Dissociative Disorders (DID) Therapists in Saint Peters, MO

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River A. Dowdy
Pre-Licensed Professional, NCC, DvT2, PLPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
If you are running from pain and big feelings or you just feel numb, if you are exhausted but can’t sleep, if your relationships are a mess, if this pandemic has stripped every ounce of peace and security from you, if you have stories to tell but struggle to connect the words and feelings to them, if you want to try something completely different, you are not alone. If you are looking for someone to join you on the journey to find all the parts of you, I would be honored to walk with you. You can’t calm a stormy ocean, but you can learn how to be an excellent sailor. Imagine living life from a different perspective.
(314) 470-9897
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Rashonda Thornton
Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
Life can bring unexpected events resulting in a change in how you view the world. Rather you are experiencing, relationship stressors, hopelessness, anxiety, regret, resentment, feeling stuck or grief. I am passionate to collaborate with you to achieve family and individual success.
(636) 244-6230
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Stephanie Lessmeier
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Beliefs like “I’m unloveable because I’m fat, ugly, and disgusting. It’s not even worth trying to be happy.” plague larger women. We get ghosted, shamed, and ignored - it’s SO HARD to feel good about ourselves. And size is always an issue. It creeps up in the too-small waiting room chairs, in the bedroom where we’re too self-conscious to be all-in while having sex, at work when we get passed up for promotions. We feel not good enough, that we’re not important, that we don’t deserve a good life, that we’ll die alone. And this is not just in our heads - we get these messages from the world constantly.
(314) 582-2245
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Leslie Davis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CST
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
*Currently adding people to my waiting list.* One thing I have noticed through years of practice (with both teens and adults) is a need to be heard. To have your experience validated can be a monumental moment for introspective growth. Whether it is processing deep seeded developmental trauma, or expanding your self-awareness, I am willing to aid you on your personal journey. I vow to: never give advice, never judge you, never pretend I know more than you, or try and "fix" you. You are not broken. I will be genuine, provide a safe space, and walk beside you during whatever life may bring. I look forward to working with you!
(636) 685-2870
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Danni Stennett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Finding a therapist that makes you feel seen and connected can be an overwhelming task, especially when you've carried your pain alone for so long. When trauma occurs it and overwhelms our ability to cope, it can often intrude in the present moment long after the threat has passed. I am a trauma therapist and understand how the impacts of trauma can bring a human into significant internal and relational conflict. Whether your lived experiences have led you to struggling with depression, anxiety, intense emotion dysregulation, or substance use; I am here to carry it with you.
(636) 249-2129
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Megan Judy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
I believe in the importance of getting to know ourselves to our best ability, as this is key in overcoming life's obstacles and healing from past and present pain. One of the biggest joys in my life is having the privilege of getting to know my clients and helping them access their full potentials to get through difficult times. I'm dedicated to forming a strong and caring therapeutic alliance. Your goals will always be my priority in treatment, and I am genuine and straight-forward in my approach. I'm here to be your biggest ally!
(314) 888-9163
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Dawn Parker
Pre-Licensed Professional, BSCJA, MA, CIT
Verified
Verified
Welcome to your 1st step towards your emotional and mental wellness. I am a Counselor in Training, eager to work in assisting you with developing your emotional intelligence.
(314) 207-9372
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Krystal Schuette
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Are you struggling because of something that happened in the recent or distant past? Have you experienced something traumatic like abuse, combat, physical violence, rape or robbery? Do you view the world negatively? Have you re-experienced the past or feel like 'it's happening all over again"? Do you avoid things you used to do for fear of being reminded of the past? Do you hate when people bring it up? You may be struggling with trauma triggers.
(314) 310-2738
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Kelsey Rosson
LPC Intern
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Feelings and emotions, ugh. They can make or break our day sometimes. It’s ok, let’s talk about it. Life is hard, but you do not have to do it alone. Everyday burdens can feel unbearable or too hard to manage on your own. It takes alot of courage to take the first step and ask for help. You are searching for a therapist because you know something has to change, you want to feel better, you need to overcome things in your life that have held you back. There is no better time than today to make yourself a priority, grow, and become your best self. My goal is to meet you wherever you are and help you achieve the life you want.
(573) 431-2728
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Edward Donald Flynn
Licensed Professional Counselor, ABS, MA, LPC, NBCCH, DBTC
Verified
Verified
I am a nationally certified DBT therapist. Dialectical Behavior Therapy is my orientation and specialty. My orientation and personal experiences have inspired me to work toward the treatment of clients struggling with childhood trauma, PTSD, anxiousness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, relationship issues, LGBTQ concerns, NSSI(Self-Injury) and Borderline Personality Disorder.
(314) 254-9322
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Sarah Maurer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CCDP-D
Verified
Verified
As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified EMDR Therapist, I have specific training in the use of EMDR in the treatment of trauma, addictions, and early attachment disorders. My advanced training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), the treatment of addictions, and over 15 years of experience in helping people to overcome their struggle with PTSD, anxiety, OCD, depression and substance use disorders will prove to be invaluable to you. I bring all of this experience and training into our sessions together in order serve you with excellence and compassion.
(636) 597-6439
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Diane Mitchell-Scott
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
Change is possible and hope always exists. I create a therapeutic environment of acceptance with no judgement so that change and growth can occur. Do you feel like you want an area of your life to be different? Or that something is wrong but you just can't pinpoint the source of the problem - or how to fix it? Taking that first step toward counseling is challenging but the benefits will include increased self-esteem, better relationships, a clearer understanding of self, increased productivity and a greater ability to deal with stress. What is the point of waiting when you can start feeling better today!
(636) 487-4831
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Sandhill Counseling & Consultation
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCSW, LPC, LMFT
Verified
Verified
We are a diverse group of licensed professionals. We are compassionate, knowledgable and honored to work with individuals, couples, and families. We support our clients to discover their own personal grace and agility, their ability to express themselves with integrity and conviction and most importantly to restore their faith in themselves and in their relationships.
(636) 336-1364
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Dondra Agovino
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Is your relationship going through a hard time? Maybe I can help. I am trained in EFT for couples, which is focused on identifying underlying patterns of conflict in order to find new ways of relating and connecting. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I help couples figure out what is keeping their relationship stuck. I work collaboratively with clients to understand the underlying patterns that are causing disruption or discord in their lives and relationships so they can experience lasting change.
(636) 923-8925
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Linda R Partridge
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, MS, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
Scared to go to counseling? Whether you are an adult or a child, I offer exciting, non-judgmental, state-of-the-art information that provides clear answers to issues that are terrifying to you or seem impossible to fix. Before you leave your first appointment, you will know why your problem is occurring and HOW to begin achieving immediate, positive change in any situation. The process will not be scary but FUN, no matter how serious the problem! Additionally, you will take with you an empowered insight to life that guarantees the way to substantially happier living!
(636) 240-2240
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Kristin Hall
PLPC, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Negative events, unhealthy relationship patterns, self-destructive behaviors and an overall sense of feeling "stuck" can hold you back. Through customized and collaborative therapy, we will explore current issues of concern and relevant past experiences to help put the missing pieces of the puzzle back together for a happier, healthier you. I will always create a safe space for you, and ask that in return we work together towards your goals with honesty, vulnerability and commitment.
(314) 818-0916
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Natalie Mucci
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
My name is Natalie Mucci (LMSW) and my passion is being able to meet people where they are and best facilitate each individual attaining their mental health goals. I have over a decade of experience utilizing a variety of therapeutic interventions including cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavioral therapies and helping individuals with depression, anxiety, grief, trauma and front line mental health experience during the COVID pandemic.
(816) 323-4628
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Kientzle Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA NCC , LPC RYT, CCTP, EMDR-I
Verified
Verified
Ms. Kientzle (she/they), MA NCC LPC CCTP, RYT, EDMR-I, has been practicing as a licensed professional counselor for over 12 years in the St. Louis Metro area. Her areas of focus are trauma, pediatrics, and working with the LGBTQIA+ community. Ms. Kientzle is especially passionate about assisting transgender clients navigate gender-affirming therapies and helping people achieve their full potential. Modalities: Art Therapy, yoga therapy, EMDR, and trauma-focused approaches are utilized both in-person and via telehealth.
(314) 310-2164
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Ryan Michael Schwartzmeyer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSc, LPC, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I work with people who have trouble regulating emotion. I am skilled in several different types of therapy, however, I have a significant amount of advanced training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Gottman Method couples therapy. I tend to work with people who are experiencing depression, suicidal ideation, self harming behavior, trauma and anxiety. I can tailor my treatment style to meet the unique needs of each individual, couple or family. I'm based in LSL now and offer telehealth for people located in Montana. Currently, I only have daytime openings at the LSL office.
(314) 648-8007
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Joelleen Lowe
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Do you need to find peace, joy, and freedom from emotional distress? Are you tired of anxiety, depression, relationship struggles, endless difficulties in your relationship with food, and/or addictions? Do you still struggle with wounds from past relationships or traumatic events? Are you ready to fully heal and free yourself to truly enjoy your life? My clients tell me they are so glad to find a place where they can be completely open without worry of judgment. They also tell me they are amazed at the improvements they see in their emotional well-being.
(417) 487-4119
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Saint Peters, MO 63304
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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.