Chronic Illness Therapists in Davis, CA

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Aron Katz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Davis, CA 95616
I have a experience with confounds of chronic illness and disability, and experience in behavioral health.
Therapy sometimes feels intimidating and it might be hard to know where to start. I take a collaborative approach with clients to understand what led to the appointment, what kind of change they would like to see, and what barriers are preventing it. Therapy is a process of finding clarity and adjusting behaviors so that actions and values are aligned. What might sound simple, is rarely easy, and often there may be practical, societal, systemic, legal or cultural barriers that compound the difficulty. Whether goals are emotional, behavioral, relational or health-related, we will find a path forward.
I have a experience with confounds of chronic illness and disability, and experience in behavioral health.
Therapy sometimes feels intimidating and it might be hard to know where to start. I take a collaborative approach with clients to understand what led to the appointment, what kind of change they would like to see, and what barriers are preventing it. Therapy is a process of finding clarity and adjusting behaviors so that actions and values are aligned. What might sound simple, is rarely easy, and often there may be practical, societal, systemic, legal or cultural barriers that compound the difficulty. Whether goals are emotional, behavioral, relational or health-related, we will find a path forward.
(530) 687-4745 View (530) 687-4745
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Carrie G Rogers
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Davis, CA 95618  (Online Only)
Are you experiencing big changes in life? Such as transitioning into retirement, adjusting to a health-related changes, chronic illness, changes related to your work, or uncertainty around what path you you want to choose for yourself and your future? Are you looking for some support as a parent of a young kid or kids? I'm here to help and look forward to hearing from you! I work one on one (individual therapy) with adults of all ages utilizing an integrative, relational, strength-based approach - while tailoring treatment to each persons specific needs & goals. LGBTQ+ affirmative & allied.
Are you experiencing big changes in life? Such as transitioning into retirement, adjusting to a health-related changes, chronic illness, changes related to your work, or uncertainty around what path you you want to choose for yourself and your future? Are you looking for some support as a parent of a young kid or kids? I'm here to help and look forward to hearing from you! I work one on one (individual therapy) with adults of all ages utilizing an integrative, relational, strength-based approach - while tailoring treatment to each persons specific needs & goals. LGBTQ+ affirmative & allied.
(916) 461-1769 View (916) 461-1769
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Charles J McNeil
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Davis, CA 95616
Additionally, I work with adults experiencing chronic illness in confronting the struggles that come along with complex, and often life changing, diagnoses.
Hello fellow community members. I'm so happy to see that you’re taking the time to reinvest in your most important and valuable asset, you! I offer in person and telehealth therapy to individuals and couples throughout California while based out of Davis focusing on anxiety, depression, ADHD, life transitions, and grief. My practice includes a tailored approach using brief and long-term therapy using trauma informed care EFT, ACT, CBT, and DBT techniques.
Additionally, I work with adults experiencing chronic illness in confronting the struggles that come along with complex, and often life changing, diagnoses.
Hello fellow community members. I'm so happy to see that you’re taking the time to reinvest in your most important and valuable asset, you! I offer in person and telehealth therapy to individuals and couples throughout California while based out of Davis focusing on anxiety, depression, ADHD, life transitions, and grief. My practice includes a tailored approach using brief and long-term therapy using trauma informed care EFT, ACT, CBT, and DBT techniques.
(916) 258-2589 View (916) 258-2589
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Bethany V. Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Davis, CA 95616
Hello, my name is Bethany and I believe psychotherapy requires finding the right match. I work with adults, couples, and families with adult children. I utilize treatment modalities that assist with mood, relationship difficulties, loss and grief, parenting challenges, life transitions, codependency, guilt and shame, trauma, addiction, divorce, chronic illness and/or pain, and career stagnation. I've had success with clients who are ready to do the work of self improvement and eager to understand why they may feel stuck. Congratulations on taking the first step toward healing and growth. What are your goals?
Hello, my name is Bethany and I believe psychotherapy requires finding the right match. I work with adults, couples, and families with adult children. I utilize treatment modalities that assist with mood, relationship difficulties, loss and grief, parenting challenges, life transitions, codependency, guilt and shame, trauma, addiction, divorce, chronic illness and/or pain, and career stagnation. I've had success with clients who are ready to do the work of self improvement and eager to understand why they may feel stuck. Congratulations on taking the first step toward healing and growth. What are your goals?
(530) 298-0782 View (530) 298-0782
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Catherine Zanzi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Davis, CA 95616
I have hospice experience and training in grief and loss, chronic illness and care-giving.
You can bring more peace into your life, strengthen your relationships, and increase your joy! I would love to work with you. By integrating healthy principles of mind, body, and spirit, I can help you rediscover and develop your core strengths. You will learn new tools to help heal emotional pain, communicate more effectively, decrease your stress, and increase your life enjoyment. You are worthy of unconditional love and acceptance, and you hold unique gifts to share with the world. Let's work together to use your unique strengths for self-healing.
I have hospice experience and training in grief and loss, chronic illness and care-giving.
You can bring more peace into your life, strengthen your relationships, and increase your joy! I would love to work with you. By integrating healthy principles of mind, body, and spirit, I can help you rediscover and develop your core strengths. You will learn new tools to help heal emotional pain, communicate more effectively, decrease your stress, and increase your life enjoyment. You are worthy of unconditional love and acceptance, and you hold unique gifts to share with the world. Let's work together to use your unique strengths for self-healing.
(916) 678-1977 View (916) 678-1977
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Rebeks L. Clark Mane
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Davis, CA 95616  (Online Only)
I'm a swear-y transmasc therapist with lived experience who specializes in neurodivergence (Autism, ADHD), LGBTQIA+ (that includes ALL the letters), academia, and chronic illness/disability.
Many of my clients are newly identifying their neurodivergence (either through formal or self-diagnosis) and recognizing all the ways they have been swimming upstream their whole lives. My clients may also be discovering that their gender or sexuality is more complicated than they thought, perhaps that they aren't "just queer" but also nonbinary, asexual, or polyamorous. My clients seek therapy because they struggling with their current phase of life, such as settling into life after medical transition, navigating autistic burnout & chronic illnesses, or finding trauma they thought they were past resurfacing in disruptive ways.
I'm a swear-y transmasc therapist with lived experience who specializes in neurodivergence (Autism, ADHD), LGBTQIA+ (that includes ALL the letters), academia, and chronic illness/disability.
Many of my clients are newly identifying their neurodivergence (either through formal or self-diagnosis) and recognizing all the ways they have been swimming upstream their whole lives. My clients may also be discovering that their gender or sexuality is more complicated than they thought, perhaps that they aren't "just queer" but also nonbinary, asexual, or polyamorous. My clients seek therapy because they struggling with their current phase of life, such as settling into life after medical transition, navigating autistic burnout & chronic illnesses, or finding trauma they thought they were past resurfacing in disruptive ways.
(310) 807-6585 View (310) 807-6585
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Tamie L Cox
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Davis, CA 95616
As a therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling & meaningful life. If you're looking for extra support/guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you
As a therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling & meaningful life. If you're looking for extra support/guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you
(916) 579-7975 View (916) 579-7975
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Amanda Sanchez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Davis, CA 95618  (Online Only)
We all have the innate capacity for inner healing and personal growth. If you're feeling depleted or overwhelmed, I have several years of experience treating adults confronting anxiety, depression, substance abuse, trauma and grief and loss. I view clients as the experts in their own lives and use my knowledge and skill to guide our work together towards peace and healing. I am particularly passionate about working with older adults, caregivers and medical professionals. I have experience working in a trauma hospital in acute care and emergency departments.
We all have the innate capacity for inner healing and personal growth. If you're feeling depleted or overwhelmed, I have several years of experience treating adults confronting anxiety, depression, substance abuse, trauma and grief and loss. I view clients as the experts in their own lives and use my knowledge and skill to guide our work together towards peace and healing. I am particularly passionate about working with older adults, caregivers and medical professionals. I have experience working in a trauma hospital in acute care and emergency departments.
(530) 203-5623 View (530) 203-5623
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Barbara Bean-Runyon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Davis, CA 95616  (Online Only)
C.I.P.G.A.-Licensed Clinical Social Worker Inc., Prof. Corp. C.I.P.G.A. stands for Cultivating: Integrity, Personal Growth and Awareness. My name is Barbara Bean-Runyon, LCSW. A private psychotherapist, working in Vacaville (25+ years). Becoming aware of the the deeper problems and practicing honesty with yourself and others, allows growth and change. I offer a non-judgmental, private space to explore concerning issues and look at alternative ways to view things, create change or accept situations with more ease.
C.I.P.G.A.-Licensed Clinical Social Worker Inc., Prof. Corp. C.I.P.G.A. stands for Cultivating: Integrity, Personal Growth and Awareness. My name is Barbara Bean-Runyon, LCSW. A private psychotherapist, working in Vacaville (25+ years). Becoming aware of the the deeper problems and practicing honesty with yourself and others, allows growth and change. I offer a non-judgmental, private space to explore concerning issues and look at alternative ways to view things, create change or accept situations with more ease.
(707) 986-8994 View (707) 986-8994
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Stephanie Bagley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Davis, CA 95616
I create a healing space for those who are struggling with anxiety, depression and managing their emotions. These issues can cause stress in your daily life and in relationship with others. I do believe that there is a way to honor our lived experiences while learning new skills to help manage your emotional life.
I create a healing space for those who are struggling with anxiety, depression and managing their emotions. These issues can cause stress in your daily life and in relationship with others. I do believe that there is a way to honor our lived experiences while learning new skills to help manage your emotional life.
(530) 298-0492 View (530) 298-0492
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Dr. Nikhil Jain
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Davis, CA 95617  (Online Only)
Hi! Glad you’re here. I am a Clinical Psychologist licensed in CA where I have grown up and lived my entire life. I provide high quality virtual mental health care / individual therapy and counseling services to adults ages 18 and over throughout California. I specialize in in helping my clients with depression, anxiety, relationship problems and trauma/PTSD. My job is to help you get unstuck and focus on living your best life now. This may require managing difficult feelings, life challenges, and traumatic past experiences like childhood abuse. I love working with all clients of all backgrounds and identities.
Hi! Glad you’re here. I am a Clinical Psychologist licensed in CA where I have grown up and lived my entire life. I provide high quality virtual mental health care / individual therapy and counseling services to adults ages 18 and over throughout California. I specialize in in helping my clients with depression, anxiety, relationship problems and trauma/PTSD. My job is to help you get unstuck and focus on living your best life now. This may require managing difficult feelings, life challenges, and traumatic past experiences like childhood abuse. I love working with all clients of all backgrounds and identities.
(530) 558-2190 View (530) 558-2190
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Kristin Sky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Davis, CA 95617
Some of us who need extra support have a hard time getting to appointments precisely because we are stressed out, ill, or overwhelmed. I travel to bring the support you need straight to the comfort of your home. Individual therapy sessions take place masked or outdoors at your home, as well as via videoconferencing.
Some of us who need extra support have a hard time getting to appointments precisely because we are stressed out, ill, or overwhelmed. I travel to bring the support you need straight to the comfort of your home. Individual therapy sessions take place masked or outdoors at your home, as well as via videoconferencing.
(916) 827-4438 View (916) 827-4438
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Natalie Benjamin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPH
Verified Verified
Davis, CA 95616
Are you in the process of becoming who you truly want to be? Do you want to know yourself better, and reach deep acceptance of your unique needs, feelings, and experiences? Do you want to be seen and understood by others in a way that makes you proud to be you? Would you like to learn creative and compassionate ways of communicating with yourself and others, including some of the more challenging people in your life? Are old messages and hurts getting in the way? Do you want the freedom that comes from telling your story, leaving behind what doesn't serve you, and deciding on the next chapter?
Are you in the process of becoming who you truly want to be? Do you want to know yourself better, and reach deep acceptance of your unique needs, feelings, and experiences? Do you want to be seen and understood by others in a way that makes you proud to be you? Would you like to learn creative and compassionate ways of communicating with yourself and others, including some of the more challenging people in your life? Are old messages and hurts getting in the way? Do you want the freedom that comes from telling your story, leaving behind what doesn't serve you, and deciding on the next chapter?
(530) 601-4221 View (530) 601-4221
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Three Figs Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Davis, CA 95617  (Online Only)
Today is the day you’ve told yourself, no more! I’m ready to feel better and find relief. Finding the right therapist is essential. That’s why at Three Figs Counseling Center we offer free consultation calls for the client to get to know the therapist and ensure a good match. Our clinicians are highly skilled and have a wide range of experiences and knowledge to help you. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self-esteem, life transitions, substance use, grief & loss, perinatal/postpartum, support for parents, LGBTQ+ and so much more, we are here to guide you to a better version of yourself.
Today is the day you’ve told yourself, no more! I’m ready to feel better and find relief. Finding the right therapist is essential. That’s why at Three Figs Counseling Center we offer free consultation calls for the client to get to know the therapist and ensure a good match. Our clinicians are highly skilled and have a wide range of experiences and knowledge to help you. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self-esteem, life transitions, substance use, grief & loss, perinatal/postpartum, support for parents, LGBTQ+ and so much more, we are here to guide you to a better version of yourself.
(530) 212-7522 View (530) 212-7522
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Cara Arndorfer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Davis, CA 95616
Whether therapy is your first step toward change or one of the last options you've considered, getting the support you need takes courage and strength. Finding a good fit is an important step. My approach to therapy is tailored to your needs. I'll provide a safe, non-judgmental, and honest atmosphere for expressing your concerns. I'll honor your lived experiences, values, and cultures while exploring your strengths and struggles. We'll collaborate to uncover your personal meaning, hopes for the future, and the tools that would best help you to cope with what's bothering you.
Whether therapy is your first step toward change or one of the last options you've considered, getting the support you need takes courage and strength. Finding a good fit is an important step. My approach to therapy is tailored to your needs. I'll provide a safe, non-judgmental, and honest atmosphere for expressing your concerns. I'll honor your lived experiences, values, and cultures while exploring your strengths and struggles. We'll collaborate to uncover your personal meaning, hopes for the future, and the tools that would best help you to cope with what's bothering you.
(530) 564-1761 View (530) 564-1761
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Suzanna Gee
Marriage & Family Therapist, JD, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Davis, CA 95616  (Online Only)
I welcome the opportunity to work with young adults to older adults to help to develop a preferred self. I know that developing an identity as a young adult can be challenging. Professionals may find it exhausting to have a work-life balance, or may be seeking meaning in their lives. I appreciate and value the intersections of our identities and how we navigate our lives. I work in a relational way holding clients in positive regard, attuning to you, and helping to identify internal and external resources to apply.
I welcome the opportunity to work with young adults to older adults to help to develop a preferred self. I know that developing an identity as a young adult can be challenging. Professionals may find it exhausting to have a work-life balance, or may be seeking meaning in their lives. I appreciate and value the intersections of our identities and how we navigate our lives. I work in a relational way holding clients in positive regard, attuning to you, and helping to identify internal and external resources to apply.
(916) 589-6801 View (916) 589-6801
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Gigi Drummond
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Davis, CA 95616
Gigi M Drummond, LMFT. Mission: "Making the world a better place....one person at a time." Focus: Grief, Men's Issues, NLP, Couples Communication, Anger Management, Parenting, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Veterans, ADHD, Christian Counseling, Executive Coaching, Couples, Families, Individuals, Groups, Couples, and LGBTQIA. I work well with individuals who want to create permanent and lasting positive change. "When I change the way I look at things, the things I look at change."
Gigi M Drummond, LMFT. Mission: "Making the world a better place....one person at a time." Focus: Grief, Men's Issues, NLP, Couples Communication, Anger Management, Parenting, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Veterans, ADHD, Christian Counseling, Executive Coaching, Couples, Families, Individuals, Groups, Couples, and LGBTQIA. I work well with individuals who want to create permanent and lasting positive change. "When I change the way I look at things, the things I look at change."
(530) 489-5681 View (530) 489-5681
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Suzanne Quijano
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Davis, CA 95616
In my practice, I help clients with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, grief, family stress and conflict. I provide therapy to families and couples, as well as young adults and teens. I like to work collaboratively with clients to identify issues and help bring relief from relationship conflicts, negative emotions, and life transitions.
In my practice, I help clients with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, grief, family stress and conflict. I provide therapy to families and couples, as well as young adults and teens. I like to work collaboratively with clients to identify issues and help bring relief from relationship conflicts, negative emotions, and life transitions.
(510) 761-3780 View (510) 761-3780
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Christine Shellhammer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Davis, CA 95616
I believe that we all have the ability to grow and change and sometimes we need help in order to do so. The therapeutic relationship can be a place for connection, healing, insight and acceptance.
I believe that we all have the ability to grow and change and sometimes we need help in order to do so. The therapeutic relationship can be a place for connection, healing, insight and acceptance.
(530) 304-0552 View (530) 304-0552
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Dr. Teresa Hooker
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Davis, CA 95616
You know there's more to life than the loneliness, frustration, and fatigue you somehow keep coming back to. Despite the many times you've mustered the strength to push through and keep trying, sometimes you feel like true lasting change is hopeless. But something in you keeps calling, drawing you forward in search of the ease, passion, inspiration, and freedom you're longing for.
You know there's more to life than the loneliness, frustration, and fatigue you somehow keep coming back to. Despite the many times you've mustered the strength to push through and keep trying, sometimes you feel like true lasting change is hopeless. But something in you keeps calling, drawing you forward in search of the ease, passion, inspiration, and freedom you're longing for.
(916) 461-5960 View (916) 461-5960
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.