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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 District of Columbia, 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  • You are withdrawn or apathetic about relationships that used to matter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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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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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:
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics
  • Adulting
  • Child or Adolescent Therapy
  • Codependency
  • College Students
  • Coping with medical illnesses
  • Executive Coaching
  • Families
  • Forensics
  • 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, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia
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Faith Pérez McGowan
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help you learn how to quiet excessive worries and fears, and bring joy back into your life. My clients know what it's like to feel tired, stressed, and overwhelmed. Together, we can find solutions that will allow you to take steps towards your goals.


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Picture of Faith Pérez McGowan, therapist in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia
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Together, we will:

help you learn how to quiet excessive worries and fears, and bring joy back into your life. My clients know what it's like to feel tired, stressed, and overwhelmed. Together, we can find solutions that will allow you to take steps towards your goals.

Something to know about my approach is:

When we work together, you can expect to practice challenging unhelpful thoughts and behaviors, learn more effective coping mechanisms, and have more restful, quality sleep.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • grief
  • Insomnia and Sleep Problems
  • Maternal Mental Health
  • Trauma
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Faith Pérez McGowan remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia
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Dr. Lee Phillips
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look at how your past influences the present. I use holistic approaches where I treat the whole person and not just the symptoms. Psychotherapy is a journey and we will take it together.


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Picture of Dr. Lee Phillips, therapist in District Of Columbia, Florida, Maryland, Virginia
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Together, we will:

look at how your past influences the present. I use holistic approaches where I treat the whole person and not just the symptoms. Psychotherapy is a journey and we will take it together.

Something to know about my approach is:

for my clients to achieve the goals they wish to accomplish. I use interventions that offer not only symptom relief, but also a means to improve emotional connections to the individual and others.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anger
  • Anger Management
  • BDSM
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bisexuality
  • Caregiver Stress
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Illness Management
  • Chronic Pain
  • Couples Counseling
  • Couples issues
  • Couples Therapy
  • Depression
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Kink
  • Kink Community
  • LGBTQ+
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Mood Swings
  • Non-monogamy
  • Polyamory
  • Queer Identity
  • Relationship Distress
  • Self-acceptance
  • Self-love
  • Self-Worth
  • Sex Anxiety
  • Sex problems
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Health Issues
  • Sexual Issues
  • Sexuality
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Substance use disorders
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Dr. Lee Phillips remote and phone therapy in District Of Columbia, Florida, Maryland, Virginia
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Emily Decker
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Explore patterns in relationships, life and habits. We will work as a team to learn how to spot these pattern cycles, interrupt them when they're happening, and avoid starting these patterns altogether. Let's put some new tools in your toolbox.


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Picture of Emily Decker, therapist in District Of Columbia, Oregon
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Together, we will:

Explore patterns in relationships, life and habits. We will work as a team to learn how to spot these pattern cycles, interrupt them when they're happening, and avoid starting these patterns altogether. Let's put some new tools in your toolbox.

Something to know about my approach is:

I focus on your current life, relationships, and goals. When we talk about the past, it's usually to help inform our understanding of why something is happening now. I use evidence based practices, including mindfulness, DBT and CBT.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Illness Management
  • Codependency
  • Complex Trauma
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Religious Trauma
  • Trauma
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Emily Decker remote and phone therapy in District Of Columbia, Oregon
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Dr. Janet Civitelli
Together, we will:

Tackle whatever challenges you are facing. We'll build your skills to be more effective in your career and in your personal life. Depending on your interests, therapy may include bibliotherapy, journaling, mindfulness meditation, and/or hypnotherapy.


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Picture of Dr. Janet Civitelli, therapist in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia
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Together, we will:

Tackle whatever challenges you are facing. We'll build your skills to be more effective in your career and in your personal life. Depending on your interests, therapy may include bibliotherapy, journaling, mindfulness meditation, and/or hypnotherapy.

Something to know about my approach is:

I have a strong background in personality psychology and I will use that expertise to choose therapy methods that work well for you. I will help you to build upon your strengths.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Burn Out
  • Career
  • Career Counseling
  • Career Transitions
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Family of Origin
  • Health
  • Health Anxiety
  • Insomnia and Sleep Problems
  • Stress
  • Work-Life Balance
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Dr. Janet Civitelli remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia