Chronic Illness Therapists in Palo Alto, CA

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Photo of Dr. Anna Hung, Psychologist in Palo Alto, CA
Dr. Anna Hung
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I help individuals/families cope with anxiety, behavior problems, and chronic illness (e.
Is your child's negative thinking impacting their development and success? Does their anxiety, low mood, or behavior make life tough? It may feel like you're held hostage by their tantrums and you dread the constant negotiating. You may not remember a time when things weren't so hard and you'd like support in navigating challenging situations. You're in the right place if you're ready to dive in and learn strategies to improve anxiety, behavior, sleep, and overall health. You're ready to find harmony, end power struggles, and get back on track. Most of all, you’re ready to find relief so you can rest easier and feel more confident.
(408) 580-8991
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Palo Alto, CA 94303
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Jillian Walsh Rosoff
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CT
Verified
Verified
Helping clients facing grief or chronic illness is my passion. For nearly a decade, I was a hospice grief counselor providing support to individuals and families. I work with clients experiencing many kinds of losses, including death of a parent, partner, or child. The focus of my work with clients is finding meaning while coping with a life changing illness, including cancer and autoimmune disorders, or loss. I am certified in Thanatology, the study of death, dying and bereavement, through the Association of Death Education and Counseling (ADEC).
(650) 686-2232
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Tanya Gulevich
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I have a wide experience working with clients who have experienced a major loss and and are grieving, whether the loss is the death of a loved one, the loss of a job, the loss of a relationship, or the losses that can come with chronic illness . I have also helped numerous people who are in emotionally and verbally abusive relationships, or have been in such relationships with partners, parents, or friends in the past. In addition, I enjoy helping people suffering from anxiety and depression to release these mood states and adopt a more tranquil state of mind.
(650) 684-5193
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Sobia Saleem Psychotherapist
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I also have 10+ years of experience serving chronic illness communities.
Accepting New Clients! Are you a trans, non-binary, or poly person looking for a therapist who understands and reflects your identity? Are you a newly diagnosed neurodivergent or neuroqueer adult? Are you chronically ill and tired of educating your therapists about your medical conditions? If so, you're in the right place! I want to give you the care you deserve. I want to work with you on the unique challenges you might be facing, like navigating your transitioning experience, exploring sexual dynamics with partner(s), finding balance with your health, and dealing with a new diagnosis. Therapy should cater to you and your needs.
(657) 286-7337
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Sanctuary Counseling & Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CCM
Verified
Verified
Depression, anxiety, trauma, chronic illness , addictions and emotional challenges can disrupt our lives and everything we hold dear. I will work with you to develop a plan and set reachable goals to improve your quality of life.
(669) 273-1905
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Lianne Salcido
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I believe that the mind and body are inextricably connected. We often experience emotional pain when our bodies are struggling with illness or medical problems. As a therapist with specialized training in health psychology and behavioral medicine, my work emphasizes this mind-body connection. My primary areas of expertise focus on the treatment of insomnia, coping with illness, sexual health, chronic pain, and stress management in adults. Additionally, I help individuals cope with psychological concerns, such as anxiety, depression, adjustment to life transitions, and relationship difficulties.
(650) 797-0322
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Dr. Maggie Wang
Psychological Associate, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I view therapy as an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of how your day to day thoughts and feelings can be connected to your behaviors, emotional states, and relationships with others. I strive to bring compassion, warmth, and humility into our work together so that you can continue crafting and moving towards the life you want to lead. Part of this process will draw upon your strengths and values to embrace change in challenging areas of growth. Within a collaborative space, we will explore and work through barriers that prevent you from living more fully.
(650) 910-4757
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Shelby Lazarow
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Thank you for taking the time for yourself to understand how therapy can help aid and assist you at this time in your life. I hope that I can give you a sense of myself and style and how I may be a good fit in supporting you in such a process. In my private practice, I specialize in working with individual adults, older teens, and couples. I practice from a psychodynamic and relational modality in which I am mindful of where you come from and the ways in which you have learned to adapt to each environment and relationship around you, including the relationship that we form. I also enjoy integrating mindfulness practice.
(415) 322-7764
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Palo Alto, CA 94304
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Connie Munoz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I love being an LCSW and providing support for my clients while they focus on healing and navigating life. My therapeutic approach is to provide short-term, goal oriented, and strengths-based interventions. I help my clients to explore their passions and goals and to discover what provides lasting happiness in their lives. I am a firm believer in alternative and complementary medicine and encourage my clients to explore other healing modalities as part of their therapeutic work.
(858) 251-6703
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Palo Alto, CA 94303
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Uta Maeda
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
The impact of chronic pain often goes far beyond the body, and may leave you feeling depressed, anxious, angry, and isolated. As a pain psychologist, I can help you build effective coping tools to take back control over your thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and physical symptoms so that you can live a meaningful life that is not defined by your pain. I emphasize a collaborative, solution-focused approach to therapy, and will work with you to create a treatment plan that takes into account the unique biological, psychological, and social factors that make you who you are.
(650) 852-1304
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Lawrence Feinstein
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Bay Area Health Psychology is a group practice (see our website); I am the Director. I specialize in Clinical Health Psychology to assist people with chronic medical conditions, anxiety, and depression to manage their health and treatment. I also assist people with progressions of aging such as dementia, memory loss, and Alzheimer's Disease. And I help care-givers cope with the tasks of living with someone with a chronic condition. Biofeedback and EMDR are available in our clinic. I also offer Couples/Marital Therapy based on a "dynamic interaction" model developed during my research at UCLA.
(650) 999-0220
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Palo Alto, CA 94302
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Mary Kay Hunyady
Psychologist, PsyD, MA, MEd
Verified
Verified
Perhaps you are at this web site because you are experiencing a major life transition or grieving the loss of someone you love. Maybe you're feeling depressed, anxious, alienated, or numb. I have joined this web site because I would like to help. I love working with people as they examine their inner psychological worlds, life experiences, and hopes. I feel quite privileged to share in the journey to increased wholeness and the deeper sense of psychological well being.
(415) 942-6109
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Jaime Carrillo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Hi there, my name is Jaime Carrillo and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I believe having someone to talk to is incredibly important. I try to offer a warm and collaborative approach with my clients, and provide a safe and non judgmental space to work through whatever struggles you are facing.
(424) 378-5481
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Palo Alto, CA 94303
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Liana Abascal
Psychologist, PhD, MPH, dipACLM
Verified
Verified
Is your life not where you want it to be? Change is hard. While doing things differently can feel uncomfortable at first, it is possible to do, and becomes more comfortable with time. Change often applies to the behaviors we engage in, or the thoughts that we have. Change can also apply to our relationship with our thoughts, and it is powerful to become less tied to the random thoughts that appear in our head. Let us help you with this! We are passionate about helping people get unstuck and move forward in their lives. Our approach is collaborative and non-judgmental, and includes warmth, compassion and humor.
(858) 682-6427
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Palo Alto, CA 94304
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Lisa Twilling
Psychologist, PhD, MS
Verified
Verified
I am a Psychologist with over 20yrs. experience working with individuals in psychotherapy. I help people who seek relief from dealing with life's challenges (e.g., anxiety, depression, stress, stress management, relationship difficulties, etc.) and life transitions. I also specialize in Medical Psychology and work with people who are struggling with health issues(e.g., adjusting to a medical diagnosis, managing an illness or chronic pain, coping with a loved one who suffers with an illness). Please contact me for a free phone consultation to discuss your specific situation and goals.
(415) 659-9212
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Palo Alto, CA 94304
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Nelly Amariglio
Psychologist, PhD, HSP-P
Verified
Verified
My passion centers on the ways in which early relationships, life experiences and cultural contexts shape our worldviews and impact our choices, coping and performance. I also focus on the interplay between the mind and the physical body, and the ways we can use this connection to increase well-being and overall functioning. Over the past 15 years I have worked in various academic medical institutions and hospitals (UCLA, CHLA), using research-based interventions to guide individuals (children, youth and adults), couples and families in working towards agency, personal growth, positive change, insight, and adaptation to life events.
(984) 369-9078
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Anna Alper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I once heard this metaphor about the lotus flower: "The lotus flower grows deep in muddy waters, far away from the sun. In time the Lotus reaches the light and transforms into a beautiful flower." You may be faced with many challenges right now: stress, anxiety, a terminal diagnosis, or perhaps you are experiencing loss of a loved one. Like the lotus flower, it may seem that everything around you is dark and the light seems very distant. It is my passion to help get you through that muddy water and help you bloom into the beautiful lotus that I know you are.
(650) 590-8869
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Lital Koropitzer
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
If you have chronic pain, it likely interferes with many aspects of your life (i.e., work, relationships, sleep, mood, intimacy, etc.). Using evidenced based practices and relevant pain science techniques, I will help you learn and implement adaptive ways to cope with your pain, manage your mood more effectively, reduce your pain experience, and increase your overall quality of life.
(650) 881-3853
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Dr. Gurrnit S Chattha
Psychologist
Verified
Verified
Self growth and healing take immense courage and I commend your decision to start on this journey. This process isn't always easy but it is especially helpful to have a guide and a coach to help you through the difficulties. I have extensive experience working with individuals who are suffering due to trauma, grief, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, or feeling stuck in life. I specialize in working with Silicon Valley Professionals, People of Color, LGBTQ, and Immigrants. My focus is to view you as a whole and help you cultivate self compassion and self love.
(650) 629-3313
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Gloria M Kardong
MD, DFAPA, DABPN
Verified
Verified
I am a psychiatrist providing psychotherapy and/or psychopharmacology, depending on the client's needs. I believe it is important to offer individualized care based on the client's problems, concerns and preferences. My style is warm, collaborative and interactive. I can help with a practical, solution-focused approach for current problems. I also do exploratory therapy to address unresolved issues from the past that may be interfering with living your life as fully as possible. My clients also seek depth therapy to promote personal growth, insight and self awareness. LICENSED IN 20 STATES--Virtual therapy and med management.
(650) 800-5502
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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What type of Palo Alto mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

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What method of therapy is right for me?
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