Looking for professional resources? The Misophonia Association is pleased to share this Provider Directory.
Research is ongoing and real progress is being made, but there is currently no diagnosis or treatment for misophonia and there is currently no scientifically proven cure for misophonia.
There are, however, some tools and coping skills to help manage misophonia; approaches that reduce its perceived intensity, omnipresence, and burden. Our Provider Directory below lists providers who can offer tools and coping skills for those with misophonia.
If you can’t find a provider in our Provider Directory, you may find one of these websites helpful in your search for treatment: Misophonia Institute or Misophonia International.
The Misophonia Association does not endorse or recommend any specific misophonia treatments or providers. The Misophonia Association is providing information on our website, for self-help purposes only and to assist in finding a local provider for treatment. Any links that have been provided are for your convenience and for informational purposes only; this does not constitute an endorsement or approval by the Misophonia Association.
NOTE TO PROSPECTIVE PROVIDERS:
If you have an interest in being listed in our Provider Directory, please send an email and tell us about your experience and background in treating misophonia. If approved, we will be happy to include you in our directory. Please send your email to Dr. Marsha Johnson at: [email protected]
(The fee for a three-year listing is only $100).
Caroline Seligman, Limitless Expansion
As there is no known cure for Misophonia, I take a harm reduction, mindfulness based, and experimental approach to treatment. If there is no know immediate cure, there can still be relief. I work with clients to identify the areas of life most impacted by Misophonia and implement interventions to relieve the suffering. These interventions can involve audiological tools, lifestyle adjustments, conflict management and communication coaching, as well as more experimental exploration including novel treatments such as psychedelic assisted psychotherapy. In New York, I offer Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP). For out of state clients, I work as a coach and help you identify resources in your area and assist with preparation and integration.
I have seen these results in my patients:
A deeper understanding of internal and external boundaries, a reduction in shame around having Misophonia (a greater acceptance of what is), stronger self- advocacy skills around Misophonia related interpersonal challenges.
I also have Misophonia so I know on a deeply personal level the struggle and the suffering you are facing. No matter the issue at hand, healing always begins with acceptance. Acceptance doesn't not mean that you like it or would ever choose it, but it is an acknowledgement of what IS. Finding acceptance for something like Misophonia can seem counterproductive and impossible, especially when you are searching for treatment. Acceptance is the first step toward managing your Misophonia and helping others in your life come to accept it as well. Acceptance is not the only step though! There is hope for you if you suffer from Misophonia. I am here to help you find relief.
LMSW (Licensed Master Social Worker)
Approach: Tinnitus Retraining Therapy
We are a small private practice which provides individualized care for sound sensitive patients. No formal research. Patient testimonials tell the story.
Certifications: Au.D., CCC/A, certified by the Tinnitus Retraining Therapy Association and Tinnitus Practitioners Association
Approach: Sound retraining approach. We have a group of patients who do not mind hearing their trigger sounds without any help. One of them posted his review several months before he graduated from our program as “Dr. Mamiya is very gentle and kind. She even communicates via email. She offers a misophonia treatment plan for sufferers of misophonia that is working. Also has hot tea, cold water and a very comfy waiting room. A++”
PAC Audiology is a private Audiology clinic. We provide hearing and balance evaluation, hearing aids, hearing aid repair, tinnitus, misophonia, hyperacusis assessment and retraining therapy, and custom earplugs.
Approach: Our mission is to serve the hearing health care needs of individuals in the South Miami and surrounding areas as well as any other individuals opting to use our services. We provide comprehensive audiology and hearing aid services to people of all ages. We will provide quality care in a relaxed, unhurried atmosphere.
Certifications: AuD, Certificate of Clinical Competence In Audiology by ASHA (American Speech & Hearing Association), Board Certification In Audiology by AAA (ABA)
BLOOM MENTAL HEALTH
Do certain "normal" sounds really bother you? Chewing, pens clicking, dogs barking, mechanical rattles, and other daily noises...for those suffering from misophonia, sounds often perceived as background noise to others can seem incredibly heightened or cause an involuntary response of feeling anxious or even angry.
At our practice we feel strongly that those suffering from these symptoms should have treatment options and a greater understanding of the neuroscience behind their condition. As proud members of the Misophonia Association and one of the only practices in the country specializing in the treatment of misophonia, we strive to bring greater awareness to this condition as well as evidenced based treatment options for those suffering from it.
We can provide diagnostic assessments, as well as treatment with medications, natural supplements, and education regarding further therapy treatment options. We also regularly treat co-occurring psychiatric conditions such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, and OCD.
We treat both children and adults with this disorder.
We are located in Littleton, Colorado, but we serve clients all across the state! As a comprehensive psychiatric treatment center, we can also treat co-existing diagnoses such as anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, and more. Visit our website for more information.
Board Certified in both child and adult psychiatry
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
American Psychiatric Association
Colorado Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Society
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Approach: Trained in Existential Psychotherapy at USC, I have adapted my work to include CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy). I have developed my own unique blend of these therapies, along with incorporating creative arts, humor, and storytelling. I have seen hundreds of child, teen, and adult patients struggling with misophonia, and receive calls from across the country and even abroad. I work collaboratively with audiologists nationwide to provide the best treatment possible. I have been involved with all of the Misophonia Association conventions for patients and families and have done presentations for other professionals to inform and educate them about misophonia.
Credentials: California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with a doctoral degree and more than 40 years helping people deal with the medical and other challenges of their lives.
Approach: Full evaluation including audiogram, Tympanogram, acoustic reflexes, DPOAE, MCL, UCL, LDL, medical history, various misophonia questionnaires, and family questionnaires. Discussion of management strategies including sound therapy, educational counseling, relaxation exercises, thought restructuring, and consult with CBT therapist. Prescription of sound generators when applicable. Follow-up appointments as needed to chart progress.
Many of my patients have experienced significant relief: some mild relief, some moderate, some extensive relief. I don’t have any metrics to share at this time.
I truly care about helping patients with misophonia. I have misophonia myself, so I have empathy. I belief relief can be had via a combination of management strategies. True- there is no cure yet. However, management strategies significantly improve quality of life.
Approach: Our clinic provides diagnostic help for those who suffer from Misophonia. We test hearing, assess degree of impairment, review medical records for any causative factors, include family and significant others in counseling and conversation as well as planning for audiological help options. We coordinate with psychotherapists and psychologists in our clinic as well.
Credentials: AuD; served on many different nonprofit boards including the American Tinnitus Association, the Tinnitus Practitioners Association and the Misophonia Association.
Approach: With over 30 years experience in the field of Audiology we have been specializing in the treatment of Misophonia, Tinnitus, Hyperacusis and Hearing Loss since 2006. Our approach for Misophonia is to complete an extensive diagnostic evaluation and Case History. We approach each case uniquely based on the patient’s individual needs. We encourage a combination of Sound Therapy and counseling to retrain negative reactions associated to triggers. We strongly believe in a collaborative approach with other medical providers to assure that the patient receives a clear diagnosis and treatment plan. Our focus is to change the quality of your life so that you can live your best life with Misophonia.
Credentials: Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA
I traveled from Nebraska to come here, in an attempt to find a solution for my Misophonia. Daily sounds prevented me from eating dinner with my family, working easily at a job, and caused me to isolate myself because of the physical and emotional pain that came as a result. This place gave me the only solution that's EVER helped and I can actually rejoin my life again! Being able to eat with my husband or things like that, are the irreplaceable moments of quality time that you take for granted, and I won't ever again. Thank you Colorado Tinnitus and Hearing Center, for changing my life.
I was distraught for my teenage daughter and her Misophonia. I researched and researched until I came across this place on the internet. There was hope finally. These wonderful people changed our lives by listening to us, and finally giving my daughter a diagnosis of Misophonia. My daughter now has little ear pieces that fit into her ear that play white noise so that my daughter can actually enjoy life again instead of worrying about her triggers. Her triggers were my husbands breathing, babies crying, and many other things. Dr. Patty was awesome and completely worked with us financially, emotionally, and gave us a ton of resources for Misophonia. I can NEVER repay these woman for changing our lives but most importantly for changing my daughters live, where she feels life is worth living again. Shout out to receptionist Amy for calming all my fears about a long drive to Denver and for helping me through this process. Thank you ladies again for changing our world.
Approach: We treat Misophonia with a three phase approach:
Protect the patient from trigger sounds using sound generation.
Reduce or eliminate central gain of trigger sounds.
Rethink the trigger sounds and create new neural networks to reduce or eliminate the negative reactions of the limbic system to trigger sounds
Dr. Land is always searching professional literature for the most current research and information regarding Misophonia, hyperacusis and other sound sensitivities. She is focused on finding the best therapies to help her patients live easier, more engaged lives.
Testimonial #1: It has been hard work and a commitment, but overcoming most of my misophonia has given me my life and hope back. The sound generators, combined with counseling, have given me the tools to cope successfully and function in everyday society without issue. Things that once paralyzed me are now merely background sounds I often don’t notice. Fifteen years of misophonia — I thought I would never be free, and now I am!
Testimonial #2: Two years ago I was extremely limited and handicapped regarding daily activates. I had severe migraines and was diagnosed with severe hyperacusis. I had two hearing tests at other facilities, which were painful, causes excessive anxiety, exhausting, and caused migraines. Dr. Paula Land’s tests were gentle and I felt safe with her. It only took one year and I had my life back completely! During this past year, the 2nd year, I have thoroughly enjoyed my life! She is a blessing from God. She is worth 6 hours of driving!
Credentials: Aud, CCC-A, F/AAA, ABA, Fellow, TPA