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Online Therapy for Depersonalization & Derealization: Help from an English-speaking, Certified Psychotherapist
CONQUERING DEPERSONALIZATION & DEREALIZATION
(DDD, DPDR, DP, DR)
There is growing evidence that online therapy can prove effective for the treatment of depersonalization. A study published in Psychiatry Research (2016) found that online therapy was just as effective as face-to-face therapy for treating depersonalization disorder. Additionally, it found that both online and face-to-face therapy resulted in significant improvements in symptoms, and the improvements were maintained at follow-up. Another study (Frontiers in Psychology in 2017), found that online therapy for depersonalization was effective in reducing depersonalization symptoms. Significantly, the study found that online CBT resulted in reductions in symptoms, and that these reductions were maintained at follow-up. To sum up, these studies suggest that online therapy for depersonalization is effective.
Depersonalization and Derealization take many forms. No two clients are the same, and therapy for depersonalization must be tailored to the specific client. In my specialized therapy, you will learn:
- what your Depersonalization/Derealization actually is (it’s biological and psychological characteristics)
- what your Depersonalization/Derealization signifies for you (its underlying meaning)
- a specific path towards handling your Depersonalization/Derealization (this can include therapy with me as well as exploring avenues outside traditional therapy)
MOVING PAST DP & DR
The severity and nature of depersonalization/derealization can vary greatly from individual to individual. Some sufferers may only experience mild and intermittent episodes, while others may find that the symptoms are more chronic and debilitating. Some people may find that their symptoms are triggered by specific events or circumstances, while others may feel that the condition is more generalized and constant. Ultimately, the way in which DP and DR manifest will be unique to each individual.
Lastly, don’t believe these negative blogs, books, and endless YouTube videos on how DP and DP that decry that your fight against DP and DR is in vain. You can beat DP & DR with online therapy for depersonalization and derealization. Depending on where your DP and DR came from, and if you are experiencing other symptoms, online therapy for depersonalization that uses a combination of Schema Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Gestalt Therapy can be effective.
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WAYS I WORK WITH DP/DR:
SCHEMA THERAPY FOR DEPERSONALIZATION
Studies indicate that schema therapy is an effective treatment against depersonalization. One study found that schema therapy was more effective in reducing symptoms and improving quality of life than psychoanalytic therapy. Studies also show that schema therapy was better at reducing symptoms of DP/DR, such as derealization, amnesia, and depersonalization. Furthermore, it was better at improving quality of life, such as social functioning, work functioning, and overall life satisfaction.
COGNITIVE BEHAVIOUR THERAPY (CBT) FOR DEPERSONALIZATION
CBT is an effective treatment against depersonalization for several reasons. First, CBT can help to reduce the symptoms of depersonalization. This therapy helps individuals to identify and change any negative thoughts and beliefs contributing to DP. Second, CBT can help to increase the individual’s involvement in activities that are reinforcing. This helps to increase motivation and reduce the likelihood of relapse. Finally, exposure exercises used in CBT help individuals confront and overcome the discomfort associated with depersonalization.
ACCEPTANCE AND COMMITMENT THERAPY (ACT) FOR DEPERSONALIZATION
ACT therapy (another online therapy for depersonalization) can be effective against depersonalization in several ways. First, it can help you to accept the discomfort and unpleasant thoughts that come with depersonalization. This can help you to not allow them to control your behaviour. Second, ACT therapy can help you to be more deliberate about your behaviours. This can help you to pursue a life that is valued, even in the face of depersonalization. Finally, ACT therapy can help you to override impulses to act in ways that are counterproductive to your values. This can help you to stay committed to your values even when depersonalization is present.
INTERNAL FAMILY SYSTEMS THERAPY (IFS) FOR DEPERSONALIZATION
Growing evidence shows that Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) is an effective treatment for depersonalization. IFS is a therapy that focuses on helping people to understand and heal the different parts of their personality. Researchers have shown IFS to be particularly effective in treating people with depersonalization disorder.
IFS therapy can help people with depersonalization to understand the different parts of their personality. Clients learn how to work with them in a more constructive way. Additionally, this type of therapy can also help people to become more aware of their thoughts and feelings Lastly, clients learn their inner worlds create psychic disturbances which lead to anxiety, DP and DR.
OTHER DIAGNOSES and CONNECTIONS
Online therapy for depersonalization (and derealization) can also lead to work with depression, cPTSD (Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and anxiety, general anxiety disorder and panic attacks.
Anxiety can lead to depersonalization, a feeling of being detached from oneself. This can happen when someone is under a lot of stress or experiencing a traumatic event. DP and DR can then lead to even more anxiety and panic, as the experiences are so threatening and foreign, fuelling a vicious cycle of disturbance.
There is also a strong connection between CPTSD and depersonalization. Both conditions are characterized by feelings of disconnection from oneself and the world around them. For someone with CPTSD, depersonalization can be a symptom of their condition. Depersonalization can be a coping mechanism that people use to dissociate from their trauma.
Lastly, depression is a mental health disorder that can cause a person to feel hopeless, helpless, and worthless. Depersonalization is a symptom of depression that can cause a person to feel disconnected from themselves and the world around them. Depression can cause depersonalization because it can distort a person’s perceptions and make them feel disconnected from reality.