Dissociative Disorders (DID) Therapists in San Diego, CA

Photo of Andrew Listvinsky: Hope Therapy Group, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in San Diego, CA
Andrew Listvinsky: Hope Therapy Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92117
I enjoy working with people struggling with trauma, major life changes, and those trying to find out who they are. I have experience working with Veterans, those struggling with addiction, and family/friends who find themselves as caregivers for another. Whatever you're struggling with, I have found that every client has something beautiful and exciting to discover within them.
I enjoy working with people struggling with trauma, major life changes, and those trying to find out who they are. I have experience working with Veterans, those struggling with addiction, and family/friends who find themselves as caregivers for another. Whatever you're struggling with, I have found that every client has something beautiful and exciting to discover within them.
(858) 815-9023 View (858) 815-9023
Photo of Debbra Wagner, LMFT Inc, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA
Debbra Wagner, LMFT Inc
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, BBS-SME
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92116
Looking into therapy is a positive first step. I believe therapy can offer healing and hope for individuals, couples, and families who desire nurturing and fulfilling relationships as well as the ability to manage and overcome mental health challenges. As a licensed psychotherapist, my passion is to help you navigate through life's difficulties and to empower you to regain health and balance in your life. Seeking professional help takes courage, and people of all life stages will find a safe and supportive environment where such issues can be addressed.
Looking into therapy is a positive first step. I believe therapy can offer healing and hope for individuals, couples, and families who desire nurturing and fulfilling relationships as well as the ability to manage and overcome mental health challenges. As a licensed psychotherapist, my passion is to help you navigate through life's difficulties and to empower you to regain health and balance in your life. Seeking professional help takes courage, and people of all life stages will find a safe and supportive environment where such issues can be addressed.
(619) 762-1673 View (619) 762-1673
Photo of Andrew David Listvinsky: Sunlit Grove Counseling, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in San Diego, CA
Andrew David Listvinsky: Sunlit Grove Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92117
Welcome to my practice, Sunlit Grove Counseling. I would be most helpful to a client who is looking for a mix of practical skills, a better understanding of themselves, and to explore what they want from life. I work primarily with adults and I specialize in helping people navigate trauma, grief, substance use, and dissociative conditions (DID/OSDD). I welcome clients who fear that their story is too heavy a burden to share, or who find themselves in a struggle that they feel overwhelmed by. I find joy in helping clients who seek therapy both to heal as well as to answer the question of "what's next?" with increased confidence.
Welcome to my practice, Sunlit Grove Counseling. I would be most helpful to a client who is looking for a mix of practical skills, a better understanding of themselves, and to explore what they want from life. I work primarily with adults and I specialize in helping people navigate trauma, grief, substance use, and dissociative conditions (DID/OSDD). I welcome clients who fear that their story is too heavy a burden to share, or who find themselves in a struggle that they feel overwhelmed by. I find joy in helping clients who seek therapy both to heal as well as to answer the question of "what's next?" with increased confidence.
(858) 346-6642 View (858) 346-6642
Photo of Julie Markowitz, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in San Diego, CA
Julie Markowitz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MBA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92101  (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
Photo of Dianna C Hansen, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA
Dianna C Hansen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92101
I work with individuals, couples and families to heal from trauma, addictions, PTSD, and mood or anxiety disorders. I have also worked with chronic pain disorders and opiate dependence disorder. Mental illness impacts relationships and healthy relationships support healing so I work with people in the context of their family to restore healthy connections to the family and community at large.
I work with individuals, couples and families to heal from trauma, addictions, PTSD, and mood or anxiety disorders. I have also worked with chronic pain disorders and opiate dependence disorder. Mental illness impacts relationships and healthy relationships support healing so I work with people in the context of their family to restore healthy connections to the family and community at large.
(619) 568-2581 View (619) 568-2581
Photo of Colette Lord, Psychologist in San Diego, CA
Colette Lord
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92122
I am a Certified EMDR therapist and Consultant. I am passionate about helping people let go of the pain of the past, live more fully in the present and develop hope for the future. When you've grown up in a abusive, chaotic, or dysfunctional household it can be really hard to move beyond your past without help. This is especially true if you struggle with any kind of dissociation. It's not that you're weak or unwilling, it's that you don't yet have the tools and the help to do so. I can help you with those tools, while holding space for the reality of the culture and systems we find ourselves in that may continue to cause harm.
I am a Certified EMDR therapist and Consultant. I am passionate about helping people let go of the pain of the past, live more fully in the present and develop hope for the future. When you've grown up in a abusive, chaotic, or dysfunctional household it can be really hard to move beyond your past without help. This is especially true if you struggle with any kind of dissociation. It's not that you're weak or unwilling, it's that you don't yet have the tools and the help to do so. I can help you with those tools, while holding space for the reality of the culture and systems we find ourselves in that may continue to cause harm.
(858) 367-5551 View (858) 367-5551
Photo of Patti Rosenberg, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA
Patti Rosenberg
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92182  (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
Sonia Carbonell
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92120
I love the work I do, although it involves dealing with people's painful life events and dynamics. I strongly believe in change. I am privileged because daily I witness our human capacity for healing and growth. My ideal client is the one ready to face truth, find hope and strength to change his or her life circumstances. My style, training, and professional experience emphasize understanding culture, working in the context of family and community, completing treatment goals, developing prevention plans and understanding our individual and family histories (short and long term treatment according to family or individual's needs).
I love the work I do, although it involves dealing with people's painful life events and dynamics. I strongly believe in change. I am privileged because daily I witness our human capacity for healing and growth. My ideal client is the one ready to face truth, find hope and strength to change his or her life circumstances. My style, training, and professional experience emphasize understanding culture, working in the context of family and community, completing treatment goals, developing prevention plans and understanding our individual and family histories (short and long term treatment according to family or individual's needs).
(619) 320-6296 View (619) 320-6296
Photo of Merissa A. Mathews, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in San Diego, CA
Merissa A. Mathews
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92110
Are you experiencing low self-esteem, anxiety, feeling stuck in a dark place of depression or addiction? Maybe you are experiencing challenges with feeling too needy in relationships or having difficulty connecting emotionally. Perhaps, you are wanting to be more assertive, have less stress in social situations, and have more confidence at work. Past experiences can strongly influence the way you feel about yourself and the world. Past events can be anything from experiencing emotional/physical/sexual abuse, bullying, emotional neglect, experiencing racial trauma, or not feeling accepted for being LGBTQ+.
Are you experiencing low self-esteem, anxiety, feeling stuck in a dark place of depression or addiction? Maybe you are experiencing challenges with feeling too needy in relationships or having difficulty connecting emotionally. Perhaps, you are wanting to be more assertive, have less stress in social situations, and have more confidence at work. Past experiences can strongly influence the way you feel about yourself and the world. Past events can be anything from experiencing emotional/physical/sexual abuse, bullying, emotional neglect, experiencing racial trauma, or not feeling accepted for being LGBTQ+.
(619) 393-4746 View (619) 393-4746
Photo of Tess Owens, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA
Tess Owens
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92103
Qualified to provide individual and family therapy. I have gained an in-depth understanding and passion for relational and family systems, trauma-informed care and experiential interventions. I am an empathic and insightful therapist with a talent for empowering clients towards positive growth. I have a successful history of achievement in academic, training and work experiences. Trained in assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning and providing psychotherapy to adults & adolescents with a wide variety of presenting problems including, depression, anxiety, trauma, dual diagnosis, self esteem, identity, relapse and addiction.
Qualified to provide individual and family therapy. I have gained an in-depth understanding and passion for relational and family systems, trauma-informed care and experiential interventions. I am an empathic and insightful therapist with a talent for empowering clients towards positive growth. I have a successful history of achievement in academic, training and work experiences. Trained in assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning and providing psychotherapy to adults & adolescents with a wide variety of presenting problems including, depression, anxiety, trauma, dual diagnosis, self esteem, identity, relapse and addiction.
(619) 431-4106 View (619) 431-4106
Photo of Kristina Yé, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA
Kristina Yé
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PMH-C
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92108  (Online Only)
Do you often wrestle with worry or anxiety, negative thoughts, big emotions, or flashbacks? Maybe you're pregnant or recently had a baby and are finding it tough to adjust to this new transition? Imagine feeling confident and at ease as you navigate your daily life. Experiencing life without reacting to fear and pain. Imagine living a rich and fulfilling life that's guided by your values instead of by fear and anxiety. I can help you make the shift from surviving to thriving.
Do you often wrestle with worry or anxiety, negative thoughts, big emotions, or flashbacks? Maybe you're pregnant or recently had a baby and are finding it tough to adjust to this new transition? Imagine feeling confident and at ease as you navigate your daily life. Experiencing life without reacting to fear and pain. Imagine living a rich and fulfilling life that's guided by your values instead of by fear and anxiety. I can help you make the shift from surviving to thriving.
(619) 738-6770 View (619) 738-6770
Photo of Lucia R. Desoto, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA
Lucia R. Desoto
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92126
I view therapy as a very special, sacred space where my clients may begin and proceed on their journey toward health. I have extensive experience working with a host of different mental health issues. As a Christian therapist, I am able to offer not only experience and professionalism, but also provide an atmosphere of safety where clients are free to hear from God, Himself, as He brings truth which is genuine, long-lasting, and results in true healing and freedom.
I view therapy as a very special, sacred space where my clients may begin and proceed on their journey toward health. I have extensive experience working with a host of different mental health issues. As a Christian therapist, I am able to offer not only experience and professionalism, but also provide an atmosphere of safety where clients are free to hear from God, Himself, as He brings truth which is genuine, long-lasting, and results in true healing and freedom.
(858) 762-9943 View (858) 762-9943
Photo of David Peters, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA
David Peters
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92108
Whether you are looking for psychotherapy, family counseling or consultation on a life question, be assured you will be treated with the highest standard of care. I have extensive experience working with mental illness, life crisis, family dysfunction and challenges to personal growth. Presented with compassion and sensitivity, my approach utilizes only well-researched and proven methods of creating change and overcoming obstacles to your health and well being. Your treatment will be enriched by my experience working in hospitals, residential centers, schools and independent practice.
Whether you are looking for psychotherapy, family counseling or consultation on a life question, be assured you will be treated with the highest standard of care. I have extensive experience working with mental illness, life crisis, family dysfunction and challenges to personal growth. Presented with compassion and sensitivity, my approach utilizes only well-researched and proven methods of creating change and overcoming obstacles to your health and well being. Your treatment will be enriched by my experience working in hospitals, residential centers, schools and independent practice.
(619) 438-0976 View (619) 438-0976
Photo of Dr. Charles R. Freeman, Ph.D., Psychologist in San Diego, CA
Dr. Charles R. Freeman, Ph.D.
Psychologist, PhD
Not Verified Not Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
IInsomnia affects every facet of your life. Your insomnia might be making you feel depressed or anxious, frustrated with poor memory or mental “fog,” or like you’re constantly sick. However it’s manifesting, you’re starting to see the effects: relationships are suffering, work is slipping, life feels dull, and you feel helpless to stop it. You need sound solid sleep because you need to feel better, but even more than that, you want to get to the root of this problem altogether...so you can get rid of it for good. You’re ready to not stress every night as you lie awake, to heal past wounds in your life, and to feel hope again.
IInsomnia affects every facet of your life. Your insomnia might be making you feel depressed or anxious, frustrated with poor memory or mental “fog,” or like you’re constantly sick. However it’s manifesting, you’re starting to see the effects: relationships are suffering, work is slipping, life feels dull, and you feel helpless to stop it. You need sound solid sleep because you need to feel better, but even more than that, you want to get to the root of this problem altogether...so you can get rid of it for good. You’re ready to not stress every night as you lie awake, to heal past wounds in your life, and to feel hope again.
(619) 727-6356 View (619) 727-6356
Photo of Dr. Hedieh Azadmehr, Psychologist in San Diego, CA
Dr. Hedieh Azadmehr
Psychologist, PhD, SEP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92130
Do traumas from the past hold you back? Are you stuck in addiction and tired of stigmas and judgments? Every time you tried to change, the intrusive negative thoughts and anxiety overwhelm you. it's so scary to think about sharing your secrets with a stranger. I understand how traumatic past experience sets a limit on individuals ability to deal with stress, where the drugs become the solution and how the two are connected. Whether you are struggling with addition, rejection or loss, abuse or trauma, I am here to help. I integrate various therapeutic modalities to tailor treatment based on every individual's unique needs.
Do traumas from the past hold you back? Are you stuck in addiction and tired of stigmas and judgments? Every time you tried to change, the intrusive negative thoughts and anxiety overwhelm you. it's so scary to think about sharing your secrets with a stranger. I understand how traumatic past experience sets a limit on individuals ability to deal with stress, where the drugs become the solution and how the two are connected. Whether you are struggling with addition, rejection or loss, abuse or trauma, I am here to help. I integrate various therapeutic modalities to tailor treatment based on every individual's unique needs.
(858) 758-4409 View (858) 758-4409
Photo of Nadina Goddard, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in San Diego, CA
Nadina Goddard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92107  (Online Only)
Often times, I’ve noticed that people seeking therapy already intuitively know what they want, or even what their potential solutions may be – before stepping foot inside my office. What they may lack is the support towards making those desires a reality. That’s why my therapeutic approach is collaborative and centered around strengthening your voice and choice in your life. I won’t stand in front of you to pull you in this direction, or behind you, to push you in another; but rather you can find me walking beside you serving as your rock and partner in healing.
Often times, I’ve noticed that people seeking therapy already intuitively know what they want, or even what their potential solutions may be – before stepping foot inside my office. What they may lack is the support towards making those desires a reality. That’s why my therapeutic approach is collaborative and centered around strengthening your voice and choice in your life. I won’t stand in front of you to pull you in this direction, or behind you, to push you in another; but rather you can find me walking beside you serving as your rock and partner in healing.
(760) 227-2385 View (760) 227-2385
Photo of Jason Cencirulo, Psychologist in San Diego, CA
Jason Cencirulo
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92101
The first step in healing is often the scariest, and my hope is that you take that step - for you, for those you love, and those who love you. Whether you’re reaching out to heal, to grow, to grieve, or to understand, my goal is to create a space where you will be heard, seen, and understood in a way that allows you to approach the challenges of living in new ways.
The first step in healing is often the scariest, and my hope is that you take that step - for you, for those you love, and those who love you. Whether you’re reaching out to heal, to grow, to grieve, or to understand, my goal is to create a space where you will be heard, seen, and understood in a way that allows you to approach the challenges of living in new ways.
(619) 304-6168 View (619) 304-6168
Photo of Claire Horner, Licensed Professional Counselor in San Diego, CA
Claire Horner
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92175  (Online Only)
Therapy is for coping, healing, and growing. It unlocks your life - allowing it to operate smoother, easier. Our mental, emotional, and physical states break down during grief, trauma, life transitions, crisis, and relationship distress. Let's shrink those issues together! If you are here for sexual trauma healing, you can look through the TEAL Services in the Group section below. Those who go through Good Fit screening have access to all services. For real time release of dates, click the WEBSITE button to subscribe for updates via email or text or IG.
Therapy is for coping, healing, and growing. It unlocks your life - allowing it to operate smoother, easier. Our mental, emotional, and physical states break down during grief, trauma, life transitions, crisis, and relationship distress. Let's shrink those issues together! If you are here for sexual trauma healing, you can look through the TEAL Services in the Group section below. Those who go through Good Fit screening have access to all services. For real time release of dates, click the WEBSITE button to subscribe for updates via email or text or IG.
(404) 666-8104 View (404) 666-8104
Photo of Robert L Bray, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in San Diego, CA
Robert L Bray
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92120
I use forty years of experience as a professional therapist to resolve your individual or family problems. Using cutting edge therapies in a solution oriented approach, I can identify and eliminates those blocks to personal action needed to improve your situation, expand relationships, and enhance your performance. I published a book about recovering from traumatic stress. Heal Traumatic Stress NOW, Complete Recovery with Thought Field Therapy - is available on my website, www.rlbray.com.
I use forty years of experience as a professional therapist to resolve your individual or family problems. Using cutting edge therapies in a solution oriented approach, I can identify and eliminates those blocks to personal action needed to improve your situation, expand relationships, and enhance your performance. I published a book about recovering from traumatic stress. Heal Traumatic Stress NOW, Complete Recovery with Thought Field Therapy - is available on my website, www.rlbray.com.
(619) 377-8651 View (619) 377-8651
Photo of Jamie Stern, Pre-Licensed Professional in San Diego, CA
Jamie Stern
Pre-Licensed Professional, AMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92103
Are you going through internal struggle due to trauma? Do you feel anxious and depressed about the future? Do you struggle with family issues and relationship issues? I’m willing to meet you where you are, help you process unwanted thoughts and emotions, and help develop an action plan to effectively cultivate your healing and growth. I’m here to help you explore unresolved feelings (anxiety, depression, anger, helplessness, grief, etc.) and develop skills to effectively cope with them. Thus, you can feel relieved and fulfilled in your relationship with yourself and others.
Are you going through internal struggle due to trauma? Do you feel anxious and depressed about the future? Do you struggle with family issues and relationship issues? I’m willing to meet you where you are, help you process unwanted thoughts and emotions, and help develop an action plan to effectively cultivate your healing and growth. I’m here to help you explore unresolved feelings (anxiety, depression, anger, helplessness, grief, etc.) and develop skills to effectively cope with them. Thus, you can feel relieved and fulfilled in your relationship with yourself and others.
(760) 227-2540 View (760) 227-2540
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.