Dissociative Disorders (DID) Therapists in Ajax, ON

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Clyde Thaddeus Mason
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, BSW
Verified Verified
Ajax, ON L1S
I help transgender and 2S people recover from trauma and seek liberation. I use a body-centered approach to mental health informed by Black trans feminism. Your body contains the memory of overlapping experiences of violence and not enough safety. You carry stories of abusive relationships, religious violence, homelessness, anti-fatness, dysphoria, or misgendering. You feel anxiety, shame, or fear daily. You dissociate often and you may experience addiction or self-harm. You carry grief or suicidal feelings. You may have a parts system and you may be neurodivergent. You value an Autistic therapist who encourages unmasking.
I help transgender and 2S people recover from trauma and seek liberation. I use a body-centered approach to mental health informed by Black trans feminism. Your body contains the memory of overlapping experiences of violence and not enough safety. You carry stories of abusive relationships, religious violence, homelessness, anti-fatness, dysphoria, or misgendering. You feel anxiety, shame, or fear daily. You dissociate often and you may experience addiction or self-harm. You carry grief or suicidal feelings. You may have a parts system and you may be neurodivergent. You value an Autistic therapist who encourages unmasking.
(437) 747-6341 View (437) 747-6341
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Jocelyn Tripp
Registered Psychotherapist, MA , RP
Verified Verified
Ajax, ON L1S
I am a fully licensed Registered Psychotherapist and a member in good standing of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CPRO). I have over 10 years of experience as a therapist, both in Canada and the United States. In my work, I use a therapy called EMDR that helps people feel better and enjoy their lives more. I also use other types of therapy, like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Narrative Therapy.
I am a fully licensed Registered Psychotherapist and a member in good standing of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CPRO). I have over 10 years of experience as a therapist, both in Canada and the United States. In my work, I use a therapy called EMDR that helps people feel better and enjoy their lives more. I also use other types of therapy, like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Narrative Therapy.
(289) 423-7955 View (289) 423-7955
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Magishaa Thiyagarajah
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MACP, BSc
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ajax, ON L1Z
Are you struggling with anxiety, relationship challenges, low self-esteem, past traumas, or difficulties related to ADHD? You're not alone. With years of experience as a psychotherapist, youth counselor, mental health counselor, and clinical social worker in community health, I've worked with children, youth, and adults facing these issues.My passion lies in supporting individuals navigating the unique challenges influenced by South Asian cultures. I understand the complexities of cultural expectations and how they shape our self-perception and worldview.
Are you struggling with anxiety, relationship challenges, low self-esteem, past traumas, or difficulties related to ADHD? You're not alone. With years of experience as a psychotherapist, youth counselor, mental health counselor, and clinical social worker in community health, I've worked with children, youth, and adults facing these issues.My passion lies in supporting individuals navigating the unique challenges influenced by South Asian cultures. I understand the complexities of cultural expectations and how they shape our self-perception and worldview.
(289) 802-2636 View (289) 802-2636
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Lisa Trepanier
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ajax, ON L1S
Waitlist for new clients
I am dually trained as a Neuropsychologist and Clinical Psychologist. I am able to provide thorough examinations of your brain health, mental health, and/or personality. I actively provide various forms of psychological treatment related to these issues. I taught at York University, am on Faculty at the University of Toronto and regularly attend workshops/conferences, which helps to keep my knowledge current and practical. Common referral issues relate to work, mood, coping, chronic stress, chronic pain, or an acquired problem. Whether you struggle with your physical and/or mental health, I can assist you with improving both.
I am dually trained as a Neuropsychologist and Clinical Psychologist. I am able to provide thorough examinations of your brain health, mental health, and/or personality. I actively provide various forms of psychological treatment related to these issues. I taught at York University, am on Faculty at the University of Toronto and regularly attend workshops/conferences, which helps to keep my knowledge current and practical. Common referral issues relate to work, mood, coping, chronic stress, chronic pain, or an acquired problem. Whether you struggle with your physical and/or mental health, I can assist you with improving both.
(844) 332-2482 View (844) 332-2482
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Lynn Trauzzi
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP
Verified Verified
Ajax, ON L1S
If you are feeling stuck, experiencing thoughts you cannot stop, anxiety, addiction, anger, deep sadness, confusion, a relentless inner critic, I can help. You don't have to go through this alone. My intention as a therapist is to provide guidance and help you tune into your inner wisdom and access the self-energy to improve your life and feel better, which for most of us is some combined measure of calm, happiness, courage, and self-confidence.
If you are feeling stuck, experiencing thoughts you cannot stop, anxiety, addiction, anger, deep sadness, confusion, a relentless inner critic, I can help. You don't have to go through this alone. My intention as a therapist is to provide guidance and help you tune into your inner wisdom and access the self-energy to improve your life and feel better, which for most of us is some combined measure of calm, happiness, courage, and self-confidence.
(289) 207-7655 View (289) 207-7655
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Suzie Kisimba
Pre-Licensed Professional, DCC, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Ajax, ON L1T
My approach and style of therapy is non judgemental and involves the provision of a safe, nurturing, warm and professional environment. I work to help people explore and gain insight into their life challenges, behaviours and problems.I bring my personal and professional knowledge and experiences to all I do in an open and caring manner. I have been practing for 8 years and worked in a variety of mental health settings. Call me, together we are going to gently approach the most difficult or painful subjects that you are going through and work out strategies and techniques to overcome them.
My approach and style of therapy is non judgemental and involves the provision of a safe, nurturing, warm and professional environment. I work to help people explore and gain insight into their life challenges, behaviours and problems.I bring my personal and professional knowledge and experiences to all I do in an open and caring manner. I have been practing for 8 years and worked in a variety of mental health settings. Call me, together we are going to gently approach the most difficult or painful subjects that you are going through and work out strategies and techniques to overcome them.
(289) 807-2794 View (289) 807-2794
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Jyotsna Saraf-Uiterlinden
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, LLM
Verified Verified
Ajax, ON L1S
Successful psychotherapy requires close cooperation between a client seeking change, and an experienced therapist/coach to facilitate that change. I work with individuals, couples, families and expatriates in the areas of trauma, depression, anxiety and chemical dependency. I offer personalized treatment approaches from the fields of clinical counselling, organizational and occupational psychology as well as cognitive behavioral therapy. As a trained EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapist, I also encourage lifestyle adjustments as part of a holistic treatment designed to help clients cope, and continue onto their path of recovery.
Successful psychotherapy requires close cooperation between a client seeking change, and an experienced therapist/coach to facilitate that change. I work with individuals, couples, families and expatriates in the areas of trauma, depression, anxiety and chemical dependency. I offer personalized treatment approaches from the fields of clinical counselling, organizational and occupational psychology as well as cognitive behavioral therapy. As a trained EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapist, I also encourage lifestyle adjustments as part of a holistic treatment designed to help clients cope, and continue onto their path of recovery.
(647) 931-1231 View (647) 931-1231
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Tarak Ahmed
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Ajax, ON L1S
With over a decade of dedicated experience in the realm of social work, I pride myself on a compassionate and client-centric approach, specializing in psychotherapy services catered to a diverse clientele. Over the course of my career, I have adeptly assisted individuals across a spectrum of backgrounds, addressing challenges ranging from life and career transitions, familial and marital issues, to self-esteem challenges, anxiety, and depression. My educational foundation is solidified with a Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Toronto and an undergraduate degree from Toronto Metropolitan University.
With over a decade of dedicated experience in the realm of social work, I pride myself on a compassionate and client-centric approach, specializing in psychotherapy services catered to a diverse clientele. Over the course of my career, I have adeptly assisted individuals across a spectrum of backgrounds, addressing challenges ranging from life and career transitions, familial and marital issues, to self-esteem challenges, anxiety, and depression. My educational foundation is solidified with a Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Toronto and an undergraduate degree from Toronto Metropolitan University.
(647) 957-9092 View (647) 957-9092
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Marion Mildred Schell
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, BEd, RP
Verified Verified
Ajax, ON L1S
Emotional suffering is painful and lonely. It doesn't have to be. Psychotherapy is talk therapy that promises change through self-awareness. The more understanding we have of ourselves, our feelings, the more choice, fulfillment and peace we have in our lives. Understanding our emotional life contributes greatly to the joy of life. In psychotherapy, we examine our emotional life with the goal of distinguishing functional from dysfunctional patterns of behaviour. Psychotherapy provides a context for close examination of our relational life and can help us uncover relational habits that contribute to our suffering.
Emotional suffering is painful and lonely. It doesn't have to be. Psychotherapy is talk therapy that promises change through self-awareness. The more understanding we have of ourselves, our feelings, the more choice, fulfillment and peace we have in our lives. Understanding our emotional life contributes greatly to the joy of life. In psychotherapy, we examine our emotional life with the goal of distinguishing functional from dysfunctional patterns of behaviour. Psychotherapy provides a context for close examination of our relational life and can help us uncover relational habits that contribute to our suffering.
(905) 995-0838 View (905) 995-0838
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Holding Hearts Psychotherapy and Counselling
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CAMFT, MDiv, DCPprog, CCPA
Verified Verified
Ajax, ON L1S
Finding the right therapist is as important as getting the right help. In the process of seeking who you would prefer to work with, we offer a free 15 minute consultation over the phone. If you decide to make an appointment, the first session has no strings attached. We will go through what the concerns are, some goals, and expectations (if any), and you can decide whether you are ready for us to continue with further sessions. Collaboration is essential in this process of finding a path to your healing. Take the next step and give us a call to see if we can work together. Our office hours are M-F 9am-8pm and Saturdays 10am-5pm.
Finding the right therapist is as important as getting the right help. In the process of seeking who you would prefer to work with, we offer a free 15 minute consultation over the phone. If you decide to make an appointment, the first session has no strings attached. We will go through what the concerns are, some goals, and expectations (if any), and you can decide whether you are ready for us to continue with further sessions. Collaboration is essential in this process of finding a path to your healing. Take the next step and give us a call to see if we can work together. Our office hours are M-F 9am-8pm and Saturdays 10am-5pm.
(647) 691-0498 View (647) 691-0498
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Derek Wright
BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Ajax, ON L1T
If you feel unhappy with where you’re at in your life and don’t want to burden others with your problems, therapy can help. Feeling that you are not alone and that someone understands you is critical to starting to feel better. Even though it may not feel like it right now, you can become stronger and feel better.
If you feel unhappy with where you’re at in your life and don’t want to burden others with your problems, therapy can help. Feeling that you are not alone and that someone understands you is critical to starting to feel better. Even though it may not feel like it right now, you can become stronger and feel better.
(289) 271-0758 View (289) 271-0758
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Sara Usmani
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ajax, ON L1S
Are you, or your teenager, struggling with grief, anxiety, or depression? Are traumatic events from your past making your life more difficult in the present? Do you have difficulty managing stress, frequently feel nervous, or have difficulty staying focused? Have you been diagnosed with a mood disorder or are you struggling to stay on an even keel? In therapy, you can build lifelong coping skills. You can feel calmer, more balanced, more confident, more focused, and more centered. You can gain motivation and succeed more at work, family, or school. Contact me via phone, text, or email. I am looking forward to helping!
Are you, or your teenager, struggling with grief, anxiety, or depression? Are traumatic events from your past making your life more difficult in the present? Do you have difficulty managing stress, frequently feel nervous, or have difficulty staying focused? Have you been diagnosed with a mood disorder or are you struggling to stay on an even keel? In therapy, you can build lifelong coping skills. You can feel calmer, more balanced, more confident, more focused, and more centered. You can gain motivation and succeed more at work, family, or school. Contact me via phone, text, or email. I am looking forward to helping!
(289) 210-7017 View (289) 210-7017
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Strength Counselling Services
Counsellor, MEd, RCC, CCC, RSW, RP
Verified Verified
Ajax, ON L1S  (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.
(782) 400-0486 View (782) 400-0486
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Open Minds Family Services
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CCAC, LLMSW, ADR
Verified Verified
Ajax, ON L1S
I am extremely skilled and passionate in providing successful therapy to individuals and couples experiencing emotional pain. With over 19 years experience specializing in the areas of mental health, addictions, trauma, crisis intervention and dual diagnosis, I am extremely skilled in empowering and applying effective treatment modalities helping my client cope, resume and return to live productive and satisfied lives. My strongest belief is that achieving optimal Mental Health is within reach for each of us.
I am extremely skilled and passionate in providing successful therapy to individuals and couples experiencing emotional pain. With over 19 years experience specializing in the areas of mental health, addictions, trauma, crisis intervention and dual diagnosis, I am extremely skilled in empowering and applying effective treatment modalities helping my client cope, resume and return to live productive and satisfied lives. My strongest belief is that achieving optimal Mental Health is within reach for each of us.
(226) 406-5941 View (226) 406-5941
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Janna K Comrie
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MA, CFRC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ajax, ON L1T
Waitlist for new clients
Hello There, If you or a family member is a First Responder, Veteran or Frontline Medical worker, I may be the therapist for you! I primarily work with First Responders, Veterans and Front Line Medical workers who have experienced repeated traumatic exposures through their work. Flashbacks, nightmares, anger outbursts, dissociation, anxiety, panic attacks, and depression are symptoms that you don't have to live with! And those interpersonal relationships (at work, home and socially) can be improved.
Hello There, If you or a family member is a First Responder, Veteran or Frontline Medical worker, I may be the therapist for you! I primarily work with First Responders, Veterans and Front Line Medical workers who have experienced repeated traumatic exposures through their work. Flashbacks, nightmares, anger outbursts, dissociation, anxiety, panic attacks, and depression are symptoms that you don't have to live with! And those interpersonal relationships (at work, home and socially) can be improved.
(855) 743-8233 View (855) 743-8233
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Matthew Longmore - Bri Counselling
Registered Social Worker, BA, MAPC, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ajax, ON L1T
Have you been feeling stuck in a cycle you can’t seem to break out of? Do you experience overwhelming feelings of anxiety, depression, frustration, anger, grief, shame or rejection? Are these feelings negatively impacting your relationships and causing unwanted conflict? Do you feel like a victim of trauma? You may think to yourself: “what’s wrong with me, why can’t I get over this?” Self-blaming or avoiding uncomfortable thoughts and feelings may provide temporary relief but will create long-term challenges. Thankfully, there’s a way to change your narrative and experience mental, emotional and relational freedom.
Have you been feeling stuck in a cycle you can’t seem to break out of? Do you experience overwhelming feelings of anxiety, depression, frustration, anger, grief, shame or rejection? Are these feelings negatively impacting your relationships and causing unwanted conflict? Do you feel like a victim of trauma? You may think to yourself: “what’s wrong with me, why can’t I get over this?” Self-blaming or avoiding uncomfortable thoughts and feelings may provide temporary relief but will create long-term challenges. Thankfully, there’s a way to change your narrative and experience mental, emotional and relational freedom.
(647) 696-0816 View (647) 696-0816
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LiveWise Associates-In Person Sessions!
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Ajax, ON L1T
At LiveWise Associates we believe that everyone deserves to live a fulfilling life with optimal mental well-being. Our clinic is committed to empowering individuals in Ontario and beyond, providing a range of comprehensive mental health services. We take pride in offering key differentiators that set us apart from the rest. As a reputable mental health service provider LiveWise Associates is devoted to making a positive impact on the lives of our clients. We understand the unique challenges you may face, and we are here to support you on your journey to mental wellness. A team of over 15 therapists and direct billing Available!
At LiveWise Associates we believe that everyone deserves to live a fulfilling life with optimal mental well-being. Our clinic is committed to empowering individuals in Ontario and beyond, providing a range of comprehensive mental health services. We take pride in offering key differentiators that set us apart from the rest. As a reputable mental health service provider LiveWise Associates is devoted to making a positive impact on the lives of our clients. We understand the unique challenges you may face, and we are here to support you on your journey to mental wellness. A team of over 15 therapists and direct billing Available!
(289) 217-8799 View (289) 217-8799
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Nazia Hoque Certified Brainspotting Therapist
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, BSW
Verified Verified
Ajax, ON L1S
Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist. Certified in Brainspotting. Serving clients in Ontario. Are you tired of feeling stressed, frustrated, demotivated, afraid and uncertain with how to cope? Therapy can help. Life can be unpredictable and connecting with a therapist will bring a better understanding of your identity while coping in the chaotic world we live. You are the expert of your own life and sometimes it helps to receive an outside perspective to resolve issues that you are struggling with on the surface. My goal is to help with self-awareness, healing, learning to adjust and re-adjust to the changing world around us.
Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist. Certified in Brainspotting. Serving clients in Ontario. Are you tired of feeling stressed, frustrated, demotivated, afraid and uncertain with how to cope? Therapy can help. Life can be unpredictable and connecting with a therapist will bring a better understanding of your identity while coping in the chaotic world we live. You are the expert of your own life and sometimes it helps to receive an outside perspective to resolve issues that you are struggling with on the surface. My goal is to help with self-awareness, healing, learning to adjust and re-adjust to the changing world around us.
(289) 274-6367 View (289) 274-6367
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Laurie deOliveira
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Ajax, ON L1T
Counselling can be a helpful tool when you are feeling overwhelmed due to stress, mental health concerns, history of trauma, strain in a relationship, or a situational stress. Stress can complicate and add layers to your nervous system, leaving you in a “fight or flight” state causing feelings of anxiety, low mood, and irritability. I would like to help you learn more about yourself, strategies to manage and lessen stress, and find a sense of calm again.
Counselling can be a helpful tool when you are feeling overwhelmed due to stress, mental health concerns, history of trauma, strain in a relationship, or a situational stress. Stress can complicate and add layers to your nervous system, leaving you in a “fight or flight” state causing feelings of anxiety, low mood, and irritability. I would like to help you learn more about yourself, strategies to manage and lessen stress, and find a sense of calm again.
(289) 302-5871 View (289) 302-5871
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Megan Evans
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Ajax, ON L1Z  (Online Only)
Have you had life experiences that felt too much, too fast, too soon, for too long, or not long enough? If so, this might mean you have endured trauma - leaving you with a longing for someone who understands. No one can define your trauma for you - you are the expert on how your story has felt for you so far. If you are looking for a therapist who will listen, educate, affirm, and support you - then you have come to the right page. As an EMDR consultant in training, I am also offering 1:1 consultant sessions to those looking to be certified in EMDR.
Have you had life experiences that felt too much, too fast, too soon, for too long, or not long enough? If so, this might mean you have endured trauma - leaving you with a longing for someone who understands. No one can define your trauma for you - you are the expert on how your story has felt for you so far. If you are looking for a therapist who will listen, educate, affirm, and support you - then you have come to the right page. As an EMDR consultant in training, I am also offering 1:1 consultant sessions to those looking to be certified in EMDR.
(289) 207-1232 View (289) 207-1232

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Susan Bascillo
Registered Psychotherapist, BSW, MSW, RSW, RP
Verified Verified
Scarborough, ON M1B
Congratulations! You have made one of the most important decisions for your well-being. Seeking therapy can be very challenging and overwhelming. As a Black therapist, I understand the shame, negative stigma and connotations that come with seeking therapy. I will like to assure you; you have made the right choice to take care of you! I provide trauma inform and LGBTQ friendly counselling to individuals, family, couples and youths 16 + in the areas of • Workplace & School Stress • Stress Management • Shame and Guilt • Feeling Stuck • Anger Management • Depression and Anxiety • Generational Trauma • Relationship Conflict
Congratulations! You have made one of the most important decisions for your well-being. Seeking therapy can be very challenging and overwhelming. As a Black therapist, I understand the shame, negative stigma and connotations that come with seeking therapy. I will like to assure you; you have made the right choice to take care of you! I provide trauma inform and LGBTQ friendly counselling to individuals, family, couples and youths 16 + in the areas of • Workplace & School Stress • Stress Management • Shame and Guilt • Feeling Stuck • Anger Management • Depression and Anxiety • Generational Trauma • Relationship Conflict
(647) 697-7609 View (647) 697-7609
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Jose Sebastian From Whitehouse Psychotherapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Scarborough, ON M1C  (Online Only)
Life has many challenges which leave some of us feeling overwhelmed. This can provoke anxiety and we may not know where to look for answers. Deciding to let someone into your innermost self takes courage. I am an empathetic, caring, trustworthy, and non-judgemental therapist. I can help you to discover your strengths and self-worth. I believe we are resilient when we feel supported and safe and that everyone has the capability to heal. If you are struggling, please reach out and together we can work toward decreasing your anxiety and building your self confidence and sense of safety.
Life has many challenges which leave some of us feeling overwhelmed. This can provoke anxiety and we may not know where to look for answers. Deciding to let someone into your innermost self takes courage. I am an empathetic, caring, trustworthy, and non-judgemental therapist. I can help you to discover your strengths and self-worth. I believe we are resilient when we feel supported and safe and that everyone has the capability to heal. If you are struggling, please reach out and together we can work toward decreasing your anxiety and building your self confidence and sense of safety.
(289) 204-2246 View (289) 204-2246
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Ashley Haigh - Help For Teens And Adults
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, BSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Whitby, ON L1N
Are you struggling with addiction or other mental health concerns? Have you experienced physical, sexual, emotional, or psychological abuse? Working together, you can gain coping skills and tools to recover. Challenges around gender identity, self-esteem, self-image, communication, relationships, boundaries, grief, anger, stress management, family dynamics, relationships, trauma, and co-dependency are difficult to manage alone. In therapy, you can become empowered to own your narrative and build on your strengths. Reach out to me today. Support for adults and teens. I look forward to hearing your story!
Are you struggling with addiction or other mental health concerns? Have you experienced physical, sexual, emotional, or psychological abuse? Working together, you can gain coping skills and tools to recover. Challenges around gender identity, self-esteem, self-image, communication, relationships, boundaries, grief, anger, stress management, family dynamics, relationships, trauma, and co-dependency are difficult to manage alone. In therapy, you can become empowered to own your narrative and build on your strengths. Reach out to me today. Support for adults and teens. I look forward to hearing your story!
(289) 276-8182 View (289) 276-8182
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David Zhang
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
Scarborough, ON M1B  (Online Only)
So many therapists! Who would've thought finding the right one would feel this overwhelming?
So many therapists! Who would've thought finding the right one would feel this overwhelming?
(289) 206-6824 View (289) 206-6824
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Voice Of Hope Counselling & Wellness Ltd.
Registered Psychotherapist, BTh, MACP, D Min
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Whitby, ON L1M
Hugh Watkins works alongside a team of medical doctors as a psychotherapist/psychologist and counsellor. He is exuberant, motivating, passionate and has an infectious sense of humor. Hugh wraps a commanding presence around a gentle heart being able to deliver powerful messages that help people overcome the many issues that life may bring their way.
Hugh Watkins works alongside a team of medical doctors as a psychotherapist/psychologist and counsellor. He is exuberant, motivating, passionate and has an infectious sense of humor. Hugh wraps a commanding presence around a gentle heart being able to deliver powerful messages that help people overcome the many issues that life may bring their way.
(289) 217-4105 View (289) 217-4105

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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.