Psychodynamic Therapists in Madison, WI

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Katherine Pfaff
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I provide treatment for depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and trauma-related concerns to adults 18+ through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic , Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Narrative Therapy theoretical orientations. I believe past experiences and the stories people have told themselves from these experiences shape their present way of thinking and behaving in the world around them. I collaborate with my clients to examine their unhelpful thoughts and narratives and develop adaptive coping mechanisms to manage their mental health concerns.
(608) 686-6325
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Madison, WI 53718
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Megan Pierson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My style is heavily influenced by attachment theory, psychodynamic theory, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Internal Family Systems, and Compassion Focused Therapy.
My hope is that we can work together to establish goals and clarify the values that are important to you. As we look at what's going on in your life, we will consider what you have tried before and what barriers are hindering you from living the life you want. Together we will develop creative and flexible strategies that you can try in the future. I do not "fix" people, nor do I have all the answers in life. Instead, I deeply care for hurting people. I will help you consider other perspectives and build skills that will empower you to live a more authentic life. My hope is that you will feel seen, understood, and accepted.
(608) 200-2364
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Madison, WI 53713
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Erika Lund
Psychologist, PsyD, SC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sometimes we feel overwhelmed by challenges in life leaving us depressed, anxious, confused and stuck. Our distress may cue us to pay attention, heal old wounds, and mine our inner strengths and wisdom. Psychotherapy is highly personalized and helps us to manage stress and restore harmony. I draw from various treatment modalities including psychodynamic , family systems, cognitive behavioral, humanistic/transpersonal, 12 step programs, Mindfulness and coaching psychology. I approach therapy openly and collaboratively, and am committed to providing a safe, empathic space where I listen deeply, understand your worldview, and support your heroic journey towards wholeness and well-being.
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Madison, WI 53711
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Baine Alexander
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MS, LPC
Verified
Verified
In individual therapy, I draw from psychodynamic , narrative, and interpersonal approaches within a systems framework.
I work with adults in individual and couples therapy to help address the challenges of anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief and loss, divorce, and relationship problems. I believe that psychotherapy is collaborative and that the relationship between the therapist and client is essential to the process of change. I work to develop this relationship through gaining a deep understanding and respect for each individual and their unique circumstances.
(608) 200-2652
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Madison, WI 53705
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Elaine Rosenberg
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Imagine achieving what you want in life, such as fulfilling relationships and more self-awareness and insight. Imagine unburdening yourself of depression, anxiety, and self doubt. As a Certified EMDR therapist, I help clients transform traumatic experiences, allowing for more freedom and joy in life. As a Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist, I work with individuals, couples, and families to create enduring secure bonds, thereby strengthening and improving connection with others. Working from a psychodynamic and attachment orientation, I encourage clients to reflect on patterns that may act as blocks to living authentically.
(608) 447-5660
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Madison, WI 53703
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Tim Strait
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
I combine EMDR, psychodynamic , psychoanalytic, strengths-based, Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP,) solution-focused, cognitive, and behavioral techniques to help my clients meet their goals.
The scope of my work is primarily (but not exclusively) focused on meeting the unique mental and behavioral health needs of men 15 years of age and older. Each person's story and goals are unique, and so I am comfortable moving between classic and more recent evidence-based techniques to assist clients. I use an integrative approach. That means I do not limit myself to specific theories or therapeutic techniques. Instead, I work with each client to find an approach that makes the most sense for them.
(608) 420-5881
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Madison, WI 53704
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Catherine Treece
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
In general terms my work is based on an integrative model which includes humanistic, interpersonal, psychodynamic , cognitive-behavioral, object relations and psycho-physiological foundations.
You may be wondering how to choose the right psychologist for you. After appropriate qualifications, the next most important thing is that you will feel comfortable, connected and understood. This is hard to predict, but check the website, and phone or email as a first step. Listen to both your heart and your head. You may have to make a few tries to get the right person but it will be worth the trouble.
(608) 247-5290
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Madison, WI 53705
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Brethyn Psychotherapy LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have experience with multiple treatment modalities including psychodynamic therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, acceptance commitment therapy, and trauma therapy.
Our lives are complex. As your therapist, it is my job to understand this complexity coupled with your psychological needs to facilitate the realization of your goals. I see my role as understanding you, your history, and your environment in a holistic way and using that knowledge to promote exploration and growth. Beyond understanding why people act the way that they do, I collaborate with you to apply that understanding to interventions that facilitate positive change.
(608) 200-2052
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Madison, WI 53719
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Emily Erwin-Frank
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, APSW
Verified
Verified
As a therapist, my approach is eclectic, informed by psychodynamic , humanistic, mindfulness-based and cognitive behavioral practices. I view each client's life as a constantly shifting ecosystem, and I believe that successful interventions are multifaceted. I strive to cultivate cultural humility in myself, and to help clients understand and re-craft personal narratives according to their values. In addition, I help clients to navigate romantic and family relationships as well as friendships. One of my primary goals as a therapist is to understand the unique and varied challenges of the LGBTQ community; being "LGBTQ friendly" is not enough.
(608) 580-5718
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Madison, WI 53705
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Melissa Walden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LPC, CEDS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I use a combination of treatment interventions including a psychodynamic approach, as well as skill-building using both cognitive & dialectical behavioral therapies.
It is crucial to me to build a trusting relationship with my patients, providing a safe environment where patients feel comfortable exploring their beliefs, thoughts and feelings and how this can influence behaviors.
(608) 824-7243
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Madison, WI 53719
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Leah A. Gold
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My work is informed by psychodynamic theory (relational and attachment perspectives) and I incorporate mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral techniques, and a social justice lens into therapy.
The relationship between client and therapist is the key to transformative change. I put emphasis on building a genuine connection and developing trust – and from there we explore the psychological, emotional, physical, social, and spiritual forces that make up your experience. My belief is that you are the expert on your life and your healing, and my role is to join you on your path to living well by offering compassion, insight, and guidance. I strive to create a space that is collaborative and inquisitive to explore your identities, experiences, patterns, strengths, and struggles.
(608) 420-3520
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Madison, WI 53703
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Margie Anunson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, MBA
Verified
Verified
The counseling approach I employ is holistic and utilizes a variety of therapeutic methods, including CBT, parts, psychodynamic and culturally sensitive therapies.
Asking for help is a sign of strength and courage, but sharing the vulnerability of your challenges and burdens can be difficult. I offer a safe place for you to be seen, heard, and release pain that has outlived its purpose. Warmth, honesty, trust, and compassion are the essence of my client partnerships. I engage in meaningful relationships with people who seek greater self-awareness, clarity of decision-making, increased resiliency, new skills, and freedom from what’s not working.
(414) 877-6259
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Madison, WI 53703
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Dr. Jenjee Sengkhammee
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
As a integrationist, I use an interpersonal and multicultural-feminist approach, while integrating cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic , mind-body, and mindfulness. I believe the relationship with clients is the foundation of every effective therapy relationship. It provides space for dialogue based in honest and genuine feedback that helps us as human beings to grow and create change. Together, we will collaboratively develop individualized, meaningful, and effective coping strategies to work through issues.
(503) 755-1143
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Madison, WI 53705
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Zanne Stevens
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified
Verified
Zanne Stevens is an LMSW with over five years of experience. Her methods are holistic and integrative, and she views every facet of one’s healing as interrelated. Zanne likes to establish a safe and sacred space for the client, free of judgment and criticism. Her style is influenced by modalities such as Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Shadow Work, Trauma-Informed Care, and various arts-based approaches. She firmly believes that while the past does inform the present, it does not determine the future.
(630) 523-8624
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Madison, WI 53702
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Jamie Welch
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I work predominantly from an interpersonal perspective, but incorporate ACT, psychodynamic , feminist multicultural, and other techniques as the needs of my clients require.
Updated 11/12/22; limited weekday evening openings. My clients have come to me experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, and a myriad of other presenting concerns. In therapy I strive to understand and clarify my clients' goals and help them work toward building insight around their concerns. You don't have to know exactly what your goals might be, and during our work you can always add or change goals. This is your treatment and my hope is that you take an active role in determining the direction and depth of the work that we do together. My hope is that we can end every session feeling that we have made progress toward your goals.
(206) 589-1101
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Madison, WI 53706
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Nicolle Levy
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I see therapy as a collaborative process, where the client takes the 'expert seat'. No one knows you better than yourself. My role is to offer my knowledge when and where appropriate to help you gain insight into your concerns and facilitate the growth or change desired. I try to create a relaxed and non-judgmental environment for my clients. My approach is client-centered and strength based. I treat a wide range of concerns, which include depression, anxiety, sexual trauma, adult survivors of child abuse, eating disorders/body image, relationship concerns, family of origin issues, and grief and loss.
(608) 208-1535 x112
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Madison, WI 53711
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Kim Crowell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Now and then everyone needs a little help and support to deal with life's curves, valleys, hills, and potholes. Feeling sad, stuck, or anxious? Struggling with an unexpected change or loss? Is a past experience impacting the joy in your life?
(608) 719-3706
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Madison, WI 53705
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Amanda Lightner
Art Therapist, ATR-BC, LPC
Verified
Verified
My approach emphasizes the confluence of counseling and art therapy. I am a Board Certified Art Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor with professional experience working with people of all ages in community mental health agencies, psychiatric hospitals and rehabilitation settings.
(608) 305-8197
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Madison, WI 53703
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Vonnie Sisauyhoat
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
*WEEKEND THERAPIST* Feeling stuck? Having a difficult time? I provide a safe, accepting, and comfortable space to help you gain insight into patterns in your thoughts, behaviors, and interactions that keep you feeling stuck or cause ongoing distress/problems. Together we will look at altering these patterns to enhance understanding and create meaningful change in your life. I will meet you where you are at, support your individual needs, unique strengths, personality style, and I approach my work from a culturally sensitive perspective. I can do short-term treatment for symptom relief or longer-term, more insight-oriented approach.
(608) 719-4025
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Madison, WI 53719
Not accepting new clients
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Neelanjana Mitra (Angie)
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Life is ever-changing and evolving in manifold ways. We all go through life changes and unforeseen roadblocks that create imbalance within our minds. It is quite empowering to seek out help when our inner self wants to “talk” and respect that need. This is where I come in as a vessel of support to aide in your journey of knowing your inner self and what challenges or changes you might be going through. Therapy can be a rewarding experience when your inner world (feelings, thoughts, emotions) changes positively to reflect your outer world and relationships.
(608) 260-7468
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Madison, WI 53703

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Psychodynamic Therapists
Psychodynamic therapy, 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.