Find Illness Therapists & Counselors in Santa Barbara, CA.

 

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. Whether you are located in downtown Santa Barbara, the suburbs of Santa Barbara, other nearby places such as Ventura, Lompoc, or anywhere else in California, 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  • You are withdrawn or apathetic about relationships that used to matter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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Wendy Parslow-Helton
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Create a path to wellness that helps you to cope and thrive.


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Together, we will:

Create a path to wellness that helps you to cope and thrive.

Something to know about my approach is:

I use an integrated approach; this means that I draw from various methods to meet your specific needs. I believe that therapy is form of self-care, and that my clients deserve kindness, information, and support to address their issues and goals.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Breakups
  • career burnout
  • Caregiver support
  • Chronic Illness
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • grief
  • Health Anxiety
  • Life Transitions
  • Pet Loss
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship issues
  • Workplace Issues
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Cait Glenn
Together, we will:

Reduce your worry and stress and have you feeling less overwhelmed, calm and clear. Anxiety and stress can stop you from being able to move forward and can keep you feeling stuck. I can help rid you of these feelings and have you reclaim your life.


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Together, we will:

Reduce your worry and stress and have you feeling less overwhelmed, calm and clear. Anxiety and stress can stop you from being able to move forward and can keep you feeling stuck. I can help rid you of these feelings and have you reclaim your life.

Something to know about my approach is:

My belief is that anyone can benefit from therapy and that we all have our own unique beliefs and worries that can impact our lives. I have an integrative approach and look at therapy as a way to identify what works best for you and what doesn’t.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Cancer Diagnosis
  • Career Transitions
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Creatives
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • grief
  • Health Anxiety
  • Illness Anxiety Disorder
  • Life Transitions
  • Medical Trauma
  • Millenials
  • Millennial Issues
  • Relationship Distress
  • Relationship issues
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Cait Glenn remote and phone therapy in California, Nevada
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Emily Jenchura
Together, we will:

explore problem areas you are struggling with and identify coping tools and make behavior changes to reduce your distress. We will also practice mindfulness and self-compassion to help you connect with your core being, so you can live authentically.


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VIEW PROFILE
Together, we will:

explore problem areas you are struggling with and identify coping tools and make behavior changes to reduce your distress. We will also practice mindfulness and self-compassion to help you connect with your core being, so you can live authentically.

Something to know about my approach is:

My practice is called Cascade Clarity Psychological Services. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help you make small changes that CASCADE to many aspects of your life. I use Mindfulness and Self-Compassion approaches to help you gain CLARITY.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • career burnout
  • Chronic Pain
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • Coping with medical illnesses
  • Dermatillomania / Skin Picking / Excoriation
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • grief
  • Health Anxiety
  • Insomnia and Sleep Problems
  • Mindfulness
  • Panic Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Compassion
  • Social Anxiety
  • Trichotillomania / Hair Pulling
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Emily Jenchura remote and phone therapy in California
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Andrew Drey-Mulari
Together, we will:

Work together to deconstruct harmful life stories and reconstruct them in more positive, restorative ways.


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VIEW PROFILE
Together, we will:

Work together to deconstruct harmful life stories and reconstruct them in more positive, restorative ways.

Something to know about my approach is:

I utilize a client-centered approach. My main modality is Narrative Therapy, which operates under the assumption that we live our lives in stories.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addictions
  • Anxiety
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Cancer Journey
  • Depression
  • grief
  • LGBTQ+
  • Neurodivergence
  • Racial or Ethnic Identity
  • Teen issues
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Andrew  Drey-Mulari remote and phone therapy in California
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Ellen Ottman
Together, we will:

learn to understand how certain ways of being in the world get in the way of you living your best life. We will explore how emotions manifest in your body and practice grounding and relaxing activities that can help you regulate your nervous system.


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VIEW PROFILE
Together, we will:

learn to understand how certain ways of being in the world get in the way of you living your best life. We will explore how emotions manifest in your body and practice grounding and relaxing activities that can help you regulate your nervous system.

Something to know about my approach is:

I blend somatic therapy, talk therapy, and mindfulness to help my clients connect to themselves more deeply and move towards a place of healing and self-compassion. My work with clients is trauma-informed and healing-centered.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Burn Out
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Gender Identity and Affirmation
  • grief
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychosomatic Issues
  • Racial justice
  • Relationship issues
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Work-Life Balance
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Ellen Ottman remote and phone therapy in California