Treatment for Dissociative Identity Disorder
Finding the Right Help for DID
Twelve Years. That’s the average amount of time it takes for someone with DID to be accurately diagnosed. That means years of seeking and receiving mental health care for bits and pieces of you; years of missing the whole picture. Even with the correct diagnosis, it can be hard to find a therapist who is skilled in working with DID, who doesn’t treat you like a circus act or a case study. After all this struggle, it’s time to work with someone who knows DID and can help you know yourself – ALL of yourself.
A Therapist Specializing in Dissociative Identity Disorder
Elizabeth Quiros is a professional counselor who specializes in treating dissociative identity disorder. She has years of experience and expertise in supporting people with DID as they heal from childhood trauma and get to know all their parts.
From Chaos to Cohesion
If you identify as DID, your life is probably a bit chaotic. You are juggling the needs and desires of the multitudes inside you, while at the same time trying to meet the demands and expectations of the world outside. If awareness of DID is new to you, you are probably very scared about what it means for you and the people who care about you. You probably worry about being “crazy”, about being found out, about never experiencing a moment’s peace.
The good news is, you’re going to be okay. You are actually a lot more like everyone else than you’ve been led to believe. We are all comprised of many parts, all with different roles and agendas, some seemingly at war with others. You aren’t different because you’re multiple; you’re different in that your parts are walled off from each other. Your parts can take over the seat of consciousness and keep what they are doing hidden from you and from other parts. But, it is possible to create a sense of cohesion with all these parts.
Dissociative Identity Disorder Treatment Goals
Communication & Collaboration – NOT Integration & Elimination
The goal of our work together isn’t going to be to eliminate all the beautiful (but sometimes aggravating) parts that make you whole. Instead, our work will focus on building trust, understanding, and respect among all the parts of your internal family system. We will work to bring all your parts into conscious awareness, facilitate meaningful connection, and improve communication between your Self and your parts, so that the protective walls between you are no longer needed. Over the course of treatment, you will you develop a healthy working relationship with your parts, with you as the compassionate team leader.
Therapy for dissociative identity disorder therapy can be a scary undertaking, and you’ve already been through enough. Place yourself in the hands of someone who has done this before. With Elizabeth, you can learn to become the primary caretaker for the multitudes who rely on you, inside and out.