Are You Struggling With Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)?

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What is Dissociative Identity Disorder?

Dissociative Identity Disorder is when people experience a fragmented sense of self, with more than one ā€œpartā€ or personality that takes control of a personā€™s identity at various times. DID is usually associated with people who experienced trauma during childhood.

Available Treatment Options for DID

Therapist interventions for people with DID include psychoeducation, where a professional explains what DID is, how it can affect people, and how it affects them. From there, interventions may focus on relieving the most distressing symptoms, such as processing emotions, integrating different personalities, or understanding their role in the personā€™s experience. Some Dissociative Identity Disorder therapists and clients may focus on the childhood trauma that led to the dissociation. This focus can help a person understand the root of their disorder and can sometimes bring them clarity and more well-being.

Therapists Who Specialize in Helping Those Who Struggle With Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)

Susanna Elliot, LMFTA, CCTS

Raleigh

North Carolina

Susanna is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Associate. SheĀ specializesĀ in the treatment of complexĀ trauma, dissociative disorders, and pregnancy & infant loss.Ā SheĀ holds a Master of Arts in Marriage, Family, & Individual Counseling and is a fully trained EMDR Therapist. She also holds an advanced studies Certificate in Complex Trauma & Dissociation fromĀ The International...

Rebecca Szymanski

Albuquerque

New Mexico

I am a sole practitioner in private practice. My focus is on helping adults who struggle with depression and anxiety, a history of trauma or who have relationship problems ā€“ whether itā€™s with friends, co-workers, family members or intimate partners. In addition to working on short-term symptom reduction, I rely on an in-depth approach. This type of therapy provides insight into the dynamics beh...
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and I serve adults with a myriad of different needs. I have experience working with clients who have anxiety disorders, major depression, bipolar disorder, autism spectrum, dissociative identity disorder, ADD/ADHD, insomnia, anger management issues, relationship issues, have endured trauma, and more. Every person's journey is different and his or her...
The decision to begin therapy takes courage, and I'd like to congratulate you for taking this great leap of faith. My hope is to provide for you a safe place to heal and grow through your pain and discontent. I will meet with you where you are at in your healing without judgment, and work alongside you to empower your strengths, values, and truths. Together we will work towards gaining the skil...
I believe in treating the whole person, mind, body and spirit, as well as taking into account the past when working with you toward helping improve your future. I believe that true healing is possible and I am here to help you achieve your goals. Over my 15 year career as a therapist I have worked with a variety of populations, including but not limited to those with Depression, Bipolar and oth...

Rae Cuffe

Boston

Massachusetts

Do you find yourself experiencing unhealthy relationship patterns or negative core beliefs about yourself, others, or the world? In my clinical practice, I see how traumatic experiences shape mental, emotional, relational, and physical functioning. My work has been influenced by various models, including IFS, an engaging ego state approach. I am experienced in EMDR Levels I and II, and I regula...
NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME. Current world circumstances causing you to feel overwhelmed? Frustrated? Disillusioned? Were you already stressed prior to COVID-19? Often current events tug at past unresolved experiences causing over pronounced reactions in the here and now. I'm here to help. I have the specific and necessary experience, particularly with traumatic or disturbing events,...
Life can lead us down some pretty confusing paths sometimes, leaving us feeling crazy, unsettled, and totally lost. You don't have to feel like this forever. I work with individuals, couples, and teens who are really going through it - anxiety, panic and stress, relationship issues, PTSD, and unresolved issues that continue to impact current life. Many of my clients are insightful, curious,...

Adrian J Connolly

Washington

District of Columbia

I view therapy as an invitation to bring awareness to the here and now. For many of us, we press forward, through, and over difficult feelings when they arise in our daily lives. Often they show up as unwanted thoughts or images. They not only fill us with dread, but we will go to great lengths to avoid them. On the other hand, what if moving toward our feelings actually reduces the influence t...

Veronica Fiske

New York

New York

I am a specialist in Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and persistent and chronic mental illness, I am a psychoanalyst with a long and varied experience in LGBTQ issues, aging, disabiIities, depression and anxiety. I have worked with many people in creative fields and particularly enjoy helping those who are blocked find their voice. Over my career, I've been increasingly drawn to working wi...

Caroline Marriott

Salt Lake City

Utah

Many people come to my office saying: "Nothing ever changes in my life"; "I'm not good enough"; "I work so hard! Where is my success?"; "Why can't I get along with my partner?"; and, "I feel so alone." In each of these settings, I use a fun-loving, real and powerful approach - using evidence-based therapies and effective interpersonal skills - to validate, accept and support my clients in...
I believe in providing a positive and supportive environment where you can feel accepted, empowered and experience the personal growth you desire. I have worked in the mental health field for more than 18 years. I work with children 8 years and older, adolescents, adults, and families. Areas of specialty include: PTSD, dissociation, physical and sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, grief and loss...