Dissociative Disorders (DID) Therapists in Seattle, WA

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Mark Lins
Counselor, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98188
Mark’s first love has always been in practice with family and individual counseling. After managing, he decided to enter into private practice, currently with the Mindful Therapy Group. Mark provides individual, couples, family and group psychotherapy services to people with a variety of mental and emotional difficulties including depression, anxiety, attention deficit, multiple personality, anti-social and other personality issues. Mark has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults from different backgrounds, cultures, and unique circumstances.
Mark’s first love has always been in practice with family and individual counseling. After managing, he decided to enter into private practice, currently with the Mindful Therapy Group. Mark provides individual, couples, family and group psychotherapy services to people with a variety of mental and emotional difficulties including depression, anxiety, attention deficit, multiple personality, anti-social and other personality issues. Mark has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults from different backgrounds, cultures, and unique circumstances.
(206) 594-3515 View (206) 594-3515
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Angelica Nevarez
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98107  (Online Only)
We are in the midst of a transition that holds enormous potential for us to shift and become conscious of how we will emerge in a new reality. There is a greater awareness among us all about what is not working both personally and collectively. I am here as a guide to walk with you through this portal of change. I am a trauma-informed therapist and my approach to therapy acknowledges the impact that stressful experiences can have on our mind, body, and spirit. I can support you in releasing any deeply embedded patterns that limit your ability to feel connected.
We are in the midst of a transition that holds enormous potential for us to shift and become conscious of how we will emerge in a new reality. There is a greater awareness among us all about what is not working both personally and collectively. I am here as a guide to walk with you through this portal of change. I am a trauma-informed therapist and my approach to therapy acknowledges the impact that stressful experiences can have on our mind, body, and spirit. I can support you in releasing any deeply embedded patterns that limit your ability to feel connected.
(206) 278-9324 View (206) 278-9324
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Anna Jannack
Counselor, BFA, MA, LMHC, AT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98116
Have you been searching for a therapist but haven't been able to find one with whom you feel a strong connection? Have you been feeling like your life lacks meaning or direction? Are you being overwhelmed by feelings of sadness, irritability, emptiness or negativity? Are you wondering who that person is staring back at you in the mirror every day? Finding a therapist can be a challenging task. You want to find someone with whom you feel safe and can trust.
Have you been searching for a therapist but haven't been able to find one with whom you feel a strong connection? Have you been feeling like your life lacks meaning or direction? Are you being overwhelmed by feelings of sadness, irritability, emptiness or negativity? Are you wondering who that person is staring back at you in the mirror every day? Finding a therapist can be a challenging task. You want to find someone with whom you feel safe and can trust.
(425) 441-3364 View (425) 441-3364
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Steve Hammil Counseling
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98101
I am particularly interested in working with people struggling with the on going effects of adverse childhood experiences like abuse, neglect and loss; especially those of early childhood. Often people suffering from the painful effects of traumatic experiences have never really felt whole, known peace or felt truly acceptable. Much too often they blame themselves. Bouts of depression and anxiety are all too frequent. In therapy you undo the underlying causes of fear, shame and grief that drive depression, anxiety and dissociation. You learn to live a life that is meaningful, present focused and free from the shadows of the past.
I am particularly interested in working with people struggling with the on going effects of adverse childhood experiences like abuse, neglect and loss; especially those of early childhood. Often people suffering from the painful effects of traumatic experiences have never really felt whole, known peace or felt truly acceptable. Much too often they blame themselves. Bouts of depression and anxiety are all too frequent. In therapy you undo the underlying causes of fear, shame and grief that drive depression, anxiety and dissociation. You learn to live a life that is meaningful, present focused and free from the shadows of the past.
(253) 248-4318 View (253) 248-4318
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James Paul Nole
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98122
Trauma leaves us feeling broken, ashamed, and disconnected from our true selves. You may be fed up with feeling triggered in everyday situations, isolated from friends who can’t understand, or guilt over what happened to you. It may even feel like this will last forever. Either way, you’re ready for some relief and actual change. You’re ready to enjoy deep relationships without your past getting in the way. You’re ready to rediscover your true self. Most of all, you’re ready to love yourself again & to face your future with a sense of hope.
Trauma leaves us feeling broken, ashamed, and disconnected from our true selves. You may be fed up with feeling triggered in everyday situations, isolated from friends who can’t understand, or guilt over what happened to you. It may even feel like this will last forever. Either way, you’re ready for some relief and actual change. You’re ready to enjoy deep relationships without your past getting in the way. You’re ready to rediscover your true self. Most of all, you’re ready to love yourself again & to face your future with a sense of hope.
(206) 809-7518 View (206) 809-7518
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Shannon Wittevrongel
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98121
I specialize in eating disorders, dissociative disorders & complex trauma, anxiety, depression, and life transitions. Our bodies hold deep wisdom but for many, as a result of trauma, emotional and physical distress, and systemic oppression, to name a few, the connection to this wisdom has been disrupted and damaged. I will meet you where ever you are at in the process as we learn to listen to what your body and story hold.
I specialize in eating disorders, dissociative disorders & complex trauma, anxiety, depression, and life transitions. Our bodies hold deep wisdom but for many, as a result of trauma, emotional and physical distress, and systemic oppression, to name a few, the connection to this wisdom has been disrupted and damaged. I will meet you where ever you are at in the process as we learn to listen to what your body and story hold.
(206) 203-9799 View (206) 203-9799
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Lydia Carrick: EMDR Intensives
Counselor, LMHC, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98118
I am a certified EMDR therapist and Approved EMDR Consultant. I enjoy working with complex trauma, attachment issues, and dissociative disorders. I have experience in the community mental health setting, jail system, and teaching in the community college level. I've settled into private practice because I love being with and connecting with clients.
I am a certified EMDR therapist and Approved EMDR Consultant. I enjoy working with complex trauma, attachment issues, and dissociative disorders. I have experience in the community mental health setting, jail system, and teaching in the community college level. I've settled into private practice because I love being with and connecting with clients.
(206) 222-9144 View (206) 222-9144
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Holly Taylor
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Not Verified Not Verified
Seattle, WA 98136
Integration of traumatic memories will elicit profound change, and enable us to feel and act from the love that is inherent in all people. I believe we are best able to become more aware of ourselves through studying our relationships. I will work with you to discover how you relate to others; we will study how your brain functions to bring past experiences into the present moment, distorting your sense of self and creating conflict. Clearing trauma can enable you to differentiate between then and now, so you are more free to make conscious choices about how you relate today.
Integration of traumatic memories will elicit profound change, and enable us to feel and act from the love that is inherent in all people. I believe we are best able to become more aware of ourselves through studying our relationships. I will work with you to discover how you relate to others; we will study how your brain functions to bring past experiences into the present moment, distorting your sense of self and creating conflict. Clearing trauma can enable you to differentiate between then and now, so you are more free to make conscious choices about how you relate today.
(206) 504-2246 View (206) 504-2246
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Caroline Colombo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSWAIC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98119  (Online Only)
Hello! I’m a queer therapist specializing in LGBTQ+ mental health, with a focus in anxiety and relationships. I aim to develop a space that feels supportive and safe as we collaboratively examine client concerns, explore solutions, and celebrate growth. My work is rooted in evidence-based practices including cognitive processing and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT); I work with clients to consider patterns in their thoughts and behaviors, make changes, create meaning, and live more fulfilling lives. I am kink- and polyamory affirming. I always tailor my approach to the needs of each individual client.
Hello! I’m a queer therapist specializing in LGBTQ+ mental health, with a focus in anxiety and relationships. I aim to develop a space that feels supportive and safe as we collaboratively examine client concerns, explore solutions, and celebrate growth. My work is rooted in evidence-based practices including cognitive processing and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT); I work with clients to consider patterns in their thoughts and behaviors, make changes, create meaning, and live more fulfilling lives. I am kink- and polyamory affirming. I always tailor my approach to the needs of each individual client.
(206) 775-7088 View (206) 775-7088
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Dr. Kristy Carangi
Counselor, LMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98121  (Online Only)
I see a wide range of clients, although I specialize in childhood trauma and CPTSD, relationships, anxiety, ADHD, and LGBTQ issues. I work with both couples and individuals, as well as children and adolescents. Therapy focus may include relationship conflict, anxiety control, satisfaction in both your personal life and work, focus and motivation, and building a sense of "feeling whole" or "complete." I've helped countless clients move from a place of feeling stuck and dissatisfied, to one of happiness and flourishing. I also offer specialized care to transgender and questioning clients, including transition-related counseling.
I see a wide range of clients, although I specialize in childhood trauma and CPTSD, relationships, anxiety, ADHD, and LGBTQ issues. I work with both couples and individuals, as well as children and adolescents. Therapy focus may include relationship conflict, anxiety control, satisfaction in both your personal life and work, focus and motivation, and building a sense of "feeling whole" or "complete." I've helped countless clients move from a place of feeling stuck and dissatisfied, to one of happiness and flourishing. I also offer specialized care to transgender and questioning clients, including transition-related counseling.
(206) 208-6954 View (206) 208-6954
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Annette Ramos-Miranda
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, MHP
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98101  (Online Only)
As human being, I know that life situations could be difficult to manage by our own. However, past traumas, bad relationships (toxic/domestic abuse), stress, divorces, financial struggles, mental health disorders, depression, grieves...DON"T have to determine our life moving forward. IT IS POSSIBLE to recover from those big stones that we find in our life path! I love to work with my clients from a healing/recovery perspective and none judgmental attitude to help them get a better quality of life.
As human being, I know that life situations could be difficult to manage by our own. However, past traumas, bad relationships (toxic/domestic abuse), stress, divorces, financial struggles, mental health disorders, depression, grieves...DON"T have to determine our life moving forward. IT IS POSSIBLE to recover from those big stones that we find in our life path! I love to work with my clients from a healing/recovery perspective and none judgmental attitude to help them get a better quality of life.
(253) 215-1986 View (253) 215-1986
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Connor Burgess
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98112
I see healing as the process of understanding the patterns that influence our perception of, and how we act within, the world that surrounds us. For many, these patterns might have been protective, at one point in time, though might not be serving our needs in the present. Therapy offers a space to feel seen, heard, and accepted. I believe that the individual is the expert on their life, and I trust their experience. I seek to follow the client while noticing my own curiosity that I have cultivated through schooling and experience working in the field of psychology.
I see healing as the process of understanding the patterns that influence our perception of, and how we act within, the world that surrounds us. For many, these patterns might have been protective, at one point in time, though might not be serving our needs in the present. Therapy offers a space to feel seen, heard, and accepted. I believe that the individual is the expert on their life, and I trust their experience. I seek to follow the client while noticing my own curiosity that I have cultivated through schooling and experience working in the field of psychology.
(206) 455-6247 View (206) 455-6247
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Ritsu Itoi
Counselor, MEd, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98119  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome! Looking for a therapist can be daunting. I applaud you for taking steps to help yourself. My clients typically come to me because they are suffering from high levels of stress or anxiety. They feel overwhelmed and panicky, are not able to stop worrying, or feel irritable and angry. Often they are puzzled by the intensity of their own emotional responses and they blame themselves for “overreacting”. Sounds familiar? There is nothing wrong with you. Your past memories, likely traumatic ones, may be intensifying your responses.
Welcome! Looking for a therapist can be daunting. I applaud you for taking steps to help yourself. My clients typically come to me because they are suffering from high levels of stress or anxiety. They feel overwhelmed and panicky, are not able to stop worrying, or feel irritable and angry. Often they are puzzled by the intensity of their own emotional responses and they blame themselves for “overreacting”. Sounds familiar? There is nothing wrong with you. Your past memories, likely traumatic ones, may be intensifying your responses.
(206) 483-1125 View (206) 483-1125
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Monique Ngo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98118  (Online Only)
I am an integrative and culturally sensitive driven therapist who works with teens and adults to unlearn systemic inequalities and process intergenerational trauma, grief, and anxiety, so you can confidently befriend your feelings, navigate life transitions, step into authenticity, and feel more at home in yourself. Often times when we are going through something difficult, it can be hard to see our way out. This may lead to spiraling thoughts, a lost sense of security & safety, thinking "I'm not good enough", consistently feeling on edge, and feeling disconnected from ourselves and others.
I am an integrative and culturally sensitive driven therapist who works with teens and adults to unlearn systemic inequalities and process intergenerational trauma, grief, and anxiety, so you can confidently befriend your feelings, navigate life transitions, step into authenticity, and feel more at home in yourself. Often times when we are going through something difficult, it can be hard to see our way out. This may lead to spiraling thoughts, a lost sense of security & safety, thinking "I'm not good enough", consistently feeling on edge, and feeling disconnected from ourselves and others.
(206) 823-2701 View (206) 823-2701
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Derek McClure
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98126
Waitlist for new clients
Experiencing challenges and distress is an inherent aspect of life, as is our ability to access the resources and strengths to meet these challenges. We have developed patterned ways of being and thinking that may not serve us the way they used to resulting in anxiety, restlessness, depression, withdrawal, sleep disruption, relational conflict, loss of interest in life, or dissatisfaction with work to name a few. I view therapy as a hopeful process of self-discovery and meaning-making that leads to lasting changes including improved mental and emotional well-being and behavior change. I offer individual therapy for adults and teens.
Experiencing challenges and distress is an inherent aspect of life, as is our ability to access the resources and strengths to meet these challenges. We have developed patterned ways of being and thinking that may not serve us the way they used to resulting in anxiety, restlessness, depression, withdrawal, sleep disruption, relational conflict, loss of interest in life, or dissatisfaction with work to name a few. I view therapy as a hopeful process of self-discovery and meaning-making that leads to lasting changes including improved mental and emotional well-being and behavior change. I offer individual therapy for adults and teens.
(206) 866-6299 View (206) 866-6299
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Kyra Haglund
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SEP, ERYT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98116  (Online Only)
Kyra Haglund, LCSW, SEP, E-RYT, is a clinical social worker and Somatic Experiencing practitioner dedicated to working with adolescents and adults in individual and group therapy. She is an integrative therapist that draws on traditional psychodynamic and cognitive interventions, mindfulness practices, and somatic psychotherapy to meet the individual needs of each client. Kyra views therapy as an active process between client and therapist. Within the safe and compassionate environment of the therapeutic relationship, new perspectives on life's challenges and the ability to make healthier choices emerge. The underlying goal is to help the client live a more fulfilling life.
Kyra Haglund, LCSW, SEP, E-RYT, is a clinical social worker and Somatic Experiencing practitioner dedicated to working with adolescents and adults in individual and group therapy. She is an integrative therapist that draws on traditional psychodynamic and cognitive interventions, mindfulness practices, and somatic psychotherapy to meet the individual needs of each client. Kyra views therapy as an active process between client and therapist. Within the safe and compassionate environment of the therapeutic relationship, new perspectives on life's challenges and the ability to make healthier choices emerge. The underlying goal is to help the client live a more fulfilling life.
(310) 499-2685 View (310) 499-2685
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Alyxx S Berg
Counselor, MS, LMHC, CDP
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98115  (Online Only)
Hi - I'm Alyxx. My pronouns are they/she. My ideal client is someone living on the fringes, someone who feels like they have never quite fit in with the thin/white/cis/het esthetic that is so predominant in our culture. If you are ready to do the work to change, I'm ready to walk that path with you!
Hi - I'm Alyxx. My pronouns are they/she. My ideal client is someone living on the fringes, someone who feels like they have never quite fit in with the thin/white/cis/het esthetic that is so predominant in our culture. If you are ready to do the work to change, I'm ready to walk that path with you!
(206) 984-3113 View (206) 984-3113
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Scott Campbell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98112  (Online Only)
Do you want to experience true intimacy and deeper connection in your relationships? Are you bothered by painful emotions, anger, anxiety, depression, or a sense of emptiness in your life? Or maybe you aren't suffering but would like to get more out of your life, sexual life, or relationships? I can help! I have over two decades of experience helping adults and couples transcend emotional suffering and discover their true selves leading to happier people and more fulfilling relationships.
Do you want to experience true intimacy and deeper connection in your relationships? Are you bothered by painful emotions, anger, anxiety, depression, or a sense of emptiness in your life? Or maybe you aren't suffering but would like to get more out of your life, sexual life, or relationships? I can help! I have over two decades of experience helping adults and couples transcend emotional suffering and discover their true selves leading to happier people and more fulfilling relationships.
(206) 312-8309 View (206) 312-8309
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Counseling Services for Wellbeing
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98115
Often the goal of therapy is for clients to develop the capacity to resolve personal problems with the support of a therapist. The clinicians at Counseling Services for Wellbeing work collaboratively with the clients to build on their existing strengths, enhance relationships, increase and procure a support system and obtain the necessary skills and tools to lead a happier and more fulfilling life. We strive to work in a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, tailoring to each client’s individual needs and goals to help achieve the personal growth they are striving for.
Often the goal of therapy is for clients to develop the capacity to resolve personal problems with the support of a therapist. The clinicians at Counseling Services for Wellbeing work collaboratively with the clients to build on their existing strengths, enhance relationships, increase and procure a support system and obtain the necessary skills and tools to lead a happier and more fulfilling life. We strive to work in a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, tailoring to each client’s individual needs and goals to help achieve the personal growth they are striving for.
(206) 426-0366 View (206) 426-0366
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Lisa H. Brown
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98112
Does it feel like your life isn’t working for you? You’ve done everything the way you were supposed to – but you still feel burned out and discontent. Everyone around you thinks you are doing just fine. But on the inside, you feel empty and isolated. In the past, you always pushed through and made things happen (mostly for everybody else). Now, you’re feeling cynical and not good enough. If you are struggling and wanting to feel connected to your values and purpose in life, I can help.
Does it feel like your life isn’t working for you? You’ve done everything the way you were supposed to – but you still feel burned out and discontent. Everyone around you thinks you are doing just fine. But on the inside, you feel empty and isolated. In the past, you always pushed through and made things happen (mostly for everybody else). Now, you’re feeling cynical and not good enough. If you are struggling and wanting to feel connected to your values and purpose in life, I can help.
(206) 203-4757 View (206) 203-4757

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.