Dissociative Disorders (DID) Therapists in Lower Manhattan, New York, NY

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Mary F Ekwall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Verified
I am NYS Board Qualified Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Family Therapist and NYS Certified Gestalt Psychotherapist specializing in bilingual (Spanish/English) adolescents and their families, couples and individuals suffering from relationship dysfunction, attachment trauma, self dys-regulation, intergenerational issues, mood disorders, trauma related disorders, addiction, personality disorders and problems with acculturation. As a professional I bring perseverance and dedication to my chosen field, as well as a deep regard for personal improvement and the hope that my dedication and sense of justice make even a small but meaningful difference in the lives of the families I treat. .
(646) 681-2983
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Lower Manhattan
New York, NY 10003
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Joyce Lerner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
Verified
I am a warm, empathic and experienced therapist who works in a collaborative style that will allow you to draw upon your own strengths and experiences within a safe and non-judgmental environment. One of the most important elements in therapy is the relationship between client and therapist which is built on trust, sincerity and a touch of humor. Together we can explore and change those parts of your life that cause unhappiness.
(917) 689-9222
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Lower Manhattan
New York, NY 10011
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Sarah St. Onge
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I believe that mental health is the ability to respond to setbacks and disappointments - that is, life events - with flexibility and resilience. Unfortunately, childhood misattunements with caregivers, traumas, and neglect shape responses that become fixed patterns throughout life. With therapeutic intervention, positive attachment relationships can be forged, and old memories can lead to new insights, which can inspire more adaptive reactions.
(973) 816-2132
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Lower Manhattan
New York, NY 10003
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Gibbs A. Williams
Licensed Psychoanalyst, PhD
Verified
Verified
Do you feel hopelessly stuck, alienated, lost, confused, self - conscious, anxious, or weird? My specialty is working with people who are searching for meaningful connections but instead have all but given up hope that they can attain this goal. My aim is to help you answer the biggest questions of your life: who am I, what do I really want, and how best to achieve my aims and enjoy them. In this connection I will be your guide in a collaborative trip into your inner space enabling you to connect with your personal creative process.
(646) 760-8086
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Lower Manhattan
New York, NY 10007
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Not accepting new clients
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Vera Osipyan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MS
Verified
Verified
In my work, I aspire to create an atmosphere of safety, respect and trust, a space where judgement is suspended and we can freely explore and understand your needs, motivations and goals. Therapy could be used in many ways. You could choose to focus on particular symptoms, or develop strategies for certain situations. You may also use therapeutic space as a kind of playground where you can let yourself go, experience your inner reality and reflect on what happened to achieve greater self-awareness. My goal is to meet you where you are.
(718) 285-8794
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Lower Manhattan
New York, NY 10011
Not accepting new clients
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Samantha Juliene
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I first want to welcome you to my practice and congratulate you on your courage! As a therapist, my goal is to provide a space for you to be authentically who you are, without judgment. I provide support during the hard times, ask tough questions when necessary, and work with you to find practical solutions to your challenges. I aim to forge a deep and trusting relationship so that you feel comfortable discussing your most protected thoughts and feelings. There are no quick fixes, but developing life skills, improving self-respect, and connecting deeply with loved ones can be key in building wholeness in mind, body, and spirit.
(747) 207-4454
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Lower Manhattan
New York, NY 10011
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Veronica Fiske
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I am a specialist in Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and persistent and chronic mental illness, I am a psychoanalyst with a long and varied experience in LGBTQ issues, aging, disabiIities, depression and anxiety. I have worked with many people in creative fields and particularly enjoy helping those who are blocked find their voice.
(917) 512-5718
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Lower Manhattan
New York, NY 10012
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Ellyn Freedman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Do you feel isolated in emotional pain and confused about how to begin to address it? Do you feel alone and misunderstood in your relationships? I am a licensed psychotherapist and psychoanalyst in private practice for nineteen years. I have worked with a full spectrum of struggles to achieve fulfillment, overcome fears and trauma as well as reaching self-fulfillment and meaning. I have held clinical leadership positions at St. Luke's Hospital in New York and served as Clinical Field Instructor for Columbia University and Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Miami Department of Psychiatry.
(786) 471-5457
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Lower Manhattan
New York, NY 10013
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Sustainable Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Sustainable Wellness is a trauma-based therapy and wellness practice focused on providing a holistic approach to healing. We offer specialized mental health services for PTSD and other trauma disorders, along with trauma-informed care for communities exposed to high levels of chronic stressors. We're passionate about resolving and healing attachment wounds while striving to create a therapeutic environment based in trust and authenticity. We work closely with clients to help them feel more comfortable in their bodies and more connected to the moment in order to build self-compassion and move toward healing.
(585) 302-2431
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Lower Manhattan
New York, NY 10005
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Alexandra Mejia
Counselor, LMHC, C-PD, CCTP II
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Practice specializing in working with trauma, complex trauma, dissociation and personality disorders. Offering treatment via CBT, DBT, Mentalization, Mindfulness, Radical Openness, trauma informed sensorimotor and structural dissociation. I offer low fee sessions ($50) with my MHC clinical interns under my supervision. All students are supervised in utilizing evidence based practices including DBT and sensorimotor trauma informed treatment.
(844) 916-2909
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Lower Manhattan
New York, NY 10005
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Maxine B. Rosenberg Lcsw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified
Verified
During these difficult times nerves are often frayed and relationships can get testy. As old wounds and past traumas get stirred up, anxiety and depression might resurface. I work with LGBT and straight individuals and couples, striving to help people feel comfortable expressing their feelings and asserting their needs. I have advanced training in trauma, adoption, gay/lesbian and couple's therapy. I also have expertise treating the impact of parental divorce, substance abuse and immigration on adult-child relationships. An important goal is for you to gain more control of your issues and feel more confident in your decisions.
(917) 382-8219
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Lower Manhattan
New York, NY 10012
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Anna Kuyumcuoglu
Art Therapist, MA, LCAT , ATR-BC, CCEP, EMDR
Verified
Verified
I am psychotherapist with over 14 yrs experience working with adults, teens and children. I work in partnership with you, throughout the treatment, adjusting the intentions and focus of therapy as needed. I offer you a safe place where you can learn how to overcome obstacles and live a more fulfilling, authentic life. Where needed, I combine neuroscience with spirituality, a brain-based somatic healing work to get to the root causes of any and all diagnosis.
(646) 860-0624
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Lower Manhattan
New York, NY 10005
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Isak de Vries
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA, MDiv
Verified
Verified
Whether the collapse is "out there" or "in here," it often seems the world is collapsing. Many of us seek therapy because the sense of losing our mind, ourselves, our loved ones, or our livelihood is terrifying, and the real threats of psychic catastrophes are debilitating. Knowing what we want becomes increasingly difficult, and we struggle to take shape and hold on to ourselves in the presence of others. We fold up or fold in to protect ourselves and our relationships, but then aloneness, desperation, panic, and self-attack set in.
(833) 955-1317
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Lower Manhattan
New York, NY 10038
Richard Travers
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I do insight oriented psychotherapy with clients interested in focusing on current issues and how they are effected by earlier life experiences, present conflicts and future possibilities. The issues I am best suited to address are depression, trauma, child abuse,aging, chronic illness, gay and lesbian/sexual orientation/ coming out
(646) 759-0738
Lower Manhattan
New York, NY 10011
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Sarah Brennan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I work with individuals, couples, and families who are struggling in loud and quiet ways. I have a warm, down-to-earth style and years of experience with a range of issues including trauma, relationship and intimacy difficulties, family conflict, mood and anxiety disorders, personality disorders, and emotional disturbance in children and adolescents. Recognizing that insight is sometimes not enough, my approach combines exploration with more active interventions. I have extensive training in psychodynamic, DBT, family systems, play and couples therapy techniques, and carefully tailor treatments to each patient's needs.
(646) 798-7921
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Lower Manhattan
New York, NY 10013
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Audrey Grace Eady
Pre-Licensed Professional, MHC-I
Verified
Verified
I create a safe, non-judgmental space where clients may reflect on past influences to move toward effective change. I am training to work with people who present with anxiety, depression, trauma, chronic pain, ADHD, and family conflict. I work with children, adolescents, young adults, and families. I work collaboratively with clients to work towards client goals. I am eclectic in tailoring my work with clients to the person I am with and what is most helpful to them.
(332) 208-9503
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Lower Manhattan
New York, NY 10007
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Jeffrey Werden, PhD
Licensed Psychoanalyst, PhD
Verified
Verified
I am a very experienced psychoanalyst-psychotherapist with over 30 years of involvement in therapeutic work. A graduate of The National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis I bring a finely tuned and balanced approach to the treatment of those seeking therapy. I work in a style that integrates effective psychotherapeutic strategies from several contemporary schools. As a senior clinician/supervisor I am well versed in the wide range of concerns that effect people today. I am also trained in EMDR, a technique especially effective with trauma and its painful aftermath.
(646) 798-8113
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Lower Manhattan
New York, NY 10011
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Barbara Hertzberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am an experienced, well-trained psychotherapist. I help patients to feel in control of their lives through self-awareness. My ability to provide a warm, safe environment allows patients to gain insight into themselves, thereby improving the quality of their relationship with others. I have 30+ years of practice and have graduated from training institutes in both psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.
(646) 699-3986
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Lower Manhattan
New York, NY 10003
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Suzanne Zissu
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWR
Verified
Verified
I specialize in the treatment of adults experiencing anxiety, depression, mood disorders, relationship issues, and other struggles interfering with overall life satisfaction. I also work with older adolescents, including college students as well as couples.
(646) 970-1431
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Lower Manhattan
New York, NY 10011
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Katherine Williams
Pre-Licensed Professional, LCAT-LP, MPS
Verified
Verified
It is not selfish to put yourself first. In fact, one of the best things you can do for yourself is tend to your own needs and wants. Choosing to begin therapy may feel like a difficult step. I am here to support you as you begin your journey. Throughout my career, I’ve worked with a wide variety of communities and populations. I have experience in helping with anxiety, depression, grief & loss, trauma, dissociation, substance abuse, and more. My therapeutic approach is a mixture of behavioral, psychodynamic, and humanistic.
(718) 550-6031
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Lower Manhattan
New York, NY 10012
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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.