Chronic Illness Therapists in Gold River, CA

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Price Cusolito
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD, MA
Verified Verified
Gold River, CA 95670
I love collaborating with my clients in creating and sustaining the changes they wish to make and surprising them with how quickly and deeply these changes can take place. I have extensive experience with chronic illness, chronic pain, physical and emotional trauma, spirituality, parenting issues, grief and dying, and men's sexuality.
I love collaborating with my clients in creating and sustaining the changes they wish to make and surprising them with how quickly and deeply these changes can take place. I have extensive experience with chronic illness, chronic pain, physical and emotional trauma, spirituality, parenting issues, grief and dying, and men's sexuality.
(916) 818-1521 View (916) 818-1521
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Kateri Marie Ross
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Gold River, CA 95670
Waitlist for new clients
I'd like to guide and empower the process of your change! We all have negative thoughts at times that can disrupt our lives and interfere with our ability to move forward. Negative thinking can take on many forms that can cause or worsen anxiety, depression, and past trauma and can even have an impact on our physical health. Negative thinking doesn't occur without consequences because it can affect every part of your life including how you feel, your relationships, and decision-making. Fortunately, there are steps and techniques you can use to counteract negative thinking and I would like to guide you in this process.
I'd like to guide and empower the process of your change! We all have negative thoughts at times that can disrupt our lives and interfere with our ability to move forward. Negative thinking can take on many forms that can cause or worsen anxiety, depression, and past trauma and can even have an impact on our physical health. Negative thinking doesn't occur without consequences because it can affect every part of your life including how you feel, your relationships, and decision-making. Fortunately, there are steps and techniques you can use to counteract negative thinking and I would like to guide you in this process.
(916) 249-8085 View (916) 249-8085
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Allison Kassis
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, APCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gold River, CA 95670
Hello and welcome! I’m Allison, and I am a therapist dedicated to empowering individuals on their journey to mental and emotional well-being. I believe that every individual's story is unique, and I tailor my therapeutic approach to your specific needs. Whether you're navigating the effects of trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, life transitions, or simply seeking personal growth, I am here to guide and support you. My therapeutic approach is rooted in empathy, active listening, and collaboration, as I believe that a strong therapeutic relationship is the foundation for positive change.
Hello and welcome! I’m Allison, and I am a therapist dedicated to empowering individuals on their journey to mental and emotional well-being. I believe that every individual's story is unique, and I tailor my therapeutic approach to your specific needs. Whether you're navigating the effects of trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, life transitions, or simply seeking personal growth, I am here to guide and support you. My therapeutic approach is rooted in empathy, active listening, and collaboration, as I believe that a strong therapeutic relationship is the foundation for positive change.
(916) 827-1027 View (916) 827-1027
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Charise Spencer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gold River, CA 95670
You want to live the life you imagined for yourself; however, you find that self-criticism, painful past experiences, & negative feedback from others are taking up most of the space in your head. Your mental & physical energy are drained, leaving you feeling stuck and unmotivated. Your joy & hope are held captive & you find yourself in survival mode doing just what it takes to get through the day. You look at others & long for the success, confidence, & meaningful relationships that they seem to have mastered. You've tried many things (maybe even other therapists) & haven't achieved lasting change.
You want to live the life you imagined for yourself; however, you find that self-criticism, painful past experiences, & negative feedback from others are taking up most of the space in your head. Your mental & physical energy are drained, leaving you feeling stuck and unmotivated. Your joy & hope are held captive & you find yourself in survival mode doing just what it takes to get through the day. You look at others & long for the success, confidence, & meaningful relationships that they seem to have mastered. You've tried many things (maybe even other therapists) & haven't achieved lasting change.
(916) 602-4367 View (916) 602-4367
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Dana Parry-Erickson, Psy.D.
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Gold River, CA 95670  (Online Only)
What makes me a unique provider is that I am able to provide my services to people of all walks of life with varying needs and barriers to mental health care. I create a therapeutic atmosphere that combines creativity, positive regard, empathy, and warmth with scientifically backed interventions that can assist you with meeting your goals and becoming the best version of yourself.
What makes me a unique provider is that I am able to provide my services to people of all walks of life with varying needs and barriers to mental health care. I create a therapeutic atmosphere that combines creativity, positive regard, empathy, and warmth with scientifically backed interventions that can assist you with meeting your goals and becoming the best version of yourself.
(916) 496-3784 View (916) 496-3784
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Stancil Jl Hutchinson
Psychologist, PsyD, QME
Verified Verified
Gold River, CA 95670
I have been a psychologist and neuropsychologist since 2010 and have emphasized assessment and evaluation throughout my career. Additionally, I have been a Qualified Medical Examiner (QME) in the workers’ compensation system since 2015. I provide psychological and neuropsychological evaluations for individuals between the ages of 6 and 90 through private insurances, workers' compensation, or out-of-pocket. I also offer pre-surgical psychological clearances for gastric bypass surgeries, spinal cord stimulators, and peripheral nerve stimulators.
I have been a psychologist and neuropsychologist since 2010 and have emphasized assessment and evaluation throughout my career. Additionally, I have been a Qualified Medical Examiner (QME) in the workers’ compensation system since 2015. I provide psychological and neuropsychological evaluations for individuals between the ages of 6 and 90 through private insurances, workers' compensation, or out-of-pocket. I also offer pre-surgical psychological clearances for gastric bypass surgeries, spinal cord stimulators, and peripheral nerve stimulators.
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Janet Lengsfelder
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Gold River, CA 95670
My name is Janet Lengsfelder. I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist. I have been a nurse for over 40 years as well. My approach to therapy is to witness and support individuals and couples as they learn and grow so that they can experience joy, love, and peace in their lives. My post-graduate training was in Gestalt therapy. I believe the psychotherapy situation is a laboratory, an opportunity to look at oneself in a variety of mirrors. My role is as a guide and witness. I respect and honor the client to make the choices that bring freedom and fullness to their life.
My name is Janet Lengsfelder. I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist. I have been a nurse for over 40 years as well. My approach to therapy is to witness and support individuals and couples as they learn and grow so that they can experience joy, love, and peace in their lives. My post-graduate training was in Gestalt therapy. I believe the psychotherapy situation is a laboratory, an opportunity to look at oneself in a variety of mirrors. My role is as a guide and witness. I respect and honor the client to make the choices that bring freedom and fullness to their life.
(925) 397-1913 View (925) 397-1913
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Lisa Whitmore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Gold River, CA 95670  (Online Only)
Lisa Whitmore, Licensed Clinical Social Worker I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) since 2019, and I provide counselling to California clients via telehealth. I have focused on older adults, families of older adults, and immigrants to the United States. I work collaboratively with clients to reach a mutual understanding of stressors and use cultural competence and eclectic professional expertise to support you in the challenges you are facing.
Lisa Whitmore, Licensed Clinical Social Worker I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) since 2019, and I provide counselling to California clients via telehealth. I have focused on older adults, families of older adults, and immigrants to the United States. I work collaboratively with clients to reach a mutual understanding of stressors and use cultural competence and eclectic professional expertise to support you in the challenges you are facing.
(559) 354-6140 View (559) 354-6140

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Armine Manukian
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
Hi there, I'm Armine! I have provided mental health services for 15 years helping clients with anxiety, depression, grief/loss, chronic illness, postpartum, and life/career transitions in diverse populations of adults. Given my experience, I have developed a therapeutic approach that is based on the needs of clients. I combine evidence-based interventions with cognitive, and psychodynamic therapies. I provide a supportive environment where clients openly and safely express their experiences, emotions, and thoughts with acceptance and non-judgment.
Hi there, I'm Armine! I have provided mental health services for 15 years helping clients with anxiety, depression, grief/loss, chronic illness, postpartum, and life/career transitions in diverse populations of adults. Given my experience, I have developed a therapeutic approach that is based on the needs of clients. I combine evidence-based interventions with cognitive, and psychodynamic therapies. I provide a supportive environment where clients openly and safely express their experiences, emotions, and thoughts with acceptance and non-judgment.
(916) 794-3439 View (916) 794-3439
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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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Teresa Spaulding
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
Have you been telling yourself that you want to make changes and improvements to your self care, but been putting it off? It is easy to get in the habit of prioritizing other people's needs and wants ahead of your own. It can be a relief to find a nonjudgmental and approachable counselor to discuss your situation with. I have been counseling adults and couples for over fifteen years now, and have experience working with folks to improve their lives. I use evidence-based treatment that works. I am always expanding my skills and have been EMDR-Trained via the EMDR Institute.
Have you been telling yourself that you want to make changes and improvements to your self care, but been putting it off? It is easy to get in the habit of prioritizing other people's needs and wants ahead of your own. It can be a relief to find a nonjudgmental and approachable counselor to discuss your situation with. I have been counseling adults and couples for over fifteen years now, and have experience working with folks to improve their lives. I use evidence-based treatment that works. I am always expanding my skills and have been EMDR-Trained via the EMDR Institute.
(916) 776-8456 View (916) 776-8456
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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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John Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
My name is John W Brown. I'm a licensed clinical social worker with over 12 years of experience. I see individuals dealing with multiple issues including anxiety, depression, managing difficult medical diagnoses, role loss, and life transitions. I have several years of experience working in oncology, HIV/AIDS, and with members of the LGBTQ community. I utilize techniques from several modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Problem Solving techniques, and Supportive Therapy. My role is to help you tap back into your own inner wisdom to move through challenges and thrive.
My name is John W Brown. I'm a licensed clinical social worker with over 12 years of experience. I see individuals dealing with multiple issues including anxiety, depression, managing difficult medical diagnoses, role loss, and life transitions. I have several years of experience working in oncology, HIV/AIDS, and with members of the LGBTQ community. I utilize techniques from several modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Problem Solving techniques, and Supportive Therapy. My role is to help you tap back into your own inner wisdom to move through challenges and thrive.
(916) 602-3937 View (916) 602-3937
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Andrea Bruce
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
I provide psychological services to individuals experiencing difficulties with: anxiety, depression, AD/HD, high functioning Autism, trauma, PTSD/C-PTSD, grief, and relationship difficulties. Additionally, I provide supportive integrative health coaching (as a part of psychological services), for those who experience chronic physical conditions that can interrupt or impact quality of life (ie: pain, autoimmune disorders, diabetes, etc).
I provide psychological services to individuals experiencing difficulties with: anxiety, depression, AD/HD, high functioning Autism, trauma, PTSD/C-PTSD, grief, and relationship difficulties. Additionally, I provide supportive integrative health coaching (as a part of psychological services), for those who experience chronic physical conditions that can interrupt or impact quality of life (ie: pain, autoimmune disorders, diabetes, etc).
(916) 347-4234 View (916) 347-4234
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Rosalind Daniel
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
I have been a therapist for 28 years and have worked with people aged 3 - 93! My specialization in graduate school was child and adolescent treatment. I enjoy working with people from all walks of life. Due to my practice being online now, I have narrowed my client base from 13 -99! Most of my clients have struggled with life transitions, depression, and anxiety.
I have been a therapist for 28 years and have worked with people aged 3 - 93! My specialization in graduate school was child and adolescent treatment. I enjoy working with people from all walks of life. Due to my practice being online now, I have narrowed my client base from 13 -99! Most of my clients have struggled with life transitions, depression, and anxiety.
(562) 784-5075 View (562) 784-5075
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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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Heather Thomas
Marriage & Family Therapist, IMFT
Verified Verified
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
Hello and welcome; my name is Heather Thomas, and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist. I've been working with individuals, families, and couples for over 10 years, helping them find the solutions within themselves, learn to emotionally regulate despite what is going on around them, learn to manage distress and to problem-solve. My goal is to help you create a life that is worth living and one where you are able to be the best version of yourself.
Hello and welcome; my name is Heather Thomas, and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist. I've been working with individuals, families, and couples for over 10 years, helping them find the solutions within themselves, learn to emotionally regulate despite what is going on around them, learn to manage distress and to problem-solve. My goal is to help you create a life that is worth living and one where you are able to be the best version of yourself.
(916) 659-7587 View (916) 659-7587
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Jacob Simon
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MPA, AMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
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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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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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.