Chronic Illness Therapists in Boulder, CO

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Art Ginley
Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
We'll work to help rebuild your sense of self & identity after the life-altering experience of chronic illness & complex trauma.
If you’ve been misunderstood by the medical system, your doctor, friends, and family, and you just want to understand what’s happening to you. Illness and complex trauma show up in many forms; brain fog, dissociation, chronic fatigue, unexplained aches and pains, memory issues and more. Pain is suffering when it’s purposeless. So, whatever you are facing we can find meaning and purpose in your life and relationships, you don’t have to be alone in the journey to wellbeing. You deserve someone who will share those pains and walk with you in your journey to recovering wellness and living a life of health & purpose.
(720) 514-9506
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Boulder, CO 80304
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Susan C. Roberts
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Know Thyself was the ancient prescription for a meaningful life, and I believe it still holds true today. To understand our needs, potentials, and limitations gives us the courage to confront our challenges and the wisdom to learn and grow from them. I offer a compassionate and down-to-earth approach to therapy, partnering with clients to discover unconscious patterns that interfere with satisfaction in work, health, relationships, and creativity. I believe that symptoms arise when vital parts of our personalities have been denied; thus depression, anxiety, addiction, and chronic illness may be voices of the deeper self trying to be heard.
(202) 873-8558
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Boulder, CO 80302
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Martha Utchenik
MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with people who have chronic illness and chronic pain, and I can help you learn how your emotional, mental, and physical health are intertwined.
We follow many paths in life in a continuous flow, yet if we hit a log jam it can be impossible to move at all. Activities of daily life become stressful, relationships tense, work, too hard. Our inner critic quickly points out flaws, and we can begin to doubt our abilities. Anxiety and depression, stop us. Then illness or pain start to come, and pushing beyond our limits leads to emotional despair or “chronic” health issues. Eventually we wonder how we got here, and how or if, we can get back to our flow, yet we don’t know where to begin. If this is you, don’t give up, or give in.
(720) 438-4184
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Boulder, CO 80301
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Masha Mikulinsky, MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Somatic therapy for multicultural and LGBTQIA+ folks, and for creatives to heal from past traumas, learn healthy patterns in relationship, manage chronic illness & pain, and thrive despite day to day stressors. My clients come to therapy for support with anxiety & depression but also to find more ways to access creativity, resilience, and joy! I love working with clients to explore big life questions, find what it means to stay true to yourself while living authentically between multiple expectations, cultures & languages. With over 15 years of experience, I use mindfulness, somatics, neuroscience, and supportive & honest feedback.
(720) 548-2393
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Boulder, CO 80301
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Elissa Berlinger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Areas of Interest: psychodynamic psychotherapy, anxiety, trauma, mood disorders, chronic illness , food/eating concerns, substance use, family and relational issues, identity concerns, and training and supervision.
I received my Master of Social Work from Smith College School for Social Work. I completed a two year post-graduate training program in psychodynamic psychotherapy and in the treatment of eating disorders and substance abuse at Wardenbrug Health Center at CU-Boulder. I have additional specialized training in the treatment of chronic neurological illnesses-MS in particular-through my work with the Rocky Mountain MS Center. I coordinated the eating disorder program at CU-Boulder and I have undergone additional trainings in DBT, ACT, CBT and psychodynamic therapy.
(720) 309-7779
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Boulder, CO 80302
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Meghan Stetson
LPC Intern, MEd, RYT-500
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Living with chronic illness and/or chronic pain can be an invisible, isolating, and scary experience. Because of the false mind-body split that underlies our collective consciousness, when someone with a chronic condition seeks care of any kind, the experience can oftentimes feel disjointed, incomplete, and ineffective. As a "mental" health clinician, I specialize in partnering with my clients to take a holistic approach to healing that encompasses attending to the mind, body, and spirit. Ultimately my greatest hope is for my clients to access hope, a healthy sense of self, and the ability to transform their suffering into meaning.
(720) 677-6947
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Boulder, CO 80301
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Karla Garcia-Velez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Thank you for looking at my profile. I am passionate about guiding and supporting adults who are dealing with and managing a chronic illness and difficult life transitions and their family members/friends. It is easy to feel alone and feel like you are the only one experiencing your current situation. It's common to feel overwhelmed, stressed, and worn out. It's common to feel like a burden or like there is no way out of the pain. You do not have to face these difficult times alone.
(720) 514-9017
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Boulder, CO 80301
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Annika Nichols
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I want to help bring authenticity and change to your life in the way you want it to be. I'm Nick (they/them). I’m dual licensed in both states to work with FL and CO clients. I work with queer issues and gender exploration/transition, codependency and relationship problems, anxiety disorders, neurodivergence, chronic illness , trauma, and grief/loss. I also work with non-monogamous, poly, and kink clients. I’m here to provide a safe and respectful place for you to be seen and heard. You're not alone and you don’t have to keep telling yourself everything is “fine” or normal in your life - let's find a better "normal" for you to live.
(407) 772-6853
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Boulder, CO 80301
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Jen Taylor
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, MA, LPCC
Verified
Verified
I am a somatic therapist specializing in EMDR Therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy in Boulder, Colorado. I guide teens and adults seeking relief from anxiety, depression, disordered eating, chronic illness , and other impacts of trauma and chronic stress on the nervous system.
(720) 619-3418
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Boulder, CO 80302
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Tim Kleinknecht
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I draw from skills and knowledge within the evidenced-based therapeutic modalities of CBT, SFBT, and DBT and specialize in supporting teens and adults dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, addiction, motivation, anger, chronic illness , OCD, and neurodiversity.
Life can present challenges that are difficult to navigate alone; I aim to support people in navigating life's challenges through providing a warm and caring space for introspection and growth. Together, we can process your thoughts, emotions, and life experiences, understand them, and reveal solutions that generate positive momentum towards you improving the way you feel and live. If you are stuck, and building momentum doesn't feel like an option, I want to meet you where you are emotionally and support you in that space.
(720) 740-1783
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Boulder, CO 80303
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Christin P Bellian
Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate, BSN, MSSA, MA , MFTC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am especially interested in working with clients and families living with chronic illness .
I want to help you, your family, or you and you partner gain a more profound understanding of your experience, a deeper connection with self and others, and a recognition of your individual and relational values and beliefs. I will guide you toward greater self-worth so that you are able to ask for and to have the rich life and meaningful relationships you want and deserve. I work with all kinds of clients in all kinds of configurations. I meet with individuals, too, but I always consider that my client is part of a family, a couple, and a community. I like to work with clients across time. I am here for you as life unfolds!
(720) 702-1549
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Boulder, CO 80302
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Mo Bankey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I utilize training in Buddhist psychology, mindfulness, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), DBT, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy when working with anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, chronic illness , identity development, and interpersonal relationship challenges.
There is a way through this. We will find it together. I believe in the power of authentic expression and deep relationships. I incorporate contemplative, somatic, and social justice approaches in my counseling. I work with adults and couples focusing on identity, gender, and relationships. I provide a collaborative approach utilizing mind-body and present moment awareness to support you in connecting with your intrinsic health and inherent wisdom. As meditator, dancer, gardener, and herbalist I value time to reflect, slow down, be with nature, and developing our capacity to move from the heart with courage and gentleness.
(970) 410-3517
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Boulder, CO 80301
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Wise Ways Counseling - Online
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Special skills and focus have been Transpersonal, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Inner child/family work, Relationship issues, Inherited family trauma, Internal Family Systems informed, Anxiety/Depression, Trauma, Woman's Issues, Parenting, Addictions, Grief and loss, Spirituality (Mindfulness/Meditation), Chronic Illness , LGBTQ, Expressive Arts.
My approach is empathetic, compassionate, non-judgemental curiosity, with the belief, that with the right questions we can begin to discover the beliefs that effects your feelings, thoughts and actions and uncover your internal guidance that will give you the pathway in creating the life you desire. My own journey of deep self-exploration and inquiry from a young age added to 20+ years experience as a Marriage and Family Therapist has allowed for some mastery of this thing called life. It is my passion to work with others on their own unique life journey, through the challenging times that life can bring.
(707) 272-2737
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Boulder, CO 80304
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Susan B. Ollar
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I have been in practice since 1988, dedicated to helping my patients to understand the causes of their problems and to regain mastery, control and well being in their lives. I have extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health problems including depression, anxiety, trauma, bipolar disorder, chronic illness and pain management. I also specialize in the diagnosis of cognitive problems and dementias associated with Alzheimer's Disease and other disorders. See my website at BoulderIntegrativePsychology.com for more information.
(303) 974-4506
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Boulder, CO 80305
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Rachel Morici-Leirer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
MY HOLISTIC APPROACH will support all aspects of healing with special attention to chronic illness .
SERVING Maine & CO. Are you a sensitive soul or empath perhaps overwhelmed by the stress in our world? I am here to help you find your balance again and offer support and resources to establish a clearer, protective path moving forward. I will help you look at your life from a holistic perspective to feel good again, to find wellness and peace. I have been a therapist for 25 years and feel confident that I can help guide you to that place of clarity using simple techniques like mindfulness along with EMDR & art therapy to build a sense of inner strength and calm.
(207) 802-7644
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Boulder, CO 80302
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Center for Valued Living, PLLC
Psychologist, PsyD, LPC, LCSW, LMFT, LAC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
com for more): EMDR, Trauma/PTSD, GLBTIQ, BIPOC therapists, bilingual Spanish & French, Addictions/Substance Abuse, Couples, Parenting/Family, Postpartum, Chronic Illness /Pain, Eating Disorders, Sexual issues, ADHD, Dom.
We are a group of highly-qualified mental health therapists serving clients all over CO via telehealth and in-person - serving Aurora, Colorado Springs, Boulder, Denver, the mountain regions, & more! Our licensed therapists take most insurances. See c4vl.com or the photo gallery here for details on our clinicians, specialities, insurances and locations. Please indicate your insurance and location (if you want to do in-person therapy). Our supervised LPCC/LSW/intern providers also take all Medicaid, Aetna, Cigna, Cofinity, Victims Comp. We have providers who speak Spanish, French, and Russian. We know we have someone who can help!
(720) 262-5859
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Boulder, CO 80301
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Christina Graham
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Thank you for your interest in my practice! I am a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice, serving clients in the Boulder and Denver areas. I am a Colorado native returning home after working in Seattle for 12 years. I work with adolescents and adults struggling with a variety of challenges including (but not limited to) depression, anxiety, chronic illness /pain, stress management, relationship problems, adjustment disorders, and trauma. I provide evidence-based treatments in a warm, client-centered environment.
(720) 580-5226
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Boulder, CO 80303
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Sarah Shapiro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
**Note to prospective clients: I have moved out of state. While I am happily accepting new Colorado-based clients for telehealth services, I will not be returning to in-person services post-COVID.** Are you struggling to cope with the new normal? Do you feel like you “should” know what to do… but you don’t? Are you burning out? I help teens and adults struggling to cope with mental health symptoms, traumatic experiences, life stressors, chronic illness , LGBTQ+ issues, body image, and religious trauma. I believe every person has intrinsic worth, deserves to express their authentic self, and can participate in their own healing.
(720) 597-7960
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Boulder, CO 80302
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Elliot Helt
Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate, MA, MFT-C
Verified
Verified
I can support you in navigating your identity and self-worth to grow deeper, more meaningful connections with yourself and significant others. I am especially attuned to working with trans and queer clients, clients who identify as neurodivergent, and those who experience chronic illness . I pursued this work to provide supportive space for clients of marginalized identities to not have to over-explain or defend lived experience and values. You are the expert in your life and I am here to collaborate in accomplishing your best hopes for therapy.
(720) 704-1238
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Boulder, CO 80302
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Judith (Judi) Laskodi
Counselor, MA, NCC
Verified
Verified
I work with individuals and couples, have led various groups and workshops on topics such as: Caring for aging parents; Women in midlife; Stress Less Life; Self-care; Chronic illness ; Couples counseling.
People seek counseling for so many reasons. Though the Covid-19 crisis has shifted priorities and focus for many of us this past year +, there are still many other issues that bring people to counseling, that still need and deserve attention. We can work on whatever you need now, whatever issues feel most urgent to you - families, partners, work, health, money, etc. Always, we'll focus on strengths, options, and possibilities, and decide together how best to move forward. Using a blend of coaching and counseling, we'll work to create your best life possible, both during this difficult time, and going forward.
(720) 712-3363
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Boulder, CO 80301
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