Dissociative Disorders (DID) Therapists in Evanston, IL

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Cindy L Robinson
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
While relationships have the power to injure they also have the power to heal. When early experiences have been less than optimal, building relationships can be challenging, both inside and outside of therapy. This affects family, friendships, employment and, most importantly, your relationship with yourself. I will work with you on trying to make sense of why certain patterns repeat in your life. We will consider the ways in which you survived past hurts and how that might interfere with living a fuller life today.
(224) 707-8712
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Jenna Musselman-Palles
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
The decision to seek therapy can be a difficult one, and I am glad you are here! My practice is rooted in social justice, trauma and healing informed frameworks. I partner with clients to invite curiosity about behavior patterns, reactions and the wisdom bodies' hold. I support client’s examining different identities, and how these identities are impacted by present day context and power differentials.
(847) 713-1686
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Sarah Maria Gutierrez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
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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Stacey L. Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, DMHC
Verified
Verified
My practice is based on the theory of Analytical Psychology founded by Carl Jung. What this means to me that therapy is not about "fixing" but about "growing" by becoming aware of what is unconscious. Loss, trauma, anxiety, depression. These things happen to all of us sooner or later & like a force of nature, they need to be understood in order to be withstood. My goal is to help people become more conscious to better understand themselves & figure out their personal path through pain and towards individuation. I provide coaching & symptom management for immediate problems while nurturing seismic shifts for lasting change.
(773) 757-5206
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Evanston, IL 60202
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Tak-Seng Lodro
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I'm highly skilled in working with a wide variety of relational and individual issues involving adolescents, families, couples/relationships, parenting, stage-of-life concerns, addiction, meditation and yoga, and business managers/executives. As your clinical psychologist, I'll help you identify the core issues behind your problems, determine the changes that you want to make, and support you every step of the way as you courageously move toward a happier and more fulfilling life.
(312) 854-2116
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Marilynn McManus, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Therapy is a significant step towards discovering your true self and to understand the issues that shape and block you from leading a more authentic fulfilling life. Through the context of a trusting relationship I will work with you to uncover your goals. Symptoms are messages of blockage and unbalance our way of trying to cope. Understanding the message behind the symptoms and getting past them is part of the work and require a gentle challenging partnership. I focus on attachment history, values and experiences that have shaped who you are. I work with adults of all ages and diagnosis's.
(312) 313-7297
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Kelli Klinger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I work with individuals, couples, and families challenged by anxiety, depression, loss, trauma, addiction and the changes of everyday life. While grounded in traditional psychodynamic psychotherapy, I also integrate interpersonal neurobiology and body-based therapies, including Neuroaffective Relational Model(NARM) for developmental trauma, Somatic Experiencing and EMDR. Often, insight alone is not enough to shift patterns we find ourselves stuck in and repeating in ourselves and our relationships.
(847) 752-9013
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Addie Nelson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Does your anxiety take over at the worst possible moments of your day? Do you feel like you try harder and harder to change unhelpful habits but don’t seem to follow through on? Getting stuck in this cycle is exhausting, feels shameful, and depleting. What if you were to try different and not harder? My goal is to help people manage difficult experiences before it leads them to flake on friends, use substances, or have conflict in relationships. I work with adults and young adults to empower themselves to deal with life on life's terms.
(312) 728-3436
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Evanston, IL 60201
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James R Iberg
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Empathy and Focusing are my special skills. You can begin to learn Focusing and other valuable skills in our work together. I studied with Dr. Eugene Gendlin at the University of Chicago. Everyone, growing up, learns some feelings are "bad." This produces obstacles to accurate perception. I am skillful at helping you find conflict-resolving passages that could remain hidden to you searching alone. With empathy, I work to create a safe environment in which you can explore feelings that may be difficult to approach on your own.
(224) 323-6930
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Ross Jacob
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
My belief is that the best therapeutic relationships are collaborative journeys. I am a sensitive and passionate social worker devoted to supporting you through the challenges and obstacles that life often throws your way. My history working as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker treating persons who experience difficult change, trauma, serious mental illnesses, or life altering events, has led me to employ a wide array of techniques to process pain, and move past discomfort.
(312) 313-2724
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Dr. Peter W. Demuth
Psychologist, PsyD, MS
Verified
Verified
The purpose of therapy is to help you get beyond a state of elementary survival -to a place where there's energy to be creative, the drive to motivate yourself, some space to take a walk, and perhaps time to attend a class. You may ask yourself constantly: "Isn't there more to life than struggle? Instead of walking in circles wouldn't it be nice to expand your horizons and gain a new perspective? Therapy is the place to do such things. It's a safe environment to become more awake and to develop more fully your genuine Self.
(847) 416-0090
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Briyanna Bullock
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
It can be challenging to find help or to know whom to turn to when we are in the midst of our own life challenges. Whether it be life transitions, anxiety, negative self talk, or past trauma, my goal is to help each individual work through such issues in the most comfortable and compatible way for them. By providing a non-judgmental and safe space filled with compassion, each client can freely explore their thoughts and experiences. My background as a clinician serving the people of Chicago suffering from intense trauma and severe psychologic disorders, has equipped me with the knowledge to assist clients through any obstacles.
(847) 545-0954
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Emily Grayson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMT
Verified
Verified
We all have periods in our lives when external or internal circumstances call for support, a place to reflect, a safe environment in which we can benefit from slowing down and gaining perspective and insight about the challenges that we face. My work is direct, empathic, warm, and collaborative, with a focus on helping you find more ease, more energy, and a deeper sense of self-worth.
(773) 804-8124
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Melinda Dworkin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Verified
Together we will focus on reaching new understandings in your life to support your goals, well-being and agency. We will explore your personal and environmental challenges, while discovering helpful meanings and solutions thru our conversations - often casual and comfortable in style. We will process the root of your anxiety, unhappiness and/or discontent, while taking a fresh look at your needs and coping style - working to empower your strengths. You will be shown acceptance and support in the privacy of a warm inviting vintage office located downtown Evanston. Together here we consider the reasons that bring you to therapy.
(847) 475-0451
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Teletherapy Emdr Offered Rosy Tyree
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MAAT, ATR, LCPC, EMDR
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Are you tired of feeling anxious and depressed? Do you have intrusive and/or brooding thoughts that may be connected to an old memory or issue that is hard to quiet? Are you tired of feeling miserable and would like to learn tangible and useful techniques that will help take the edge and, in some instances, eliminate these thoughts and feelings? If you are ready to make that change, are open minded to learning non-traditional therapeutic methods, then please reach out to me and we’ll get started! As of now, I am taking new clients with convenient Saturday and Sunday hours. I am providing teletherapy / Skype services.
(872) 266-7949
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Jodi Novick Okner LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Hi! Thanks for taking the time to read my profile. It would be an honor to support you as you share your story. Our work together will help you gain insight and learn new ways of coping with your life’s unique challenges. My experience is extensive and broad. I have worked with kids and teens as a school social worker. Later with families, couples and older adults. As a hospice social worker I gained experience in the field of grief and loss .Two years ago I took the plunge and opened my own clinical practice. I am passionate and committed to my clients as they share, in confidence , whatever is on their mind.
(224) 279-6518
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Diane Fisher
Psychologist, PhD
Therapy is about finding someone who "gets you", someone who can build trust and help you find your truth at an ever deeper level. I focus on attachment history, trauma, values and early experiences along with mindfulness practice, using the wisdom of the body to awaken to needs and emotions. Symptoms represent our wiring and our way of coping with the world. Getting past that takes a challenging, gentle, fully present partnership. I work with adults: high performers, creatives and grad students. Hearing each unique path -finding ways to stay alive and awake and engaged in this world on fire.
(847) 603-4098
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Jamie Edwards
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SEP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We all have a natural resilience to heal from trauma, loss, and unexpected setbacks, however stories created about who we are can get in the way. They tell us we are not good enough, that we will fail, that we are not safe. They disconnect us from others, the world around us, and the goals we seek, they wreak havoc in our bodies. Together, we will partner to make sense of and transform these stories, allowing for growth and connection. I believe that even our adversities can be a source of strength and an opportunity to better ourselves.
(847) 550-3733
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Evanston, IL 60202
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The Healing Journey Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, CYT
Verified
8 Endorsed
Verified
8 Endorsed
Psychotherapy is an opportunity to look at your deepest fears and face them with the support of an experienced and trusted therapist. At the Healing Journey Psychotherapy, I am committed to work with you and support you through a style that is relational, inquisitive, compassionate and challenging. My areas of expertise include surviving sexual abuse, domestic violence, chronic pain and the after effects of traumatic experiences in relationships.
(312) 257-3683
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Evanston, IL 60201
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DALIA Vaisaite
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I believe in everyone's uniqueness, authenticity, resiliency, and strength. I will guide you through the process of self-discovery, self-growth, self-love, and clarity. I assist individuals in setting personal goals and visions and working toward desired results and healthy life. Also, I work with couples who may need some guidance and support while navigating their relationships. My goal is for these couples to leave therapy feeling more connected and secure in their relationships. When working with families, I look at the family as a whole, and address transitions, divorce, trauma, grief, and marital/financial problem.
(847) 641-2680
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Evanston, IL 60202
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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.