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Book 10+ of the best Dissociative Disorders therapists in California

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Conrad Larkin

(he/him)

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LCSW
42 years of experience
Virtual
I specialize in uncovering the root causes behind feelings of anxiety and depression, helping individuals break free from unproductive patterns that may be holding them back. With over 30 years of experience as a therapist, I've discovered that when we expose these patterns and express the emotions tied to them, your true self emerges. As internal conflicts diminish, relationships flourish, and the authentic meaning and purpose of your identity come to light. My goal is to guide each person in developing a personalized plan that aligns with their values and unique contributions. I've had the privilege of working with individuals of all ages. For children and young people, I provide a safe space for them to express themselves and navigate life's challenges. On the other end of the spectrum, I've supported elders and disabled individuals coping with loss and grief. When emotions connected to grief are stifled, I specialize in identifying and resolving these emotional roadblocks, facilitating a path to healing and adjustment.

Next available: Apr 16

Austin Nystrom

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LCSW
6 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Humorous
Virtual
In-person
486 Marsh Stree...
125 mi
My approach to therapy is to help each client adapt and grow from life's circumstances. I seek to help my clients thrive within their community and experience a grounded and vital sense of connectedness to self and all others. I utilize a holistic approach that embraces one's intersections and addresses mental, emotional, and somatic (bodily) experiences.

Next available: Apr 16

Maz Karandish

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PsyD
7 years of experience
Authentic
Holistic
Intelligent
Virtual
I'm Maz Karandish and I'm a psychologist (PsyD). My approach is flexible, client centered, and utilizes mindfulness-based interventions at every point of the journey towards healing. My therapeutic approach is tailored to each specific client. Tenets of CBT, DBT, & solution focused approaches are always incorporated. The depth oriented approaches, such as psychoanalysis, are also integrated to facilitate transformative therapeutic engagements

Next available: Apr 17

Jeongeun Moon

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LCSW
4 years of experience
Warm
Open-minded
Solution oriented
Virtual
As a dedicated therapist, I am deeply committed to empowering my clients on their unique paths to healing and growth. Specializing in trauma-focused therapy, I incorporate a holistic and integrative approach, blending client-centered methods with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). My practice is founded on cultivating awareness, insights, and knowledge, aiming to facilitate positive changes in your life. At the heart of my work is the creation of a supportive and inclusive environment, tailored to embrace and address your individual needs and journey.

Next available: Apr 18

Jacquie Simpson

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LCSW
13 years of experience
Warm
Intelligent
Empowering
Virtual
Hi there I'm Jacquie, If you need help getting past stuck points, patterns of unwanted behavior, or just don't know where to start, I'm here to help. I have a great deal of empathy and take great care in working with clients. I specialize in working with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, or who are dealing with significant trauma history. I not only help my clients' cope with their problems but work at healing the root of the issue. I bring presence, patience, perspective, persistence and a bit of playfulness into the therapy room. I also strive to be culturally affirming, uphold the dignity and worth of every person, and work towards social justice in the way I interact with the world and in my practice.

Next available: Apr 20

Dunya Gilmore

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LMFT
13 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Authentic
Virtual
Honesty, integrity, insight, awareness, knowledge, relief and resolutions are what you'll get with me. I believe the theraputic process is organic and our sessions will unfold overtime, focusing on getting you to a place where you can think clearly, understand yourself better and feel solid. I am an out of the box thinker and doer with full acceptance for all lifes wonders. Differences are appealing and I welcome them with open arms, encouraging you to be your absolute self %100 of the time. If you need a jump start, help figuring out what makes you tick, what makes you happy, what your authentic self needs to thrive, I'd love to work with you. Life throws curve balls that can be annoying, frustrating, shocking at times. I get it because I've been there. It's ok and healthy to ask for help. My specialties include insight oriented talk therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused and strategic therapy. My history is working with adults who have depression and anxiety, relationship distress, anger management issues, trauma histories, existential crisis and have co-occurring disorders which require medication treatment. I work with couples who seek help communicating and bringing the love back into their relationship. I provide psycho-education and real life solutions to problems that seem unsolvable at face value, but with that one tweak, you find out they were solvable all along. I fully believe in the connection between body and mind and weave differing modalities into therapy in order to address each component of healing and wellness. Often we don't realize that just one simple tweak can launch you into the lifetime you want. Are you struggling with personal challenges affecting your relationships, work, social life and, most importantly, yourself. Do you miss that hope, that loving feeling for your partner or your kids? Complex, yet common, issues around love, family, purpose in life, and doing what truly makes you happy, have become overwhelming and you’re ready to do something different. Are you feeling underwhelmed? You may have recently undergone a loss, job change, life change, a psychiatric or medical emergency, and are feeling completely stuck. I believe your truth is in you, and my role of therapist is to provide emotional support, insight, and to help you navigate through past and present so you can have the future you deserve.

Next available: Apr 15

sasha georgeson

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sasha georgeson profile image
LMFT
8 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Virtual
In-person
2 Fifer Avenue ...
188 mi
Are you feeling overwhelmed by life’s challenges? Are you struggling in relationships or feeling numb to the enjoyment that life offers? I am committed to supporting you in overcoming the challenges that impact your ability to have a well balanced life. My style is warm, collaborative, trauma informed, interactive and process oriented. I integrate mindfulness into my work as a way to strengthen your relationship to yourself and others. I also bring creativity into discussions as a way to offer additional perspectives so you can find easier paths towards resolution. Whether you are struggling with PTSD, anxiety, depression, substance abuse or relationship issues, I will meet you with compassion, curiosity and respect. Let’s work together to overcome your challenges.

Next available: Apr 15

Manny Dominguez

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Manny Dominguez profile image
LMFT
5 years of experience
Empowering
Open-minded
Authentic
Virtual
Hi there, I’m Manny. Are you currently searching for a sense of meaning and purpose in your life? Do you find yourself in an existential/spiritual emergency? Are you exploring your personal identity, expression, or sexuality? I help people of all ages increase self-awareness and decrease symptomology by bringing unconscious material into conscious awareness. Trauma combined with an emotional core (experiences of intense fear/guilt/shame) commonly splinters parts of our personality and represses such into the shadow/unconscious realms of our psyche. In response, many of us have adapted and survived by putting on masks in hopes of fitting in and being accepted by the people around us. Mental health concerns eventually arise because deep in our mind/body/soul we yearn for authenticity/individuation. Clients may also experience suicide ideation and/or self-harm because there are parts of themselves that no longer serve them. Together we can explore which aspects of ourselves to let go, in order to make space for something new to enter. I am a Doctoral Candidate from Pacifica Graduate Institute, my studies focused on Depth Psychology with a specialization in Integrative Therapy and Healing Practices. As a Holistic practitioner, I believe that each individual already possesses what is needed for their healing and it is my duty, as a guiding witness, to help the client navigate, process, and integrate such.

Next available: Apr 20

Joshua Siskin

(he/him)

Joshua Siskin profile image
LMFT
16 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Challenging
Virtual
My approach is solution focused. I am not primarily concerned with how or why your present challenge developed but will focus instead on helping you to find a way forward. I hope to elicit and reinforce your positive attributes and competencies and help you to access your inner strength. Your ability to change or improve your situation depends on your desire to do so and my job is to awaken that desire within you. The biggest challenge all of us face is negative thinking. This is a reflection of our own disappointment of what we see when we look inside ourselves. By improving our self-image through accentuating our positive qualities we begin to see the world in a more positive light. A sure way of feeling better about ourselves is to find something good in every other human being.

Next available: Apr 16

Marshawn Rodgers

(she/her)

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LCSW
26 years of experience
Empowering
Warm
Authentic
Virtual
Hello, My name is Marshawn Rodgers. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker living in Southern California. I have been in this field for 20+ years. I specialize in grief and loss, anxiety, depression, trauma, and PTSD. If you don't identify with any of these struggles let's talk anyway. Congratulations on taking the first steps to nurture and care for yourself. I am hoping that you will assist me in helping you reconcile your past, present, and set up a positive outlook on your future.

Next available: Apr 16

Kylie Kellas

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LMFT
8 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Open-minded
Virtual
Hi, I'm Kylie and I have been a therapist for 8 years, and am EMDR Certified. I support people who experience anxiety, symptoms from trauma, and LGBTQ+ issues. I have a two step approach. First I teach people how to regulate themselves in-the-moment. That way they can get back to emotional safety when things are not feeling right. Then I help people find ways to stop what is bothering them before it even starts. That can look like setting a routine that helps reduce anxiety, processing past trauma, surrounding yourself with people that make you feel great, or figuring out what gives your life meaning and helping you do that.

Next available: Apr 17

Chad McCain

(he/him)

Chad McCain profile image
LMFT
11 years of experience
Solution oriented
Warm
Empowering
Virtual
Some background: I have 12 years teaching in secondary schools in California prior to becoming a therapist. I have dealt with considerable childhood adversity and loss and continue to build a skillset to help others through difficult times. I am proud to say I love what I do. I am passionate about seeing others change themselves for better, and heal through trauma, injury, and all kinds of adversity which has taken a toll on their spirit.

Next available: Apr 29

Aviva Euripides

(she/her)

Aviva Euripides  profile image
LMFT
23 years of experience
Intelligent
Authentic
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hello, I am Aviva Euripides and I am pleased to meet you here. Our clinical work involves tracking and assessing how it assists you in meeting your goals. This solution focused work is thus overall practical but is rooted in academic and clinical rigor. I graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and attended New College of California where the focus was on meeting the clinical needs of a diverse community with relevance and meaning. I have supervised and trained clinicians in treatment settings ranging from the counselor's office to acute mental health facilities. This has led to a deep understanding of clinical work. My specializations include depression, anxiety, life changes, self esteem, career and relationships. Please schedule appointments on the hour.

Next available: Apr 16

Natasha Thomas

Natasha Thomas profile image
LMFT
13 years of experience
Virtual
Hi, my name is Natasha! I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in California. I have been practicing for 12 years. I help people with depression, anxiety, narcissistic abuse, and several other areas so people become the best versions of themselves. I am certified in CBT, DBT, Trauma-informed care, Domestic Violence, Seeking Safety, and CBT for PTSD. I look forward to connecting with you!

Next available: Apr 24

Philip Martin Takakjian

Philip Martin Takakjian profile image
PhD
30 years of experience
Solution oriented
Direct
Authentic
Virtual
Areas of Expertise: PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Psychosomatic Disorders, Addiction, Relational Issues, Stress Management, Family Issues, Couple's Issues, Personal Growth, East/West Psychotherapy, Eating Disorders, Bipolar Disorders and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders. 7 years ago I created Psychosomatic Psychotherapy, a novel and highly effective treatment that integrates mind, body and emotion. This method targets blocked emotion and inflammation. Most Western therapies are essentially mind-oriented, but we are so much more than our thoughts. My approach includes elements of Emotion Focused Therapy, Short Term Psychodynamic Therapy, Somatic Therapy and Zen Buddhism. Psychosomatic Psychotherapy treats all mental health conditions, many chronic medical conditions and is quickly effective at helping people and their problems. We begin by telling our story. We go at a slower pace than usual and we pay special attention to the emotionally important parts of the story, e.g., talking to our mother, worrying about work, conflict in a relationship, etc. Here we pause and direct our attention to our abdomen and ask, “How do/did I feel about this or that or him or her?” Then we wait. We don’t rush to answer the question with our heads, we wait for an answer to slowly arise from our bodies. We are bypassing our intellectual defenses and asking our bodies what’s really going on. When discover our feelings we express them in a full-throated and wholehearted way! Then we just feel (not analyze!) that feeling in our bodies until the feeling dissolves or almost completely dissolves, usually within a few minutes. Last, we scan our bodies for any lingering areas of tightness or tension in places like the stomach, chest, throat, head, jaw, neck, or face. When we discover where we’re holding stress and somaticized emotions, we feel these areas until the tension/tightness/emotion dissolves, usually within a few minutes. Developing a greater capacity to feel also provides critical and deeper insight into our issues. The overall goal is to unblock emotions and reduce dangerous inflammation by metabolizing and processing emotions and somatic constrictions in the body. Along the way, we are also challenging old, disempowering stories and replacing them with more accurate, empowering narratives. When treatment integrates the cognitive, emotional, and somatic dimensions of our conditions, mental and physical symptoms are significantly reduced.

Next available: Apr 24

Lauren Mills

(she/her)

Lauren Mills profile image
PsyD
13 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hi there, I’m Dr. Mills! I am a Licensed Psychologist based in Southern California. I’ve been practicing since 2010 and currently work with clients statewide via telehealth. My academic training includes a PsyD in Clinical Psychology from California Lutheran University, an MS in Clinical Psychology from California Lutheran University, an MA in Counseling - Marriage & Family Therapy from National University, and a BA in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego. I have worked with all ages and a wide breadth of challenges and/or concerns, from situational stressors to severe mental illness. My journey to becoming a therapist I decided to become a therapist after coaching for over 20 years. At least in my experience of working with athletes, I felt there was a large overlap between physicality and mentality. I originally thought my pathway was sports psychology, but through happenstance found my passion in forensics, serving the underserved. Due to a shift in personal priorities, I resigned from the forensic realm in pursuit of private practice in order to reclaim time to spend with my husband and little one.

Next available: Apr 25

Chloe Ivana Licon

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LMFT
4 years of experience
Virtual
I hold an extensive background with individuals that include struggles with addiction, phobias, obsessive/compulsive behaviors, trauma-related disorders, including trauma-related dissociation, suicidal ideation, self-esteem, and women's issues and I also use a variety of approaches with EMDR being at the forefront. In addition to this, I might use EMDR to treat these issues when clinically appropriate. I am also EMDR certified.

Next available: Apr 15

Hazel Huynh

(she/her)

Hazel Huynh profile image
LMFT
Authentic
Direct
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hi, I'm Hazel. I'm a bilingual Asian mental health therapist fluent in both Vietnamese and English, dedicated to supporting adults with ADHD and co-occurring conditions. With a deep understanding of cultural nuances and a holistic approach to treatment, I strive to create a safe and empathetic space for my clients. My goal is to empower individuals to manage their unique challenges, fostering resilience and well-being. Drawing from evidence-based practices, I'm committed to breaking down barriers to mental health care within the Asian community.

Next available: Apr 16

Denise Dalgarn

(she/her)

Denise Dalgarn profile image
LMFT
18 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Authentic
Virtual
Hi, I am Denise, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with almost 18 years of experience. Are you struggling in your work or family life? Is it impacting your relationships? Most of us go through life events that leave us battered and bruised but there are some things that we might go through that stay with us and impact our ability to navigate our daily lives. Many of us have experienced that and there is a way to walk through it and come out on the other side leaving the pain behind but keeping the meaningful lessons safely with us. If you have experienced this kind of incident, it would be a privilege to walk that journey to wholeness with you. I provide a safe space to unpack the stress, anxiety and pain that often keep us stuck. Before we begin to open any doors or unpack any spaces, we will talk about self-care, grounding and other techniques to manage overwhelming feelings. Together we will create a place that provides physical and emotional safety, a place where healing can begin.

Next available: Apr 15

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