Chronic Illness Therapists in San Jose, CA

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Julie D Holsopple
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I provide services to those experiencing anxiety, depression, grief/ loss, coping with medical issues/ chronic illness , pregnancy/ postpartum issues, parenting/ relationship issues, life transitions and trauma.
Are you feeling sad, anxious and overwhelmed? Do you feel angry and frustrated at life? Do you find yourself feeling lost, stuck in old patterns and scared that life will never change? You are not alone. Making changes in life may seem overwhelming. I am here to help! No matter your story, I believe that we all have within us the strength and courage to create a life filled with joy, connection and peace. It may feel difficult to make the decision to embark on a new journey in life through psychotherapy. Often, the first step of reaching out can be the hardest. I am here for you and look forward to guiding you through your journey.
(408) 583-6914
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San Jose, CA 95128
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Jennifer C Cohen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MACL, LMFT, C-IAYT, RYT 500
Verified
Verified
I work well with individuals who are seeking to learn more holistic ways to address their emotional and relational challenges whether they be family of origin issues, trauma, the challenges of parenting a child with special needs, chronic illness , anxiety, or depression. My general frame work is that you cannot separate the body from the mind nor can you separate a person from their life time of experiences, therefore working with all of these systems is a highly effective way to improve happiness, decrease anxiety and stress, and increase coping skills to manage life with more ease and improved relationships.
(562) 454-0709
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San Jose, CA 95138
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Angela Hutton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SEP
Verified
Verified
I have had success working with people who suffer from depression, anxiety, chronic illness , and trauma.
Are you looking to feel more connected to yourself and others? Do you feel trapped in certain areas of your life? I have been a psychotherapist for over 20 years and am passionate about this work. I work with teens, adults, and mental health professionals and can effectively address issues that keep you feeling depressed, anxious, and disconnected from yourself and others. I want to help you make the necessary changes to have the life you desire. Therapy isn't about finding out what is wrong with you, it is about building on what is RIGHT with you.
(408) 459-6324
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San Jose, CA 95101
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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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San Jose, CA 95124
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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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San Jose, CA 95124
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Christine Cain
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Verified
I have complete acceptance and compassion for all our human struggles and suffering-- PTSD, anxiety, parenting, adolescence, divorce, loss, grief, chronic illness , and the many varieties of identity.
Ease, change and joy are accessible. I know you can emerge from distress. I have seen radical growth-- again and again. My therapeutic approach is designed for each person's individual internal world. I design each session using a variety of active and engaged interventions, like EMDR, IFS, and Process. We work to uncover the hurt parts that have taken over your life. The “stuck-ness” seems to dissipate. In an atmosphere of love and total acceptance, I use proven interventions to bring awareness and internal movement.
(408) 351-0786
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San Jose, CA 95126
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Deidre R Popolizio
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
I work with the full range of life issues with special interest in attachment, grief and loss, families facing chronic illness , and geriatric issues.
Therapy offers a safe support system as you navigate some of life's more difficult challenges. Are you seeking therapy for problems including relationship issues, trauma, depression/anxiety, grief over any type of loss, chronic illness , divorce, retirement or even facing mortality? As your therapist, I will help you process events and relationships, both current and past, that influence your current challenges. Therapy is a collaborative effort and not a quick fix. Along with empathy, I offer a safe and supportive environment to discuss your concerns and take progressive steps toward adaptation and acceptance to enhance your life.
(408) 703-5298
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San Jose, CA 95126
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Sobia Saleem Psychotherapist
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 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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San Jose, CA 95134
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Melissa Milne Percy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Brene′ Brown facilitator, and I have lived experience working with hospital and medical professionals, and those living with chronic illness and in the helping professions.
Are you feeling lonely, hurt, or hopeless in your relationship? Do you and your partner live like roommates? Are you having the same fights over and over? Or, are you feeling exhausted and overwhelmed by your physical and emotional challenges and changes? Are you uncertain or scared about what the future holds? Is your profession caring for others making you return home feeling exhausted and burned out? Are you ready to restore healthy connections in your relationships with your partner, your work, and yourself?
(657) 214-4985
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San Jose, CA 95101
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Flavio Epstein
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed health psychologist in California and in the European Union. I provide video sessions to assess, educate, and treat mental health symptoms in the setting of chronic conditions. My expertise is in dealing with mental health in the context of advanced heart failure, heart transplant, chronic pain, and palliative care.
(408) 539-6825
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San Jose, CA 95117
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Genevieve Platt
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Are you ready to open your life to new possibilities? Welcome to my practice! I use a holistic approach to helping people, always seeking to work with the mind-body model and enjoy working with teens, adults and couples (regardless of sexual orientation) experiencing a variety of emotional, mental and/or physical problems. I am also a Nurse Practitioner with specialties in women's health, infertility, menopause, pain, disordered eating and especially the effects of stress on overall health and well being. My approaches range from short-term solution-oriented treatments to longer in-depth psychotherapy using Mindfulness as a foundation.
(408) 205-9409
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San Jose, CA 95101
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G. Katie Dashtban
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Persons who have been coping with their ongoing psychological or physical health issues and are in need of a strong and structured therapy environment in which they can finally understand why their problems keep coming up and how to put an end to their chronic struggles are strongly welcomed to call my practice.
(510) 808-6167
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San Jose, CA 95113
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Sharon D Joseph MA LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
It can be such a relief to talk to an objective, nonjudgmental professional, who is trained to listen and understand, in a way that your friends and family can never do. When you are weighed down by your problems, feel depressed, anxious and worried, or have relationship challenges with partners, kids or colleagues, I will help make it better! Come and see me. We can work together in an accepting and comfortable atmosphere. I am a smart, warm, caring and supportive therapist, with 25 years of experience. I will work to enable you to understand yourself leading to personal growth
(408) 560-4334
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San Jose, CA 95129
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Sita Sawyer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Mental wellness and physical wellness can either help or hinder the other. Behavioral treatments significantly improve both mental and physical outcomes, but we know it's easier said than done. I take a primarily cognitive-behavioral approach, which has the strongest evidence base and research backing, to most problem areas impacting your wellness. CBT techniques effectively change your life in the here-and-now, but careful consideration of your values show us what changes to make and how. We will explore your values and goals together; I have not climbed your mountain, but as I climb mine I’m driven to help you summit yours.
(408) 341-6986
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San Jose, CA 95125
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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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San Jose, CA 95101
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Andrea Cook
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
We are all feeling the effects of the corona virus. For many of us, that means increased chronic stress and worry, and its associated symptoms of fatigue, appetite and digestive challenges, poor sleep, body aches, irritability, and sadness. All appointments are provided using Telemental Health using HIPAA compliant Zoom, so that you can receive therapy by video conferencing in the comfort of your home or other private space.
(650) 235-4964
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San Jose, CA 95123
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Stephanie Crouch at Bay Area Therapy for Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
It isn’t fair that they died. It’s not fair that they aren’t here. The pain is unbearable, and you don’t know how you’re supposed to “move on” with your life. What does that even mean? There is only one thing that you want: To have them here with you now. But we both know that isn’t possible. So now what? Live like this forever? “Move On” and act like they didn't exist? No! That isn’t the answer that works. They were clearly a huge part of your heart since you’re grieving like this. Getting to a place where you aren’t in so much pain will not happen by minimizing how much you miss them. You're grieving.
(925) 492-7294
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San Jose, CA 95129
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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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Office is near:
San Jose, CA 95103
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OpenWorld Psychology
Psychologist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Our OpenWorld therapists have different specialties, ranging from treatments for stress, anxiety, and OCD to working with clients with chronic pain. You will be matched with a provider based on your treatment goals. You can find more about the types of therapy we provide in our FAQs (www.openworldtreatment.com/faq). Our clinicians have different levels of expertise, but in general, therapy falls into these intervention types: cognitive-behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive processing therapy, compassion-focused therapy, and DBT. We welcome and encourage you to ask your provider for more information!
(408) 528-2371
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San Jose, CA 95134
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Meleny Honts
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Counseling should fit your lifestyle and needs. Your sessions will focus on your goals and you are encouraged to be your authentic self . Life can be stressful and we all could use someone to vent to and collaborate with on solutions and strategies to overcome obstacles. If you prefer a collaborative, personalized, and creative approach to problems, please contact me!
(408) 459-6339
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San Jose, CA 95111
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