Dissociative Disorders (DID) Therapists in Atlanta, GA

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Jen Packard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30306  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in working with youth, adults, families, and systems that have been impacted by trauma. I practice from the paradigms of interpersonal neurobiology, attachment, and mindfulness-based psychotherapy. I believe in the healing power of laughter, playfulness, movement, and the expressive arts. Although I specialize in trauma-focused treatment, I work with individuals with a variety of mental health and wellness goals.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in working with youth, adults, families, and systems that have been impacted by trauma. I practice from the paradigms of interpersonal neurobiology, attachment, and mindfulness-based psychotherapy. I believe in the healing power of laughter, playfulness, movement, and the expressive arts. Although I specialize in trauma-focused treatment, I work with individuals with a variety of mental health and wellness goals.
(470) 536-9472 View (470) 536-9472
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Trice Butts
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30326  (Online Only)
Welcome! I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Ga. and registered Telehealth provider for Florida. I'm also a Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist. During my 13 years in this field, I’ve enjoyed working within different settings, capacities and with various populations. My therapeutic practice is driven by the philosophy that the client is the expert in their life and a team effort is imperative for optimal benefits. Cornerstones of my client-counselor relationship entail the treatment of all with respect and deliverance of individualized services.
Welcome! I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Ga. and registered Telehealth provider for Florida. I'm also a Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist. During my 13 years in this field, I’ve enjoyed working within different settings, capacities and with various populations. My therapeutic practice is driven by the philosophy that the client is the expert in their life and a team effort is imperative for optimal benefits. Cornerstones of my client-counselor relationship entail the treatment of all with respect and deliverance of individualized services.
(470) 777-6402 View (470) 777-6402
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Tara Lyn Williams
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30307
If you are a client seeking therapy for anxiety, or because of post-traumatic or dissociative symptoms, then I would be a good fit for you. Therapy is a collaborative process where we work together to determine what you need. I used both cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic approaches in therapy. Cognitive behavioral therapy addresses changing thoughts and behaviors that could be contributing to symptoms. Psychodynamic therapy explores the origin of symptoms.
If you are a client seeking therapy for anxiety, or because of post-traumatic or dissociative symptoms, then I would be a good fit for you. Therapy is a collaborative process where we work together to determine what you need. I used both cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic approaches in therapy. Cognitive behavioral therapy addresses changing thoughts and behaviors that could be contributing to symptoms. Psychodynamic therapy explores the origin of symptoms.
(678) 696-0916 View (678) 696-0916
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Ruskee Porterfield
Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30339
You are the author of your own story;Therefore, you know you, best. Your story is important. Your story is beautiful. Your story is what makes you, you. As your therapist, we use your story to allow for true growth and transformation.Starting therapy can feel like the most vulnerable experience you will encounter, especially with someone you have never met. Speaking with a stranger about the deepest parts of ourselves can sometimes feel daunting and unnerving. You are not alone in these feelings. I seek to provide you with a safe space that allows you to find passion in your life and remove blocks that are keeping you from thriving.
You are the author of your own story;Therefore, you know you, best. Your story is important. Your story is beautiful. Your story is what makes you, you. As your therapist, we use your story to allow for true growth and transformation.Starting therapy can feel like the most vulnerable experience you will encounter, especially with someone you have never met. Speaking with a stranger about the deepest parts of ourselves can sometimes feel daunting and unnerving. You are not alone in these feelings. I seek to provide you with a safe space that allows you to find passion in your life and remove blocks that are keeping you from thriving.
(404) 531-7483 View (404) 531-7483
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Tangaleria Hunter
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30326  (Online Only)
My name is Tangaleria Hunter and I am excited to work with individuals within the great state of Georgia. My ideal client is one who needs assistance solving challenges in their life. I will assist anyone from any community including the LGTB community, military community, and the local community to aid in solving their challenges and achieve their goals to become productive and successful in their daily life. I start out by listening to the client describe their challenges and how they affect their productivity and emotional well-being on a daily basis.
My name is Tangaleria Hunter and I am excited to work with individuals within the great state of Georgia. My ideal client is one who needs assistance solving challenges in their life. I will assist anyone from any community including the LGTB community, military community, and the local community to aid in solving their challenges and achieve their goals to become productive and successful in their daily life. I start out by listening to the client describe their challenges and how they affect their productivity and emotional well-being on a daily basis.
(470) 243-8958 View (470) 243-8958
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Addiction Counselor USA
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, CADCII
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30301
"I Have 24 Years of Sobriety The client's I work with are those dealing with alcohol, drugs, and mental illnesses. I work with ages 13+, male and female, all religions, all races, etc. It is not fair that some people have access to the best addiction counselors in the world and others don't have the same resources or transportation to those same resources. Here at Addiction Counselor USA, we provide those same services to you in person, by phone, telemental, your home, community, etc. We do whatever we must to bring our services to you.
"I Have 24 Years of Sobriety The client's I work with are those dealing with alcohol, drugs, and mental illnesses. I work with ages 13+, male and female, all religions, all races, etc. It is not fair that some people have access to the best addiction counselors in the world and others don't have the same resources or transportation to those same resources. Here at Addiction Counselor USA, we provide those same services to you in person, by phone, telemental, your home, community, etc. We do whatever we must to bring our services to you.
(678) 506-7940 View (678) 506-7940
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Kelli R. Spencer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30327
Grounded in experiential and existential orientations, I work to understand the meaning you make of life. I walk with you to help identify purpose, values, and behaviors to live more authentically and deliberately. I foster a supportive, interpersonal therapeutic relationship, and my holistic approach taps into the body's innate wisdom to promote adaptive responses and facilitate healing. By choosing to move through discomfort--a normal and healthy response to life's uncertainties--you expand opportunities for growth. My prior career in business and technology enables me to understand the unique demands of corporate professionals.
Grounded in experiential and existential orientations, I work to understand the meaning you make of life. I walk with you to help identify purpose, values, and behaviors to live more authentically and deliberately. I foster a supportive, interpersonal therapeutic relationship, and my holistic approach taps into the body's innate wisdom to promote adaptive responses and facilitate healing. By choosing to move through discomfort--a normal and healthy response to life's uncertainties--you expand opportunities for growth. My prior career in business and technology enables me to understand the unique demands of corporate professionals.
(404) 998-5302 View (404) 998-5302
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Laura Lee Baker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, CPCS
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30301
I enjoy equipping teenagers and adults with tools to utilize as they navigate through unexpected life transitions such as divorce, blending families, depression and anxiety. I specialize in trauma, dissociative disorders, self harm and eating disorders. I am passionate about empowering people of all ages to embrace their "unique" selves and not to let their past define them. My goal is to create a trusting environment for open communication, so it can be transferred to relationships outside of the counseling setting. Call 770-892-6287 or email me. (www.exhalecounselingsvcs.com) Ask for Laura Baker MA, NCC,LPC,CPCS
I enjoy equipping teenagers and adults with tools to utilize as they navigate through unexpected life transitions such as divorce, blending families, depression and anxiety. I specialize in trauma, dissociative disorders, self harm and eating disorders. I am passionate about empowering people of all ages to embrace their "unique" selves and not to let their past define them. My goal is to create a trusting environment for open communication, so it can be transferred to relationships outside of the counseling setting. Call 770-892-6287 or email me. (www.exhalecounselingsvcs.com) Ask for Laura Baker MA, NCC,LPC,CPCS
(678) 909-1768 View (678) 909-1768
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Jana Pressley
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30327
Waitlist for new clients
As a clinical psychologist with over 25 years of experience, I specialize in working with individuals, couples, and families who have been impacted by complex trauma. We are shaped most profoundly by our earliest and closest relationships, and when those relationships have been fraught with chronic adversity – either due to neglect and abuse, or due to unintentional or unavoidable life adversity – we tend to struggle emotionally, behaviorally, and interpersonally with the impact of early life trauma exposure. Treatment is most effective when one is able to find a safe space to identify the root of those struggles.
As a clinical psychologist with over 25 years of experience, I specialize in working with individuals, couples, and families who have been impacted by complex trauma. We are shaped most profoundly by our earliest and closest relationships, and when those relationships have been fraught with chronic adversity – either due to neglect and abuse, or due to unintentional or unavoidable life adversity – we tend to struggle emotionally, behaviorally, and interpersonally with the impact of early life trauma exposure. Treatment is most effective when one is able to find a safe space to identify the root of those struggles.
(781) 590-3580 View (781) 590-3580
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Aura Morris - Trauma Therapy and EMDR Intensives
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30303
I believe every person can overcome the things that block them from leading a rich and fulfilling life.  I know that every person deserves and can achieve radical healing, and that it shouldn't take a lifetime to get there.  If you are ready to get to the root of your issues rather than just treat symptoms, you have come to the right place.  I use deep listening, EMDR, parts work, and other somatic modalities to help my clients achieve profound and lasting change.  I expect that you will see significant progress in the time we are working together, and if you don't, I will help you find someone who can offer that to you.
I believe every person can overcome the things that block them from leading a rich and fulfilling life.  I know that every person deserves and can achieve radical healing, and that it shouldn't take a lifetime to get there.  If you are ready to get to the root of your issues rather than just treat symptoms, you have come to the right place.  I use deep listening, EMDR, parts work, and other somatic modalities to help my clients achieve profound and lasting change.  I expect that you will see significant progress in the time we are working together, and if you don't, I will help you find someone who can offer that to you.
(706) 666-4339 View (706) 666-4339
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Sibley Fleming
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA, NCC, BA
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30327
Are you sitting at your work desk and giving a fake smile to those who pass by as you secretly are scrolling the internet for a therapist? Are you tired of putting on this mask as you independently struggle with loneliness, depression, a relationship or anxiety? Do you find yourself hiding your despair because your life "looks great on paper?" One thing I know is your feelings are valid. Let's work together to uncover what is really going on. These feelings are not abnormal, and you need a therapist who can help you discover their root cause.
Are you sitting at your work desk and giving a fake smile to those who pass by as you secretly are scrolling the internet for a therapist? Are you tired of putting on this mask as you independently struggle with loneliness, depression, a relationship or anxiety? Do you find yourself hiding your despair because your life "looks great on paper?" One thing I know is your feelings are valid. Let's work together to uncover what is really going on. These feelings are not abnormal, and you need a therapist who can help you discover their root cause.
(678) 952-2147 View (678) 952-2147
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Worth The Fight Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30329
My name is Maggie and I am so glad you're here. I believe that therapy can be hard AND It is 100% worth your time. Because it is YOUR TIME and You are worth all of the time energy you spend building a life that lights you up inside. The people I am most able to help will sometimes have a hard time believing that anyone has a life that lights them up inside, that it is even possible to be that excited about waking up. Struggles with self-harm, chronic suicidality, self-esteem, depression, and trauma backgrounds...these folks are the folks that will find a willing and capable ally in me. Black and LGBTQIA+ Lives Matter.
My name is Maggie and I am so glad you're here. I believe that therapy can be hard AND It is 100% worth your time. Because it is YOUR TIME and You are worth all of the time energy you spend building a life that lights you up inside. The people I am most able to help will sometimes have a hard time believing that anyone has a life that lights them up inside, that it is even possible to be that excited about waking up. Struggles with self-harm, chronic suicidality, self-esteem, depression, and trauma backgrounds...these folks are the folks that will find a willing and capable ally in me. Black and LGBTQIA+ Lives Matter.
(678) 578-8778 View (678) 578-8778
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Laura Laliberte-Bodner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30329
Does life seem difficult or challenging? Lets focus on how you can begin to feel better about yourself or your situation. People walk into the office for many different reasons and there are various effective approaches to the issues you struggle with in life. The type of approach we would use depends on your personality and comfort level. We will be discussing which coping skills fit your situation and needs the best. Therapy has been proven to create positive, life-changing effects. It can help you change the direction your life is going in. Choosing to engage in psychotherapy is admirable.
Does life seem difficult or challenging? Lets focus on how you can begin to feel better about yourself or your situation. People walk into the office for many different reasons and there are various effective approaches to the issues you struggle with in life. The type of approach we would use depends on your personality and comfort level. We will be discussing which coping skills fit your situation and needs the best. Therapy has been proven to create positive, life-changing effects. It can help you change the direction your life is going in. Choosing to engage in psychotherapy is admirable.
(404) 448-2395 View (404) 448-2395
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Charles O'Connor
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, MA, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30329
First of all, thank you for viewing my profile! I want to help! I can assist you as you explore your life experiences and relationships to come to a fuller understanding of yourself and others. I believe that therapy is most beneficial when it is active, structured, and goal-directed, which means you play a critical part in the therapeutic process. Therapy is effective and rewarding when your personal and relationship goals are clear and obtainable. I can help you clarify your goals and help you reach them in a way in which you feel capable, comfortable, and confident.
First of all, thank you for viewing my profile! I want to help! I can assist you as you explore your life experiences and relationships to come to a fuller understanding of yourself and others. I believe that therapy is most beneficial when it is active, structured, and goal-directed, which means you play a critical part in the therapeutic process. Therapy is effective and rewarding when your personal and relationship goals are clear and obtainable. I can help you clarify your goals and help you reach them in a way in which you feel capable, comfortable, and confident.
(678) 929-9691 View (678) 929-9691
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Jack L Abernathy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCMHC, CPCS, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30305
The pain you are feeling and thinking is not your fault and it is not a sign of weakness. You do not have to suffer. There is help AND there is hope. Our first hour together is free and you have time to ask questions, to see if you feel safe and comfortable working together. If this is your first time and you are a bit hesitant (as I was), or you feel therapy did not work before, I am here and happy to sit with you and answer your questions and help you find some peace.
The pain you are feeling and thinking is not your fault and it is not a sign of weakness. You do not have to suffer. There is help AND there is hope. Our first hour together is free and you have time to ask questions, to see if you feel safe and comfortable working together. If this is your first time and you are a bit hesitant (as I was), or you feel therapy did not work before, I am here and happy to sit with you and answer your questions and help you find some peace.
(678) 607-8281 View (678) 607-8281
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Kristen Faircloth
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, CCTP, CPCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30309
Security, stability, balance - these three words come to mind when I think of ultimate human desire; to feel safe, stable and overall a sense of balance within our lives; at times we may feel these are not being met. It is my hope for us to work collaboratively to identify problem areas and work towards regaining balance in your life. My goal is to approach our therapeutic relationship with compassion, non-judgment, empathy and acceptance. I build my work upon a client-centered approach, as I believe a strong therapeutic relationship is the foundation to therapeutic success.
Security, stability, balance - these three words come to mind when I think of ultimate human desire; to feel safe, stable and overall a sense of balance within our lives; at times we may feel these are not being met. It is my hope for us to work collaboratively to identify problem areas and work towards regaining balance in your life. My goal is to approach our therapeutic relationship with compassion, non-judgment, empathy and acceptance. I build my work upon a client-centered approach, as I believe a strong therapeutic relationship is the foundation to therapeutic success.
(470) 280-7781 View (470) 280-7781
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Tiffany Jones-Deeds
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30342
The foundation of our programming is our team of compassionate and highly experienced behavioral healthcare professionals. The Newport staff is comprised of the best mental health leaders in the country, surrounding each client with 360-degree care. Because Newport’s philosophy of care views family as central to long-term, sustainable healing, the groundbreaking Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT) methodology is also a central component of our approach. ABFT is proven to be successful in addressing adolescent and young adult suicidality by repairing ruptures in the parent-child relationship. Our clinicians receive ongoing trainin
The foundation of our programming is our team of compassionate and highly experienced behavioral healthcare professionals. The Newport staff is comprised of the best mental health leaders in the country, surrounding each client with 360-degree care. Because Newport’s philosophy of care views family as central to long-term, sustainable healing, the groundbreaking Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT) methodology is also a central component of our approach. ABFT is proven to be successful in addressing adolescent and young adult suicidality by repairing ruptures in the parent-child relationship. Our clinicians receive ongoing trainin
(404) 999-0853 View (404) 999-0853
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Sherry S Mchenry
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30329
I am a licensed psychologist and a licensed marriage and family therapist. My approach is a humanistic, psychodynamic, and systemic one. My primary focus is helping individuals, couples, and families address those difficult issues in their lives which have been chronic and resistant to change. I also specialize in the treatment of personality disorders.
I am a licensed psychologist and a licensed marriage and family therapist. My approach is a humanistic, psychodynamic, and systemic one. My primary focus is helping individuals, couples, and families address those difficult issues in their lives which have been chronic and resistant to change. I also specialize in the treatment of personality disorders.
(404) 236-6708 x2 View (404) 236-6708 x2
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Ena Melton-Myers
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30310
My name is Ena (pronounced ee-nah) Melton-Myers. I am currently a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia. For me, therapy is about growth for you in whatever way is going to have the most positive impact on you at this time. In some phases of our life, growth is in small steps that help break down the things that seem overwhelming. In other phases of our life, we are ready for growth that feels like leaps and bounds. Our time together should focus on what you need at this moment to be better tomorrow. I've been very fortunate to work with a wide array of clients and am comfortable treating most conditions.
My name is Ena (pronounced ee-nah) Melton-Myers. I am currently a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia. For me, therapy is about growth for you in whatever way is going to have the most positive impact on you at this time. In some phases of our life, growth is in small steps that help break down the things that seem overwhelming. In other phases of our life, we are ready for growth that feels like leaps and bounds. Our time together should focus on what you need at this moment to be better tomorrow. I've been very fortunate to work with a wide array of clients and am comfortable treating most conditions.
(470) 450-4877 View (470) 450-4877
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Galen E Cole
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, MPH, BC-LPC, ABCP, WCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30328
As a licensed counselor, board-certified psychotherapist, certified clinical hypnotherapist, and board-certified executive/life coach, I utilize my extensive expertise to assist individuals and couples in identifying and resolving their issues quickly.
As a licensed counselor, board-certified psychotherapist, certified clinical hypnotherapist, and board-certified executive/life coach, I utilize my extensive expertise to assist individuals and couples in identifying and resolving their issues quickly.
(678) 629-2578 View (678) 629-2578
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.