Dissociative disorders are characterized by an involuntary escape from reality typically brought on by a traumatic event. Indicators of DD can include a disconnection between thoughts, identity, consciousness and memory. Those who have experienced dissociative disorder commonly report some of the following: having an out of body experience, loss of time, loss of memory of people, places and events, detachment from one’s emotions, depression and anxiety, thoughts of suicide and loss of self-identity. Individuals struggling with DD often suffer with other mental health conditions. Therapists are available to help individuals find relief and learn coping skills to help manage symptoms of dissociative disorder.
Local Experts in Dissociative Disorder
I have been trained in the treatment of Dissociative Identify Disorder and am still connected to a consultation group to ensure continued learning and support. Often this diagnosis is co-morbid with addictive behavior and suicidal ideation. I have experience working with cult survivors.