Kevin Connors, MFT - Specializing in the Dissociative Disorders, DID, and Trauma
Office in Long Beach, Ca.



"The implications of healing lead into
the larger issue of paradigms and what vision of reality
we hold about the universe in which we live. 
 
We are not going to be able to heal the problems that are rooted in these deeper levels of consciousness and reality until we acknowledge that they exist." 
 
Thomas Zinser, Ed.D.
Clinical Psychologist
DID Specialist 
 
 
Treatment Techniques
 
     I employ Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, guided visualization, hypnosis, Ego-State Therapy, humor, and A LOT of education in my efforts to help patients live the life that they want. 
 
 
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy:
 
  • Psychotherapy is good, old-fashioned talk-therapy, the goal of which is insight.  It is based on the idea that talking about old hurts can be cathartic (i.e., emotional release) and, therefore, liberating.  As long as old wounds are buried or allowed to fester in the Unconscious, they have tremendous power and control over our lives.  Exposing them to the light of day can be very healing. 
 
  • The word psychodynamic implies that humans are dynamic creatures, who are naturally inclined toward change, once the blockages and old wounds are healed. 
 
 
Ego-State Therapy:
 
  • An accepted and recommended style of therapy for the treatment of numerous psychological issues, including dissociation, Ego-state Therapy uses talk-therapy as its primary technique, and may utilize hypnosis  (though not essential or required), in order to make direct contact with ego-states and to engage them in ongoing interactions for the purpose of healing. 
 
  • It can be a process of empowerment for the primary personality. 
 
 
Inner-Self-Helper:
 
  • Using a recognized and conventional therapeutic technique, the therapist calls upon the Inner-Self-Helper (aka the Higher Self, the Inner Voice) to assist in the interactions with personalities or ego-states, in order to further the patient's treatment goals. 
 
Working with the Inner-Self-Helper... "is a method for
helping a person gain access to, and work therapeutically
at these [subtle] levels ,
when they are a source of the pain and distress."
 
Thomas Zinser, Ed.D.
Clinical Psychologist
DID Specialist 
 
 
Meaning and Purpose:
 
  • Based on the work of Viktor Frankl, world-renowned psychiatrist and the creator of Logotherapy, I help patients discover a deeper understanding of the meaning and purpose of their life. 
 
Why?  Because having a sense of purpose and meaning in one's
           life can make all the difference in a person's healing and
           quality of life.
 
  • Regardless of whether we're treating DID, other dissociative conditions, grief, loss, PTSD, or trauma, a meaning/purpose-centered approach to healing is a journey of awakening--one in which the person is free at all times (with a little help from the therapist to find their way) to make new choices, life-affirming choices, and to re-align with the joy of Life.   
 
 
Hypnosis:
 
  • A deep state of relaxation, during which a person has the ability to focus with laser-like precision on the issues that affect his or her life and to change their behavior in ways that improve life. 
 
 
 
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Contact Me... 
 
Kevin Connors, MFT             (562) 498-4937
 
Email:  KjcMfcc@aol.com
 
If I do not return your call within a few minutes, that means that I am in session and I will return your call as soon as possible.
 
 


FOR REFERRALS TO THERAPISTS SPECIALIZING IN DISSOCIATION/DID IN YOUR AREA, OR FOR ARTICLES/JOURNALS RE DISSOCIATION/DID, PLEASE VISIT:   www.ISST-d.org.  

This is the website for the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation.  They maintain a directory of qualified therapists around the world.  



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