Chronic Illness Therapists in Carmichael, CA

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Deep Insight Psychology
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carmichael, CA 95608
In my work over the past several years, I have found that empowering individuals to explore themselves and the impact of their social, cultural, and inner world helps them navigate their own growth. It also empowers them to direct their healing. My experience of treatment ranges from depression, anxiety, trauma, chronic illness, and psychosomatic disorders to integral work in self-esteem, patterned behaviors, relational issues, and work-life balance issues tied to the symptoms experienced.
In my work over the past several years, I have found that empowering individuals to explore themselves and the impact of their social, cultural, and inner world helps them navigate their own growth. It also empowers them to direct their healing. My experience of treatment ranges from depression, anxiety, trauma, chronic illness, and psychosomatic disorders to integral work in self-esteem, patterned behaviors, relational issues, and work-life balance issues tied to the symptoms experienced.
(530) 454-8680 View (530) 454-8680
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Robyn Greene
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Carmichael, CA 95608
I help people deal with acute and chronic illness, as well as chronic pain.
Hi! I'm Robyn and I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, currently working with clients statewide via Telehealth. I have over 30 years of experience using mindfulness and meditation practices, stress management, sleep management, and cognitive behavioral psychology. I work together with you to help you feel better and get what you want.
I help people deal with acute and chronic illness, as well as chronic pain.
Hi! I'm Robyn and I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, currently working with clients statewide via Telehealth. I have over 30 years of experience using mindfulness and meditation practices, stress management, sleep management, and cognitive behavioral psychology. I work together with you to help you feel better and get what you want.
(619) 848-1225 View (619) 848-1225
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Suzanne M Sellers
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Carmichael, CA 95608  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with the effects of trauma, grief, loss, or stigma or are your relationships struggling? What would your life be like a year from now if you were still struggling without improvement or attempting to heal? Wouldn’t it be better to start the healing process now? How might your life be better? Specialization in trauma, grief and loss, and LGBT+ concerns. I also work with a variety of other concerns including anxiety, depression, emotional disturbance, women's issues, co-dependence, obsession, aging, coping skills, self-esteem, chronic illness, and transitions. Its time to heal.
Are you struggling with the effects of trauma, grief, loss, or stigma or are your relationships struggling? What would your life be like a year from now if you were still struggling without improvement or attempting to heal? Wouldn’t it be better to start the healing process now? How might your life be better? Specialization in trauma, grief and loss, and LGBT+ concerns. I also work with a variety of other concerns including anxiety, depression, emotional disturbance, women's issues, co-dependence, obsession, aging, coping skills, self-esteem, chronic illness, and transitions. Its time to heal.
(916) 507-1345 View (916) 507-1345
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Lisa Prahl
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carmichael, CA 95608  (Online Only)
Hello- I have worked with adults and children for the duration of my 27 year long career. I have extensive experience with clients of different age groups, ethnicities, trauma histories, and life transitions. Feelings of loss, depression or anxiety, and adjustment can be difficult to manage in today's world. The world is changing every day - everyone needs assistance now and again. My goal in therapy with you is to create a safe compassionate experience where you can share your feelings and emotions.
Hello- I have worked with adults and children for the duration of my 27 year long career. I have extensive experience with clients of different age groups, ethnicities, trauma histories, and life transitions. Feelings of loss, depression or anxiety, and adjustment can be difficult to manage in today's world. The world is changing every day - everyone needs assistance now and again. My goal in therapy with you is to create a safe compassionate experience where you can share your feelings and emotions.
(424) 340-7707 View (424) 340-7707
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Jill Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Carmichael, CA 95608
I was born and raised in Lansing, Michigan and grew up in a single-parent family youngest of five children. I am also a trauma survivor. I completed my doctoral work at the University of Southern California, and my master’s at Loma Linda University, I am a licensed clinical social worker. I have 29 years of experience working with children, youth, families, and adults in non-profit, for-profit, government, acute care, and hospice settings, as well as private practice. My specialties include children, adolescents, grief, loss, abuse and neglect, and trauma.
I was born and raised in Lansing, Michigan and grew up in a single-parent family youngest of five children. I am also a trauma survivor. I completed my doctoral work at the University of Southern California, and my master’s at Loma Linda University, I am a licensed clinical social worker. I have 29 years of experience working with children, youth, families, and adults in non-profit, for-profit, government, acute care, and hospice settings, as well as private practice. My specialties include children, adolescents, grief, loss, abuse and neglect, and trauma.
(916) 314-7728 View (916) 314-7728
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Christian Rodriguez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Carmichael, CA 95608
I typically work with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, phase of life issues, difficulties in decision-making, mood disorders, and bereavement. I also enjoy working with clients who are seeking self-actualization or perhaps want a space to process their feelings and fine-tune their mental health.
I typically work with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, phase of life issues, difficulties in decision-making, mood disorders, and bereavement. I also enjoy working with clients who are seeking self-actualization or perhaps want a space to process their feelings and fine-tune their mental health.
(916) 659-8424 View (916) 659-8424
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Jennifer Welch
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Carmichael, CA 95608
Sometimes we find ourselves feeling lost, confused and without hope. Other times, we may just be stuck. This is where therapy comes in. I believe the relationship we create together is the foundation for great therapy. I want you to experience relief! Therefore, I utilize an individualized approach to address life's many challenges, inspiring growth. I am confident that the journey of therapy can greatly improve one's quality of life.
Sometimes we find ourselves feeling lost, confused and without hope. Other times, we may just be stuck. This is where therapy comes in. I believe the relationship we create together is the foundation for great therapy. I want you to experience relief! Therefore, I utilize an individualized approach to address life's many challenges, inspiring growth. I am confident that the journey of therapy can greatly improve one's quality of life.
(530) 314-7425 View (530) 314-7425
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Toni Onkka
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Carmichael, CA 95608
My name is Toni Onkka, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, based in Fresno, California. I work with clients throughout California via telehealth. I work with adults over 18 years old. My practice includes a large number of clients over 65 years old. The conditions that are most commonly presented by my clients include depression, anxiety, stress, sexual identity, and aging issues.
My name is Toni Onkka, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, based in Fresno, California. I work with clients throughout California via telehealth. I work with adults over 18 years old. My practice includes a large number of clients over 65 years old. The conditions that are most commonly presented by my clients include depression, anxiety, stress, sexual identity, and aging issues.
(916) 461-1827 View (916) 461-1827
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Elena Stukova
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Carmichael, CA 95608
Hi, my name is Elena Wang. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I believe, the success of therapy greatly depends on the quality of the relationship between the therapist and the patient. This is why I focus on connecting and creating a safe space to help you share, explore your life, and find ways to improve it. I work with people from various backgrounds including tech workers juggling demanding jobs with personal life, immigrants grappling with a cultural shift and its impact on their identity, and those in crisis seeking relief from their pain.
Hi, my name is Elena Wang. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I believe, the success of therapy greatly depends on the quality of the relationship between the therapist and the patient. This is why I focus on connecting and creating a safe space to help you share, explore your life, and find ways to improve it. I work with people from various backgrounds including tech workers juggling demanding jobs with personal life, immigrants grappling with a cultural shift and its impact on their identity, and those in crisis seeking relief from their pain.
(818) 862-3363 View (818) 862-3363
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Kimberly Fouche
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Carmichael, CA 95608
I have had life experience in dealing with trauma which guided me to become engaged in the field of psychology, for the past 11 years. In the journey of healing my own trauma I was drawn into the field of psychotherapy-I can serve as a guide to return you to balance Through my own work with psychedelic medicines I have gained a great deal of knowledge of how the mind is impacted by the stories that we tell ourselves. These stories can cause anxiety and depression that affect the whole person: psycho-spiritually, physically, and mentally.
I have had life experience in dealing with trauma which guided me to become engaged in the field of psychology, for the past 11 years. In the journey of healing my own trauma I was drawn into the field of psychotherapy-I can serve as a guide to return you to balance Through my own work with psychedelic medicines I have gained a great deal of knowledge of how the mind is impacted by the stories that we tell ourselves. These stories can cause anxiety and depression that affect the whole person: psycho-spiritually, physically, and mentally.
(213) 460-5664 View (213) 460-5664
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Robert Barron
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Carmichael, CA 95608
Hi, I am Robert Barron LMFT. I have been counseling for 19 years in varied positions from youth to elderly adults. I have served in the California Army National Guard (Infantry) and Active Duty Navy and Naval Reserves as an Aircrewman and followed service by providing counseling to military members and their families at Tripler Army Medical Center and Pearl Harbor Hickam. My passion is to empower clients, couples, and families to overcome challenges and strengthen relations. It is of high importance for me to create an emotionally safe counseling environment to address client/couple/family issues and concerns in a positive manner.
Hi, I am Robert Barron LMFT. I have been counseling for 19 years in varied positions from youth to elderly adults. I have served in the California Army National Guard (Infantry) and Active Duty Navy and Naval Reserves as an Aircrewman and followed service by providing counseling to military members and their families at Tripler Army Medical Center and Pearl Harbor Hickam. My passion is to empower clients, couples, and families to overcome challenges and strengthen relations. It is of high importance for me to create an emotionally safe counseling environment to address client/couple/family issues and concerns in a positive manner.
(323) 433-5863 View (323) 433-5863
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Couples Resource Collective Counseling Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Carmichael, CA 95608
You deserve a happy and successful relationship. Learn to how to repair personal or relationship issues caused by mental health ailments, communication, trust/infidelity, sex, addiction, parenting differences, past trauma (sexual, physical, emotional), and finances. Discover how to create and maintain mutual understanding and respect. Love like you matter. Our diverse staff believe in affirmative and equitable approaches that support clients, regardless to composition, beliefs, or practices. Call us to learn how we can help, or visit our parent company's website for more information: www.sacramentocouples.org. HABLA ESPAÑOL.
You deserve a happy and successful relationship. Learn to how to repair personal or relationship issues caused by mental health ailments, communication, trust/infidelity, sex, addiction, parenting differences, past trauma (sexual, physical, emotional), and finances. Discover how to create and maintain mutual understanding and respect. Love like you matter. Our diverse staff believe in affirmative and equitable approaches that support clients, regardless to composition, beliefs, or practices. Call us to learn how we can help, or visit our parent company's website for more information: www.sacramentocouples.org. HABLA ESPAÑOL.
(916) 621-5894 View (916) 621-5894
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Candice Marie Erba
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RN, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Carmichael, CA 95608  (Online Only)
If you are trying to tough things out on your own or avoiding issues in your relationship that hold you back from a more fulfilling life, now there is hope! I have 35 years experience as a psychotherapist, couples therapist, and mediator, helping individuals and couples make positive changes in their lives--both immediate and lasting. The goals of psychotherapy are tailored to the specific problems, but always include greater self awareness, healing of old wounds and present losses, better coping skills, and feeling both more secure and more free. I will help you discover more effective ways of dealing with challenges and issues.
If you are trying to tough things out on your own or avoiding issues in your relationship that hold you back from a more fulfilling life, now there is hope! I have 35 years experience as a psychotherapist, couples therapist, and mediator, helping individuals and couples make positive changes in their lives--both immediate and lasting. The goals of psychotherapy are tailored to the specific problems, but always include greater self awareness, healing of old wounds and present losses, better coping skills, and feeling both more secure and more free. I will help you discover more effective ways of dealing with challenges and issues.
(916) 794-0161 View (916) 794-0161
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Candace Childers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Carmichael, CA 95608
Wouldn’t it be nice if life felt like taking a well-traveled path – full of signs, directions and even tour guides to help us when we get lost? For many of us, life does not feel that way; it can even feel like we took a wrong turn along the way, and suddenly we are on a cliff-edged trail that is getting narrower and narrower. When we experience chronic stress – whether it be from trauma, relational issues, anxiety, depression or even sensitivity – life can feel hard. As pressure mounts, we can find ourselves reacting to daily experiences through outbursts of emotion, impulsivity, agitation or even numbing out.
Wouldn’t it be nice if life felt like taking a well-traveled path – full of signs, directions and even tour guides to help us when we get lost? For many of us, life does not feel that way; it can even feel like we took a wrong turn along the way, and suddenly we are on a cliff-edged trail that is getting narrower and narrower. When we experience chronic stress – whether it be from trauma, relational issues, anxiety, depression or even sensitivity – life can feel hard. As pressure mounts, we can find ourselves reacting to daily experiences through outbursts of emotion, impulsivity, agitation or even numbing out.
(916) 602-4903 View (916) 602-4903
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Amy Tatreau
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Carmichael, CA 95608  (Online Only)
I can help you discover and strengthen healthy boundaries, guide you to take action on your personal values and life goals, and teach you how to regain your emotional balance when life is working your last nerve. Be kinder to yourself, have greater patience with loved ones, your family of choice, friends and co-workers, and decrease the overwhelming sense of loneliness that you may have felt during this crummy pandemic.
I can help you discover and strengthen healthy boundaries, guide you to take action on your personal values and life goals, and teach you how to regain your emotional balance when life is working your last nerve. Be kinder to yourself, have greater patience with loved ones, your family of choice, friends and co-workers, and decrease the overwhelming sense of loneliness that you may have felt during this crummy pandemic.
(916) 510-0571 View (916) 510-0571
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Jacob Simon
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MPA, AMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Carmichael, CA 95608
I became a therapist because I want to support people as they work to become their truest selves. Change and growth are possible for everyone, no matter what the circumstances are. You are not alone, and there is nothing wrong with you. Whether you have experienced trauma, as many of us have, or whether you simply want to better understand yourself, therapy is an effective tool to get where you want to go.
I became a therapist because I want to support people as they work to become their truest selves. Change and growth are possible for everyone, no matter what the circumstances are. You are not alone, and there is nothing wrong with you. Whether you have experienced trauma, as many of us have, or whether you simply want to better understand yourself, therapy is an effective tool to get where you want to go.
(916) 975-8812 View (916) 975-8812
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Joy Light LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Carmichael, CA 95609  (Online Only)
If you are feeling stressed, depressed, anxious or overwhelmed with your personal relationships or work life, I have over 50 methods in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help you. I also use the very successful Gottman Method to help with conflicts in marriage and relationships. I seek to get to the core issues and self-defeating beliefs so you can truly heal yourself and find your joy in life again. I offer Telehealth (Zoom) sessions from my office to the comfort of your home. I do not take insurance at this time, but I offer a sliding scale on an individual basis to those who need it.
If you are feeling stressed, depressed, anxious or overwhelmed with your personal relationships or work life, I have over 50 methods in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help you. I also use the very successful Gottman Method to help with conflicts in marriage and relationships. I seek to get to the core issues and self-defeating beliefs so you can truly heal yourself and find your joy in life again. I offer Telehealth (Zoom) sessions from my office to the comfort of your home. I do not take insurance at this time, but I offer a sliding scale on an individual basis to those who need it.
(916) 526-3057 View (916) 526-3057
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Jessica Abdalla
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Carmichael, CA 95608  (Online Only)
I am passionate about supporting clients by drawing on personal strengths and resilience to empower positive self-care. I specialize in stress, mood and anxiety disorders, adjustment/life transitions, women's health, health behavior change, sleep disorders, weight management, chronic pain management, and sexual functioning. In addition, I have expertise in working with individuals during pregnancy and postpartum, including grief following pregnancy loss, mood and anxiety disorders, adjustment to pregnancy and postpartum, and co-occurring medical concerns throughout the reproductive period.
I am passionate about supporting clients by drawing on personal strengths and resilience to empower positive self-care. I specialize in stress, mood and anxiety disorders, adjustment/life transitions, women's health, health behavior change, sleep disorders, weight management, chronic pain management, and sexual functioning. In addition, I have expertise in working with individuals during pregnancy and postpartum, including grief following pregnancy loss, mood and anxiety disorders, adjustment to pregnancy and postpartum, and co-occurring medical concerns throughout the reproductive period.
(424) 766-0861 View (424) 766-0861
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Rosa Singer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Carmichael, CA 95608  (Online Only)
My life experiences, training, and passion to help others motivate me daily to support, educate, and guide my patients in a safe non-judgmental approach. I started my journey supporting clients to learn how they can manage their symptoms focusing on their personal strengths and teaching self-empowerment. My focus is also to help my patients from the bi-cultural perspectives as I am also a bi-cultural and bilingual Spanish-speaking therapist with life experiences that assist me greatly with cultural differences impacting our lives.
My life experiences, training, and passion to help others motivate me daily to support, educate, and guide my patients in a safe non-judgmental approach. I started my journey supporting clients to learn how they can manage their symptoms focusing on their personal strengths and teaching self-empowerment. My focus is also to help my patients from the bi-cultural perspectives as I am also a bi-cultural and bilingual Spanish-speaking therapist with life experiences that assist me greatly with cultural differences impacting our lives.
(916) 516-1557 View (916) 516-1557
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Christina Hernandez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Carmichael, CA 95608
Christina Hernandez is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience. Christina’s primary experience is in Child Welfare, working with low-income families, abuse and neglect, substance use, and various mental health illnesses. Christina’s experience also includes working with families and individuals impacted by homelessness, chronic and terminal illnesses, and navigating end-of-life decisions including palliative and hospice care.
Christina Hernandez is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience. Christina’s primary experience is in Child Welfare, working with low-income families, abuse and neglect, substance use, and various mental health illnesses. Christina’s experience also includes working with families and individuals impacted by homelessness, chronic and terminal illnesses, and navigating end-of-life decisions including palliative and hospice care.
(949) 806-4908 View (949) 806-4908

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Chronic Illness Therapists

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 behavioral 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.