in the postpartum period. I also work to support people after abortion, no matter the reason. The clients I work with may be suffering from anxiety or depression, postpartum anxiety and/or depression, maybe have experienced traumatic births or losses, abortion, or the baby blues. Being a mom is really, really hard. Let's talk about it!
(703) 440-7430
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Herndon, VA 20170
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Laura Grandy
Supervisee in Clinical Social Work, MSW
Verified
Verified
Whether you are seeking therapy to find concrete solutions to problems that feel unmanageable, heal from past experiences, explore gender and sexuality issues, or better understand yourself and your story, Laura would be honored to be a part of your process. Laura believes every client is unique, and therefore, has an eclectic person-centered approach in working with clients. Laura uses dialectical behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, creative art therapies, and mindfulness strategies to help those in her care meet their needs, reach their treatment goals, and create change.
(703) 844-3788
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Herndon, VA 20171
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Michael T. Greelis
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I provide counseling services to adolescents, adults, and preteens. I see people for individual, family, and couples counseling. Services for individuals address the following conditions: depression; bipolar disorder (in conjunction with a psychiatrist); trauma and grief; disruptive behavior including anger problems; substance abuse; and work/professional problems involving mood or other behavioral problems.
(703) 935-5782
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Herndon, VA 20170
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Vivien E Lohmeyer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 34 years experience practicing psychotherapy. I feel very fortunate to love my work. Although I only provide Telehealth therapy now, I place the utmost importance on creating a therapeutic setting where my clients feel safe and supported as we explore strengths and work to identify issues that underlie thoughts, perceptions, feelings and actions. I enjoy working with clients who have challenges in their interpersonal relationships, life transitions and unresolved conflicts and losses. I draw from many years of training that include but are not limited to the following:
(703) 596-1100
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Herndon, VA 20170
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Victoria Marszalek
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MTS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
This is a hard time. Sometimes we get stuck and need someone outside of our circle to help us figure things out. I help people to more deeply understand and change negative or addictive behaviors that are dramatically impacting their lives. Relationships can be so complicated and trying to find different ways to communicate can feel like a mystery. I work with people struggling with all types of addictions, depression, anxiety, bipolar, and personality disorders. I provide a safe, nonjudgmental, compassionate environment where we will work together to explore areas that are causing pain, and we will find new ways to cope.
(571) 999-7308
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Herndon, VA 20170
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Dina Friedman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I am a clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience in private practice. I have helped many individuals to develop more peaceful lives, working through feelings of depression, anxiety and relationship struggles. I love working with parents, especially because their growth can have such a positive impact on their children. I have a special interest in working with caregivers of special needs children. This passion developed after facing the challenge of parenting my own special needs child. During COVID-19 I will discount rates to make therapy affordable to parents who have medically fragile or behaviorally challenged kids.
(703) 828-0508
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Herndon, VA 20170
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Rachel Henry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified
Verified
Get concrete, effective strategies and skills in a compassionate, genuine, and nonjudgmental environment. Learn to identify and move past barriers to life goals. A results-oriented psychotherapist I am driven by a passion for helping people break through the barriers of their past and are committed to transforming their lives. Whether it is past mistakes, missed opportunities, or trauma, I believe that our past does not have to be an obstacle but a launching pad to becoming the best version of ourselves. We can embrace a future where we are unburdened by our experiences to begin the healing process.
(703) 783-4272
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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.