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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 Aurora, the suburbs of Aurora, other nearby places such as Naperville, Bolingbrook, or anywhere else in Illinois, 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  • You are withdrawn or apathetic about relationships that used to matter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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Rebecca Leslie
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Change your relationship with food. We will work together to help you develop a healthy relationship with food. We may talk about values, your thoughts, and your behaviors.


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Together, we will:

Change your relationship with food. We will work together to help you develop a healthy relationship with food. We may talk about values, your thoughts, and your behaviors.

Something to know about my approach is:

I draw from cognitive behavioral, acceptance and commitment, and interpersonal therapy approaches. I use evidence-based treatment in an individualized manner, which allows me to tailor therapy to best help you.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Binge Eating
  • Body Image
  • Eating Disorders
  • emotional eating
  • Insomnia and Sleep Problems
  • Stress Eating
  • Weight Management
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Rebecca Leslie remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia
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Dawn Schulte
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Through guided “grief work”, you can navigate your new landscape and develop resilience and perspective to survive and thrive after loss. You can welcome peace, beauty, and joy back into your life.


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Together, we will:

Through guided “grief work”, you can navigate your new landscape and develop resilience and perspective to survive and thrive after loss. You can welcome peace, beauty, and joy back into your life.

Something to know about my approach is:

Each person’s response to grief is unique. I’ve worked solely in grief and loss for the last twelve years. Change is painful, and struggle is hard. There is indescribable beauty in healing, and I’m honored to share that journey with clients.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjusting
  • Adjustment to Medical Diagnosis
  • Divorce and Separation
  • grief
  • Life Transitions
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Dawn Schulte remote and phone therapy in Illinois, Missouri
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Kelsey Ruffing
Together, we will:

work through any issue you feel you are struggling with, and together we will navigate healing and processing in order for you to become your best self.


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Together, we will:

work through any issue you feel you are struggling with, and together we will navigate healing and processing in order for you to become your best self.

Something to know about my approach is:

I believe the client knows themselves better than anyone. I use a person-centered approach to empower clients to make their own decisions and help themselves thrive.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • grief
  • Health Anxiety
  • Identity Issues
  • Life Stages
  • Life Stress
  • Procrastination/Motivation
  • Sport Injury Counseling
  • Sports Performance
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Kelsey Ruffing remote and phone therapy in Illinois
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Natasha Schmitt-Robinson
Together, we will:

Develop new ways to approach and react to life’s stresses. We will challenge thinking patterns and behaviors, learn effective communication skills, and develop valuable coping skills.


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Together, we will:

Develop new ways to approach and react to life’s stresses. We will challenge thinking patterns and behaviors, learn effective communication skills, and develop valuable coping skills.

Something to know about my approach is:

I am trained in several empirically-validated approaches that can help create new insights about your thoughts, feelings and behaviors in order to implement positive change and promote growth.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Illness
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Oncology
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship issues
  • Stress
  • Trauma
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Natasha Schmitt-Robinson remote and phone therapy in Florida, Illinois
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Arielle Drescher
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We’ll start by creating a plan based on your primary concerns, and identify everyday problems that have you feeling stuck and unsatisfied. Together, we can explore how to develop narratives and utilize tools to help you shift and reach your goals.


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Together, we will:

We’ll start by creating a plan based on your primary concerns, and identify everyday problems that have you feeling stuck and unsatisfied. Together, we can explore how to develop narratives and utilize tools to help you shift and reach your goals.

Something to know about my approach is:

I am passionate about helping you pivot. It’s OKAY to want to step out of old patterns that have you experiencing unsatisfying outcomes. Together, we can work to acknowledge the pain and discomfort without becoming it.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Adolescents
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Chronic Illness
  • College Students
  • Communication Issues
  • Education
  • Emotional Intimacy
  • Family Conflict
  • Family Dynamics
  • Identity Issues
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Stress
  • Perfectionism
  • Relationship Distress
  • Relationship Patterns
  • School issues
  • Self-acceptance
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Self-Worth
  • Starting College
  • Stress Management
  • Teen issues
  • Women’s health
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Arielle Drescher remote and phone therapy in Illinois