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

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Dara Counselling and Wellness
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
St John's, NL A1C
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.
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 View (709) 400-9899
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Yvette Goodland
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1B  (Online Only)
Hello and thank you for considering me as your therapist. I am registered to practice in Newfoundland and Ontario. I offer online sessions only at this time. 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 new tools and skills that will help them in their journey to wellness. I especially enjoy working with women age 50+. It's a critical age where many women are asking themselves some very big questions. Lets explore them together.
Hello and thank you for considering me as your therapist. I am registered to practice in Newfoundland and Ontario. I offer online sessions only at this time. 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 new tools and skills that will help them in their journey to wellness. I especially enjoy working with women age 50+. It's a critical age where many women are asking themselves some very big questions. Lets explore them together.
(613) 408-0217 View (613) 408-0217
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Brenna McClintock
Counsellor, MC, MA, RP(Qua), CCC, ND
Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1E
Waitlist for new clients
I have a supportive, responsive and compassionate approach to therapy. I believe you are the expert in your own story, and my goal in therapy is to create a relationship built on trust and respect where you feel accepted and challenged to grow in new and meaningful ways. I support people in processing many kinds of concerns, including anxiety, depression, anger, panic, PTSD, developmental trauma, birth trauma and other experiences. I integrate trauma processing therapies like Brainspotting, Somatic Experiencing, EMDR, inner child, parts work and other person-centred approaches to support you in healing and working toward your goals.
I have a supportive, responsive and compassionate approach to therapy. I believe you are the expert in your own story, and my goal in therapy is to create a relationship built on trust and respect where you feel accepted and challenged to grow in new and meaningful ways. I support people in processing many kinds of concerns, including anxiety, depression, anger, panic, PTSD, developmental trauma, birth trauma and other experiences. I integrate trauma processing therapies like Brainspotting, Somatic Experiencing, EMDR, inner child, parts work and other person-centred approaches to support you in healing and working toward your goals.
(709) 700-3137 View (709) 700-3137
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Ellie Jones
Counsellor, MEd, CCC, CCTP-II
Verified
St John's, NL A1B
Waitlist for new clients
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.
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 View (709) 702-6205
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Strength Counselling Services
Counsellor, MEd, RCC, CCC, RSW, RP
Verified
St John's, NL A1C  (Online Only)
We are an online counselling agency so do not provide services in person. Strength Counselling Services has licensed, experienced therapists who use evidence-based practices, prioritize client needs, and maintain ethical standards. We offer culturally sensitive, affordable services in a supportive environment. We offer a comprehensive goals assessment, regularly assess progress, and collaborate with other professionals. We provide transparency in our fees and for thirteen years now have held a positive reputation of trust, and client success. Lastly, ensuring our clients' privacy and confidentiality are of utmost importance to us.
We are an online counselling agency so do not provide services in person. Strength Counselling Services has licensed, experienced therapists who use evidence-based practices, prioritize client needs, and maintain ethical standards. We offer culturally sensitive, affordable services in a supportive environment. We offer a comprehensive goals assessment, regularly assess progress, and collaborate with other professionals. We provide transparency in our fees and for thirteen years now have held a positive reputation of trust, and client success. Lastly, ensuring our clients' privacy and confidentiality are of utmost importance to us.
(709) 300-1240 View (709) 300-1240
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Sherri Northcott
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
St John's, NL A1B
Are you struggling with Anxiety, Depression, Substance Misuse, Trauma, including PTSD and C-PTSD, or issues related to Gender and Sexuality? Are you feeling overwhelmed and not knowing how to deal with your present situation? No one goes through life without having to overcome challenges. Whatever concern brings you to therapy, together, in an emotionally safe and non-judgmental space, we can explore the barriers that stand in the way of you feeling content and whole, and learn skills to cope and deal with concerns in your life. Approved provider for ADT/License Reinstatement for Motor Vehicle Registration - NL.
Are you struggling with Anxiety, Depression, Substance Misuse, Trauma, including PTSD and C-PTSD, or issues related to Gender and Sexuality? Are you feeling overwhelmed and not knowing how to deal with your present situation? No one goes through life without having to overcome challenges. Whatever concern brings you to therapy, together, in an emotionally safe and non-judgmental space, we can explore the barriers that stand in the way of you feeling content and whole, and learn skills to cope and deal with concerns in your life. Approved provider for ADT/License Reinstatement for Motor Vehicle Registration - NL.
(709) 700-3188 View (709) 700-3188
C.L. Whole You Foundation
Counsellor, MA
Verified
St John's, NL A1E  (Online Only)
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.
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 View (709) 300-1325
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Emma Chafe
Counsellor, MCAT, CCC, RMT
Verified
St John's, NL A1C
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. ​ ​
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 View (709) 700-3774
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Catherine Phinney
Counsellor, MA, MACP, CCC, RCT
Verified
9 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1A
Waitlist for new clients
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.
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 View (782) 312-0150
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Simon Sherry
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
St John's, NL A1C
Dr. Sherry is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Dalhousie University. He has published 160 journal articles, delivered 275 scientific presentations and earned $2.5 million in grant funds. In 2018, Dr. Sherry and his wife founded CRUX Psychology, a team of 16 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.
Dr. Sherry is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Dalhousie University. He has published 160 journal articles, delivered 275 scientific presentations and earned $2.5 million in grant funds. In 2018, Dr. Sherry and his wife founded CRUX Psychology, a team of 16 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 View (902) 904-5582
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Oakwood Counselling - Ali Burke MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1A
Waitlist for new clients
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.
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 View (519) 803-6999
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Jenni M MacPherson
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
St John's, NL A1A
Not accepting new clients
Update for April 2023: Please connect with me via email due to increased spam associated with the phone application. 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.
Update for April 2023: Please connect with me via email due to increased spam associated with the phone application. 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 View (709) 400-2819

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Strength Counselling Services
Counsellor, MEd, RCC, CCC, RSW, RP
Verified
Torbay, NL A1K
We are an online counselling agency so do not provide services in person. Strength Counselling Services has licensed, experienced therapists who use evidence-based practices, prioritize client needs, and maintain ethical standards. We offer culturally sensitive, affordable services in a supportive environment. We offer a comprehensive goals assessment, regularly assess progress, and collaborate with other professionals. We provide transparency in our fees and for thirteen years now have held a positive reputation of trust, and client success. Lastly, ensuring our clients' privacy and confidentiality are of utmost importance to us.
We are an online counselling agency so do not provide services in person. Strength Counselling Services has licensed, experienced therapists who use evidence-based practices, prioritize client needs, and maintain ethical standards. We offer culturally sensitive, affordable services in a supportive environment. We offer a comprehensive goals assessment, regularly assess progress, and collaborate with other professionals. We provide transparency in our fees and for thirteen years now have held a positive reputation of trust, and client success. Lastly, ensuring our clients' privacy and confidentiality are of utmost importance to us.
(709) 757-0153 View (709) 757-0153
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Strength Counselling Services
Counsellor, MEd, RCC, CCC, RSW, RP
Verified
Portugal Cove-St Philips, NL A1M  (Online Only)
We are an online counselling agency so do not provide services in person. Strength Counselling Services has licensed, experienced therapists who use evidence-based practices, prioritize client needs, and maintain ethical standards. We offer culturally sensitive, affordable services in a supportive environment. We offer a comprehensive goals assessment, regularly assess progress, and collaborate with other professionals. We provide transparency in our fees and for thirteen years now have held a positive reputation of trust, and client success. Lastly, ensuring our clients' privacy and confidentiality are of utmost importance to us.
We are an online counselling agency so do not provide services in person. Strength Counselling Services has licensed, experienced therapists who use evidence-based practices, prioritize client needs, and maintain ethical standards. We offer culturally sensitive, affordable services in a supportive environment. We offer a comprehensive goals assessment, regularly assess progress, and collaborate with other professionals. We provide transparency in our fees and for thirteen years now have held a positive reputation of trust, and client success. Lastly, ensuring our clients' privacy and confidentiality are of utmost importance to us.
(709) 703-4730 View (709) 703-4730
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Anna McCully
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, BSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Pearl, NL A1N
Therapy with me will be focused on building a relationship where you can share openly, explore new perspectives, and take emotional risks. I'll respect what you bring to the process and will collaborate with you to use approaches and interventions that match with your preferences, values and goals. When therapy goes well it can be a conversation that takes you to new places, emotionally and intellectually, inspiring you to make changes and see yourself, others and the world differently.
Therapy with me will be focused on building a relationship where you can share openly, explore new perspectives, and take emotional risks. I'll respect what you bring to the process and will collaborate with you to use approaches and interventions that match with your preferences, values and goals. When therapy goes well it can be a conversation that takes you to new places, emotionally and intellectually, inspiring you to make changes and see yourself, others and the world differently.
(709) 500-2618 View (709) 500-2618

Online Therapists

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Michelle Mailhiot
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Tors Cove, NL A0A  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with feelings of guilt and shame due to trauma? My speciality is to examine and work through those feelings to decrease and eliminate those feelings to increase your self-confidence. Many people feel "stuck" due to past trauma and my goal is to change that so that you are flourishing. 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. Understanding the barriers in a person’s life, and previous trauma, can help identify present day triggers and daily struggles.
Are you struggling with feelings of guilt and shame due to trauma? My speciality is to examine and work through those feelings to decrease and eliminate those feelings to increase your self-confidence. Many people feel "stuck" due to past trauma and my goal is to change that so that you are flourishing. 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. Understanding the barriers in a person’s life, and previous trauma, can help identify present day triggers and daily struggles.
(709) 501-5018 View (709) 501-5018
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Dr. Todd Z Adamowich
Registered Social Worker, MSW, PhD, RSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Bell Island, NL A0A  (Online Only)
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.
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 View (855) 980-2252
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Strength Counselling Services
Counsellor, MEd, RCC, CCC, RSW, RP
Verified
Bay Roberts, NL A0A  (Online Only)
We are an online counselling agency so do not provide services in person. Strength Counselling Services has licensed, experienced therapists who use evidence-based practices, prioritize client needs, and maintain ethical standards. We offer culturally sensitive, affordable services in a supportive environment. We offer a comprehensive goals assessment, regularly assess progress, and collaborate with other professionals. We provide transparency in our fees and for thirteen years now have held a positive reputation of trust, and client success. Lastly, ensuring our clients' privacy and confidentiality are of utmost importance to us.
We are an online counselling agency so do not provide services in person. Strength Counselling Services has licensed, experienced therapists who use evidence-based practices, prioritize client needs, and maintain ethical standards. We offer culturally sensitive, affordable services in a supportive environment. We offer a comprehensive goals assessment, regularly assess progress, and collaborate with other professionals. We provide transparency in our fees and for thirteen years now have held a positive reputation of trust, and client success. Lastly, ensuring our clients' privacy and confidentiality are of utmost importance to us.
(709) 500-2599 View (709) 500-2599

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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.