Chronic Illness Therapists in Rancho Cordova, CA

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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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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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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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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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Ana Hinshaw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670  (Online Only)
Tired of feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or stuck in life? Are you going through your days on autopilot, with no clear direction on where you’re going? Or even if you do know what you want, are you feeling helpless or hopeless about things getting better? Having a clear life path, more energy, and happiness may seem like a far away dream. Waking up and feeling excited about your day may feel impossible. Especially if one of your favorite pastimes is hitting that snooze button 10+ times every morning. ;)
Tired of feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or stuck in life? Are you going through your days on autopilot, with no clear direction on where you’re going? Or even if you do know what you want, are you feeling helpless or hopeless about things getting better? Having a clear life path, more energy, and happiness may seem like a far away dream. Waking up and feeling excited about your day may feel impossible. Especially if one of your favorite pastimes is hitting that snooze button 10+ times every morning. ;)
(916) 621-6125 View (916) 621-6125
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Cynthia R. Eldridge
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
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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Kateri Marie Ross
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
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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David Giorgio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, KAP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
Many of us lead busy lives with little space to breathe, think, and make choices with clarity. We hold ourselves to unsustainable standards in our careers, relationships and as individuals. We move from day to day with anxious thoughts, or float numbly with disconnection and over-scheduling as a way to avoid pain. Often our expectations, goals and circumstances come at the expense of our own healthy well being.
Many of us lead busy lives with little space to breathe, think, and make choices with clarity. We hold ourselves to unsustainable standards in our careers, relationships and as individuals. We move from day to day with anxious thoughts, or float numbly with disconnection and over-scheduling as a way to avoid pain. Often our expectations, goals and circumstances come at the expense of our own healthy well being.
(916) 794-3636 View (916) 794-3636
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Karmin Copen
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
As a licensed clinical psychologist, I enjoy helping people to improve their overall quality of life, not only through symptom reduction, but also through functional restoration. Given my experience working with chronic pain, trauma, depression, anxiety, and stress, I understand that when we are impacted by these challenges, we often feel unable to participate in the life roles that contribute to defining who we are and what we want to experience in life. Psychotherapy offers an opportunity to build and regain confidence, improve relationships, increase productivity, overcome difficulties, and more effectively manage daily life.
As a licensed clinical psychologist, I enjoy helping people to improve their overall quality of life, not only through symptom reduction, but also through functional restoration. Given my experience working with chronic pain, trauma, depression, anxiety, and stress, I understand that when we are impacted by these challenges, we often feel unable to participate in the life roles that contribute to defining who we are and what we want to experience in life. Psychotherapy offers an opportunity to build and regain confidence, improve relationships, increase productivity, overcome difficulties, and more effectively manage daily life.
(415) 877-9437 View (415) 877-9437

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Candice Craft
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95819  (Online Only)
My clients are often individuals holding stress in their body, folks experiencing chronic illness or chronic pain, adults and children striving to differentiate anxiety from intuition, survivors of medical, physical or sexual trauma, and diverse couples/(2+)partnerships who are loving each other through navigating individual or mutual post traumatic stress.
In my work with clients, I facilitate mind-body-spirit (re)connection after it has been disrupted by trauma or stress. I offer a soft spot to land for folks who have been in prolonged dysregulation post trauma exposure, as well as highly sensitive people impacted by empathic stress. Here, I respect the unique language of your nervous system, the wisdom that lives in your body, and support you in fostering a grounded connection to both. This serves to be the space where you can tell your unspoken stories, allowing them to be held outside of the confines of your body & mind. Together, let's process what no longer serves you to carry.
My clients are often individuals holding stress in their body, folks experiencing chronic illness or chronic pain, adults and children striving to differentiate anxiety from intuition, survivors of medical, physical or sexual trauma, and diverse couples/(2+)partnerships who are loving each other through navigating individual or mutual post traumatic stress.
In my work with clients, I facilitate mind-body-spirit (re)connection after it has been disrupted by trauma or stress. I offer a soft spot to land for folks who have been in prolonged dysregulation post trauma exposure, as well as highly sensitive people impacted by empathic stress. Here, I respect the unique language of your nervous system, the wisdom that lives in your body, and support you in fostering a grounded connection to both. This serves to be the space where you can tell your unspoken stories, allowing them to be held outside of the confines of your body & mind. Together, let's process what no longer serves you to carry.
(530) 539-2356 View (530) 539-2356
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Carrie G Rogers
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Folsom, CA 95630  (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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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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Meghann Crane-Russ
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95819
This wasn't how it was supposed to go. You're worried you will feel this way forever, that you will never feel like yourself again. Maybe you’re reading this because your parenting experience is not what you expected it to be, in fact, it’s probably been pretty awful so far. Perhaps you’ve experienced child, infant, or pregnancy loss and there are really no words to describe the void you feel right now. The loss is inexpressible and you feel so alone. Or you’re struggling to cope with chronic illness, grief, or life stressors. You feel like you’re hiking through a forest without a map... you just want to find a path forward.
This wasn't how it was supposed to go. You're worried you will feel this way forever, that you will never feel like yourself again. Maybe you’re reading this because your parenting experience is not what you expected it to be, in fact, it’s probably been pretty awful so far. Perhaps you’ve experienced child, infant, or pregnancy loss and there are really no words to describe the void you feel right now. The loss is inexpressible and you feel so alone. Or you’re struggling to cope with chronic illness, grief, or life stressors. You feel like you’re hiking through a forest without a map... you just want to find a path forward.
(530) 670-0174 View (530) 670-0174
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Deep Insight Psychology
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carmichael, CA 95608
In my work over the past several years, I have found that empowering individuals to explore themselves and the impact of their social, cultural, and inner world helps them navigate their own growth. It also empowers them to direct their healing. My experience of treatment ranges from depression, anxiety, trauma, chronic illness, and psychosomatic disorders to integral work in self-esteem, patterned behaviors, relational issues, and work-life balance issues tied to the symptoms experienced.
In my work over the past several years, I have found that empowering individuals to explore themselves and the impact of their social, cultural, and inner world helps them navigate their own growth. It also empowers them to direct their healing. My experience of treatment ranges from depression, anxiety, trauma, chronic illness, and psychosomatic disorders to integral work in self-esteem, patterned behaviors, relational issues, and work-life balance issues tied to the symptoms experienced.
(530) 454-8680 View (530) 454-8680
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Shavontae Golden-McCants
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
North Highlands, CA 95660
Welcome, my name is Shavontae and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have experience working with adolescents/teens, adults and their families. As someone who has gone through a life-changing event, I am passionate about supporting others and their families to overcome challenges related to coping with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and other chronic illnesses and about bringing awareness of how a chronic illness can have a major impact on an individual and their families’ mental health. Chronic illnesses can causes depression, anxiety, stress, anger, grief and I am here to support you through it.
Welcome, my name is Shavontae and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have experience working with adolescents/teens, adults and their families. As someone who has gone through a life-changing event, I am passionate about supporting others and their families to overcome challenges related to coping with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and other chronic illnesses and about bringing awareness of how a chronic illness can have a major impact on an individual and their families’ mental health. Chronic illnesses can causes depression, anxiety, stress, anger, grief and I am here to support you through it.
(760) 284-6734 View (760) 284-6734
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Catherine Zanzi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95826
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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Suzanne M Sellers
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95826  (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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Erica Feldman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95826  (Online Only)
My focus is on assisting those clients with issues they need greater support on – grief, chronic illness, chronic pain, and Highly Sensitive Persons (HSP). The misunderstood nature of health issues such as fibromyalgia, lupus, and headaches can lead to disruption in clients' lives and relationships, and grieving the healthy self is not unusual. HSPs experience the world with a heightened perspective, often finding interactions and sensory stimulation difficult as well as health challenges. Navigating such a world often requires more support and validation, which psychotherapy can provide.
My focus is on assisting those clients with issues they need greater support on – grief, chronic illness, chronic pain, and Highly Sensitive Persons (HSP). The misunderstood nature of health issues such as fibromyalgia, lupus, and headaches can lead to disruption in clients' lives and relationships, and grieving the healthy self is not unusual. HSPs experience the world with a heightened perspective, often finding interactions and sensory stimulation difficult as well as health challenges. Navigating such a world often requires more support and validation, which psychotherapy can provide.
(415) 687-4247 View (415) 687-4247
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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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Nancy Ellner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 94203  (Online Only)
One of my greatest passions in life is my work as a therapist. With warmth, humor and compassion, I help others to heal and move forward in their lives. Perhaps, you are feeling "stuck"- overwhelmed by feelings of anxiety or depression, relationship problems, issues related to aging or chronic illness. loneliness, grief or a vague sense that something feels "off." Coping with life's daily stresses can take a toll on your quality of life, making it increasingly difficult to find & experience meaning and joy. These are difficult times, difficult issues, & sometimes it's hard to get through them alone.
One of my greatest passions in life is my work as a therapist. With warmth, humor and compassion, I help others to heal and move forward in their lives. Perhaps, you are feeling "stuck"- overwhelmed by feelings of anxiety or depression, relationship problems, issues related to aging or chronic illness. loneliness, grief or a vague sense that something feels "off." Coping with life's daily stresses can take a toll on your quality of life, making it increasingly difficult to find & experience meaning and joy. These are difficult times, difficult issues, & sometimes it's hard to get through them alone.
(530) 645-9474 View (530) 645-9474

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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.