Chronic Illness Therapists in Winnipeg, MB

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Synapse Counselling Services
Counsellor, PhD, CRC, RTC, CT
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R2Y  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Living with chronic illness, disability, or neurodivergence is hard. Getting through the overwhelm of everyday life feels impossible. You're starting to feel like all you think about is your condition and everything it has taken away from you - work, hobbies, sleep, relationships. Your family and friends don’t get it. They try to help and probably mean well, but sometimes the dismissive way they say things makes you feel worse. You try to hide your symptoms to seem “normal” but inside, you feel like you might break.
Living with chronic illness, disability, or neurodivergence is hard. Getting through the overwhelm of everyday life feels impossible. You're starting to feel like all you think about is your condition and everything it has taken away from you - work, hobbies, sleep, relationships. Your family and friends don’t get it. They try to help and probably mean well, but sometimes the dismissive way they say things makes you feel worse. You try to hide your symptoms to seem “normal” but inside, you feel like you might break.
(431) 444-5466 View (431) 444-5466
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Elysia Bronson
Counsellor, MACP, RCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Winnipeg, MB R2M  (Online Only)
Struggling with chronic pain, fatigue, or brain fog? As a therapist who's also navigated chronic illness, I know what it’s like to feel like you’re always pushing past your limits to get through the day. To feel like your body aches, your brain feels foggy, and the life you long to have seems out of reach. If you’ve been trying to deal with these issues on your own for a while, it might be time to bring in reinforcements. That's why I specialize in teaching skills and providing support to anyone, anywhere with online therapy. You can book in anytime you need and get supported by someone who gets it.
Struggling with chronic pain, fatigue, or brain fog? As a therapist who's also navigated chronic illness, I know what it’s like to feel like you’re always pushing past your limits to get through the day. To feel like your body aches, your brain feels foggy, and the life you long to have seems out of reach. If you’ve been trying to deal with these issues on your own for a while, it might be time to bring in reinforcements. That's why I specialize in teaching skills and providing support to anyone, anywhere with online therapy. You can book in anytime you need and get supported by someone who gets it.
(249) 506-0037 View (249) 506-0037
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Carla Csada - The Empowered Mind Project
Counsellor, CCC, MACP, BHJ
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winnipeg, MB R3R  (Online Only)
As an individual who has been living with a chronic illness for over 14 years, I can relate to the obstacles that arise and the impact they have on one’s self-esteem and identity.
Welcome! Beginning therapy is a significant step to investing in yourself that you should be very proud of. My name is Carla, and I offer individuals a non-judgmental, open, and safe space to share and feel heard. The aim of my therapy is to equip clients with the necessary support, skills, and knowledge to facilitate positive changes in their lives. I aim to promote positive cognitive, emotional, and behavioural changes through a client-centered and therapeutically compassionate-focused approach.
As an individual who has been living with a chronic illness for over 14 years, I can relate to the obstacles that arise and the impact they have on one’s self-esteem and identity.
Welcome! Beginning therapy is a significant step to investing in yourself that you should be very proud of. My name is Carla, and I offer individuals a non-judgmental, open, and safe space to share and feel heard. The aim of my therapy is to equip clients with the necessary support, skills, and knowledge to facilitate positive changes in their lives. I aim to promote positive cognitive, emotional, and behavioural changes through a client-centered and therapeutically compassionate-focused approach.
(866) 747-8713 View (866) 747-8713
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Fiona Smith
MEd, BA(Adv)
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3G  (Online Only)
I help folks with personal, workplace, or intergenerational stress(es); with recovery from trauma and difficulties from the past; as well as with coping with depression, anxiety, grief, identities, addictions, insomnia, chronic illness, chronic pain & disability (existing or newly acquired).
Ready for something else? Life, and our relationships, can be messy, complicated, filled with emotions, and sometimes hard to navigate. If you seek help in making sense of your own past experiences or are ready to create new experiences (or identity) for yourself...you are in the right place.
I help folks with personal, workplace, or intergenerational stress(es); with recovery from trauma and difficulties from the past; as well as with coping with depression, anxiety, grief, identities, addictions, insomnia, chronic illness, chronic pain & disability (existing or newly acquired).
Ready for something else? Life, and our relationships, can be messy, complicated, filled with emotions, and sometimes hard to navigate. If you seek help in making sense of your own past experiences or are ready to create new experiences (or identity) for yourself...you are in the right place.
(204) 817-1625 View (204) 817-1625
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Deep Roots Counselling and Wellness
Counsellor, APC, MACP, BA, BSc
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R2M
I specialize in working with people who are living with chronic illness, chronic pain, and with those who are navigating through changes in life (graduating high school, starting university or career planning, preparing to cohabitate, moving from cohabitating to life as a single adult, retirement, and aging with grace).
My name is Jenell and I'm an Associate Professional Counsellor (APC) offering compassion based counselling and therapy that focuses on healing, restoration, and achieving wellness. Working from a strengths based approach, there is an understanding that each person has strength and capabilities within them to achieve health and wellness. I use an integrative and person-centered model that includes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems, Brainspotting, DBT, ACT, and Talk Therapy.
I specialize in working with people who are living with chronic illness, chronic pain, and with those who are navigating through changes in life (graduating high school, starting university or career planning, preparing to cohabitate, moving from cohabitating to life as a single adult, retirement, and aging with grace).
My name is Jenell and I'm an Associate Professional Counsellor (APC) offering compassion based counselling and therapy that focuses on healing, restoration, and achieving wellness. Working from a strengths based approach, there is an understanding that each person has strength and capabilities within them to achieve health and wellness. I use an integrative and person-centered model that includes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems, Brainspotting, DBT, ACT, and Talk Therapy.
(204) 900-5880 View (204) 900-5880
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Jo Storozinski
RN, BN
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Winnipeg, MB R2H
We may address such issues as: grief, transition, personal growth and transformation, finding meaning and purpose, women's health, caregiver/parental stress, workplace wellness and living with acute/chronic illness.
Feeling stressed, overwhelmed, exhausted, out of balance or unmotivated to make change? Are you being stretched and pulled in all directions by life's demands? Maybe you find yourself in a place of fear and uncertainty, experiencing the pain of loss, struggling with the unknown territory of grief? Does life feel messy and the path forward feel unclear? Come co-create with me a personalized wellness plan to find balance and inner calm as well as new coping skills and practices to cultivate more resilience. With 33years experience, I utilize a holistic approach and offer a compassionate listening presence to adults of all ages.
We may address such issues as: grief, transition, personal growth and transformation, finding meaning and purpose, women's health, caregiver/parental stress, workplace wellness and living with acute/chronic illness.
Feeling stressed, overwhelmed, exhausted, out of balance or unmotivated to make change? Are you being stretched and pulled in all directions by life's demands? Maybe you find yourself in a place of fear and uncertainty, experiencing the pain of loss, struggling with the unknown territory of grief? Does life feel messy and the path forward feel unclear? Come co-create with me a personalized wellness plan to find balance and inner calm as well as new coping skills and practices to cultivate more resilience. With 33years experience, I utilize a holistic approach and offer a compassionate listening presence to adults of all ages.
(204) 400-1830 View (204) 400-1830
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Phoenix Psychotherapy Ltd
MACP, CCC, BAH, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winnipeg, MB R3S  (Online Only)
We are here to help. Life can be difficult, overwhelming, and /or unclear at times. Talking could help lessen thoughts and feelings which could be disrupting daily activities and life satisfaction. We utilize one or integrate several approaches adapting therapy accordingly and based on client needs. Some areas of experience; crisis work, frontline trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), stress and anxiety reduction, panic attacks/disorder, persons of varying (dis)abilities, acute or chronic illness (e.g., cancer), chemical abuse and addiction, depression, bipolar disorder, anger management, self-esteem, and grief/loss.
We are here to help. Life can be difficult, overwhelming, and /or unclear at times. Talking could help lessen thoughts and feelings which could be disrupting daily activities and life satisfaction. We utilize one or integrate several approaches adapting therapy accordingly and based on client needs. Some areas of experience; crisis work, frontline trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), stress and anxiety reduction, panic attacks/disorder, persons of varying (dis)abilities, acute or chronic illness (e.g., cancer), chemical abuse and addiction, depression, bipolar disorder, anger management, self-esteem, and grief/loss.
(204) 400-5082 View (204) 400-5082
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Nancy Bell
MA, BA
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R2M
Do you struggle with navigating unconventional relationships and complex family dynamics? You're not alone. Let's explore, validate, and empower your journey to live authentically, establishing fulfilling connections aligned with your values. Together, we'll embrace your uniqueness with confidence and purpose.
Do you struggle with navigating unconventional relationships and complex family dynamics? You're not alone. Let's explore, validate, and empower your journey to live authentically, establishing fulfilling connections aligned with your values. Together, we'll embrace your uniqueness with confidence and purpose.
(431) 831-0072 View (431) 831-0072
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Tanyo Tanev - Counselling Intern
Pre-Licensed Professional, MACP, MSc, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winnipeg, MB R3A  (Online Only)
Hello, everyone! My name is Tanyo Tanev. I am currently a student counsellor under the supervision of Jennifer Keough at J. D. Keough Counselling Services in Bishop's Falls, Newfoundland. With over 12 years of education and work in related fields to counselling, I am prepared to tackle the complex issues that clients bring to therapy.
Hello, everyone! My name is Tanyo Tanev. I am currently a student counsellor under the supervision of Jennifer Keough at J. D. Keough Counselling Services in Bishop's Falls, Newfoundland. With over 12 years of education and work in related fields to counselling, I am prepared to tackle the complex issues that clients bring to therapy.
(709) 701-5480 View (709) 701-5480
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Myrna Friedenberg
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3B
When I began my Practice in 1990, I knew that I was blessed to have landed in a role that captured my brain and my heart but I never could have imagined that it would bring me to the place I am today. Life is full of challenges. It is also potentially full of joys and celebrations. If you find yourself in a difficult or confusing time in your life, give me a call. I can promise a warm and attentive environment as we work together. Please note that I will see you individually, in your relationship, or, within your family unit.
When I began my Practice in 1990, I knew that I was blessed to have landed in a role that captured my brain and my heart but I never could have imagined that it would bring me to the place I am today. Life is full of challenges. It is also potentially full of joys and celebrations. If you find yourself in a difficult or confusing time in your life, give me a call. I can promise a warm and attentive environment as we work together. Please note that I will see you individually, in your relationship, or, within your family unit.
(204) 400-8041 View (204) 400-8041
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West End Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MMFT, BSW/RSW
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3C
Welcome to West End Therapy, where the focus is on taking care of your emotional and relationship health. We are a group of compassionate and skilled Marriage & Family Therapists who are here to listen, seek to understand, collaborate with you and share expertise to support your mental health and the health of your relationships. We can help you figure out what patterns are causing distress and find a path that can support you and the ones you love move toward flourishing.
Welcome to West End Therapy, where the focus is on taking care of your emotional and relationship health. We are a group of compassionate and skilled Marriage & Family Therapists who are here to listen, seek to understand, collaborate with you and share expertise to support your mental health and the health of your relationships. We can help you figure out what patterns are causing distress and find a path that can support you and the ones you love move toward flourishing.
(431) 813-6715 View (431) 813-6715
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Nolin Turenne
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R2M
Hi, I'm a registered social worker and my practice draws upon various approaches to find a fit that works for you. I work in a way that respects your individuality, where you come from, your inherent skills and value. I aim to help people live joyful, fulfilling lives despite the challenges they may have experienced. I am a certified Brainspotting practitioner, which is a powerful approach that can be used with very little talking if someone prefers not to talk much. Brainspotting is similar to EMDR, but more person-centered, and can quickly and effectively result in change for a variety of emotionally and bodily based conditions.
Hi, I'm a registered social worker and my practice draws upon various approaches to find a fit that works for you. I work in a way that respects your individuality, where you come from, your inherent skills and value. I aim to help people live joyful, fulfilling lives despite the challenges they may have experienced. I am a certified Brainspotting practitioner, which is a powerful approach that can be used with very little talking if someone prefers not to talk much. Brainspotting is similar to EMDR, but more person-centered, and can quickly and effectively result in change for a variety of emotionally and bodily based conditions.
(431) 531-8687 View (431) 531-8687
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Mariana Sussi - Winnipeg Narrative Therapy
Registered Social Worker, MFT, CCC, RSW
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3C
***IN PERSON AND ONLINE SESSIONS AVAILABLE. Our work has been informed by a number of different therapeutic models. In the last sixteen years we have been dedicated to integrate Narrative Ideas and Social Justice models into our practice. In those conversations that happen in our offices, people can reclaim their own preferred stories and re-define themselves by centering on stories that don't restrict their lives to the definition that the problem imposes on them. It's in the core of our work to believe that people that seeks for counselling come to it with a number of skills, beliefs, values, commitments and abilities.
***IN PERSON AND ONLINE SESSIONS AVAILABLE. Our work has been informed by a number of different therapeutic models. In the last sixteen years we have been dedicated to integrate Narrative Ideas and Social Justice models into our practice. In those conversations that happen in our offices, people can reclaim their own preferred stories and re-define themselves by centering on stories that don't restrict their lives to the definition that the problem imposes on them. It's in the core of our work to believe that people that seeks for counselling come to it with a number of skills, beliefs, values, commitments and abilities.
(204) 229-7720 View (204) 229-7720
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Alanna Johnson
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3M
Alanna is a doctoral student in clinical psychology and a clinical associate with the Prairie Psychology team. She works under the supervision of Dr. Dawda, and has extensive training working with adults and couples. Alanna has worked in a broad range of clinical settings, with individuals experiencing a variety of psychological concerns, including anxiety, depression, trauma (including intimate partner violence), grief and stress.
Alanna is a doctoral student in clinical psychology and a clinical associate with the Prairie Psychology team. She works under the supervision of Dr. Dawda, and has extensive training working with adults and couples. Alanna has worked in a broad range of clinical settings, with individuals experiencing a variety of psychological concerns, including anxiety, depression, trauma (including intimate partner violence), grief and stress.
(431) 244-0153 View (431) 244-0153
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Robert Sokoliuk
Psychiatric Nurse, RPN, BScPN
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3P
I have worked in Mental Health for over two decades. My approach is person centered and strength based therapy. I work with individuals and couples to provide support and guidance by building new and existing skills to help navigate challenges and difficulties. I will help you better understand ways to work through struggles and tailor a treatment based on your individual needs, strengths and desired outcomes. My goal is to help improve your overall quality of life. I specialize in areas of depression, anxiety, situational crisis, work place stress, grief, addiction and also provide a 2SLGBTQI+ safe environment.
I have worked in Mental Health for over two decades. My approach is person centered and strength based therapy. I work with individuals and couples to provide support and guidance by building new and existing skills to help navigate challenges and difficulties. I will help you better understand ways to work through struggles and tailor a treatment based on your individual needs, strengths and desired outcomes. My goal is to help improve your overall quality of life. I specialize in areas of depression, anxiety, situational crisis, work place stress, grief, addiction and also provide a 2SLGBTQI+ safe environment.
(204) 800-7457 View (204) 800-7457
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Marie Baffoe
Registered Social Worker, MSW/RSW, MMFT
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3C
Waitlist for new clients
Are you struggling in your relationship with your child(ren) or with your partner(s)? As an individual, are you feeling unlike yourself and you just don’t understand why? Are you wanting things to be different but nothing seems to be working? These types of situations are so very hard and painful. You’re not alone. Whether you are an individual, partners, parent(s) or a family, these feelings and struggles are common. What is difficult is that, if left unaddressed, these challenges just get bigger. But there is hope. I can help.
Are you struggling in your relationship with your child(ren) or with your partner(s)? As an individual, are you feeling unlike yourself and you just don’t understand why? Are you wanting things to be different but nothing seems to be working? These types of situations are so very hard and painful. You’re not alone. Whether you are an individual, partners, parent(s) or a family, these feelings and struggles are common. What is difficult is that, if left unaddressed, these challenges just get bigger. But there is hope. I can help.
(204) 400-1956 View (204) 400-1956
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Lil' Steps Wellness
CAATP, RPC, RSW, MSW, MACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Winnipeg, MB R2H
Our therapists work with children, youth, and adults of all ages experiencing mental health difficulties relating to anxiety and stress, depression, trauma, grief and loss, ADHD, OCD, and more! We have a variety of therapists and counsellors that can meet you or your child's therapeutic goals; including credentials in Master's of Social Work and Master's of Counselling and Psychotherapy. Each therapist has specialties and qualifications that can assist in helping you or your child achieve a better sense of self, increase coping skills, and address mental health concerns to feel better.
Our therapists work with children, youth, and adults of all ages experiencing mental health difficulties relating to anxiety and stress, depression, trauma, grief and loss, ADHD, OCD, and more! We have a variety of therapists and counsellors that can meet you or your child's therapeutic goals; including credentials in Master's of Social Work and Master's of Counselling and Psychotherapy. Each therapist has specialties and qualifications that can assist in helping you or your child achieve a better sense of self, increase coping skills, and address mental health concerns to feel better.
(204) 400-2792 View (204) 400-2792
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Leslie Hackett
Marriage & Family Therapist, MMFT
Not Verified Not Verified
5 Endorsed
Winnipeg, MB R3M
I consider it a privilege to work with people who want to make positive changes in their lives and relationships. It's natural to seek help when struggling with low mood, unhealthy habits or difficulties getting along with the people around us. Individuals might want to focus on coming to terms with unexpected change or dealing with past trauma. Couples sometimes need help communicating or understanding their relationship dynamics. These are all issues that can be dealt with in a therapeutic setting.
I consider it a privilege to work with people who want to make positive changes in their lives and relationships. It's natural to seek help when struggling with low mood, unhealthy habits or difficulties getting along with the people around us. Individuals might want to focus on coming to terms with unexpected change or dealing with past trauma. Couples sometimes need help communicating or understanding their relationship dynamics. These are all issues that can be dealt with in a therapeutic setting.
(431) 303-4564 View (431) 303-4564
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Wai-Han Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Winnipeg, MB R3L
Wai-Han (慧娴) is my name. Wai: wisdom; Han: elegance. Born and raised in a shame-based culture, from a young age things were spoken over me that were the opposite of this, that I did not measure up to my name. I experienced the power of words- that they can speak life or death- for me evoking self-rejection. Through my journey toward healing, spoken words brought liberating life to me. Thus, I am passionate about speaking life into people’s lives, even while they struggle with depression, anxiety, or challenging relationships. I love seeing individuals find more internal freedom, and feel empowered & in control of their experiences.
Wai-Han (慧娴) is my name. Wai: wisdom; Han: elegance. Born and raised in a shame-based culture, from a young age things were spoken over me that were the opposite of this, that I did not measure up to my name. I experienced the power of words- that they can speak life or death- for me evoking self-rejection. Through my journey toward healing, spoken words brought liberating life to me. Thus, I am passionate about speaking life into people’s lives, even while they struggle with depression, anxiety, or challenging relationships. I love seeing individuals find more internal freedom, and feel empowered & in control of their experiences.
(204) 400-0613 View (204) 400-0613
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Kendra Sharek
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3M
Hello and Welcome! I am a Masters-Level social worker providing counselling services in Manitoba, with 15+ years providing front-line and clinical support to individuals and families. I am currently seeing clients ages 18+ and I am particularly passionate about working with young adults, those who work in the helping professions, individuals who have experienced trauma, people who are looking to explore their relationships with themselves and others, and anyone who is looking to start or continue their journey of self-discovery, personal growth, and healing.
Hello and Welcome! I am a Masters-Level social worker providing counselling services in Manitoba, with 15+ years providing front-line and clinical support to individuals and families. I am currently seeing clients ages 18+ and I am particularly passionate about working with young adults, those who work in the helping professions, individuals who have experienced trauma, people who are looking to explore their relationships with themselves and others, and anyone who is looking to start or continue their journey of self-discovery, personal growth, and healing.
(825) 254-6681 View (825) 254-6681

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Chronic Illness Counsellors

How does therapy for chronic illness work?

Many people living with a chronic illness may feel they cannot speak honestly about their experience out of embarrassment or fear of being a burden, or because those close to them do not understand, for example, that they may “look good” even if they do not feel good. Therapy sessions are an opportunity to speak openly with someone who knows their symptoms are not in their head and who can offer practical, proven suggestions for managing feelings of grief, shame, or fatigue, such as techniques to challenge unhelpful thoughts about symptoms and develop new ways to respond to them, such as distraction or calming breathing practices.

Can therapy help with physical symptoms of chronic illness?

Yes, especially if an individual with chronic illness has developed depression. People with depression are less likely to maintain their health treatment regimens or to take positive steps to manage physical symptoms when they arise, thereby potentially complicating their medical prognosis. Treatment of depression, through talk therapy, medication, or both, will often improve one’s physical state as it eases the emotional burden of illness.

What are the most effective treatment options for chronic illness?

No one living with a chronic illness, or their loved ones, should see depression as an unavoidable result of their condition. Instead, they should actively seek treatment. Research shows that people with depression are less likely to devote the required time and effort to maintaining or monitoring their health, and so therapy to limit the risk of depression can be vital for physical health as well. Therapeutic approaches such as cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness-based stress reduction have been found to help individuals reduce stress and anxiety.

How long does therapy for chronic illness take?

There is no set timeline for therapy for people living with chronic illnesses, but many will see a therapist for a number of weeks or months, typically spanning at least 12 weekly sessions. Some people feel that they experience progress faster than others but even some who quickly feel improvement may continue with sessions for months or years. Some people may benefit from maintenance therapy if their symptoms change or they experience a decline in physical health. Others find that the skills learned in short-term therapy can be used on an ongoing basis, even after therapy has concluded.