Chronic Illness Therapists in Ventura, CA

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Kylie Pedersen-Ortiz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I am passionate about helping you navigate the complications of acute or chronic illness , grief and loss or any difficult life transitions that may arise.
I have been working with children, families and adults since 2008 and have over 10 years experience in medical social work providing brief, solution focused therapeutic interventions and case management to individuals and families. I specialize in Pediatric Oncology, Pediatrics, Postpartum and NICU units of the hospital and outpatient clinics. I have provided therapy for the past 7 years to children, adolescents and adults navigating acute and chronic illness , grief and loss, depression, anxiety and many life transitions. I hold a Bachelors Degree in Sociology from UC Davis and a Masters Degree in Social Work from UC Berkeley.
(805) 257-1251
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Jody Tompkins
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Are you anxious, depressed, or discouraged? Have you recently been diagnosed with cancer or another life-threatening illness? Are you struggling with a difficult relationship? With much experience navigating these issues, I am passionate about joining with clients to create a warm and safe space to move forward in healing and confidence, to identify goals and strengths, and to develop strategies to move beyond a “stuck” place. Having specialized training addressing the social and emotional effects of chronic illness , it is my honor to help patients and family members navigate an often complicated, unfamiliar, and upsetting time.
(805) 874-5369
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Dr. Diana Ali
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
If you are suffering from depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, Borderline Personality Disorder, chronic illness , professional burnout, or other sources of chronic emotional dysregulation, I believe there is hope for you. If you have tried traditional talk therapy and felt like you didn't make much progress, you may benefit greatly from trauma specific treatment, or from a more practical, skills-based approach to therapy like Dialectical Behavior Therapy that is aimed at helping you to build the life that you want, to move toward your values, and to change the behaviors that may be getting in the way of your goals.
(424) 371-7103
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Ventura, CA 93001
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Karen Borczon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My practice is focused on helping individuals who are struggling with stressors related to chronic illness , social isolation, grief and loss, depression, anxiety and aging-related issues.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in the treatment of issues related to the aging process. My clients are often struggling with challenges that occur as a result of lifestyle changes, the psychological impact of illness, and the need to redefine who we are and what we want as we move through the challenges of getting older. I provide support and grief counseling when coping with the loss of a loved one.
(805) 317-7853
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Jacquelyn Meissner
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My areas of specialty include dealing with interpersonal conflict, loss, divorce, trust issues, chronic illness , depression, trauma, anxiety, substance abuse, domestic violence and other life stressors that can be overwhelming.
Life can get very complicated and challenging sometimes. My commitment to you is to provide a supportive place for us to collaboratively explore the challenges you are experiencing and the areas of your life you wish to change. If you are struggling to come to terms with your past or feel as if something is preventing you from living the life you want I invite you to explore this from a place of curiosity without judgment. As a bilingual and bicultural therapist I strive to support individuals, couples and families who are experiencing difficult life events.
(805) 319-6189
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Ventura, CA 93001
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Rose Oxford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
With over 20 years working as a licensed clinical social worker, I have extensive experience working with those struggling with anxiety, depression, chronic illness , divorce, and phase of life transitions. It is my goal to support you in navigating challenging life stressors in a safe and nurturing environment.
(657) 332-2068
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Daniela L. Paolone
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS LMFT
Verified
22 Endorsed
Verified
22 Endorsed
Are you finding it is hard to stay focused and take care of yourself while taking care of others? Perhaps you are navigating health challenges, chronic illness , chronic pain or are going through the process of pregnancy to postpartum. All of these experiences can really increase anxiety making daily tasks and responsibilities all that much harder to achieve. You put on a brave face so everyone thinks you have it all together & that you're fine, but that's not true. In fact, keeping up the façade that everything is great is leaving you feeling exhausted & you are ready for a change.
(805) 856-9122
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Alice P. Arnold
MA, PhD
Verified
Verified
I offer psychotherapy, with a focus on managing difficulties and learning from life's struggles. Together we reach an understanding of what you're experiencing, and create solutions geared toward easing your discomfort. When we are receptive to the voice of the unconscious, through exploration of dreams and struggles, we can find inner wisdom to meet life's challenges.
(805) 600-3945
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Ventura, CA 93003
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LeRae Ariagno
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
Verified
We have all felt lost without knowing which way to turn. Emotions left scattered causing us to be susceptible to feeling alone and vulnerable to our thoughts. Thoughts that keep us awake at night and distract us from what really matters in life. The words "lonely" and "unheard" echoing throughout your mind. Leading to conflicts within our relationships between friends, family, significant others, and ourselves. All you want is to feel content within yourself, but you can't seem to get there on your own. Now is the the time to find the guidance to begin your journey to peace.
(530) 424-2724
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Aimee David
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
My specialty is Health Psychology. Health Psychology focuses on how our biology, psychology, spirituality, and social factors influence our health and illness. It recognizes the strong connection between our body and our mind. The word ‘health’ has roots defining it as wholeness. While illness may challenge our sense of self, I believe wholeness can be found. Major life events or changes in our health can cause us to reflect on our priorities and desire for change. Holding space for inner emotional work can empower us to make the changes necessary to create the life we want.
(805) 567-7465
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Ventura, CA 93006
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Nicole Bernadette Auckerman
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsYD
Verified
Verified
I get excited about neural plasticity and the opportunity to help people rewire their brains towards health and healing. I believe that trauma can be healed by working with the body to access our 'stuck children" from early life. I also help people recognize how our cultural and societies influences might be making them unhappy. Specifically our poor treatment of the natural world and loss of relationship with nature. I believe a normal response to an unhealthy culture does involve some depression and or anxiety. I help clients to find peace and strength from within despite the external challenges of the world .
(805) 272-7922
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Ventura, CA 93001
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Sigrid Jensen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I am a licensed MFT with offices in Ventura and Ojai. For the past 10 + years I have been working as a therapist with adults, couples and adolescents. I am honored to help facilitate my client’s on their journey, whatever it might be. I believe that it’s the therapeutic relationship that is ultimately healing. I meet each client where they are. Collaboratively, we establish safety and trust, so that we can walk through the psyche together. Additionally, I am passionate about working with couples and have extensive training in working with Adult Attachment relationships.
(310) 740-9862
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Ventura, CA 93001
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Judy Holloway
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I believe that all persons posses a natural core of resilience, but that life experiences often block or limit access to this storehouse of strengths. I see my role in your therapeutic work as a guide and facilitator on your journey of growth and healing. I believe that relationship is primary in the work of psychotherapy, and that creating a collaborative, compassionate and supportive relational connection is essential to this work. I aspire to help you to create a process that will empower you to grow and heal, by deepening your connection to yourself, to others, and to Nature.
(818) 322-4094
Ventura, CA 93003
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Rebecca Marrs
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My ideal client is the person who deals with everyday struggles such as locking yourself out of the house or pulled over by the police for a tail light out. Maybe a tooth cracked or you can't find your passport. Life can be tough at times. Whatever the issue may be, we can collaborate to create goals in an effort to decrease unwanted symptoms and behaviors. My office is a safe space to share, be heard, understood, supported and validated.
(805) 500-0377
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Kira Wiggins
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, RD, CDE, C-IAYT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Are you less than satisfied with who you've become and the life you're living? Many of us struggle with acceptance and love for our bodies and are unsure how to make peace with ourselves and plot a positive path forward. I believe therapy is a collaboration where I meet you wherever you are and we become partners on the path toward your best self. Because mental and emotional distress happens in relationship, we begin with the most important relationship you will ever have – the one with yourself. The way in which we treat ourselves directly correlates with how we show up in the world and connect with others.
(805) 360-6808
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Rochida R McClure
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Honoring the significance of life’s losses is my mission. If you have lost a job or promotion; your health to cancer or autoimmune disease; your marriage to separation or divorce; or someone whom you love has passed away, including a miscarriage. Please reach out to me, I am here to help. Together we will feel, learn, understand and formulate a picture of life after loss.
(805) 243-2853
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Ventura, CA 93001
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Andrea Haffner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
At times life can become overwhelming due to life transitions, relationship challenges, depression, or anxiety. I believe that life's struggles become more bearable when they can be held and explored in a safe therapeutic environment. My approach is warm and comprehensive, based in respect and genuine caring. In our work together, I will engage in an exploratory journey with you to gain insight into both your conscious and unconscious feelings and patterns. My hope is that through the therapeutic process you will find greater relief from suffering, allowing for healing and growth in your inner life and outer relationships.
(805) 507-7086
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Ventura, CA 93001
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Shirah Bale
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I’m a licensed clinical psychologist with experience working with a range of individuals in primary care clinics, medical hospitals, and community counseling centers. My style is warm, interactive, and empathetic. Integrating principles of self-compassion, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral therapy, I hope to help you gain a deeper understanding of yourself by collaboratively exploring your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors as they relate to the relationship to yourself others and the world.
(805) 600-2626
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Ventura, CA 93001
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Patsy Wright
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
The path to living the life you want begins where courage and fear meet. When we are low in courage and high in fear we feel unsettled, busied, strained and eventually-void of hope. The thought that life will get better or that we will feel better becomes hijacked by the void. Our day to day begins to feel meaningless. This absence of meaning can be experienced as emptiness, sadness, loneliness, despair and misery. It can also be experienced as restlessness, irritability, avoidance, stomachaches, headaches and illness. These experiences drive our thoughts, beliefs, decisions and behaviors and can lead to mental and physical decline.
(805) 628-4483
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Ventura, CA 93001
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Lala Tagiyeva
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Let's talk about YOU! Priorities, needs, and wants change so let's discuss what's on your mind.
(424) 361-1037
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Ventura, CA 93001
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