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Psychoanalysis is a therapeutic approach developed by Sigmund Freud, focusing on exploring the unconscious mind, childhood experiences, and defence mechanisms to understand and alleviate psychological symptoms and conflicts. If you are looking for a practitioner experienced in psychoanalysis, It's Complicated has the perfect match for you, available online and in-person. Because life is complicated, but finding a therapist shouldn't be.

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The connection and therapeutic alliance to one's therapist is the most important factor for a successful outcome. Our in-house psychologists will help you find the right match based on your individual background and needs.Our psychologists, psychotherapists, and counsellors offer therapy in English, German, and more than 90 other languages. They are available to meet you online or in person and can help you with depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, and more.It's Complicated is built and owned by therapists. Since starting in Berlin 2019 we have grown organically into an international platform with local therapist communities in cities such as Berlin, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Lisbon, London, and New York.

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Find a therapist, psychologist, counsellor or coach based on your preferences.
Sonia Seerathun
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 2 HOURS

Sonia Seerathun

Sonia Seerathun

Psychotherapist (in-training)
Academic or educational problems • Anxiety • Crisis intervention • Depression • Grief & Loss • Psychoanalysis • Trauma Informed Care
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 2 HOURS
Academic or educational problems • Anxiety • Crisis intervention • Depression • Grief & Loss • Psychoanalysis • Trauma Informed Care
70 / session70
Vienna
In-person, Online and Text
Sophia Steger
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 2 HOURS

Sophia Steger

Sophia Steger

Klinische Psychologin
Addictions • Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) • Grief & Loss • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) • Psychoanalysis • Relationships • Sleep disorders
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 2 HOURS
Addictions • Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) • Grief & Loss • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) • Psychoanalysis • Relationships • Sleep disorders
100 / session100
Berlin
In-person and Online
Alejandra Medina
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 8 HOURS

Alejandra Medina

Alejandra Medina

Doctorate studies
Anxiety • Burnout • CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy • Depression • Grief & Loss • Psychoanalysis • Trauma
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 8 HOURS
Anxiety • Burnout • CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy • Depression • Grief & Loss • Psychoanalysis • Trauma
48 / session48
Berlin
Online only
Deborah Santarpia
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 24 HOURS

Deborah Santarpia

Deborah Santarpia

Psychologist & psychoanalyst (in-training)
Adjustment disorders • Anxiety • Depression • Psychoanalysis • Stress • Therapy for Expats • Trauma
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 24 HOURS
Adjustment disorders • Anxiety • Depression • Psychoanalysis • Stress • Therapy for Expats • Trauma
65 / session65
Freiburg im Breisgau
Online only
Olena Khrystych
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 12 HOURS

Olena Khrystych

Olena Khrystych

Psychotherapist & Psychoanalyst
Anger • Anxiety • Depression • Psychoanalysis • Relationships • Self-confidence • Trauma
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 12 HOURS
Anger • Anxiety • Depression • Psychoanalysis • Relationships • Self-confidence • Trauma
60 / session60
Vienna
Online only
Natalia
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 2 HOURS

Natalia

Natalia

Psychoanalyst in Kyiv
Clinical psychology • Depression • Family therapy • Psychoanalysis • Psychodynamic therapy • Psychotherapy • Therapists for Ukraine
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 2 HOURS
Clinical psychology • Depression • Family therapy • Psychoanalysis • Psychodynamic therapy • Psychotherapy • Therapists for Ukraine
70 / session70
Kyiv
Online only
Maja Dekic Djelic
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 4 HOURS

Maja Dekic Djelic

Maja Dekic Djelic

Psychoanalytic therapist, Group Analyst, Heilpraktiker für Psychotherapie
Anxiety • Couples therapy • Depression • Grief & Loss • Group therapy • Psychoanalysis • Relationships
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 4 HOURS
Anxiety • Couples therapy • Depression • Grief & Loss • Group therapy • Psychoanalysis • Relationships
100 / session100
Berlin
In-person and Online
Fernanda Rios
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 24 HOURS

Fernanda Rios

Fernanda Rios

Psychoanalyst
Lacanian Psychoanalysis • LGBTQI • Online therapy • Psychoanalysis • Psychodynamic therapy
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 24 HOURS
Lacanian Psychoanalysis • LGBTQI • Online therapy • Psychoanalysis • Psychodynamic therapy
80 / session80
Berlin
Online only
Julieta Fiorentino
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 8 HOURS

Julieta Fiorentino

Julieta Fiorentino

Clinical psychologist
Anxiety • Burnout • Depression • Gender identity • Panic attacks • Psychoanalysis • Trauma
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 8 HOURS
Anxiety • Burnout • Depression • Gender identity • Panic attacks • Psychoanalysis • Trauma
90 / session90
Berlin
In-person and Online
Ednei Soares
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 4 HOURS

Ednei Soares

Ednei Soares

Psychoanalyst and Psychotherapist
Addictions • Anxiety • Depression • Psychoanalysis • Psychodynamic therapy • Relationships • Stress
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 4 HOURS
Addictions • Anxiety • Depression • Psychoanalysis • Psychodynamic therapy • Relationships • Stress
65 / session65
Spanbroek
Online only
Nicolás Lorenzini
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 24 HOURS

Nicolás Lorenzini

Nicolás Lorenzini

Psychoanalyst, Psychotherapist, Doctor in Psychology
Adolescent • Anxiety • Attachment • Depression • Psychoanalysis • Supervision for therapists
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 24 HOURS
Adolescent • Anxiety • Attachment • Depression • Psychoanalysis • Supervision for therapists
150 / session150
Berlin
In-person and Online
Sonia M. Ferreira
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 8 HOURS

Sonia M. Ferreira

Sonia M. Ferreira

Clinical Psychologist
Adjustment disorders • Anxiety • Psychoanalysis • Relationships • Sexual abuse • Trauma
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 8 HOURS
Adjustment disorders • Anxiety • Psychoanalysis • Relationships • Sexual abuse • Trauma
70 / session70
Belo Horizonte
Online only
Matija Pajer
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 4 HOURS

Matija Pajer

Matija Pajer

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist
Anxiety • Borderline personality disorder • Depression • Personality disorders • Psychoanalysis • Trauma
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 4 HOURS
Anxiety • Borderline personality disorder • Depression • Personality disorders • Psychoanalysis • Trauma
60 / session60
Ljubljana
In-person and Online
Ana Schmidt
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 12 HOURS

Ana Schmidt

Ana Schmidt

Psychologist & Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist (in-training)
Depression • LGBTQI • Psychoanalysis • Psychodynamic therapy • Relationships • Sexuality • Trauma
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 12 HOURS
Depression • LGBTQI • Psychoanalysis • Psychodynamic therapy • Relationships • Sexuality • Trauma
70 / session70
Ljubljana
In-person and Online
Dorothea Hyneck
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 24 HOURS

Dorothea Hyneck

Dorothea Hyneck

Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist
Anxiety • Depression • Female empowerment • Personal development • Psychoanalysis • Transitions • Trauma
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 24 HOURS
Anxiety • Depression • Female empowerment • Personal development • Psychoanalysis • Transitions • Trauma
70 / session70
Milan
In-person and Online
Silan Derin
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 8 HOURS

Silan Derin

Silan Derin

Psychotherapist
Clinical psychology • Couples therapy • Crisis intervention • Depression • Hypnotherapy • Psychoanalysis • Trauma
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 8 HOURS
Clinical psychology • Couples therapy • Crisis intervention • Depression • Hypnotherapy • Psychoanalysis • Trauma
90 / session90
Berlin
Online only
Debora Dickel
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 4 HOURS

Debora Dickel

Debora Dickel

Psychologist and Psychoanalyst [PT/EN]
Anxiety • Depression • Grief & Loss • Parenthood • Personal development • Psychoanalysis
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 4 HOURS
Anxiety • Depression • Grief & Loss • Parenthood • Personal development • Psychoanalysis
70 / session70
Brasília
Online only
Karina
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 8 HOURS

Karina

Karina

MSc Psychologist
Anxiety • Attachment • Burnout • Grief & Loss • Psychoanalysis • Relationships • Self-confidence
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 8 HOURS
Anxiety • Attachment • Burnout • Grief & Loss • Psychoanalysis • Relationships • Self-confidence
65 / session65
Kyiv
Online only
Maria
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 2 HOURS

Maria

Maria

Clinical Psychologist & Psychotherapist in-training
Anxiety • Attachment • Chronic Illness • Online therapy • Psychoanalysis • Psychodynamic therapy • Trauma
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 2 HOURS
Anxiety • Attachment • Chronic Illness • Online therapy • Psychoanalysis • Psychodynamic therapy • Trauma
50 / session50
Kifisia
In-person and Online
Leon Brenner
USUALLY RESPONDS AFTER 24 HOURS

Leon Brenner

Leon Brenner

Lacanian Psychoanalyst
Anxiety • Autism spectrum • Depression • Grief & Loss • Lacanian Psychoanalysis • Psychoanalysis • Sexuality
USUALLY RESPONDS AFTER 24 HOURS
Anxiety • Autism spectrum • Depression • Grief & Loss • Lacanian Psychoanalysis • Psychoanalysis • Sexuality
100 / session100
Berlin
In-person and Online
Vanessa Kranić
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 2 HOURS

Vanessa Kranić

Vanessa Kranić

Psychotherapist & Psychoanalyst in training under supervision
Anxiety • Depression • Grief & Loss • Personality disorders • Psychoanalysis • PTSD • Trauma
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 2 HOURS
Anxiety • Depression • Grief & Loss • Personality disorders • Psychoanalysis • PTSD • Trauma
70 / session70
Vienna
Online only
Roderick Cameron
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 12 HOURS

Roderick Cameron

Roderick Cameron

Psychoanalyst and Psychotherapist
Anxiety • Borderline personality disorder • Psychoanalysis • Psychodynamic therapy • Spiritual crisis • Therapists for Ukraine
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 12 HOURS
Anxiety • Borderline personality disorder • Psychoanalysis • Psychodynamic therapy • Spiritual crisis • Therapists for Ukraine
70 / session70
Nicosia
Online only
Michaela Wünsch
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 8 HOURS

Michaela Wünsch

Michaela Wünsch

Lacanian psychoanalyst
Academic or educational problems • Lacanian Psychoanalysis • LGBTQI • Online therapy • Psychoanalysis • Self-confidence • Therapy for Expats
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 8 HOURS
Academic or educational problems • Lacanian Psychoanalysis • LGBTQI • Online therapy • Psychoanalysis • Self-confidence • Therapy for Expats
60 / session60
Berlin
In-person and Online
Oscar Revolledo
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 24 HOURS

Oscar Revolledo

Oscar Revolledo

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist
Addictions • Anxiety • Coaching • Online therapy • Psychoanalysis • Therapy for Expats • Trauma
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 24 HOURS
Addictions • Anxiety • Coaching • Online therapy • Psychoanalysis • Therapy for Expats • Trauma
£80 / session80
Cambridge
In-person and Online
Vera
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 4 HOURS

Vera

Vera

M.A Psychotherapy Sciences, Psychotherapist (i.A.u.S)
Adjustment disorders • Anxiety • Depression • Grief & Loss • Psychoanalysis • Transgenerational • Trauma
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 4 HOURS
Adjustment disorders • Anxiety • Depression • Grief & Loss • Psychoanalysis • Transgenerational • Trauma
60 / session60
Guatemala City
Online only

About It's Complicated

In 2019, two therapists set out to tackle a complicated problem.

The psychiatrist Carl Jung once wrote that, “Nobody, as long as he moves about among the chaotic currents of life, is without trouble”. One does not have to be a therapist, though, to realize that life is complicated. But finding the right therapist, who you can build a strong relationship with, shouldn’t have to be. This is the founding principle of It’s Complicated.Since our start, we've helped over 23,000 clients and counting, offering thousands of free crisis support hours, and built thriving therapy communities in Berlin, Amsterdam, London, Munich, and Athens.

Learn more about therapists practicing Psychoanalysis

Psychoanalysis and its applications

Psychoanalysis, a foundational therapeutic approach developed by Sigmund Freud, seeks to explore the unconscious elements of the human psyche, including desires, conflicts, and motivations. It involves in-depth exploration led by skilled professionals, guiding individuals through an introspective journey. At It's Complicated, our team of psychoanalysts specialises in helping clients navigate their inner world and personal narratives. Through collaborative dialogue, we facilitate the uncovering of hidden patterns, unresolved conflicts, and latent potentials, fostering psychological growth and integration.

 

How psychoanalysis works

In psychoanalysis, you would explore different aspects of your external and internal life and how those might relate to your symptoms. Based on the psychoanalytic theory, the symptom (e.g., depression, panic attacks) is a sign that there is something that is not working in the psyche and/or life of an individual. In the session, you will be asked to speak freely about whatever comes to your mind, without any censorship (free association). The psychoanalyst will ask a lot of questions to help with reflection and understanding. An analyst will also give interpretations, which is their understanding of the client’s (analysand's) material. Depending on the agreement between the analyst and the analysand, the frequency of sessions is from one to five times a week, either sitting face-to-face or laying on the couch. The goal of the treatment is to gain a better and deeper understanding of oneself and to live more freely and in line with one's true self. Since we are very complex beings, such exploration can be lengthy, so in contrast to some shorter therapies which might last for a couple of months, psychoanalytic treatments usually last in years. However, research shows that in the long run, psychoanalysis and its related psychodynamic treatments have longer-lasting effects on overall health and functioning.

 

Is psychoanalysis right for you?

Psychoanalysis offers a comprehensive approach to self-exploration and personal growth, particularly suited for those seeking deeper insights into their psyche. Whether grappling with unresolved issues from the past, experiencing emotional difficulties, or seeking to understand oneself better, psychoanalysis provides a framework for inner exploration and psychological integration. If you're drawn to understanding the complexities of your mind and emotions, psychoanalysis may offer valuable insights and transformative possibilities. Reach out to an experienced psychoanalyst from the It's Complicated community now.

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