Dissociative Disorders (DID) Therapists in North York, ON

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Mirisse Foroughe
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
North York, ON M5N
I work with kids, teens, parents, and families looking to improve their relationships, feel better about themselves, or to work through difficulties that have come up. People see me when they want a change and need support or skills to find their way through it. Parents see me to learn how to help their child feel and do their best.
I work with kids, teens, parents, and families looking to improve their relationships, feel better about themselves, or to work through difficulties that have come up. People see me when they want a change and need support or skills to find their way through it. Parents see me to learn how to help their child feel and do their best.
(647) 697-7421 View (647) 697-7421
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Alysha Bernstein
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, TITC-TC
Verified Verified
North York, ON M2P
You may be here because how you usually cope is not working or you may never have found an inner voice or strategy that has helped. I have a passion for working with individuals and youth who are currently or have experienced trauma or complex trauma. The response to these experiences show up as anxiety, depression, negative self-talk, struggles with disordered eating or addictions. Every client is different and I work collaboratively with you to find a comfortable rhythm that best suits your needs. I focus on building a strong and trusting relationship together and knowing what you are getting into will help mediate those fears.
You may be here because how you usually cope is not working or you may never have found an inner voice or strategy that has helped. I have a passion for working with individuals and youth who are currently or have experienced trauma or complex trauma. The response to these experiences show up as anxiety, depression, negative self-talk, struggles with disordered eating or addictions. Every client is different and I work collaboratively with you to find a comfortable rhythm that best suits your needs. I focus on building a strong and trusting relationship together and knowing what you are getting into will help mediate those fears.
(647) 493-3486 View (647) 493-3486
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ShemaTherapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
North York, ON M3C
Are you navigating challenges such as depression, anxiety, postpartum issues, lack of motivation, grief, or feeling burnt out? Perhaps you're also dealing with issues related to ADHD. At Shematherapy, I offer support services for youth, adults, and individuals in various areas of their lives, including women's health, family dynamics, school, and relationships.
Are you navigating challenges such as depression, anxiety, postpartum issues, lack of motivation, grief, or feeling burnt out? Perhaps you're also dealing with issues related to ADHD. At Shematherapy, I offer support services for youth, adults, and individuals in various areas of their lives, including women's health, family dynamics, school, and relationships.
(647) 559-0118 View (647) 559-0118
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Breakthrough Therapy
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
North York, ON M2H
We are a boutique practice consisting of a group of highly trained and accomplished healthcare professionals, dedicated to helping you make a shift towards healing using emerging and disruptive mental health care practices. Our speciality, Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy, places us at the intersection of medicine and psychology, a rapidly expanding field at a global level in which much has been achieved and much remains a deeply consequential work-in-progress.
We are a boutique practice consisting of a group of highly trained and accomplished healthcare professionals, dedicated to helping you make a shift towards healing using emerging and disruptive mental health care practices. Our speciality, Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy, places us at the intersection of medicine and psychology, a rapidly expanding field at a global level in which much has been achieved and much remains a deeply consequential work-in-progress.
(289) 301-8425 View (289) 301-8425
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Helen Vilenski, MA, RP
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
North York, ON M6B
Are you struggling with unresolved trauma, relationship issues, anger, depression, anxiety or low self-esteem? I am a creative, compassionate and skilled psychotherapist. I believe that the pains from our past shape the way we relate to the world today. Psychotherapy helps to safely explore the pain and regain personal control. Having worked 13 years at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and subsequently 9 years in private practice, I have extensive experience helping clients with depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, grief, self-esteem and relationship issues.
Are you struggling with unresolved trauma, relationship issues, anger, depression, anxiety or low self-esteem? I am a creative, compassionate and skilled psychotherapist. I believe that the pains from our past shape the way we relate to the world today. Psychotherapy helps to safely explore the pain and regain personal control. Having worked 13 years at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and subsequently 9 years in private practice, I have extensive experience helping clients with depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, grief, self-esteem and relationship issues.
(647) 496-8189 View (647) 496-8189
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ReNu Counselling & Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North York, ON M5M
ReNu Counselling & Psychotherapy offers counselling and psychotherapy services for a diverse range of issues. We offer culturally-informed care to people of various racial and ethnic backgrounds. Our therapists strive to create a welcoming environment that helps clients lead more fulfilling lives. We provide a range of services to meet different income-levels, therapeutic needs, and approach preferences.
ReNu Counselling & Psychotherapy offers counselling and psychotherapy services for a diverse range of issues. We offer culturally-informed care to people of various racial and ethnic backgrounds. Our therapists strive to create a welcoming environment that helps clients lead more fulfilling lives. We provide a range of services to meet different income-levels, therapeutic needs, and approach preferences.
(647) 699-1323 View (647) 699-1323
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Hossein Abdollahi Sani
Registered Psychotherapist, MD(IMG), CRPO, OACCPP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North York, ON M2N
As a registered psychotherapist in Canada I thrive to understand my clients’ concerns and issues primarily. I provide therapy and counseling to many clients all around the world. Many of my clients are referred by their family doctor, friends or family. My private office is where I invite most of my clients. However, I also offer online psychotherapy and counseling by Teletherapy. In our first sessions I start with a brief assessment through a short casual conversation. Then we talk about any psychological, physical or relationship issues you would like to share. My approach is REBT, Mindfulness, systemic family and couple.
As a registered psychotherapist in Canada I thrive to understand my clients’ concerns and issues primarily. I provide therapy and counseling to many clients all around the world. Many of my clients are referred by their family doctor, friends or family. My private office is where I invite most of my clients. However, I also offer online psychotherapy and counseling by Teletherapy. In our first sessions I start with a brief assessment through a short casual conversation. Then we talk about any psychological, physical or relationship issues you would like to share. My approach is REBT, Mindfulness, systemic family and couple.
(289) 807-0631 View (289) 807-0631
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Kat Singer
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
North York, ON M3J  (Online Only)
Seeking support can be tough when you are deemed to be "too high functioning" to struggle. Finding a therapist who gets you makes a big difference! If in spite of all your efforts to solve your issues you find yourself feeling stuck, confused, numb, frustrated, sad, or anxious, let's have a chat! Together, we can explore your challenges, and figure out what makes life meaningful to you. We can work on recognizing and breaking out of patterns that no longer serve you, building new skills, and developing deeper, more meaningful relationships with others, as well as compassion and appreciation for yourself.
Seeking support can be tough when you are deemed to be "too high functioning" to struggle. Finding a therapist who gets you makes a big difference! If in spite of all your efforts to solve your issues you find yourself feeling stuck, confused, numb, frustrated, sad, or anxious, let's have a chat! Together, we can explore your challenges, and figure out what makes life meaningful to you. We can work on recognizing and breaking out of patterns that no longer serve you, building new skills, and developing deeper, more meaningful relationships with others, as well as compassion and appreciation for yourself.
(289) 514-0052 View (289) 514-0052
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Behnoosh Amelimousavi
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North York, ON M2L  (Online Only)
I have a proven record of more than 10 years of dealing with a wide range of clients, including those struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, and other mental health issues. I have also worked extensively with couples and families. I am skilled in using a variety of therapeutic approaches, including CBT, Solution Focused Therapy, Trauma-informed interventions ( IFS, Somatic works, yoga therapy, Hypnotherapy), Mindfulness, Family Counselling, and Couple Therapy.
I have a proven record of more than 10 years of dealing with a wide range of clients, including those struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, and other mental health issues. I have also worked extensively with couples and families. I am skilled in using a variety of therapeutic approaches, including CBT, Solution Focused Therapy, Trauma-informed interventions ( IFS, Somatic works, yoga therapy, Hypnotherapy), Mindfulness, Family Counselling, and Couple Therapy.
(289) 401-5292 View (289) 401-5292
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Cassandra Crawford
Registered Social Worker, MSW RSW
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
North York, ON M4A
Waitlist for new clients
As the innovative Brené Brown once said "when we deny our story, it defines us, but when we own our story, we can write a brave new ending". We all have a story that's filled with difficult times, hardship and unique experiences that have shaped who you are now. What happens next is up to you, as you have more control than you might think. if you're ready to take the next step in changing your life for the better then I invite you to allow me to be a part of that, where I can offer a safe space free of judgement and criticism. Instead I can help guide you toward your goals offering clarity, perspective and empathic understanding.
As the innovative Brené Brown once said "when we deny our story, it defines us, but when we own our story, we can write a brave new ending". We all have a story that's filled with difficult times, hardship and unique experiences that have shaped who you are now. What happens next is up to you, as you have more control than you might think. if you're ready to take the next step in changing your life for the better then I invite you to allow me to be a part of that, where I can offer a safe space free of judgement and criticism. Instead I can help guide you toward your goals offering clarity, perspective and empathic understanding.
(289) 274-2462 View (289) 274-2462
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Maria Desmoctt
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP, TITC-CT, CCTP-II
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
North York, ON M2H  (Online Only)
I do not have an ideal client, as every single client is treated as a unique individual who shows their vulnerability and seeks empathy and support in a non-judgemental space.
I do not have an ideal client, as every single client is treated as a unique individual who shows their vulnerability and seeks empathy and support in a non-judgemental space.
(289) 207-5131 View (289) 207-5131
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Mindy Jiang
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North York, ON M2J
Change on the outside comes from healing from within. We want to leave the past behind and move on with life, but sometimes still feel trapped by the impact of the past trauma. Avoiding triggers and disconnecting from painful emotions may bring temporary relief, but prevent recovery in the long term. However, it could be difficult to manage the distress and intense emotions when being triggered, and you need professional help in the process. I provide a safe space for clients to tell stories, understand their inner world, learn about the impact of trauma, process emotions, connect with themselves, make meaning, and heal within.
Change on the outside comes from healing from within. We want to leave the past behind and move on with life, but sometimes still feel trapped by the impact of the past trauma. Avoiding triggers and disconnecting from painful emotions may bring temporary relief, but prevent recovery in the long term. However, it could be difficult to manage the distress and intense emotions when being triggered, and you need professional help in the process. I provide a safe space for clients to tell stories, understand their inner world, learn about the impact of trauma, process emotions, connect with themselves, make meaning, and heal within.
(365) 803-5169 View (365) 803-5169
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Sandra Ragheb
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MEd, RP
Verified Verified
North York, ON M3N
Are you haunted by the fear of being hurt? Do thoughts of losing someone dear to you send waves of anxiety through your mind? Does the mere idea of criticism leave you feeling vulnerable and exposed? It's okay to admit these feelings. Many of us grapple with similar struggles. With a passion for healing and a commitment to empowering individuals on their journey to mental wellness, I’m a dedicated psychotherapist committed to guiding you toward positive transformation and growth. As your therapist, I offer a safe and non-judgmental space for you to explore and evolve.
Are you haunted by the fear of being hurt? Do thoughts of losing someone dear to you send waves of anxiety through your mind? Does the mere idea of criticism leave you feeling vulnerable and exposed? It's okay to admit these feelings. Many of us grapple with similar struggles. With a passion for healing and a commitment to empowering individuals on their journey to mental wellness, I’m a dedicated psychotherapist committed to guiding you toward positive transformation and growth. As your therapist, I offer a safe and non-judgmental space for you to explore and evolve.
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Paul T P Wong
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
North York, ON M2M  (Online Only)
My ideal client is willing to engage in self-reflection, explore the deeper existential issues related to his/her predicament, and discover the pathways of actualizing his/her potential and dream. Such a client can be a new college graduate struggling for a better understanding of her self-identity or a senior questioning his life's meaning. The issues I am best suited to addressing are both the dark sides of the human condition-such as depression, anxiety, anger, loss, suffering, and death-and the bright sides of personal growth and flourishing.
My ideal client is willing to engage in self-reflection, explore the deeper existential issues related to his/her predicament, and discover the pathways of actualizing his/her potential and dream. Such a client can be a new college graduate struggling for a better understanding of her self-identity or a senior questioning his life's meaning. The issues I am best suited to addressing are both the dark sides of the human condition-such as depression, anxiety, anger, loss, suffering, and death-and the bright sides of personal growth and flourishing.
(855) 690-4409 View (855) 690-4409
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Jason Shaul Ellenbogen
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
North York, ON M5M
My full time private practice in Toronto was established in 1998, and with close to 20 years of experience as a individual and family therapist I treat a wide range of disorders. I have also specialized in the treatment of youth and young adults who are struggling with mental health disorders, family conflict, and school refusal. Another focus of my practice is to provide counselling and resources to high-functioning autistic (ASD) youth and their families. Besides treatment, my practice provides case management, assessment and referral services for clients and their families.
My full time private practice in Toronto was established in 1998, and with close to 20 years of experience as a individual and family therapist I treat a wide range of disorders. I have also specialized in the treatment of youth and young adults who are struggling with mental health disorders, family conflict, and school refusal. Another focus of my practice is to provide counselling and resources to high-functioning autistic (ASD) youth and their families. Besides treatment, my practice provides case management, assessment and referral services for clients and their families.
(647) 490-6461 View (647) 490-6461
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Sergiy Svitashev
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD
Verified Verified
North York, ON M3J  (Online Only)
I provide psychotherapy which is grounded on listening and understanding. There is much for me to hear before I get the full picture of what is going on in your life, and lots to discover for you and me together before the time comes for my expert advice. My main discovery of the last decade is that people can come to many therapists, for many times and yet not become ready ever to say openly what is the matter. It is why I know my clients need time to assume that I am really on their side. To figure out, bit by bit, what the possible advice or solution can be and then help you to do that we decide to do, I have my basic training in client-centered psychotherapy (“by Carl Rogers”), and I am a very, very orthodox Rogerian therapist. In addition, I have studied cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectic-behavioral therapy, music psychotherapy and non-directive child play psychotherapy. I will apply in your situation that which matches your particular needs. Also, I realized that some ideas of psychoanalysis, Adlerian psychotherapy, Existential therapy and Logotherapy can be helpful as well.
I provide psychotherapy which is grounded on listening and understanding. There is much for me to hear before I get the full picture of what is going on in your life, and lots to discover for you and me together before the time comes for my expert advice. My main discovery of the last decade is that people can come to many therapists, for many times and yet not become ready ever to say openly what is the matter. It is why I know my clients need time to assume that I am really on their side. To figure out, bit by bit, what the possible advice or solution can be and then help you to do that we decide to do, I have my basic training in client-centered psychotherapy (“by Carl Rogers”), and I am a very, very orthodox Rogerian therapist. In addition, I have studied cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectic-behavioral therapy, music psychotherapy and non-directive child play psychotherapy. I will apply in your situation that which matches your particular needs. Also, I realized that some ideas of psychoanalysis, Adlerian psychotherapy, Existential therapy and Logotherapy can be helpful as well.
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Annette Poizner
Registered Social Worker, MSW, EdD, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
North York, ON M2N  (Online Only)
I analyze your short essay/childhood memories/dreams you bring in - to figure you out FAST: personality style, intra-psychic function, core issues, growth edge, strengths, challenges. First, extensive feedback, a 360 that also considers nutrition, lifestyle, cognitive style, etc, then EMDR, NLP to architect change. I specialize in some (not all) problems that have been unresponsive to conventional psychotherapy (i.e. OCD). I use Jungian & Eastern wisdom, Ken Wilber, Ericksonian, Internal Family Systems to engineer change on an unconscious level. I tend to be selective to ensure best chance of success. (no substance abuse, BPD, etc)
I analyze your short essay/childhood memories/dreams you bring in - to figure you out FAST: personality style, intra-psychic function, core issues, growth edge, strengths, challenges. First, extensive feedback, a 360 that also considers nutrition, lifestyle, cognitive style, etc, then EMDR, NLP to architect change. I specialize in some (not all) problems that have been unresponsive to conventional psychotherapy (i.e. OCD). I use Jungian & Eastern wisdom, Ken Wilber, Ericksonian, Internal Family Systems to engineer change on an unconscious level. I tend to be selective to ensure best chance of success. (no substance abuse, BPD, etc)
(289) 278-6739 View (289) 278-6739
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David Bruce
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, C-PD, ASDCS, ADHD-CP, CCTP-II
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North York, ON M3B  (Online Only)
You're hurting. Despite the brave front, you're wondering if anyone really sees you, hears you, or understands you. In moments of deep honesty, you admit to yourself that you've been feeling this way for a long, long time. A friend of yours, a family member, maybe even your partner has told you that You could use "some help." You've googled your symptoms and downloaded apps, but you're really not sure what's going on with you. You've even tried therapy before, but it only seemed to scratch the surface. You're not alone, believe me. You sound like most of my clients.
You're hurting. Despite the brave front, you're wondering if anyone really sees you, hears you, or understands you. In moments of deep honesty, you admit to yourself that you've been feeling this way for a long, long time. A friend of yours, a family member, maybe even your partner has told you that You could use "some help." You've googled your symptoms and downloaded apps, but you're really not sure what's going on with you. You've even tried therapy before, but it only seemed to scratch the surface. You're not alone, believe me. You sound like most of my clients.
(647) 696-7898 x103 View (647) 696-7898 x103
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Joe (Jeong) Han
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
North York, ON M3B  (Online Only)
My name is Joe, a registered social worker with over ten years of experience in various settings (i.e. community mental health, schools, treatment centers..). I'm currently accepting new clients and offer free initial consultations (please connect via email). My approach to therapy is client-centered and collaborative, finding a balance between different evidence-informed approaches that are anti-oppressive. Whether you're an individual, a young adult, or part of a couple or family, I'm here to collaborate with you on enhancing your mental health that is sensitive to the intersections of your identity.
My name is Joe, a registered social worker with over ten years of experience in various settings (i.e. community mental health, schools, treatment centers..). I'm currently accepting new clients and offer free initial consultations (please connect via email). My approach to therapy is client-centered and collaborative, finding a balance between different evidence-informed approaches that are anti-oppressive. Whether you're an individual, a young adult, or part of a couple or family, I'm here to collaborate with you on enhancing your mental health that is sensitive to the intersections of your identity.
(289) 272-7503 View (289) 272-7503
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Wendy Mae Kirk
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, RP, CIT, RLT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
North York, ON M3A
I am a Sex Therapist, Registered Psychotherapist, Certified Imago Therapist and Relational Life Therapist. I have been working with clients of various ages since 1996, providing support, direction, helping them make good decisions for their lives, as well as helping them heal from painful experiences in the past. I design a personalized, bespoke program of therapy, tailored to each person's individual needs. I work with clients that want to move forward into a healthier way of living, relating and becoming the best that they can be. I have personal experience with spoon therapy. For more information, please visit my website.
I am a Sex Therapist, Registered Psychotherapist, Certified Imago Therapist and Relational Life Therapist. I have been working with clients of various ages since 1996, providing support, direction, helping them make good decisions for their lives, as well as helping them heal from painful experiences in the past. I design a personalized, bespoke program of therapy, tailored to each person's individual needs. I work with clients that want to move forward into a healthier way of living, relating and becoming the best that they can be. I have personal experience with spoon therapy. For more information, please visit my website.
(647) 931-9528 View (647) 931-9528

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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.