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Kansas City, Missouri therapist: Alicia Polk, licensed professional counselor
Dissociative Disorders

Alicia Polk

Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, LPC, BC-TMH, CCTP-II
As a level 2 Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, my focus is working with people with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). If you have DID I know before we ever talk that your personal history is one that most people could never imagine and that you are an amazing survivor, even if you don't feel like it. Often times, the people I work with don't remember traumatic histories and their dissociative disorder is baffling to them. If this describes you, you might feel like or worry that you are "crazy," but I know you aren't and I'll explain to you how you can feel crazy but still be very sane. I understand that many people with DID don't trust easily. I don't expect to you to trust me until I've earned your trust, and that might take a very long time. If you haven't been diagnosed with DID but you've been given a list of diagnoses a mile long from various health providers, they might have missed the DID. It is common for DID to be missed (on average it is 7 years in the mental health system before it is diagnosed correctly). My approach to working with DID is focus first on stabilization rather than memory work. This is because memory work done too early can further traumatize you. For this reason, I will not ask you lots of questions about the traumas you have experienced. I offer a free 15-minute telehealth (video) consultation; this is a great way for you to get some of your questions answered and to see if you would feel comfortable working with me.  
7 Years Experience
Online in St. Louis, Missouri
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Dissociative Disorders

Community and Long-Term Care Psychiatry, L.L.C.

Psychiatrist, Psychiatrists and LCSWs
2 of 4 our therapists have extensive background in treating this condition. The treatments provided by them are lead by our psychiatry team  
9 Years Experience
In-Person in St. Louis, MO 63128
Online in St. Louis, Missouri
Chicago, Illinois therapist: Dr. Adam Shafer, psychologist
Dissociative Disorders

Dr. Adam Shafer

Psychologist, Psy. D., M.A.
When people experience trauma, the mind has a wonderful way of protecting us from the pain that sometimes comes at the service of disconnecting from ourselves.  
Online in St. Louis, Missouri
Santa Fe, New Mexico therapist: Dr. Amanda Roberts, psychologist
Dissociative Disorders

Dr. Amanda Roberts

Psychologist, PhD Clinical Psychology, Masters in Marriage Family Therapy
There are few clinicians skilled in the treatment of these complex disorders. Dr Roberts has many years of experience working with the traumatic fallout of complex trauma. He has specialist training in dissociative identity disorder and structural dissociation.  
39 Years Experience
Online in St. Louis, Missouri
Baltimore, Maryland therapist: Nancy Hayes-Gary, Psy.D., psychologist
Dissociative Disorders

Nancy Hayes-Gary, Psy.D.

Psychologist, Licensed Psychologist, MD , Psy.D.
Grounding, soothing, and leaning to separate out past trauma from present reality helps decrease dissociation. I also approach this with some of the approaches I’ve already mentioned. People who dissociate are often plaques with past thoughts or memories of a very difficult time. Exploring childhood patterns of family interactions gives one a key to understanding their dissociation as a trauma response. Learning other trauma responses that don’t come with the down sides of dissociating, like memory problems or depersonalization/derealization anxiety.  
31 Years Experience
Online in St. Louis, Missouri