Therapists Providing Psychodynamic Therapy in Boston Area

Psychodynamic therapy is based on Freud’s psychoanalytic theory that thoughts and behaviors are influenced by our unconscious mind and past experiences. Through collaborative conversation, clients deepen their awareness and understanding of the unconscious mind. Unlike traditional psychoanalysis, therapists often meet with clients once weekly over several months rather than several years.

Find therapists in Boston Area who are trained in Psychodynamic Therapy below. All providers have been vetted by the Zencare team for clinically rigorous, quality care. Visit their profiles to watch an introductory video and book a free initial call to find a good fit!


Jacob  Howe

Jacob Howe

1419 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA, 02446

Online Sessions, MA

Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $300 per session

The decision to enter psychotherapy is often a deeply personal one, and even taking steps toward it can require a great deal of insight and strength. Choosing a therapist is an important part of the process, as research has consistently shown that the therapeutic relationship between patient and therapist is the most important predictor of positive outcomes.
I consider it a privilege to facilitate patients’ realization of their therapeutic goals using evidence-based treatments. In my Brookline practice, I provide my patients with a comfortable and empathic environment in which to engage in therapy. Many benefit from psychotherapy alone. When indicated, I offer integrated psychotherapy and medication treatment. Together, we determine the best treatment plan for you.


John  Carr

John Carr

268 Newbury Street, Boston, MA, 02116

Online Sessions, MA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $200 per session

I am a Boston-based psychotherapist who specializes in working with men, healthcare providers and millennials. I collaborate with my clients in obtaining relief and coping strategies around life issues, such as: adjustment to Fatherhood; Anger/Stress; Divorce/Relationships; Anxiety/Depression. The men I see tend to do life alone and have a hard time asking for help. I make it a little easier by providing them with safe, non-threatening male presence that helps explore some of the messy aspects of life: emotions, behaviors, and relationships.
There are very few safe places for a guy to talk honestly and openly about what he is going through. I listen really well and give tender yet firm feedback. We explore solutions together and work toward de-cluttering some of the mess.
My background as a former athlete, a member of a large extended family, a lover of spiritual questions and a father/husband help inform how I work with people.


Michael Cassidy Gallagher

Michael Cassidy Gallagher

1500 District Avenue, Burlington, MA, 01803

Online Sessions, MA

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $155 per session

Self-discovery and self-recovery is a journey, it takes courage. Starting from birth we enter life with curiosity about ourselves and our capabilities; about the world around us, and how we fit in. Sometimes this journey is seamless, sometimes we get bumps and bruises. Yet regardless of where we are, we can all use some help on our Insightful Direction. It is my great privilege to work with anyone who is eager to understand why they are the way they are and what we can collaboratively work on to feel whole and understood.


Alexandra  Kenna

Alexandra Kenna

8 Winchester Place, Winchester, MA, 01890

Online Sessions, MA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $225 per session

Finding the right therapist can be challenging. My goal is to offer you the opportunity to ask questions and find out what it would be like to work with me so that you feel comfortable and assured. My work with clients is direct and straight forward and my approach is collaborative and focused on making manageable changes toward improved life satisfaction. My style is warm, accessible and tailored to your individual needs and goals.


Ruben  Hopwood

Ruben Hopwood

47 Third Street, Cambridge, MA, 02141

Online Sessions, MA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $180 per session

Everyone can benefit from having someone to support them as they create a pathway to well-being, knowledge, and understanding in their life and work. You can create a life that is more satisfying through working along side someone who listens to you, encourages, challenges, and guides you as you locate your own authentic voice. You can move toward being who you want to be in the world with integrity and with a greater understanding of your own values and needs. You can do this through your commitment to personal growth, self-reflection, and active participation in changing the ineffective patterns in your life. I offer the space to identify, understand, and accept one's individual values and desires without judgement. I support people to move toward radical acceptance of and responsibility for their own actions and outcomes in life without excuses or self-condemnation. If you are ready to create the life you want by changing just one person (yourself) to make your vision happen, let's talk!


David  Harrison

David Harrison

259 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA, 02474

Online Sessions, MA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $175 per session

Good therapy requires the trust that comes from feeling respected and understood. My clients - many of whom have histories of childhood trauma and stubborn, treatment resistant depression - tell me that they appreciate my calm, kind, straightforward style. I listen, talk, interpret, untangle, drawing on my professional and life experience to address your individual needs and priorities. Therapy is serious but it doesn’t have to be grim. Together we will identify goals, overcome obstacles and help you make positive change.


Joel  Krieg

Joel Krieg

10 Concord Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02138

Online Sessions, MA

Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $220 per session

You might be here because you're considering taking the courageous step of asking for help with feelings or circumstances that have become overwhelming. Or maybe you've noticed reoccurring patterns in your relationships you'd like to address. Or perhaps what desire in life (and in therapy) is unclear and confusing, and you'd like to explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in a supportive and secure space. I respect your self-reflection, and I can help.


Alison B. Newman

Alison B. Newman

114 Waltham Street, Lexington, MA, 02421

Online Sessions, MA

Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $225 per session

Alison Newman is a licensed clinical social worker in Brookline, MA, specializing in college student mental health and wellness. She works with adults, young adults, and older adolescents. Her areas of interest include: life transitions, relationship problems, depression, anxiety, and the mind-body connection. While her treatment approach is eclectic and holistic, she pulls from a variety of modalities depending on the needs of the client. Alison has been trained in several evidence-based treatments including CBT, DBT, and MBT. She also incorporates stress-reduction, mindfulness, and yoga therapy techniques, when appropriate, to provide clients with practical skills to manage their everyday lives.

Alison believes in a collaborative approach and is committed to a strong therapeutic alliance. Her goal is to help clients live more rewarding and fulfilling lives, to make peace with the past, and enjoy the present.


Teresa  Spillane

Teresa Spillane

76 Elm Street, Boston, MA, 02130

Online Sessions, MA

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $195 per session

My approach to mental health involves asking, How well can this person love and work? How flexible is this person in coping with difficulty? What is the nature of this person's suffering? I try to address all three areas with compassion, empathy, and good humor. With 25 years of experience working with a variety of people, I find the quality of the therapeutic relationship is often the best predictor of a therapy where a person feels, heard, affirmed, challenged, and helped to heal and grow.


Jon  Reeves

Jon Reeves

Online Sessions, MA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $165 per session

I offer psychotherapy for individuals, with a focus on college students and young professionals. People seek therapy in times of frustration, suffering, and dissatisfaction--in my practice I take time to understand what brings you in and take a deep, collaborative approach to treatment. Whether you are looking into therapy to deal with a one-time event or to manage a lifetime stressor, together we can facilitate change to help redirect your time and energy from distress towards living a fulfilling life.
My training spans many areas of mental health and I have experience with many problems that bring people to therapy. My particular areas of expertise are those most often encountered by 18-35 year olds, including anxiety and stress, depression, sexuality, and confusion about relationships and careers.
My motto is caring curiosity. Together we can develop a trusting relationship to help you understand and change what ails you. Please contact me to discuss how we might begin and visit my website to learn more about my practice.


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