"[If] society is in danger, it is not because of man's aggressiveness but because of the repression of personal aggressiveness in individuals."

— Donald Winnicott

"Aggression in Relation to Emotional Development" 1950 

- Matthew Paymar


Email: matthew@core-psychotherapy.com
Phone: 612-293-9332
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Primary Office

Core Psychotherapy
2012 Bryant Avenue South, Ste 2
Minneapolis, MN 55405

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My approach to therapy is informed primarily by psychodynamic principles. The emphasis is on creating a safe, supportive environment in which to explore and develop insights into underlying feelings and thoughts. Together we will uncover deeply held assumptions that, although may have been useful at one time, today reinforce ways of coping in the world that are no longer effective or relevant. Through guidance in therapy, a person learns that there are a range of options for solving problems that previously were unknown, felt out of reach, or were avoided due to an internal conflict.

Over time, old patterns of thinking and behavior become more easily recognizable, the consequences of those patterns well known, the meanings of the repetitions understood, the anxieties about change managed, and the exciting new possibilities of being in the world are played with, practiced, and lived.

Ultimately, the primary goal of therapy is to develop the courage to function more independently and confidently in all aspects of life.

Professional Credentials & Education

University of Minnesota
  • MA
5 Years

General Information

  • Aetna
  • BlueCross and/or BlueShield
  • Health Partners
  • Medica
  • Medicaid
  • Out of Network
United Behavioral Health (UBH), Preferred One, UCare, Magellan

Client Focus

  • Depression
  • Anxiety or Fears
  • Gay / Lesbian Issues
  • Anxiety or Fears
  • Children or Adolescents
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Gay/Lesbian Issues
  • Gender/Sexual Identity/Sexual Orientation Concerns
  • Loss or Grief
  • Obsessive/Compulsive Disorders
  • Parenting
  • Personality Disorders
  • Relationship Issues
  • Substance Abuse