Dissociative Disorders (DID) Therapists in Markham, ON

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Maryam Ashkan
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Markham, ON L3R
Waitlist for new clients
When your past lives on, you aren’t being fair to your future! You may feel like you are reliving the same old story and stuck in a repetitive pattern of negative thoughts, behaviour, and emotions with no way out. As a therapist, I walk with you to revisit these old stories and guide you to change this pattern. We will have an open conversation where you bring the knowledge of your life and I bring the knowledge of how a change can happen. My experience as a therapist has taught me that people need to be understood in an open, nonjudgmental, supportive and nurturing environment. Part of my job is to provide this environment.
When your past lives on, you aren’t being fair to your future! You may feel like you are reliving the same old story and stuck in a repetitive pattern of negative thoughts, behaviour, and emotions with no way out. As a therapist, I walk with you to revisit these old stories and guide you to change this pattern. We will have an open conversation where you bring the knowledge of your life and I bring the knowledge of how a change can happen. My experience as a therapist has taught me that people need to be understood in an open, nonjudgmental, supportive and nurturing environment. Part of my job is to provide this environment.
(289) 807-1186 View (289) 807-1186
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Chris Bouchard
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, MSM, RP
Verified Verified
Markham, ON L3P  (Online Only)
Now available for private sessions! I've worked for 25 years for multiple nonprofits across Montreal, Toronto and the U.S. in supervisory and director roles. I'm trained in many methods of therapy and together we'll find the right one to help you.
Now available for private sessions! I've worked for 25 years for multiple nonprofits across Montreal, Toronto and the U.S. in supervisory and director roles. I'm trained in many methods of therapy and together we'll find the right one to help you.
(289) 210-7270 View (289) 210-7270
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Jody Levac
Registered Social Worker, DHA, CHE, RSW
Verified Verified
Markham, ON L6E
Your mental well-being matters, and Jody Levac is here to help you on your transformative journey. Jody believes one of the key elements to healing is the strength of the psycho-therapeutic relationship. Jody brings compassion, 35 years of healthcare and system knowledge, and a desire to guide people to recovery and strength.
Your mental well-being matters, and Jody Levac is here to help you on your transformative journey. Jody believes one of the key elements to healing is the strength of the psycho-therapeutic relationship. Jody brings compassion, 35 years of healthcare and system knowledge, and a desire to guide people to recovery and strength.
(905) 201-9355 View (905) 201-9355
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Elle Norine Bradley
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
Markham, ON L3R
Elle is committed to helping clients heal. She works from various modalities to help integrate various aspects of the personality to overcome a variety of issues such as addiction, anxiety, depression, personality issues, relationship issues and chronic pain. Elle's ultimate goal is to assist others to use their inner wisdom to make changes that promote lasting happiness and authentic power.
Elle is committed to helping clients heal. She works from various modalities to help integrate various aspects of the personality to overcome a variety of issues such as addiction, anxiety, depression, personality issues, relationship issues and chronic pain. Elle's ultimate goal is to assist others to use their inner wisdom to make changes that promote lasting happiness and authentic power.
(855) 981-6190 View (855) 981-6190
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Christie Onumejor
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv,, RP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Markham, ON L3R
There are times in life’s journey when we feel overwhelmed by situations and events, and navigation appears difficult, and we feel stuck. Those are the times we need a professional to help us. So, if you are worried your relationship has reached a point of no return. If worry, Anxiety, Stress, Depression, or poor boundaries is taking over your life or chipping away at your ability to cope. If anger is turning you into that person you do not recognize anymore. If you are having difficulty regulating your emotions or struggling with keeping everyone happy, you do not have to do it alone, I can help
There are times in life’s journey when we feel overwhelmed by situations and events, and navigation appears difficult, and we feel stuck. Those are the times we need a professional to help us. So, if you are worried your relationship has reached a point of no return. If worry, Anxiety, Stress, Depression, or poor boundaries is taking over your life or chipping away at your ability to cope. If anger is turning you into that person you do not recognize anymore. If you are having difficulty regulating your emotions or struggling with keeping everyone happy, you do not have to do it alone, I can help
(289) 207-7917 View (289) 207-7917
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Karen Rezk
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RPQ, MDiv, MScA, RN
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Markham, ON L6G  (Online Only)
Emotional pain and discomfort allow access to the narrative that is being told by your body, mind, and soul. While unique to your own experience, it is what connects us as fellow humans. I am here to explore alongside you the roots of the pain and discomfort as you navigate a journey that may feel isolating at times, confusing at times, or even unbearable at times. In our journey together, I offer new ways of looking at your situation while acknowledging your lived experience and where you are in your walk. Together, we will create strategies that will draw upon your strengths in order to work towards your your fullest potential.
Emotional pain and discomfort allow access to the narrative that is being told by your body, mind, and soul. While unique to your own experience, it is what connects us as fellow humans. I am here to explore alongside you the roots of the pain and discomfort as you navigate a journey that may feel isolating at times, confusing at times, or even unbearable at times. In our journey together, I offer new ways of looking at your situation while acknowledging your lived experience and where you are in your walk. Together, we will create strategies that will draw upon your strengths in order to work towards your your fullest potential.
(289) 206-9923 View (289) 206-9923
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Bavly Kost
Registered Psychotherapist, BEd, MA, MPS, RP, OCT
Verified Verified
23 Endorsed
Markham, ON L3R
You are here because you are looking for something. Something that either reveals deeper aspects of who you are or shows that you are attempting to learn more about yourself. Being human is a messy journey filled with highs and lows, fears, stresses, and anxieties. Let's journey together as we navigate life's challenges and see what life can offer you. My experience is expansive as it ranges from therapy in the health care setting, to private therapy and supporting trauma clients. I have worked with a variety of clients but not limited to, mental health, palliative care, bereavement support, and long-term care clients.
You are here because you are looking for something. Something that either reveals deeper aspects of who you are or shows that you are attempting to learn more about yourself. Being human is a messy journey filled with highs and lows, fears, stresses, and anxieties. Let's journey together as we navigate life's challenges and see what life can offer you. My experience is expansive as it ranges from therapy in the health care setting, to private therapy and supporting trauma clients. I have worked with a variety of clients but not limited to, mental health, palliative care, bereavement support, and long-term care clients.
(289) 302-0494 View (289) 302-0494
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Katelyn Hemminger
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Markham, ON L3R
Over the years I have supported Individuals, families, youths and teens struggling with Anxiety, depression, substance use, suicide ideations, self harm, self-esteem issues, mood disorders, concurrent disorders,psychotic disorders, etc. I can work with you to develop skills to navigate challenges so you can live a more fulfilled life while relieving distress. I can work with you to help you understand your emotions/feelings, how to cope in constructive ways, build resilience, overcome challenging thoughts, reduce anxiety and depression, and gain a better understanding of your sense of self.
Over the years I have supported Individuals, families, youths and teens struggling with Anxiety, depression, substance use, suicide ideations, self harm, self-esteem issues, mood disorders, concurrent disorders,psychotic disorders, etc. I can work with you to develop skills to navigate challenges so you can live a more fulfilled life while relieving distress. I can work with you to help you understand your emotions/feelings, how to cope in constructive ways, build resilience, overcome challenging thoughts, reduce anxiety and depression, and gain a better understanding of your sense of self.
(289) 278-9775 View (289) 278-9775
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Schurmann Counselling & Life Coaching
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Markham, ON L3P
As a counsellor, life coach and ADHD specialist, I draw on extensive experience to customize treatment that address each client’s mental, emotional, spiritual, relational and social needs. Unlike many counsellors who only focus on life issues, my expertise in life coaching is an additional specialty that benefits clients. My proven counselling techniques and practical life coaching tools provide quick results and equip clients with the know-how to self-manage their lives more effectively. I found that the majority of people need life skills training, whether it’s dealing with stress, anger or looking to improve their relationships.
As a counsellor, life coach and ADHD specialist, I draw on extensive experience to customize treatment that address each client’s mental, emotional, spiritual, relational and social needs. Unlike many counsellors who only focus on life issues, my expertise in life coaching is an additional specialty that benefits clients. My proven counselling techniques and practical life coaching tools provide quick results and equip clients with the know-how to self-manage their lives more effectively. I found that the majority of people need life skills training, whether it’s dealing with stress, anger or looking to improve their relationships.
(289) 207-6735 View (289) 207-6735
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Suzie Quan
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Markham, ON L3R
Life can present many different challenges. Some days can be more difficult than others. If you are experiencing feelings of stress, anxiety, depression, loss or loneliness, I am here for support. Whether the challenges include past pain, present stressors or concerns for your future, I can help you navigate through your days, explore ways to regain control of your life and create a better future with healthy relationships. I believe in every individual’s intrinsic worth and innate ability to tap into their strengths and rise out of life’s challenges. I am here to help you find your joy again.
Life can present many different challenges. Some days can be more difficult than others. If you are experiencing feelings of stress, anxiety, depression, loss or loneliness, I am here for support. Whether the challenges include past pain, present stressors or concerns for your future, I can help you navigate through your days, explore ways to regain control of your life and create a better future with healthy relationships. I believe in every individual’s intrinsic worth and innate ability to tap into their strengths and rise out of life’s challenges. I am here to help you find your joy again.
(289) 274-5590 View (289) 274-5590
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Christina Skoulos
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, TCHt, CFRC, RKin, RYT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Markham, ON L3R
Are you feeling overwhelmed, lost, stuck, down, anxious, stressed, or seeking answers? Would you like to improve your health and well-being and create deeper healing, improved relationships, lasting change, and transformation in your life? Perhaps you find yourself lacking time, focus, energy, drive, connection, and have no idea how to start improving things. We all have times in life when we may feel this way. With everything going on in the world these days, it's not easy to not feel this way. But you can finally stop trying to do it all alone now. Whatever your needs may be, I am here to offer support.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, lost, stuck, down, anxious, stressed, or seeking answers? Would you like to improve your health and well-being and create deeper healing, improved relationships, lasting change, and transformation in your life? Perhaps you find yourself lacking time, focus, energy, drive, connection, and have no idea how to start improving things. We all have times in life when we may feel this way. With everything going on in the world these days, it's not easy to not feel this way. But you can finally stop trying to do it all alone now. Whatever your needs may be, I am here to offer support.
(647) 691-4349 View (647) 691-4349
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Sue Morrison
Drug & Alcohol Counsellor, BA, CAC, RPC
Verified Verified
Markham, ON L3P
Check out my website www.whitebricktherapy.com ! There you'll find links to several interviews I've done as the Mental Health Correspondent at Bullet Point News - Get to know the real me ! The most important aspect of therapy is finding the right person to be open, honest and vulnerable with. Anxiety, depression and addiction can be painful and debilitating but they are symptoms of something much deeper. I will work with you to get beneath the surface, sort through the layers of your painful memories and experiences and come to a place of deeper understanding which can be transformational !
Check out my website www.whitebricktherapy.com ! There you'll find links to several interviews I've done as the Mental Health Correspondent at Bullet Point News - Get to know the real me ! The most important aspect of therapy is finding the right person to be open, honest and vulnerable with. Anxiety, depression and addiction can be painful and debilitating but they are symptoms of something much deeper. I will work with you to get beneath the surface, sort through the layers of your painful memories and experiences and come to a place of deeper understanding which can be transformational !
(289) 723-1233 View (289) 723-1233
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Lloyd Chow
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MDiv
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Markham, ON L3R
Are you struggling to maintain good relationships, well-being and peace of mind? Lloyd is patient, kindhearted and a creative out-the-box thinker. He is passionate about holistic care, and finding a healthy balance between the bio-psycho-social-spiritual areas of life. His sensible and personable approach is down to earth, and he enjoys helping others through the process of healing and wholeness. Lloyd’s areas of interest include vocational direction, managing stress, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, sexual issues, addictions, grief and mourning, relational dynamics and anger management.
Are you struggling to maintain good relationships, well-being and peace of mind? Lloyd is patient, kindhearted and a creative out-the-box thinker. He is passionate about holistic care, and finding a healthy balance between the bio-psycho-social-spiritual areas of life. His sensible and personable approach is down to earth, and he enjoys helping others through the process of healing and wholeness. Lloyd’s areas of interest include vocational direction, managing stress, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, sexual issues, addictions, grief and mourning, relational dynamics and anger management.
(365) 655-6280 View (365) 655-6280
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Gauri Mathur
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, MPhil, RP, CCTS(I)
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Markham, ON L6E
Mental health is a process you adopt and use in the pursuit of your chosen goals.” With my knowledge, experience and zeal to endlessly advance in the field of Psychology, I aspire to bring a positive change in the life of one and many. With my extensive experience in therapy with adults, adolescents and children, I strive to provide a safe place for clients to express themselves honestly, get to understand their true feelings, and create a therapeutic journey towards healing with all my clients.
Mental health is a process you adopt and use in the pursuit of your chosen goals.” With my knowledge, experience and zeal to endlessly advance in the field of Psychology, I aspire to bring a positive change in the life of one and many. With my extensive experience in therapy with adults, adolescents and children, I strive to provide a safe place for clients to express themselves honestly, get to understand their true feelings, and create a therapeutic journey towards healing with all my clients.
(289) 809-7014 View (289) 809-7014
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Melissa Tawadros
Psychologist, MPsy,, CPsych, ,RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Markham, ON L6G  (Online Only)
Taking the first step to feeling better is always scary. I have been privileged to walk along side many individuals on their journey to improved health and well-being. My clinical work focuses on children, adolescents and adults struggling with a variety of difficulties. I tailor treatments to work with your specific needs and help you develop skills and strategies to make positive changes in your life. I welcome all individuals regardless of age, gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, language, and/or socioeconomic status.
Taking the first step to feeling better is always scary. I have been privileged to walk along side many individuals on their journey to improved health and well-being. My clinical work focuses on children, adolescents and adults struggling with a variety of difficulties. I tailor treatments to work with your specific needs and help you develop skills and strategies to make positive changes in your life. I welcome all individuals regardless of age, gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, language, and/or socioeconomic status.
(647) 699-4450 View (647) 699-4450
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Latoya Taneisha Reid
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, Dip Ed
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Markham, ON L3R
Difficult days are inevitable on life’s journey. You may be having challenges in a relationship, struggling to cope with a past or recent trauma, be a victim of abuse, bullying or race based trauma, going through a divorce or separation, worried about your relationship with children or other family members, experiencing anxiety, self-doubt, depression, stress, grief or just going through a difficult period of your life. Whatever the challenge or struggle, you don’t have to suffer in silence. IT IS OK TO NOT BE OK!! Reassuringly, there is collaborative support available to get you through.
Difficult days are inevitable on life’s journey. You may be having challenges in a relationship, struggling to cope with a past or recent trauma, be a victim of abuse, bullying or race based trauma, going through a divorce or separation, worried about your relationship with children or other family members, experiencing anxiety, self-doubt, depression, stress, grief or just going through a difficult period of your life. Whatever the challenge or struggle, you don’t have to suffer in silence. IT IS OK TO NOT BE OK!! Reassuringly, there is collaborative support available to get you through.
(587) 207-5720 View (587) 207-5720
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Your Story Counselling
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, CCC, RP
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Markham, ON L3R
Hi I'm Judy, Director at Your Story Counselling (YSC). At YSC, we understand that life can be stressful, it's easy to become disconnected from ourselves and those we love. Our goal is to help you find what you need in order to create the pathways towards your own desired journey in life. When we open ourselves up to our vulnerabilities, we open ourselves up to our full potential. We believe that all of us have the strength within ourselves to overcome and forge ahead with our own preferred way of life, love, and happiness. We all can use some help and support from time to time.
Hi I'm Judy, Director at Your Story Counselling (YSC). At YSC, we understand that life can be stressful, it's easy to become disconnected from ourselves and those we love. Our goal is to help you find what you need in order to create the pathways towards your own desired journey in life. When we open ourselves up to our vulnerabilities, we open ourselves up to our full potential. We believe that all of us have the strength within ourselves to overcome and forge ahead with our own preferred way of life, love, and happiness. We all can use some help and support from time to time.
(416) 473-3333 View (416) 473-3333
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Arvin Puyan
Registered Psychotherapist, RSW, MACP, MA
Verified Verified
Markham, ON L3T
As a psychotherapist, I provide compassionate support for clients facing depression, anxiety, OCD, work stress, and relationship challenges. In a safe and collaborative environment, I work to understand each individual's unique needs and goals. Together, we explore underlying patterns and develop tailored coping strategies. Through empathy and trust, I empower clients to enhance self-awareness, cultivate resilience, and foster positive change. My aim is to facilitate a journey of self-discovery and growth, guiding clients towards greater emotional well-being and fulfillment.
As a psychotherapist, I provide compassionate support for clients facing depression, anxiety, OCD, work stress, and relationship challenges. In a safe and collaborative environment, I work to understand each individual's unique needs and goals. Together, we explore underlying patterns and develop tailored coping strategies. Through empathy and trust, I empower clients to enhance self-awareness, cultivate resilience, and foster positive change. My aim is to facilitate a journey of self-discovery and growth, guiding clients towards greater emotional well-being and fulfillment.
(365) 305-0034 View (365) 305-0034
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James Vickers
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Markham, ON L3R
Are you in a newer relationship and doubting which direction things are going in? Have you and your partner been facing increased levels of conflict that you are finding more challenging to resolve ? Are you and your partner wondering how to restore things to where they once were? Are you and your partner up against a looming threat of separation and either don't want to give up on the relationship or want to separate in respectful ways that can benefit everyone ?
Are you in a newer relationship and doubting which direction things are going in? Have you and your partner been facing increased levels of conflict that you are finding more challenging to resolve ? Are you and your partner wondering how to restore things to where they once were? Are you and your partner up against a looming threat of separation and either don't want to give up on the relationship or want to separate in respectful ways that can benefit everyone ?
(647) 697-9288 View (647) 697-9288
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Rameet Singh
Registered Psychotherapist, EdD, MEd
Verified Verified
Markham, ON L3S  (Online Only)
Rameet Mind-Soul Psychotherapy offers an approach that works with the intuitive wisdom of the many dimensions of yourself: Your Mind, Body & Spirit. I offer a holistic approach & create the space for your true-self, spirituality & personal divine-connection in session. Of particular specialization in my work with women is combining divine feminine healing & awakening. Some of the issues addressed include depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship issues, trauma, abuse, grief & loss, spiritual issues & more. All faiths, backgrounds & beliefs are honoured & understood as intricate part of our healing
Rameet Mind-Soul Psychotherapy offers an approach that works with the intuitive wisdom of the many dimensions of yourself: Your Mind, Body & Spirit. I offer a holistic approach & create the space for your true-self, spirituality & personal divine-connection in session. Of particular specialization in my work with women is combining divine feminine healing & awakening. Some of the issues addressed include depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship issues, trauma, abuse, grief & loss, spiritual issues & more. All faiths, backgrounds & beliefs are honoured & understood as intricate part of our healing
(647) 492-7336 View (647) 492-7336

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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.