Chronic Illness Therapists in San Diego, CA

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Liz Weisenburger
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, MS, CRC, APCC
Verified
Being diagnosed with a chronic illness &/or acquiring a disability can brings dramatic life change for you and your loved ones. A new prognosis, sudden trauma, congenital health condition, or the gradual onset of a life with imposed limits can bring isolation, overwhelm, & clueless as you seek to figure out how you will navigate your new “normal." Like most people who fall ill or encounter disability, you have no blueprint for how to move forward to recover a meaningful life for yourself.
(619) 329-9555 
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San Diego, CA 92103
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Marina Health of California
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Therapy with me is a collaborative and supportive experience in which the focus is on your aspirations & finding tranquility in the midst of major life changes and stressors. Majority of my patients are going through a life transition, such as entering a new chapter in their careers or coping with chronic illness (i.e., diabetes, cancer). I utilize a bio-psycho-social model of care to best address these transitional challenges. Bilingual in Farsi (Persian)
(619) 486-5788 
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San Diego, CA 92101
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Angelyna Lowe
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I work with clients who generally feel stuck in their lives, anxiety, depression, past, or circumstances. I also received specialized training in health psychology and help those looking to cope with chronic illness or seeking to improve chronic pain or insomnia. My clients learn to show up to life in a meaningful way, while learning to choose effective behaviors when faced with stressful situations. This is a collaborative process that is unique to your personality and needs, and the relationship we create. My clients strive to be defined not by their circumstances, past, thoughts or feelings, but by the choices they commit to.
(858) 358-5947 
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San Diego, CA 92117
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Nancy M Gordon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CLC
Verified
An ideal client may present issues related to ANY SOURCE of loss and grief, especially pet loss or chronic illness . Committed clients, who value investing in themselves to use coaching to go beyond just "getting through" a challenge/loss as springboards for personal growth and transformation through my unique methodology, 7 Powerful Practices to Manage Your Mind and Heal Your Heart™. Clients use individual sessions, group programs, transformational retreats. I use my Certification as a Life Coach, a COACHING model, and my methodology of the 7 Powerful Practices. ONLY Oregon clients also eligible for the "psychotherapy" model.
(858) 952-0936 
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San Diego, CA 92160
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Tracey L Chester
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MA
Verified
I primarily work with patients who suffer from chronic pain or chronic illness . Simply put, patients need extra attention their loved ones may be unable to provide. I am the founder and clinical director of San Diego Pain and Trauma Institute, located in Sorrento Valley. The mission of this clinic is to provide an holistic approach, with primary care doctors, trauma-informed care, from physical therapy techniques to the most up to date evidence based practices. I am amongst a small group of professionals studying the relationship between trauma, grief and chronic pain.
(442) 237-5123 
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San Diego, CA 92121
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Andrea Majd-Faridi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I also embrace work with end-of-life processes including grief and loss, anxiety, stress, and work with those impacted by chronic illness and pain.
Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and earned my master's degree more than twenty years ago with a concentration in Mental Health. My strongest clinical experiences have been within integrative practices that have championed growth and empowerment. My clinical style is holistic and person-centered and follows a strength-based perspective tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual. I employ combined approaches that include Rogerian, Behavioral and Solution Focused techniques to name a few.
(858) 221-6672 
San Diego, CA 92126
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Patricia C Kantzavelos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MLIS, MSW
Verified
As a chronic illness warrior/ spoonie, I completely understand what it feels like to sit on the other side of the couch (or, screen), and how important it is to chat with someone who 'gets it.
I specialize in chronic health conditions and trauma, which I understand first hand. Chronic medical conditions (i.e. dysautonomia POTS, EDS, Lyme disease, Bartonella, IBS, fibro, fatigue CFS, Hashimoto’s, mast cell MCAS, sickle cell disease, mold illness CIRS, etc.) often come with significant challenges, like fear, anxiety, grief, medical PTSD, and may interfere with relationships and daily function. I utilize various holistic evidence-based treatment modalities and practice-based evidence, contingent on each person’s needs and goals, with an added focus on mindfulness techniques, positive psychology, and strengths-based therapy.
 
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San Diego, CA 92116
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Rebeks L. Clark Mane
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Hi! I'm Rebeks (they/them) - a transmasculine nonbinary therapist who specializes in trauma, LGBTQIA+ affirmative therapy, and life with chronic illness , disability and neurodiversity. I love working with folx in the "gray spaces" of identity who aren't quite sure they are (fill in the blank) enough. My astrologically-minded friends describe me as "such an earth sign" - which I translate as grounded, unwavering, and dependable. My approach to therapy is to provide solidity and a sense of containment to enable the deeper healing-work — especially for those with complex trauma, dissociation and early attachment ruptures.
(310) 807-6585 
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San Diego, CA 92103
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Seaside Life Services
Marriage & Family Therapist, CA-LMFT
Verified
Experiencing symptoms of anxiety and depression? Chronic illness affecting your emotional health? Anger disrupting your way of life? Do you desire to improve your livelihood? Seaside Life Services is here to help! Our mission is to support individuals as they embark and travel through life’s journey. To walk alongside those needing support providing opportunities and services, building upon the sequences of mental, physical, and social experiences of life. Seaside Life Services supports, respects, and welcomes all genders, races, countries of origin, sexual orientations, bodies, religions, and abilities.
(707) 414-0761 
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San Diego, CA 92115
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Holly Siegrist
Psychologist, PhD, PsyD
Verified
Hi, I'm Dr. Holly Siegrist, and I am a licensed psychologist licensed in California with over 10 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, posttraumatic stress disorder, stress related to disability and other discrimination, emotional abuse, grief, chronic illness , losses, and life change. My interests are in social justice, coping with discrimination, health and wellness, and resilience.
(619) 943-2806 
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San Diego, CA 92101
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Jana Crosby
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, eating disorders, self esteem, chronic illness and life transitions in young adults. Do you feel stressed, insecure, or ashamed, constantly battling with intrusive thoughts or impulses that you may not even entirely believe, but still can't seem to let go of? Are you feeling stuck in the trap of perfectionism, feeling alone with the depth of emotion or pain you feel, confused about sense of self or life direction, or wondering why your relationships don't feel as fulfilling as you'd like? If so, we might be a good match to explore potential therapy together.
(619) 329-1360 
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San Diego, CA 92108
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Mia Sarno (Dr. Mimi)
Psychologist
Verified
I work most often with clients who struggle from trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, chronic illness , relationship difficulties, and life transitions.
Healing can feel impossible when life keeps throwing us challenges and harmful systems around us don’t change. It’s easy to feel stuck and lose hope, motivation and inspiration. Healing is possible under the right conditions, including being with someone who truly cares, listens, and sees you. My approach to therapy is humanistic, transpersonal and integrative. This means I appreciate the multiple layers of existence we all experience, including our minds, physical bodies, energy bodies, cultural contexts, and systemic contexts. I honor your unique identity and potential to achieve personal fulfillment, however that looks for you.
(619) 603-0445 
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San Diego, CA 92103
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Justin LaPilusa
Psychologist, PsyD, QME
Verified
Life is hard and, at times, it can be scary, lonely, confusing, and stressful. People are searching for greater happiness, fulfilling relationships, meaning and personal growth. For the past 5 years, I have specialized in failure to launch, trauma, chronic illness , and motivation issues. I believe in the importance of empowerment through self-confidence and self-compassion. Together, we will work to create the life you deserve, a life with joy, purpose and connection.
(619) 378-4141 
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San Diego, CA 92128
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Joelle Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, L, C, S, W
Verified
There are many ways to access mental health information these days from blogs, vlogs, Instagram to Tic-Toc. If you are in need of help for your mental wellness I encourage you to seek a skilled professional to guide you. I have over 25 years of experience counseling individuals and families from diverse backgrounds through life events such as family disruption, adoption, infertility, chronic illness and bereavement. I am prepared to help you navigate life’s transitions and challenges with compassion and hope.
(619) 340-2543 
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San Diego, CA 92116
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Josephine Majorana
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I work with a variety of issues such as depression, anxiety, stress management, parenting, relationship/family problems, school/work difficulties, LGBTQIA+ issues, grief, death & dying/end of life issues, PTSD, trauma, chronic illness , disabilities, and major life transitions.
My role as a therapist is to help you process your thoughts and emotions, assist you in developing effective coping strategies, and help you formulate clear, achievable goals to create positive, sustainable change in your life. I view therapy as a collaborative effort and believe that a strong therapeutic relationship is essential to achieving successful outcomes. In our work together, I will utilize various therapeutic interventions and knowledge in an effort to help you identify patterns, triggers, and behaviors that may be contributing to your feelings of distress or discontent.
(619) 206-5271 
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San Diego, CA 92108
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A-Lisa Miles
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I specialize in helping individuals cope with chronic illness and chronic pain and have many years of experience in working with this population and helping them to develop improved coping skills.
I provide psychological treatment and services to address the difficulties associated with a variety of challenges and transitions. My approach to treatment is tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual client and I aim to create an atmosphere where people feel comfortable discussing and exploring their life. I view therapy as a collaboration and partnership between the client and myself. I provide support and guidance to help you identify areas of your life that need improvement or change and help you to set goals and create an action plan that will allow you to grow, shift, and live the life you want for yourself.
(858) 951-1890 
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San Diego, CA 92130
Offers online therapy
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Barbara Rorbach
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, MFT, AMFT
Verified
I base my work on evidence-based modalities and have experience in treating individuals, families, and couples that struggle with relational issues, stress, insomnia, depression, anxiety, chronic illness , and grief.
Sometimes life gets thrown at us and we feel stuck and too overwhelmed to navigate through it by ourselves. There are times when we feel disconnected from our partner and other people around us. I believe that each one of us has an innate capacity to learn, heal, and grow by accessing our inner strengths. My goal is to help you increase your self-awareness, find new coping strategies, make life decisions that are cohesive with your core values, and to reconnect with your loved ones. I believe the most important thing in our lives are our relationships.
(619) 329-8098 
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San Diego, CA 92106
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Emily Orme
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I have treated depression, anxiety, stress, child abuse, trauma, adjustment difficulties, conflict, communication difficulties, chronic illness & relationships.
It's great that you are taking an important step to reach out for support. Over the years of working with clients I have learned that many people experience hardship, stress, conflict, and/or pain during their lifetime that they find difficult to navigate on their own. Reaching out for support is a healthy and positive step! I know that every person's story is unique and I value getting to know each client individually so that I can provide tailored and meaningful therapy. It would be an honor to partner with you on your journey! Please note that I have moved to an all telehealth practice using a secure video platform.
(760) 683-0986 
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San Diego, CA 92111
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Siobhan Cassidy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Specialities: Addiction, grief, anxiety, depression, chronic illness & disease, life transitions, and death & dying.
Hi there. Firstly, my name Siobhán is Irish & pronounced like sha-v-on. And I am glad you are here! Mental health is vital for navigating life. And having someone in your corner with expertise, compassion, & independence is a great way to cope. I truly believe meaningful therapy comes when YOU feel a connection with your clinician. So finding a fit for you is vital. I approach everyone as a fellow human & use my bubbly personality, genuine curiosity, & compassion to develop rapport. I am happy to chat in a free consultation call, & can provide resources & referrals if needed. FYI,I provide free, short-term tx to healthcare workers.
(619) 330-8265 
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San Diego, CA 92107
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Danielle D Weisman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
, imposter syndrome), military life, PTSD/trauma, LGBT-related issues and/or understanding, subs abuse, depression/anxiety, relationship/divorce/separation, and chronic illness , grief/bereavement issues.
Hello there! I'd be happy to work with you. I work mostly with adults, some teens on a limited basis. I have a specialty in medical psychology (i.e., health behavior change, insomnia, weight loss, cancer, grief/bereavement, etc.). Treatment is also available for those who suffer from PTSD, depression, anxiety, alcohol abuse, and difficult life circumstances. Cognitive behavioral therapy is offered along with a motivational interviewing approach that is supportive and non-confrontational. Please email, or text to set up your intake appt. doctorweisman22@gmail.com (619) 880-5711. Please include insurance info.
(619) 361-7359 
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San Diego, CA 92109
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Chronic Illness Therapists
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