Dissociative Disorders (DID) Therapists in Chicago, IL

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Photo of Suzanne McClure, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago, IL
Suzanne McClure
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60602
I am interested in helping clients develop curiosity about themselves. With curiosity, we can create new ways of relating to ourselves. This is a tremendous capacity! I want to help the client feel empowered about therapy and have increased insight are some of my goals when working within a therapeutic framework. Clients who are motivated to work, because this is very hard work, and it takes investment of time, money and energy to heal.
I am interested in helping clients develop curiosity about themselves. With curiosity, we can create new ways of relating to ourselves. This is a tremendous capacity! I want to help the client feel empowered about therapy and have increased insight are some of my goals when working within a therapeutic framework. Clients who are motivated to work, because this is very hard work, and it takes investment of time, money and energy to heal.
(773) 672-3728 View (773) 672-3728
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Tillary Blackman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60613
I believe that a client-focused, relational, and accepting therapeutic relationship encourages meaningful change and spiritual development. Further, I have found that maintaining an openness to the exploration and integration of faith and spirituality can be transformational for many individuals. I primarily use an existential framework to conceptualize my clients and incorporate techniques from cognitive-behavioral therapy, emotion-focused therapy, and solution-focused therapy.
I believe that a client-focused, relational, and accepting therapeutic relationship encourages meaningful change and spiritual development. Further, I have found that maintaining an openness to the exploration and integration of faith and spirituality can be transformational for many individuals. I primarily use an existential framework to conceptualize my clients and incorporate techniques from cognitive-behavioral therapy, emotion-focused therapy, and solution-focused therapy.
(312) 598-1621 View (312) 598-1621
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Wioleta Koziol
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
5 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60618
A certain level of disillusionment exists when your external world doesn't match your internal one. Restless and intrusive thoughts may be hindering your everyday joys or harsh flashbacks affecting your presence and sense of safety. A certain level of growth is wanted, but the pathway how to get there may seem unclear or too difficult. I can help by building upon your already-existing skills and resilience to decrease your shame-narrative with a healthier mental paradigm. I incorporate somatic and experiential techniques into sessions to aid in addressing and processing chronic and pervasive trauma.
A certain level of disillusionment exists when your external world doesn't match your internal one. Restless and intrusive thoughts may be hindering your everyday joys or harsh flashbacks affecting your presence and sense of safety. A certain level of growth is wanted, but the pathway how to get there may seem unclear or too difficult. I can help by building upon your already-existing skills and resilience to decrease your shame-narrative with a healthier mental paradigm. I incorporate somatic and experiential techniques into sessions to aid in addressing and processing chronic and pervasive trauma.
(773) 906-4186 View (773) 906-4186
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Allyson Stephens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Chicago, IL 60656  (Online Only)
Hi there, I'm Allyson! I am so proud that you have made this step. I’m glad you are here. There is a reason you are here, and I understand how vulnerable this can be. It is so brave that you have started this process and are ready to start your healing journey.
Hi there, I'm Allyson! I am so proud that you have made this step. I’m glad you are here. There is a reason you are here, and I understand how vulnerable this can be. It is so brave that you have started this process and are ready to start your healing journey.
(847) 320-9053 View (847) 320-9053
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Whit Lilly
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Chicago, IL 60603
Whether you want to make a change in your life or are recovering from life events through which you have already changed, my aim is to support the transformational processes that are taking place in you. Change can be daunting or painful, and it can also open up the possibility of living more fully and feeling more real. Together, we will explore the meaning that things have for you and learn to attend to the parts of you that have not been in a position to surface before. I facilitate change through expansion and reorientation around what is, at a deeper level, known.
Whether you want to make a change in your life or are recovering from life events through which you have already changed, my aim is to support the transformational processes that are taking place in you. Change can be daunting or painful, and it can also open up the possibility of living more fully and feeling more real. Together, we will explore the meaning that things have for you and learn to attend to the parts of you that have not been in a position to surface before. I facilitate change through expansion and reorientation around what is, at a deeper level, known.
(773) 902-0195 View (773) 902-0195
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Sarah Vassileff
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Chicago, IL 60618
As your therapist, one of my priorities is to walk alongside you as you grow into the most integrated version of yourself, embracing your autonomy and strengths. It can be difficult to balance your sense of internal safety and the external commotion of the world. A sense of disillusionment occurs when our external wants do not meet our internal needs. I focus on your concept of Self as it relates to emotional disturbance, fragmentation of the self, maladaptive thinking patterns, and dissociation. Working collaboratively to assist you in reaching your best emotional, mental, and spiritual alignment is the focus of my practice.
As your therapist, one of my priorities is to walk alongside you as you grow into the most integrated version of yourself, embracing your autonomy and strengths. It can be difficult to balance your sense of internal safety and the external commotion of the world. A sense of disillusionment occurs when our external wants do not meet our internal needs. I focus on your concept of Self as it relates to emotional disturbance, fragmentation of the self, maladaptive thinking patterns, and dissociation. Working collaboratively to assist you in reaching your best emotional, mental, and spiritual alignment is the focus of my practice.
(773) 207-4336 View (773) 207-4336
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Compassionate Healing Therapy Center, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP, PEL
Verified
Chicago, IL 60626  (Online Only)
Welcome! (Bienvenido/a!). My name is Jess and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I believe that every person has the right to be heard, to heal, and to grow. I approach therapy from a place of kindness and compassion, openness and curiosity. My work with clients begins from a strengths based place, to ensure that you are seen and understood, taking into account your inherent strengths as well as your areas for growth. I also believe that people are deeply impacted by the world around them and therefore, I focus my work with clients to identify and unpack oppressive forces in their lives.
Welcome! (Bienvenido/a!). My name is Jess and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I believe that every person has the right to be heard, to heal, and to grow. I approach therapy from a place of kindness and compassion, openness and curiosity. My work with clients begins from a strengths based place, to ensure that you are seen and understood, taking into account your inherent strengths as well as your areas for growth. I also believe that people are deeply impacted by the world around them and therefore, I focus my work with clients to identify and unpack oppressive forces in their lives.
(708) 419-3843 View (708) 419-3843
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Kathleen Young
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60614  (Online Only)
Do you feel overwhelmed? Stuck? Are you struggling with unresolved past pain? Healing is possible. I can help. My career focus has been on treating trauma and its aftermath. I have training and experience with many trauma treatment approaches ( PE, CPT, EMDR, DBT) which I apply in the context of a psychodynamic and relational approach to therapy. You have the right to seek a therapist who is a good fit!
Do you feel overwhelmed? Stuck? Are you struggling with unresolved past pain? Healing is possible. I can help. My career focus has been on treating trauma and its aftermath. I have training and experience with many trauma treatment approaches ( PE, CPT, EMDR, DBT) which I apply in the context of a psychodynamic and relational approach to therapy. You have the right to seek a therapist who is a good fit!
(520) 346-0915 View (520) 346-0915
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Mary M Clarke
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60641
Waitlist for new clients
For 20 years, I have provided safe, affirming trauma therapy for adults, couples, and groups. I also have the experience and education to provide therapy for many other relationship, mood, and dissociative concerns. I am straightforward, collaborative, and endeavor to be empowering. My therapy style is relational and includes a focus on emotion & body connection and your whole picture of health. We will work together to create peace and fullness in your life.
For 20 years, I have provided safe, affirming trauma therapy for adults, couples, and groups. I also have the experience and education to provide therapy for many other relationship, mood, and dissociative concerns. I am straightforward, collaborative, and endeavor to be empowering. My therapy style is relational and includes a focus on emotion & body connection and your whole picture of health. We will work together to create peace and fullness in your life.
(773) 770-8540 View (773) 770-8540
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Denise (Pip) Klibanow
Counselor, MA, LCPC, R-DMT, CFRC
Verified
Chicago, IL 60601
Everyone gets stuck now and then, may feel lost or alone. Sometimes you may just need a little support, an unbiased listener to help gain insight or clarity. Other times you may need help to delve more deeply into your emotions to transform and grow. I approach therapy as a collaborative process where together we explore your life challenges with curiosity but without judgement. Although not always easy, therapy can be deeply rewarding. An exploration that will help you reconnect with your inner strength and wisdom, better able to overcome obstacles and to move towards a greater sense of wellbeing.
Everyone gets stuck now and then, may feel lost or alone. Sometimes you may just need a little support, an unbiased listener to help gain insight or clarity. Other times you may need help to delve more deeply into your emotions to transform and grow. I approach therapy as a collaborative process where together we explore your life challenges with curiosity but without judgement. Although not always easy, therapy can be deeply rewarding. An exploration that will help you reconnect with your inner strength and wisdom, better able to overcome obstacles and to move towards a greater sense of wellbeing.
(847) 443-9306 View (847) 443-9306
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Sarah Maria Gutierrez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Chicago, IL 60618  (Online Only)
As a licensed clinical social worker, I believe in every person's capacity to heal, grow and foster deep transformation in their lives. In my practice, I act as a companion to teens and adults who have powerful stories to tell. These may be rooted in histories of complex trauma and pain, new explorations into self and identity, grief in the midst of life transitions, and challenges related to feeling "at home" in one's own body. Ofrezco todos los servicios en español y estoy feliz hablar con usted, por teléfono y en persona, sobre sus intereses, preferencias y esperanzas para la psicoterapia y su salud mental.
As a licensed clinical social worker, I believe in every person's capacity to heal, grow and foster deep transformation in their lives. In my practice, I act as a companion to teens and adults who have powerful stories to tell. These may be rooted in histories of complex trauma and pain, new explorations into self and identity, grief in the midst of life transitions, and challenges related to feeling "at home" in one's own body. Ofrezco todos los servicios en español y estoy feliz hablar con usted, por teléfono y en persona, sobre sus intereses, preferencias y esperanzas para la psicoterapia y su salud mental.
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Cognitive Solutions Learning Center, Inc.
Psychologist, MA, PhD
Verified
Chicago, IL 60614
Cognitive Solutions Learning Center in Chicago, Illinois offers a staff composed of highly educated trained specialists from a variety of disciplines. Our focus is on proper diagnosis and research based treatment for individuals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders, Learning Disabilities (Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia), Autism, Anxiety, PTSD, and Depression. In addition to comprehensive psychoeducational and neuropsychological testing, our programs include EEG neurofeedback, educational therapy, psychotherapy, tutoring, and executive functioning skills training.
Cognitive Solutions Learning Center in Chicago, Illinois offers a staff composed of highly educated trained specialists from a variety of disciplines. Our focus is on proper diagnosis and research based treatment for individuals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders, Learning Disabilities (Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia), Autism, Anxiety, PTSD, and Depression. In addition to comprehensive psychoeducational and neuropsychological testing, our programs include EEG neurofeedback, educational therapy, psychotherapy, tutoring, and executive functioning skills training.
(872) 252-7706 View (872) 252-7706
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Roserita (Rita) W. James
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LBS1
Verified
Chicago, IL 60643
I’m Rita and I’m glad you’re here! I specialize in working with young adults (18-35 years old), that identify as artists, creatives, healers and therapists to uncover their motivations, passions, and internal voices. I have advanced training in and specialize in PTSD, Developmental Trauma, and Attachment. Trauma can create global effects on the mind and body, and I work hard, alongside my clients, to remove trauma blocks from their path, in order to clear the way towards the bold lives that they have dreamed for themselves. I utilize EMDR and Somatic Experiencing to help my clients work somatically to heal trauma stored in the body.
I’m Rita and I’m glad you’re here! I specialize in working with young adults (18-35 years old), that identify as artists, creatives, healers and therapists to uncover their motivations, passions, and internal voices. I have advanced training in and specialize in PTSD, Developmental Trauma, and Attachment. Trauma can create global effects on the mind and body, and I work hard, alongside my clients, to remove trauma blocks from their path, in order to clear the way towards the bold lives that they have dreamed for themselves. I utilize EMDR and Somatic Experiencing to help my clients work somatically to heal trauma stored in the body.
(708) 398-9987 View (708) 398-9987
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Insight Therapeutics, Inc.
Counselor, MS, Ed, NCC, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60602
I utilize a combination of somatically-focused, cognitive, and psychodynamic approaches to assist you in understanding your concerns. I'd love to help you address current changes you'd like to make, but also address underlying concerns so that current struggles are less likely to resurface. I specialize in tailoring treatments in developmentally attuned ways. With adults I assist clients in understanding how their life journeys have led them to their present concerns, and work on uncovering and undoing patterns you may find less effective.
I utilize a combination of somatically-focused, cognitive, and psychodynamic approaches to assist you in understanding your concerns. I'd love to help you address current changes you'd like to make, but also address underlying concerns so that current struggles are less likely to resurface. I specialize in tailoring treatments in developmentally attuned ways. With adults I assist clients in understanding how their life journeys have led them to their present concerns, and work on uncovering and undoing patterns you may find less effective.
(847) 800-9347 View (847) 800-9347
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Nikhaar Surti
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Chicago, IL 60608  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm an aspiring art therapist with a passion for fostering healing and growth through creative expression. I’m currently pursuing a master’s degree in art therapy and counseling at SAIC. I bring a wealth of experience gained from working with diverse age groups & demographics at a behavioral health hospital. As an immigrant, my cultural insights add a distinctive dimension to my practice. I prioritize diversity, inclusivity, and cultural sensitivity. I recognize that mental health struggles are multifaceted, and I'm committed to guiding individuals through these challenges via the transformative power of art.
Hello, I'm an aspiring art therapist with a passion for fostering healing and growth through creative expression. I’m currently pursuing a master’s degree in art therapy and counseling at SAIC. I bring a wealth of experience gained from working with diverse age groups & demographics at a behavioral health hospital. As an immigrant, my cultural insights add a distinctive dimension to my practice. I prioritize diversity, inclusivity, and cultural sensitivity. I recognize that mental health struggles are multifaceted, and I'm committed to guiding individuals through these challenges via the transformative power of art.
(773) 692-9850 View (773) 692-9850
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Profound Peace Psychotherapy Collective
Counselor
Verified
Chicago, IL 60637
How are you feeling these days? If stress, anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, relationships, marriage, parenting challenges, career or job stress, the weight of the pandemic (just to name a few) has affected you, we want to help. Our clients are people like you who are problem aware. You know when something is wrong, it's time for a change or even that something is just "off". Simply put - you know what you want and how you want to feel but you need some support or guidance on how to get there.
How are you feeling these days? If stress, anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, relationships, marriage, parenting challenges, career or job stress, the weight of the pandemic (just to name a few) has affected you, we want to help. Our clients are people like you who are problem aware. You know when something is wrong, it's time for a change or even that something is just "off". Simply put - you know what you want and how you want to feel but you need some support or guidance on how to get there.
(773) 234-9905 View (773) 234-9905
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Brittany Levy
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60613  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Currently I have a Waitlist for services. If we begin to work together, you will find me to be compassionate, nonjudgmental, and exploratory; creating safety in therapy by using humor, understanding and experience. Suffering is a part of human nature, but I want to work with you to find new ways to manage your world. I view people as the expert in their lives, therapy can be used as an agent of change or growth. I excel in recognizing patterns, addressing barriers or obstacles, and finding alternative ways to make decisions in your life. I utilize action, feedback and honesty, asking the same of my clients.
Currently I have a Waitlist for services. If we begin to work together, you will find me to be compassionate, nonjudgmental, and exploratory; creating safety in therapy by using humor, understanding and experience. Suffering is a part of human nature, but I want to work with you to find new ways to manage your world. I view people as the expert in their lives, therapy can be used as an agent of change or growth. I excel in recognizing patterns, addressing barriers or obstacles, and finding alternative ways to make decisions in your life. I utilize action, feedback and honesty, asking the same of my clients.
(312) 836-7751 View (312) 836-7751
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Jackson Newsome
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Chicago, IL 60622
I strive for more than patient “functioning” as an end goal; I support my patients toward self-actualization and greater inner connection. If you feel stuck, consider a depth psychological approach. Many patients have only experienced supportive or solution-focused therapies, not realizing how these approaches inadvertently maintained their unhelpful patterns. Together, we will strive to find the right answer, not just the quick one.
I strive for more than patient “functioning” as an end goal; I support my patients toward self-actualization and greater inner connection. If you feel stuck, consider a depth psychological approach. Many patients have only experienced supportive or solution-focused therapies, not realizing how these approaches inadvertently maintained their unhelpful patterns. Together, we will strive to find the right answer, not just the quick one.
(773) 916-5663 View (773) 916-5663
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Louise Sherman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCPC, CCTP, MEd
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60607
Louise is dedicated to renewing lives and supporting the recovery of those struggling with chronic stress, anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, low self-worth and trauma. Louise strives to enhance an individual's quality of life and relationship with self, understanding that when met with adequate support, we can all find healing and fulfillment in life. Louise utilizes an integrative therapeutic approach, including Insight Oriented Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Attachment-Based Theory, Experiential Therapy, Mindfulness, Somatic Experiencing, Psycho-Education and EMDR Therapy.
Louise is dedicated to renewing lives and supporting the recovery of those struggling with chronic stress, anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, low self-worth and trauma. Louise strives to enhance an individual's quality of life and relationship with self, understanding that when met with adequate support, we can all find healing and fulfillment in life. Louise utilizes an integrative therapeutic approach, including Insight Oriented Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Attachment-Based Theory, Experiential Therapy, Mindfulness, Somatic Experiencing, Psycho-Education and EMDR Therapy.
(312) 564-4432 View (312) 564-4432
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Katelyn Elizabeth Daniels
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Chicago, IL 60618  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a holistic, intuitive and integrative approach to therapy and have been in practice for over 35 years. I offer individual, couples, and family therapy with an emphasis on healing the underlying causes of present day symptoms and issues, not merely treating symptoms. I work with a wide range of issues including Childhood Trauma and Abuse, Addictions, Depression, Anxiety and Relationship Issues. I use a variety of approaches including EMDR and Inner Family Systems as well as talk therapy.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a holistic, intuitive and integrative approach to therapy and have been in practice for over 35 years. I offer individual, couples, and family therapy with an emphasis on healing the underlying causes of present day symptoms and issues, not merely treating symptoms. I work with a wide range of issues including Childhood Trauma and Abuse, Addictions, Depression, Anxiety and Relationship Issues. I use a variety of approaches including EMDR and Inner Family Systems as well as talk therapy.
(224) 268-1941 View (224) 268-1941

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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.