Dissociative Disorders (DID) Therapists in Woodbridge, ON

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Alessia Ciampa
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MACP, BA
Verified Verified
Woodbridge, ON L4H
Life comes with its ups and downs, and at times it can be difficult to process and cope with our thoughts and emotions during these hardships. Together, we can work through these challenges and find strategies to help you address the root causes of these difficulties while finding ways to cope and move forward. I feel that while embarking on this journey it is important to build a positive and healthy relationship with oneself. Through increasing self-awareness and self-compassion, you can truly love yourself fully and improve your mood and mindset. "When things change inside you, things change around you."
Life comes with its ups and downs, and at times it can be difficult to process and cope with our thoughts and emotions during these hardships. Together, we can work through these challenges and find strategies to help you address the root causes of these difficulties while finding ways to cope and move forward. I feel that while embarking on this journey it is important to build a positive and healthy relationship with oneself. Through increasing self-awareness and self-compassion, you can truly love yourself fully and improve your mood and mindset. "When things change inside you, things change around you."
(289) 216-6954 View (289) 216-6954
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InnerSight Psychotherapy Inc
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Woodbridge, ON L4H
Welcome to InnerSight Psychotherapy – where every story is heard, and every journey is respected. Our team is not just a group of therapists; we are guides, listeners, and unwavering supporters on your path to wellness. Each therapist brings a unique set of skills and specialties to support a variety of issues with deep empathy and professionalism. From the quiet struggles of the mind to the challenges faced by couples and families, our team's expertise spans across the spectrum of psychotherapy. At the heart of our clinic accountability and professional growth is not just a principle – it's our practice.
Welcome to InnerSight Psychotherapy – where every story is heard, and every journey is respected. Our team is not just a group of therapists; we are guides, listeners, and unwavering supporters on your path to wellness. Each therapist brings a unique set of skills and specialties to support a variety of issues with deep empathy and professionalism. From the quiet struggles of the mind to the challenges faced by couples and families, our team's expertise spans across the spectrum of psychotherapy. At the heart of our clinic accountability and professional growth is not just a principle – it's our practice.
(289) 809-6181 View (289) 809-6181
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Flourishing Palm Mental Health
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Woodbridge, ON L4L
These days EVERYTHING and NOTHING has changed. The pandemic impacted us all differently. Lockdowns were heavenly for some and devastating for others. Many are exhausted from the past couple years having to navigate dramatic and unexpected changes to daily life, employment, finances, school, parenting, relationships, hobbies, etc. If the ways you normally managed life aren't available anymore, aren't working anymore, are sabatoging your relationships or are just plain unhealthy, then maybe it's time to take a look at how you cope?
These days EVERYTHING and NOTHING has changed. The pandemic impacted us all differently. Lockdowns were heavenly for some and devastating for others. Many are exhausted from the past couple years having to navigate dramatic and unexpected changes to daily life, employment, finances, school, parenting, relationships, hobbies, etc. If the ways you normally managed life aren't available anymore, aren't working anymore, are sabatoging your relationships or are just plain unhealthy, then maybe it's time to take a look at how you cope?
(647) 724-5220 View (647) 724-5220
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Laurel Murray
Registered Psychotherapist, BScH, MSW, RSW, EMDRII
Verified Verified
Woodbridge, ON L4H
Change can happen. My primary objective is to provide you, or your child, with the skills and insight to address the problem you are now facing. With 20 years of clinical experience, I am qualified to provide effective counselling services. If you are looking for brief therapy that focuses on eliminating, reducing, or changing the problem(s), my support is what you are seeking. I work at the pace that helps you or your child feel happier and healthier. Change can happen if you are ready to tackle the problem that is getting you, or your child, stuck.
Change can happen. My primary objective is to provide you, or your child, with the skills and insight to address the problem you are now facing. With 20 years of clinical experience, I am qualified to provide effective counselling services. If you are looking for brief therapy that focuses on eliminating, reducing, or changing the problem(s), my support is what you are seeking. I work at the pace that helps you or your child feel happier and healthier. Change can happen if you are ready to tackle the problem that is getting you, or your child, stuck.
(647) 490-5975 View (647) 490-5975
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Tania da Costa
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, RP
Verified Verified
Woodbridge, ON L4L
Often when we experience difficulties in life we can feel stuck. We may spend our time and energy ruminating about the past or worrying about the future, leading us to miss the present moment. "The past is finished. Learn from it and let it go.The future is not here yet. Plan for it, but do not waste your time worrying about it.Worrying is worthless"(Brian L. Weiss).I'm passionate about my work and will work to help you tackle life's challenges that fit your lifestyle and goals for therapeutic change. By creating a safe, warm and welcoming environment as the foundation to help create change and help prevent later suffering/hardship
Often when we experience difficulties in life we can feel stuck. We may spend our time and energy ruminating about the past or worrying about the future, leading us to miss the present moment. "The past is finished. Learn from it and let it go.The future is not here yet. Plan for it, but do not waste your time worrying about it.Worrying is worthless"(Brian L. Weiss).I'm passionate about my work and will work to help you tackle life's challenges that fit your lifestyle and goals for therapeutic change. By creating a safe, warm and welcoming environment as the foundation to help create change and help prevent later suffering/hardship
(289) 210-5959 View (289) 210-5959

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Stable life therapy
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4L
If you feel ALONE, ABANDONED, REJECTED or MISUNDERSTOOD, Equine-Assisted Therapy could be a good fit for you. Animals , particularly HORSES, have pure hearts that touch human souls. I provide psychotherapy in collaboration with horses. Being outdoors with theses beautiful animals gives you an opportunity to connect to yourself. You can be present and in the moment. I offer an experiential type of therapy in nature that provides insight into who you are and what you can do to change recurring behaviours. EQUINE-ASSISTED THERAPY provides an opportunity to connect to yourself in new ways.
If you feel ALONE, ABANDONED, REJECTED or MISUNDERSTOOD, Equine-Assisted Therapy could be a good fit for you. Animals , particularly HORSES, have pure hearts that touch human souls. I provide psychotherapy in collaboration with horses. Being outdoors with theses beautiful animals gives you an opportunity to connect to yourself. You can be present and in the moment. I offer an experiential type of therapy in nature that provides insight into who you are and what you can do to change recurring behaviours. EQUINE-ASSISTED THERAPY provides an opportunity to connect to yourself in new ways.
(647) 697-5546 View (647) 697-5546
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Building Bridges Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, MSc, RP
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4K
***ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS: IN-PERSON & PHONE/VIDEO*** We believe that there is good in every person, and hope in every situation. We have helped individuals, couples, and families heal, grow, and connect. As relational therapists, we appreciate the impact that our relationships have on our well-being. We do not see clients as having something wrong with their minds that necessarily needs to be fixed. Rather, we see our clients as unique individuals, each with their own stories and perspectives, embedded in important relationships and contexts that impact them. We see strengths and we see hope, even when it feels like there is none.
***ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS: IN-PERSON & PHONE/VIDEO*** We believe that there is good in every person, and hope in every situation. We have helped individuals, couples, and families heal, grow, and connect. As relational therapists, we appreciate the impact that our relationships have on our well-being. We do not see clients as having something wrong with their minds that necessarily needs to be fixed. Rather, we see our clients as unique individuals, each with their own stories and perspectives, embedded in important relationships and contexts that impact them. We see strengths and we see hope, even when it feels like there is none.
(289) 207-6240 View (289) 207-6240
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Vaughan Counselling & Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4L
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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Orlando Counselling Services
Registered Social Worker, PhD, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Vaughan, ON L4L  (Online Only)
Thank you for visiting my profile. Throughout my 35-plus years as a licensed social work professional, I help people understand and cope with personal challenges using therapeutic approaches that include mental health exercises. My aim is to keep clients engaged between sessions as we work toward their goals. I consider therapeutic relationships a privilege and honor to be trusted to help. You will be the one making decisions about your objectives and how to attain them; I can be your guide to help you along the way. If you have any questions about my methods or would like to schedule a consultation, please get in touch today.
Thank you for visiting my profile. Throughout my 35-plus years as a licensed social work professional, I help people understand and cope with personal challenges using therapeutic approaches that include mental health exercises. My aim is to keep clients engaged between sessions as we work toward their goals. I consider therapeutic relationships a privilege and honor to be trusted to help. You will be the one making decisions about your objectives and how to attain them; I can be your guide to help you along the way. If you have any questions about my methods or would like to schedule a consultation, please get in touch today.
(289) 216-5039 View (289) 216-5039
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Anna Bonofiglio
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4H
When individuals experience trauma or severe life stressors, it may become increasingly difficult to navigate day to day life. I ensure a safe space is cultivated by taking a person-centered approach; ensuring cultivation of a safe space through kindness, openness, empathy, and compassion. My greatest passion as a Clinician is to show how there is uniqueness and restoration in one's story, one's pain and collection of struggles.
When individuals experience trauma or severe life stressors, it may become increasingly difficult to navigate day to day life. I ensure a safe space is cultivated by taking a person-centered approach; ensuring cultivation of a safe space through kindness, openness, empathy, and compassion. My greatest passion as a Clinician is to show how there is uniqueness and restoration in one's story, one's pain and collection of struggles.
(289) 274-5411 View (289) 274-5411
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Marco Fiorante
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
Vaughan, ON L4L
Working with a psychotherapist is a confidential place of your own, a point of contact with another human being, who is trained, informed and supportive. Coming to an understanding of yourself takes time, allowing what previously was unconscious or not seen to become conscious. Coming to understand through insightful awareness of what's holding you back from your life and potential
Working with a psychotherapist is a confidential place of your own, a point of contact with another human being, who is trained, informed and supportive. Coming to an understanding of yourself takes time, allowing what previously was unconscious or not seen to become conscious. Coming to understand through insightful awareness of what's holding you back from your life and potential
(844) 912-2409 View (844) 912-2409
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Gillian LaMariana
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Vaughan, ON L4L
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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Marie-Maude Pelletier Sottile
Registered Psychotherapist, BAPsych, MA , MACP, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4H
Therapy is an opportunity to increase our resilience and to learn how to cope with undesirable life events. Anger, fear, sadness or guilt arise when life experiences are overlooked, neglected, and ununderstood. Anxiety & Depression is a response to the failure to care for the feelings & emotions of the self. Likewise, feelings of stress and inner discomfort need understanding to be changed. The psychotherapy techniques I use to ease client issues and discomfort include CBT, Talking Therapy, DBT skills, Client-Centred, Compassion, Emotional and Solution Focus Therapy, Psychoeducation, frameworks of attachment, and family systems.
Therapy is an opportunity to increase our resilience and to learn how to cope with undesirable life events. Anger, fear, sadness or guilt arise when life experiences are overlooked, neglected, and ununderstood. Anxiety & Depression is a response to the failure to care for the feelings & emotions of the self. Likewise, feelings of stress and inner discomfort need understanding to be changed. The psychotherapy techniques I use to ease client issues and discomfort include CBT, Talking Therapy, DBT skills, Client-Centred, Compassion, Emotional and Solution Focus Therapy, Psychoeducation, frameworks of attachment, and family systems.
(647) 905-9212 View (647) 905-9212
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Anna Lukomsky
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Aurora, ON L4H
I am a deeply empathetic and dedicated social worker and psychotherapist, with more than 15 years of experience working with a diverse range of clients. I help individuals to cope with trauma, manage mood instability and anxiety, improve their relationships, and delve into gender or queer identity exploration. As a devoted client-centered and trauma-focused practitioner, my ultimate goal is to establish a warm and secure therapeutic environment in which clients can safely shed their old survival strategies and connect more deeply with their authentic selves.
I am a deeply empathetic and dedicated social worker and psychotherapist, with more than 15 years of experience working with a diverse range of clients. I help individuals to cope with trauma, manage mood instability and anxiety, improve their relationships, and delve into gender or queer identity exploration. As a devoted client-centered and trauma-focused practitioner, my ultimate goal is to establish a warm and secure therapeutic environment in which clients can safely shed their old survival strategies and connect more deeply with their authentic selves.
(647) 696-0890 View (647) 696-0890
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Idan Reshef
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4H
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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Denise Mariani Clinical Supervisor And Certified Emdr Therapist
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4H
You might be feeling hurt, angry, and uncertain after being betrayed by someone close to you. Are you struggling with sexual concerns that are affecting your relationships, causing you to feel disconnected from your partner, and alone? When we are faced with feelings of distrust, resentment, guilt, or shame, the hope for change can seem far away. Therapy can provide a safe place for you to identify these feelings, identify the root causes, and feel empowered.
You might be feeling hurt, angry, and uncertain after being betrayed by someone close to you. Are you struggling with sexual concerns that are affecting your relationships, causing you to feel disconnected from your partner, and alone? When we are faced with feelings of distrust, resentment, guilt, or shame, the hope for change can seem far away. Therapy can provide a safe place for you to identify these feelings, identify the root causes, and feel empowered.
(289) 207-6304 View (289) 207-6304
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Online Therapy Centre
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP (Q), MA, BA, MEd BEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4L  (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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Victoria Huang
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4K
I always approach my clients in with an anti-oppressive, trauma-informed, harm reduction framework. What does that mean? It means that I will always ask "what happened to you?" instead of asking "what's wrong with you?". It also means that I will always respect you as the expert in your own life. Finally, it means that I believe that everyone does their very best to survive and thrive each day–even on the days that we can't see any hope. I am here to be with you, even through the darkest of days, and help you find inspiration and hope within yourself.
I always approach my clients in with an anti-oppressive, trauma-informed, harm reduction framework. What does that mean? It means that I will always ask "what happened to you?" instead of asking "what's wrong with you?". It also means that I will always respect you as the expert in your own life. Finally, it means that I believe that everyone does their very best to survive and thrive each day–even on the days that we can't see any hope. I am here to be with you, even through the darkest of days, and help you find inspiration and hope within yourself.
(289) 804-8384 View (289) 804-8384
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Strength Counselling Services
Counsellor, MEd, RCC, CCC, RSW, RP
Verified Verified
Vaughan, ON L4H  (Online Only)
We are an online counselling agency so do not provide services in person. Strength Counselling Services has licensed, experienced therapists who use evidence-based practices, prioritize client needs, and maintain ethical standards. We offer culturally sensitive, affordable services in a supportive environment. We offer a comprehensive goals assessment, regularly assess progress, and collaborate with other professionals. We provide transparency in our fees and for thirteen years now have held a positive reputation of trust, and client success. Lastly, ensuring our clients' privacy and confidentiality are of utmost importance to us.
We are an online counselling agency so do not provide services in person. Strength Counselling Services has licensed, experienced therapists who use evidence-based practices, prioritize client needs, and maintain ethical standards. We offer culturally sensitive, affordable services in a supportive environment. We offer a comprehensive goals assessment, regularly assess progress, and collaborate with other professionals. We provide transparency in our fees and for thirteen years now have held a positive reputation of trust, and client success. Lastly, ensuring our clients' privacy and confidentiality are of utmost importance to us.
(249) 202-2308 View (249) 202-2308
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Ainur Alipkaliyeva
Registered Psychotherapist, MD, RP
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4K  (Online Only)
***NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS FOR PHONE/VIDEO**** People enter my office for a variety of reasons. Sometimes they find it difficult to make a decision or feel that they cannot get out of a vicious circle of problems, struggle to adapt to new conditions or don’t feel safe, and sometimes it is simply difficult for them to live from day to day due to mental health or physical concerns. Sometimes they want to help their loved ones and don't know how. They often want to feel free from feelings of hopelessness and helplessness, overcome the struggles and move forward.
***NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS FOR PHONE/VIDEO**** People enter my office for a variety of reasons. Sometimes they find it difficult to make a decision or feel that they cannot get out of a vicious circle of problems, struggle to adapt to new conditions or don’t feel safe, and sometimes it is simply difficult for them to live from day to day due to mental health or physical concerns. Sometimes they want to help their loved ones and don't know how. They often want to feel free from feelings of hopelessness and helplessness, overcome the struggles and move forward.
(289) 206-9122 View (289) 206-9122

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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.