Dissociative Disorders (DID) Therapists in Leicester, MA

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Linda Cook
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I feel strongly that people have within them the power to heal and grow. This often needs some support and guidance but people have these strengths with in them. Faith can be an important part of healing for some and not for others. I incorporate this into the counseling setting as much or as little as the client desires. Whether healing from trauma, loss, or relationship issues, I believe that there are different treatment modalities that can work to heal these issues. There is joy and peace for everyone once these issues have been resolved. I encourage everyone to get back to the freedom in life they were intense to have.
(508) 652-5824
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Leicester, MA 01524
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Connections for Recovery LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I have over 18 years of experience working in the addiction and mental health field. I am experienced in various roles across the substance use treatment services continuum of care in both micro and macro levels. I am a “big picture” clinician and believe that to effectively manage addiction and mental health it requires the ability to balance the parts needed for that individual to succeed; mind, body, and spirit. Supporting the client in identifying their unique parts to balance based on their individual needs and history is central to my professional philosophy.
(774) 371-4120
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Leicester, MA 01524
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Joelle Brohen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
I am an independently licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and trauma specialist with a Master of Social Work from Boston College. I have extensive experience in treating adults with post-traumatic stress, including attachment and abandonment trauma, sexual trauma, domestic violence/intimate relationship trauma, physical and/or emotional abuse and neglect, military/combat trauma, traumatic grief and bereavement, physical and psychological trauma resulting from accident or injury, and related issues, including intimate-relationship conflict, depression, anxiety, and existential crises.
(508) 300-9925
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Worcester, MA 01601
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Dr. Toby Lynch
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I believe that good therapy brings people closer to the things that matter in their lives. Feeling stuck, overwhelmed, burned out, or struggling with anxiety or depression can be both a signal of how much distance exists between you and what matters as well as a barrier to change.
(617) 362-4224
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Worcester, MA 01601
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Donna O'Brien
Counselor, PhD, MEd, LMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Not currently accepting new clients. I have been a psychotherapist for over 25 years, working with men, women, adolescents, couples and groups. I view psychotherapy as a collaborative process between client and therapist. As a therapist I try to see the world through the eyes of my clients and accommodate the therapy to their particular needs. First we try to understand the problems that have brought the client into therapy, and we gradually put into practice ways to alleviate them. Unhappiness may take the form of depression, anxiety, panic, life change adjustment, recovery, guilt, grief, or relationship problems.
(508) 213-5085
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Rutland, MA 01543
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Alyssa Brewer
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I really enjoy working with couples and maintain a strong focus on developing healthy communication skills, increasing understanding, and building intimacy and trust. I offer judgment free, empathy and understanding and a safe space for addressing any issue or topic. I also work with individuals on a multitude of concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and bereavement, as well as blended family issues.
(508) 714-7718
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Worcester, MA 01606
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Diane Spindler
Counselor, LMHC, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I specialize in helping clients let go of the negative emotions that keep people anchored in the past or afraid of the future. These emotions are usually part of either an acute (one time) or chronic (on-going) traumas that a client has experienced in his or her life. Once the emotions are dissolved, the trauma no longer has power over a client and the client has more energy to enjoy life, both present and future.
(508) 928-5093
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Rutland, MA 01543
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Michael King
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with extensive experience treating Substance Use, Mood Disorders, and Personality Disorders using evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. Combining these tried and tested therapies with genuine compassion, validation and understanding is how we will help build insight and resilience to find a path toward the living the life you want.
(781) 985-2800
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Worcester, MA 01603
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Not accepting new clients
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Amy C Morgan (Not Currently Accepting New Clients)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Verified
Prior to private practice, I worked for a non-profit organization for 28 years. I work with adults with an array of mental health struggles; including people who have had major life disruptions and traumas; self injury; addiction; suicidal ideation and intent; distressing experiences labeled as "psychosis"; family conflict; trauma from the mental health system itself; and adults who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing. I am described as kind and compassionate with an unwavering commitment to advocacy and the protection of human rights
(617) 751-1954
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Worcester, MA 01601
Not accepting new clients
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Mitchell D Gurk, PhD
Psychologist, PhD, MFT, BCPC, Diploma
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Treatment is results oriented, which means we work together at the beginning to define the changes that are meaningful to you. In a basic sense, psychotherapy is for thinking about feelings. We are all part of systems, be they family, work or society. The outcome is more freedom to be yourself. All inquiries referrals scheduling by phone: please call 508.885.3861. Repeat your calls to reach me quickest in person. Written messages get lower priority and are considered hostile.
(508) 928-5056
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Spencer, MA 01562
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Aaron A. Hoffman
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified
Verified
I provide comfortable, compenent, confidential counseling. My ideal client is willing to engage in a holistic process which creates an awareness of how their physical, emotional, and spiritual health impacts their well being and their relationships on a daily basis. I strive to help develop a sense of understanding which facilates an experience of acceptance and personal growth. Personal growth where individuals learn how to quiet negativity by cultivating hope and optimism.
(508) 719-8433
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Spencer, MA 01562
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Psychological Testing Consultants
Psychologist, PhD, HSP
Verified
Verified
Are there times you think your child is capable of better performance in school? Do you feel your child's academic performance is slipping and are you looking for a way to identify educational problems and address them? Neuropsychological and psycho-educational testing may be the answer. I provide comprehensive neuropsychological testing services to preschoolers through young adults. My test battery and report help uncover the underlying causes of academic underachievement such as ADHD, motor skills disorders, communication disorders, mood disorders, disruptive behavior disorders, pervasive developmental disorders, congenital learning disabilities (LD), inadequate education or a combination of these factors.
(978) 631-3220
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Worcester, MA 01604
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Amanda Mason, LMHC, New Inspiration Counseling
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I will guide you towards FEELING better and DOING better in your life–especially in your relationships! My belief and my experience shows me that we have within us deep wells of strengths, and the capacity to heal and move forward in our lives. But it sure helps to have someone in your corner: Together, we will understand your patterns (your internal patterns, and the patterns in your relationships). With my support, with new insights, and perhaps some new skills, you'll be read to make some positive changes: ...real progress, that lasts!
(339) 201-5628
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Worcester, MA 01610
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Chrysalis Therapy and Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, SEP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Like a butterfly emerging into life, a child requires nurturance, safety, and care. I believe in supporting child and adolescent emotional growth and developmental processes throughout the life cycle especially when healing from adversity is necessary. My approach is collaborative working closely with the parents, schools, and collaterals involved to enhance over all well-being in every capacity of the child's environment. Stemming from a strength-based perspective, using play and expressive art therapies, CBT/DBT, and Somatic Experiencing as theoretical approaches have proven to provide the best outcomes in healing and growth.
(508) 659-5057
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Worcester, MA 01613
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Onyx Counseling and Wellness
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LADC-1, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Onyx Counseling established in 2022 is excited to expand from Addiction treatment to include Mental Health treatment! Appointments with Onyx Clinicians are filling fast so please reach out. The best way to connect is via email or phone, however appointments can be made through the portal on the website ww.onyxcounselingcenter.com.
(774) 357-0893
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Worcester, MA 01605
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Serenity Coaching And Counseling - Group Private Practice
Counselor, LMHC, LICSW, LADAC, CADAC, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We are a GROUP PRIVATE PRACTICE focused on mental health and substance use COACHING and COUNSELING support for ADULTS and adolescents. Our PROVIDERS have extensive experience and are independently LICENSED to practice. Our goal is to offer education and guidance to INDIVIDUALS, COUPLES, and FAMILIES dealing with a variety of issues that affect their MENTAL HEALTH, BALANCE, and WELL-BEING. We strive to improve emotional stability and over-all functioning. We encourage clients to discuss emotions and experiences. We help clients define goals, plan action and gain insight through the development of therapeutic processes.
(508) 436-2608
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Worcester, MA 01608
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Not accepting new clients
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Donna Flood
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have been practicing in the field of substance use and mental health for over 9 years, in a variety of roles. Working from the perspective that each client is an individual who brings a unique set of strengths with them into the therapeutic process, my approach is eclectic and person centered ;therapy is a collaborative journey that builds on this premise. The recovery process, whether in terms of substance use or mental health, is a personal journey of growth and healing, and my goal is to facilitate this growth in a safe, healthy and positive environment.
(774) 220-3113
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Spencer, MA 01562
Not accepting new clients
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Stephanie Stilla-Petrie
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Everyday living is not without stressors. How we react to events or interact in relationships can be a struggle as well as puzzling. Why do we feel the way we do? Why do we continue to make the same mistakes over and over again? How can our perceptions be so different from others? How do early experiences impact our perceptions, feelings, and behaviors? I provide a safe, comforting environment for you to explore and reflect on your past and recent experiences, feelings, and relationships. My approach is to facilitate change based on your expressed needs and goals.
(508) 401-7291
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Millbury, MA 01527
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Not accepting new clients
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Alec Twigden
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
*SEE WEBSITE FOR CURRENT OPENINGS* As a licensed mental health counselor, I believe that emotional health and well-being deserve more attention than they receive. We learn how important it is to develop skills in so many areas of our lives, yet few people teach us how to improve the way we experience life. My goal is to provide you with techniques to improve the quality of your experience.
(508) 466-5642
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Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Not accepting new clients
Not accepting new clients
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Kimberly K Elbirt
Counselor, LMHC, LMT, PhD
Verified
Verified
I engage with individuals by meeting them where they are. My current practice includes clients with a history of trauma, or with problems related to mood or anxiety. I aim to help clients learn about themselves, and how to respond to life rather than react to it.
(774) 670-5714
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Worcester, MA 01609
Not accepting new clients

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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.