Dissociative Disorders (DID) Therapists in North Bethesda, MD

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Helene Dubov
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, BCD
Verified
Verified
You have made a courageous decision to face what is not working for you in your life, and to seek change. Good therapy is life changing! It is necessary to be compassionate and patient with yourself as you approach this challenge. It takes work to transform ourselves into healthier beings. I am characterized as an active therapist who enlists the energies of her clients as a partner in this experience. My clients have told me that I am an empathetic, supportive therapist who gently, but steadily pushes for this change.
(240) 813-4785
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North Bethesda, MD 20852
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Paula L Ellman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I work to help you address the painful challenges you are facing in your life, whether it be in your relationships, your work, or internally with yourself. With depression, self-esteem worries, anxiety and panic, separation and loss, sexual/intimacy conflicts, work/achievement difficulties, parenting problems or addictions, my efforts with you are to use understanding and problem-solving to find relief and direction. I teach and train other mental health professionals, and emphasize the active collaboration needed to bring about change and growth.
(301) 246-2808
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North Bethesda, MD 20852
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Rachel D’Agostino
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, LGPC
Verified
Verified
Hello! I am a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor in Maryland. I graduated from Thomas Jefferson University with a Master's in Community Trauma Counseling. My work primarily focuses on trauma, attachment issues and sex addiction. I support adults who are struggling with relationship issues as well as sexual acting out behaviors. I also support adults struggling with anxiety and depression. I believe that we all face barriers and struggles throughout our lives and we deserve to be seen, heard, and validated in these experiences. In therapy, we can help challenge and process these behaviors and experiences.
(301) 747-0035
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North Bethesda, MD 20852
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Mirta Innis-Thompson Psychotherapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C, LCSW
Verified
Verified
At Elite Behavioral Therapy, I believe you are the author of your own experience and the expert on your own life. But sometimes even experts need advice. Perhaps you have wondered why there isn’t a how-to manual for your own life. Or thought that others seem to know the secret ingredient to the recipe for a successful relationship. There is no magical formula for happiness. But I can be your guide, and help you dispel the myths and negative stories that you have told yourself that's getting in the way of your happiness. Worries, stresses, joy, and hopes? I can help you better manage the conflicts everyone struggles.
(301) 690-0336
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North Bethesda, MD 20852
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Vivien B Deitz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, BCD
Verified
Verified
The root word of curious is CURE..... Are you curious about the internal landscape of your own life? Do you suffer from depression, anxiety, relationship issues or chronic medical problems? By promoting growth and self-understanding, I can help you improve the quality of your life through individual, couples and group psychotherapy as well as self-help training. As a registered nurse, I have an understanding of the human body and physical illness and I am dedicated to helping you move into a healing energy - motivating you to grow, move forward, and gain control of your life.
(301) 678-8772
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North Bethesda, MD 20852
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Stefanie Consolla
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I believe that therapy in an emotionally safe, comfortable environment sets the foundation for tremendous growth and healing. I am compassionate, warm, and non-judgmental while also being focused on helping you see new perspectives and break old cycles. My therapy approach is collaborative and tailored to each person's unique struggles, needs, and goals. I help clients to develop insight and self-acceptance while building skills to feel calmer and more in control, work more competently, feel more interpersonal harmony, and to generally experience life more fully.
(301) 678-8799
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North Bethesda, MD 20852
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Vivian Levi
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Are you struggling feeling moody or depressed. Are you dealing with painful past experiences. Do you feel distracted or overwhelmed by stress related to relationships? If what brought you here includes: wanting to feel better, address past wounds or develop healthier relationships, counseling can help. If you are trying to find a lifeline to get through a divorce or separation, dealing with immigration, or adjusting into American culture, then call for a free 15 minute consultation.
(240) 547-2578
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North Bethesda, MD 20852
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Carole Palmer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
I will challenge you, help you with your goals, and focus on safety, support, and progress. I provide therapy to couples who want to resolve difficult issues effectively. I offer psychotherapy to adults and adolescents and promote trust in self so that much of the work continues outside the therapy room. I view 'eating disorders' as expressions, not pathologies and will work with you to find a healthy voice. For anxiety and depression I utilize imagery, relaxation and cognitive approaches while integrating the past as necessary. Please call or email me with any questions.
(202) 875-6713
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North Bethesda, MD 20852
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Catherine Lowry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Verified
My goal as a therapist is to help you understand and resolve the things that block you from happiness and emotional well-being. I work in a collaborative, interactive style that is both compassionate and challenging, and I ensure a safe and respectful atmosphere. I will work with you on practical solutions to immediate crises and problems; as well as understanding and changing maladaptive patterns of thinking, behaving, or feeling that stem from past experiences.
(301) 852-5657
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Eileen Aveni
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMSW, ACSW, BCD
Verified
Verified
As a psychotherapist, I have been profoundly touched by survivors of trauma, particularly extreme trauma, ritual abuse, mind control, clergy abuse, & spiritual abuse. Unfortunately, I am no longer taking new clients. But I am available for consultations to answer your questions or guide you in getting help. I am also developing a treatment model, The Migration Model, still in the testing phase, to remove mind control for ritual abuse/DID clients. (See www.ra-free.org). I provide intensives of 6 hours per day over 2+ days in my Ann Arbor, Michigan office using this model. But you must be in therapy with a licensed therapist.
(833) 752-0492
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Bethesda, MD 20814
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Rebecca M Maxwell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Verified
I believe the therapeutic relationship is one of the most important steps in developing trust and faith in your journey to seek clarity and healing within your life. I will provide you with a space that is safe, nonjudgmental, accepting and supportive to help you explore yourself more deeply which will enable you to draw new meanings to your experiences. This will be a collaborative effort working together toward your treatment goals. So often, we feel alone and just want to be heard and listened too, and then to find out we are anything but alone. I will be there with you through this journey.
(252) 220-0159
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Bethesda, MD 20814
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Bentley Noland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, biploar disorder, or have experienced trauma? Have you self-medicated in an attempt to manage your emotions? You can expect supportive, practical help in overcoming trauma, the treatment of mood disorders, and recovery from substance abuse and behavioral addictions. Therapy will be tailored to your needs, using the tools that work best for you, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Restructuring (a core technique from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), and learning stress reduction skills. In therapy, you can build lasting alternatives to unhealthy family dynamics.
(202) 831-1608
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Bethesda, MD 20817
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Melanie Becker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
17 Endorsed
Verified
17 Endorsed
So many of us have trouble making decisions or deepening relationships, because we learned to connect with others needs above our own. While this was highly adaptive, and even necessary in the past, it can lead to a sense of disconnection and restlessness. Relationally this may manifest as disappointment or unexpressed conflict, due to an engrained pattern of avoidance. In this state, it is difficult to know what actions to take towards change. Reaching out for help, though imperative, can be just as challenging as continuing in the pain. This is what causes most of my clients to reach out.
(414) 939-9838
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Bethesda, MD 20814
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Kelly M Champion
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Clients come to my office to reduce distress, anxiety, and problems with others. They seek treatment for children who struggle in school, at home or with friends. Together we identify strengths and difficulties, set goals and monitor progress. Treatment can help you to make changes, find more peace, get healthy, and get everyone back to their lives. I have expertise treating behavioral problems, trauma and health related problems including eating disorders in children and adults. With 15+ years of experience studying, teaching, and practicing psychology, I can help you take the next step.
(301) 235-1142
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Rockville, MD 20852
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Katrin J. Haller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MBA, LICSW, LCSW-C, LLC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Welcome! I am a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst. I will gently engage you in a dialogue and observe the dynamics of the therapeutic relationship and how blocks manifest themselves in that context. My role is to engage you and facilitate change that goes beyond symptom relief.
(240) 317-3830
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Silver Spring, MD 20902
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Eugene L VanBurch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed clinical social worker with nearly 10 years of direct clinical expertise treating children/adolescents, adults and couples. I am licensed to treat clients in Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, New York and Pennsylvania. I have a particular passion for helping clients overcome anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, and stress. During our sessions, I am person-centered and solution-focused. In order to help you achieve your therapeutic goals, I use a variety of treatment approaches and offer a non-judgmental setting where you are a willing participant in obtaining the life you want to live.
(240) 858-0206
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Rockville, MD 20851
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Angela Williams
Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
Therapy can give you a safe place and the courage to share and reveal your story; to go there, not alone, but with someone who can help you understand what is happening. With expanded knowledge of yourself, you have the strength to act on intentional and personally meaningful choices. I am a catalyst for your understanding of yourself, alone and in relation to those important to you.
(301) 655-6896
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Rockville, MD 20851
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Serenity Psychological Services, LLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Our mission at Serenity Psychological Services is to provide superior quality care through warm and compassionate experiences. Seeking help can be difficult and overwhelming. Our goal is to help you feel safe and understood while on your journey to finding peace and resolution. You will feel supported and connected while working with our highly trained and empathetic therapists. The relationship between you and your therapist is unique and essential to experiencing benefit from the treatment process. Working together through a strong alliance allows for greater insight, understanding, and ultimately improved overall well-being.
(301) 215-3358
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Bethesda, MD 20817
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Maria Foley
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
It can be a difficult decision to seek help when your life is feeling off track or stuck in patterns that are not serving you. Particularly in our current climate of increased anxiety and rising levels of depression, it’s crucial that you have a sense of comfort and emotional safety with the person with whom you work to explore the issues that confront you. I implement an individualized course of therapy for each client using a combination of psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral and relational techniques. I offer a free consultation in order for us to decide if I might be a good fit for you.
(703) 348-9263
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Bethesda, MD 20814
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Amanda Roberts Emdr Therapy
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My all virtual practice serves MD, VA, DC, MA and NM. I studied psychology at Harvard University, and earned a Masters in Marriage, Family Therapy from the University of San Francisco. I obtained my doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. I bring thirty-seven years of deep clinical experience, having worked in diverse settings including inpatient, outpatient, community mental health and crisis services. I have a particular interest in global mental health issues, have lived in many different cultures/countries and have worked extensively with the expatriot community.
(413) 519-1788
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Bethesda, MD 20817
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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.