Dissociative Disorders (DID) Therapists in McHenry, IL

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Willa Wertheimer
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Life tosses us curve balls, from job stress, to relationship changes, to dealing with difficult memories. It is helpful to work on these things with someone who can listen, lend perspective, help you understand why and what is happening, and help you plan and make changes. I can help you put your life on track, with over 30 years of experience, working with a variety of everyday issues, self-reflection, relationships as well as issues arising from trauma, abuse and experiences in combat. We will work together toward your goals.
(815) 554-5811
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Jenn Pagone
Counselor, LCPC, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Utilizing an empowering and authentic approach I assist clients in identifying core issues and learn how to express their thoughts and feelings beneath the symptoms with which they struggle. Symptom relief and permanent healing are intentional goals. Treatment goals are determined by using a collaborative approach with an aim to increase insight and implement strategies to improve functioning and satisfaction with life and relationships. I believe that my clients have everything they need inside of themselves to heal. I teach them to be a student of themselves and increase confidence and mastery over their lives.
(773) 797-9582
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McHenry, IL 60051
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Charles A Vorderer
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC, CCTP
Verified
Verified
I enjoy working with all my clients. I work with children, adolescents, and adults with a myriad of issues. I have a particular expertise and understanding working with trauma issues. I have 15 years of police experience that allows me to better understand the needs of the service professionals (police, fire, nurses, military, etc.) clients and their families and how best to help them in a compassionate and caring way. The needs of these individuals can be unique. From substance abuse and anger control to depression and suicidal ideation, the stressors of these individuals require an understanding and knowledge, which I have.
(779) 213-2638
McHenry, IL 60050
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Kimberly J Malczynski
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I want to assist you in uncovering your true potential that allows you to lead a life that is worth celebrating. We cannot change difficult situations in the past, but we can work together to better understand and resolve these obstacles. We can work together to help you change relationships, behavior patterns, or negative outlook that may hold you back from experiencing a fulfilling and meaningful life. If you are looking for support and guidance or you are ready to make changes in your life, I can help you work toward achieving your goals.
(815) 869-4858
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Kirsten L Honkala
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Life can be challenging sometimes and you just need someone to listen and help you work things out. Maybe you're struggling with stress, anxiety, sadness or find yourself using substances or other distractions to escape. Maybe it's your child or teen who needs help. Perhaps you feel you and your partner, or you and your children just need a neutral party to help you understand and hear each other better.
(224) 218-5279
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Judith A Marquardt
Counselor, LCPC, ATR-BC
Verified
Verified
My ideal client is one who is seeking help with the desire to heal. My mission is walking with them through their traumas, fears and pain - to help them find their path to inner peace and wellness. I utilize the therapy approach that is safe and comfortable for the client- whether it is Cognitive, Art Therapy or Sand Play Therapy. I address each client as an individual with their special needs. Many of my clients have faced the ramifications of divorce, domestic violence, sexual abuse and other change of life events.
(815) 661-2448
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Anthony W. Brooks
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I have eighteeen years of counseling, psychotherapy, and behavioral therapy experience. I provide services to individuals and families.
(224) 651-8267
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Kimberly J Malczynski
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I want to assist you in uncovering your true potential that allows you to lead a life that is worth celebrating. We cannot change difficult situations in the past, but we can work together to better understand and resolve these obstacles. We can work together to help you change relationships, behavior patterns, or negative outlook that may hold you back from experiencing a fulfilling and meaningful life. If you are looking for support and guidance or you are ready to make changes in your life, I can help you work toward achieving your goals.
(815) 673-7431
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Amanda Karlen-Eannarino
Counselor, PsyD, LCPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I have been providing psychological services to Mchenry county for the last 14 years. My experience is diverse and my approach to therapy is evidenced-based. I comprehend mental health issues from not only a psychological, but also from a social and neurological perspective. With this being stated I have developed a unique and comprehensive understanding of my clients. I have worked with several challenging clients and pride myself in my ability to modify treatment interventions for each client's unique needs. Essentially treatment is a team approach and I am here to walk with the client on the path to recovery.
(815) 390-4835
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McHenry, IL 60050
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The LodeStone Center for Behavioral Health
Psychologist
Verified
Verified
The LodeStone Center for Behavioral Health is a private outpatient group practice with offices in McHenry County and the Chicago suburbs. We work with clients of all ages and strive to provide a welcoming, inclusive and empathic environment for those we serve.
(815) 701-9420
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Clark Barshinger
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Most of my work is with individual teens and adults, and with marriages and families. My strength is in creating a comfortable fit and a clear goal and direction in the therapy work. I have a warm, caring style, with emphasis on clarifying the problems in your life, looking for practical solutions, and focusing on your inner emotional experience for clues as to how we can best find pathways to healing. I am interactive, giving feedback and recommendations. I am passionate about making a difference in my clients' lives and personalizing the therapy sessions to your needs.
(847) 558-1077 x11
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Geri A Condon
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
Verified
While every client is unique, I will work with you to uncover what it at the root of what is causing you to seek counseling. We will identify where you would like to be in life and what steps can be taken to achieve the path to a better life. I have experience working with individuals, couples and families.
(815) 768-4468
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Yeschek and Associates Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAMS-IV
Verified
Verified
I am a Christian therapist that has been working in the field for over 30 years. I help people learn new ways of thinking and relating and provide tools to overcome depression, anxiety, subtance abuse, sexual addictions, and relational problems.
(708) 732-3527
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Willoughby Center for Behavioral Health LLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
The Willoughby Center focuses on the use of empirically supported therapeutic treatment options geared towards increasing a client's psychological flexibility, stress management skills, and overall functionality. Therapy consists of a collaborative and individualized approach, allowing rapport to blossom and work towards the clients chosen values to achieve a life worth living. Our center provides a variety of behaviorally focused, client-centered approaches to help clients effectively cope with life's challenges and struggles to start living not just surviving.
(224) 293-4307
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Michelle Bidwell
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Each person that I meet with comes through my door with their own unique story and journey. It is important to focus on the strengths of each individual and work toward building coping skills to reach their goals.
(815) 345-2138
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Sara A Forster
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, CADC
Verified
Verified
I has experience and knowledge working with individuals who live with; depression, anxiety, bi-polar, personality disorders, schizophrenia, PTSD, substance abuse disorder, suicide and self-harm, LGBTQ+, grief, and family functioning. I have an education in evidence-based therapies such as but not limited to: cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, motivational interviewing, harm-reduction, and SMART recovery. I acknowledges the uncertainty that comes with attending therapy but that is a part of the process. Fear will try to keep you from taking the first step, don’t give into it, go into it afraid as you're not alone.
(815) 859-8087
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Center for Therapeutic Services-Crystal Lake
Counselor, PsyD, LCPC
Verified
Verified
At Center for Therapeutic Services and Psychodiagnostics, we are committed to helping you with the most comprehensive, holistic services that are established in evidence-based treatment. You are unique and your circumstances are unique! We will apply a broad range of dynamic assessments that are individualized and tailored to fit your unique needs. We take a creative approach to treating complex mental health problems both on an individual and group level.
(815) 240-8905
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Michael Blea
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
Verified
Understanding the stresses and challenges work, family, school, and other responsibilities can bring to our lives, I am committed to walking with clients to process and develop a plan toward relieving anxiety, thinking clearly about the present, and moving boldly toward flourishing.
(224) 864-8771
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Madysen Ostrowski
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
"When little people are overwhelmed by big emotions, it's our job to share our calm. Not join their chaos". -L.R. Knost ***You do not have to be alone or watch your child be unable to deal with emotions effectively, go through behavioral changes or experience a negative world. Finding a meaningful life can be challenging. Allow me to help you and/or your child find a life that is happy, healthy and peaceful. I specialize in working with female teens struggling with Depression, Anxiety and self-harm as well as children (and parents) with ADHD and behavioral issues through behavioral intervention.
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Diane Katherine Comer
Counselor, LCPC, RN, MA
Verified
Verified
I have broad experience working with women and men on medical issues and mood disorders. I also have received specialized training in working with Dissociative Identity Disorder ( multiple personality disorder) and adult sexual abuse survivors. If you are struggling with relationships, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and assertiveness issues, I may be the person to help you. Do you want a therapist who will listen attentively, guide you through life's transitions, and assist you to meet goals and needs? Please contact me with confidence.
(815) 718-6332
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Crystal Lake, IL 60012
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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.