Chronic Illness Therapists in Fredericton, NB

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Sonya Somers Family Counselling
Registered Social Worker, BA/BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Fredericton, NB E3A  (Online Only)
As a Social Work professional I am dedicated to helping individuals, families, groups and communities enhance their individual and collective well-being. I can help with individual and personal problems but also with broader social issues such as poverty, unemployment or domestic violence. As a Social Worker I aim to help people develop their skills and their ability to use their own resources and those of the community to resolve problems.
As a Social Work professional I am dedicated to helping individuals, families, groups and communities enhance their individual and collective well-being. I can help with individual and personal problems but also with broader social issues such as poverty, unemployment or domestic violence. As a Social Worker I aim to help people develop their skills and their ability to use their own resources and those of the community to resolve problems.
(506) 805-3321 View (506) 805-3321
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Dr. Adrienne Kovacs
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Fredericton, NB E3B  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients in ON, NS, and NB. I love helping adults with heart disease and other medical conditions & health care professionals improve their psychological well-being and quality of life. As a patient, are you struggling to cope with your illness or to balance physical symptoms and health care needs with other important aspects of your life? As a clinician, are you struggling with the balance between work and home life, between patient care and other work expectations, and between self-care and care of others? If so, I’d like to help. To learn more, please visit my website: www.EquilibriaPsych.com/services.
Accepting new clients in ON, NS, and NB. I love helping adults with heart disease and other medical conditions & health care professionals improve their psychological well-being and quality of life. As a patient, are you struggling to cope with your illness or to balance physical symptoms and health care needs with other important aspects of your life? As a clinician, are you struggling with the balance between work and home life, between patient care and other work expectations, and between self-care and care of others? If so, I’d like to help. To learn more, please visit my website: www.EquilibriaPsych.com/services.
(437) 747-5034 View (437) 747-5034
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Jodhi Wood-Gaudet
Counsellor, MEd, LCT-C, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fredericton, NB E3B
I am accepting new clients (individuals and couples)! Are you feeling intense emotions, feeling unbalanced, or overwhelmed? I aim to offer a safe place to begin or resume your mental wellness journey. Whether you experience anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, PTSD, domestic violence, addiction, self-esteem struggles, etc, we can navigate the path together. At Out of the Woods Counselling, I believe in attending to the whole self. I want you to feel safe, accepted, nonjudged and comfortable with whatever we explore in therapy. My modalities are eclectic, and I adapt to each client to support their growth.
I am accepting new clients (individuals and couples)! Are you feeling intense emotions, feeling unbalanced, or overwhelmed? I aim to offer a safe place to begin or resume your mental wellness journey. Whether you experience anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, PTSD, domestic violence, addiction, self-esteem struggles, etc, we can navigate the path together. At Out of the Woods Counselling, I believe in attending to the whole self. I want you to feel safe, accepted, nonjudged and comfortable with whatever we explore in therapy. My modalities are eclectic, and I adapt to each client to support their growth.
(506) 706-3178 View (506) 706-3178
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Jacie Targett
Counsellor, MACP, BPhil
Verified Verified
Fredericton, NB E3B  (Online Only)
Using holistic approaches to counselling, I will help you gain freedom from suffering by showing you the path to self knowledge and deep inner trust. In my unique approach to healing, you will be given the opportunity to learn how to create the life you want for yourself, without being held back by your past or even current circumstances.
Using holistic approaches to counselling, I will help you gain freedom from suffering by showing you the path to self knowledge and deep inner trust. In my unique approach to healing, you will be given the opportunity to learn how to create the life you want for yourself, without being held back by your past or even current circumstances.
(506) 700-6483 View (506) 700-6483
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Stephanie Coady
Counsellor, MEd, LCT-C, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fredericton, NB E3A
Waitlist for new clients
Hi! I’m Stephanie Coady, a Licensed Counselling Therapist-Candidate (LCT-C) and a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC). I am passionate about supporting you in your journey and helping you live an intentional life. My therapy office is a confidential, safe, relaxing environment in a non-judgemental and trauma-informed space.
Hi! I’m Stephanie Coady, a Licensed Counselling Therapist-Candidate (LCT-C) and a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC). I am passionate about supporting you in your journey and helping you live an intentional life. My therapy office is a confidential, safe, relaxing environment in a non-judgemental and trauma-informed space.
(506) 404-2622 View (506) 404-2622
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Francesca DeMaio
Registered Social Worker, RSW, BSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Fredericton, NB E3A
I am a Master's Level Social Worker with 19 years of experience serving children and adults experiencing a broad range of difficulties. I work to provide a safe supportive space where you can feel seen and heard, share your experience and shed light opon your difficulties. I will help you identify and build upon your values, strengths and resources, coach you to feel, notice and tolerate your experience in the moment, and work with you to provide education about, attain stabilization around and move toward resolution of any trauma issues that may be contributing to your difficulties.
I am a Master's Level Social Worker with 19 years of experience serving children and adults experiencing a broad range of difficulties. I work to provide a safe supportive space where you can feel seen and heard, share your experience and shed light opon your difficulties. I will help you identify and build upon your values, strengths and resources, coach you to feel, notice and tolerate your experience in the moment, and work with you to provide education about, attain stabilization around and move toward resolution of any trauma issues that may be contributing to your difficulties.
(506) 404-0143 View (506) 404-0143
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Tammy Oliver
Counsellor, RNBN, MEd, LCT , CCC
Verified Verified
Fredericton, NB E3A
*Please note: I'm often in session with clients, therefore the best way to reach me is via email. I help adults, teens, and professional helpers build inner strength, confidence, and hope when they are feeling weighed down by stress, anxiety, and depression. My clients feel stuck due to life struggles such as: work, school, relationships, ongoing stress, and loss. They also struggle with finding confidence, peace, and joy within themselves. Sometimes life throws us a curve-ball and we can find ourselves struggling to cope wondering, "How did I get here?" I know life can be tough sometimes and I know how to help.
*Please note: I'm often in session with clients, therefore the best way to reach me is via email. I help adults, teens, and professional helpers build inner strength, confidence, and hope when they are feeling weighed down by stress, anxiety, and depression. My clients feel stuck due to life struggles such as: work, school, relationships, ongoing stress, and loss. They also struggle with finding confidence, peace, and joy within themselves. Sometimes life throws us a curve-ball and we can find ourselves struggling to cope wondering, "How did I get here?" I know life can be tough sometimes and I know how to help.
(506) 502-2502 View (506) 502-2502
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Ashley Delahaye
Registered Social Worker, BSc, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Fredericton, NB E3A
Ashley works with individuals, couples and families. She works with a trauma-informed lens and specializes in the areas of healing attachment trauma, complex developmental trauma (C-PTSD), anxiety, parenting & co-parenting, marriage, separation and divorce, maternal mental health, adjustment to parenthood, support in fatherhood, abuse and trauma, grief, and intimate partner violence. She provides Integrative Attachment Family Therapy, an experiential approach to improving challenges in family systems, including parent-child relationships, attachment building/repair and attunement for trauma recovery.
Ashley works with individuals, couples and families. She works with a trauma-informed lens and specializes in the areas of healing attachment trauma, complex developmental trauma (C-PTSD), anxiety, parenting & co-parenting, marriage, separation and divorce, maternal mental health, adjustment to parenthood, support in fatherhood, abuse and trauma, grief, and intimate partner violence. She provides Integrative Attachment Family Therapy, an experiential approach to improving challenges in family systems, including parent-child relationships, attachment building/repair and attunement for trauma recovery.
(506) 715-6675 View (506) 715-6675
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Marina Opacic
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Fredericton, NB E3B
Hello, my name is Marina Opacic. I am a Registered Social Worker (RSW) and Therapist in Fredericton, New Brunswick. I have a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) from Saint Thomas University and a Master of Social Work (MSW) from Carleton University. I have worked in the social services and mental health fields since 2011 and have been a Social Worker in public mental health and hospital since 2016. I have experience working with individuals, couples, and families.
Hello, my name is Marina Opacic. I am a Registered Social Worker (RSW) and Therapist in Fredericton, New Brunswick. I have a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) from Saint Thomas University and a Master of Social Work (MSW) from Carleton University. I have worked in the social services and mental health fields since 2011 and have been a Social Worker in public mental health and hospital since 2016. I have experience working with individuals, couples, and families.
(506) 706-3163 View (506) 706-3163
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Sherry Law
Counsellor, LCT, CCC, MEd
Verified Verified
Fredericton, NB E3B
Now Booking for April, 2024 - My clients come from a diverse background, but what is common among them is their pain and frustration from the mounting pressures of life. My goal is to create a safe and accepting environment for my clients to explore their inner selves. I strive to create a non-judgmental space where my clients feel heard and understood. Whether it's anxiety, depression, trauma, or relationship challenges, I work with my clients to develop personalized solutions that meet their needs with where they are.
Now Booking for April, 2024 - My clients come from a diverse background, but what is common among them is their pain and frustration from the mounting pressures of life. My goal is to create a safe and accepting environment for my clients to explore their inner selves. I strive to create a non-judgmental space where my clients feel heard and understood. Whether it's anxiety, depression, trauma, or relationship challenges, I work with my clients to develop personalized solutions that meet their needs with where they are.
(506) 436-1175 View (506) 436-1175
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Emily Thomas- Transforming Emotions
Registered Provisional Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Fredericton, NB E3B  (Online Only)
I work with individuals (16+) who are seeking support related to trauma, anxiety, low mood, grief, self-criticism, and interpersonal difficulties. I approach therapy from a place of empathy, warmth and curiosity, and value collaboration as we work together to build trust and safety in the therapeutic space. Through our work together, we will explore and gain a deeper understanding of what underlies painful emotions and feeling overwhelmed in order to help you feel more fulfilled, confident, and at ease in your life and relationships. My work is supervised by Dr. Sarah Thompson, C.Psych.
I work with individuals (16+) who are seeking support related to trauma, anxiety, low mood, grief, self-criticism, and interpersonal difficulties. I approach therapy from a place of empathy, warmth and curiosity, and value collaboration as we work together to build trust and safety in the therapeutic space. Through our work together, we will explore and gain a deeper understanding of what underlies painful emotions and feeling overwhelmed in order to help you feel more fulfilled, confident, and at ease in your life and relationships. My work is supervised by Dr. Sarah Thompson, C.Psych.
(506) 404-2013 View (506) 404-2013
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Melissa Jolicoeur
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fredericton, NB E3A
Service en français disponible. Are you not feeling like yourself and struggling to move forward? Maybe you’re exhausted, have no motivation, or in constant state of worry? I can help. I have 11 years full time experience providing counselling/psychotherapy services. Together, we can work towards making changes that foster a life that feels much better.
Service en français disponible. Are you not feeling like yourself and struggling to move forward? Maybe you’re exhausted, have no motivation, or in constant state of worry? I can help. I have 11 years full time experience providing counselling/psychotherapy services. Together, we can work towards making changes that foster a life that feels much better.
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Tom Coolen
Counsellor, MA, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fredericton, NB E3A
My areas of interest surround perfectionism, performance, sports, athletics, and health. My wealth of practical experiences as a professional coach and teacher, alongside my educational credentials, have allowed me to combine passion and professional insight into a career that I love.
My areas of interest surround perfectionism, performance, sports, athletics, and health. My wealth of practical experiences as a professional coach and teacher, alongside my educational credentials, have allowed me to combine passion and professional insight into a career that I love.
(506) 315-4363 View (506) 315-4363
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Shannon Good
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fredericton, NB E3B
Waitlist for new clients
I offer counselling to those who are experiencing difficulty with transitions; the transition to parenthood, university, new roles, loss of a role or identity. This includes women experiencing perinatal anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma and stress; teens and adults who are experiencing difficulty with symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, grief, depression and ADHD; and children who experience symptoms of anxiety. I provide my clients a safe space to work through difficult emotions and life challenges. Using a trauma-informed approach, I provide personalized support based on your needs and where you are on your journey.
I offer counselling to those who are experiencing difficulty with transitions; the transition to parenthood, university, new roles, loss of a role or identity. This includes women experiencing perinatal anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma and stress; teens and adults who are experiencing difficulty with symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, grief, depression and ADHD; and children who experience symptoms of anxiety. I provide my clients a safe space to work through difficult emotions and life challenges. Using a trauma-informed approach, I provide personalized support based on your needs and where you are on your journey.
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Kim Rickard Consulting
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Fredericton, NB E3A
35 years experience: I am interested in helping clients ages 16 and up, including older adults, by working together. My approach is to listen to your concerns, and work together to find solutions. Working to provide support in a confidential, supportive atmosphere is my goal. I have experience with clients in Special Care Homes , First Nations, Extra Mural Program , Nursing Homes and hospitals . My service is mobile, meaning I will gladly meet with you at your convenience in the community or my home office.
35 years experience: I am interested in helping clients ages 16 and up, including older adults, by working together. My approach is to listen to your concerns, and work together to find solutions. Working to provide support in a confidential, supportive atmosphere is my goal. I have experience with clients in Special Care Homes , First Nations, Extra Mural Program , Nursing Homes and hospitals . My service is mobile, meaning I will gladly meet with you at your convenience in the community or my home office.
(506) 560-3549 View (506) 560-3549
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Tayler Milbury
Counsellor, LCT-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fredericton, NB E3A
Whether coming to counselling is a new step for you or if you have previous experience, I am honoured to join you on your path. I value getting to know you and the unique factors that shape you, your preferences, and your circumstances, while collaborating in a supportive, non-judgmental, and safe space. I believe, with the right fit, everyone can benefit from counselling, whether for existing challenges or as part of your ongoing self-care routine. Life is hard; we don’t have to navigate it alone! Independence and seeking support can exist together.
Whether coming to counselling is a new step for you or if you have previous experience, I am honoured to join you on your path. I value getting to know you and the unique factors that shape you, your preferences, and your circumstances, while collaborating in a supportive, non-judgmental, and safe space. I believe, with the right fit, everyone can benefit from counselling, whether for existing challenges or as part of your ongoing self-care routine. Life is hard; we don’t have to navigate it alone! Independence and seeking support can exist together.
(506) 606-0230 View (506) 606-0230
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Lita K Llewellyn
Counsellor, MACP, CCC, LCT, EMDR
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Fredericton, NB E3B
Waitlist for new clients
New Clients Welcome Sept/24...Thanks for checking in! I'm Lita and I started my goals for my counselling therapist journey early in 2011 when I was employed in group home settings for neurodiverse clients with mental health challenges. During graduate school I volunteered with the Nova Scotia Hospital and chose to focus on trauma and Couples' Counselling, but I'm passionate about helping people feeling like themselves again; whatever that looks like. I moved home to Fredericton in Spring of 2020 and I love being back home, close to family and friends.
New Clients Welcome Sept/24...Thanks for checking in! I'm Lita and I started my goals for my counselling therapist journey early in 2011 when I was employed in group home settings for neurodiverse clients with mental health challenges. During graduate school I volunteered with the Nova Scotia Hospital and chose to focus on trauma and Couples' Counselling, but I'm passionate about helping people feeling like themselves again; whatever that looks like. I moved home to Fredericton in Spring of 2020 and I love being back home, close to family and friends.
(506) 307-6818 View (506) 307-6818
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Shannon Gallagher
MACP, CCC, RCC, LCT-C
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Fredericton, NB E3A  (Online Only)
Life comes with hardships, some harder to navigate than others. Are you dealing with chronic pain or illness? Are there concerns in your relationships that you want to work on? Are you struggling with intimacy or your sexuality? Are you a part of the LGBTQIA+ community and looking for more support? Do you want to learn methods to help cope with or manage symptoms of anxiety or depression? If yes then you have found the right place. We can work together to accomplish your goals and get the support you need to get through life’s greatest struggles. Book your free consultation with me today.
Life comes with hardships, some harder to navigate than others. Are you dealing with chronic pain or illness? Are there concerns in your relationships that you want to work on? Are you struggling with intimacy or your sexuality? Are you a part of the LGBTQIA+ community and looking for more support? Do you want to learn methods to help cope with or manage symptoms of anxiety or depression? If yes then you have found the right place. We can work together to accomplish your goals and get the support you need to get through life’s greatest struggles. Book your free consultation with me today.
(506) 496-3091 View (506) 496-3091
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AM Wellness Therapy
Registered Social Worker, BAAG , BSW , RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fredericton, NB E3B
Tired of being exhausted? Not feeling yourself? Feeling guilty or shameful? I bring over 14 years of experience working in frontline/clinical social work to supporting my clients. During my career I have spent time in health care, including palliative care, end of life planning and treating sleep disorders. I have supported children, youth, families, individuals, and seniors in working with challenging issues surrounding incarceration, learning disabilities, coping with family members mental health struggles, and with transition and advocacy challenges. I look forward to helping you work towards your goals and the life you love.
Tired of being exhausted? Not feeling yourself? Feeling guilty or shameful? I bring over 14 years of experience working in frontline/clinical social work to supporting my clients. During my career I have spent time in health care, including palliative care, end of life planning and treating sleep disorders. I have supported children, youth, families, individuals, and seniors in working with challenging issues surrounding incarceration, learning disabilities, coping with family members mental health struggles, and with transition and advocacy challenges. I look forward to helping you work towards your goals and the life you love.
(506) 308-1528 View (506) 308-1528
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DBT Karin Klassen R Psych
Psychologist, MSc, MPhil
Verified Verified
Fredericton, NB E3B  (Online Only)
The focus of my practice is to treat people who have emotional dysregulation - stress! This can be due to a mood or personality disorder, chronic pain, trauma or complex trauma, military service, or a major life transition. I use practical, evidence based therapies such as DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy), ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Clinical Hypnosis, and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) to help you fulfill your goals, getting back to living a meaningful, peaceful, productive life. One focus of my practice is treating current military members and veterans.
The focus of my practice is to treat people who have emotional dysregulation - stress! This can be due to a mood or personality disorder, chronic pain, trauma or complex trauma, military service, or a major life transition. I use practical, evidence based therapies such as DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy), ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Clinical Hypnosis, and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) to help you fulfill your goals, getting back to living a meaningful, peaceful, productive life. One focus of my practice is treating current military members and veterans.
(902) 809-7792 View (902) 809-7792

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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.