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Jul 8, 2024

CW: Mentions of suicidality

Crystals Multifaceted is the founder of Multifaceted Journeys, where they use their lived experience of Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) / plurality and healing with complex trauma and dissociation, to bring education to providers and facilitate groups for plurals. Crystals has a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology.

They serve as a moderator on The Refractory, a think tank for clinicians, researchers, peer support workers and coaches with lived experience of Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), Other Specified Dissociative Disorder (OSDD), and Plurality. They have been a keynote speaker for the Plural Positivity World Conference. 

Crystals’ podcast and Substack blog, both titled “Therapist Interrupted,” highlight stories related to getting through life’s interruptions, living with trauma and dissociation, and other topics related to multiplicity.

During this episode, you will hear Crystals talk about:

  • How they discovered they have DID 
  • What it feels like for them to interact with the world as a DID system
  • Where they have found support for their healing journey 
  • What inspired them to start Multifaceted Journeys, and the types of services they’ve created for the Plural community
  • The biggest misconceptions about DID 

Connect with Crystals on their website, Substack, Patreon or through email at crystalsmultifaceted [at] protonmail [dot] com .

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