Chronic Illness Therapists in Elk Grove, CA

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Kristin Manuel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Elk Grove, CA 95624
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in working with adults who are suffering from depression, anxiety, mood issues, chronic pain, chronic illness, and/or trauma. Maybe you were newly diagnosed or currently living with chronic pain or chronic illness, such as an autoimmune disorder. I offer a safe place to address healing from psychological stress that has manifested into physical and emotional symptoms. My style is warm, non-judgmental, and direct.
I specialize in working with adults who are suffering from depression, anxiety, mood issues, chronic pain, chronic illness, and/or trauma. Maybe you were newly diagnosed or currently living with chronic pain or chronic illness, such as an autoimmune disorder. I offer a safe place to address healing from psychological stress that has manifested into physical and emotional symptoms. My style is warm, non-judgmental, and direct.
(916) 237-9385 View (916) 237-9385
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Shannon Silverstein
Psychologist, LCP
Verified Verified
Elk Grove, CA 95624
Additionally, I work with the elderly who are struggling with grief, loneliness, depression, life transition issues, or chronic illness.
My name is Dr. Shannon Silverstein, and I am a Licensed Psychologist originating from Southern California, providing therapy services to California clients statewide through telehealth. I am dedicated to working with women struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, relational struggles, grief and/or trauma, utilizing therapeutic approaches that are tailored to meet the needs of the individual client. I am also skilled and enthusiastic working with both adolescents and the elderly.
Additionally, I work with the elderly who are struggling with grief, loneliness, depression, life transition issues, or chronic illness.
My name is Dr. Shannon Silverstein, and I am a Licensed Psychologist originating from Southern California, providing therapy services to California clients statewide through telehealth. I am dedicated to working with women struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, relational struggles, grief and/or trauma, utilizing therapeutic approaches that are tailored to meet the needs of the individual client. I am also skilled and enthusiastic working with both adolescents and the elderly.
(916) 299-8823 View (916) 299-8823
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Catherine Zanzi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Elk Grove, CA 95758
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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Bethany V. Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Elk Grove, CA 95758
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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Stacy Cone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Elk Grove, CA 95757
When life seems overwhelming and our thoughts and feelings seem unmanageable, we can get stuck. We may feel there is no solution in sight. Whether it’s trauma, or loss, or grief, or certain life stages, and sometimes just routine home, family, work or school pressures—we can feel alone and isolated, like there is no one else who can relate. Finding a therapist when you are feeling this way can help you understand and communicate your needs so that you don’t suffer in silence.
When life seems overwhelming and our thoughts and feelings seem unmanageable, we can get stuck. We may feel there is no solution in sight. Whether it’s trauma, or loss, or grief, or certain life stages, and sometimes just routine home, family, work or school pressures—we can feel alone and isolated, like there is no one else who can relate. Finding a therapist when you are feeling this way can help you understand and communicate your needs so that you don’t suffer in silence.
(916) 602-4844 View (916) 602-4844
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Rita A. Rich, Psy.D., RN
PsyD, RN
Verified Verified
Elk Grove, CA 95758
Are you looking to have deeper and more meaningful relationships? Would you like to enhance how you communicate and resolve conflicts? The opportunity to facilitate you on your journey with safety, empathy, wisdom and non-judgmental understanding is my goal. Together we can improve or resolve challenging, devastating, and traumatic issues you have encountered. You are very courageous to seek therapy to facilitate your healing, growth and recovery.
Are you looking to have deeper and more meaningful relationships? Would you like to enhance how you communicate and resolve conflicts? The opportunity to facilitate you on your journey with safety, empathy, wisdom and non-judgmental understanding is my goal. Together we can improve or resolve challenging, devastating, and traumatic issues you have encountered. You are very courageous to seek therapy to facilitate your healing, growth and recovery.
(916) 472-0936 View (916) 472-0936
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Safe Space Counseling
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elk Grove, CA 95758
At Safe Space Counseling, our mission is to provide you with specialized care and therapeutic solutions for your mental health and relational issues. We understand the confusion that is part of every personal issue and want to help you gain deeper understanding, and ultimately find clarity. Our team works with you to find effective and realistic solutions, while strengthening your bond with your partner, and yourself. You don't have to carry the mental and emotional load alone, let us provide you a warm and welcoming space, where you can voice your concerns freely and be unburdened by all that you are carrying.
At Safe Space Counseling, our mission is to provide you with specialized care and therapeutic solutions for your mental health and relational issues. We understand the confusion that is part of every personal issue and want to help you gain deeper understanding, and ultimately find clarity. Our team works with you to find effective and realistic solutions, while strengthening your bond with your partner, and yourself. You don't have to carry the mental and emotional load alone, let us provide you a warm and welcoming space, where you can voice your concerns freely and be unburdened by all that you are carrying.
(916) 602-3290 View (916) 602-3290
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Kia Yang
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elk Grove, CA 95624
I am committed to improving the lives of individuals, families, and communities by fostering a safe and supportive environment for healing. I have experience working with teens, adults, geriatrics, and groups to cope with trauma, grief, anxiety, and depression. I believe in strong therapeutic relationships based on trust, respect, and cultural sensitivity.
I am committed to improving the lives of individuals, families, and communities by fostering a safe and supportive environment for healing. I have experience working with teens, adults, geriatrics, and groups to cope with trauma, grief, anxiety, and depression. I believe in strong therapeutic relationships based on trust, respect, and cultural sensitivity.
(916) 777-0942 View (916) 777-0942
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Cynthia R. Eldridge
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Elk Grove, CA 95624
Living life means dealing with challenging times. The good thing is that you don't have to face these challenging times alone. Everyone can use a supportive ear from time to time. Together we can cultivate a better tomorrow utilizing skills and techniques learned through therapy. Managing emotions is a skill just like learning to read or knowing how to do math. You just have to start by taking the first step. Sometimes the smallest steps in the right direction end up being the biggest steps of your life.
Living life means dealing with challenging times. The good thing is that you don't have to face these challenging times alone. Everyone can use a supportive ear from time to time. Together we can cultivate a better tomorrow utilizing skills and techniques learned through therapy. Managing emotions is a skill just like learning to read or knowing how to do math. You just have to start by taking the first step. Sometimes the smallest steps in the right direction end up being the biggest steps of your life.
(916) 385-0416 View (916) 385-0416
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Helena Turner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elk Grove, CA 95624
Each of us is an individual, unique and valuable in our own right. Yet, we are also engaged in a complex web of relationships. In our relationships we have the potential to feel joy and fulfillment as we share ourselves with the people we love. But many of us also find that sometimes our relationships bring deep pain and confusion. Taking the first step to call a therapist takes courage, but what you'll experience in therapy with me is a different kind of relationship, one that is unconditionally supportive and healing.
Each of us is an individual, unique and valuable in our own right. Yet, we are also engaged in a complex web of relationships. In our relationships we have the potential to feel joy and fulfillment as we share ourselves with the people we love. But many of us also find that sometimes our relationships bring deep pain and confusion. Taking the first step to call a therapist takes courage, but what you'll experience in therapy with me is a different kind of relationship, one that is unconditionally supportive and healing.
(916) 660-5059 View (916) 660-5059
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Pushpa Autry
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, LMFT, AHC1
Verified Verified
Elk Grove, CA 95624  (Online Only)
Hello! You found this page on your search for answers. This is a journey of self inquiry that leads to self acceptance, but not without its bumps. I have worked with teens in Residential settings and in clinics. I have worked with adults/families in crises & trauma and with chronic mental health issues. I can help you learn to listen to your own innate wisdom, slow down time so you can appreciate what is good in your life and allow your senses to bring in what makes you stronger. If you are looking for relief from work stress, relational distress, and transitional crises you have come to the right place! Welcome!
Hello! You found this page on your search for answers. This is a journey of self inquiry that leads to self acceptance, but not without its bumps. I have worked with teens in Residential settings and in clinics. I have worked with adults/families in crises & trauma and with chronic mental health issues. I can help you learn to listen to your own innate wisdom, slow down time so you can appreciate what is good in your life and allow your senses to bring in what makes you stronger. If you are looking for relief from work stress, relational distress, and transitional crises you have come to the right place! Welcome!
(916) 507-1913 View (916) 507-1913
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Socorro Ancheta-Goodacre
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Elk Grove, CA 95624
My name is Socorro A. Ancheta-Goodacre and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 30 years of experience based in the Fresno area. I work with adolescents, adults and married couples and families. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotional Focus Therapy, and Internal Family Systems to provide people with the skills and knowledge to heal and cope with depression, anxiety, stress, grief, trauma and life's transition.
My name is Socorro A. Ancheta-Goodacre and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 30 years of experience based in the Fresno area. I work with adolescents, adults and married couples and families. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotional Focus Therapy, and Internal Family Systems to provide people with the skills and knowledge to heal and cope with depression, anxiety, stress, grief, trauma and life's transition.
(916) 694-1439 View (916) 694-1439
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Sharon Koopmans-Hempton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Elk Grove, CA 95758
Hi, I'm Sharon! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is passionate about making strong human connections creating a safe place for growth and change. My approach is client-centered and strength-based. It is my belief in life we are ever-changing while often faced with difficulties and the ability to overcome. As a therapist, my goal is to create a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment to assist you in becoming the best version of yourself.
Hi, I'm Sharon! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is passionate about making strong human connections creating a safe place for growth and change. My approach is client-centered and strength-based. It is my belief in life we are ever-changing while often faced with difficulties and the ability to overcome. As a therapist, my goal is to create a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment to assist you in becoming the best version of yourself.
(916) 587-5306 View (916) 587-5306
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Marilyn Terhune-Young
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Elk Grove, CA 95624
My name is Marilyn Terhune-Young and I am a Licensed Marriage, Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Grass Valley, California and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I have 20 plus years of experience specializing in issues of anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationship issues and the over-all life challenges. My approach is humanistic and client-centered. I enjoy working with people who are seeking purpose and a deeper meaning in their lives. Initial problems may include relationship issues, stress in the workplace, self-esteem and depression, past abuse or trauma or a general feeling of emptiness in life.
My name is Marilyn Terhune-Young and I am a Licensed Marriage, Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Grass Valley, California and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I have 20 plus years of experience specializing in issues of anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationship issues and the over-all life challenges. My approach is humanistic and client-centered. I enjoy working with people who are seeking purpose and a deeper meaning in their lives. Initial problems may include relationship issues, stress in the workplace, self-esteem and depression, past abuse or trauma or a general feeling of emptiness in life.
(916) 659-6541 View (916) 659-6541
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Navneet Kaur, PhD, LPCC
Counselor, PhD, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elk Grove, CA 95757
Do you feel wound up all the time, like there's more things to get done than there is time in the day? Do you feel unsupported by a partner or family member, leading to resentment and frustration in your relationship? Maybe you've lost yourself or someone you love because of a traumatic event. And maybe, you think you have ADHD and don't know how to get diagnosed so you can learn the skills you need to be in control again. You don't have to deal with everything you're going through alone. Let's work together to help you untangle that tight knot in your chest, feel lighter, more in control, and ultimately happier in your life.
Do you feel wound up all the time, like there's more things to get done than there is time in the day? Do you feel unsupported by a partner or family member, leading to resentment and frustration in your relationship? Maybe you've lost yourself or someone you love because of a traumatic event. And maybe, you think you have ADHD and don't know how to get diagnosed so you can learn the skills you need to be in control again. You don't have to deal with everything you're going through alone. Let's work together to help you untangle that tight knot in your chest, feel lighter, more in control, and ultimately happier in your life.
(916) 794-9911 View (916) 794-9911
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Andrea Peterson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MSc, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Elk Grove, CA 95758
I frequently work with individuals and families with a wide variety of challenges. Some clients are simply looking to find a place that they can take a deep breath and be in a place to address things that they want to work on. While others have severe symptoms or complex issues that are frightening and overwhelming where they need help sorting out thoughts and feelings while learning how to manage and navigate the challenges. Each client is unique and so are their experiences so my goal is to tailor treatment to best benefit my clients. I also run a small non profit counseling center and train new clinicians in the field.
I frequently work with individuals and families with a wide variety of challenges. Some clients are simply looking to find a place that they can take a deep breath and be in a place to address things that they want to work on. While others have severe symptoms or complex issues that are frightening and overwhelming where they need help sorting out thoughts and feelings while learning how to manage and navigate the challenges. Each client is unique and so are their experiences so my goal is to tailor treatment to best benefit my clients. I also run a small non profit counseling center and train new clinicians in the field.
(916) 436-7454 View (916) 436-7454
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Cheryl Kehner
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Elk Grove, CA 95624
Hi, my name is Cheryl Kehner. I am a Marriage and Family Therapist in the San Francisco Bay area working with clients in the state of California via telehealth. I work with adults and specialize in helping manage stress, anxiety, depression, and thoughts getting in the way of living your authentic life. My style is eclectic, incorporating mindfulness, Somatic therapy, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy. Many people often disconnect from their bodily experiences missing clues your body provides about your wants and needs. Somatic therapies and mindfulness can help bring us back to the body and living in a more authentic way.
Hi, my name is Cheryl Kehner. I am a Marriage and Family Therapist in the San Francisco Bay area working with clients in the state of California via telehealth. I work with adults and specialize in helping manage stress, anxiety, depression, and thoughts getting in the way of living your authentic life. My style is eclectic, incorporating mindfulness, Somatic therapy, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy. Many people often disconnect from their bodily experiences missing clues your body provides about your wants and needs. Somatic therapies and mindfulness can help bring us back to the body and living in a more authentic way.
(916) 516-1369 View (916) 516-1369
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Annmarie Rotan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Elk Grove, CA 95757
My name is AnnMarie Rotan and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in 3 states working with clients via telehealth. I work with adults in all phases of life from college through retirement to identify how to manage barriers keeping them from achieving their best quality of life. My therapeutic approach is holistic based on the needs of every individual which can change as we move through the process together. I most frequently use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy due to its versatility but am comfortable using numerous other approaches as needed.
My name is AnnMarie Rotan and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in 3 states working with clients via telehealth. I work with adults in all phases of life from college through retirement to identify how to manage barriers keeping them from achieving their best quality of life. My therapeutic approach is holistic based on the needs of every individual which can change as we move through the process together. I most frequently use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy due to its versatility but am comfortable using numerous other approaches as needed.
(916) 527-9729 View (916) 527-9729
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Clarity For The Creative
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Elk Grove, CA 95758  (Online Only)
Many in the arts have their skills suppressed or not encouraged. Clarity For The Creative sees this as a form of authenticity suppression that can be traumatic. We work with this history to transform it and find your true path. Founder and Owner Andrea Swan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a deep appreciation for the healing power of creative expression. She seeks to help individuals tap into their artistry as a tool for supporting their emotional journey, improving self-esteem, managing stress, and navigating complexities of life; all while experiencing the transformative process of unlocking creativity through therapy.
Many in the arts have their skills suppressed or not encouraged. Clarity For The Creative sees this as a form of authenticity suppression that can be traumatic. We work with this history to transform it and find your true path. Founder and Owner Andrea Swan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a deep appreciation for the healing power of creative expression. She seeks to help individuals tap into their artistry as a tool for supporting their emotional journey, improving self-esteem, managing stress, and navigating complexities of life; all while experiencing the transformative process of unlocking creativity through therapy.
(916) 823-9265 View (916) 823-9265
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Alex Chong
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elk Grove, CA 95624
As an integrative psychotherapist, I enjoy collaborating with clients to discover meaningful ways to manage the stresses of life that best suit their personal and collective needs. I welcome all individuals, couples, and families who are looking to gain the tools necessary for a fulfilling and empowered existence, rich with insight, resilience, and celebration! My priority is to provide a safe environment for clients to be their authentic selves to openly discuss mental health concerns, relational issues, and other matters of the heart.
As an integrative psychotherapist, I enjoy collaborating with clients to discover meaningful ways to manage the stresses of life that best suit their personal and collective needs. I welcome all individuals, couples, and families who are looking to gain the tools necessary for a fulfilling and empowered existence, rich with insight, resilience, and celebration! My priority is to provide a safe environment for clients to be their authentic selves to openly discuss mental health concerns, relational issues, and other matters of the heart.
(916) 619-1870 View (916) 619-1870
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.