Chronic Illness Therapists in Woodland, CA

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Aron Katz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Woodland, CA 95776
I have a experience with confounds of chronic illness and disability, and experience in behavioral health.
Therapy sometimes feels intimidating and it might be hard to know where to start. I take a collaborative approach with clients to understand what led to the appointment, what kind of change they would like to see, and what barriers are preventing it. Therapy is a process of finding clarity and adjusting behaviors so that actions and values are aligned. What might sound simple, is rarely easy, and often there may be practical, societal, systemic, legal or cultural barriers that compound the difficulty. Whether goals are emotional, behavioral, relational or health-related, we will find a path forward.
I have a experience with confounds of chronic illness and disability, and experience in behavioral health.
Therapy sometimes feels intimidating and it might be hard to know where to start. I take a collaborative approach with clients to understand what led to the appointment, what kind of change they would like to see, and what barriers are preventing it. Therapy is a process of finding clarity and adjusting behaviors so that actions and values are aligned. What might sound simple, is rarely easy, and often there may be practical, societal, systemic, legal or cultural barriers that compound the difficulty. Whether goals are emotional, behavioral, relational or health-related, we will find a path forward.
(530) 687-4745 View (530) 687-4745
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Elizabeth Anaya-Olmedo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Woodland, CA 95695
I have extensive experience working with individuals from all walks of life suffering from anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, low self-esteem, sexual abuse, intimate partner violence, life transitions, loss, and grief, living with a chronic illness, and problems related to parenting.
I’m Elizabeth Anaya-Olmedo, a licensed clinical social worker with more than 9 years of experience. I have a bachelor’s degree in human services, a bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a concentration in Social Work and Gerontology, and a master’s degree in social work from Indiana University. My goal is to touch, move and inspire all those I come in contact with. I am passionate about empowering people in all aspects of life. I help people embrace their authentic selves, develop compassion toward themselves and others, and live meaningful life through transformation and healing.
I have extensive experience working with individuals from all walks of life suffering from anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, low self-esteem, sexual abuse, intimate partner violence, life transitions, loss, and grief, living with a chronic illness, and problems related to parenting.
I’m Elizabeth Anaya-Olmedo, a licensed clinical social worker with more than 9 years of experience. I have a bachelor’s degree in human services, a bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a concentration in Social Work and Gerontology, and a master’s degree in social work from Indiana University. My goal is to touch, move and inspire all those I come in contact with. I am passionate about empowering people in all aspects of life. I help people embrace their authentic selves, develop compassion toward themselves and others, and live meaningful life through transformation and healing.
(619) 391-2771 View (619) 391-2771
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Kenneth McNeill
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Woodland, CA 95695
There are literally hundreds of therapy approaches, many with 3-letter acronyms. And yet, effective therapy is like learning to ride a bicycle: no matter what kind it is, you have to hop on and pedal. Using an integrated approach, I can help you do that.
There are literally hundreds of therapy approaches, many with 3-letter acronyms. And yet, effective therapy is like learning to ride a bicycle: no matter what kind it is, you have to hop on and pedal. Using an integrated approach, I can help you do that.
(530) 261-8581 View (530) 261-8581
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Darryl Moore
Psychologist, CP
Verified Verified
Woodland, CA 95695
HI, I'm Darryl Moore, clinical psychologist focusing on treatment of and recovery for those effected by the consequences of compulsive sexual behaviors. I use a practical systematic and individualized approach from the Patrick Carnes recovery methods. My specialty is working with addiction and in particular harmful compulsive sexual behaviors or sex addiction. This includes working with both the addict and with the partner.
HI, I'm Darryl Moore, clinical psychologist focusing on treatment of and recovery for those effected by the consequences of compulsive sexual behaviors. I use a practical systematic and individualized approach from the Patrick Carnes recovery methods. My specialty is working with addiction and in particular harmful compulsive sexual behaviors or sex addiction. This includes working with both the addict and with the partner.
(530) 684-1678 View (530) 684-1678
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Josephine Majorana
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Woodland, CA 95695
My name is Josephine Majorana and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Northern CA working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults of all ages and have a specific background/training in trauma work, behavioral therapy, non-profit community-based outreach, and hospice/end-of-life planning. I most often utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and mindfulness-based interventions to help clients understand and heal from traumatic experiences in their lives.
My name is Josephine Majorana and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Northern CA working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults of all ages and have a specific background/training in trauma work, behavioral therapy, non-profit community-based outreach, and hospice/end-of-life planning. I most often utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and mindfulness-based interventions to help clients understand and heal from traumatic experiences in their lives.
(530) 489-5894 View (530) 489-5894
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Yesenia Casas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Woodland, CA 95695  (Online Only)
I am currently accepting new online/phone clients on Monday and Wednesday. "You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide no to be reduced by them." Maya Angelou. I provide you with a safe place without judgement, together we will find solutions to help you get to a better functioning. I am passionate about the work that I do and I want you to leave my office feeling a sense of tranquility and motivation. I have over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults. During the past 6 years, I have worked extensively with Trauma Victims and as a family conflict mediator.
I am currently accepting new online/phone clients on Monday and Wednesday. "You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide no to be reduced by them." Maya Angelou. I provide you with a safe place without judgement, together we will find solutions to help you get to a better functioning. I am passionate about the work that I do and I want you to leave my office feeling a sense of tranquility and motivation. I have over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults. During the past 6 years, I have worked extensively with Trauma Victims and as a family conflict mediator.
(530) 317-0224 View (530) 317-0224
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Cara Arndorfer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Woodland, CA 95695
Whether therapy is your first step toward change or one of the last options you've considered, getting the support you need takes courage and strength. Finding a good fit is an important step. My approach to therapy is tailored to your needs. I'll provide a safe, non-judgmental, and honest atmosphere for expressing your concerns. I'll honor your lived experiences, values, and cultures while exploring your strengths and struggles. We'll collaborate to uncover your personal meaning, hopes for the future, and the tools that would best help you to cope with what's bothering you.
Whether therapy is your first step toward change or one of the last options you've considered, getting the support you need takes courage and strength. Finding a good fit is an important step. My approach to therapy is tailored to your needs. I'll provide a safe, non-judgmental, and honest atmosphere for expressing your concerns. I'll honor your lived experiences, values, and cultures while exploring your strengths and struggles. We'll collaborate to uncover your personal meaning, hopes for the future, and the tools that would best help you to cope with what's bothering you.
(530) 564-1761 View (530) 564-1761
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Laura Mansouri
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Woodland, CA 95695
What goes on in your mind, plays out in your body, and becomes your reality in your world. Whether you are entering therapy for the first time or you are looking to refine changes in your life, you are starting on a journey of self discovery which is deeply personal and courageous. Each person arrives with their own unique life story, strengths, barriers and goals. Therapy is a collaborative process. I believe my role is to create a non-judgmental, warm, respectful, and safe environment.
What goes on in your mind, plays out in your body, and becomes your reality in your world. Whether you are entering therapy for the first time or you are looking to refine changes in your life, you are starting on a journey of self discovery which is deeply personal and courageous. Each person arrives with their own unique life story, strengths, barriers and goals. Therapy is a collaborative process. I believe my role is to create a non-judgmental, warm, respectful, and safe environment.
(530) 316-5179 View (530) 316-5179
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Deborah E Cohen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CHT, MPH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodland, CA 95695  (Online Only)
If you feel unfulfilled in your relationships and find loss and change difficult, and if you want to get to the source of the patterns and blocks keeping you stuck in worry, anxiety, emotional eating, lost sleep, and a lack of purpose, then I can help. I especially enjoy working with couples and individuals longing for a connection to their "soul's wisdom" so they can feel more balance, joy, and fulfillment. I am an integrative, holistic mind-body-spirit psychotherapist. I offer techniques that will help you tune into your deepest self, the part of you that has your best wisdom and answers for what you are seeking in your life.
If you feel unfulfilled in your relationships and find loss and change difficult, and if you want to get to the source of the patterns and blocks keeping you stuck in worry, anxiety, emotional eating, lost sleep, and a lack of purpose, then I can help. I especially enjoy working with couples and individuals longing for a connection to their "soul's wisdom" so they can feel more balance, joy, and fulfillment. I am an integrative, holistic mind-body-spirit psychotherapist. I offer techniques that will help you tune into your deepest self, the part of you that has your best wisdom and answers for what you are seeking in your life.
(916) 251-9983 View (916) 251-9983
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Stephanie Bagley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Woodland, CA 95776
I create a healing space for those who are struggling with anxiety, depression and managing their emotions. These issues can cause stress in your daily life and in relationship with others. I do believe that there is a way to honor our lived experiences while learning new skills to help manage your emotional life.
I create a healing space for those who are struggling with anxiety, depression and managing their emotions. These issues can cause stress in your daily life and in relationship with others. I do believe that there is a way to honor our lived experiences while learning new skills to help manage your emotional life.
(530) 298-0492 View (530) 298-0492
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Mariana Nogueira
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Woodland, CA 95695
Not accepting new clients
I started my career 13 years ago working with children and families in schools and group homes. I have worked in hospice, hospitals and other mental health settings. I have extensive experience with grief, loss and relationship issues. I have lived in several countries, speak three languages and have an understanding of cultural-based mental health.
I started my career 13 years ago working with children and families in schools and group homes. I have worked in hospice, hospitals and other mental health settings. I have extensive experience with grief, loss and relationship issues. I have lived in several countries, speak three languages and have an understanding of cultural-based mental health.
(530) 771-6482 View (530) 771-6482

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Carrie G Rogers
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Davis, CA 95618  (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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Charles J McNeil
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Davis, CA 95616
Additionally, I work with adults experiencing chronic illness in confronting the struggles that come along with complex, and often life changing, diagnoses.
Hello fellow community members. I'm so happy to see that you’re taking the time to reinvest in your most important and valuable asset, you! I offer in person and telehealth therapy to individuals and couples throughout California while based out of Davis focusing on anxiety, depression, ADHD, life transitions, and grief. My practice includes a tailored approach using brief and long-term therapy using trauma informed care EFT, ACT, CBT, and DBT techniques.
Additionally, I work with adults experiencing chronic illness in confronting the struggles that come along with complex, and often life changing, diagnoses.
Hello fellow community members. I'm so happy to see that you’re taking the time to reinvest in your most important and valuable asset, you! I offer in person and telehealth therapy to individuals and couples throughout California while based out of Davis focusing on anxiety, depression, ADHD, life transitions, and grief. My practice includes a tailored approach using brief and long-term therapy using trauma informed care EFT, ACT, CBT, and DBT techniques.
(916) 258-2589 View (916) 258-2589
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Catherine Zanzi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Davis, CA 95616
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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Bethany V. Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Davis, CA 95616
Hello, my name is Bethany and I believe psychotherapy requires finding the right match. I work with adults, couples, and families with adult children. I utilize treatment modalities that assist with mood, relationship difficulties, loss and grief, parenting challenges, life transitions, codependency, guilt and shame, trauma, addiction, divorce, chronic illness and/or pain, and career stagnation. I've had success with clients who are ready to do the work of self improvement and eager to understand why they may feel stuck. Congratulations on taking the first step toward healing and growth. What are your goals?
Hello, my name is Bethany and I believe psychotherapy requires finding the right match. I work with adults, couples, and families with adult children. I utilize treatment modalities that assist with mood, relationship difficulties, loss and grief, parenting challenges, life transitions, codependency, guilt and shame, trauma, addiction, divorce, chronic illness and/or pain, and career stagnation. I've had success with clients who are ready to do the work of self improvement and eager to understand why they may feel stuck. Congratulations on taking the first step toward healing and growth. What are your goals?
(530) 298-0782 View (530) 298-0782
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Rebeks L. Clark Mane
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Davis, CA 95616  (Online Only)
I'm a swear-y transmasc therapist with lived experience who specializes in neurodivergence (Autism, ADHD), LGBTQIA+ (that includes ALL the letters), academia, and chronic illness/disability.
Many of my clients are newly identifying their neurodivergence (either through formal or self-diagnosis) and recognizing all the ways they have been swimming upstream their whole lives. My clients may also be discovering that their gender or sexuality is more complicated than they thought, perhaps that they aren't "just queer" but also nonbinary, asexual, or polyamorous. My clients seek therapy because they struggling with their current phase of life, such as settling into life after medical transition, navigating autistic burnout & chronic illnesses, or finding trauma they thought they were past resurfacing in disruptive ways.
I'm a swear-y transmasc therapist with lived experience who specializes in neurodivergence (Autism, ADHD), LGBTQIA+ (that includes ALL the letters), academia, and chronic illness/disability.
Many of my clients are newly identifying their neurodivergence (either through formal or self-diagnosis) and recognizing all the ways they have been swimming upstream their whole lives. My clients may also be discovering that their gender or sexuality is more complicated than they thought, perhaps that they aren't "just queer" but also nonbinary, asexual, or polyamorous. My clients seek therapy because they struggling with their current phase of life, such as settling into life after medical transition, navigating autistic burnout & chronic illnesses, or finding trauma they thought they were past resurfacing in disruptive ways.
(310) 807-6585 View (310) 807-6585
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Tamie L Cox
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Davis, CA 95616
As a therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling & meaningful life. If you're looking for extra support/guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you
As a therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling & meaningful life. If you're looking for extra support/guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you
(916) 579-7975 View (916) 579-7975
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Barbara Bean-Runyon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Davis, CA 95616  (Online Only)
C.I.P.G.A.-Licensed Clinical Social Worker Inc., Prof. Corp. C.I.P.G.A. stands for Cultivating: Integrity, Personal Growth and Awareness. My name is Barbara Bean-Runyon, LCSW. A private psychotherapist, working in Vacaville (25+ years). Becoming aware of the the deeper problems and practicing honesty with yourself and others, allows growth and change. I offer a non-judgmental, private space to explore concerning issues and look at alternative ways to view things, create change or accept situations with more ease.
C.I.P.G.A.-Licensed Clinical Social Worker Inc., Prof. Corp. C.I.P.G.A. stands for Cultivating: Integrity, Personal Growth and Awareness. My name is Barbara Bean-Runyon, LCSW. A private psychotherapist, working in Vacaville (25+ years). Becoming aware of the the deeper problems and practicing honesty with yourself and others, allows growth and change. I offer a non-judgmental, private space to explore concerning issues and look at alternative ways to view things, create change or accept situations with more ease.
(707) 986-8994 View (707) 986-8994
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Amanda Sanchez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Davis, CA 95618  (Online Only)
We all have the innate capacity for inner healing and personal growth. If you're feeling depleted or overwhelmed, I have several years of experience treating adults confronting anxiety, depression, substance abuse, trauma and grief and loss. I view clients as the experts in their own lives and use my knowledge and skill to guide our work together towards peace and healing. I am particularly passionate about working with older adults, caregivers and medical professionals. I have experience working in a trauma hospital in acute care and emergency departments.
We all have the innate capacity for inner healing and personal growth. If you're feeling depleted or overwhelmed, I have several years of experience treating adults confronting anxiety, depression, substance abuse, trauma and grief and loss. I view clients as the experts in their own lives and use my knowledge and skill to guide our work together towards peace and healing. I am particularly passionate about working with older adults, caregivers and medical professionals. I have experience working in a trauma hospital in acute care and emergency departments.
(530) 203-5623 View (530) 203-5623
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Sherri Pina-Tanferani
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Davis, CA 95618
Provides expert opinion, diagnostic evaluation, and assessment by interpreting a compendium of neurophysiology's examinations and detailed information regarding biological inheritance, sociology-cultural background, and personality.
Provides expert opinion, diagnostic evaluation, and assessment by interpreting a compendium of neurophysiology's examinations and detailed information regarding biological inheritance, sociology-cultural background, and personality.
(530) 429-7418 View (530) 429-7418

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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.