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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 Connecticut from Bridgeport to West Haven or even New Britain, 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  • You are withdrawn or apathetic about relationships that used to matter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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Sarah Aftab
Together, we will:

Collaborate so you can heal and grow by learning to reconnect with your mind, body & surroundings, love & trust yourself, prioritize your needs, recover from people-pleasing & perfectionism, set boundaries & accept that nothing is wrong with you.


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Together, we will:

Collaborate so you can heal and grow by learning to reconnect with your mind, body & surroundings, love & trust yourself, prioritize your needs, recover from people-pleasing & perfectionism, set boundaries & accept that nothing is wrong with you.

Something to know about my approach is:

My practice is mindfulness-based with a holistic approach: nurturing your mind, body, spirit, & being present with yourself & the world around you. We may explore your childhood, relationships & difficult experiences to help you learn about yourself.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia and Sleep Problems
  • Mindfulness
  • Self-Worth
  • Trauma
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Sarah Aftab remote and phone therapy in Connecticut, Massachusetts
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Laura Taets
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Together we clarify & prioritize your goals for therapy. We identify strategies & tools to help you cope, adjust to new realities, and to guide you on your ongoing journey. We develop a plan for moving forward that is right for you.


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Together, we will:

Together we clarify & prioritize your goals for therapy. We identify strategies & tools to help you cope, adjust to new realities, and to guide you on your ongoing journey. We develop a plan for moving forward that is right for you.

Something to know about my approach is:

Mutual trust and respect is at the core of the therapist/client relationship. I meet you where you are and do not judge. Thoughts, feelings & experiences are not right or wrong. Rather they are as individual as we each are.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjustment to Medical Diagnosis
  • Anxiety
  • Burn Out
  • Cancer survival
  • Caregiving
  • Coping with medical illnesses
  • COVID 19 Stress and Anxiety
  • Depression
  • grief
  • Illness
  • Life Transitions
  • Loss
  • Nurse Burnout
  • Physician burnout
  • Terminal Illness
  • Trauma
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Laura Taets remote and phone therapy in Connecticut
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Kim Zimmerman
Together, we will:

work through self-criticism, perfectionism, & shame; shift automatic reactions into mindful & intentional choices; help you cope with pain, loss, anxiety, & trauma; And more effectively ask for what you want while saying no to what you don't want.


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VIEW PROFILE
Together, we will:

work through self-criticism, perfectionism, & shame; shift automatic reactions into mindful & intentional choices; help you cope with pain, loss, anxiety, & trauma; And more effectively ask for what you want while saying no to what you don't want.

Something to know about my approach is:

My goal is to provide a safe, authentic, and collaborative space for you to better understand yourself and your goals, determine what is working for you and what may not be, and for you to feel emboldened to approach life in new and meaningful ways!

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Health Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Existential Issues
  • Exploring Attachment Styles
  • Family Relationships
  • Grief counseling
  • Insomnia and Sleep Problems
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Loneliness
  • Mindfulness
  • Relationship Distress
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • transition to motherhood
  • Trauma Recovery
  • Women’s health
  • Working Professionals
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Kim Zimmerman remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
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Della S. Lusk, Ph.D.
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I'm trained as a Bilingual Clinical Psychologist; my training and experience allows me to work with the widest range of issues possible.


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Together, we will:

I'm trained as a Bilingual Clinical Psychologist; my training and experience allows me to work with the widest range of issues possible.

Something to know about my approach is:

I generally use a cognitve behavioral therapy (CBT) approach with most clients.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adolescents
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics
  • Adulting
  • Adults
  • Anxiety
  • Child or Adolescent Therapy
  • Children
  • Codependency
  • College Students
  • Coping with medical illnesses
  • Executive Coaching
  • Graduate Students
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • Personal growth
  • Psychological/Neurocognitive Evaluations
  • Starting College
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Della S. Lusk, Ph.D. remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
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Evan Lawrence
Together, we will:

reach the goals that YOU define.


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Picture of Evan Lawrence, therapist in Connecticut, New York
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Together, we will:

reach the goals that YOU define.

Something to know about my approach is:

I use an integrated approach.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Career Counseling
  • Career Transitions
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Fitness/Weight Loss Goals
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Insomnia and Sleep Problems
  • Relationship Distress
  • Stress
  • Stress Eating
  • Stress Management
  • Weight Loss
  • Weight Management
  • Work stress
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Evan Lawrence remote and phone therapy in Connecticut, New York