Dissociative Disorders (DID) Therapists in Scarborough, ON

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Private Practice
Registered Social Worker, BAA(SW), MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Scarborough, ON M1N
I work with clients 18 and over. Being motivated to change is certainly a plus but not a prerequisite as I do appreciate that change can be very difficult. I also provide highly effective supervision to clinicians of varying experience. Note: My Practice is completely virtual
I work with clients 18 and over. Being motivated to change is certainly a plus but not a prerequisite as I do appreciate that change can be very difficult. I also provide highly effective supervision to clinicians of varying experience. Note: My Practice is completely virtual
(844) 817-0148 View (844) 817-0148
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Christine Faihz
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Scarborough, ON M1K  (Online Only)
Are you stuck in a negative thought spiral? Are you feeling sad, lonely, overwhelmed, and heartbroken? I will help you. For over 26 years I have helped people successfully work through many of life’s challenges, and transitions such as, Infidelity, re-building trust, separation and divorce, childhood sexual abuse, Trauma and (P.T.S.D); I help people struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, loneliness, as well as feelings of grief & loss. I offer a safe, reflective, judgement free space for you to share your story and begin to heal. Alternative lifestyle positive. Please don’t struggle alone, I can help you.
Are you stuck in a negative thought spiral? Are you feeling sad, lonely, overwhelmed, and heartbroken? I will help you. For over 26 years I have helped people successfully work through many of life’s challenges, and transitions such as, Infidelity, re-building trust, separation and divorce, childhood sexual abuse, Trauma and (P.T.S.D); I help people struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, loneliness, as well as feelings of grief & loss. I offer a safe, reflective, judgement free space for you to share your story and begin to heal. Alternative lifestyle positive. Please don’t struggle alone, I can help you.
(365) 645-6472 View (365) 645-6472
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Brian A Stather
Registered Psychotherapist, MRE, BEd, RP, RMFT, CSFT
Verified Verified
Scarborough, ON M1G  (Online Only)
With the fast pace and challenges of life. You do not have to face them alone. Sometimes you need a helping hand and a friendly ear to talk to. It's my passion to help people. I offer counselling and psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families. I work with clients to improve their resilience, and uncover their strengths using a client centered approach and different modalities to meet needs .
With the fast pace and challenges of life. You do not have to face them alone. Sometimes you need a helping hand and a friendly ear to talk to. It's my passion to help people. I offer counselling and psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families. I work with clients to improve their resilience, and uncover their strengths using a client centered approach and different modalities to meet needs .
(647) 496-1457 View (647) 496-1457
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Open Door Therapist
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Scarborough, ON M1R  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stuck or overwhelmed? Maybe you feel anxious, stressed and tired of feeling this way but not sure how to move forward. We all carry pain and go through difficult experiences, however, your journey doesn’t have to be lonely and isolating. We are here, ready to be your guide, understand your story, and support you towards healing. We use evidence-based approaches such as CBT, EMDR, IFS, DBT, EFT, and somatic interventions to help you reduce your symptoms, feel more empowered, calm, and confident in your life. We love working with adults, adolescents, children, and couples and offer online and telephone therapy.
Are you feeling stuck or overwhelmed? Maybe you feel anxious, stressed and tired of feeling this way but not sure how to move forward. We all carry pain and go through difficult experiences, however, your journey doesn’t have to be lonely and isolating. We are here, ready to be your guide, understand your story, and support you towards healing. We use evidence-based approaches such as CBT, EMDR, IFS, DBT, EFT, and somatic interventions to help you reduce your symptoms, feel more empowered, calm, and confident in your life. We love working with adults, adolescents, children, and couples and offer online and telephone therapy.
(289) 278-7258 View (289) 278-7258
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James Vickers
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Scarborough, ON M1P
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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Jose Sebastian From Whitehouse Psychotherapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Scarborough, ON M1C  (Online Only)
Life has many challenges which leave some of us feeling overwhelmed. This can provoke anxiety and we may not know where to look for answers. Deciding to let someone into your innermost self takes courage. I am an empathetic, caring, trustworthy, and non-judgemental therapist. I can help you to discover your strengths and self-worth. I believe we are resilient when we feel supported and safe and that everyone has the capability to heal. If you are struggling, please reach out and together we can work toward decreasing your anxiety and building your self confidence and sense of safety.
Life has many challenges which leave some of us feeling overwhelmed. This can provoke anxiety and we may not know where to look for answers. Deciding to let someone into your innermost self takes courage. I am an empathetic, caring, trustworthy, and non-judgemental therapist. I can help you to discover your strengths and self-worth. I believe we are resilient when we feel supported and safe and that everyone has the capability to heal. If you are struggling, please reach out and together we can work toward decreasing your anxiety and building your self confidence and sense of safety.
(289) 204-2246 View (289) 204-2246
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Playful Hearts Therapy (Play/ EMDR Therapy)
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CPT-S
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Scarborough, ON M1E
I am a fully Certified Play Therapist and a Certified Play Therapy Supervisor through the Canadian Association for Play Therapy. I am a Certified EMDR Therapist and work with all ages using this modality. I have over 20 years of experience in working with children, youth and families from various ethno-racial backgrounds and in various mental health settings including child welfare, hospital, school, and the community. I am a service provider for Victim Services, the Internet Child Exploitation program at BOOST, Metis Nation of Ontario, Indigenous Services Canada, and previously for the 2-Spirited People of the First Nations.
I am a fully Certified Play Therapist and a Certified Play Therapy Supervisor through the Canadian Association for Play Therapy. I am a Certified EMDR Therapist and work with all ages using this modality. I have over 20 years of experience in working with children, youth and families from various ethno-racial backgrounds and in various mental health settings including child welfare, hospital, school, and the community. I am a service provider for Victim Services, the Internet Child Exploitation program at BOOST, Metis Nation of Ontario, Indigenous Services Canada, and previously for the 2-Spirited People of the First Nations.
(647) 560-3917 View (647) 560-3917
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Alex Coatsworth
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Scarborough, ON M1N  (Online Only)
Do you feel stuck? Are you feeling overwhelmed or stressed? Do you feel anxious or depressed? Are you feeling lonely or isolated? You are not alone! Talk therapy can help you cope. We all have a need to share what we are going through in a place we feel safe, with someone who will respect and validate our experiences. This is where meaningful personal growth is rooted and it is the space I strive to create with you. In our work together, we can explore whatever issues are coming up for you and what might be holding you back. We can work toward helping you gain new insights and increasing your sense of satisfaction in life.
Do you feel stuck? Are you feeling overwhelmed or stressed? Do you feel anxious or depressed? Are you feeling lonely or isolated? You are not alone! Talk therapy can help you cope. We all have a need to share what we are going through in a place we feel safe, with someone who will respect and validate our experiences. This is where meaningful personal growth is rooted and it is the space I strive to create with you. In our work together, we can explore whatever issues are coming up for you and what might be holding you back. We can work toward helping you gain new insights and increasing your sense of satisfaction in life.
(437) 747-0868 View (437) 747-0868
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Rameet Singh
Registered Psychotherapist, EdD, MEd
Verified Verified
Scarborough, ON M1X  (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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Nirupa Thanabalasingam
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Scarborough, ON M1S
Are you struggling to cope with stress, depression, anxiety or any other mental health challenges? Have you experienced childhood truma, abuse, or finding yourself caught up in unhealthy relationships or unhealthy family dynamic ? I am committed in providing you support and work with you to effectively address life challenges in a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, with compassion and empathy.
Are you struggling to cope with stress, depression, anxiety or any other mental health challenges? Have you experienced childhood truma, abuse, or finding yourself caught up in unhealthy relationships or unhealthy family dynamic ? I am committed in providing you support and work with you to effectively address life challenges in a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, with compassion and empathy.
(289) 272-8549 View (289) 272-8549
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Nadia Henriksen
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MA, MSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Scarborough, ON M1R  (Online Only)
Taking the first step toward self-care and healing can be intimidating! I understand, empathize, and welcome you to share your story within a safe, accepting, and non-judgemental space. Each person is an expert in the story of their own lives – no one knows you better than you know yourself. My role is to help facilitate change, promote positive growth, and foster healing. Using integrative approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and the tools of mindfulness, I help adults and adolescents move past stuck feelings of fear, anxiety, depression, and trauma.
Taking the first step toward self-care and healing can be intimidating! I understand, empathize, and welcome you to share your story within a safe, accepting, and non-judgemental space. Each person is an expert in the story of their own lives – no one knows you better than you know yourself. My role is to help facilitate change, promote positive growth, and foster healing. Using integrative approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and the tools of mindfulness, I help adults and adolescents move past stuck feelings of fear, anxiety, depression, and trauma.
(289) 206-9083 View (289) 206-9083
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Deirdre Carroll Private Practice Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Scarborough, ON M1J
Do you feel lost on your path due to a specific issue, or feelings you can't clearly identify? Do you feel stuck and cannot talk to those around you? Or are you lonely and isolated, burned out or emotionally and physically exhausted? Are you looking to understand yourself on a deeper level? Stressors in our everyday lives, Relationships, Systemic Barriers and Trauma from the past can live in us and manifest as Depression, Anxiety, Physical pain and Insomnia. It is painful and uncertain, and can cause a lack of confidence in how to move forward. Therapy is used to explore these issues and gain lifelong tools to support yourself.
Do you feel lost on your path due to a specific issue, or feelings you can't clearly identify? Do you feel stuck and cannot talk to those around you? Or are you lonely and isolated, burned out or emotionally and physically exhausted? Are you looking to understand yourself on a deeper level? Stressors in our everyday lives, Relationships, Systemic Barriers and Trauma from the past can live in us and manifest as Depression, Anxiety, Physical pain and Insomnia. It is painful and uncertain, and can cause a lack of confidence in how to move forward. Therapy is used to explore these issues and gain lifelong tools to support yourself.
(289) 275-9487 View (289) 275-9487
Jinow Dualeh
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RSW, MACP, RP(q)
Verified Verified
Scarborough, ON M1B
I have experience working with individuals experiencing mental health issues and those living with mental illnesses such as Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression, Anxiety as well as those living with a dual diagnosis. My hope is to work with individuals in creating a sense of stability in areas that may find overwhelming and isolating.
I have experience working with individuals experiencing mental health issues and those living with mental illnesses such as Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression, Anxiety as well as those living with a dual diagnosis. My hope is to work with individuals in creating a sense of stability in areas that may find overwhelming and isolating.
(289) 272-6149 View (289) 272-6149
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Deborah Kopeschny
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, RCAT, MPS-AT, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Scarborough, ON M1P
Are you feeling overwhelmed or stressed? Do you wonder if life will get better, or possibly a recent or past trauma has influenced your ability to enjoy life, or you have ongoing anxieties about yourself, family or your future. I welcome an initial consultation, where we can speak about your needs before committing to therapy, and you can get an idea of how we could work together. I believe that your search is a step in developing your own strength on the journey towards a Blooming Life.
Are you feeling overwhelmed or stressed? Do you wonder if life will get better, or possibly a recent or past trauma has influenced your ability to enjoy life, or you have ongoing anxieties about yourself, family or your future. I welcome an initial consultation, where we can speak about your needs before committing to therapy, and you can get an idea of how we could work together. I believe that your search is a step in developing your own strength on the journey towards a Blooming Life.
(289) 271-1992 View (289) 271-1992
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Jothi Ramesh
Registered Social Worker, MA, RSW
Verified Verified
Scarborough, ON M1L
I offer counselling and psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families. I work with clients to improve their resiliency and help to uncover their strengths. I use different modalities to meet the individual's needs. I use a client-centred approach that gives the client the ability to drive the sessions' goals. I help clients connect the dots between patterns that were established in their childhood and its manifestations in adult life. This aids in understanding the connection between the two and enables an exploration of ways to alter them.
I offer counselling and psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families. I work with clients to improve their resiliency and help to uncover their strengths. I use different modalities to meet the individual's needs. I use a client-centred approach that gives the client the ability to drive the sessions' goals. I help clients connect the dots between patterns that were established in their childhood and its manifestations in adult life. This aids in understanding the connection between the two and enables an exploration of ways to alter them.
(437) 800-0304 View (437) 800-0304
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Sara Usmani
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Scarborough, ON M1B
Cultivating a meaningful life can sometimes be a challenge for us all. No matter your goal, I strive to empower you to develop the meaningful, rich life that you desire. I have over seven years of experience working with children, youth and adults in an array of professional mental health settings. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, procrastination, adjustment, parent-child conflict and more.
Cultivating a meaningful life can sometimes be a challenge for us all. No matter your goal, I strive to empower you to develop the meaningful, rich life that you desire. I have over seven years of experience working with children, youth and adults in an array of professional mental health settings. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, procrastination, adjustment, parent-child conflict and more.
(289) 278-6927 View (289) 278-6927
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Sherelle Schoburgh
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Scarborough, ON M1M
Accepting NEW patients. Are you or your child feeling: overwhelmed, stuck, or on edge? Experiencing mood swings, flashbacks or urges? Having trouble sleeping, managing emotions or getting through the day? Are you having communication or trust issues in your relationship? You are NOT alone & we CAN help. We have helped hundreds of people THRIVE in their life & we look forward to helping you too! Our professional, compassionate & experienced therapists have immediate openings for SAME day & NEXT day appointments for individual, couples & family therapy to children (5+), youth and adults.
Accepting NEW patients. Are you or your child feeling: overwhelmed, stuck, or on edge? Experiencing mood swings, flashbacks or urges? Having trouble sleeping, managing emotions or getting through the day? Are you having communication or trust issues in your relationship? You are NOT alone & we CAN help. We have helped hundreds of people THRIVE in their life & we look forward to helping you too! Our professional, compassionate & experienced therapists have immediate openings for SAME day & NEXT day appointments for individual, couples & family therapy to children (5+), youth and adults.
(289) 273-7987 View (289) 273-7987
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Giiwitaa Wholistic Counselling Services
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, OASW
Verified Verified
Scarborough, ON M1J  (Online Only)
It takes courage to initiate counseling and therapy. Working with the mind and our thought processes takes curiosity, patience, and understanding. However, it is so important to not only address our thought processes but to also look at the environments we were in that helped shape the way we see ourselves. Our experiences, relationships, and connections impact our overall well being. I take great pride in you sharing that process with me so that you can achieve learning, healing, growing, and a sense of self-acceptance and love. I too have done this personal work and understand the challenges it brings but also the rewards.
It takes courage to initiate counseling and therapy. Working with the mind and our thought processes takes curiosity, patience, and understanding. However, it is so important to not only address our thought processes but to also look at the environments we were in that helped shape the way we see ourselves. Our experiences, relationships, and connections impact our overall well being. I take great pride in you sharing that process with me so that you can achieve learning, healing, growing, and a sense of self-acceptance and love. I too have done this personal work and understand the challenges it brings but also the rewards.
(437) 800-2177 View (437) 800-2177
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Charmaine Lane
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MSc, RP, PhD(c)
Verified Verified
Scarborough, ON M1J
I work from a holistic, client centred perspective using an intentional anti-oppressive lens when dealing with clients dealing with a variety of clinical and social issues. My approach is rooted in warmth and compassion. I have experience working with a variety of issues such as marriage and Family, transitions such as divorce and separation, social issues in child welfare as it pertains to family reunification and advocacy. I specialize in Racialize Trauma and it's contribution to other mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and mental illness routed in internalized oppression and trauma.
I work from a holistic, client centred perspective using an intentional anti-oppressive lens when dealing with clients dealing with a variety of clinical and social issues. My approach is rooted in warmth and compassion. I have experience working with a variety of issues such as marriage and Family, transitions such as divorce and separation, social issues in child welfare as it pertains to family reunification and advocacy. I specialize in Racialize Trauma and it's contribution to other mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and mental illness routed in internalized oppression and trauma.
(289) 802-2301 View (289) 802-2301
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Freha Mian
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MA, HBSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Scarborough, ON M1P  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed by anxiety, facing challenges in your relationships, or simply feeling stuck in life? As a Psychotherapist, I work with my clients to help guide them on a journey of self-awareness and personal growth to aid them in living a more fulfilling life. My aim is to work with you to recognize and overcome challenges that may be holding you back from living the life you envisioned for yourself.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by anxiety, facing challenges in your relationships, or simply feeling stuck in life? As a Psychotherapist, I work with my clients to help guide them on a journey of self-awareness and personal growth to aid them in living a more fulfilling life. My aim is to work with you to recognize and overcome challenges that may be holding you back from living the life you envisioned for yourself.
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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.