If you are looking for a therapist, I assume it's because you are unhappy with some part of yourself: your life, your career, or your relationships. The unhappiness can take many forms. You may feel depressed, or scared, or worried, or guilty,or angry, or ashamed. My forte is psychodynamic psychotherapy, which assumes that beneath the feelings that you are aware of, there is a network of other conflicting feelings operating out of your control. In dynamic psychotherapy, our goal will be to help you understand those deeper feelings, see how they are interfering with your well-being, and to help you change them.
It's hard work. You're not aware of those deeper feelings because you don't want to be. They're deeply painful and easier to just ignore. But to really master them, you have to know them. In my experience, dynamic therapy is an approach to making deep character changes that really works.
A bit of advice. Don't interview just one therapist. Request evaluation interviews with several of them. Ultimately, you'll get a sense of who will be best for you. If you can't be sure, go with the person you feel most comfortable talking to. Good luck in your search!
Call or Email Sydney E Pulver for a free phone consultation now - (215) 987-4807


  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Year Graduated: 1953
  • License No. and State: MD004464E Pennsylvania


  • Avg Cost (per session): $200


  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Anxiety


  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Eclectic
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational


  • Individuals
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2015
Sydney E Pulver, MD, Psychiatrist in Philadelphia

Sydney E Pulver

Psychiatrist, MD