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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  • You are withdrawn or apathetic about relationships that used to matter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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Ayesha Asghar
Together, we will:

Develop new ways to react to life’s challenges, identify the triggers that cause distress, and communicate about the boundaries. We’ll practice tools that can help you feel grounded, calm, confident, comfortable with yourself, and more in control.


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Together, we will:

Develop new ways to react to life’s challenges, identify the triggers that cause distress, and communicate about the boundaries. We’ll practice tools that can help you feel grounded, calm, confident, comfortable with yourself, and more in control.

Something to know about my approach is:

I use CBT, ACT & DBT in my practice: These approaches help people to learn emotional regulation, to change their unhealthy thinking patterns & behaviors and they can also learn mindfulness skills to accept & reconnect with their true self.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjusting
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Burn Out
  • Career Counseling
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Emotional regulation
  • Family Conflict
  • grief
  • Immigrants
  • Insomnia and Sleep Problems
  • Isolation
  • Life Transitions
  • Overwhelmed
  • Peer Relationships
  • Perfectionism
  • Relationship Distress
  • Relationship problems
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Self-harm
  • Self-Worth
  • Social Anxiety
  • Social Distancing Stress
  • Social Skills
  • Stress Management
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Work-Life Balance
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Ayesha Asghar remote and phone therapy in California
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Caroline Wessling
Together, we will:

create a space to examine your experiences and feelings without shame or judgment. We will heal past wounds and rediscover parts of yourself that may be hidden or forgotten. We will also make space for laughter and celebration of your successes.


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Together, we will:

create a space to examine your experiences and feelings without shame or judgment. We will heal past wounds and rediscover parts of yourself that may be hidden or forgotten. We will also make space for laughter and celebration of your successes.

Something to know about my approach is:

I have training in many types of therapy and my style is direct and eclectic. Depending on your needs, I will customize my approach to your unique circumstances. I work from a feminist, anti-oppression frame.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics
  • Anxiety
  • Boundaries
  • Chronic Illness
  • Codependency
  • Communication Issues
  • Depression
  • Financial Anxiety
  • Life Transitions
  • Perfectionism
  • Relationship Distress
  • Relationships
  • Trauma
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Caroline Wessling remote and phone therapy in California
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Johana M. de Oca, LMFT
Together, we will:

Identify stressors, process emotional pain, ease anxieties and/or sadness caused by experiences, work through attachment issues and relationship problems that may come from trauma. Gain awareness, learn supportive coping tools, healing emotionally.


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Together, we will:

Identify stressors, process emotional pain, ease anxieties and/or sadness caused by experiences, work through attachment issues and relationship problems that may come from trauma. Gain awareness, learn supportive coping tools, healing emotionally.

Something to know about my approach is:

I tend to begin with a more directive and structured approach when I am exploring with you the root of the problem. This is because we need to have a deeper understanding. I utilize CBT, Psychodynamic, Client Centered, and a more Holistic approach.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Betrayal Trauma
  • Childhood Emotional Neglect
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Complex Trauma
  • Couples Therapy
  • Depression
  • Infidelity
  • Life Stress
  • Major Accidents
  • Past Abuse
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationships
  • Trauma
  • Violence
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Johana  M. de Oca, LMFT remote and phone therapy in California
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Eve Peters
Together, we will:

Together, we will work through life transitions, relationship issues, behavioral patterns, dating, being single, heartbreak, self-esteem, anxiety, illness, grief, and growing pains. Psychotherapy is part of the path of self-actualization.


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Together, we will:

Together, we will work through life transitions, relationship issues, behavioral patterns, dating, being single, heartbreak, self-esteem, anxiety, illness, grief, and growing pains. Psychotherapy is part of the path of self-actualization.

Something to know about my approach is:

I combine formal training in DBT (dialectical behavior therapy), psychodynamic therapy, and somatic therapy to provide an approach to healing that is holistic and effective. Sometimes I weave in ancient wisdom, spiritual practices, and meditation.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Ambivalence
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Breakups
  • Dating and Romance
  • Divorce and Separation
  • grief
  • Health
  • Insomnia and Sleep Problems
  • Mindfulness
  • Professional Women
  • Psychedelic Integration
  • Relationship Coaching
  • Relationships
  • Spiritual Renewal
  • Stress
  • Teen Girls
  • Wellness
  • Women's Identity/Image
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Eve Peters remote and phone therapy in California
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Andrew Schuessler
Together, we will:

discuss a wide variety of topics like values, purpose, finding meaning and making authentic connections with others. We will talk about the issues you face and work together to find the solution that works best for you.


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Together, we will:

discuss a wide variety of topics like values, purpose, finding meaning and making authentic connections with others. We will talk about the issues you face and work together to find the solution that works best for you.

Something to know about my approach is:

My approach to therapy is to find out what is driving the behavior, feelings or physical symptoms that you want to work on in therapy. By understanding the source of the issues we can identify a more lasting solution.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addictive behaviors
  • Adolescents
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Couples Therapy
  • Men's Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Nurse Burnout
  • Physician burnout
  • Therapist for other Therapists
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Andrew Schuessler remote and phone therapy in California