Dissociative Disorders (DID) Therapists in Madison, TN

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Jessie Gladden
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC-t
Verified Verified
Madison, TN 37115
After experiencing my own life-changing therapeutic journey, it is my greatest honor to hold space for others during theirs. I enjoy working with adults, teens, couples and families to facilitate healing from trauma, codependency, eating disorders, addiction, anxiety, intimacy issues, maladaptive coping skills, partner betrayal, low self-worth and life transitions.
After experiencing my own life-changing therapeutic journey, it is my greatest honor to hold space for others during theirs. I enjoy working with adults, teens, couples and families to facilitate healing from trauma, codependency, eating disorders, addiction, anxiety, intimacy issues, maladaptive coping skills, partner betrayal, low self-worth and life transitions.
(615) 551-3659 View (615) 551-3659
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Kelvin Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Madison, TN 37115
“The hardest part about the gym, is getting there.” And you have done that! I am excited that you have taken the first step to overcome your emotional challenges and life stressors. Making the choice to begin therapy is not always an easy one. My goal is to help you feel more comfortable about that decision. Sometimes you just need someone to assist you with life changes, challenges, and handling the stress of it all.
“The hardest part about the gym, is getting there.” And you have done that! I am excited that you have taken the first step to overcome your emotional challenges and life stressors. Making the choice to begin therapy is not always an easy one. My goal is to help you feel more comfortable about that decision. Sometimes you just need someone to assist you with life changes, challenges, and handling the stress of it all.
(615) 900-2393 View (615) 900-2393
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Janetta Fleming
Licensed Professional Counselor, RN, LPC, MHSP, PMHC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Madison, TN 37115
I am available to work with individuals experiencing distress, especially anxiety and depression, women with mood disorders surrounding infertility and pregnancy, infant loss, and miscarriage as well as couples with relational conflict. Contemporary life is full of loneliness, stress, trauma and many faces of grief. Whether it be through setting long or short term therapeutic goals, I can help you create a new spirit of resilience.
I am available to work with individuals experiencing distress, especially anxiety and depression, women with mood disorders surrounding infertility and pregnancy, infant loss, and miscarriage as well as couples with relational conflict. Contemporary life is full of loneliness, stress, trauma and many faces of grief. Whether it be through setting long or short term therapeutic goals, I can help you create a new spirit of resilience.
(615) 987-0982 View (615) 987-0982
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Sarah Broyles Ledbetter
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Madison, TN 37115
My clients often refer to what I call 'blurry trauma,' early attachment experiences that were less than affirming but so ingrained, the client often doesn't recall outstanding events. They may not even remember much about their childhood at all. That kind of trauma leads to addiction, confusing, disorganized or unfulfilling relationships, and difficulty harnessing the resources needed to navigate change so the client can create their most authentic life and relationships. I use present moment, present location resources such as the client's own strengths, passions, and ability to make creative decisions to facilitate safe change.
My clients often refer to what I call 'blurry trauma,' early attachment experiences that were less than affirming but so ingrained, the client often doesn't recall outstanding events. They may not even remember much about their childhood at all. That kind of trauma leads to addiction, confusing, disorganized or unfulfilling relationships, and difficulty harnessing the resources needed to navigate change so the client can create their most authentic life and relationships. I use present moment, present location resources such as the client's own strengths, passions, and ability to make creative decisions to facilitate safe change.
(615) 471-7631 View (615) 471-7631

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Lauren Muller
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37212
All are welcome here! I'm dedicated to supporting clients of all ages through a variety of areas, including dissociative disorders (DID/systems), complex trauma, developmental/relational trauma, self-esteem struggles, life transitions, and dysfunctional family systems. While survival strategies may have been effective in the past, therapy provides a platform to explore new pathways to healing. I trust in every client's innate creativity, resourcefulness, and resilience, offering support and connection while navigating this journey. Together, we'll cultivate resources for growth and empowerment.
All are welcome here! I'm dedicated to supporting clients of all ages through a variety of areas, including dissociative disorders (DID/systems), complex trauma, developmental/relational trauma, self-esteem struggles, life transitions, and dysfunctional family systems. While survival strategies may have been effective in the past, therapy provides a platform to explore new pathways to healing. I trust in every client's innate creativity, resourcefulness, and resilience, offering support and connection while navigating this journey. Together, we'll cultivate resources for growth and empowerment.
(615) 551-1428 View (615) 551-1428
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Maria Nguyen
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, MSW
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37212
Do you notice yourself being forgetful or having brain fog? Or those close to you point out that you seem “out of it?" Maybe you questioned if past events actually happened or if these hurtful experiences should affect you like they do today. You might also have a hard time expressing your emotions because of overwhelm, numbness, or fear of judgement. And there's a harsh inner critic that makes it hard to accept parts of yourself. If this resonates with you, know you're not alone.
Do you notice yourself being forgetful or having brain fog? Or those close to you point out that you seem “out of it?" Maybe you questioned if past events actually happened or if these hurtful experiences should affect you like they do today. You might also have a hard time expressing your emotions because of overwhelm, numbness, or fear of judgement. And there's a harsh inner critic that makes it hard to accept parts of yourself. If this resonates with you, know you're not alone.
(615) 379-9231 View (615) 379-9231
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Pamela L Hicks
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MMFT, MA, MS, MBA
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37212
Each one of us experiences psychological challenges in life that we try to meet using whatever strategies we know. However, sometimes the challenges become too great and our coping strategies stop working. This can be compounded by the fact that we often internalize messages from our society, however well-intentioned, that limit our abilities to understand ourselves and our world. It is in these moments that we can use support from therapists to turn down the noise of the world so that we may find our own inner wisdom about who we are, what we need, and ultimately how to heal.
Each one of us experiences psychological challenges in life that we try to meet using whatever strategies we know. However, sometimes the challenges become too great and our coping strategies stop working. This can be compounded by the fact that we often internalize messages from our society, however well-intentioned, that limit our abilities to understand ourselves and our world. It is in these moments that we can use support from therapists to turn down the noise of the world so that we may find our own inner wisdom about who we are, what we need, and ultimately how to heal.
(615) 623-8846 View (615) 623-8846
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Aaron M Free
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LMSW, CTP
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37228  (Online Only)
Are you exhausted from the relentless grip of chronic aches, pains, or the weight of trauma and dissociation? Do you want to get back to enjoying the things you used to? Are you looking to work with someone who understands your LGBTQ+ identity? If you're here, you've already taken the first step towards finding relief and reclaiming control over your life. I am dedicated to fostering a collaborative relationship focused on setting goals, tracking progress, and facilitating healing. Beyond our therapy sessions, my commitment extends to actively researching resources, interventions, and personalized solutions to fit your needs.
Are you exhausted from the relentless grip of chronic aches, pains, or the weight of trauma and dissociation? Do you want to get back to enjoying the things you used to? Are you looking to work with someone who understands your LGBTQ+ identity? If you're here, you've already taken the first step towards finding relief and reclaiming control over your life. I am dedicated to fostering a collaborative relationship focused on setting goals, tracking progress, and facilitating healing. Beyond our therapy sessions, my commitment extends to actively researching resources, interventions, and personalized solutions to fit your needs.
(865) 327-2011 View (865) 327-2011
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Maritza Erazo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, MHSP-S, RPT, CIFS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hendersonville, TN 37075
Are you constantly contradicting yourself? A part of you wants to grow and transform into your “true” self, but then you feel as though you are self-sabotaging again. You question how you can work on yourself when you are the one preventing the growth. Pablo Neruda’s poem "We Are Many" describes the internal conflict that many of us feel. As a psychotherapist, I noticed that my clients needed something more than just traditional talk therapy. This realization led me to become a Certified Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapist to help people “befriend” the internal conflict and embrace it with love and compassion.
Are you constantly contradicting yourself? A part of you wants to grow and transform into your “true” self, but then you feel as though you are self-sabotaging again. You question how you can work on yourself when you are the one preventing the growth. Pablo Neruda’s poem "We Are Many" describes the internal conflict that many of us feel. As a psychotherapist, I noticed that my clients needed something more than just traditional talk therapy. This realization led me to become a Certified Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapist to help people “befriend” the internal conflict and embrace it with love and compassion.
(615) 307-4092 View (615) 307-4092
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Jones Zimmerman
Licensed Professional Counselor, Jones Zimmerman
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37212
Most of the folks I work with have experienced relational trauma (abuse/neglect), dysfunctional family systems, and/or social marginalization. Our brains and nervous systems are incredibly resilient and creative in adapting to these challenges. Ironically, sometimes the very adaptations that once helped us survive keep us stuck in painful patterns. My clients often struggle with chronic anxiety, panic attacks, overwhelming emotions, or numbness and disconnection. They may feel intense self-doubt or internal criticism. They may long for close connections but also feel terrified of relationships.
Most of the folks I work with have experienced relational trauma (abuse/neglect), dysfunctional family systems, and/or social marginalization. Our brains and nervous systems are incredibly resilient and creative in adapting to these challenges. Ironically, sometimes the very adaptations that once helped us survive keep us stuck in painful patterns. My clients often struggle with chronic anxiety, panic attacks, overwhelming emotions, or numbness and disconnection. They may feel intense self-doubt or internal criticism. They may long for close connections but also feel terrified of relationships.
(615) 375-4389 View (615) 375-4389
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Jana Pressley
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37219
Waitlist for new clients
As a clinical psychologist with over 25 years of experience, I specialize in working with individuals, couples, and families who have been impacted by complex trauma. We are shaped most profoundly by our earliest and closest relationships, and when those relationships have been fraught with chronic adversity – either due to neglect and abuse, or due to unintentional or unavoidable life adversity – we tend to struggle emotionally, behaviorally, and interpersonally with the impact of early life trauma exposure. Treatment is most effective when one is able to find a safe space to identify the root of those struggles.
As a clinical psychologist with over 25 years of experience, I specialize in working with individuals, couples, and families who have been impacted by complex trauma. We are shaped most profoundly by our earliest and closest relationships, and when those relationships have been fraught with chronic adversity – either due to neglect and abuse, or due to unintentional or unavoidable life adversity – we tend to struggle emotionally, behaviorally, and interpersonally with the impact of early life trauma exposure. Treatment is most effective when one is able to find a safe space to identify the root of those struggles.
(781) 590-3580 View (781) 590-3580
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Gayden McFarlin Fite
Counselor, MEd, LPC, MHSP, LICDC, TTS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37216
I have over 20 years experience in private practice and institutional settings. I work with individuals and couples. I use traditional talk therapy methods as well as instituting new approaches such as the use of EMDR for those suffering from trauma.
I have over 20 years experience in private practice and institutional settings. I work with individuals and couples. I use traditional talk therapy methods as well as instituting new approaches such as the use of EMDR for those suffering from trauma.
(615) 576-0972 View (615) 576-0972
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Serenity Counseling & Mediation Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MFT, LPC, CLC, Interns
Verified Verified
Hendersonville, TN 37075
Serenity Counseling Center provides a safe, confidential opportunity for people to experience victory over life's difficulties by using counseling framework and an environment for counselors and counselors in training. Serenity Counseling Center was established in 2007. It's our purpose of Serenity to equip individuals, couples, and families with coping skills for life's issues that are consistent. Serenity Counseling Center is staffed by master's level practitioners from every discipline, including marriage and family, divorce mediation, life coaching substance abuse, and therapy. You can see intern if no insurance or low fee needs
Serenity Counseling Center provides a safe, confidential opportunity for people to experience victory over life's difficulties by using counseling framework and an environment for counselors and counselors in training. Serenity Counseling Center was established in 2007. It's our purpose of Serenity to equip individuals, couples, and families with coping skills for life's issues that are consistent. Serenity Counseling Center is staffed by master's level practitioners from every discipline, including marriage and family, divorce mediation, life coaching substance abuse, and therapy. You can see intern if no insurance or low fee needs
(629) 302-1426 View (629) 302-1426
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Kary Valdes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Old Hickory, TN 37138
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in treating children and adolescents. I have been working with children for over 20 years and truly enjoy seeing children move from timid and anxious to confident and self assured. I can help kids deal with divorce, death, abuse, anxiety and many other issues that affect children and adolescents. I will help them to be better at dealing with life as it comes to them and to be more assured when things get hard. I am a Consultant with EMDR which is trauma therapy. I also see adults for EMDR as well with children and adolescents.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in treating children and adolescents. I have been working with children for over 20 years and truly enjoy seeing children move from timid and anxious to confident and self assured. I can help kids deal with divorce, death, abuse, anxiety and many other issues that affect children and adolescents. I will help them to be better at dealing with life as it comes to them and to be more assured when things get hard. I am a Consultant with EMDR which is trauma therapy. I also see adults for EMDR as well with children and adolescents.
(615) 282-5138 View (615) 282-5138
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KBR Serenity Mind, Body Practice
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37206  (Online Only)
Greetings! I'm Karen Roberts, a licensed clinical social worker with over 25 years of experience in working with individuals, families, and groups in community. In therapy, my approach is to meet you where you are on your journey and collaborate towards achieving your goals. By envisioning what changes you desire in your life, you have already taken the first step. Perhaps you aim to be more vibrant, energetic, decisive, and purposeful. Imagine the possibilities if you could tap into these qualities. What would your life look like and how would you feel?
Greetings! I'm Karen Roberts, a licensed clinical social worker with over 25 years of experience in working with individuals, families, and groups in community. In therapy, my approach is to meet you where you are on your journey and collaborate towards achieving your goals. By envisioning what changes you desire in your life, you have already taken the first step. Perhaps you aim to be more vibrant, energetic, decisive, and purposeful. Imagine the possibilities if you could tap into these qualities. What would your life look like and how would you feel?
(615) 492-3396 View (615) 492-3396
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Sheri Frey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37203
Does it seem like everyone else is living their best life, but the story of your life is not what you would like it to be? Do many of your relationships feel difficult, one-sided, or disappointing? Do you feel like you prioritize everyone else's needs over your own? Do you feel anxious or guilty when you think you've let someone down? Do you sometimes feel underappreciated because you do so much for others and get so little in return? If you want help to discover the root of the problems, fix toxic patterns, navigate difficult relationships confidently, and find joy, let's work to make the next part of your story a really great one.
Does it seem like everyone else is living their best life, but the story of your life is not what you would like it to be? Do many of your relationships feel difficult, one-sided, or disappointing? Do you feel like you prioritize everyone else's needs over your own? Do you feel anxious or guilty when you think you've let someone down? Do you sometimes feel underappreciated because you do so much for others and get so little in return? If you want help to discover the root of the problems, fix toxic patterns, navigate difficult relationships confidently, and find joy, let's work to make the next part of your story a really great one.
(615) 551-1299 View (615) 551-1299
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Sara Jane Tinker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR, SEP®
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37201  (Online Only)
Want to restore your self-worth, create healthy patterns, and form a loving, authentic, and real relationship with someone meaningful? Have more friends? Stop over-thinking and over-reacting? Live more in the present moment with peace and joy? End worry? Somatic Experiencing Therapist I can help with specific needs like recovering from stress or trauma of an accident, illness, assault, chronic pain & stress disorders, loss, infidelity, or breakups; easing specific symptoms such as anxiety, depression, mood swings, PTSD & Complex Trauma, or addictive behaviors. I work with the range of personality disorders and mood disorders.
Want to restore your self-worth, create healthy patterns, and form a loving, authentic, and real relationship with someone meaningful? Have more friends? Stop over-thinking and over-reacting? Live more in the present moment with peace and joy? End worry? Somatic Experiencing Therapist I can help with specific needs like recovering from stress or trauma of an accident, illness, assault, chronic pain & stress disorders, loss, infidelity, or breakups; easing specific symptoms such as anxiety, depression, mood swings, PTSD & Complex Trauma, or addictive behaviors. I work with the range of personality disorders and mood disorders.
(615) 488-6131 View (615) 488-6131
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Stephen Hopkins
Psychologist, Psy, D, MHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37212
There are moments in life when we can hit an emotional road block. New challenges may present themselves that are difficult to overcome alone. Life can become either overwhelming or we can learn new coping strategies and overcome old wounds. These difficulties do not have to derail us. This is why I strive to help people return to a place where they can grow and flourish to their fullest potential. I believe in an integrated vision of the human person. As a psychologist, I seek healing that acknowledges the interdependent psychological, biological and spiritual aspects of my clients.
There are moments in life when we can hit an emotional road block. New challenges may present themselves that are difficult to overcome alone. Life can become either overwhelming or we can learn new coping strategies and overcome old wounds. These difficulties do not have to derail us. This is why I strive to help people return to a place where they can grow and flourish to their fullest potential. I believe in an integrated vision of the human person. As a psychologist, I seek healing that acknowledges the interdependent psychological, biological and spiritual aspects of my clients.
(615) 745-3584 View (615) 745-3584
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Amanda Whitehurst
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SEP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37206
I am passionate about working with folks who have experienced trauma or are navigating concerns such as depression, anxiety, or interpersonal issues. My goal is to come alongside you as we pursue healing together. I believe every one of us necessitates some additional support when our experiences feel unmanageable. While often difficult to initiate, meeting with someone can be the catalyst for growth.
I am passionate about working with folks who have experienced trauma or are navigating concerns such as depression, anxiety, or interpersonal issues. My goal is to come alongside you as we pursue healing together. I believe every one of us necessitates some additional support when our experiences feel unmanageable. While often difficult to initiate, meeting with someone can be the catalyst for growth.
(615) 237-7267 View (615) 237-7267
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Leah Steakley Long
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37212
Whether you are looking to get sober, stay sober, work on healthy relationships and healthy communication styles or past traumas, I am here to help you reach your therapeutic goals. I believe in therapy and I believe that if you stick with it you will see significant changes in your life.
Whether you are looking to get sober, stay sober, work on healthy relationships and healthy communication styles or past traumas, I am here to help you reach your therapeutic goals. I believe in therapy and I believe that if you stick with it you will see significant changes in your life.
(615) 703-6871 View (615) 703-6871
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.