Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

Individuals seek psychotherapy for a variety of reasons. We believe that no one “is” their mental health or life challenge. Rather, we human beings encounter a variety of difficult issues over our lives. The clinicians and staff at Presbyterian Psychological Services honor your willingness and courage in seeking psychotherapy and will respond to you with respect and sensitivity. Our experience and expertise can assist you with:

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bi-Polar and other personality disorders
  • Chronic Pain and Illness, including cancer (See Chronic Pain and Illness Page)
  • Chronic sense of emptiness
  • Diagnosing the source of your challenges
  • Eating disorders
  • Grief and loss
  • LGBT issues
  • Mood disorders
  • Not feeling “right” and not knowing why
  • Parenting issues (See Children, Adolescents and Family Assessment & Psychotherapy Page)
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Relationship conflicts (See also Couples Therapy Page)
  • “Sandwich Generation” issues caring for an older relative while still parenting children
  • Trauma: past physical, psychological or sexual abuse; neglect,dating violence, rape, sexual assault, developmental trauma (see also Trauma Assessment & Treatment Page)

Psychoanalysis is a modality for individuals who wish to pursue a deeper exploratory and therapeutic process. Mary Gail Frawley O’Dea, Ph.D., a nationally recognized psychoanalyst, offers a relational psychoanalytical approach in which the analysand is a full partner in the therapeutic journey. Psychoanalytic treatments are conducted twice a week or more and are usually covered by insurance.

Please see our News and Events page for programs we offer, including:

“How Common Is Childhood Abuse & Why We Need to Know the Answer”

“Date Rape Is Common, Scary & Damaging: How Do We Talk to Kids About It?”

“What To Do About Workplace Sexual Harassment & Assault”