Dissociative Disorders (DID) Psychiatrists in Kansas City, KS

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Elizabeth Brake
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNPBC
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Accepting new patients, can get new patients in within a week! Telemedicine, treating most psychiatric conditions. We also offer personalized ADHD diagnosis and treatment, treatment for depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, as well as some addiction and substance abuse! We accept blue cross blue shield insurances and have discount self pay options. Self Scheduling now available. Click the website link to the left and schedule an appointment that is convenient for you!
(701) 929-7786
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Kansas City, KS 66109
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C. Shaffia Laue
Psychiatrist, MD
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I graduated from The Menninger Clinic and pursued studies in environmental medicine, nutrition, biochemistry, auricular medicine, homeopathy and bioenergy healing. My practice incorporates spiritual, energetic meditative therapies and traditional psychodynamic psychotherapy, stress management, dreamwork, imagery, and behavior modification. I provide necessary information to choose a path toward wellness, rather than suppressing symptoms with drugs. Your spiritual beliefs are honored to facilitate your movement towards healing. Each individual is an active co-creator in orchestrating a personal treatment plan and path to wholeness.
(785) 877-0905
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Kansas City, KS 66101

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Sosunmolu O Shoyinka
Psychiatrist, MD, MBA, DFAPA
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I work with individuals with mild-moderate depression and anxiety. I also have experience treating addictive conditions. You can schedule directly with me through our secure client portal https://provider.kareo.com/dr-sosunmolu-shoyinka
(267) 762-1692
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Prairie Village, KS 66208
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$400 per session

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Sue Clavette
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN-BC
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Your steps to mental and emotional wellness are only a phone call away. With over 25 years of experience assisting patients to find wellness and healing through some of life's most difficult seasons, I've developed a unique approach that begins with psychiatric assistance. I then introduce a combination of traditional and proven, effective complementary and alternative treatments. The goal of treatment is to leave you empowered to make ongoing healthy choices for improved, overall wellness, and peace of mind.
(913) 294-7895
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Overland Park, KS 66212
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Geenens Psychiatry, PA
Psychiatrist
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Geenens Psychiatry is a private upscale setting where patients are treated respectfully. They will find the environment to be exceptionally soothing and comfortable. We value quick response time to patients and are committed to excellence. At Geenens Psychiatry we help patients by targeting symptoms that patients find difficult or impossible to control with thorough psychiatric assessment and extensive psychopharmacological knowledge.
(913) 513-3240
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Leawood, KS 66224
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Vicki Tsai
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, MSN, MHA
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Hello Kansas! Do you need extra help or support through your weight reduction process? We all know mental health and our weight are interconnected. Have you run into the plateau or block during your weight management process? Stress eating? Over eating? Binge eating? I am here to help through the psychological issue and your weight struggles. No more Yo-Yo, no more "fad diets". I am certified nutritionist, and mental health medical provider. My team welcome you to join us through the tough time while working on our mental health as well our physical improvement. We begin with a full body analysis and create workout and eating plan
(913) 586-2755
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Olathe, KS 66061
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Dissociative Disorders (DID) Psychiatrists

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.




About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

A Psychiatrist in Kansas City is a qualified medical doctor who specializes in treating mental health issues and diagnosable disorders.

Kansas City Psychiatrists differ from other mental health professionals in that they may prescribe medication as well as practice psychotherapy in treatment. Sometimes, Psychiatrists form part of a clinical team in which they will diagnose and prescribe, while psychologists or therapists provide the client's psychotherapy.

As part of a clinical assessment, Psychiatrists may conduct physical examinations, take blood tests, and order and interpret lab tests and brain image scans, such as CT scans, CAT Scans, and MRIs.

The field of psychiatry in Kansas City has many sub-specialties, including pediatric psychiatry. Those who work with the elderly are called geriatric psychiatrists.

Other related sub-specialties include cognition psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, psychosomatic, forensic, reproductive medicine specialties, psychopharmacology , psychiatric genetics, neuroimaging, and clinical neurophysiology.

Psychiatric nurse practitioners in Kansas City, or mental health nurse practitioners, generally have an MS degree in nursing (MSN) and a number of years of training to become certified. Psychiatric nurse practitioners are able to assess and diagnose mental health conditions and prescribe medication. Kansas City Psychiatric nurse practitioners also have training that enables them to include psychotherapy with treatment.