Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy that honors your complexity and leads to lasting and meaningful change.

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Are you feeling stuck in a repetitive and painful behavioral or emotional pattern?

If you’ve been unable to transcend these negative patterns by other means, Psychodynamic psychotherapy can help with a wide range of ailments. Psychodynamic psychotherapy provides a unique opportunity to resolve issues that underlie unwanted symptoms. In working through these underlying issues, participants can expect not only to heal but also to gain a deeper understanding of themselves, resulting in a stronger sense of self.

Some of the issues I have helped people successfully work through are:

  • Grief and loss
  • Relationship issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Anger
  • Psycho-somatic ailments
  • Issues of self-esteem

I support my clients in a process that leads to lasting and meaningful positive change.

I offer a variety of services to suit all needs and geographies – individual and group psychodynamic psychotherapy as well as therapeutic writing groups, online.

My approach is comprehensive and long-term; my aim is to honor the complexity and experience of each person as I support my clients in a process that leads to lasting and meaningful change. This means helping my clients know themselves more fully, allowing them to move forward in their lives with a greater sense of inner freedom, self-belief, and optimism.

Chantal Wunderlich, Psychodynamic Psychotherapist based in Santa Barbara

It is my privilege to accompany people in the process of discovery and healing.
Here’s how you can get started…

Decide you want to heal

Addressing our inner worlds is the most radical and important thing we’ll ever do. Take the first step.

Schedule a time to talk

A no-strings-attached phone conversation to help us both to decide how to move forward. 

Begin your healing process

We might meet a few times before deciding to commit to a long-term collaborative healing process.

Chantal Wunderlich, Psychodynamic Therapist

Journey with someone experienced and qualified to
help you through your process of self-discovery and healing.

 

Education

  • Undergraduate degree in psychology.
  • Master’s degree in counseling psychology with an emphasis in depth psychotherapy.
  • Training in psychoanalytic/psychodynamic psychotherapy at three leading training centres.
  • Currently enrolled in a group leadership training program and a training program in modern psychoanalytic studies.

Professional Affiliations

Journey with someone experienced and qualified to
help you through your process of self-discovery and healing.

 

Education

  • Undergraduate degree in psychology.
  • Master’s degree in counseling psychology with an emphasis in depth psychotherapy.
  • Training in psychoanalytic/psychodynamic psychotherapy at three leading training centres.
  • Currently enrolled in a group leadership training program an a training program in modern psychoanalytic studies.

Professional Affiliations

Chantal Wunderlich, Psychodynamic Therapist

Am I the right therapist for you?

Healing is a collaborative process that unfolds in the context of the relationship between therapist and client. A successful therapy requires skill and careful moment-to-moment consideration on the part of the therapist as well as active participation from the client. It is important that client and therapist be well-matched, which is why I meet with each person before a mutual commitment to treatment is made.

"Peace begins within."

- Thich Nhat Hanh

What Is Psychodynamic Psychotherapy?

Overcome grief and loss, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, trauma, anger, and issues of self-esteem.

The goal of psychodynamic therapy is to resolve issues that underlie unwanted symptoms. In working through these underlying issues, my clients can expect not only to heal, but also to gain a deeper understanding of themselves, resulting in a stronger sense of self.

Healing is a collaborative process that unfolds in the context of the relationship between therapist and client. A successful therapy requires skill and careful moment-to-moment consideration on the part of the therapist as well as active participation from the client. It is important that client and therapist be well-matched, which is why I meet with each person before a mutual commitment to treatment is made.

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Psychotherapy Education & Training

Since achieving a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in-depth psychotherapy from the Pacifica Graduate Institute, I have consistently pursued further training in psychoanalytic/psychodynamic psychotherapy.

Therapeutic Writing Workshops

In addition to on-going group psychotherapy, I offer online therapeutic writing workshops.