Dissociative Disorders (DID) Therapists in Richmond Hill, ON

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Karla Groen
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Richmond Hill, ON L4C  (Online Only)
Sometimes life is just overwhelming and hard. Whether you're experiencing a major life change or feel stuck where you are, therapy is an opportunity to increase your capacity to grow, change, and experience healing. I will work alongside you to find ways to cope with difficulty and experience greater life fulfillment. I work with teens, adults, and couples on a range of issues. I have over 10 years experience working extensively with depression, anxiety, relational conflict, trauma, women's' issues, life transitions, and grief and loss.
Sometimes life is just overwhelming and hard. Whether you're experiencing a major life change or feel stuck where you are, therapy is an opportunity to increase your capacity to grow, change, and experience healing. I will work alongside you to find ways to cope with difficulty and experience greater life fulfillment. I work with teens, adults, and couples on a range of issues. I have over 10 years experience working extensively with depression, anxiety, relational conflict, trauma, women's' issues, life transitions, and grief and loss.
(289) 276-8097 View (289) 276-8097
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Shabana B
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP
Not Verified Not Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond Hill, ON L4B
I received her undergraduate degree in Health Science and later graduated with her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counselling. I am currently a professional member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) and a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). During my internship, I worked with teens, adults, and couples.
I received her undergraduate degree in Health Science and later graduated with her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counselling. I am currently a professional member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) and a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). During my internship, I worked with teens, adults, and couples.
(289) 236-0761 View (289) 236-0761
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Orr Ariely
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Richmond Hill, ON L4C
Have you been feeling “stuck” in old patterns of anxiety, low mood and numbness? Have you wondered if there is more to life than "just coping”? You’re not alone and there is a way forward. The catalyst to change is when we recognize that staying hidden underneath the “I’m okay” armor is no longer an option. Root-cause therapy focuses on addressing unprocessed painful experiences that feed our current symptoms and emotional patterns. This approach empowers you to let go of fears, self-doubt and old wounds so that you can gain a sense of control over your life and form strong bonds in relationships.
Have you been feeling “stuck” in old patterns of anxiety, low mood and numbness? Have you wondered if there is more to life than "just coping”? You’re not alone and there is a way forward. The catalyst to change is when we recognize that staying hidden underneath the “I’m okay” armor is no longer an option. Root-cause therapy focuses on addressing unprocessed painful experiences that feed our current symptoms and emotional patterns. This approach empowers you to let go of fears, self-doubt and old wounds so that you can gain a sense of control over your life and form strong bonds in relationships.
(289) 797-3238 View (289) 797-3238
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Holding Hearts Psychotherapy and Counselling
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CAMFT, MDiv, DCPprog, CCPA
Verified Verified
Richmond Hill, ON L4B
Finding the right therapist is as important as getting the right help. In the process of seeking who you would prefer to work with, we offer a free 15 minute consultation over the phone. If you decide to make an appointment, the first session has no strings attached. We will go through what the concerns are, some goals, and expectations (if any), and you can decide whether you are ready for us to continue with further sessions. Collaboration is essential in this process of finding a path to your healing. Take the next step and give us a call to see if we can work together. Our office hours are M-F 9am-8pm and Saturdays 10am-5pm.
Finding the right therapist is as important as getting the right help. In the process of seeking who you would prefer to work with, we offer a free 15 minute consultation over the phone. If you decide to make an appointment, the first session has no strings attached. We will go through what the concerns are, some goals, and expectations (if any), and you can decide whether you are ready for us to continue with further sessions. Collaboration is essential in this process of finding a path to your healing. Take the next step and give us a call to see if we can work together. Our office hours are M-F 9am-8pm and Saturdays 10am-5pm.
(647) 691-0498 View (647) 691-0498
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Sara Saniee
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Richmond Hill, ON L4C
Are you tired of living in "survival mode"? Either feeling chronically unsettled or inexpressibly low and numb! Perhaps, something feels missing; an emptiness you can’t quite put your finger on! There comes a time when just getting by is not enough and we can no longer hide behind a smile. Change begins when we decide that "waiting for the pain to dissipate" is no longer an option. So what if you could take back control of your life and live unchained by your history? How far would you thrive if you could tailor a life of your own design, uninterrupted by stress, anxiety or pain stories?
Are you tired of living in "survival mode"? Either feeling chronically unsettled or inexpressibly low and numb! Perhaps, something feels missing; an emptiness you can’t quite put your finger on! There comes a time when just getting by is not enough and we can no longer hide behind a smile. Change begins when we decide that "waiting for the pain to dissipate" is no longer an option. So what if you could take back control of your life and live unchained by your history? How far would you thrive if you could tailor a life of your own design, uninterrupted by stress, anxiety or pain stories?
(289) 217-0906 View (289) 217-0906
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Núria Ribas
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Richmond Hill, ON L4C
Do you feel ...overwhelmed? ...numb? ...stressed? ...anxious? ...depressed? ...angry? ...hopeless? ...ashamed? ...lost? ...haunted by the past? ...alone? At times we can become stuck in these painful emotions, and we desperately wish to avoid them. We temporarily block them or distract ourselves only for them to return with a vengeance. Instead, when we turn towards them to hear and heal what is underneath, the painful emotions can be truly transformed. In this way, we can use emotions as a guide and overcome the obstacles in reaching our full potential.
Do you feel ...overwhelmed? ...numb? ...stressed? ...anxious? ...depressed? ...angry? ...hopeless? ...ashamed? ...lost? ...haunted by the past? ...alone? At times we can become stuck in these painful emotions, and we desperately wish to avoid them. We temporarily block them or distract ourselves only for them to return with a vengeance. Instead, when we turn towards them to hear and heal what is underneath, the painful emotions can be truly transformed. In this way, we can use emotions as a guide and overcome the obstacles in reaching our full potential.
(416) 450-6127 View (416) 450-6127
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Arvin Puyan
Registered Psychotherapist, RSW, MACP, MA
Verified Verified
Richmond Hill, ON L4C
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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The Recovery Concierge
CCAC, ICADC, IBCP
Verified Verified
Richmond Hill, ON L4C
Are you overcome with guilt about your addiction and behaviours? Maybe you find yourself saying that it was the last time...only to find yourself relapsing. Choosing the right specialist is essential to your recovery. As an internationally certified addiction counsellor and holistic health practitioner, I have helped hundreds of individuals and families treat addiction and heal unhealthy patterns. Using evidence-based therapeutic methods, I’ll work with you to create a recovery path that fits your lifestyle and goals. Recovery means something different to everyone. I don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach.
Are you overcome with guilt about your addiction and behaviours? Maybe you find yourself saying that it was the last time...only to find yourself relapsing. Choosing the right specialist is essential to your recovery. As an internationally certified addiction counsellor and holistic health practitioner, I have helped hundreds of individuals and families treat addiction and heal unhealthy patterns. Using evidence-based therapeutic methods, I’ll work with you to create a recovery path that fits your lifestyle and goals. Recovery means something different to everyone. I don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach.
(647) 493-1853 View (647) 493-1853
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Listening to Me
Registered Social Worker, CYW CYC, BEd OCT, MSW RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond Hill, ON L4C
Welcoming New Clients! Are you looking for a therapist that can offer support during a challenging time? Then you should meet Harjinder Mundi. Harjinder is a Child and Youth Care Counsellor who possess’ a minor in Family Supports and Community Practice from Ryerson University. He is also an Ontario Certified Teacher from the University of Ontario and a Registered Social Worker with a Master of Social Work from the University of Windsor. Harjinder has worked in different educational facilities, treatment centres, & hospitals for over 20 years.
Welcoming New Clients! Are you looking for a therapist that can offer support during a challenging time? Then you should meet Harjinder Mundi. Harjinder is a Child and Youth Care Counsellor who possess’ a minor in Family Supports and Community Practice from Ryerson University. He is also an Ontario Certified Teacher from the University of Ontario and a Registered Social Worker with a Master of Social Work from the University of Windsor. Harjinder has worked in different educational facilities, treatment centres, & hospitals for over 20 years.
(289) 207-7802 View (289) 207-7802
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Lotus Pathways Psychotherapy | Shagun Sharma
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MA
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Richmond Hill, ON L4C  (Online Only)
I believe mental health must recognize individualism. This is influenced by my own experiences as a first-generation Indo-Canadian. My key values include empowering clients while creating a safe, collaborative approach. You are the storyteller of your life, and my role is to support you while you write, edit, and enhance the pages. My clients have shared that I provide a genuine, non-judgmental presence and atmosphere while they explore their thoughts and emotions, gain insight into their behaviours, and develop effective steps to enhance their well-being. You can expect a therapeutic setting that is professional, yet relaxed.
I believe mental health must recognize individualism. This is influenced by my own experiences as a first-generation Indo-Canadian. My key values include empowering clients while creating a safe, collaborative approach. You are the storyteller of your life, and my role is to support you while you write, edit, and enhance the pages. My clients have shared that I provide a genuine, non-judgmental presence and atmosphere while they explore their thoughts and emotions, gain insight into their behaviours, and develop effective steps to enhance their well-being. You can expect a therapeutic setting that is professional, yet relaxed.
(647) 722-5903 View (647) 722-5903
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Anthea Lai
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), HBA, MPS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond Hill, ON L4S  (Online Only)
I'm here to support you in your self-discovery to know yourself better and navigate the loneliness of what you're going through within yourself and around you. As you go through challenging life transitions of being a parent, changing careers and jobs, moving into a new culture, dealing with illness/loss, substance addictions and past traumas (emotional, relationships, physical, spiritual), I understand the complexity and can help you navigate them in a manageable pace. I embrace spiritually-integrated psychotherapy to explore life purpose / existential meaning and support those seeking for faith-based counselling.
I'm here to support you in your self-discovery to know yourself better and navigate the loneliness of what you're going through within yourself and around you. As you go through challenging life transitions of being a parent, changing careers and jobs, moving into a new culture, dealing with illness/loss, substance addictions and past traumas (emotional, relationships, physical, spiritual), I understand the complexity and can help you navigate them in a manageable pace. I embrace spiritually-integrated psychotherapy to explore life purpose / existential meaning and support those seeking for faith-based counselling.
(289) 302-0413 View (289) 302-0413
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Aminah Al-Hashimi
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Richmond Hill, ON L4E  (Online Only)
I am a Registered Social Worker and psychotherapist with 17 years of experience in the field of mental health, and have worked alongside children, youth, adults , and families. I specialize in anxiety, depression, parent-child conflict, relationships, adjustment to life’s transitions, and trauma. I believe the individual is the expert of their own lives and sometimes may need support to navigate through their own inner struggles. Healing occurs differently for everyone, and there is never a one-size fits all approach. Allow me to help you each step of the way and to work in collaboration to improve your overall quality of life.
I am a Registered Social Worker and psychotherapist with 17 years of experience in the field of mental health, and have worked alongside children, youth, adults , and families. I specialize in anxiety, depression, parent-child conflict, relationships, adjustment to life’s transitions, and trauma. I believe the individual is the expert of their own lives and sometimes may need support to navigate through their own inner struggles. Healing occurs differently for everyone, and there is never a one-size fits all approach. Allow me to help you each step of the way and to work in collaboration to improve your overall quality of life.
(289) 276-4754 View (289) 276-4754
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Salima @ Dare To Heal... Let's Talk!
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CHyp™
Verified Verified
Richmond Hill, ON L4C  (Online Only)
No matter where your go-getter attitude, professional career path and success have taken you, from the inside out you feel preoccupied, barely keeping yourself taped and glued together, worried at what point you will just fall apart. Scared to show vulnerability and let your guard down. People know you to be all put together, but you just feel like you are holding on by the last strand. People don't know how much is going on inside of you; you are desperate for change but feel so overwhelmed by emotion that you just can't figure out how. If you are ready for change and transformation to get where you really want to go, I can help!
No matter where your go-getter attitude, professional career path and success have taken you, from the inside out you feel preoccupied, barely keeping yourself taped and glued together, worried at what point you will just fall apart. Scared to show vulnerability and let your guard down. People know you to be all put together, but you just feel like you are holding on by the last strand. People don't know how much is going on inside of you; you are desperate for change but feel so overwhelmed by emotion that you just can't figure out how. If you are ready for change and transformation to get where you really want to go, I can help!
(647) 560-1177 View (647) 560-1177
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GTA Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Richmond Hill, ON L4B
Hello, and Welcome to our page! Our practice specializes in Addiction, Anxiety, Stabilizing emotions, Depression, Sexual and Physical Abuse, Family/Relationships problems, and self-esteem. Not only can we assist you by giving you tools that you can use to cope with your day-to-day mental health struggles, but we can help you find the root of the cause. We are a team of Psychotherapists and Social Workers combined we have over 25+years of experience working with clients that have challenges with their past trauma that comes up and their overall mental health that is affecting their quality of life.
Hello, and Welcome to our page! Our practice specializes in Addiction, Anxiety, Stabilizing emotions, Depression, Sexual and Physical Abuse, Family/Relationships problems, and self-esteem. Not only can we assist you by giving you tools that you can use to cope with your day-to-day mental health struggles, but we can help you find the root of the cause. We are a team of Psychotherapists and Social Workers combined we have over 25+years of experience working with clients that have challenges with their past trauma that comes up and their overall mental health that is affecting their quality of life.
(289) 217-3608 View (289) 217-3608
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Roshanak Mohammad Pour
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, Mpsy, RP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Richmond Hill, ON L4S  (Online Only)
Roshanak Mohammad Pour, M. Psy., RP received her bachelor's and master's degrees in Clinical Psychology from York University and Adler University in Toronto, Canada. She is trying to assist you in addressing life obstacles in a manner that is tailored to you, your lifestyle, and your healing aims. She is experienced in helping adults who need therapy on issues like anger management, trauma and PTSD, anxiety disorders, depression, personality disorders, stress management, pre-marriage and marriage counselling, relationship problems, and behavioural problems.
Roshanak Mohammad Pour, M. Psy., RP received her bachelor's and master's degrees in Clinical Psychology from York University and Adler University in Toronto, Canada. She is trying to assist you in addressing life obstacles in a manner that is tailored to you, your lifestyle, and your healing aims. She is experienced in helping adults who need therapy on issues like anger management, trauma and PTSD, anxiety disorders, depression, personality disorders, stress management, pre-marriage and marriage counselling, relationship problems, and behavioural problems.
(289) 273-2195 View (289) 273-2195
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Amazing Space Therapy and Wellness Centre
Counsellor, MDiv, CSAT, CMAT, c
Verified Verified
Richmond Hill, ON L4C
At Amazing Space you will experience: A safe, empathetic, and accepting counseling relationship Professional and personalized interventions designed with your goals and vision in mind A Recovery path from compulsive patterns of addictive behavior, thinking and feeling Access to current assessments and tools to effectively support your growth choices Finally a place to speak about what has been unspeakable; to heal and build a life of joy, peace and success. Whether you are an addict still using or involved in compulsive behavior or the partner/family member of an addict we can help you regain your life. Experiencing stress, anxiety, grief or loss? Call Today.
At Amazing Space you will experience: A safe, empathetic, and accepting counseling relationship Professional and personalized interventions designed with your goals and vision in mind A Recovery path from compulsive patterns of addictive behavior, thinking and feeling Access to current assessments and tools to effectively support your growth choices Finally a place to speak about what has been unspeakable; to heal and build a life of joy, peace and success. Whether you are an addict still using or involved in compulsive behavior or the partner/family member of an addict we can help you regain your life. Experiencing stress, anxiety, grief or loss? Call Today.
(705) 795-0240 View (705) 795-0240
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Online Therapy Centre
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP (Q), MA, BA, MEd BEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond Hill, ON L4C  (Online Only)
IN-PERSON or ONLINE sessions! OTC is home to a skilled team of psychologists, psychotherapists and social workers dedicated to providing psychological assessments/evaluations and counselling treatments in a convenient and accessible online format. Our goal is to help children, individuals, couples and families improve their mental health and well-being through support from our experienced team. OTC offers a range of evidence-based therapies to address a variety of mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, addiction, anger management, emotion regulation, mood/behavioural disorders and more.
IN-PERSON or ONLINE sessions! OTC is home to a skilled team of psychologists, psychotherapists and social workers dedicated to providing psychological assessments/evaluations and counselling treatments in a convenient and accessible online format. Our goal is to help children, individuals, couples and families improve their mental health and well-being through support from our experienced team. OTC offers a range of evidence-based therapies to address a variety of mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, addiction, anger management, emotion regulation, mood/behavioural disorders and more.
(289) 512-2670 View (289) 512-2670
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Suzie Quan
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Richmond Hill, ON L4C
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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Schurmann Counselling & Life Coaching
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond Hill, ON L4B
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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Joyce Weinberg
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Richmond Hill, ON L4C  (Online Only)
I am a psychologist with over 30 years of clinical experience providing therapy and counselling for individuals and couples. I work with adults experiencing difficulties with anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, relationship issues, and other problems in living. I am trained and experienced in a variety of therapeutic approaches, and have extensive experience with a wide range of problems. My approach to therapy is tailored to the individual client/couple, and varies according to problem, personality, available resources, and personal goals. I also offer consultation, assessments and treatment for psychological problems related to automobile accidents, workplace injuries, or inability to work.
I am a psychologist with over 30 years of clinical experience providing therapy and counselling for individuals and couples. I work with adults experiencing difficulties with anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, relationship issues, and other problems in living. I am trained and experienced in a variety of therapeutic approaches, and have extensive experience with a wide range of problems. My approach to therapy is tailored to the individual client/couple, and varies according to problem, personality, available resources, and personal goals. I also offer consultation, assessments and treatment for psychological problems related to automobile accidents, workplace injuries, or inability to work.
(877) 623-5335 View (877) 623-5335

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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.