Psychodynamic Therapy

Embark on a journey of self-discovery and reflection through psychodynamic interventions in Chicago, Oak Park, and Boulder. Dive into the root causes of emotional suffering and gain insight while guided by experts passionate about exploring life’s deeper questions and narratives.

How To Get Started With Wildflower

Request a Free Consultation

Schedule a 15-minute call online or by phone. We’ll cover key details and make sure we’re the right fit for your needs. 

Complete New Client Paperwork

Receive registration forms pre-visit. Your therapist will review details, ensuring clarity on our policies and guidelines.

Attend Your First
Therapy Session

During a 60-minute intake session, you’ll get to know your therapist better and discuss your treatment needs. 

Feeling Overwhelmed?
We’ll Help You Find Your Calm. 

Everyone struggles with their mental health from time to time, and there are some challenges no one should face alone. Therapy can help you navigate these challenges with emotional clarity, resilience, and strength. 

Expanding Awareness to Foster Positive Change

Our dedicated team of therapists specializes in harnessing the power of psychodynamic principles to guide individuals on their path towards emotional well-being and fulfillment. With compassion and expertise, we delve into the depths of the unconscious mind, unraveling the complexities of past experiences and patterns of behavior that may be hindering your present well-being.

Through collaborative exploration and insight-driven dialogue, we empower you to confront challenges, cultivate self-awareness, and make lasting positive change. Discover how our therapists use psychodynamic therapy to help you unlock your potential and embrace a life of authenticity and personal growth.

Flourish With Wildflower:
Discover. Heal. Grow. 

Dive into a transformative therapy experience with Wildflower. Uncover hidden strengths, embrace emotional growth and journey toward a renewed sense of self. 

Core Tenets of Wildflower’s
Clinical Philosophy

Deeply Relational &
Personalized Therapy 

We recognize that you are the expert on your life. Therapy at Wildflower is a collaborative journey. Our caring, affirming therapists tailor sessions to your unique needs and experiences, emphasizing the therapeutic relationship as a catalyst for growth.

Commitment to
Excellence & Learning

Every client deserves the best of our clinical skills and knowledge. Our team is a community of professionals who not only uphold shared values and clinical excellence but also engage in regular training and consultation to stay at the forefront of therapeutic practices.

Stigma-Free View on
Mental Health 

Mental health is a vital component of overall well-being, deserving of attention without any stigma or judgment. Everyone faces challenges, and seeking help is a sign of resilience and strength. Every person’s mental health journey is valid, and we aim to support that with the utmost respect.

Advocates of Social
Justice & Inclusivity 

We recognize that no one exists in a vacuum. Complex systems of oppression and privilege shape individuals’ lives. We believe that as mental health professionals, we have an obligation to promote social justice and contribute to a world that celebrates every person’s inherent worth. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Psychodynamic therapy promotes psychological healing and growth by exploring unconscious processes, childhood experiences, and patterns of behavior that may be contributing to current difficulties. Through the therapeutic relationship, clients gain insight into unresolved conflicts and develop new ways of understanding themselves and their relationships. By bringing unconscious material into awareness, psychodynamic therapy allows clients to work through emotional wounds, improve self-awareness, and make meaningful changes in their lives.

Psychodynamic therapy is known for its emphasis on exploring unconscious processes and childhood experiences. It seeks to address root causes of psychological distress, aiming for lasting changes rather than symptom management. The strong therapeutic alliance cultivated in psychodynamic therapy can facilitate profound personal growth and emotional healing. This said, its time-intensive nature and emphasis on insight over immediate symptom relief may not suit everyone, and success can depend heavily on the quality of the therapist-client relationship.

The timeframe for seeing results in psychodynamic therapy can vary greatly depending on individual factors such as the nature of the issues being addressed, the depth of insight sought, and the client’s level of commitment and readiness for change. While some individuals may experience improvements in symptoms relatively quickly, others may require longer-term therapy to achieve deeper, lasting changes. Generally, psychodynamic therapy is considered a longer-term approach as it involves exploring unconscious processes, early life experiences, and patterns of behavior that may require time to fully understand and integrate.

Psychodynamic therapy can be effectively combined with other therapeutic approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based techniques, or dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). This integrative approach allows therapists to tailor treatment to the individual needs of clients, drawing on the strengths of each approach to address a wider range of concerns and promote holistic healing.

Our Clients’ Growth Stories

Blooming Insights:
The Latest from the Wildflower Blog 

We believe that knowledge and learning are key aspects of helping you to grow and thrive on your mental health journey. Stay updated with our latest articles on emotional well-being, perinatal mental health, sexuality, and more on our blog. 

Blossom Into Your Best Self with Wildflower

Work with Wildflower to cultivate emotional strength and clarity. With expert support and a deeply personal touch, let’s nurture your growth and well-being. Ready to bloom? We’re here to guide you.