Dissociative Disorders (DID) Therapists in Los Angeles, CA

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Jared Anderson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90026  (Online Only)
I help professionals in film/TV, academia, design, & corporate heal from trauma. You may excel in some areas while quietly suffering anxiety, depression (stuck/lost), and relationship pain. A past with abuse/neglect, emotional disconnect can result in a mix of both thriving and overactive survival instincts. I provide a warm judgment-free space, strict confidentiality, modern research-based techniques, and 25 years of mental health experience. I offer EMDR, IFS (parts work), Somatic Experiencing, and psychedelic therapy. I also specialize in work with the ASD (autism), DID/DDNOS, & LGBTQ+ communities.
I help professionals in film/TV, academia, design, & corporate heal from trauma. You may excel in some areas while quietly suffering anxiety, depression (stuck/lost), and relationship pain. A past with abuse/neglect, emotional disconnect can result in a mix of both thriving and overactive survival instincts. I provide a warm judgment-free space, strict confidentiality, modern research-based techniques, and 25 years of mental health experience. I offer EMDR, IFS (parts work), Somatic Experiencing, and psychedelic therapy. I also specialize in work with the ASD (autism), DID/DDNOS, & LGBTQ+ communities.
(213) 372-0180 View (213) 372-0180
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Natalie Holst
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT , APCC, MBA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Are you tired of feeling like you're merely surviving rather than thriving? Perhaps, on the surface, you appear to have it all together, but internally, you feel like you're falling apart. You've dedicated yourself to work and relationships, yet a sense of inadequacy persists. Do you sometimes feel stressed, exhausted, unfulfilled, or disconnected? When triggered do you shut down, have unexpected emotions, or dissociate? I aim to provide a sanctuary for you to explore your experiences, emotions, and parts of yourself without judgment. My goal is to support you in reclaiming your sense of agency and aligning with your true self.
Are you tired of feeling like you're merely surviving rather than thriving? Perhaps, on the surface, you appear to have it all together, but internally, you feel like you're falling apart. You've dedicated yourself to work and relationships, yet a sense of inadequacy persists. Do you sometimes feel stressed, exhausted, unfulfilled, or disconnected? When triggered do you shut down, have unexpected emotions, or dissociate? I aim to provide a sanctuary for you to explore your experiences, emotions, and parts of yourself without judgment. My goal is to support you in reclaiming your sense of agency and aligning with your true self.
(818) 797-9238 View (818) 797-9238
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Shelley Pusich
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90049
I have been in practice for 34 years. I earned a B.A. from UCLA in Philosophy, and an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University. I have extensive training in Hypnosis and am certified in EMDR since l994. I use these modalities for the problems and issues listed below. I am an artist, and work with artists of all kinds, helping to unblock creativity and help focus their work. I have taught psychology and philosophy classes at local colleges for many years and I also supervise interns in my private practice and at Antioch University Counseling Center.
I have been in practice for 34 years. I earned a B.A. from UCLA in Philosophy, and an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University. I have extensive training in Hypnosis and am certified in EMDR since l994. I use these modalities for the problems and issues listed below. I am an artist, and work with artists of all kinds, helping to unblock creativity and help focus their work. I have taught psychology and philosophy classes at local colleges for many years and I also supervise interns in my private practice and at Antioch University Counseling Center.
(310) 895-9006 View (310) 895-9006
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Julie Markowitz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MBA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90025  (Online Only)
I believe in all people’s innate capacity to heal. To me, all symptoms that we experience whether it be chronic pain, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, etc can be explained by trauma. Trauma does not have to be big events. Trauma can be if we are not attuned to emotionally as children or if our parents have their own unprocessed trauma—this sort of trauma often leads to deep seeded beliefs that we are unloveable and bad. Our healing comes from teaching our parts that we are loveable and accepted just as we are.
I believe in all people’s innate capacity to heal. To me, all symptoms that we experience whether it be chronic pain, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, etc can be explained by trauma. Trauma does not have to be big events. Trauma can be if we are not attuned to emotionally as children or if our parents have their own unprocessed trauma—this sort of trauma often leads to deep seeded beliefs that we are unloveable and bad. Our healing comes from teaching our parts that we are loveable and accepted just as we are.
(323) 576-4632 View (323) 576-4632
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Hillside Trauma Psychology
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90041
As clinicians our priority is to be genuine, thoughtful, and empathic partners to you in addressing your mental health concerns. Together we will work on helping you feel empowered and better able to take on life's challenges. We focus on both long and shorter term psychotherapy for adults and children struggling with a variety of different issues. Please check out our website for further details on our experience and approach to therapy. Do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your treatment needs and whether or not we'd be a good match.
As clinicians our priority is to be genuine, thoughtful, and empathic partners to you in addressing your mental health concerns. Together we will work on helping you feel empowered and better able to take on life's challenges. We focus on both long and shorter term psychotherapy for adults and children struggling with a variety of different issues. Please check out our website for further details on our experience and approach to therapy. Do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your treatment needs and whether or not we'd be a good match.
(504) 641-4808 View (504) 641-4808
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Erica M Folinsky (Theyshe)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP, CCMHIMP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90028  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
We live in a hectic and chaotic world. Sometimes the tools we have just stop cutting it. Everything is suddenly a struggle. You may have been to a bunch of therapists and it didn't work. You may never have been to therapy and you just want to figure out how to feel better. You’re not alone, you’re not “crazy”. I can help. I'm a non binary, queer, AuDHD clinician who practices from a sex positive, trauma informed perspective and comes with an impressive list of trainings and certifications, but more importantly, I'm a regular human who's here to connect with you on a genuine and authentic level.
We live in a hectic and chaotic world. Sometimes the tools we have just stop cutting it. Everything is suddenly a struggle. You may have been to a bunch of therapists and it didn't work. You may never have been to therapy and you just want to figure out how to feel better. You’re not alone, you’re not “crazy”. I can help. I'm a non binary, queer, AuDHD clinician who practices from a sex positive, trauma informed perspective and comes with an impressive list of trainings and certifications, but more importantly, I'm a regular human who's here to connect with you on a genuine and authentic level.
(323) 210-3673 View (323) 210-3673
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Dr. Billie Weiser
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, PsyD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90024
I am a Marriage, family, child therapist and have a PsyD in psychoanalysis. I have been in practice for almost 30+ years. Although I am well versed and trained in many techniques, including the short term behavioral oriented ones, my orientation always leads me to a psychodynamic lens. By this I mean that I will always use the context, both current and historical, including family of origin, to inform the work and deepen my understanding of anyone I embark on a path of working in partnership with toward the general goals of reducing pain, increasing joy and broadening one's life choices.
I am a Marriage, family, child therapist and have a PsyD in psychoanalysis. I have been in practice for almost 30+ years. Although I am well versed and trained in many techniques, including the short term behavioral oriented ones, my orientation always leads me to a psychodynamic lens. By this I mean that I will always use the context, both current and historical, including family of origin, to inform the work and deepen my understanding of anyone I embark on a path of working in partnership with toward the general goals of reducing pain, increasing joy and broadening one's life choices.
(213) 238-5443 View (213) 238-5443
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Bradley A Tepaske
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90048
A Jungian analyst trained at the C.G. Jung Institute Zurich, a seasoned Clinical Psychologist and lifelong investigator of the History of Religions, I bring personalized depth-psychological understanding and a keen eye to the emerging possibilities in each person, whatever shape their life has taken to date. I view symptoms as statements, opportunities to transform suffering into self-regard meaning and hopefully an experience of the psyche's breadth and depth of which you are uniquely a part. Assuming positive initial engagement, I generally work longer term with individuals strongly committed to their own inner work.
A Jungian analyst trained at the C.G. Jung Institute Zurich, a seasoned Clinical Psychologist and lifelong investigator of the History of Religions, I bring personalized depth-psychological understanding and a keen eye to the emerging possibilities in each person, whatever shape their life has taken to date. I view symptoms as statements, opportunities to transform suffering into self-regard meaning and hopefully an experience of the psyche's breadth and depth of which you are uniquely a part. Assuming positive initial engagement, I generally work longer term with individuals strongly committed to their own inner work.
(424) 271-6556 View (424) 271-6556
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Kristina Alvarez
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90071  (Online Only)
Hi, my name is Kristina. I love to help people overcome obstacles in their lives, including but not limited to relationship problems, anxiety, low moods, work burnout, major life transitions, or self-esteem issues.
Hi, my name is Kristina. I love to help people overcome obstacles in their lives, including but not limited to relationship problems, anxiety, low moods, work burnout, major life transitions, or self-esteem issues.
(562) 471-3649 View (562) 471-3649
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Caitlyn Budd
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
19 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Do you find yourself feeling fine one moment and suddenly you're overwhelmed by distressing thoughts or confusing emotions? Do you feel like your body has been hijacked by sensations that you can't identify or pinpoint? Do you find yourself disconnected from your life and those things you once enjoyed doing? Have you ever experienced or seen something in the past that now invades your life on a daily basis? Have you ever just wanted to hide away from everything? I know that feeling and I'm telling you right now, you're not alone.
Do you find yourself feeling fine one moment and suddenly you're overwhelmed by distressing thoughts or confusing emotions? Do you feel like your body has been hijacked by sensations that you can't identify or pinpoint? Do you find yourself disconnected from your life and those things you once enjoyed doing? Have you ever experienced or seen something in the past that now invades your life on a daily basis? Have you ever just wanted to hide away from everything? I know that feeling and I'm telling you right now, you're not alone.
(818) 423-5393 View (818) 423-5393
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Sequoia Prindle - Neurodiversity Affirming Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90028  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Please note: emailing me via Psychology Today is preferred to calling, thank you! :) I know it's exhausting to live in a world that asks us to mask our true identities, needs, and the most unique and beautiful parts of ourselves. We all deserve to have a safe space where we can explore the masks that we wear and the selves beneath them. I have lived experience with neurodivergence, dissociation, polyamory, and am queer and nonbinary, so I understand how valuable it is to have a therapist who understands intersectional experiences and can provide a space for non-judgmental authenticity in healing.
Please note: emailing me via Psychology Today is preferred to calling, thank you! :) I know it's exhausting to live in a world that asks us to mask our true identities, needs, and the most unique and beautiful parts of ourselves. We all deserve to have a safe space where we can explore the masks that we wear and the selves beneath them. I have lived experience with neurodivergence, dissociation, polyamory, and am queer and nonbinary, so I understand how valuable it is to have a therapist who understands intersectional experiences and can provide a space for non-judgmental authenticity in healing.
(415) 498-1325 View (415) 498-1325
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Rosa C. Shetty
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90045  (Online Only)
I have been in the field of trauma healing and recovery since 2007. I specialize in helping women of color (BIPOC) heal from complex childhood trauma and dissociative disorders stemming from sexual abuse. I have advanced training in research-based trauma recovery models: EMDR, Havening, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Internal Family Systems, and Trauma-Focused Yoga Therapy.
I have been in the field of trauma healing and recovery since 2007. I specialize in helping women of color (BIPOC) heal from complex childhood trauma and dissociative disorders stemming from sexual abuse. I have advanced training in research-based trauma recovery models: EMDR, Havening, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Internal Family Systems, and Trauma-Focused Yoga Therapy.
(818) 210-4536 View (818) 210-4536
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Cynthia A. Henrie
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, BCETS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90042
Do you feel like the weight of past experiences, secrets, or questions about your identity are holding you back from living a fulfilling life? Are you struggling with sexual trauma, childhood abuse, or other forms of trauma that have left you feeling overwhelmed & powerless? I'm here to help. As a feminist therapist & board-certified expert in treating trauma & PTSD, I have extensive experience in helping people just like you regain control of their lives. Whether you're dealing w/ sexual, gender, cultural identity issues, or any form of abuse, I offer a safe and empowering space where you can work through your struggles & heal.
Do you feel like the weight of past experiences, secrets, or questions about your identity are holding you back from living a fulfilling life? Are you struggling with sexual trauma, childhood abuse, or other forms of trauma that have left you feeling overwhelmed & powerless? I'm here to help. As a feminist therapist & board-certified expert in treating trauma & PTSD, I have extensive experience in helping people just like you regain control of their lives. Whether you're dealing w/ sexual, gender, cultural identity issues, or any form of abuse, I offer a safe and empowering space where you can work through your struggles & heal.
(323) 918-3874 View (323) 918-3874
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Deborah B Edgar Ph.D.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
13 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90027
With over 20 years of experience, I work best with 3 types of people:
With over 20 years of experience, I work best with 3 types of people:
(626) 275-4515 View (626) 275-4515
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Suzanne Mata
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90027
I specialize in EMDR and trauma recovery in person and online. You may feel the need for professional and effective therapeutic support and expert guidance in your life. I use somatic and mindful approaches, and a compassionate, empowering relationship in which you will have your own space to sort things out, and regain clarity to find your way forward. Beginning change-focused, trauma therapy is a wise choice. You deserve to move past unhelpful emotional, and relational patterns that hold you back. Our work together will be positive, dynamic, and collaborative. My style is active and we will achieve healing and resolution together!
I specialize in EMDR and trauma recovery in person and online. You may feel the need for professional and effective therapeutic support and expert guidance in your life. I use somatic and mindful approaches, and a compassionate, empowering relationship in which you will have your own space to sort things out, and regain clarity to find your way forward. Beginning change-focused, trauma therapy is a wise choice. You deserve to move past unhelpful emotional, and relational patterns that hold you back. Our work together will be positive, dynamic, and collaborative. My style is active and we will achieve healing and resolution together!
(909) 351-5426 View (909) 351-5426
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Melody Stiles
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, MAC, LCAC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90049  (Online Only)
I am now accepting clients in California as well as Indiana! I work in a Virtual ONLY practice and I specialize in EMDR for those with substance use disorders, trauma, or a combination of the two. If you are someone who is trying to cope with substance use, trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, chronic pain/illness, or leaving a high control group. I would be glad to try to help you find another, better way forward. And what that "better way" looks like is up to you. I see therapy as being a very personal and intimate experience for each person tailor my approach to suit each person I see in treatment.
I am now accepting clients in California as well as Indiana! I work in a Virtual ONLY practice and I specialize in EMDR for those with substance use disorders, trauma, or a combination of the two. If you are someone who is trying to cope with substance use, trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, chronic pain/illness, or leaving a high control group. I would be glad to try to help you find another, better way forward. And what that "better way" looks like is up to you. I see therapy as being a very personal and intimate experience for each person tailor my approach to suit each person I see in treatment.
(442) 239-4388 View (442) 239-4388
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Irimiya Trauma Therapy, Inc.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90003
Accepting New Clients! We are a group practice providing trauma therapy to adult survivors of childhood abuse. Unresolved childhood abuse, can leave you feeling overwhelmed, not fully present, living with intrusive thoughts and memories of past trauma, struggling with everyday tasks, dealing with depression, anxiety and C-PTSD. As clinical trauma professionals, we believe you have the courage to heal from emotional pain by facing it, rather than avoiding it. Together in therapy, we will work to achieve empowerment, safety and strength, in order to better concentrate, have healthy relationships, and achieve internal growth.
Accepting New Clients! We are a group practice providing trauma therapy to adult survivors of childhood abuse. Unresolved childhood abuse, can leave you feeling overwhelmed, not fully present, living with intrusive thoughts and memories of past trauma, struggling with everyday tasks, dealing with depression, anxiety and C-PTSD. As clinical trauma professionals, we believe you have the courage to heal from emotional pain by facing it, rather than avoiding it. Together in therapy, we will work to achieve empowerment, safety and strength, in order to better concentrate, have healthy relationships, and achieve internal growth.
(805) 883-6273 View (805) 883-6273
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Patti Rosenberg
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Patti. In this fast paced world, there never seems to be enough time for you. Being pulled in many directions, always feeling rushed, and like life is out of control. Maybe you feel alone even while surrounded by others, Does this sound familiar? I’ve spent over a decade working in the mental health field. My career began working with at-risk children and adolescents struggling with depression, anger, anxiety, substance use, suicidal ideations/attempts, and body image disorders.
Hi, I’m Patti. In this fast paced world, there never seems to be enough time for you. Being pulled in many directions, always feeling rushed, and like life is out of control. Maybe you feel alone even while surrounded by others, Does this sound familiar? I’ve spent over a decade working in the mental health field. My career began working with at-risk children and adolescents struggling with depression, anger, anxiety, substance use, suicidal ideations/attempts, and body image disorders.
(858) 524-3944 View (858) 524-3944
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Dr. Anna Consla
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90044  (Online Only)
After all the painful things you’ve been through, you may wonder if you'll ever be able to feel happy and at peace. You might feel anxious and overwhelmed by strong emotions, or numb, detached and exhausted. You may feel unsafe, and find it’s hard to trust people or open up to them. You might feel confused about who you are and where your life is headed. You may wish you could feel better, but question whether that's even possible for you. I believe it is possible, and I'm here to help you. I received my doctorate from the PGSP-Stanford PsyD Consortium, and have devoted my career to helping people heal from stress and trauma.
After all the painful things you’ve been through, you may wonder if you'll ever be able to feel happy and at peace. You might feel anxious and overwhelmed by strong emotions, or numb, detached and exhausted. You may feel unsafe, and find it’s hard to trust people or open up to them. You might feel confused about who you are and where your life is headed. You may wish you could feel better, but question whether that's even possible for you. I believe it is possible, and I'm here to help you. I received my doctorate from the PGSP-Stanford PsyD Consortium, and have devoted my career to helping people heal from stress and trauma.
(562) 554-5524 View (562) 554-5524
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Marie-Michele Atkinson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90026  (Online Only)
You might have tried talk therapy or EMDR and found those to be helpful yet are still struggling with the same symptoms you had come to therapy for. I can help you with that. Through integrating all of your "parts," you can come to experience more ease and a sense of internal coherence that in turn supports you in making some of the changes that you're longing for in your life. I work with adult individuals and couples using "parts work" and other trauma focused modalities to address issues such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, people pleasing, shame, dissociation, difficulties with communication and creative blocks.
You might have tried talk therapy or EMDR and found those to be helpful yet are still struggling with the same symptoms you had come to therapy for. I can help you with that. Through integrating all of your "parts," you can come to experience more ease and a sense of internal coherence that in turn supports you in making some of the changes that you're longing for in your life. I work with adult individuals and couples using "parts work" and other trauma focused modalities to address issues such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, people pleasing, shame, dissociation, difficulties with communication and creative blocks.
(424) 348-6612 View (424) 348-6612


Dissociative Disorders (DID) Therapists

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.