Therapists Providing Psychodynamic Therapy in Los Angeles

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 Los Angeles 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!


Hannah  Harte

Hannah Harte

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 - $175 per session

In this busy, face-paced world, where we are inundated by information and so much is asked of us by our jobs, relationships, families and communities, I’ve found it is incredibly beneficial (but often difficult) to prioritize time for oneself. Therapy offers a chance to give yourself a pause, to slow down, to reconnect with yourself, and to take a deeper look at your experience within a safe and supportive environment.

For many, simply making the decision to seek therapy is a major first step, and one you can feel proud of. Life can certainly have its peaks and valleys, and throughout it all, therapy can help one navigate these experiences. In sessions, we will work together and at your own pace. I will support you in facing issues that feel painful, overwhelming or confusing, and to make meaning of these experiences. I will help you access your own internal strength and resilience as you take steps in the healing process and in the challenging, yet rewarding, journey of change.

Finding a good fit with a therapist can sometimes take a little time and effort. I encourage you to reach out with any questions you may have about me or the therapeutic process, and to see if we might be a good match.


Erin  Bishop

Erin Bishop

3685 Motor Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90034

11949 Jefferson Boulevard, Culver City, CA, 90230

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $145 - $200 per session

It takes courage to reach out for support and guidance when we feel lost, distressed, confused or uncertain. You have already taken a brave step forward just by considering counseling for yourself or your relationship (either for the first time or again). My goal is to meet you – in whatever state you find yourself – with empathy and acceptance, and provide a safe, caring, and consistent therapeutic relationship in which we collaborate on identifying and moving toward the changes and growth opportunities that matter most to you.

My approach is practical and flexible, and frequently incorporates humor, profanity as well as mindfulness and self-compassion practices. In our sessions, I will work with you to recognize and capitalize on your strengths while also introducing you to tools that support you in coping better with your vulnerabilities. Our work will focus largely on your present experiences, feelings and relationships along with your vision for the future. We will likely also explore your childhood experiences and past traumas to the extent that this helps increase your capacity for self-compassion and your ability to modify self-defeating behavior and relationship patterns in the present.

I have special training in perinatal mental health issues such as fertility and family planning, pregnancy and postpartum, miscarriage and infant loss, birth trauma, NICU stays, developmental concerns, and navigating early parenting with a partner or as a single parent. I work with women, men and LGBTQIA+ individuals and couples needing support around any such perinatal issues.

All of my work with clients is strongly informed by my personal experience being treated for major depression and anxiety at various points in my life, including during pregnancy and postpartum. I’ve had extensive counseling (both individual and group), taken psychotropic medications, used alternative medicine treatments and experienced psychiatric hospitalization as well as electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). I share these details with you in service of removing the stigma associated with admitting to having mental illness and seeking the necessary treatment.

No emotional challenge is too big to work on, and it would be my privilege to accompany you on your journey toward a healthier, more satisfying life.


Caron  Post

Caron Post

833 Amoroso Place, Los Angeles, CA, 90291

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $190 - $225 per session

I believe that psychotherapy is a process for learning about yourself and healing. It is my hope that through the psychotherapeutic relationship you will learn ways to deal with the difficulties in your life. I work together with patients to form a close collaborative relationship in which they become aware of the underlying sources of their difficulties, learn to work with powerful and uncomfortable emotions, and allow their inner strengths to flourish.


Janet  Niederman

Janet Niederman

Online Sessions, CA

520 South Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90049

Insurances: Anthem Blue Cross
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $180 per session

Searching for a therapist holds such promise, but is also pretty scary – so I don’t envy you in this task. Find one that holds the right balance of competence and human decency, and who you feel you can resonate with. It looks to me that there are a lot of good people on this site… find the right one for you.


Katya  Kosarenko

Katya Kosarenko

1923 1/2 Westwood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90025

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $175 - $250 per session

It takes a certain person to look for support, and I commend you on taking this first step. Life is challenging, and there are times when no matter how hard we try, things just don’t change. We often find ourself spinning out of control feeling overwhelmed, scared, sad and tired… beyond tired, feeling alone, stuck and in pain, dealing with distressing thoughts, feelings and body symptoms. And the list goes on.

I am here to support you in finding tools and getting to the roots of your challenges. Together, by engaging your mind and body, we will find ways for you to feel hopeful, in control and motivated to advance in life, whether it means taking a tiny baby step or making a big leap.


Sarah  Rafik Morcos

Sarah Rafik Morcos

4421 West Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA, 91505

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 - $125 per session

I understand the dark places you find yourself stuck in, paralyzed by overwhelming anxiety, and unsure of how to proceed. I am here to navigate that with you. With a sense of humor and an understanding heart, we can create a space that can feel light, but also safe to go into the depths of your pain in order to build awareness and create a life where you can thrive.

Therapy is a sacred relationship that can create true healing and I consider it an honor to be in the room with you. I want to come alongside you in your story.


Aleksey (Alex)  Zvinyatskovskiy

Aleksey (Alex) Zvinyatskovskiy

1247 7th Street, Santa Monica, CA, 90401

Online Sessions, CA

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

Choosing to enter psychotherapy can be a difficult process. Finding a therapist you are comfortable with is an important first step. Our work together begins with collaboratively understanding what brought you in and how we will best address your needs.

Psychotherapy can have different goals: it can address a specific problem, like insomnia or anxiety; it can help people discover new ways of coping with difficult emotions or challenging life circumstances such as stress, low mood/depression, relationship problems, and trauma; or it can serve as a space for personal exploration and growth. Usually, it’s a combination of all three. We will work together to create a unique approach that works for you.


Ruth  Abrams

Ruth Abrams

Online Sessions, CA

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

In my work as a therapist I bring many years of professional experience, as well as a life-long commitment to furthering my own personal growth.  While it isn’t always easy to explore difficult topics, when it’s done in a safe environment - free of judgment and with an open mind and heart – it can be a life-changing experience.  With tremendous respect for you, and for the therapeutic process, I will pay close attention to the problems you want to resolve, while never losing sight of how to help you nurture and honor the deepest part of who you are. 


Lindsay  Elizondo

Lindsay Elizondo

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $75 - $185 per session

I work with adults to better understand their whole, human selves through the transformative experience of feeling seen and known in an empathic, validating, and authentic therapy relationship. From this place, we can safely explore how your specific context—culture, relationships, and systemic issues—impacts who you are today and what you need to move towards healing and growth. Like all good relationships, this work takes courage and trust, so let’s chat and see if we’re a good fit.


Jessica  Gallo

Jessica Gallo

1150 Yale Street, Santa Monica, CA, 90403

11949 Jefferson Boulevard, Culver City, CA, 90230

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 - $200 per session

We don’t heal in isolation. We heal in the context of healthy and safe relationships. Together, we can lighten load that you’ve been carrying and make sense of the messiness of life. In sessions with me, you can expect to be empowered with practical tools, observations, insights and nurturing containment. I will offer a safe, authentic space to unpack issues, repair emotional wounds, develop practical skills, engage in exploratory processing of patterns, and be connected with resources and information. Our work together will empower you to build on your inner strengths and better manage the ever-changing tides of life.

Connecting with a professional therapist can shed light on patterns that may need to shift in order to align with the healthiest version of you. Weekly sessions can offer you a restorative sanctuary from which to heal and grow. The therapeutic process is enlightening, transformative, and can even be fun!

In my practice, I focus on supporting 20-30-somethings, new & expectant mothers, and teens through individual therapy and support circles. Additionally, I offer postpartum planning and support. I specialize in healing from past trauma, perinatal mental health, life transitions, managing dysfunctional family relationships, healthy relationships, grief/loss, child development, depression/anxiety, multicultural family dynamics & mindfulness. I would be honored to be a partner in your path to wellness. If you feel drawn to learn more, let's connect!


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