Dissociative Disorders (DID) Therapists in St John's, NL

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Tracey Sexton Chapman
Counsellor, MEd, CCC, ND
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you struggling in this crazy world? Do you feel anxious, sad, frustrated, angry, overwhelmed, and/or tired of it all? Do you feel lost and alone, that no one understands you, that you are fighting your struggles alone? Is it difficult to muster the motivation and energy to do things that you once enjoyed? Are you constantly embroiled in conflict with others? Do you wish things were better, that you felt better, that the pain, sadness, and conflict would go away and be replaced with happiness, peace, contentment, and joy?
(709) 702-6225
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St John's, NL A1B
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Dara Counselling and Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
Trauma occurs many ways – abuse, accidents, divorce, death and it can suck the life right out of you. Maybe you’ve had sleepless nights and restless mornings and it does not feel worth it to get out of bed. Maybe you've thought of harming yourself or possibly had suicidal thoughts. Trauma can affect all parts of your life; your relationships, your ability to work, your ability to feel safe and happy. Sometimes you feel like all is well and that you have dealt with it. You feel fine and 6 months later it feels like it just happened, It is possible to get your life back. Reach out, I can help.
(709) 400-9899
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St John's, NL A1C
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Ellie Jones
Counsellor, MEd, CCC, CCTP-II
Verified
Verified
Sometimes life leaves us stuck and wondering how to move forward. Our pasts influence present experiences in so many different ways, and the answers to the challenges we face often lie within. You might be looking to process a specific event or maybe you have patterns in your relationships and want to change how you connect with the world around you. No matter what your reason for coming to therapy, we will figure out how to move forward together toward your goals.
(709) 702-6205
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St John's, NL A1B
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Yvette Goodland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I enjoy supporting clients who are dealing with anxiety, depression, grief and trauma. Clients who are interested in gaining personal insight into their thoughts, feelings and behaviors are in a great position to learn about new tools and skills that will help them in their journey to wellness.
(613) 408-0217
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St John's, NL A1B
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Journeys Counseling Services Inc.
Counsellor, BED, BSPED, MEd, CCC
Verified
Verified
Reaching out for support is sometimes the most difficult thing to do. We don't know what kind of support we need or sometimes what is weighing us down so much until we begin to work through our life's past/present experiences . If you are working through anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, PTSD, addictions, and/or conflict, I can help. My clients present a wide range of emotional and personal problems, from life crisis and bereavement to ADHD, from anxiety and obsessive-compulsiveness to depression.I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), which is a proven effective treatment for trauma.
(709) 200-0038
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St John's, NL A1B
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Strength Counselling Services
Counsellor, MEd, RCC, CCC, RSW, RP
Verified
Verified
NOTE: We provide only online counselling at this time. We are a highly diverse team of counsellors with decades of experience treating nearly any mental health issue. We offer a holistic approach to healing focusing on mental, emotional, spiritual & physical health. We serve individuals, couples, families and groups. If our clients are not completely satisfied, we are committed to providing a change of counsellor on our team, or a referral to a counsellor outside of our agency.
(709) 300-1240
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St John's, NL A1C
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C.L. Whole You Foundation
Counsellor, MA
Verified
Verified
Are you living an abundant life? Do you wake up feeling light, optimistic, and ready for your day? Ask yourself these questions and answer them in your mind or out loud. If you are at a crossroad needing a boost to take you to the next step or maybe you are evaluating where you are in life and where you want to go. Life is filled with many twists and turns, sometimes we get caught in the middle or completely off guard. Nonetheless, If you are breathing, you can take small simple steps to make the changes that you desire to see. I believe in the power of the human spirit, do you? Your journey starts the moment you think about it.
(709) 300-1325
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St John's, NL A1E
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Anna McCully
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW, BSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My practice is compassionate, dedicated to seeing you in your complexity, and flexible. I enjoy developing genuine relationships built on care, openness and respect and will work with you to create a therapy that fits your values and preferences.
(709) 500-2618
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St John's, NL A1C
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Brenna McClintock
Counsellor, BSc, MA, MC, CCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I understand the importance of being able to be present and grounded in our interactions with our children. I work with moms and birthing people to process through feelings of anxiety, depression, panic, dissociation, postpartum mood disorders, problematic coping strategies, birth trauma, grief and loss and other experiences that might impact their interactions with their children. I can safely support you in processing these concerns when you are considering pregnancy, throughout your pregnancy, and when you are caring for your children. I also work with babies to resolve birth trauma and trauma from other adverse baby experiences.
(709) 700-3137
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St John's, NL A1E
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Emma Chafe
Counsellor, MCAT, CCC, RMT
Verified
Verified
If you're feeling lost, exhausted, overwhelmed, trapped in a limiting pattern, or if you're dealing with an experience that you know, or are coming to realize, has been a trauma for you - there is a way to move forward. I help folks develop the insight and skills to act from choice rather than from habit, defense, or survival. Life can be uniquely challenging when you have experiences that are atypical, however that difference shows up. The right support for your mental health is going to be just as unique. I work with people to find a balance that enables them to be in choice and invest themselves towards their goals. ​ ​
(709) 700-3774
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St John's, NL A1C
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Catherine Phinney
Counsellor, MA, MACP, CCC, RCT-C
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
One of the consequences of stress is re-experiencing it in the mind and body, leaving us depleted and disconnected from life. Intense reactions can be confusing and distressing. Making sense of our experiences, putting them in perspective, and changing unhelpful ways of thinking, behaving, and coping increases our resilience. I welcome individuals from all walks of life and have a particular interest in survivors of sexual violence and exploitation; first responders, frontline workers, military, veterans and their families; survivors of adverse childhood experiences; workplace stress and life transitions; and older adults.
(782) 312-0150
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St John's, NL A1A
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Simon Sherry
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Sherry is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Dalhousie University. He has published 130 journal articles, delivered 245 scientific presentations and earned $2.5 million in grant funds. In 2018, Dr. Sherry and his wife founded CRUX Psychology, a team of 8 Ph.D.-level psychologists. We provide high-quality individual therapy, couples therapy and assessment. We use scientifically tested therapies and assessments. And each service is tailored to your preferences, values and goals, and delivered with exceptional care and warmth. By merging compassion with science, we help you get the results you want.
(902) 904-5582
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St John's, NL A1C
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Dynamic Change Counselling & Consulting Services
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
Tony Black is a Registered Social Worker who has worked in the field of Addictions and Mental Health for 25 years. Tony has developed expertise in working with individuals around issues of housing, life redevelopment and overcoming barriers in the justice system. He has worked with youth and adults living with substance use issues, mental health diagnoses, PTSD and other emotional issues. Tony is a gay, black, cis-gendered man who provides services to individuals seeking to explore how issue related to their identities impact their mental and emotional health and also to all those seeking to address their histories of trauma.
(647) 699-0663
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St John's, NL A1E
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Oakwood Counselling - Ali Burke MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
If the effects of depression, anxiety, trauma, stress or relationship difficulties have become overwhelming, therapy can help. I am a seasoned therapist with over 14 years experience working with individuals, families and couples. My primary focus is providing you with a safe, confidential and validating space to explore and make sense of what is getting in the way of your wellness, as well as providing concrete tools and strategies that will help you to increase your resilience and move forward in the direction you choose. We will work together to determine which therapeutic interventions are the best fit for you.
(519) 803-6999
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St John's, NL A1A
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Jenni M MacPherson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
I love the work that I am able to undertake as a clinical social worker. It is my priority to facilitate the goals of my clients in a warm and trusting therapeutic relationship, acknowledging that each person has their own story, requiring personal attention tailored to their needs. I provide both individual and group counselling in the areas of mental health, addictions, concurrent disorders and trauma.
(709) 400-2819
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St John's, NL A1A
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Dela Lubin - Counselling And Consulting Services
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MPS
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Are you struggling with the daily pressures of life? Do you find yourself inundated by thoughts and emotions which overwhelm and control your life in unhealthy ways? My name is Dela and I'm a Registered Psychotherapist with a passion for helping individuals like yourself learn how to regain balance by taking control of destructive thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. This includes working with individuals with a history of childhood neglect, abuse and trauma, marriage and family problems, and psychological issues including anxiety, mood, and personality disorders.
(226) 407-9163
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St John's, NL A1B
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Online Therapists

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Dr. Todd Z Adamowich
Registered Social Worker, MSW, PhD, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe that the journey of psychotherapy is a relational one. I strive to help people discover their abilities to better connect with people in their lives as they move forward in their healing journey. I have 20 years of experience working in the mental health field in various capacities, including children, youth and adults. I currently teach and research at the University of Windsor and am adjunct faculty for the Kings University College, in addition to my practice.
(855) 980-2252
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Bell Island, NL A0A
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Strength Counselling Services
Counsellor, MEd, RCC, CCC, RSW, RP
Verified
Verified
NOTE: We provide only online counselling at this time. We are a highly diverse team of counsellors with decades of experience treating nearly any mental health issue. We offer a holistic approach to healing focusing on mental, emotional, spiritual & physical health. We serve individuals, couples, families and groups. If our clients are not completely satisfied, we are committed to providing a change of counsellor on our team, or a referral to a counsellor outside of our agency.
(709) 757-0153
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Bonavista, NL A0C
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Michelle Mailhiot
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a Registered Psychotherapist who serves all of Canada (except Quebec). I work with individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, adults and children diagnosed with ADHD, as well as family and couples therapy. Understanding the barriers in a person’s life, and previous trauma, can help identify present day triggers and daily struggles. The goal of therapy would be to work collaboratively, using a psychotherapy framework, to identify the cause of the struggles and work towards understanding and reducing symptoms affecting your daily life.
(709) 501-5018
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Tors Cove, NL A0A
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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.