Psychotherapy: Psychodynamic, Cognitive, and Somatic Approaches

Emotional problems can lead to significant psychological distress and interfere with living your life happily. You may feel anxious, depressed, have problems concentrating or relating to others.

Psychotherapy can not only provide symptom relief and help you regain better control of your life, it can further aid in achieving a deeper understanding of yourself by identifying long-standing patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving. These patterns might be so habitual, ingrained, and repetitive that they limit your choices and possibilities in life.

The majority of our therapists at SYNC work from a primarily psychodynamic perspective. Psychoanalysis/Psychodynamics are open-ended approaches that emphasize self-understanding. Our clinicians also use perspectives from Trauma Informed Theory and Treatment, Attachment Theory,  Emotion-Focused (EFT) Transference Focused (TFP) and Internal Family Systems approaches. Many of our clinicians are also trained in skill-based approaches as well and integrate dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and Somatic Techniques (Somatic Experiencing, Body Psychotherapy, EMDR, Movement Analysis, Yoga, Vagal-Nerve Therapy).

Through listening deeply, exploring, and reflecting, these-often unformulated and unconscious-patterns can be experienced and thought about.  Through an integrated approach of talking, reflecting, and body-mind/mindfulness, you will learn to better listen to:

Psychotherapy will re-mobilize your energy, help you become more active in making conscious choices and decisions, and be an agent in your own life. It will allow more room for creativity and play, for momentum and meaning.

With over twenty years of experience in the private and public sectors (including consulting for TV shows, and international presentations and workshops), Dr. Birklein and the team at SYNC PSYCH offer a full range of psychological services tailored to your needs. They also collaborate with pharmacologists on a case-by-case basis.

Our clinicians speak English, French, Spanish, Polish, Farsi, German.

SYNC PSYCH offers psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, counseling, and creative arts to individuals and couples struggling with:

How to Get Started

Get started today by scheduling an appointment. The first 1-3 sessions serve as consultations. This is an opportunity to talk about what you would like to work on, and what you expect from treatment. We will discuss how I may be of help to you, and see if we are a good “match” for ongoing treatment.


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For speaking engagements and workshops about trauma, depression, body and movement and nonverbal communication, please contact Dr. Birklein at