Chronic Illness Therapists in St John's, NL

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Lisa Denty
Counsellor, MA, BN,RN, CCHN(C), CCC, CCTP-II
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1B
However, I also work with persons struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, addiction, compassion fatigue, burnout, ADHD, chronic illness/pain, relationships, work, parenting, pre and postpartum, obesity, and eating disorders.
My goal as a counsellor is to provide all persons I work with a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive space so you can begin exploring challenges impacting your life and start working towards your wellness goals. If you are looking for a counsellor who listens with compassion and empathy and also provides education, coping strategies, and various techniques to get you moving forward on your healing journey, you have come to the right place. With my diverse education, work and lived experience, I am able to support folks facing various challenges.
However, I also work with persons struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, addiction, compassion fatigue, burnout, ADHD, chronic illness/pain, relationships, work, parenting, pre and postpartum, obesity, and eating disorders.
My goal as a counsellor is to provide all persons I work with a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive space so you can begin exploring challenges impacting your life and start working towards your wellness goals. If you are looking for a counsellor who listens with compassion and empathy and also provides education, coping strategies, and various techniques to get you moving forward on your healing journey, you have come to the right place. With my diverse education, work and lived experience, I am able to support folks facing various challenges.
(709) 701-3643 View (709) 701-3643
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Coastal Health NL
Counsellor, PhD, MEd, RDT, CCC
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1A
If there's one experience that is guaranteed, it's change. Change comes in many forms; accomplishment, loss, crisis. Sometimes we lead change in our lives, sometimes we're forced to follow it - kicking and screaming. Coastal Health Inc. Is a multi-practitioner, allied health, practice. We work collaboratively and emphasize a comprehensive service access to our clients. Our team are all graduate and doctoral trained therapists, specializing in multiple areas, including (but not limited to); Chronic illness, grief, trans support for individuals and families, family issues, couple issues, depression and anxiety, identity and career etc
If there's one experience that is guaranteed, it's change. Change comes in many forms; accomplishment, loss, crisis. Sometimes we lead change in our lives, sometimes we're forced to follow it - kicking and screaming. Coastal Health Inc. Is a multi-practitioner, allied health, practice. We work collaboratively and emphasize a comprehensive service access to our clients. Our team are all graduate and doctoral trained therapists, specializing in multiple areas, including (but not limited to); Chronic illness, grief, trans support for individuals and families, family issues, couple issues, depression and anxiety, identity and career etc
(709) 400-8664 View (709) 400-8664
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Deep Roots Counselling and Wellness
Counsellor, APC, MACP, BA, BSc
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1A
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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Heidi Sturgeon
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1C  (Online Only)
If you are 18 years or older and navigating life's challenges like becoming a parent, living with chronic illness, codependency, ADHD, PTSD, or grappling with grief or anxiety - we can offer you care and support.
Struggling in your day to day life? Or feeling torn between yesterday and tomorrow? We're here for you. The team at Heidi Sturgeon and Associates has experienced Psychologists and Social Workers who provide compassionate care tailored just for you. You're not alone in dealing with grief, trauma, anxiety, burnout, overwhelm or a late diagnosis of ADHD. We will work with you to develop new ways of living that help you to feel more empowered and free. With the right support, you can grow more assertive, set clear boundaries, manage difficult emotions, and feel more at peace. No matter where you're at, we're ready to meet you there.
If you are 18 years or older and navigating life's challenges like becoming a parent, living with chronic illness, codependency, ADHD, PTSD, or grappling with grief or anxiety - we can offer you care and support.
Struggling in your day to day life? Or feeling torn between yesterday and tomorrow? We're here for you. The team at Heidi Sturgeon and Associates has experienced Psychologists and Social Workers who provide compassionate care tailored just for you. You're not alone in dealing with grief, trauma, anxiety, burnout, overwhelm or a late diagnosis of ADHD. We will work with you to develop new ways of living that help you to feel more empowered and free. With the right support, you can grow more assertive, set clear boundaries, manage difficult emotions, and feel more at peace. No matter where you're at, we're ready to meet you there.
(902) 909-5559 View (902) 909-5559
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Irnes Zeljkovic
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1C
I serve a diverse set of communities, including teens, adults, seniors, couples and families. I am passionate about supporting clients who have experienced traumatic events, struggles with mental illness, learning disabilities, addictions and chronic pain. I also support folks who are struggling with conflict, communication, emotion regulation, workload and burnout within their work or school setting.
I serve a diverse set of communities, including teens, adults, seniors, couples and families. I am passionate about supporting clients who have experienced traumatic events, struggles with mental illness, learning disabilities, addictions and chronic pain. I also support folks who are struggling with conflict, communication, emotion regulation, workload and burnout within their work or school setting.
(548) 483-5605 View (548) 483-5605
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Denise V Hackett
Counsellor, BPE, MEd, CCC, ND
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1B
Each client has a story that has brought them to counseling. As individualized as client issues are; whether grief, trauma, conflict or any situation I believe people need and want to be heard. Discovering insight; an understanding and awareness of the situation is the foundation to moving forward in some capacity. Counselling provides the space and attentive listening to begin this process and to set goals to living one’s best life.
Each client has a story that has brought them to counseling. As individualized as client issues are; whether grief, trauma, conflict or any situation I believe people need and want to be heard. Discovering insight; an understanding and awareness of the situation is the foundation to moving forward in some capacity. Counselling provides the space and attentive listening to begin this process and to set goals to living one’s best life.
(709) 701-9164 View (709) 701-9164
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Tranquil Tides
Registered Social Worker
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1A
Welcome to Tranquil Tides! A safe, judgement-free space where you can slow down and focus on what matters most to you. We are a group of registered social workers who have a wide variety of experience, education, and interests. We offer evening and weekend appointments as we understand how busy life can be. Whether you have taken part in therapy before, or this is your first time, we can provide an environment that offers you care and empathy while you work towards your goals.
Welcome to Tranquil Tides! A safe, judgement-free space where you can slow down and focus on what matters most to you. We are a group of registered social workers who have a wide variety of experience, education, and interests. We offer evening and weekend appointments as we understand how busy life can be. Whether you have taken part in therapy before, or this is your first time, we can provide an environment that offers you care and empathy while you work towards your goals.
(709) 200-0250 View (709) 200-0250
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Carla Condon Barton
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, MSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1C
Becoming a therapist has been an intentional journey that is the direct result of a desire to collaboratively facilitate healing in myself and others. It is difficult to be in the world right now and the impending fear and anxiety around us can contribute to feelings of overwhelm and a sense of disconnect from ourselves and others. This might have us feeling hopeless, isolated or 'stuck'. Our work together will foster the resilience and self-compassion needed to weather these storms and to recognize and celebrate the wisdom found in the struggle.
Becoming a therapist has been an intentional journey that is the direct result of a desire to collaboratively facilitate healing in myself and others. It is difficult to be in the world right now and the impending fear and anxiety around us can contribute to feelings of overwhelm and a sense of disconnect from ourselves and others. This might have us feeling hopeless, isolated or 'stuck'. Our work together will foster the resilience and self-compassion needed to weather these storms and to recognize and celebrate the wisdom found in the struggle.
(709) 400-6694 View (709) 400-6694
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Kimberly Maich
Psychologist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1B
I typically work with clients who are struggling with various aspects of everyday life and would like some support as they work through a difficult time, transition, or issue that has emerged for them. My clients are often seeking ways forward to move through these challenging moments as well as new skills for life ahead so they can thrive once again, and feel fully engaged with life and its positive behaviours and emotions. Much of my time is spent carrying out assessments with clients who are wondering about characteristics they see in themselves, or that their parents wonder about (e.g., autism).
I typically work with clients who are struggling with various aspects of everyday life and would like some support as they work through a difficult time, transition, or issue that has emerged for them. My clients are often seeking ways forward to move through these challenging moments as well as new skills for life ahead so they can thrive once again, and feel fully engaged with life and its positive behaviours and emotions. Much of my time is spent carrying out assessments with clients who are wondering about characteristics they see in themselves, or that their parents wonder about (e.g., autism).
(709) 200-0161 View (709) 200-0161
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Alison Judd Consulting
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1H
Have you or your loved one been diagnosed with a critical illness? Are you undergoing various life transitions and want to plan your end-of-life needs? Are you having difficulty living through death and understanding your grief? I have worked with people who experience loss on all levels: loss of functioning and identity due to disability or aging, dementia or Alzheimer’s impacts, changes in health needs, dying and death matters, and maternal and paternal child loss.
Have you or your loved one been diagnosed with a critical illness? Are you undergoing various life transitions and want to plan your end-of-life needs? Are you having difficulty living through death and understanding your grief? I have worked with people who experience loss on all levels: loss of functioning and identity due to disability or aging, dementia or Alzheimer’s impacts, changes in health needs, dying and death matters, and maternal and paternal child loss.
(709) 700-3081 View (709) 700-3081
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Rose Linstead
Pre-Licensed Professional, ND
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1E
Asking for help can be one of the hardest things to do - I’m glad you are making that first step! My therapy room is a safe and accepting space where there is no agenda to change or "cure" you. It is to see you, as you are. My goal is that you feel seen and understood. Many clients come to me describing themselves as depressed, overwhelmed, stressed, stuck or anxious. Most are surprised that I don't try to ’get rid' of these symptoms, but that every part is welcome and has an important story to share. Through mindfulness we bring awareness to these feelings, to understand and embrace them to enable healing at a deeper level.
Asking for help can be one of the hardest things to do - I’m glad you are making that first step! My therapy room is a safe and accepting space where there is no agenda to change or "cure" you. It is to see you, as you are. My goal is that you feel seen and understood. Many clients come to me describing themselves as depressed, overwhelmed, stressed, stuck or anxious. Most are surprised that I don't try to ’get rid' of these symptoms, but that every part is welcome and has an important story to share. Through mindfulness we bring awareness to these feelings, to understand and embrace them to enable healing at a deeper level.
(709) 701-8668 View (709) 701-8668
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Louisa Iannaci
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, RSSW, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1B
I am a Registered Psychotherapist with more than ten years of experience supporting individuals with their mental wellness. I believe that clients are the experts of their own lives and at times become stuck with internal conflict, ways of being, or are in situations that are not conducive to growth. I believe that everyone is on their own spiritual journey and that for some, participating in therapy can encourage deeper understanding and help to unearth meaning in their life. I enjoy helping clients work to identify the source of thoughts, feelings and concerns with the goal of arriving at a place of understanding and acceptance.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist with more than ten years of experience supporting individuals with their mental wellness. I believe that clients are the experts of their own lives and at times become stuck with internal conflict, ways of being, or are in situations that are not conducive to growth. I believe that everyone is on their own spiritual journey and that for some, participating in therapy can encourage deeper understanding and help to unearth meaning in their life. I enjoy helping clients work to identify the source of thoughts, feelings and concerns with the goal of arriving at a place of understanding and acceptance.
(709) 500-2758 View (709) 500-2758
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Heidi Pond
Counsellor, MACP, BBA
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1B  (Online Only)
My name is Heidi Pond and I’m a St. John’s-based Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC). I fully recognize that life is not always easy, and I care deeply about helping you navigate life’s greatest challenges. Understanding that each client is unique, each session is tailored to your specific needs. I bring warmth and empathy to the counselling room, creating a space where you’re able to feel a sense of comfort.
My name is Heidi Pond and I’m a St. John’s-based Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC). I fully recognize that life is not always easy, and I care deeply about helping you navigate life’s greatest challenges. Understanding that each client is unique, each session is tailored to your specific needs. I bring warmth and empathy to the counselling room, creating a space where you’re able to feel a sense of comfort.
(709) 200-0113 View (709) 200-0113
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Power Counselling and Wellness
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1C
Sometimes navigating the complexities of life can get a little tricky to manage and we can get lost along the way. Therapy can assist you in finding the way back to yourself and can offer you a safe place to talk. Power Counselling and Wellness provides professional counselling and education to individuals and families of all ages. Through warm, confidential, and non-judgmental therapy, Power Counselling and Wellness provides services to people with a wide range of wellness and mental health concerns.
Sometimes navigating the complexities of life can get a little tricky to manage and we can get lost along the way. Therapy can assist you in finding the way back to yourself and can offer you a safe place to talk. Power Counselling and Wellness provides professional counselling and education to individuals and families of all ages. Through warm, confidential, and non-judgmental therapy, Power Counselling and Wellness provides services to people with a wide range of wellness and mental health concerns.
(709) 704-2597 View (709) 704-2597
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Katie Power
BSc
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1A
Are you ready to live your happiest and healthiest life? Has stress gotten the best of you and you feel like you just want a fresh new start, a new mindset, a reset? are you needing clarity around a circumstance in your life and someone to guide you deep within yourself to find those key answers that will launch you into your dream career, or life direction? I would love to help you. My approach is gentle, spiritual, and to the point. Whether you need help in moving from stress to harmony, or from confused to clarity, or unhappiness to happiness in life, health or career I am here for you.
Are you ready to live your happiest and healthiest life? Has stress gotten the best of you and you feel like you just want a fresh new start, a new mindset, a reset? are you needing clarity around a circumstance in your life and someone to guide you deep within yourself to find those key answers that will launch you into your dream career, or life direction? I would love to help you. My approach is gentle, spiritual, and to the point. Whether you need help in moving from stress to harmony, or from confused to clarity, or unhappiness to happiness in life, health or career I am here for you.
(709) 400-2421 View (709) 400-2421
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Patti Broadfoot - Inner Sojourn
Registered Social Worker, RSW, BSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1A  (Online Only)
Life can be more than challenging, and surprisingly at the same time, you can experience profound transformation within these moments. Whether you are struggling with grief and loss, coping with trauma, or managing anxiety and stress, I am here to offer you a compassionate and supportive space to explore, understand, and grow. It is common to feel lost and isolated when navigating these challenges, especially when those around you do not know how to offer support. Know that you do not have to face it alone.
Life can be more than challenging, and surprisingly at the same time, you can experience profound transformation within these moments. Whether you are struggling with grief and loss, coping with trauma, or managing anxiety and stress, I am here to offer you a compassionate and supportive space to explore, understand, and grow. It is common to feel lost and isolated when navigating these challenges, especially when those around you do not know how to offer support. Know that you do not have to face it alone.
(709) 701-0686 View (709) 701-0686
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Nicole Furey
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1E
I am a registered social worker and my goal is to create a soft place for you to land. Together we can navigate your life stressors and complicated relationships, develop coping skills, regulate your emotions, and discover your strengths.
I am a registered social worker and my goal is to create a soft place for you to land. Together we can navigate your life stressors and complicated relationships, develop coping skills, regulate your emotions, and discover your strengths.
(709) 704-6596 View (709) 704-6596
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Becky Fleming
Counsellor, MEd, CCC, ND
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1A
Finding a trusted person to support you in therapy can be a big step- and an overwhelming one! I'm so glad you're curious about how counselling can help. My diverse training and experience makes me a great fit in supporting people across the lifespan in areas such as relationships (intimate, familial, friendships, and even dome), neurodivergence, burnout/compassion fatigue, substance use/other dependencies, and mental health concerns like anxiety and depression. These concerns are a little snapshot of my specialties, but I'm comfortable and ready to talk you through anything you're going through- together, we can find solutions.
Finding a trusted person to support you in therapy can be a big step- and an overwhelming one! I'm so glad you're curious about how counselling can help. My diverse training and experience makes me a great fit in supporting people across the lifespan in areas such as relationships (intimate, familial, friendships, and even dome), neurodivergence, burnout/compassion fatigue, substance use/other dependencies, and mental health concerns like anxiety and depression. These concerns are a little snapshot of my specialties, but I'm comfortable and ready to talk you through anything you're going through- together, we can find solutions.
(709) 309-0072 View (709) 309-0072
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Strength Counselling Services
Counsellor, MEd, RCC, CCC, RSW, RP
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1C  (Online Only)
We are an online counselling agency so do not provide services in person. Strength Counselling Services has licensed, experienced therapists who use evidence-based practices, prioritize client needs, and maintain ethical standards. We offer culturally sensitive, affordable services in a supportive environment. We offer a comprehensive goals assessment, regularly assess progress, and collaborate with other professionals. We provide transparency in our fees and for thirteen years now have held a positive reputation of trust, and client success. Lastly, ensuring our clients' privacy and confidentiality are of utmost importance to us.
We are an online counselling agency so do not provide services in person. Strength Counselling Services has licensed, experienced therapists who use evidence-based practices, prioritize client needs, and maintain ethical standards. We offer culturally sensitive, affordable services in a supportive environment. We offer a comprehensive goals assessment, regularly assess progress, and collaborate with other professionals. We provide transparency in our fees and for thirteen years now have held a positive reputation of trust, and client success. Lastly, ensuring our clients' privacy and confidentiality are of utmost importance to us.
(709) 300-1240 View (709) 300-1240
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Renee Dumaresque
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1C  (Online Only)
I am a white, queer, non-binary and politicized therapist with availability to work with individuals and couples who are residents of Ontario or Newfoundland & Labrador. I who brings a whole lot of warmth, curiosity, and openness to my work supporting people across diverse backgrounds, identities, and experiences to live with more connection, choice and ease. My approach is strengths-based and informed by anti-oppressive, harm reduction, anti-racist, and Mad values. The care that I offer is sex and kink positive and affirming of queer and trans identities and non-normative relationship structures.
I am a white, queer, non-binary and politicized therapist with availability to work with individuals and couples who are residents of Ontario or Newfoundland & Labrador. I who brings a whole lot of warmth, curiosity, and openness to my work supporting people across diverse backgrounds, identities, and experiences to live with more connection, choice and ease. My approach is strengths-based and informed by anti-oppressive, harm reduction, anti-racist, and Mad values. The care that I offer is sex and kink positive and affirming of queer and trans identities and non-normative relationship structures.
(647) 933-1116 View (647) 933-1116

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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.