Dissociative Disorders (DID) Therapists in San Diego, CA

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Debbra Wagner, LMFT Inc
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, BBS-SME
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
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San Diego, CA 92116
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Julie Markowitz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MBA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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
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San Diego, CA 92101
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Dianna C Hansen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LADC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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
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San Diego, CA 92101
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Colette Lord
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I am a Certified EMDR trauma therapist and 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 chaotic, dysfunctional or neglectful 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. Its' not that your weak or unwilling, it's that you don't yet have the tools and the help to do so. As an intersectional feminist, I recognize and will respect all aspects of your identity and work to minimize any effects of my privilege on the therapy.
(858) 367-5551
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San Diego, CA 92122
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Jem Powell
Psychological Associate, PsyD, MA
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I believe that people want a life full of joy, challenge and deep connection with their loved ones and larger community. Unfortunately, many of us desire those qualities of life-but have trouble accessing them in the moment. I am here to encourage you to explore your joy, challenge areas where you struggle to connect and create a path to a life that is full of resonance and enthusiasm. If your goal is to address issues related to society and culture or have someone who deeply understands alternative lifestyles, those are my favorite types of clients. You can rely on my approach to be practical, candid and relatable.
(818) 639-8939
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San Diego, CA 92102
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Katie White
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Trauma is something we all have in common. There will likely be two camps of people reacting to that statement. The first will resonate with the statement and the second will most likely think, trauma?! No way! I've never experienced anything traumatic. I would challenge the latter with their definition of trauma. There are what we call "big T" traumas, which are the catastrophic happenings in the world. And "little t" traumas, which are the less significant but still impactful happenings; things like not getting the promotion you've been working towards or a divorce.
(858) 391-4880
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San Diego, CA 92128
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Rachyl Nyoka
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
These are troubling times. We're in the midst of what experts are calling a polycrisis, fueled by ecological degradation, global health concerns (covid-19), the fracturing of societal/governmental institutions, and assaults on women’s reproductive liberty/sexual sovereignty. Feelings of instability, confusion, uncertainty, and anxiety are the new norm and we don’t know how to manage them. In fact, some of us may feel gaslighted when we compare our felt emotions with the perceived reality of the world - the "business-as-usual" paradigm encouraging us to keep our productivity high and our critical thinking/feeling low.
(619) 492-2232
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San Diego, CA 92129
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Shih Chiang Tang
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Therapy is about your vision for how you would like life to be and the person you would like to embody. Hello, my name is Shih Chiang Tang, and I am a first-generation Chinese/Taiwanese-American Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT). I was raised in multiple cultures within and outside of the United States, and my therapeutic ideas reflect my diverse background. I believe in a collaborative and strength-based therapeutic approach. My goal is to utilize each individual’s innate ability to pursue a meaningful life in a safe and non-judgmental therapeutic environment.
(858) 251-9750
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San Diego, CA 92121
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Megha Sundar
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
I know how intimidating vulnerability can be, especially with someone new, so thank you for taking the time to learn more about me. I grew up around a large Indian immigrant population in the Bay Area where I navigated the challenges of being Indian in an American society. We often struggled in learning how to express our emotions, felt overwhelmed by intense academic pressures, and experienced incredible dissonance navigating individualistic and collectivistic values. We also discussed ideas surrounding arranged marriages, interracial relationships, domestic violence, gender roles, queerness, and much more.
(619) 650-6358
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San Diego, CA 92168
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Lorrie Frost - Personal Evolution Psychotherapy
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC
Verified
Verified
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed out or sad to the point that you can't live the life you want? Do you want to feel better & have a life worth living? Personal Evolution Psychotherapy (PEP) is a team of therapists that use Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to overcome social anxiety, depression, communication & relationship issues, family conflict, panic, excessive worry & depression. Visit Us at www.PersonalEvolutionPsychotherapy.com. We provide much more than traditional talk therapy & help you get results to help control your emotions & your life. By doing this we can help more quickly. Call us today to schedule an appt.
(619) 787-6676
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San Diego, CA 92108
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Milena Dun
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I specialize in providing a trauma focused, individual psychotherapy for adults of various ages, applying psychodynamic and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) treatment modalities. My approach to therapy is collaborative in nature, with a great emphasis on establishing a warm supportive relationship. I utilize a context of therapeutic relationship to help clients develop insight and awareness of the unconscious elements of their psychology that have a strong impact on their lives. I assist every client in the quest to generate a deeper meaning and address internal obstacles to accomplishing personal goals.
(619) 393-5837
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San Diego, CA 92108
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Asher Johnson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
If you struggle with anger management, sexual aggression, sex/pornography addiction, poor self-regulation/impulse control, anxiety, depression, trauma, antisocial, narcissistic, and psychopathic/sociopathic personalities, in need of a forensic psychological evaluation or testing, have a criminal record and/or required to register as a sex offender, have adult ADHD, difficulty with maintaining healthy relationships, low self-esteem, problems with healthy masculine expression, then you have found someone with the expertise, ability, and willingness to help.
(619) 815-8501
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San Diego, CA 92101
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Lonny D Miller
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, SEP, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My practice is focused on relationship issues, improving communication, addiction counseling, men's issues, LGBTQ+ parenting, depression and anxiety. In therapy you will find a strength-based client centered approach, where your unique skills and values are used to help overcome the areas in which you are stuck. A genuine respect for each person leads to a safe therapeutic alliance through which growth, healing and connection occurs as we work towards accomplishing your goals.
(858) 879-6389
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San Diego, CA 92127
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Jeff K. Larsen: San Diego's "Cool Counselor"
MA, BCPC
1 Endorsed
1 Endorsed
I am a fun, compassionate, and very easy-to-talk-to counselor. I have helped hundreds of people create better lives for themselves in a short amount of time thanks to good therapy. My work has been featured on FOX5 News, Good Morning San Diego, the CW6, WebMD and The San Diego Union Tribune. I speak both English and Spanish and have a beautiful office in University Heights with lots of free parking to better serve you. Please check out my website...www.coolcounselorsd.com!
(619) 900-6802
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San Diego, CA 92105
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Morgan Shaw
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I believe that we all experience our own unique traumas in life, and it's how we respond to them that shapes our view of the world and ourselves. I'm here to help you see things from a different lens, or perhaps just help you develop new ways of responding to your own individual experiences. Healing your traumas allows you to regain your sense of power and strengthen your sense of self. I take a holistic approach to healing and wellness and believe that each client requires a unique, person-centered approach.
(858) 437-5596
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San Diego, CA 92101
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Transcend Therapy, Inc.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CEAP
Verified
Verified
Hello! I am the owner of Transcend Therapy. I also provide psychotherapy services. We work from a strengths-based perspective, striving to connect you to your own power, strength and wisdom. We believe in the healing power of relationships, especially the one you have with yourself. Together, we will explore the reasons for your current predicament and focus on finding effective and long-lasting solutions. We have 8 amazing therapists with over 50+ YEARS of combined experience. We are extremely proud to have been featured on USA TODAY, PBS, VOGUE, YAHOO, VERYWELLMIND, CMAJ, THRIVE, LAPP, THE GREATIST, SD VOYAGER & SHOUTOUT SOCAL!
(619) 567-3827
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San Diego, CA 92116
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Help Therapy
Psychologist, PsyD, LCSW, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Help Therapy has a network of over 150 licensed clinical psychologists, LCSW's, LMFT's, and NP's. When you schedule an appointment, you will be matched with a therapist according to your treatment needs, insurance, and geographical location. You choose how you would like to see your therapist - In-person, online or over the phone.
(858) 800-4095
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San Diego, CA 92103
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Logan Brantley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
Does life feel far away or like you're walking through a fog? Do thought spirals feel productive but leave you anxious? As a trauma specialist, I aim to remember the beauty that can come after ugly things happen. I believe in post-traumatic growth, a term meaning that, not only was a person resilient in their ability to heal from an adversity, but that they were actually able to benefit from an adverse event by growing their psychological capacity to empathize, reframe and thrive after trauma. I work with people who are navigating sexual trauma, self-empowerment, anxiety/panic and intercultural identities.
(619) 639-8728
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San Diego, CA 92109
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Olga Goodman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
You are seeking help because getting through everyday life is becoming exhausting. Or may be you have been feeling like this for a while. You might be irritable, anxious, at times overcome with sadness and self-doubt. Your relationships are suffering as a result. Your past experiences are haunting you and you don't know how to leave them behind. Trauma is a very lonely experience often filled with shame, anger, and sense of being out of control. Together we will create a therapeutic relationship where you can feel held, seen, and empowered in your healing journey. I'm here to share your unique pain and joy, not "therapize" you.
(619) 789-0676
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San Diego, CA 92123
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Mikayla Weathers
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I believe through a therapeutic & safe relationship, you will have the ability to work though past & current struggles. Whether you find yourself having trouble in your relationships, are dealing with a substance related issue, are desiring a better connection with yourself, or are struggling with trauma, I know I can help you, help yourself. My passion is walking along side those suffering to encourage and support healing. I am LGBTQIA+ affirming & support those dealing with gender identity/expression issues; self, family, and community acceptance; & those pre, during & post transition.
(619) 350-4755
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San Diego, CA 92115
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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.