Dissociative Disorders (DID) Therapists in Thornhill, ON

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Maryam Ashkan
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Thornhill, ON L4J
Waitlist for new clients
When your past lives on, you aren’t being fair to your future! You may feel like you are reliving the same old story and stuck in a repetitive pattern of negative thoughts, behaviour, and emotions with no way out. As a therapist, I walk with you to revisit these old stories and guide you to change this pattern. We will have an open conversation where you bring the knowledge of your life and I bring the knowledge of how a change can happen. My experience as a therapist has taught me that people need to be understood in an open, nonjudgmental, supportive and nurturing environment. Part of my job is to provide this environment.
When your past lives on, you aren’t being fair to your future! You may feel like you are reliving the same old story and stuck in a repetitive pattern of negative thoughts, behaviour, and emotions with no way out. As a therapist, I walk with you to revisit these old stories and guide you to change this pattern. We will have an open conversation where you bring the knowledge of your life and I bring the knowledge of how a change can happen. My experience as a therapist has taught me that people need to be understood in an open, nonjudgmental, supportive and nurturing environment. Part of my job is to provide this environment.
(289) 807-1186 View (289) 807-1186
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Shaifa Chandani
Registered Psychotherapist, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Thornhill, ON L4J  (Online Only)
We all face a variety of struggles in life, and have different ways of showing it (or not showing it). Whether you are having difficulty managing overwhelming emotions, or struggling to feel anything at all, I understand how extremely frustrating and isolating this can be. When we are not feeling our best, our relationships can be affected, past traumas can show up in the present, experiences of depression and anxiety can result in guilt or shame. I want to help. Therapy is a place where you don't have to figure it out alone. I will support you in navigating your feelings and help bring some awareness and clarity into your life.
We all face a variety of struggles in life, and have different ways of showing it (or not showing it). Whether you are having difficulty managing overwhelming emotions, or struggling to feel anything at all, I understand how extremely frustrating and isolating this can be. When we are not feeling our best, our relationships can be affected, past traumas can show up in the present, experiences of depression and anxiety can result in guilt or shame. I want to help. Therapy is a place where you don't have to figure it out alone. I will support you in navigating your feelings and help bring some awareness and clarity into your life.
(365) 601-6411 View (365) 601-6411
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Mishy Elmpak
Psychologist, CPsych
Verified Verified
Thornhill, ON L3T
During these very difficult times, many people are left feeling increasingly alone and anxious. Does your worry and anxiousness limit your relationships, your work or your studies? You want to overcome your emotional distress, make positive changes in your life and feel good. You would like to lead a life which is more meaningful, happier and more successful, but somehow it does not work out. You feel you can't make the changes you want to see. Call me now to find together a roadmap to a better life and to overcome these barriers.
During these very difficult times, many people are left feeling increasingly alone and anxious. Does your worry and anxiousness limit your relationships, your work or your studies? You want to overcome your emotional distress, make positive changes in your life and feel good. You would like to lead a life which is more meaningful, happier and more successful, but somehow it does not work out. You feel you can't make the changes you want to see. Call me now to find together a roadmap to a better life and to overcome these barriers.
(855) 979-9438 View (855) 979-9438
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Idan Reshef
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Thornhill, ON L4J
Are you feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed, or hopeless? Does it seem like life’s problems are just too much for you to handle at this point? Many of my clients felt this way before we started working together. They were stuck in their old thinking patterns and could not see a way out.
Are you feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed, or hopeless? Does it seem like life’s problems are just too much for you to handle at this point? Many of my clients felt this way before we started working together. They were stuck in their old thinking patterns and could not see a way out.
(289) 813-5305 View (289) 813-5305
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Roshanak Mohammad Pour
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, Mpsy, RP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Thornhill, ON L3T  (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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Valery Kleiman
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Thornhill, ON L4J
Is there a link between the mind and body when it comes to physical suffering? The recognition that a mind-body connection plays an important role in suffering from physical symptoms, including pain, has been given many names: tension myositis syndrome (TMS), mind-body syndrome, medically unexplained symptoms, somatization, psychosomatic illness, and psychophysiological disorder, to name a few. We offer effective treatment for chronic pain, TMS, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fibromyalgia, chronic headaches, pelvic pain, chronic fatigue syndrome, insomnia, sexual dysfunctions, anxiety and depression.
Is there a link between the mind and body when it comes to physical suffering? The recognition that a mind-body connection plays an important role in suffering from physical symptoms, including pain, has been given many names: tension myositis syndrome (TMS), mind-body syndrome, medically unexplained symptoms, somatization, psychosomatic illness, and psychophysiological disorder, to name a few. We offer effective treatment for chronic pain, TMS, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fibromyalgia, chronic headaches, pelvic pain, chronic fatigue syndrome, insomnia, sexual dysfunctions, anxiety and depression.
(855) 953-0548 View (855) 953-0548
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Tamar Spilberg, Individual, Family Therapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Thornhill, ON L4J
I'm a therapist based in Vaughan and Maple, Ontario - with 20 years experience in individual, child, family and couple therapy. As a strong believer in inner peace and acceptance, I work extensively every day to help people overcome suffrage from mental illnesses and other personal struggles. The mind is our most powerful tool, and a healthy mind helps us achieve inner peace and balance that promotes a happy and successful life. Many people experience a mental illness or a life struggle that challenges them every day, and impacts not only their lives, but also the lives of their loved ones. Therapy is a means to finding balance
I'm a therapist based in Vaughan and Maple, Ontario - with 20 years experience in individual, child, family and couple therapy. As a strong believer in inner peace and acceptance, I work extensively every day to help people overcome suffrage from mental illnesses and other personal struggles. The mind is our most powerful tool, and a healthy mind helps us achieve inner peace and balance that promotes a happy and successful life. Many people experience a mental illness or a life struggle that challenges them every day, and impacts not only their lives, but also the lives of their loved ones. Therapy is a means to finding balance
(289) 514-0060 View (289) 514-0060
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Mahyar Zaud
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Thornhill, ON L4J  (Online Only)
To begin with, I want to welcome you to my profile and wish you the best in your journey towards healing and growth. I am a registered psychotherapist with seventeen years of clinical experience and more than forty five thousand hours of individual and couple therapy sessions. As a trauma specialist, I have supervised and consulted many mental health professionals and organizations around the world. In 2015, I was selected to become United Nations designated stress counsellor and trauma therapist. I have ample experience in working with clients who have faced difficult challenges in their lives, and are ready to recover.
To begin with, I want to welcome you to my profile and wish you the best in your journey towards healing and growth. I am a registered psychotherapist with seventeen years of clinical experience and more than forty five thousand hours of individual and couple therapy sessions. As a trauma specialist, I have supervised and consulted many mental health professionals and organizations around the world. In 2015, I was selected to become United Nations designated stress counsellor and trauma therapist. I have ample experience in working with clients who have faced difficult challenges in their lives, and are ready to recover.
(437) 747-7984 View (437) 747-7984
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Eyal Bodenstein
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Thornhill, ON L4J
I am a registered psychologist with comprehensive experience in the assessment and treatment of a wide variety of difficulties, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), adjustment disorder, anxiety disorders, mood disorders (e.g. depression, bipolar disorder, manic disorders), grief, interpersonal difficulties, pain and health management, anger management, longstanding personality issues, stress management, sleep issues, psychovocational counselling, and self-esteem challenges. I also provide assessment and treatment for patients who have been affected as a result of work-related accidents or motor vehicle accidents (MVAs) and who suffer from driving phobia, in conjunction with a qualified driving instructor.
I am a registered psychologist with comprehensive experience in the assessment and treatment of a wide variety of difficulties, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), adjustment disorder, anxiety disorders, mood disorders (e.g. depression, bipolar disorder, manic disorders), grief, interpersonal difficulties, pain and health management, anger management, longstanding personality issues, stress management, sleep issues, psychovocational counselling, and self-esteem challenges. I also provide assessment and treatment for patients who have been affected as a result of work-related accidents or motor vehicle accidents (MVAs) and who suffer from driving phobia, in conjunction with a qualified driving instructor.
(844) 402-1302 View (844) 402-1302
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Lori Borden
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW, RP
Verified Verified
Thornhill, ON L4J
Accepting new clients! Whether you are initially approaching therapy or searching for new perspectives on issues you've been working on for a lifetime, I'll work with you to facilitate self-discovery and hope.
Accepting new clients! Whether you are initially approaching therapy or searching for new perspectives on issues you've been working on for a lifetime, I'll work with you to facilitate self-discovery and hope.
(855) 463-9446 View (855) 463-9446
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Gillian LaMariana
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Thornhill, ON L4J
My approach to therapy is Attachment and Interpersonal Neuroscience Based. Adult Attachment Theory (rooted in Attachment science) will uncover the ways our early attachment experiences in childhood, impact our relationships in adulthood. Interpersonal Neuroscience (rooted in Polyvagal Theory) focuses on the role of our nervous system, and why we respond to/interpret “threat” the way we do.
My approach to therapy is Attachment and Interpersonal Neuroscience Based. Adult Attachment Theory (rooted in Attachment science) will uncover the ways our early attachment experiences in childhood, impact our relationships in adulthood. Interpersonal Neuroscience (rooted in Polyvagal Theory) focuses on the role of our nervous system, and why we respond to/interpret “threat” the way we do.
(289) 216-5013 View (289) 216-5013
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Schurmann Counselling & Life Coaching
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Thornhill, ON L3T
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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Núria Ribas
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Thornhill, ON L4J
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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Amazing Space Therapy and Wellness Centre
Counsellor, MDiv, CSAT, CMAT, c
Verified Verified
Thornhill, ON L3T
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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Your Story Counselling
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, CCC, RP
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Thornhill, ON L3T
Hi I'm Judy, Director at Your Story Counselling (YSC). At YSC, we understand that life can be stressful, it's easy to become disconnected from ourselves and those we love. Our goal is to help you find what you need in order to create the pathways towards your own desired journey in life. When we open ourselves up to our vulnerabilities, we open ourselves up to our full potential. We believe that all of us have the strength within ourselves to overcome and forge ahead with our own preferred way of life, love, and happiness. We all can use some help and support from time to time.
Hi I'm Judy, Director at Your Story Counselling (YSC). At YSC, we understand that life can be stressful, it's easy to become disconnected from ourselves and those we love. Our goal is to help you find what you need in order to create the pathways towards your own desired journey in life. When we open ourselves up to our vulnerabilities, we open ourselves up to our full potential. We believe that all of us have the strength within ourselves to overcome and forge ahead with our own preferred way of life, love, and happiness. We all can use some help and support from time to time.
(416) 473-3333 View (416) 473-3333
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Amit Hochman- Breathing Again Therapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Thornhill, ON L4J
Do you feel that sometimes life is overwhelming and everything happens at once? Sometimes stressful events from your past keep coming up, or you're adjusting to a new situation like parenthood or loss, and you feel it's hard to breathe. Do you find that sometimes you don’t feel yourself anymore? You can’t enjoy things. You feel lost, angry, scared, or sad all the time and find it hard to focus. Do you have difficulties falling or staying asleep? Or finding that all of this complicates your relationship? I understand you often try to work through things by yourself, but it doesn't seem to work. You are not alone. I am here to help.
Do you feel that sometimes life is overwhelming and everything happens at once? Sometimes stressful events from your past keep coming up, or you're adjusting to a new situation like parenthood or loss, and you feel it's hard to breathe. Do you find that sometimes you don’t feel yourself anymore? You can’t enjoy things. You feel lost, angry, scared, or sad all the time and find it hard to focus. Do you have difficulties falling or staying asleep? Or finding that all of this complicates your relationship? I understand you often try to work through things by yourself, but it doesn't seem to work. You are not alone. I am here to help.
(226) 210-0413 View (226) 210-0413
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Christina Skoulos
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, TCHt, CFRC, RKin, RYT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Thornhill, ON L3T
Are you feeling overwhelmed, lost, stuck, down, anxious, stressed, or seeking answers? Would you like to improve your health and well-being and create deeper healing, improved relationships, lasting change, and transformation in your life? Perhaps you find yourself lacking time, focus, energy, drive, connection, and have no idea how to start improving things. We all have times in life when we may feel this way. With everything going on in the world these days, it's not easy to not feel this way. But you can finally stop trying to do it all alone now. Whatever your needs may be, I am here to offer support.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, lost, stuck, down, anxious, stressed, or seeking answers? Would you like to improve your health and well-being and create deeper healing, improved relationships, lasting change, and transformation in your life? Perhaps you find yourself lacking time, focus, energy, drive, connection, and have no idea how to start improving things. We all have times in life when we may feel this way. With everything going on in the world these days, it's not easy to not feel this way. But you can finally stop trying to do it all alone now. Whatever your needs may be, I am here to offer support.
(647) 691-4349 View (647) 691-4349
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Wendy Mae Kirk
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, RP, CIT, RLT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Thornhill, ON L3T
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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Orr Ariely
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Thornhill, ON L3T
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.
(647) 797-9661 View (647) 797-9661
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Vaughan Counselling & Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Thornhill, ON L3T
Accepting New Clients! Welcome to our page! Whether you stumbled this page because of a recent break-up, divorce, an addiction you want to break, marriage problems or just looking to find ways to cope with your stress, you found the right place. We specialize in CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, Inner Child Work and other modalities to assist you. We can provide you with tools to help you cope but can also assist you in finding and healing the core issue.
Accepting New Clients! Welcome to our page! Whether you stumbled this page because of a recent break-up, divorce, an addiction you want to break, marriage problems or just looking to find ways to cope with your stress, you found the right place. We specialize in CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, Inner Child Work and other modalities to assist you. We can provide you with tools to help you cope but can also assist you in finding and healing the core issue.
(365) 800-5972 View (365) 800-5972

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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.