Dissociative Disorders (DID) Therapists in Southwest Calgary, Calgary, AB

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Rea Kowal
Psychologist, RN, R Psych
Verified
Verified
Contextual forces of family, community, historical events, and trauma shape the brain from conception through the lifespan. Less than optimal circumstances can lead to a compromised nervous system and the formation of maladaptive patterns in the brain and body. As a result, you may suffer from symptoms of anxiety, depression, PTSD, poor emotional regulation, difficulty in relationships, addictions, dissociation; and even autoimmune disorders or physical symptoms that cannot be explained medically. If you want to heal stuck patterns, live authentically with more joy and less fear, and have better relationships, I can help!
(855) 622-3617
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Southwest Calgary
Calgary, AB T2R
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Rissa Neufeld
Counsellor, MSc, RCC, CCC, CT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Negative life experiences not only affect a person individually, but relationally as well. Survivors can begin to experience issues with trust, communication and closeness that often create a pattern of distancing in order to avoid conflict. From my years of training and experience, both personally and professionally, I believe in the power of reconnecting with the self and others to heal.
(844) 472-5473
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Southwest Calgary
Calgary, AB T2T
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Insight Psychological - Calgary
Psychologist
Verified
Verified
At Insight, our intake team will help you to choose the right therapist based on their areas of specialty, personality, availability and therapy methods. Your therapist will work in partnership with you to determine the most effective method of therapy, and depending on your concern, together you’ll come up with a plan that makes sense for you. If you’re a very solution focused problem solver, then you might be happy with a short-term goal for therapy. If you like to talk more and really investigate your problems, then a more traditional therapeutic approach may be the best fit.
(587) 850-2896
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Southwest Calgary
Calgary, AB T2T
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Resilience Counselling and Consulting
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
From the outside, it looks like you have it together; on the inside you’re struggling and feeling like this is not the life you signed up for. You may be fed up with feeling weighed down by your past, feeling controlled by your emotions, or feeling like anxiety and depression are constant companions. You might not even remember a time when it didn’t feel this way. One thing is for sure, you’re ready for some relief. You’re ready to wake up each morning feeling like you've got this. You’re ready to feel good about yourself. Most of all you’re ready to put the past behind you and start living life on your terms. I can help you.
(587) 840-6182
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Southwest Calgary
Calgary, AB T2P
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True North Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
Accepting new clients! It's not just the certifications on the wall, a stuffy office or a fancy suit that make a great therapist but one that understands and respects the needs of the individual first. My priority is making sure you feel comfortable so I can assist you with the challenges you are facing. I use different therapeutic interventions based on the tailored treatment plan I design for you. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, substance abuse or other concerns, please reach out to see if I am the right fit for you!
(825) 797-0574
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Southwest Calgary
Calgary, AB T2X
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Can't We Just Get Along Counselling Inc.
Psychologist, MSc, R, Psych, RMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello, my name is Melody Evans when problems occur in our lives it can cause extreme stress and disruption. Maybe you have had trouble sleeping, or are too distracted to go to work. Perhaps you are just overwhelmed with everyone and everything. My work as a psychologist enables me to provide a comfortable place where; through therapeutic conversations, people can discover solutions to their problems.
(855) 808-2713
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Southwest Calgary
Calgary, AB T2S
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Not accepting new clients
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Jaime Norum-Boyd
Psychologist, MSc
Verified
Verified
I use a client-centered, integrative, and trauma-informed approach in my practice. I believe in a wholistic healing process that embraces understanding and attending to the stories that our cognitions, emotions, and bodies are telling us in the context of our day to day lives. Overwhelming, difficult, or traumatic experiences can keep us suffering with symptoms and patterns of living that no longer serve us. Through gently paced mind and body interventions, we can begin to discover new pathways for lasting change by developing more internal and external experiences of safety, presence, wisdom, and strength.
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Southwest Calgary
Calgary, AB T2X
Not accepting new clients
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Elizabeth A. Mannas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RCSW
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
As a Registered Clinical Social Worker, I offer a safe place for you to address difficulties with emotions, thoughts and behaviours. I can assist with concerns you may have such as anxiety, relationship conflicts, addiction, phobias, depression, grief and loss as well as post-traumatic stress disorder. I have been working in the field of helping since 2006 and have experience working with a diverse group of clients. I work with individuals as well as I provide couples therapy. I have worked extensively with first responders and am an approved provider with VAC and RCMP.
(587) 812-8550
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Southwest Calgary
Calgary, AB T2T
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Joanne Ginter
Psychologist, MA
Verified
Verified
I have been a registered psychologist for nearly 40 years. I have been part of the healing journeys for individuals of all ages (child to seniors), couples and families. I don't know if I have an ideal client other than someone who is open to sharing the story of their life and developing resiliency in some way. With children and youth, they have a special place given their vulnerability and yet wonderful creativity.
(587) 847-3091
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Southwest Calgary
Calgary, AB T2P
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Lauren Hutchings
Counsellor, CCC, TITC-CT, EMDR
Verified
Verified
I acknowledge that the path to healing can be, at the best of times, uncomfortable and commend your courage in taking the first step. I believe that by getting to know our inner conflict through the willingness and permission to let it bubble to the surface, the emotions that once hindered us may become the same emotions that set us free.
(587) 803-1137
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Southwest Calgary
Calgary, AB T2S
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Katie Hilchey
Psychologist, MA, R Psych
Verified
Verified
Do you feel overwhelmed by your thoughts and feelings? Are you stuck repeating old relationship patterns and feel frustrated with your attempts to break these cycles? Does your inner voice drown you in self-criticism, and despite trying positive thinking you don't really believe it deep down? You are not alone in these feelings and it is possible for you to discover new ways to connect with yourself and others, to heal your deepest wounds, and finally feel confident to manage your overwhelming mental chatter and emotional reactions. It is possible achieve the inner peace you seek.
(587) 209-5032
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Southwest Calgary
Calgary, AB T3H
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Victoria Russell
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MA, CCC, MACP, ProvPsy
Verified
Verified
My ideal client is someone who acknowledges that their life is in need of some changes. Someone who continues to make the same mistakes over due to not having any other coping mechanisms. Someone who is eager to explore their negative habits and life patterns- and someone who is willing to share/reflect on their struggles with me. My ideal client is someone who is looking for healthy coping strategies and is willing to put in the work! It is not easy- but it will be worth it, I promise you that. You are worth it!
(833) 878-9040
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Southwest Calgary
Calgary, AB T2T
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Michelle Dubiel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Evening and weekend appointments available! Everyone has a story. Together, we will work to uncover your strengths, unpack negative self-talk, and learn effective strategies. My work is rooted in rewriting your story in moving towards growth and healing. I specialize working in the areas of anxiety, depression, body image, and trauma.
(226) 781-3893
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Southwest Calgary
Calgary, AB T2R
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Norm Wellington
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych, RFM, RPCA
Verified
Verified
My practice, over the years, has become more and more attuned to problems of conflict and issues of violence. As a trained child psychologist, I have seen first hand the raw damage an emotional injury continues to create. As a clinician, it has not been unusual for me to see the same sorts of trauma: yet locked away in one's memory, living on in current behaviour. This is what conflict can do. The issues just seem to keep on repeating themselves, inevitably with the same unfortunate outcomes. (My role sometimes is the Life Coach who becomes a personal guide.)
(403) 800-1150
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Southwest Calgary
Calgary, AB T2R
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Chris Graham
Psychologist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe that our ability to create meaningful connections with ourselves and those around us is central to our wellbeing. I look forward to connecting with you to support you in further embedding wellbeing in your life. I aim to provide a safer environment where you can explore yourself and your struggles and am here to support you in creating the life that you want. As a Registered Psychologist, I am committed to ongoing training, using the latest research, and creating the meaningful therapeutic relationship necessary to support you in navigating your way toward the life you deserve.
(587) 327-9682
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Southwest Calgary
Calgary, AB T2T
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Mirjam Codirenzi
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Welcome! I am passionate about supporting you to create more experiences of personal freedom and empowerment in your life. Together we will connect with what is alive for you in the moment, and use various approaches to move towards your goals. This journey may take us into your shadows or wounds to unburden them, releasing what is no longer healthy for you, and connecting with things that bring you peace, joy, and a sense of curiosity in your life.
(587) 603-8086
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Southwest Calgary
Calgary, AB T2G
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Janet Mackenzie
Psychologist, MSc, R, PSYCH
Verified
Verified
I believe in personalizing and customizing treatments plans to meet the needs of the individual client, rather than trying to fit all clients into one or two psychotherapy modes. I work in partnership with clients to assist them in prioritizing and exploring their issues, in a safe, positive, environment. Treatment plans are flexible, evolving with the needs of the individual person. Appointment times and dates are also very flexible, with evening appointments available as needed.
(403) 242-8286
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Southwest Calgary
Calgary, AB T3C
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Tanor Bonin
Registered Provisional Psychologist
Verified
Verified
My approach to therapy is encouraging, attentive, and affirming. I provide a strong protective presence to enable others to safely contact the vulnerable parts of themselves. In this secure environment my goal is to help you detect patterns in your thinking, feeling, and dreaming. Brought into connection with everyday life, these insights are applied directly to the concrete solution of problems and the formulation and attainment of personal goals. This approach is best suited for those with a curiosity about their inner life and a desire to overcome challenges in their everyday and private worlds.
(825) 250-3354
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Southwest Calgary
Calgary, AB T2P
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Clearbridge
Counsellor, CCC, MC, PMP, CPHR
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Compassion, non-judgement, empathy, and clarity are what you can look forward to when working with Kristin. Specializing in trauma-informed approaches like EMDR (S.A.F.E.) and Internal Family Systems (IFS), Kristin will work to support you on your journey as you become the best version of your Self—as defined by you.
(825) 606-0894
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Southwest Calgary
Calgary, AB T2T
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Teresa Lau
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA STU, BA, CPHR CA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
New Year, New You? Many people make new year resolutions, but they are so hard to keep, especially since many of us are still physically, mentally and emotionally exhausted and drained from all that we've gone through in the past two years. Ready to stop holding your breath and start breathing again? Hi, my name is Teresa, a practicum student completing my Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. I believe everyone is doing their best, given their circumstances, and it take courage to reach out for support. I applaud you for taking the first steps.
(587) 858-5152
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Southwest Calgary
Calgary, AB T2N
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Dissociative Disorders (DID) Counsellors

How does therapy for dissociative disorders work?

Dissociation may be triggered by stress or other upsetting circumstances, and therapy can address the traumatic events at the core of an individual’s dissociation. Understanding why a person may dissociate can help the therapist and the individual come up with alternative methods of coping. A person with a dissociative disorder may get stuck on negative thinking, for example, and treatment like cognitive behavioral therapy is a gold standard for breaking such thinking. And dialectical behavior therapy, for example, can help a person manage their anguish through better emotion regulation.

Which therapies are best for dissociative disorders?

Specific approaches used by professionals include cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavior, psychodynamic, schema therapies, among others. Cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavior therapies are two widely used therapies that can help individuals with painful memories and past traumas. These therapies work to integrate an individual's different identities into one person.

Are there specific medications for dissociation?

There are no specific medications prescribed for dissociative disorders. However, psychosis, depression, anxiety, and/or panic often co-occur in dissociative disorders. A psychiatrist may prescribe medications for any accompanying symptom—which may include antipsychotics like aripiprazole, antidepressants like selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or anti-anxiety drugs like benzodiazepines.

How often and how long are therapy sessions?

Like any type of therapy, sessions depend on the individual. Patients may see improvement within 15 to 20 sessions, at an average of 50 minutes per session, others may opt for 20 to 30 sessions over, perhaps, a six-month period. There are still other patients, especially those who have co-occurring conditions like depression and anxiety, who may need to continue sessions for up to 12 to 18 months.