Dissociative Disorders (DID) Therapists in New York, NY

Mary F Ekwall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10003
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. .
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 View (646) 681-2983
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Rebeca Gonzalez Scherman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10011
If you've found yourself in a relationship that feels too difficult or confusing to handle alone, contact me to see if I can help you. I am a Clinical Psychologist with a decade of experience helping people break through limiting thought patterns and behaviors that keep them dissatisfied with their lives.
If you've found yourself in a relationship that feels too difficult or confusing to handle alone, contact me to see if I can help you. I am a Clinical Psychologist with a decade of experience helping people break through limiting thought patterns and behaviors that keep them dissatisfied with their lives.
(646) 363-6126 View (646) 363-6126
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Jessica Mitchell
Licensed Psychoanalyst, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10023
I believe that the most important element in an effective therapy is a genuine connection between the patient and therapist. My approach in therapy is interactive, supportive and empathic. I view psychotherapy as a creative process and my patients as co-partners in the psychotherapeutic process.
I believe that the most important element in an effective therapy is a genuine connection between the patient and therapist. My approach in therapy is interactive, supportive and empathic. I view psychotherapy as a creative process and my patients as co-partners in the psychotherapeutic process.
(917) 525-2258 View (917) 525-2258
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Susan Budney
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10028
I have a PhD in Clinical Psychology and have been practicing psychotherapy for over 20 years. I currently provide individual and couple's therapy in a private practice setting. I have received specialized training for couple's therapy, drug and alcohol addiction, anxiety and traumatic stress treatment, and dissociation. I take an individualized approach to treatment. I have experience is utilizing aspects of analytic therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy and use any combination to help my patients find relief and greater well-being. I believe in the benefit of therapy to provide profound change for people's lives.
I have a PhD in Clinical Psychology and have been practicing psychotherapy for over 20 years. I currently provide individual and couple's therapy in a private practice setting. I have received specialized training for couple's therapy, drug and alcohol addiction, anxiety and traumatic stress treatment, and dissociation. I take an individualized approach to treatment. I have experience is utilizing aspects of analytic therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy and use any combination to help my patients find relief and greater well-being. I believe in the benefit of therapy to provide profound change for people's lives.
(646) 490-1823 View (646) 490-1823
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Tony Martin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10004
People often come to therapy feeling a need to fix or change some troubling aspect of themselves. What can be surprising, however, is that the therapeutic process may begin as a journey of self-acceptance rather than fixing or changing. Most of us have not been fortunate enough to have people in our lives who can listen without judgement or agenda. That is my job as your therapist. By truly listening, I will learn what the world looks like through your eyes and this understanding of your inner world will help me guide you through the challenging journey of self-acceptance as the gateway to personal transformation.
People often come to therapy feeling a need to fix or change some troubling aspect of themselves. What can be surprising, however, is that the therapeutic process may begin as a journey of self-acceptance rather than fixing or changing. Most of us have not been fortunate enough to have people in our lives who can listen without judgement or agenda. That is my job as your therapist. By truly listening, I will learn what the world looks like through your eyes and this understanding of your inner world will help me guide you through the challenging journey of self-acceptance as the gateway to personal transformation.
(646) 374-2899 View (646) 374-2899
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QuIPP: The Queer Identities Psychology Partnership
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
New York, NY 10011
At QuIPP, we are queer, non-binary, depth-oriented, feminist, and trauma-informed. Our therapeutic approaches include CBT, DBT, and psychodynamic and we seek to explore the deep impacts of others (familial, peer, and social) on the minds and spirits of our clients. Our clinical areas of expertise include: gender & sexuality, trauma, transition related support, and poly/kinky & sex positivity. Given that trauma and emotional pain often originate within relationships, we take a relational (and deeply compassionate) approach to therapy.
At QuIPP, we are queer, non-binary, depth-oriented, feminist, and trauma-informed. Our therapeutic approaches include CBT, DBT, and psychodynamic and we seek to explore the deep impacts of others (familial, peer, and social) on the minds and spirits of our clients. Our clinical areas of expertise include: gender & sexuality, trauma, transition related support, and poly/kinky & sex positivity. Given that trauma and emotional pain often originate within relationships, we take a relational (and deeply compassionate) approach to therapy.
(347) 897-0315 View (347) 897-0315
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Joyce Lerner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10011  (Online Only)
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.
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 View (917) 689-9222
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Christopher Cooper
Licensed Psychoanalyst, MS, LP, NCPsyA
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10016
I am a certified Jungian Analyst in mid-town Manhattan doing psychodynamic psychotherapy and Jungian analysis. I work at a deep level with individuals who want to break out of unhealthy and unhelpful patterns affecting their lives, relationships, and work in order to awaken unrealized vitality, potential, and creativity. What distinguishes Jungian Analysis from other psychoanalytic approaches to therapy is the attention given to the unconscious as a source of wisdom, vitality and creativity, which can awaken a deeper and more powerful sense of self.
I am a certified Jungian Analyst in mid-town Manhattan doing psychodynamic psychotherapy and Jungian analysis. I work at a deep level with individuals who want to break out of unhealthy and unhelpful patterns affecting their lives, relationships, and work in order to awaken unrealized vitality, potential, and creativity. What distinguishes Jungian Analysis from other psychoanalytic approaches to therapy is the attention given to the unconscious as a source of wisdom, vitality and creativity, which can awaken a deeper and more powerful sense of self.
(516) 701-2947 View (516) 701-2947
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Valentina Harrell
Psychologist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10024
Are you are experiencing pain and suffering associated with life transitions? Developmental hurdles? Divorce? Illness? Grief? Job Stress? Aging? Through a client-centered approach, I would work with you to clarify your goals such as reduced suffering and pain, increased capacity to make healthy choices, to generate well-being and vital productive engagement in life. We would work together to help you access inner resources and develop action-strategies to attain these goals. Job stress during these difficult financial times create potential crises for you and your loved ones. Your need for flexible fee arrangements will be taken into consideration.
Are you are experiencing pain and suffering associated with life transitions? Developmental hurdles? Divorce? Illness? Grief? Job Stress? Aging? Through a client-centered approach, I would work with you to clarify your goals such as reduced suffering and pain, increased capacity to make healthy choices, to generate well-being and vital productive engagement in life. We would work together to help you access inner resources and develop action-strategies to attain these goals. Job stress during these difficult financial times create potential crises for you and your loved ones. Your need for flexible fee arrangements will be taken into consideration.
(646) 386-2249 View (646) 386-2249
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Rosy Rosenkrantz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10003
As a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst, I am interested in how relationships heal and transform individuals. I work closely with my patients to illuminate areas in which they feel disconnected from others, and then together, we come up with ways to bridge those gaps. I have specialties in work with survivors of incest and sexual abuse, couples counseling and parenting issues, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer adolescents and adults, as well as experience working with dissociation due to trauma.
As a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst, I am interested in how relationships heal and transform individuals. I work closely with my patients to illuminate areas in which they feel disconnected from others, and then together, we come up with ways to bridge those gaps. I have specialties in work with survivors of incest and sexual abuse, couples counseling and parenting issues, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer adolescents and adults, as well as experience working with dissociation due to trauma.
(646) 386-2304 View (646) 386-2304
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Dr. Warden Prescott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LMSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10017
I aim to work with people from where they truly are in life, no matter how difficult. My patients come from every race, orientation, and ethnic or religious background. They confront a wide range of adversities and challenges. And they arrive with many different experiences and strengths. Perhaps the only thing they have in common is a desire to live to the best of their ability.
I aim to work with people from where they truly are in life, no matter how difficult. My patients come from every race, orientation, and ethnic or religious background. They confront a wide range of adversities and challenges. And they arrive with many different experiences and strengths. Perhaps the only thing they have in common is a desire to live to the best of their ability.
(646) 846-8390 x1 View (646) 846-8390 x1
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Ellyn Freedman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PsyD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10003
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.
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 View (786) 471-5457
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Veronica Fiske
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10011
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.
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 View (917) 512-5718
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Gibbs A. Williams
Licensed Psychoanalyst, PhD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10007  (Online Only)
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.
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 View (646) 760-8086
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Garry Graham
Counselor, MA, MPH, LMHC , CASAC
Not Verified Not Verified
New York, NY 10027
Did you wake up this morning and wish you weren’t alive? Did you look in the mirror and was disappointed at what you saw? Do you find your days interrupted with extreme sadness, or crying? How about getting angry about events and incidents that you would usually let go? Did you get fired or demoted? Is your co-workers giving you a hard time at your place of employment? Is there an individual you love not paying attention to you? Tired of being under the influence? Does your circle make you feel ugly and unwanted? How about your anxiety around family and friends at events and gatherings?
Did you wake up this morning and wish you weren’t alive? Did you look in the mirror and was disappointed at what you saw? Do you find your days interrupted with extreme sadness, or crying? How about getting angry about events and incidents that you would usually let go? Did you get fired or demoted? Is your co-workers giving you a hard time at your place of employment? Is there an individual you love not paying attention to you? Tired of being under the influence? Does your circle make you feel ugly and unwanted? How about your anxiety around family and friends at events and gatherings?
(347) 252-9701 View (347) 252-9701
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Amanda Anger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10023
Sharing yourself with someone new takes vulnerability and bravery. Sharing your relationship struggles with someone new can be intimidating as well. As a trauma-focused individual and relationship therapist, I aim to make the experience as comfortable as possible for you. I believe that we are all deserving of compassion, respect, and generosity. My clients have diverse lived experiences and backgrounds. As such, I approach my practice with an intersectional perspective, ensuring your therapeutic experience is individually tailored to your needs.
Sharing yourself with someone new takes vulnerability and bravery. Sharing your relationship struggles with someone new can be intimidating as well. As a trauma-focused individual and relationship therapist, I aim to make the experience as comfortable as possible for you. I believe that we are all deserving of compassion, respect, and generosity. My clients have diverse lived experiences and backgrounds. As such, I approach my practice with an intersectional perspective, ensuring your therapeutic experience is individually tailored to your needs.
(347) 289-7780 View (347) 289-7780
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Henny Stern
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10003
Waitlist for new clients
Have you been to therapy in the past? Perhaps you worked with a traditional talk therapist, gained considerable awareness, yet at the root things have not changed. Maybe therapy has been helpful in some ways, but you have not felt truly seen or met. Does your current struggle feel bigger than you at times? Perhaps it feels connected to trauma of previous generations but you can't explain why. Trauma is an energy that remains stuck in the body and gets passed down genetically- until acknowledged and felt. To heal from trauma/PTSD/C-PTSD, we need to understand how the body holds trauma as well as the wisdom and route towards healing.
Have you been to therapy in the past? Perhaps you worked with a traditional talk therapist, gained considerable awareness, yet at the root things have not changed. Maybe therapy has been helpful in some ways, but you have not felt truly seen or met. Does your current struggle feel bigger than you at times? Perhaps it feels connected to trauma of previous generations but you can't explain why. Trauma is an energy that remains stuck in the body and gets passed down genetically- until acknowledged and felt. To heal from trauma/PTSD/C-PTSD, we need to understand how the body holds trauma as well as the wisdom and route towards healing.
(617) 202-2644 View (617) 202-2644
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Meghan Hinman Arthur
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10001
When therapy really works, the experience is soul-feeding and transformative. I work with people who want to deeply understand themselves, and any suffering they may be experiencing, as part of the path to feeling more grounded, content, and whole. This path is often mysterious and difficult, with twists and turns that can be hard to predict. But the process is also full of meaning and growth. I'm especially looking to work with people who are interested in investing deeply in this process and open to meeting multiple times per week.
When therapy really works, the experience is soul-feeding and transformative. I work with people who want to deeply understand themselves, and any suffering they may be experiencing, as part of the path to feeling more grounded, content, and whole. This path is often mysterious and difficult, with twists and turns that can be hard to predict. But the process is also full of meaning and growth. I'm especially looking to work with people who are interested in investing deeply in this process and open to meeting multiple times per week.
(720) 650-0665 View (720) 650-0665
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Steven D Brown
Licensed Psychoanalyst, PsyaD, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10011
Dr. Brown is a licensed Psychoanalyst practicing near Hudson, NY and New York City. Professional activities include training school guidance counselors to develop and run adolescent resiliency groups. For 13 years, Dr. Brown was on staff at Kaiser Permanente HMO and Northeast Permanente Medical Group. Utilizing a solution-focused model of psychotherapy, he provided psychotherapy to Kaiser Permanente's membership. Dr. Brown developed and provided EAP services to medical and administrative staff at Kaiser and NPMG. He developed, conducted, and supervised various workshops and groups including community and corporate workshops on stress management, support groups for children of divorced families, "Fair Fighting" workshops & support groups.
Dr. Brown is a licensed Psychoanalyst practicing near Hudson, NY and New York City. Professional activities include training school guidance counselors to develop and run adolescent resiliency groups. For 13 years, Dr. Brown was on staff at Kaiser Permanente HMO and Northeast Permanente Medical Group. Utilizing a solution-focused model of psychotherapy, he provided psychotherapy to Kaiser Permanente's membership. Dr. Brown developed and provided EAP services to medical and administrative staff at Kaiser and NPMG. He developed, conducted, and supervised various workshops and groups including community and corporate workshops on stress management, support groups for children of divorced families, "Fair Fighting" workshops & support groups.
(518) 312-4554 View (518) 312-4554
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Samantha Juliene
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10011  (Online Only)
Hi! 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 the life skills, improving self-respect, and connecting deeply with loved ones are key in building wholeness in mind, body, and spirit!
Hi! 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 the life skills, improving self-respect, and connecting deeply with loved ones are key in building wholeness in mind, body, and spirit!
(747) 207-4454 View (747) 207-4454

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.