Dissociative Disorders (DID) Therapists in Steilacoom, WA

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Roxanne Peterson
Counselor, PhD, RN, LMHC
Verified
Verified
My approach to counseling is friendly, open and gentle. Together we will explore and discover beliefs and emotions that are keeping you stuck, anxious, sad, angry or fearful. Awareness arising from this journey begins a natural internal re-modeling process that results in a sense of connection with your true Self and your own inner wisdom. Space emerges for automatic reactions to become choiceful responses. Overwhelming emotions become manageable and even sources of wisdom. Previously unknown options become apparent, allowing for more focus, clarity and effectiveness in all realms of your life: (physical, emotional mental and spiritual).
(253) 221-6789
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Steilacoom, WA 98388
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Mark Lins
Counselor, MS, NCC
Verified
Verified
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
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Tacoma, WA 98409
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Amber Marie Norris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSWAIC
Verified
Verified
I have experience serving those with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), previously known as multiple personality disorder, as well as Complex PTSD, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder.
I am a trauma-focused, strength-based perspective therapist. I actively work to provide a space that feels safe to share your innermost experiences. How I do that is by providing a space of unconditional positive regard. You can also expect that we will collaborate on goals for therapy - talk about traumatic experiences, and connect with your inner child in addition to your secure sense of self.
(206) 889-6486
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Tacoma, WA 98401
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Luís Merced
Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCC, CCTP-II, AF-EMDR
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
My caseload is currently full. I don't anticipate having more slots until late fall. I have worked with many different cultural backgrounds, as well as those with differing spiritual beliefs. Since attaining my Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, I have pursued many therapeutic techniques to help my clients. My clinical interests include treating trauma for adults as a Certified Complex Trauma Professional Level 2, adolescents, and children as well as providing LGBTQIA+ affirmative psychotherapy to sexual minorities.
(206) 401-9751
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Tacoma, WA 98406
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Kira Mogilevsky
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Healing happens through experience, and having a consistent, non-judgmental ear can help you see things in a new light. Together we may talk, move, create and explore your feelings. If you're tired of letting your trauma run the show, you've come to the right place. I will guide you through depth work so that you can reconnect to the source, get to know yourself, and come to terms with the past. Maybe you've hit a wall with talk therapy. Perhaps you want to be more present, bolster your own practice, or stop engaging in patterns that cause you pain. I approach you as a human being and help you grow into a fuller version of yourself.
(206) 558-5362
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Tacoma, WA 98401
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Holly Taylor
Counselor, MA, LMHC
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
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Tacoma, WA 98402
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Rebecca Gallagher
Counselor, MA, LMHCA, CHHC
Verified
Verified
"I must be a mermaid; I have no fear of depths & a great fear of shallow living" (A. Nin). Are you wanting a deeper experience of life? I will explore those depths with you & help you craft a life that feels more balanced, that is rich and rewarding. I am an active & supportive listener & aim to help you feel held in your own journey yet challenged to be your best self. My deepest desire is to help you meet your own goals for balance, relationships, health & happiness so that you can truly feel the joy of living an enchanted life.
(425) 947-2838
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Tacoma, WA 98407
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Key Point Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
What is essential? Now more than ever we are debating this question. For some, this has led to considerable amounts of stress and difficulty managing their daily lives. For those already struggling, or to those with newfound struggles, let's build a path forward--together.
(253) 313-9005
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Tacoma, WA 98403
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Peter Elliot Thomas
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
My goal as your therapist is to help you develop a deep sense of your authentic self, and to cultivate your own strength and confidence in your ability to handle what life throws at you. We will work together primarily through the lens of Internal Family Systems (IFS), an intuitive and evidence-based approach to therapy. Have you ever used the phrase "Part of me feels..." to describe an internal conflict? IFS takes the idea of "parts" and provides a framework for healing the wounded parts of yourself. By approaching these "parts" with compassion and understanding, we create new space for you to live your life free of old burdens.
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Tacoma, WA 98403
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K. Armand
Counselor, PhD, LMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My Mission: To guide people - to sense their connection to the heart-mind, to rediscover their inner power by establishing present moment awareness and learning how to create more freedom from emotional pain through the application of the psychotherapeutic process, compassionate listening, and, if applicable, spiritual practices such as Yoga therapy.
(206) 535-2646
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Tacoma, WA 98407
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Kristen Allott
ND, LAC
1 Endorsed
1 Endorsed
Fall and Winter of 2022, we are currently accepting new clients. I specialize in working with people who have tried "everything"... every medication, every diet trend, different types of doctors (and therapists)...and describe themselves as "broken" in some way. I start by looking for hypoglycemia, nutrient deficits, inflammation, and hormonal dysregulation. These are often overlooked contributors to fatigue, depression, brain fog, anxiety, and insomnia, which medication and therapy can not directly address.
(206) 237-4391 x206579
Tacoma, WA 98406
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Niles Woods
Counselor, LMHCA, MHP
Verified
Verified
Sometimes personal tragedy strikes and you need to talk. Often systemic oppression and microaggressions can cause depression, anxiety and PTSD. I believe that hope is an endurant quality that gets us through the hardest parts of our life. Counseling is about restoring hope and advocacy within the context of an apathetic society. I teach self advocacy skills and boundary setting. My overall approach is compassion focused. I believe that clients know what is in their best interest and I hope to assist you in reaching your goals.
(253) 387-1988
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Tacoma, WA 98402
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Ignite A Path to Wellness
Verified
Verified
Counseling is most effective when taking a collaborative and holistic approach. The Ignite team strives to create a strong, therapeutic relationship built on trust, respect, responsibility, empathy, and open-mindedness. We offer a safe and supportive space to explore aspects of the 'self' and life experiences that make up the 'self'. Our staff is trauma-trained and trauma informed. We value our ability to hear the unheard and to help clients find their voice of empowerment.
(253) 242-8587
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Tacoma, WA 98402
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Sundee Vandiver
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, CPC
Verified
Verified
Let's get through this "Dark Winter" together! Mental health therapy doesn't have to be a luxury. No Insurance? State Insurance? Medicaid? Medicare? You can't let the insurance companies determine your mental wellness. Do you have anxiety or depression because the world is a scary place? I have an 8-week protocol that is designed to recognize your vulnerablities to the stressors of today that will enable you to take control of your life once and for all! Give yourself the gift of change. Let me help you make the changes you need to live the life you deserve. $500 special for an 8-week quick revamp of your mental health. Contact me!
(253) 342-4282
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Tacoma, WA 98408
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Holly Zwolinski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSA, LICSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I believe that fostering an open and collaborative therapeutic relationship with clients is key to getting the most out of therapy. Together we are able to focus on gaining insight into interpersonal relationships and identifying the patterns that affect them. I specialize in working with adults who are experiencing various issues related to trauma, stress, and life adjustments.
(360) 299-5623
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Tacoma, WA 98401
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Therese Brooks
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with women: daughters, mothers, sisters, aunts, and grandmothers, and the people who desire to enjoy healthy, loving relationships with them. Together we work to develop the insight and skills necessary to experience the pleasure of love. We may explore trauma, loss, grief, anger, repressed desire, lack of vitality, and current challenging relationships. My orientation is analytical, depth/archetypal, and feminist. I am trained to listen for ways in which your own unconscious is your truest guidance. Through this connection you can access your most satisfying, unique potential. Above all, I am committed to female empowerment.
(360) 967-9903
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Tacoma, WA 98403
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J Rourke
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
The most important stories inside of us always find a way to speak. Sometimes they speak loudly, and sometimes just a whisper; in the thoughts we have, the way we feel, the way our bodies feel. Your anxiety, your memories, your relationship struggles, your deep identity questions. These stories live in our bodies, often uncomfortably or distressingly. In therapy, we can attend to these stories with compassion, and learn to understand how every part of you belongs to your whole self.
(253) 201-4665
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Tacoma, WA 98402
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Nathan Rhoads
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Entering into therapy is a courageous decision to pursue life in response to whatever struggles and concerns have gotten your attention. Everyone bears experiences that have had an alienating and destructive impact on our relationship with others and with ourselves. Without the support of another to work through these experiences and use them for our growth, these destructive effects often compound over time as we cope and try to heal on our own. Counseling is an opportunity to receive the kind of support that can enable you to find not only relief, but the goodness you have struggled to access in yourself and your relationships.
(253) 201-2550
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University Place, WA 98466
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Gamsa Counseling PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSWAIC
Verified
Verified
You need to feel like you can be fully yourself. To be able to set boundaries, thrive, and be healthy in your relationships. Therapy is for someone like you - a regular person, struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder... who sometimes doesn’t like how you feel about yourself or your relationships. Given the social pressures and systemic influences in your life, these feelings become more complex and painful with time. You don’t need someone to solve everything, fix you, or expect you to be happy, but you long to be authentic and vulnerable with yourself and for others to feel they can be the same with you.
(253) 242-9957
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Tacoma, WA 98409
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Dana M. Myers
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
COVID-19 update: We remain open and are following state regulations for healthcare settings. This includes the current mask order 20-03.10 of the Washington State secretary of health. Please cancel your appointment if you are sick. Telehealth sessions available with most insurances, please call for more details.
(253) 271-4836
Lakewood, WA 98499
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Dissociative Disorders (DID) Therapists

How does therapy for dissociative disorders work?

Dissociation may be triggered by stress or other upsetting circumstances, and therapy can address the traumatic events at the core of an individual’s dissociation. Understanding why a person may dissociate can help the therapist and the individual come up with alternative methods of coping. A person with a dissociative disorder may get stuck on negative thinking, for example, and treatment like cognitive behavioral therapy is a gold standard for breaking such thinking. And dialectical behavior therapy, for example, can help a person manage their anguish through better emotion regulation.

Which therapies are best for dissociative disorders?

Specific approaches used by professionals include cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavior, psychodynamic, schema therapies, among others. Cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavior therapies are two widely used therapies that can help individuals with painful memories and past traumas. These therapies work to integrate an individual's different identities into one person.

Are there specific medications for dissociation?

There are no specific medications prescribed for dissociative disorders. However, psychosis, depression, anxiety, and/or panic often co-occur in dissociative disorders. A psychiatrist may prescribe medications for any accompanying symptom—which may include antipsychotics like aripiprazole, antidepressants like selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or anti-anxiety drugs like benzodiazepines.

How often and how long are therapy sessions?

Like any type of therapy, sessions depend on the individual. Patients may see improvement within 15 to 20 sessions, at an average of 50 minutes per session, others may opt for 20 to 30 sessions over, perhaps, a six-month period. There are still other patients, especially those who have co-occurring conditions like depression and anxiety, who may need to continue sessions for up to 12 to 18 months.