You've come to this website for a reason. You may have many of the symptoms of Depersonalization or Derealization, and you're scared. The thought of going to a psychiatrist, of being labeled mentally ill, or incurring the cost of psychotherapy leaves you cold. Coaching is different. Its benefits can be enormous as it accepts you as you are with no stigma attached. Consider it a trip to a mental health spa where there is no judgement, and no boxing you into a convenient diagnosis that will follow you forever in your medical records.
The chances of finding a psychiatrist or therapist thoroughly familiar with Depersonalization-Derealization Disorder are slim to none. Why? DDD was perceived as pretty rare up until the 1990s when the Internet brought it out of obscurity. It still has very little presence in the med school curriculum. To diagnosis it properly takes the skills of someone who is part doctor, part philosopher,
part literary critic and part shaman. And since depersonalization can be a symptom of other disorders more often than not it is written off as such.
Health and Wellness Coaching is a science based program designed to help you make your own health decisions and develop a plan for reaching your wellness goals. It isn't designed to treat things like DDD specifically. So don't trust anyone who says it does. What it does utilize are the tools that have been shown to help depersonalized individuals, including neuroplasticity and mindful meditation. Because of this distinction, the coach will be wearing two hats, one as a consultant speaking freely about DDD and the other as a certified wellness coach.