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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 Georgia from Albany to Warner Robins or even Macon, 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  • You are withdrawn or apathetic about relationships that used to matter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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Picture of Amelia Swanson, therapist in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
Amelia Swanson
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talk about coping with current life stressors like health issues, family stressors, major life changes. We will also focus on what brings you meaning and how to enjoy your life even while coping with stress.


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VIEW PROFILE
Together, we will:

talk about coping with current life stressors like health issues, family stressors, major life changes. We will also focus on what brings you meaning and how to enjoy your life even while coping with stress.

Something to know about my approach is:

I help people recognize patterns that no longer help them, cultivate self-compassion and learn new skills and strategies to create lasting change.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Cancer Diagnosis
  • Chronic Illness
  • Infertility
  • Perinatal Mood/Anxiety Disorders
  • Physician burnout
  • Pregnancy Loss
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Amelia Swanson remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
Picture of Dr. Jen Joseph, therapist 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, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
Dr. Jen Joseph
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In order to work together productively, we will collaboratively create a space where you can be heard, feel valued, and be appropriately challenged. I will encourage you to say anything.


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Picture of Dr. Jen Joseph, therapist 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, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
VIEW PROFILE
Together, we will:

In order to work together productively, we will collaboratively create a space where you can be heard, feel valued, and be appropriately challenged. I will encourage you to say anything.

Something to know about my approach is:

My style is warm, interactive, and analytical. I focus on helping you to find compassion for yourself as you create changes in your life. Your talking helps me to understand you better so that you can understand and know yourself more deeply.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addictions
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics
  • Anxiety
  • Binge Eating
  • Bulimia
  • Chronic Pain
  • Couples Therapy
  • Depression
  • Panic Disorders
  • Queer Identity
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Trauma Recovery
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Dr. Jen Joseph 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, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
Picture of Dr. Corinne Smorra, therapist in Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Wisconsin
Dr. Corinne Smorra
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I provide a place you can reveal your thoughts and feelings without being concerned about a negative reaction. We work together over time to achieve the goals you desire, along with helping you become self-sufficient to deal with life’s curveballs.


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Picture of Dr. Corinne Smorra, therapist in Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Wisconsin
VIEW PROFILE
Together, we will:

I provide a place you can reveal your thoughts and feelings without being concerned about a negative reaction. We work together over time to achieve the goals you desire, along with helping you become self-sufficient to deal with life’s curveballs.

Something to know about my approach is:

We will do a lot of work together, but my goal is to make “walking through” your uncomfortable moments more bearable. Our sessions will begin with what is currently on your mind. Our work is a gradual and continuous even outside of our sessions.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Disease
  • Congenital Disease
  • Depression
  • grief
  • Health
  • Organ Transplantation
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Dr. Corinne Smorra remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Wisconsin
Picture of Lauren Necesario Smith, therapist 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
Lauren Necesario Smith
Together, we will:

explore thoughts, behaviors, relationships, or situations that may be contributing to your concerns. We will pull from a number of techniques and interventions that will then allow you to hopefully find some relief from the stress.


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Picture of Lauren Necesario Smith, therapist 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
VIEW PROFILE
Together, we will:

explore thoughts, behaviors, relationships, or situations that may be contributing to your concerns. We will pull from a number of techniques and interventions that will then allow you to hopefully find some relief from the stress.

Something to know about my approach is:

Through gentle exploration and skill building, you will be guided to a place of understanding, acceptance, and compassion for where you are in your journey and how you got here. I like to use CBT, DBT, ACT, and mindfulness-based interventions.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Adjustment issues
  • Adult ADHD
  • Aging and Getting Older
  • Anxiety
  • Boundaries
  • Chronic Pain
  • Confidence and Self-worth
  • Cultural Adjustment
  • Depression
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • grief
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • High-Functioning Depression
  • Life Adjustment
  • Life Transitions
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Mental health issues and disorders
  • Painful thoughts
  • Psychosomatic Issues
  • Testing
  • Test/Performance Anxiety
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Lauren Necesario Smith 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
Picture of Dr. Jennifer Collins, therapist in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, 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
Dr. Jennifer Collins
Together, we will:

Focus on health, healing, and well-being. We will work together to realign your priorities, find balance in your life, and optimize your functioning in all the roles you have in life (professional, parent, spouse, colleague, friend, leader, etc).


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Picture of Dr. Jennifer Collins, therapist in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, 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
VIEW PROFILE
Together, we will:

Focus on health, healing, and well-being. We will work together to realign your priorities, find balance in your life, and optimize your functioning in all the roles you have in life (professional, parent, spouse, colleague, friend, leader, etc).

Something to know about my approach is:

I like to learn as much as I can about my clients and come up with treatment goals collaboratively. I focus on strengths and small steps towards change. I am trained in CBT and I weave in mindfulness, coaching, and positive psychology.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjustment issues
  • Anxiety
  • Assisted Reproduction
  • Chronic Illness
  • Coping with medical illnesses
  • Depression
  • Front Line Workers
  • Health Anxiety
  • Healthcare workers
  • Infertility
  • Life Stress
  • Medical Professionals
  • Nurse Burnout
  • Parenting
  • Physician burnout
  • Professional Women
  • Relationship Distress
  • Weight Management
  • Women’s health
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Workplace Conflict
  • Work stress
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Dr. Jennifer Collins remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, 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