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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. Whether you are located in downtown Washington DC, Anacostia, Ballston, Bluemont, or even Brentwood, 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  • You are withdrawn or apathetic about relationships that used to matter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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Bee Cook
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We'll explore your relationships, attachments, sense of self, and how past experiences still impact you today. I'm happy to support those undergoing major life transitions, working through trauma, navigating identity questions, or seeking growth.


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We'll explore your relationships, attachments, sense of self, and how past experiences still impact you today. I'm happy to support those undergoing major life transitions, working through trauma, navigating identity questions, or seeking growth.

Something to know about my approach is:

In our work together, you can expect a warm, nonjudgmental presence as we explore your inner world. I offer a space where all parts of you are welcome, even those you've tried to push away. My goal is for you to feel truly seen, heard, and understood

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adult ADHD
  • Aging and Getting Older
  • Alzheimer's
  • Anger Disorders
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Anxiety-Driven Anger
  • Attachment Issues
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Avoidant Personality Disorder
  • Body Image
  • Cancer
  • Career Counseling
  • Child Behavior Issues
  • Children of Divorce
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Complex Trauma
  • Cutting
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Disability
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Eating Disorders
  • Faith and Spirituality
  • Family Conflict
  • Gender Identity
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Highly Sensitive People (HSPs)
  • Histrionic Personality Disorder
  • Immigrants
  • Insomnia and Sleep Problems
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Intergenerational Trauma
  • Job Stress
  • Kink
  • Learning Disabilities
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marriage
  • Men
  • Mild Depression
  • Multicultural Identity
  • Neurodivergence
  • Open Relationships
  • Panic Attacks
  • Panic Disorders
  • Parental Burnout
  • Parenting
  • Parenting Skills
  • Persistant Depressive Disorder
  • Personal Growth
  • Political Anxiety
  • Polyamory
  • Rape and Sexual Assault
  • Relationships
  • Seasonal Depression
  • Self-Acceptance
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexuality
  • Social Anxiety
  • Spirituality
  • Spiritual Trauma
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Depression
  • Tourette Disorder
  • Trauma
  • Veterans/Military Families
  • White Privilege
  • Women
  • Women Veterans
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Natalie Goobes
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Together, we will collaborate on goals for your dream life and will work on the stepping stones to get you to where you want to go. Anxiety, couple distress, life adjustment, ADHD, and illness are some of the general themes that I have worked with.


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Together, we will collaborate on goals for your dream life and will work on the stepping stones to get you to where you want to go. Anxiety, couple distress, life adjustment, ADHD, and illness are some of the general themes that I have worked with.

Something to know about my approach is:

I am a client-centered, strengths-based, and trauma-informed therapist trained to bring openness, curiosity, respect, and accountability into therapy. I am trained in various therapy models which I uniquely tailor to each of my clients.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Cancer
  • Children of Immigrants
  • Chronic Illness
  • Couples
  • Intergenerational Trauma
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Map in Renton, Washington for Natalie Goobes therapy location.
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Angel Asuncion-Reed
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co-create your healing; centering client-therapist relationship through connection and collaboration in a compassionate space for healing.


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co-create your healing; centering client-therapist relationship through connection and collaboration in a compassionate space for healing.

Something to know about my approach is:

Is that I am rooted in a systemic approach with children, adolescents, couples, and families. I look forward to walking alongside you in a safe, secure, and non-judgmental space.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Ancestral Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Child or Adolescent Therapy
  • Chronic Illness
  • Depression
  • Family Dynamics
  • Grief
  • Marriage
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Racial Justice
  • Racial Trauma
  • Women
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Map in Renton, Washington for Angel Asuncion-Reed therapy location.
7.9 miles from you
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Allie Peyton
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Anything that impacts your relationship from grief to sex or family to body image are all welcome topics in the space together.


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Anything that impacts your relationship from grief to sex or family to body image are all welcome topics in the space together.

Something to know about my approach is:

I work to help you hold your own identity while we are in relationship with others who sometimes have completely different parts, feelings, narratives and perspectives.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Alternative Relationships
  • Attachment Issues
  • Attachment Styles
  • Autoimmune Disorders
  • Body Acceptance
  • Body Image
  • Couples Sex Therapy
  • Desire Discrepancy
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief
  • Interpersonal Difficulties
  • Intimacy
  • Kink
  • Marriage
  • Mismatched Sex Drives
  • Relationship Distress
  • Relationships
  • Relationship Skills
  • Sex Anxiety
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Issues
  • Sexuality
  • Sexual Pain
  • Sexual Self-Esteem
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Maggie Eastman
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set goals, create an actionable plan to reach goals, and continue to evaluate the process and where we're seeing success. We'll also look at ways to practice maintaining outside of therapy sessions.


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Together, we will:

set goals, create an actionable plan to reach goals, and continue to evaluate the process and where we're seeing success. We'll also look at ways to practice maintaining outside of therapy sessions.

Something to know about my approach is:

I like to bring brain science into therapy to help clients understand what will help them be successful in making changes. I will always ask what the best use of our time is, and my clients control the direction of their therapy.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Adjustment Issues
  • Adjustment to Medical Diagnosis
  • Anticipatory Grief
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Anxiety in Relationships
  • Anxiety Management
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Stress
  • COVID-Related Stress and Anxiety
  • Depression
  • End of Life
  • Fear of Failure
  • First Responders
  • Functional Anxiety
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Grief
  • Grief from Losing a Pet
  • Health Anxiety
  • High-Functioning Depression
  • Life Adjustment
  • Mild Depression
  • Political Anxiety
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Prolonged Grief Disorder
  • Relationship Distress
  • Seasonal Depression
  • Situational Grief
  • Situational Stress
  • Suicide loss
  • Traumatic Loss
  • Work Stress
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Map in Puyallup, Washington for Maggie Eastman therapy location.
24.8 miles from you