Dissociative Disorders (DID) Therapists in Smyrna, TN

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Tammy Barnes
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-MHS
Verified Verified
Smyrna, TN 37167
The biggest reason many don't seek counseling is the fear of reliving the past. Forward facing trauma therapy proves you don't always have to go back to move forward. There is a different way. There is a better way. We start with the symptoms of the present. Then look at how trauma affects the brain and changes how we, think, feel, and behave here in the present. Learning how to fix and reset the brain while decreasing symptoms is our goal at Sessions of Serenity. Done at your pace, in a way that helps restore safety, creates calm and empowers the client. Your past does not have to continue robbing you of your future.
The biggest reason many don't seek counseling is the fear of reliving the past. Forward facing trauma therapy proves you don't always have to go back to move forward. There is a different way. There is a better way. We start with the symptoms of the present. Then look at how trauma affects the brain and changes how we, think, feel, and behave here in the present. Learning how to fix and reset the brain while decreasing symptoms is our goal at Sessions of Serenity. Done at your pace, in a way that helps restore safety, creates calm and empowers the client. Your past does not have to continue robbing you of your future.
(615) 265-6488 View (615) 265-6488
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Carrie Bock
Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Smyrna, TN 37167
Are you ready to get unstuck from worry, obsessions, uncomfortable body sensations, traumatic memories, or shame? I believe a deeper level of healing is possible by getting to the root of the issue. I have 15 years of watching clients transform their lives, so I know it's possible for you too. Often talking alone will not get you there because your nervous system holds the keys to unlocking automatic responses. By making mind, emotion, and body connections together, we will work together to help you reach your goals. Looking to heal faster? Ask me about therapy retreat services.
Are you ready to get unstuck from worry, obsessions, uncomfortable body sensations, traumatic memories, or shame? I believe a deeper level of healing is possible by getting to the root of the issue. I have 15 years of watching clients transform their lives, so I know it's possible for you too. Often talking alone will not get you there because your nervous system holds the keys to unlocking automatic responses. By making mind, emotion, and body connections together, we will work together to help you reach your goals. Looking to heal faster? Ask me about therapy retreat services.
(615) 933-2628 View (615) 933-2628
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Nathan Jernigan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LSPE, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Smyrna, TN 37167
As a Christian Psychotherapist, I offer a faith based practice which allows my clients' spirituality to be as much of the process as they would like. My formal education is in Clinical Psychology. My practicum work as well as two Post-Masters Internships were in Marital and Family Therapy. I have two professional practice licenses granted by the State of Tennessee Department of Health Related Boards. I am a Licensed Senior Psychological Examiner and a Licensed Professional Counselor with Mental Health Service Provider designation. I am also a Nationally Certified Counselor. I have been in practice for 30+ years.
As a Christian Psychotherapist, I offer a faith based practice which allows my clients' spirituality to be as much of the process as they would like. My formal education is in Clinical Psychology. My practicum work as well as two Post-Masters Internships were in Marital and Family Therapy. I have two professional practice licenses granted by the State of Tennessee Department of Health Related Boards. I am a Licensed Senior Psychological Examiner and a Licensed Professional Counselor with Mental Health Service Provider designation. I am also a Nationally Certified Counselor. I have been in practice for 30+ years.
(615) 208-5218 View (615) 208-5218
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Dr. Scott Reeder
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MA, MMFT, CAMSII, DEdMin
Verified Verified
Smyrna, TN 37167
Meet Dr. Reeder: He is a Certified Anger Management specialist (CAMSII) with the National Anger Management Association (NAMA). He holds a Masters Degree in Counseling (MMFT), A Doctoral Degree in Counseling Education (D.Ed.Min). For over a decade Dr. Reeder has provided court approved anger classes to thousands of individuals. He has extensive training in helping individuals, couples, and family members to positively identify their triggers, learn coping and other strategies, reframe responses to anger. He teaches individuals what is good about anger, how to process it, and respond to it in a healthy manner. www.scottreeder.org
Meet Dr. Reeder: He is a Certified Anger Management specialist (CAMSII) with the National Anger Management Association (NAMA). He holds a Masters Degree in Counseling (MMFT), A Doctoral Degree in Counseling Education (D.Ed.Min). For over a decade Dr. Reeder has provided court approved anger classes to thousands of individuals. He has extensive training in helping individuals, couples, and family members to positively identify their triggers, learn coping and other strategies, reframe responses to anger. He teaches individuals what is good about anger, how to process it, and respond to it in a healthy manner. www.scottreeder.org
(615) 239-1889 View (615) 239-1889
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Timothy L Hook
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAT
Verified Verified
Smyrna, TN 37167  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I understand how life can become unmanageable and you are not able to live your best life. I have experienced and treated post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), nightmares, unwanted memories, avoidance of situations that bring back memories, heightened reactions, anxiety, depressed mood, agitation, irritability, hostility, hypervigilance, self-destructive behavior, social isolation, flashbacks, fear, severe anxiety, mistrust, loss of interest or pleasure in activities, guilt, loneliness, sleep disturbances, and emotional detachment.
I understand how life can become unmanageable and you are not able to live your best life. I have experienced and treated post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), nightmares, unwanted memories, avoidance of situations that bring back memories, heightened reactions, anxiety, depressed mood, agitation, irritability, hostility, hypervigilance, self-destructive behavior, social isolation, flashbacks, fear, severe anxiety, mistrust, loss of interest or pleasure in activities, guilt, loneliness, sleep disturbances, and emotional detachment.
(615) 285-5627 View (615) 285-5627
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Matthew Andrews
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Smyrna, TN 37167
Do you ever feel like life can be overwhelming? Has depression, anxiety, substance abuse, or other problems taken control of you life? As a therapist, I believe that everyone has the capacity to heal . Sometimes it just takes a little guidance to help you get better. I have been in this field since 2013 and have been honored to help clients achieve their goals, grow as human beings, and become happier and healthier.
Do you ever feel like life can be overwhelming? Has depression, anxiety, substance abuse, or other problems taken control of you life? As a therapist, I believe that everyone has the capacity to heal . Sometimes it just takes a little guidance to help you get better. I have been in this field since 2013 and have been honored to help clients achieve their goals, grow as human beings, and become happier and healthier.
(629) 201-7128 View (629) 201-7128
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Nakia Nyree Thomas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS
Verified Verified
Smyrna, TN 37167
Nakia Thomas is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) #1821, an Imago Therapist in Training, and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor in Mentorship. My goal is to make each and every one of my clients feel comfortable, valued, and heard. My approach is direct, relational and intimacy driven, walking with you on your journey to live life on purpose. I work with individuals, couples, and families towards healing to transform our communities through the blending of theory, practice, experience, and beliefs. Relationships are my passion, beginning with the relationship one has with self, the foundation of every relationship.
Nakia Thomas is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) #1821, an Imago Therapist in Training, and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor in Mentorship. My goal is to make each and every one of my clients feel comfortable, valued, and heard. My approach is direct, relational and intimacy driven, walking with you on your journey to live life on purpose. I work with individuals, couples, and families towards healing to transform our communities through the blending of theory, practice, experience, and beliefs. Relationships are my passion, beginning with the relationship one has with self, the foundation of every relationship.
(615) 604-0842 View (615) 604-0842
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Brandie Jones
Pre-Licensed Professional, MMFT, MBA
Not Verified Not Verified
Smyrna, TN 37167
If you're feeling stagnant, depressed, anxious, or just need a fresh start, counseling may be just what you need. I practice from a humanistic approach, considering the whole person. I am also trained in Prepare/Enrich for couples seeking premarital therapy, Brainspotting to assist in processing trauma, and Gottman Couple Techniques to assist couples in relationship issues. If you are ready to put in the work, I'm certain we can find the best approach to assist you in reaching your goals.
If you're feeling stagnant, depressed, anxious, or just need a fresh start, counseling may be just what you need. I practice from a humanistic approach, considering the whole person. I am also trained in Prepare/Enrich for couples seeking premarital therapy, Brainspotting to assist in processing trauma, and Gottman Couple Techniques to assist couples in relationship issues. If you are ready to put in the work, I'm certain we can find the best approach to assist you in reaching your goals.
(844) 960-3082 View (844) 960-3082
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Rayne Satterfield, LCSW: The Self-Care Spot
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Smyrna, TN 37167
Waitlist for new clients
I’m a Neurodivergent (ND) therapist, offering ND affirming and trauma-informed therapy. My clients are Autistic, ADHD, AuDHD, and/or a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP). They may be well into this identity, processing this new discovery, or questioning if it fits. Common goals of my clients are to deal with overstimulation, recover from burnout, manage executive functioning challenges, find meaningful relationships, improve their communication, understand and cope with their emotions, heal from trauma, and figure out who they are through an ND lens.
I’m a Neurodivergent (ND) therapist, offering ND affirming and trauma-informed therapy. My clients are Autistic, ADHD, AuDHD, and/or a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP). They may be well into this identity, processing this new discovery, or questioning if it fits. Common goals of my clients are to deal with overstimulation, recover from burnout, manage executive functioning challenges, find meaningful relationships, improve their communication, understand and cope with their emotions, heal from trauma, and figure out who they are through an ND lens.
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Dakota Lawrence
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMHSP, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Smyrna, TN 37167
Waitlist for new clients
Hi, I’m Dakota. I’m passionate about helping adults and adolescents heal from the pain of their past and grow into lives that bring them joy and fulfillment. You may be dealing with chronic pain, depression, trauma, or just feel lost or stuck. Let’s work together to figure out what brings you meaning, joy, and peace to your life.
Hi, I’m Dakota. I’m passionate about helping adults and adolescents heal from the pain of their past and grow into lives that bring them joy and fulfillment. You may be dealing with chronic pain, depression, trauma, or just feel lost or stuck. Let’s work together to figure out what brings you meaning, joy, and peace to your life.
(615) 492-9309 View (615) 492-9309

More Therapists Nearby

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Shelly Wright
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
I enjoy working with people. At times we all think about a past mistake, a missed opportunity, or an undesirable choice. But if you are constantly looking back with a nagging and paralyzing sense of regret, you may not be able to see or enjoy what is good about your life today. If you are looking in the rearview mirror of life, you are not living in the present, and you may have given up on the future. If you have experienced trauma and feel stuck, whether it occurred recently or a long time ago, there is a way forward although you may not see the steps through which to change your life for the better.
I enjoy working with people. At times we all think about a past mistake, a missed opportunity, or an undesirable choice. But if you are constantly looking back with a nagging and paralyzing sense of regret, you may not be able to see or enjoy what is good about your life today. If you are looking in the rearview mirror of life, you are not living in the present, and you may have given up on the future. If you have experienced trauma and feel stuck, whether it occurred recently or a long time ago, there is a way forward although you may not see the steps through which to change your life for the better.
(615) 933-2119 View (615) 933-2119
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Grace Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
The ability to meet people right where they are is such a powerful and sacred space. We at Grace Wellness embrace any opportunity to be allowed into that space during some of the most difficult times in life. It is our ultimate goal as therapists to provide the support, guidance, and listening ear to help you navigate this sometimes, tumultuous journey called life. You are already equipped with every tool within you to overcome obstacles, We are here to help you discover those tools. With an inviting, safe, and confidential atmosphere we here at Grace can help you learn and understand how to use those tools to enhance your life.
The ability to meet people right where they are is such a powerful and sacred space. We at Grace Wellness embrace any opportunity to be allowed into that space during some of the most difficult times in life. It is our ultimate goal as therapists to provide the support, guidance, and listening ear to help you navigate this sometimes, tumultuous journey called life. You are already equipped with every tool within you to overcome obstacles, We are here to help you discover those tools. With an inviting, safe, and confidential atmosphere we here at Grace can help you learn and understand how to use those tools to enhance your life.
(931) 442-7021 View (931) 442-7021
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Dani Neiderhiser
Pre-Licensed Professional, TLPC, NCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Developmentally in the US, we begin to truly form our identity as teenagers, but sometimes that gets stunted for one reason or another. I want to be able to walk by your side while you discover and choose who you want to be at whatever age that may happen. Anxiety, depression, and OCD are other issues I focus on.
Developmentally in the US, we begin to truly form our identity as teenagers, but sometimes that gets stunted for one reason or another. I want to be able to walk by your side while you discover and choose who you want to be at whatever age that may happen. Anxiety, depression, and OCD are other issues I focus on.
(615) 619-1507 View (615) 619-1507
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Ginger Courtney
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
**Now Accepting New Clients** I see adults and adolescents who typically present with anxiety and/or depression. If I had to name just one specialty, it would be anxiety. Most people suffer some form of it at some point in their lives. When left untreated, it can lead to more severe symptoms and a whole host of diagnoses. I practice primarily Cognitive Behavioral techniques. I will talk to you about your beliefs, expectations, and how you experience the world. I'll teach you to be more accepting of yourself, so you can stop judging and reacting from created stories. I will also help you improve foundational behaviors.
**Now Accepting New Clients** I see adults and adolescents who typically present with anxiety and/or depression. If I had to name just one specialty, it would be anxiety. Most people suffer some form of it at some point in their lives. When left untreated, it can lead to more severe symptoms and a whole host of diagnoses. I practice primarily Cognitive Behavioral techniques. I will talk to you about your beliefs, expectations, and how you experience the world. I'll teach you to be more accepting of yourself, so you can stop judging and reacting from created stories. I will also help you improve foundational behaviors.
(615) 845-5120 View (615) 845-5120

Online Therapists

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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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Scoville Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP, RPT, NCC, MS
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37205
I am a licensed professional counselor in Nashville, TN. I am passionate about helping others and I work with children, adolescents, and adults with a wide variety of presenting issues. Life is messy, full of hurts, disappointments, stressors, and grief – past and present. I want to help you get “unstuck” so you can live your best life, whatever that is for you. I have been where you are which makes me uniquely qualified to sit with you and to walk alongside you on your journey of healing. I cannot give you the answers, but I promise you will not have to find them alone.
I am a licensed professional counselor in Nashville, TN. I am passionate about helping others and I work with children, adolescents, and adults with a wide variety of presenting issues. Life is messy, full of hurts, disappointments, stressors, and grief – past and present. I want to help you get “unstuck” so you can live your best life, whatever that is for you. I have been where you are which makes me uniquely qualified to sit with you and to walk alongside you on your journey of healing. I cannot give you the answers, but I promise you will not have to find them alone.
(615) 235-5988 View (615) 235-5988
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Lisa Long
Pre-Licensed Professional, NCC, LPC, MHSP(t), CCATP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brentwood, TN 37027
We all hope for the life we want to live-to engage our hearts more fully and feel connected. Yet, we don’t all get what we need along the way to promote that life. Instead, we feel anxious, overwhelmed, and disconnected from our true selves. Sometimes, despite our resilience, creativity, and grit, we continue to struggle. We may need help. Getting help is wildly brave! No matter how severe our experience has been or how suffering has marred our capacity to cope, healing is possible! Our brains can rewire and our bodies can access better ways of being. That process begins when we can explore our needs in the context of safety.
We all hope for the life we want to live-to engage our hearts more fully and feel connected. Yet, we don’t all get what we need along the way to promote that life. Instead, we feel anxious, overwhelmed, and disconnected from our true selves. Sometimes, despite our resilience, creativity, and grit, we continue to struggle. We may need help. Getting help is wildly brave! No matter how severe our experience has been or how suffering has marred our capacity to cope, healing is possible! Our brains can rewire and our bodies can access better ways of being. That process begins when we can explore our needs in the context of safety.
(629) 276-4248 View (629) 276-4248
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Christine Wolf
MMFT, MedFT, CKAP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Juliet, TN 37122
As a Temp-Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist I meet people where they are, find their own intention for therapy, & guide them through their interpersonal relationships, thoughts, and feelings. I work from an evidence-based Collaborative/Narrative Strength Based Approach to understand the patient’s perspective and help empower them to understand their mental health through neurophysiological psychoeducation, assessments, and build coping skills for everyday life stressors. I see patients with chronic illness, depression, anxiety, Trauma (PTSD, Complex), relationship distress/conflict. I work with individuals, couples, and families.
As a Temp-Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist I meet people where they are, find their own intention for therapy, & guide them through their interpersonal relationships, thoughts, and feelings. I work from an evidence-based Collaborative/Narrative Strength Based Approach to understand the patient’s perspective and help empower them to understand their mental health through neurophysiological psychoeducation, assessments, and build coping skills for everyday life stressors. I see patients with chronic illness, depression, anxiety, Trauma (PTSD, Complex), relationship distress/conflict. I work with individuals, couples, and families.
(615) 845-5951 View (615) 845-5951
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Jennifer Lynn Dressler
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clarksville, TN 37043
I enjoy working with people from all walks of life. It is my desire to help people who have difficulty in daily life due to mental health issues and past traumas move to a place of healing and wholeness. I will guide your journey into healing and give you tools to become the person you have always imagined....the person who is not controlled by their past, fear, sadness or worry.
I enjoy working with people from all walks of life. It is my desire to help people who have difficulty in daily life due to mental health issues and past traumas move to a place of healing and wholeness. I will guide your journey into healing and give you tools to become the person you have always imagined....the person who is not controlled by their past, fear, sadness or worry.
(931) 391-3319 View (931) 391-3319
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Catherine Johnson Furbish
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37215
Waitlist for new clients
We all have different parts of ourselves that show up in different ways at different times. It's often the case that what leads us to seek therapy is the feeling that some of our parts are showing up either as "too big" or overwhelming or as some sort of overreaction that we can't quite understand. My goal as a therapist is to help set the conditions we all need in order to better understand the different ways we show up in the world, and why. Anxiety, PTSD, depression and other trauma-related symptoms can improve in incredible ways when we take the time to understand why.
We all have different parts of ourselves that show up in different ways at different times. It's often the case that what leads us to seek therapy is the feeling that some of our parts are showing up either as "too big" or overwhelming or as some sort of overreaction that we can't quite understand. My goal as a therapist is to help set the conditions we all need in order to better understand the different ways we show up in the world, and why. Anxiety, PTSD, depression and other trauma-related symptoms can improve in incredible ways when we take the time to understand why.
(615) 560-6794 View (615) 560-6794
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.