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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 Florida from Altamonte Springs to Winter Garden or even Miami, 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  • You are withdrawn or apathetic about relationships that used to matter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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Dr. Olajumoke Akinyele
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Talk about our changing world. Post-Pandemic. Discuss your current stressors, struggles, and life transitions. I'll help you navigate through these issues, feel less alone, support you, and how to manage it all.


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Together, we will:

Talk about our changing world. Post-Pandemic. Discuss your current stressors, struggles, and life transitions. I'll help you navigate through these issues, feel less alone, support you, and how to manage it all.

Something to know about my approach is:

My practice is tailored specifically to you as my client because you are your best expert. Together we explore the best practices that would work to improve both your symptoms and the functional impact associated with your diagnosis.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Childhood Issues
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
  • Insomnia and Sleep Problems
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Medication Management
  • Men's Issues
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Social Anxiety
  • Women's Issues
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Dr. Olajumoke Akinyele remote and phone therapy in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Oregon, Washington
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Mateja (Matty) Petje
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Are you feeling anxious all the time, worrying about the future? Having intrusive thoughts? Not sleeping? Are you getting triggered by certain people or situations? If you're in crisis or suicidal, please call 911 as I do not work with crisis.


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Together, we will:

Are you feeling anxious all the time, worrying about the future? Having intrusive thoughts? Not sleeping? Are you getting triggered by certain people or situations? If you're in crisis or suicidal, please call 911 as I do not work with crisis.

Something to know about my approach is:

I create a customized treatment plan for my clients. I utilize a combination of traditional talk therapy (such as CBT) with alternative medicine practices such as hypnosis, NLP, yoga, meditation, affirmations, and relaxation techniques.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Abuse and Neglect
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Childhood Emotional Neglect
  • Codependency
  • Confidence and Self-worth
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Dysthymia
  • Emotion Dysregulation
  • Entrepreneurial Women
  • Fears and Phobias
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Holistic Wellness
  • Insomnia and Sleep Problems
  • Life Coaching
  • Loneliness
  • Mindfulness meditation and spirituality
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Spirituality
  • Therapist for other Therapists
  • Trauma Recovery
  • Women's Issues
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Mateja (Matty)  Petje remote and phone therapy in Florida, New York
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Laura Fernandez
Together, we will:

Together we will explore, uncover, discover, improve, and change. Therapy is a process of discovery, where I will serve as your mirror and reflect back that which is hard for you to see in yourself. Together we will create change and bring awareness.


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Together, we will:

Together we will explore, uncover, discover, improve, and change. Therapy is a process of discovery, where I will serve as your mirror and reflect back that which is hard for you to see in yourself. Together we will create change and bring awareness.

Something to know about my approach is:

I view therapy as a process where the client and I work together, nobody is better than the other and we each hold a degree of responsibility over the outcome of treatment. I treat the individual in a holistic manner and view each person as unique.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Black and African American Issues
  • Cancer Diagnosis
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Depression
  • grief
  • High anxiety
  • Hispanic and Latino Issues
  • Identity Issues
  • Insomnia and Sleep Problems
  • interracial couples
  • LGBTQ+
  • Loving someone with Aspergers
  • Manic Depression
  • narcissistic abuse
  • Panic Disorders
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Racial or Ethnic Identity
  • Racial Trauma
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Laura  Fernandez remote and phone therapy in Florida
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Jannie Engel
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Together we can discuss your individual needs such as depression, anxiety, stress, relationships, health issues, grief, isolation, career challenges, or feeling overwhelmed. Very serious or just needing to process your thoughts, I am here for you.


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Picture of Jannie Engel, therapist in Florida, North Carolina
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Together, we will:

Together we can discuss your individual needs such as depression, anxiety, stress, relationships, health issues, grief, isolation, career challenges, or feeling overwhelmed. Very serious or just needing to process your thoughts, I am here for you.

Something to know about my approach is:

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I do not believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach is person centered, no one knows you better than yourself.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Aging and Getting Older
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Chronic Health Issues
  • Depression
  • Families
  • Geriatric Counselor
  • grief
  • Relationships
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Jannie Engel remote and phone therapy in Florida, North Carolina
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Kerri Bicskei
Together, we will:

Come up with a roadmap together to get you where you want to go. I am committed to supporting your journey and helping you get unstuck. If you're ready to start seeing positive changes and ditch unhealthy patterns, I'm here to help.


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Picture of Kerri Bicskei, therapist in Florida, Washington
VIEW PROFILE
Together, we will:

Come up with a roadmap together to get you where you want to go. I am committed to supporting your journey and helping you get unstuck. If you're ready to start seeing positive changes and ditch unhealthy patterns, I'm here to help.

Something to know about my approach is:

I am a real and relatable therapist. I use EMDR, mindfulness and other tools and exercises to helps clients GROW. I have a solution focused approach and believe in developing a balanced mind and body and have a holistic approach.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Active Duty Military
  • Athletes
  • Career Counseling
  • Coping Skills
  • Disordered Eating
  • Former Athletes
  • Infertility
  • Insomnia and Sleep Problems
  • Life Transitions
  • Mindfulness meditation and spirituality
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Relationship Distress
  • Self-Worth
  • Sport Injury Counseling
  • Sport Psychology
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma EMDR
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Kerri Bicskei remote and phone therapy in Florida, Washington