Dissociative Disorders (DID) Therapists in Guelph, ON

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Justin Leung
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Guelph, ON N1H
Trauma, depression, and other mental health issues can often cause individuals to become "stuck" leading to feelings of resignation or hopelessness. It can often feel like the individual is at the bottom of a well which keeps getting deeper, with the light out feeling further and further out of reach. It can lead individuals to believe that there is no path forwards, or that any path forward is one devoid of meaning or fulfillment.
Trauma, depression, and other mental health issues can often cause individuals to become "stuck" leading to feelings of resignation or hopelessness. It can often feel like the individual is at the bottom of a well which keeps getting deeper, with the light out feeling further and further out of reach. It can lead individuals to believe that there is no path forwards, or that any path forward is one devoid of meaning or fulfillment.
(548) 483-6768 View (548) 483-6768
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Aarti Dhanda - Expert In Complex Trauma And Relationships
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Guelph, ON N0B  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
You’re not “broken.” You can heal. Whether you’re an individual or a couple, I believe it’s not your fault, even if you struggle to believe it. I offer a safe space where we’ll heal the root issues so you can make lasting change. We'll address your thoughts, emotions & neurobiology to heal all of you, allowing you to thrive in unexpected ways. The deep sense of peace, calm & joy on the other side of pain is something I want everyone to feel. I know there may be some worry & hesitation showing up right now. Know that I'm very comfortable to work with that. Rest assured, I’m dedicated to being the best I can be for you.
You’re not “broken.” You can heal. Whether you’re an individual or a couple, I believe it’s not your fault, even if you struggle to believe it. I offer a safe space where we’ll heal the root issues so you can make lasting change. We'll address your thoughts, emotions & neurobiology to heal all of you, allowing you to thrive in unexpected ways. The deep sense of peace, calm & joy on the other side of pain is something I want everyone to feel. I know there may be some worry & hesitation showing up right now. Know that I'm very comfortable to work with that. Rest assured, I’m dedicated to being the best I can be for you.
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Annie DeRuyte
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Guelph, ON N1C  (Online Only)
Therapy is a space for radical inner discovery. You may be seeking someone familiar with Dissociative Identity (DID)/OSDD or parts work. Or perhaps you're open to deeper exploration of your magical & alternative spiritual experiences. You may be a LGBTQ+ person looking for connection & community support. You may want someone to share and witness your whole identity without judgment or fear. All the same, know that you are not alone in wanting to harness your inner power and feel more in control of your life. Together we can explore your inner worlds, deep emotions, and find peace with the parts of you that are in conflict.
Therapy is a space for radical inner discovery. You may be seeking someone familiar with Dissociative Identity (DID)/OSDD or parts work. Or perhaps you're open to deeper exploration of your magical & alternative spiritual experiences. You may be a LGBTQ+ person looking for connection & community support. You may want someone to share and witness your whole identity without judgment or fear. All the same, know that you are not alone in wanting to harness your inner power and feel more in control of your life. Together we can explore your inner worlds, deep emotions, and find peace with the parts of you that are in conflict.
(289) 301-7530 View (289) 301-7530
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Tara Cardiff
Occupational Therapist, MA, (Psych), BSc(OT)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Guelph, ON N1H
I work with youth and adults who are struggling with cumulative stress, anxiety, or trauma and want to develop a sense of emotional stability and well-being; they're looking for a therapist who can be authentic. Going beyond traditional talk therapy, I use somatic (body-based) psychotherapy in healing trauma, including developmental trauma - childhood abuse, neglect, or caregiver misattunement. Somatic therapy is a gentle, experiential approach that integrates awareness of body sensations to allow the body, mind and emotions to heal from trauma, so you can feel more connected and engaged in your life.
I work with youth and adults who are struggling with cumulative stress, anxiety, or trauma and want to develop a sense of emotional stability and well-being; they're looking for a therapist who can be authentic. Going beyond traditional talk therapy, I use somatic (body-based) psychotherapy in healing trauma, including developmental trauma - childhood abuse, neglect, or caregiver misattunement. Somatic therapy is a gentle, experiential approach that integrates awareness of body sensations to allow the body, mind and emotions to heal from trauma, so you can feel more connected and engaged in your life.
(226) 780-7081 View (226) 780-7081
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Shadi Ramez
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Guelph, ON N1E
Waitlist for new clients
I am glad you are here. You are here because you are ready to heal. Healing and recovery process is profound, hard work and takes time. But you will never regret choosing to feel better, stronger and whole.
I am glad you are here. You are here because you are ready to heal. Healing and recovery process is profound, hard work and takes time. But you will never regret choosing to feel better, stronger and whole.
(226) 602-8616 View (226) 602-8616
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Chantal Monique Pfaff
Registered Social Worker, RSW MSW, BFA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Guelph, ON N1H
Trauma can shake the way you interact with yourself, your loved ones and the world at large. I want to work with you to reconnect with yourself again. To feel safe enough to not just survive but to live. People living with trauma can carry a lot of shame and it can be difficult to talk about the things that you are facing. Therefore my goal as your therapist is to create a warm space for you to heal. In my work I embrace your natural gifts and incorporate creative forms of expression that come naturally to you into our therapeutic work.
Trauma can shake the way you interact with yourself, your loved ones and the world at large. I want to work with you to reconnect with yourself again. To feel safe enough to not just survive but to live. People living with trauma can carry a lot of shame and it can be difficult to talk about the things that you are facing. Therefore my goal as your therapist is to create a warm space for you to heal. In my work I embrace your natural gifts and incorporate creative forms of expression that come naturally to you into our therapeutic work.
(226) 705-0427 View (226) 705-0427
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Building Bridges Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MSc, MA
Verified Verified
Guelph, ON N1H
Accepting New Clients: In-Person & Phone/Video. We believe that there is good in every person, and hope in every situation. We have helped individuals, couples, and families heal, grow, and connect. As relational therapists, we appreciate the impact that our relationships have on our well-being. We do not see clients as having something wrong with their minds that necessarily needs to be fixed. Rather, we see our clients as unique individuals, each with their own stories and perspectives, embedded in important relationships and contexts that impact them. We see strengths and we see hope, even when it feels like there is none.
Accepting New Clients: In-Person & Phone/Video. We believe that there is good in every person, and hope in every situation. We have helped individuals, couples, and families heal, grow, and connect. As relational therapists, we appreciate the impact that our relationships have on our well-being. We do not see clients as having something wrong with their minds that necessarily needs to be fixed. Rather, we see our clients as unique individuals, each with their own stories and perspectives, embedded in important relationships and contexts that impact them. We see strengths and we see hope, even when it feels like there is none.
(226) 702-8590 View (226) 702-8590
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Amy Moroz Psychological Services
Psychologist, MEd, CPsych
Verified Verified
Guelph, ON N1E  (Online Only)
Do you find your mind ruminating about the same thing over and over again and struggle to get out of this? Do you find that you are less in the present moment, and more lost in the past or preoccupied with the future? Amy Moroz Psychological Services is here to help. Allow us to teach you the tools to get back on track again. If you are struggling to achieve the goals you have in your life, allow us to assist you. There is no need to continue to struggle on your own, give yourself permission to reach out for help.
Do you find your mind ruminating about the same thing over and over again and struggle to get out of this? Do you find that you are less in the present moment, and more lost in the past or preoccupied with the future? Amy Moroz Psychological Services is here to help. Allow us to teach you the tools to get back on track again. If you are struggling to achieve the goals you have in your life, allow us to assist you. There is no need to continue to struggle on your own, give yourself permission to reach out for help.
(226) 286-8590 View (226) 286-8590
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Amy Moroz Psychological Services
Psychologist, MEd, CPsych, Clinica, Psychol
Verified Verified
Guelph, ON N1H  (Online Only)
Whatever struggles you may be having...know that help is only a phone call or an email away. Book a free 15 minute telephone consultation amymoroz.com. Or book an appointment I would be happy to sit down with you and assess your particular situation and propose a plan in order for you to get things on track. I have worked in mental health for 20 years and bring a wealth of experience and training as well as a caring, compassionate and confidential approach that can assist you to feel comfortable. You don't have to do it alone.amymoroz.com
Whatever struggles you may be having...know that help is only a phone call or an email away. Book a free 15 minute telephone consultation amymoroz.com. Or book an appointment I would be happy to sit down with you and assess your particular situation and propose a plan in order for you to get things on track. I have worked in mental health for 20 years and bring a wealth of experience and training as well as a caring, compassionate and confidential approach that can assist you to feel comfortable. You don't have to do it alone.amymoroz.com
(226) 639-6008 View (226) 639-6008
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Brian Ajamhassani @ Psychotherapy For You
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Guelph, ON N1G  (Online Only)
When life gets hard to deal with, it is good to have someone to talk to; Someone with the expertise, professionalism, and compassion to listen, ask the right questions to create clarity and help us find the solution or at least see the light at the end of the tunnel. When dealing with mental and emotional pain, someone with the proper training and experience could be the right person to turn to. I utilize over 10 years of experience in therapy practice to the full benefit of my clients dealing with grief, depression, and anxiety, including those dealing with chronic illnesses such as cancer, as well as youth and parents'
When life gets hard to deal with, it is good to have someone to talk to; Someone with the expertise, professionalism, and compassion to listen, ask the right questions to create clarity and help us find the solution or at least see the light at the end of the tunnel. When dealing with mental and emotional pain, someone with the proper training and experience could be the right person to turn to. I utilize over 10 years of experience in therapy practice to the full benefit of my clients dealing with grief, depression, and anxiety, including those dealing with chronic illnesses such as cancer, as well as youth and parents'
(867) 731-0384 View (867) 731-0384
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Hari Chettiar
Registered Psychotherapist, MC, RP, CRPO
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Guelph, ON N1H
Have you been shutting down or having angry outbursts more often? Do you feel lost during such moments? It seems like you have tried everything, but you still feel stuck and your worries seem to be getting worse. I understand that it can feel scary to reach out to a counsellor. You want to make sure that the person you talk to has the right expertise and is a good fit for you. I am interested in learning more about what you are experiencing. The easiest way to book an appointment is through our website (chettiarcounselling.ca)
Have you been shutting down or having angry outbursts more often? Do you feel lost during such moments? It seems like you have tried everything, but you still feel stuck and your worries seem to be getting worse. I understand that it can feel scary to reach out to a counsellor. You want to make sure that the person you talk to has the right expertise and is a good fit for you. I am interested in learning more about what you are experiencing. The easiest way to book an appointment is through our website (chettiarcounselling.ca)
(226) 400-7574 x103 View (226) 400-7574 x103
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Mandy Cunnington
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Guelph, ON N1H
Your sense of safety and well-being is my priority. You might be reaching out for support because of current life stressors, a significant loss, or change. Or you may need support to heal from childhood (or adult) emotional injuries that have impacted who you are and how you feel about the world. As your counsellor, I will offer a compassionate and respectful approach to help you develop a deeper understanding of yourself, enhance your coping skills, and make positive changes in your life. I am experienced in a variety of therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioural therapy, Gestalt, Motivational Interviewing.
Your sense of safety and well-being is my priority. You might be reaching out for support because of current life stressors, a significant loss, or change. Or you may need support to heal from childhood (or adult) emotional injuries that have impacted who you are and how you feel about the world. As your counsellor, I will offer a compassionate and respectful approach to help you develop a deeper understanding of yourself, enhance your coping skills, and make positive changes in your life. I am experienced in a variety of therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioural therapy, Gestalt, Motivational Interviewing.
(226) 212-5245 View (226) 212-5245
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Paula Eagles
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
Guelph, ON N1H
Waitlist for new clients
Reaching out for help takes courage and finding the right therapist can be daunting. As a highly empathetic and collaborative therapist, I understand the importance of a good fit and treat each client as a unique individual and expert on their own life. I trust that, with support, you can feel empowered enough to tackle your challenge, whether that be managing an overwhelming situation or symptoms of anxiety or depression, clearing unwanted patterns, resolving past issues, or perhaps finding a deeper sense of life purpose. As a highly sensitive person, I can also help fellow HSPs better understand and work with their unusual traits.
Reaching out for help takes courage and finding the right therapist can be daunting. As a highly empathetic and collaborative therapist, I understand the importance of a good fit and treat each client as a unique individual and expert on their own life. I trust that, with support, you can feel empowered enough to tackle your challenge, whether that be managing an overwhelming situation or symptoms of anxiety or depression, clearing unwanted patterns, resolving past issues, or perhaps finding a deeper sense of life purpose. As a highly sensitive person, I can also help fellow HSPs better understand and work with their unusual traits.
(548) 708-5436 x133 View (548) 708-5436 x133
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Stacey Ivits - Counselling Services
Registered Social Worker, MSW RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Guelph, ON N1C
Are you struggling with your health, pain, or illness? Are you experiencing a new physical or mental health diagnosis? Has your chronic condition worsened? Has the pandemic impacted your health? Are you experiencing Long Covid Symptoms? Have medical treatments been overwhelming? With compassionate support you can navigate chronic physical and mental health challenges better. You want skills and tools to better manage the day-to-day challenges like pain, fatigue, disability, body image, and relationship troubles. You need a safe place to share your story and process overwhelming past experiences.
Are you struggling with your health, pain, or illness? Are you experiencing a new physical or mental health diagnosis? Has your chronic condition worsened? Has the pandemic impacted your health? Are you experiencing Long Covid Symptoms? Have medical treatments been overwhelming? With compassionate support you can navigate chronic physical and mental health challenges better. You want skills and tools to better manage the day-to-day challenges like pain, fatigue, disability, body image, and relationship troubles. You need a safe place to share your story and process overwhelming past experiences.
(226) 212-1557 View (226) 212-1557
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Graham Watt
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP-Q
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Guelph, ON N1C
I help adults who want to be confident and enjoy life but are feeling stuck and are experiencing anxiety, stress, depression or work and career challenges. I also help couples who want to feel closer and more connected but are having challenges in that regard. My areas of care include trauma, anxiety, panic attacks, shame, anger, grief, communication and vocational direction. My clinical focus uses an attachment-based, trauma informed approach in counselling. I am trained in the integration of different models of counselling. I work with individuals, couples and families.
I help adults who want to be confident and enjoy life but are feeling stuck and are experiencing anxiety, stress, depression or work and career challenges. I also help couples who want to feel closer and more connected but are having challenges in that regard. My areas of care include trauma, anxiety, panic attacks, shame, anger, grief, communication and vocational direction. My clinical focus uses an attachment-based, trauma informed approach in counselling. I am trained in the integration of different models of counselling. I work with individuals, couples and families.
(548) 490-8971 View (548) 490-8971
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Marsaye Treen
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, RP
Verified Verified
Guelph, ON N1E  (Online Only)
COVID-19 emotional help. I work using both somatic (body) as well as talk therapies (psycho dynamic). I find this combination to be more profound than just one modality. I bring extensive experience with mental illness and trauma. Like most therapists, I have several areas of practice in which I feel distinctly equipped to work. These include anxiety, depression, recovery from interpersonal trauma/ abuse, neglect, communication issues (for e.g. bosses, friends, partners. family members) stress of everyday life, grief, couple issues, childhood attachment issues, PTSD and dissociative disorders.
COVID-19 emotional help. I work using both somatic (body) as well as talk therapies (psycho dynamic). I find this combination to be more profound than just one modality. I bring extensive experience with mental illness and trauma. Like most therapists, I have several areas of practice in which I feel distinctly equipped to work. These include anxiety, depression, recovery from interpersonal trauma/ abuse, neglect, communication issues (for e.g. bosses, friends, partners. family members) stress of everyday life, grief, couple issues, childhood attachment issues, PTSD and dissociative disorders.
(226) 641-0684 View (226) 641-0684
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Craig Holman
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Guelph, ON N1H
Accepting New Clients - Feeling trapped in an unhealthy pattern, but can’t get out of it? Counselling helps you process the underlying concerns that are keeping you stuck in this negative pattern. It will also offer strategies that you can use to manage the day-to-day stressors. If you want to work through the problems you are experiencing and want a helping hand, then reach out to me. The easiest way to book an appointment is through our website (chettiarcounselling.ca)
Accepting New Clients - Feeling trapped in an unhealthy pattern, but can’t get out of it? Counselling helps you process the underlying concerns that are keeping you stuck in this negative pattern. It will also offer strategies that you can use to manage the day-to-day stressors. If you want to work through the problems you are experiencing and want a helping hand, then reach out to me. The easiest way to book an appointment is through our website (chettiarcounselling.ca)
(548) 490-2935 x106 View (548) 490-2935 x106
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Katherine Tomkinson
Marriage & Family Therapist, BASc, MSc, RP, RMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Guelph, ON N1G
I have been an individual, couple and family therapist and clinical supervisor in family service agencies and private practice for over twenty-five years. These experiences have provided me with the skills necessary to help people dealing with a diverse range of life's challenges. I have worked successfully with individuals, couples and families struggling with physical and mental illnesses, addictions, trauma, grief and loss, affairs, separation and divorce as well as other family stresses.
I have been an individual, couple and family therapist and clinical supervisor in family service agencies and private practice for over twenty-five years. These experiences have provided me with the skills necessary to help people dealing with a diverse range of life's challenges. I have worked successfully with individuals, couples and families struggling with physical and mental illnesses, addictions, trauma, grief and loss, affairs, separation and divorce as well as other family stresses.
(855) 780-2471 View (855) 780-2471
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Phil Naylor
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MA, CH, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Guelph, ON N1H
Are you stuck in a loop of anxiety, negative thinking, emotional turmoil and/or self sabotaging behaviours? Are you tired of suffering, and feeling overwhelmed, and powerless? Do you feel the need for a real solution but have been frustrated by limited or superficial approaches when you have tried therapy before? Through my experience in treating thousands of clients I’ve discovered what is most effective in solving problems and just as importantly, how to help my clients understand themselves and the root of their problem. I empower them with effective tools and insights so they can also coach themselves as they move forward.
Are you stuck in a loop of anxiety, negative thinking, emotional turmoil and/or self sabotaging behaviours? Are you tired of suffering, and feeling overwhelmed, and powerless? Do you feel the need for a real solution but have been frustrated by limited or superficial approaches when you have tried therapy before? Through my experience in treating thousands of clients I’ve discovered what is most effective in solving problems and just as importantly, how to help my clients understand themselves and the root of their problem. I empower them with effective tools and insights so they can also coach themselves as they move forward.
(226) 909-7066 View (226) 909-7066
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Taylor Ashley
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CCTP-II
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Guelph, ON N1H
Waitlist for new clients
My current passions are focused on helping people better understand and manage their ADHD, work through trauma at all levels, and navigate body image struggles as well as eating disorders. Her interest stems in part from her own journey of getting help for eating disorder treatment and ADHD. Taylor appreciates that although it can be difficult to reach out, she’s also personally experienced the relief and confidence that can be gained through a supportive therapeutic relationship. Taylor helps her clients not only feel heard and accepted, but also ensures they walk away with practical skills and strategies to help reduce anxiety.
My current passions are focused on helping people better understand and manage their ADHD, work through trauma at all levels, and navigate body image struggles as well as eating disorders. Her interest stems in part from her own journey of getting help for eating disorder treatment and ADHD. Taylor appreciates that although it can be difficult to reach out, she’s also personally experienced the relief and confidence that can be gained through a supportive therapeutic relationship. Taylor helps her clients not only feel heard and accepted, but also ensures they walk away with practical skills and strategies to help reduce anxiety.
(548) 488-3170 x128 View (548) 488-3170 x128

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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.