Dissociative Disorders (DID) Therapists in Ottawa, ON

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Robert Fierro
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2P
Hello. I'm Robert Fierro, a registered social worker practicing as a psychotherapist on on the traditional and un-ceded territory of the Anishnaabeg nation. - I came to my practice as a result of a profound curiosity into how the mind copes with difficult experiences and I believe that we can come to a deeper and more integrated understanding of ourselves and each other by exploring these experiences in the present moment with a trusted partner. I can say with certainty this happens outside of therapy, and that at times therapy is a critical to the healing process.
Hello. I'm Robert Fierro, a registered social worker practicing as a psychotherapist on on the traditional and un-ceded territory of the Anishnaabeg nation. - I came to my practice as a result of a profound curiosity into how the mind copes with difficult experiences and I believe that we can come to a deeper and more integrated understanding of ourselves and each other by exploring these experiences in the present moment with a trusted partner. I can say with certainty this happens outside of therapy, and that at times therapy is a critical to the healing process.
(343) 308-2535 View (343) 308-2535
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Ottawa Centre for Resilience
Psychologist, CPsych
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1S
We are currently accepting clients immediately with NO WAIT for psychotherapy (children, adolescents, adults, and families). You can book an intake here: aws-portal/owlpractice.ca/ocfr We are a mental health centre for childhood trauma & dissociation, attachment, adoption, and high-conflict families for Ottawa and surrounding areas. Our clinicians have advanced training in a variety of evidence-based trauma-informed approaches for treating children, youth, adults, and families, including psycho-biologically and somatic based approaches, such as EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, SMART, Brainspotting, and Safe and Sound Protocol.
We are currently accepting clients immediately with NO WAIT for psychotherapy (children, adolescents, adults, and families). You can book an intake here: aws-portal/owlpractice.ca/ocfr We are a mental health centre for childhood trauma & dissociation, attachment, adoption, and high-conflict families for Ottawa and surrounding areas. Our clinicians have advanced training in a variety of evidence-based trauma-informed approaches for treating children, youth, adults, and families, including psycho-biologically and somatic based approaches, such as EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, SMART, Brainspotting, and Safe and Sound Protocol.
(613) 714-0662 View (613) 714-0662
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Jennifer Brown
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2P
My objective in therapy is to foster strength and resilience in my clients so that they feel empowered to set and meet goals as part of a safe, supportive, nonjudgmental, and encouraging therapeutic alliance. I provide trauma-informed psychotherapy services to individuals who are experiencing issues relating to (but not limited to) past traumatic events, abuse, difficulties in interpersonal relationships, mood or panic disorders, and chronic illness/pain. I work with youth, adults, and seniors and have also worked a great deal with the single-mother community.
My objective in therapy is to foster strength and resilience in my clients so that they feel empowered to set and meet goals as part of a safe, supportive, nonjudgmental, and encouraging therapeutic alliance. I provide trauma-informed psychotherapy services to individuals who are experiencing issues relating to (but not limited to) past traumatic events, abuse, difficulties in interpersonal relationships, mood or panic disorders, and chronic illness/pain. I work with youth, adults, and seniors and have also worked a great deal with the single-mother community.
(343) 308-7402 View (343) 308-7402
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Louise Blackburn
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2E
Life can present challenges that sometimes seem overwhelming. Whether you are struggling with a recent difficulty, an ongoing issue, or a past trauma, it can be helpful to explore ways you can work toward a resolution, personal growth, and achieve a greater sense of well being. I am a registered clinical social worker / psychotherapist providing mental health and trauma / PTSD therapy services. I am EMDR certified and also draw from a wide range of therapeutic approaches based on the client's needs.
Life can present challenges that sometimes seem overwhelming. Whether you are struggling with a recent difficulty, an ongoing issue, or a past trauma, it can be helpful to explore ways you can work toward a resolution, personal growth, and achieve a greater sense of well being. I am a registered clinical social worker / psychotherapist providing mental health and trauma / PTSD therapy services. I am EMDR certified and also draw from a wide range of therapeutic approaches based on the client's needs.
(613) 707-7352 View (613) 707-7352
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Dong Oh at Tracey & Co Inc
MN, RN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K0A
Are you suffering from narcissistic abuse and looking to heal your heart from it? Are you sick of always needing to meet others’ needs at the expense of your soul because of the way they always shame you if you don’t meet their demands? If you already fully acknowledge that you currently are or have suffered from narcissistic abuse in your life, that is already a huge step towards your healed heart. A lot of the time, people who have experienced life-long narcissistic abuse have a very difficult time awakening to the reality of the fact that they are suffering from it. They are so used to the abuse that it becomes a norm to them.
Are you suffering from narcissistic abuse and looking to heal your heart from it? Are you sick of always needing to meet others’ needs at the expense of your soul because of the way they always shame you if you don’t meet their demands? If you already fully acknowledge that you currently are or have suffered from narcissistic abuse in your life, that is already a huge step towards your healed heart. A lot of the time, people who have experienced life-long narcissistic abuse have a very difficult time awakening to the reality of the fact that they are suffering from it. They are so used to the abuse that it becomes a norm to them.
(437) 371-5861 View (437) 371-5861
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Clyde Thaddeus Mason
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, BSW
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1Y  (Online Only)
Transgender people who are on land currently stolen by “canada” are my clients and peers. If you are trans or 2S and seeking liberation and trauma recovery, you are welcome here. You carry a history of overlapping traumas that your body contains the memory of. You carry stories of abusive relationships, substance use, grief, homelessness, religious violence, or anti-fatness. You dissociate often, you experience self-harm, or flashbacks surface in your sleep. You may have a parts system and you may be neurodivergent. You value a therapist who is Autistic and encourages stimming and unmasking in session.
Transgender people who are on land currently stolen by “canada” are my clients and peers. If you are trans or 2S and seeking liberation and trauma recovery, you are welcome here. You carry a history of overlapping traumas that your body contains the memory of. You carry stories of abusive relationships, substance use, grief, homelessness, religious violence, or anti-fatness. You dissociate often, you experience self-harm, or flashbacks surface in your sleep. You may have a parts system and you may be neurodivergent. You value a therapist who is Autistic and encourages stimming and unmasking in session.
(437) 747-6341 View (437) 747-6341
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Andy L'Heureux
Registered Psychotherapist, BSc, MEd
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1L  (Online Only)
Therapy doesn't have to be scary! I know first-hand what it can be like to suffer in silence, longing for change, & struggling to find someone who "gets" you. If you grew up in a home where you didn't get the support that you needed, if you went through something that you feel like you have never recovered from, or if you feel like a black sheep everywhere you go, I would be happy to co-create a non-judgmental healing space where you feel seen, heard, & valued. We can work on things like learning to understand yourself, re-gaining control of your life, & appreciating the parts of you that have clawed you out of your darkest times.
Therapy doesn't have to be scary! I know first-hand what it can be like to suffer in silence, longing for change, & struggling to find someone who "gets" you. If you grew up in a home where you didn't get the support that you needed, if you went through something that you feel like you have never recovered from, or if you feel like a black sheep everywhere you go, I would be happy to co-create a non-judgmental healing space where you feel seen, heard, & valued. We can work on things like learning to understand yourself, re-gaining control of your life, & appreciating the parts of you that have clawed you out of your darkest times.
(647) 697-4449 View (647) 697-4449
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Root to Leaf Counselling Ltd
Counsellor, MA , MEd, CCC
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2S
I work with individuals who want to feel better - whether you are suffering from the effects of trauma, childhood abuse, neglect, mental health issues, depression, anxiety, or you're just not feeling like yourself anymore. Sometimes a new challenge can trigger old wounds and suddenly life seems overwhelming. Together, we can explore where things may have gone off course to equip you with the insight, skills, and motivation to move forward. My approach is eclectic, using body-based interventions that are safe and proven effective. My belief is that every person has the capacity to heal; No one is broken, and everything is possible.
I work with individuals who want to feel better - whether you are suffering from the effects of trauma, childhood abuse, neglect, mental health issues, depression, anxiety, or you're just not feeling like yourself anymore. Sometimes a new challenge can trigger old wounds and suddenly life seems overwhelming. Together, we can explore where things may have gone off course to equip you with the insight, skills, and motivation to move forward. My approach is eclectic, using body-based interventions that are safe and proven effective. My belief is that every person has the capacity to heal; No one is broken, and everything is possible.
(613) 209-4257 View (613) 209-4257
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Ella Bolourian
Counsellor, MA, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K0A  (Online Only)
As you go along in life, do you find yourself switching between different moods and hijacked by so many contradictory feelings and impulses that feel out of your control or conscious awareness? You may wish to live life more fully and meaningfully while you find yourself inhibited or limited with struggles between your wish for involvement in ordinary life and fear of leaving the house, mistrust of relationships, or hopelessness about future. In dealing with these personal challenges, you may feel flooded and severely anxious or in trying to disconnect or deny these responses, may feel chronically depressed and alienated from self.
As you go along in life, do you find yourself switching between different moods and hijacked by so many contradictory feelings and impulses that feel out of your control or conscious awareness? You may wish to live life more fully and meaningfully while you find yourself inhibited or limited with struggles between your wish for involvement in ordinary life and fear of leaving the house, mistrust of relationships, or hopelessness about future. In dealing with these personal challenges, you may feel flooded and severely anxious or in trying to disconnect or deny these responses, may feel chronically depressed and alienated from self.
(778) 771-3952 View (778) 771-3952
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Lucie Ritchie & Heal Psychotherapy Inc.
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K4M
The impacts of trauma rewire the brain and nervous system to experience the world as a threatening place. This adaptation alters how we relate to ourselves and others, and it leads us away from authentic identity. Trauma, whether big or small, includes events like past childhood abuse, emotional neglect, violence, grief, rejection, chronic pain and illness, to name a few. You may become stressed, anxious, experience intrusive thoughts, fear, and rage. You may feel alone, easily triggered, trapped, and like there’s a void within—like you just can’t be yourself again. Yet, you have no clue that it all stems from unprocessed trauma.
The impacts of trauma rewire the brain and nervous system to experience the world as a threatening place. This adaptation alters how we relate to ourselves and others, and it leads us away from authentic identity. Trauma, whether big or small, includes events like past childhood abuse, emotional neglect, violence, grief, rejection, chronic pain and illness, to name a few. You may become stressed, anxious, experience intrusive thoughts, fear, and rage. You may feel alone, easily triggered, trapped, and like there’s a void within—like you just can’t be yourself again. Yet, you have no clue that it all stems from unprocessed trauma.
(289) 271-1845 View (289) 271-1845
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Christina Whidden
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1V
Waitlist for new clients
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stuck, ready for change? I am here to provide a safe and comfortable space where we can explore your concerns together. Whether you are struggling with self-acceptance, depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, relationship difficulties, or otherwise, these concerns may be negatively impacting your quality of life. Therapy can help. Through our work together, we will strive to reduce the symptoms causing you distress and do our best to create positive change to lead to a life that is more rewarding, fulfilling, and valuable for you.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stuck, ready for change? I am here to provide a safe and comfortable space where we can explore your concerns together. Whether you are struggling with self-acceptance, depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, relationship difficulties, or otherwise, these concerns may be negatively impacting your quality of life. Therapy can help. Through our work together, we will strive to reduce the symptoms causing you distress and do our best to create positive change to lead to a life that is more rewarding, fulfilling, and valuable for you.
(343) 312-5345 View (343) 312-5345
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Tiina Kivinen
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MACP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1K  (Online Only)
People I work with are often seeking help for feelings of overwhelm or emotional pain. Some are managing emotions like anxiety, stress, and depression, while others are healing from past trauma. But there's hope. The path toward understanding and emotional well-being is something we can walk together. I focus on helping those who are navigating various life transitions, healing emotional pain, or simply want to understand themselves better. In partnering with me, we'll open doors to new possibilities of healing and growth. In our sessions, we'll work together to make your life tangibly better.
People I work with are often seeking help for feelings of overwhelm or emotional pain. Some are managing emotions like anxiety, stress, and depression, while others are healing from past trauma. But there's hope. The path toward understanding and emotional well-being is something we can walk together. I focus on helping those who are navigating various life transitions, healing emotional pain, or simply want to understand themselves better. In partnering with me, we'll open doors to new possibilities of healing and growth. In our sessions, we'll work together to make your life tangibly better.
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Sandra Cocea
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, DVATI
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1K  (Online Only)
Hi there and welcome to my practice! I specialize in working with women and youth from an evidence-based, empathetic and down-to-earth approach. My goal is to foster an environment of safety and openness where we can work together on one or multiple issues. I primarily focus on "parts" work. That means learning about the different parts of ourselves, including those that are stuck, hurt or reactive, in order to facilitate healing and respond to situations from a place of calm, compassion and confidence. I also believe in the benefits of humour and laughter, and allowing space for it in session!
Hi there and welcome to my practice! I specialize in working with women and youth from an evidence-based, empathetic and down-to-earth approach. My goal is to foster an environment of safety and openness where we can work together on one or multiple issues. I primarily focus on "parts" work. That means learning about the different parts of ourselves, including those that are stuck, hurt or reactive, in order to facilitate healing and respond to situations from a place of calm, compassion and confidence. I also believe in the benefits of humour and laughter, and allowing space for it in session!
(343) 801-4175 View (343) 801-4175
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Jillian Everett
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1S  (Online Only)
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS - NO WAIT-LIST - Hi! My name is Jill and I am a Registered Psychotherapist. I am passionate about helping teenagers and adults through issues such as anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, relationships/communication, trauma, mood disorders, or any struggle they may experience. Through identifying the underlying causes of the issues being faced, clients can realize their strengths and adjust their approach to situations and relationships. The first step to change and healing is finding the right fit for someone to talk to, and I would love to help you through your journey.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS - NO WAIT-LIST - Hi! My name is Jill and I am a Registered Psychotherapist. I am passionate about helping teenagers and adults through issues such as anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, relationships/communication, trauma, mood disorders, or any struggle they may experience. Through identifying the underlying causes of the issues being faced, clients can realize their strengths and adjust their approach to situations and relationships. The first step to change and healing is finding the right fit for someone to talk to, and I would love to help you through your journey.
(613) 704-4033 View (613) 704-4033
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Ghislaine Benmoussa
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, Qualify
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1S
Bienvenue. Il m’est un plaisir de vous accompagner dans un travail vers la profondeur de votre expérience pour vous aider à cibler vos propres besoins et à les combler. Pour moi, la relation client-thérapeute est au cœur du processus thérapeutique. C’est pourquoi c’est avec attention que je prends soin de ma relation avec vous afin de vous offrir un espace sécuritaire, de confiance et sans jugement. Il m’est crucial que vous vous sentiez vue, entendue, soutenue, affirmée et honorée durant votre processus de guérison.
Bienvenue. Il m’est un plaisir de vous accompagner dans un travail vers la profondeur de votre expérience pour vous aider à cibler vos propres besoins et à les combler. Pour moi, la relation client-thérapeute est au cœur du processus thérapeutique. C’est pourquoi c’est avec attention que je prends soin de ma relation avec vous afin de vous offrir un espace sécuritaire, de confiance et sans jugement. Il m’est crucial que vous vous sentiez vue, entendue, soutenue, affirmée et honorée durant votre processus de guérison.
(343) 312-5274 View (343) 312-5274
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Jumana Daibl
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BS, MA, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2C  (Online Only)
True life is lived when little changes occur. I sincerely believe change is possible in all of us with the support and proper guidance. Everyone possesses the tools they need to heal and fully realize their life's ambitions. I believe in empowering you to develop your own toolbox of strategies and skills to find strength, resilience and emotional growth. With the proper tool, every issue can be solved
True life is lived when little changes occur. I sincerely believe change is possible in all of us with the support and proper guidance. Everyone possesses the tools they need to heal and fully realize their life's ambitions. I believe in empowering you to develop your own toolbox of strategies and skills to find strength, resilience and emotional growth. With the proper tool, every issue can be solved
(343) 338-5149 View (343) 338-5149
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Max Monoogian
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1Z
Waitlist for new clients
Suffering is an inherent part of the human experience. However, we often feel that we are alone in our suffering, that no one can relate to our experiences, or that we don’t deserve to find peace in our lives. This can create feelings of frustration and despair, and we begin to feel stuck, unable to connect with others. Fear of judgement, along with our vulnerabilities can keep us from reaching out when we need it the most. I am confident that every person holds an innate understanding of what they need to heal and grow. Grounded in compassion, humility, and curiosity, my aim is to co-create a safe, open space for self-exploration.
Suffering is an inherent part of the human experience. However, we often feel that we are alone in our suffering, that no one can relate to our experiences, or that we don’t deserve to find peace in our lives. This can create feelings of frustration and despair, and we begin to feel stuck, unable to connect with others. Fear of judgement, along with our vulnerabilities can keep us from reaching out when we need it the most. I am confident that every person holds an innate understanding of what they need to heal and grow. Grounded in compassion, humility, and curiosity, my aim is to co-create a safe, open space for self-exploration.
(343) 312-6976 View (343) 312-6976
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Sasha Cunningham
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1N
I believe our bodies tell us important information and we need to listen to its unspoken voice. Through a somatic and humanistic approach of mind-body connection and embodiment practices, I work with clients to gently unlock trauma and shame to help them gain clarity, increase creativity, and move toward a more fulfilling and peaceful life as their authentic selves. Attachment theory, family systems, narrative therapy, and emotionally focused therapy can also be integrated and will be fostered depending on the unique needs of the client.
I believe our bodies tell us important information and we need to listen to its unspoken voice. Through a somatic and humanistic approach of mind-body connection and embodiment practices, I work with clients to gently unlock trauma and shame to help them gain clarity, increase creativity, and move toward a more fulfilling and peaceful life as their authentic selves. Attachment theory, family systems, narrative therapy, and emotionally focused therapy can also be integrated and will be fostered depending on the unique needs of the client.
(343) 309-9564 View (343) 309-9564
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François Y Levert
MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2P
Feeling trapped in a prison of your own mind? Feeling like you were meant for more? Anxiety, depression, trauma preventing a better life? You're worth the investment. Covered by most private insurance, I specialize in two areas, workplace anxiety and depression and post-retirement living. I use the most scientifically viable evidence-based methods and techniques to help you live a better life. This isn't magic - it is work but together through guided exercises, insight, and exploration of the self we can make progress towards your goals and improve your quality of life.
Feeling trapped in a prison of your own mind? Feeling like you were meant for more? Anxiety, depression, trauma preventing a better life? You're worth the investment. Covered by most private insurance, I specialize in two areas, workplace anxiety and depression and post-retirement living. I use the most scientifically viable evidence-based methods and techniques to help you live a better life. This isn't magic - it is work but together through guided exercises, insight, and exploration of the self we can make progress towards your goals and improve your quality of life.
(819) 412-6608 View (819) 412-6608
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Ashley MacLellan
Counsellor, MEd, RP, SEP-T
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2C
"Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it" (H. Keller) is a statement which motivates me to be versatile and adaptive so I may best meet my client's needs in an integrated practice, to facilitate empowerment and holistic well-being. I utilize strength-based, somatic, creative and expressive modes of therapy tailored to suit the unique needs of individuals from various walks of life.
"Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it" (H. Keller) is a statement which motivates me to be versatile and adaptive so I may best meet my client's needs in an integrated practice, to facilitate empowerment and holistic well-being. I utilize strength-based, somatic, creative and expressive modes of therapy tailored to suit the unique needs of individuals from various walks of life.
(855) 976-4252 View (855) 976-4252

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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.