Psychodynamic Therapy

Psychodynamic Therapy

Psychodynamic Therapy can help clients to become aware of feelings of vulnerability that have been repressed from their conscious awareness. This approach is based on the theory that every person has an unconscious which stores vulnerable and painful emotions that are too deep to handle on a conscious level.

Psychodynamic Therapy addresses the defense mechanisms that  have been developed. Defense mechanisms can sometimes do more harm than good. By resolving vulnerabilities such as repression and denial, painful emotions and memories can be processed in order for the defense mechanisms to be resolved, or reduced.

Therapists use a range of core principles in Psychodynamic Therapy, based on the client's needs. It will help the client to gain perspective while recognizing behaviours, actions, responses and character traits that can be transformed.

If you are looking for a therapist who offers Psychodynamic Therapy, please browse our list of practitioners below..

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Joel Brass

M.A.Sc., RCC
Joel Brass, M.A.Sc., R.C.C. has been an individual, relationship and family therapist for the past 38 years. His areas of expertise and personal passion are the healing and growth of individuals and love... Read more

Alia Mai

M.S.W., RCC
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I am a Registered Clinical Counselor (RCC) with 10 years of experience in working with anxiety, depression, addictions, relationship struggles, family and social issues regarding race, culture, religion and... Read more

Shelley Gordon

M.S.W., RCC
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Shelley Gordon has been an Imago Relationship Therapist since 1996, and a Therapist since 1983. She has over 25 years of experience, and is an advanced clinician with Imago Relationships International. Shelley is... Read more

Monique Silverman

M.A., RCC
  My Approach My work is primarily relational, experiential and emotion-focused. This approach is called Accelerated Experiential Psychodynamic Therapy (AEDP) and seamlessly encourages you to engage with your... Read more

Eva DeHaas

Ph.D., R.Psych
Dr. Eva DeHaas, Registered Psychologist (#2074) Eva brings warmth, compassion, and self-awareness to the therapy room. She draws from a broad skill set ranging from shorter term, skill based interventions to more in-... Read more

Dave Vass

M.Couns., RCC
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I have specialized training in the treatment of Type-C Personalities (Conscientious/Competent/Self-Controlled). Who, or what is Type C ?? People tend to be quite familiar with Type A and Type B personalities. But... Read more

Dale Trimble

M.A., RCC
Dale works with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety or anger as well as those recovering from trauma.  Dale is a senior faculty member with the Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy Institute (... Read more

Terry Estrin

Ph.D., R.Psych
I am a Registered Psychologist in private practice with offices in Richmond and Vancouver. My areas of practice include psychotherapy and counselling for individuals (age 17 and up), relationship therapy for couples and... Read more

Bryan Milonja

M.A., RCC
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In my practice I work with adults (individuals, couples, families) and I provide clinical consultation/supervision to therapists. My specialty areas include complex trauma & PTSD, depression, bipolar disorder,... Read more

Sabine Fritz

Ph.D., R.Psych
I am a registered psychologist, practising psychology with a holistic perspective on healing which means that I place importance on working with the whole person rather than on one or more symptoms. My goal is to... Read more

Delyse Ledgard

M.A., RCC
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To be understood, seen, feel the comfort of another’s presence is the heart of therapy.  With over 30 years of experience, I have encountered and worked with people from all walks of life helping... Read more
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Who am I? I’m a psychotherapist in private practice in West Vancouver. I do FaceTime, Skype, and Zoom sessions on a regular basis. I work with individuals, couples, and families in the following practice areas... Read more

Nita Agustin

M.A., RCC
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Nita predominantly works with teens and young adults exploring interpersonal relationship concerns, living in-between cultures, existential issues (i.e. grief and loss, finding meaning and purpose in life), gender... Read more

Bradley Murray

Ph.D., RCC
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Dr. Murray is a psychoanalyst and Registered Clinical Counsellor who has been in private practice since 2013. He often works with: young adults middle-aged adults university and college... Read more

Emma Ellison

MCP, RCC
Emma Ellison Counselling I am an integrative psychotherapist, psychedelic integration therapist, and Registered Clinical Counsellor. I am located in Vancouver and sessions are currently held online.  My... Read more

Florence Ling

M.A., RCC
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* Languages: Mandarin, Cantonese, English. * Accept ICBC clients. * Helping clients understand their difficulties and inner world. * Discovery of their inherent strengths so as to encourage the development... Read more

Nicole McLeod

M.A., RCC
Life can feel overwhelming.  It can get complicated.  It’s easy to feel stuck, powerless and empty and sometimes it feels impossible to see past that.   My name is Nicole McLeod, I’m a... Read more

Edie Reiman

M.S.W., RSW
*****Edie Reiman MSW, RSW is a Psychotherapist, Life Coach and Presenter. Private Practice located in South Surrey/White Rock, BC.  Video and Tele-Counselling/Coaching with clients in Vancouver,... Read more

Milo Wu

M.Ed., RCC
As my client, your well-being will always be my guiding focus.  In the safety of counselling, you will be valued, respected and listened to.  Like the roots below affecting the tree above, the inner worlds of... Read more

Anthony Cave

M.A., R.Psych
About me My private practice consists of psychotherapy services for youth, adults and elders. An appointment usually lasts an hour and takes place in a confidential office setting. I also provide clinical consulting... Read more

Esther Oh

M.A., RCC
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I’m Esther (she/her). I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor and Canadian Certified Counsellor based in Vancouver, BC. Prior to becoming a counsellor, I was a tax and estates lawyer at one of Canada’s leading... Read more

Vanessa Luis

M.A., CCC
Curiosity about the human experience is what motivates my work as a therapist, and I see healing as a creative and nonlinear process that happens through deepening one's awareness of their lived experience. No... Read more

Carly Goodfellow

M.A., RCC
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*I am pleased to offer online Videoconferencing for counselling and hypnotherapy appointments.* You are not alone. Are you struggling with your feelings day after day? Do you feel life is harder that it... Read more

Jessie Langlois

M.Sc., RCC
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) and a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) working with adults and adolescents in my Vancouver office.   Many of the people who come to see me have various motivations... Read more

Judith Setton-Markus

M.Ed., R.Psych
Judith Setton-Markus is a Registered Psychologist licensed with the College of Psychologists of BC #1712. She is also a Psychoanalyst and Psychoanalytically Oriented Psychotherapist, a member of the Western Branch... Read more

Jordan Levine

Ph.D., RCC
I frequently see clients struggling with a range of challenges, including: depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship problems, loneliness, anger, chronic pain, and the increasingly common 'trifecta' of 21st... Read more

Carole Gaato

Ph.D., R.Psych
With more than 20 years experience as a psychotherapist, I sometimes lose touch with just how daunting the task of finding your "right" therapist can be. Just so you know, as registered psychologists and... Read more

Aaron Lautzenhiser

Ph.D., R.Psych
I’m Dr. Aaron Lautzenhiser (or just “Dr. Aaron” for short!). I’m a registered psychologist, trained in neuropsychology and psychotherapy. I conduct neuropsychological and psycho-educational... Read more

Melina Baum Singer

M.A., RCC
*Online and telephone sessions only at this time *Free 20 minute introductory session  Located in Vancouver B.C., Melina is a registered clinical counsellor and member of the B.C. Association of Clinical... Read more

Tara McCaffery

M.A., RCC
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Tara McCaffery Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCTP Tara received her Master’s in Counselling Psychology at Athabasca University and has over 8 years of experience supporting individuals through a variety of life... Read more