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Chronic illnesses not only affect your physical health, but they can also be harmful for your mental health. Many sufferers of chronic illnesses, like Diabetes, Lupus, chronic pain, or Crohn’s Disease end up with mental disorders ranging from anxiety to depression, which can make life harder.

Luckily, Mental Health Match can match you with a chronic illness therapist who can help you manage the stress, fear, and angst surrounding your diagnosis. Wherever you are located in California from Alameda to Yucaipa or even Montclair, or anywhere else nearby, Mental Health Match can help you easily find an experienced therapist or counselor who best meets your needs.

Signs You May Need Chronic Illness Counseling

If you’re not sure whether you need chronic illness counseling, we can help. Here are some signs that indicate that you should consider therapy:

  • You feel stressed out about the diagnosis and your future.
  • You have feelings of anxiety and sadness.
  • You have trouble concentrating throughout the day.
  • You are withdrawn or apathetic about relationships that used to matter
  • You don’t sleep well.

Read this article for tips about living with a chronic illness from a licensed therapist.

Feel Better with Chronic Illness Counseling

Now is the best time to seek treatment for a chronic illness or diagnosis. Mental Health Match can help you get started by connecting you with the most suitable therapist for your needs. Browse below or use our free therapist matching tool.

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Kayzim Suarez-Reyes
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With me, you will learn about how thinking errors influence our behaviors and feelings as well as how to reframe those thoughts to achieve a healthier and happier outlook on life. We will use laughter and compassion to get through things together.


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With me, you will learn about how thinking errors influence our behaviors and feelings as well as how to reframe those thoughts to achieve a healthier and happier outlook on life. We will use laughter and compassion to get through things together.

Something to know about my approach is:

My approach to therapy is varied, eclectic, creative, and based on your particular needs.I specialize in ADHD/Autism and mood disorders such as depression and anxiety. I teach being in the moment and how to tame your automatic negative thoughts.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Chronic Pain
  • Empowering Women
  • Grief
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Parenting Skills
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Sam Naimi
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In our therapy room, we'll go beyond just "how does that make you feel?" We'll dive into your inner landscape, exploring the hidden forces shaping your life. Think Jungian spelunking, but with laughter, tears, and the occasional existential scream.


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In our therapy room, we'll go beyond just "how does that make you feel?" We'll dive into your inner landscape, exploring the hidden forces shaping your life. Think Jungian spelunking, but with laughter, tears, and the occasional existential scream.

Something to know about my approach is:

my therapy isn't just a chat with a shrink. We dive deep into your psyche, uncovering the hidden "why" behind your behaviors. Sessions can entail anything between insight-oriented talk to dream analysis to deep somatic work.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • LGBTQ+
  • Self-Esteem
  • Trauma
  • Young Adults
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Sam Naimi remote and phone therapy in California, New Jersey
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Rochelle Perper Ph.D.
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Work in partnership to develop realistic goals and plan a course of action to achieve them.


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Work in partnership to develop realistic goals and plan a course of action to achieve them.

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We believe it is important to begin by providing you with relief from the symptoms that are negatively impacting your life. We teach you valuable tools and techniques and provide resources to help you feel more like you again.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addictions
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Family Conflict
  • Fears and Phobias
  • Grief
  • Insomnia and Sleep Problems
  • LGBTQ+
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Postpartum
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy
  • Prenatal
  • Racial or Ethnic Identity
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Transgender
  • Trauma
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Dr. Lisa Watson
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Work towards discovering your authentic self, make meaning of current and past life experiences, develop healthy boundaries and coping skills, work towards self-empowerment, and heal past trauma.


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Work towards discovering your authentic self, make meaning of current and past life experiences, develop healthy boundaries and coping skills, work towards self-empowerment, and heal past trauma.

Something to know about my approach is:

My approach is nonjudgmental, compassionate, supportive, trauma informed, eclectic & client centered. I work within a holistic, whole person framework, addressing mind, body, emotional, and spiritual interconnectedness.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Abuse
  • Adjustment to Medical Diagnosis
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Bullying
  • Burnout
  • Cancer
  • Criminal Justice Involvement
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Emotional Support Animals
  • End of Life
  • Family Trauma
  • Gender Transition
  • Grief
  • Intergenerational Trauma
  • Open Relationships
  • Personal Growth
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychedelic Integration
  • Spiritually Transformative Experiences
  • Stress-Related Disorders
  • Trauma
  • Traumatic Loss
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Dr. Lisa Watson remote and phone therapy in California, New York
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Audrey Jung
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Overcome stuck patterns by leaning into uncomfortable experiences, confronting irrational beliefs, exploring and implementing new skills, and addressing potential triggers and concerns.


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Overcome stuck patterns by leaning into uncomfortable experiences, confronting irrational beliefs, exploring and implementing new skills, and addressing potential triggers and concerns.

Something to know about my approach is:

We begin by developing a therapeutic connection and unpacking reasons for seeking therapy. We intentionally navigate toward values-driven interests by noticing and addressing the real-time thoughts , feelings and behaviors that emerge.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Athletes
  • Concussion/Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • COVID-Related Stress and Anxiety
  • Deafness/Hard of Hearing
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • High-Functioning Anxiety
  • Life Adjustment
  • Married to Law Enforcement Officers
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Audrey Jung remote and phone therapy in Arizona, California