Chronic Illness Therapists in Edwardsville, IL

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Photo of Katie Kirby, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Edwardsville, IL
Katie Kirby
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My areas of speciality include navigating life with a chronic illness , relationship challenges with family, friends, and significant others, and self-confidence.
Welcome! It can be so challenging to feel good within ourselves and in our relationships. We all need safe, trusting relationships to learn about ourselves, others, and the world. And yet, connection is often one of the hardest parts of being human. I'm here to support you in exploring your emotions and experiences with curiosity so you can build different relationships, ones where there is room for hurt and disappointment, but also room to savor joy and ease when it is present. Life can be challenging, and at the same time, there is still great capacity for joy and connection.
(314) 528-9943
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Edwardsville, IL 62025
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Ashlynn Pinney
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and young adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, and self esteem concerns. I also specialize in helping individuals of all ages cope with emotional strains that may come with experiencing chronic health conditions. No matter what you are facing in life, times of transition or adjustments in life can be stressful and overwhelming and having someone walk along side you on your journey can help you unlock your full potential.
(618) 297-8792
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Edwardsville, IL 62025
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Kevin Treloar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW, DCSW
Verified
Verified
Almost all of us struggle, from time to time, with worry, unhappiness, self-hate, despair and anger. With too many negative feelings, our interpersonal lives can become conflicted and dysfunctional. We may lose our friends, job, or even our life partner, Further, we may turn to any number of drugs or behaviors to try to manage our pain. Psychotherapy helps us to understand, cope with, and even change our painful feelings and behaviors. The goal is to enjoy and engage in life more fully, and move towards the goals that will give our lives meaning and value.
(618) 699-4113
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Edwardsville, IL 62025
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Amanda Lewis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sometimes life can become pretty overwhelming. Everyone at some point needs a helping hand in making sense of stressful events, finding ways to cope, and taking steps toward becoming the person he or she wants to be. When working with my clients, my goal is to be that helping hand. I tailor my approach to clients' strengths and needs, with the focus of assisting individuals in reaching their goals and becoming the best versions of themselves. I enjoy working with adults, adolescents, and families struggling with PTSD, depression, anxiety, life changes, grief, emotion regulation, or stress management.
(618) 576-6043
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Edwardsville, IL 62025
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Amy Kruckeberg-Minor
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Are you struggling with day to day stress, transitions in life, relationship issues, health concerns, or loss? Sometimes it's the weather, the time change, or the holidays that can throw things off. Whatever is going on, life can get overwhelming and an outside perspective can help. I strive to meet clients where they are and help them feel as comfortable as possible while we identify their personal goals, develop a plan specific for them, and work to bring peace and functionality back to their world.
(618) 202-5212
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Edwardsville, IL 62025
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Shannon Lawton-O'Boyle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MEd, LSW
Verified
Verified
I have an appreciation for complexity and understand that most of us live a life full of contradictions - striving for goodness, happiness, prosperity, low drama, and quality relationships. I get to witness clients create a foundation of safety from which they can pursue their personal and relational goals. I have a passion for working with both traditional relationships and alternative lifestyle clients, as individuals or couples. My clients are often unraveling past traumatic and toxic relationships or simply navigating the unknown with the goals of creating new, healthy patterns of communication, safety, and intimacy.
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Edwardsville, IL 62025
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Justin Kozak
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I'm Justin Kozak. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 10 years of clinical experience, and I am open to working with anyone; and have a wide range of experience treating Substance Use, Behavioral Issues, Anger Management, Depression, Trauma, and PTSD. I use Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Multicultural and Solution Focused Brief Therapies during a treatment session with my clients. I believe counseling is a partnership that assists you in exploring and addressing your mental, emotional, and behavioral needs.
(773) 729-6236
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Edwardsville, IL 62025
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Authentically You Counseling Services LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Hello and welcome! I am a firm believer that the therapeutic journey is deeply personal and value the strength of the therapeutic relationship. You are an expert in your own life and my role is to guide you back to you own expertise through self- exploration and growth while finding greater balance overall. I recognize a wide variety of healthy human desires, spiritual practices, relationship organizations and identities and will meet you where you are at and respect your personal identities and goals. I have over 10 years working in mental health and come from a background in non-profit management, sexuality studies and fine art.
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Edwardsville, IL 62025
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Laura Ann Valley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CTMH
Verified
Verified
I offer HIPPA compliant telehealth sessions throughout the states of Missouri and Illinois. A favorite quote of mine is from George Eliot: "What do we live for, if not to make life less difficult for each other?" Sometimes we all need a little help. I know it's not easy to ask for help. When you're ready, I'm here to help you navigate through the challenges in your life and build upon your strengths. Issues we can address in counseling include anxiety, depression, grief and loss, codependency, chronic physical illness, chronic mental illness, anger management, life transitions, and stress management.
(618) 745-2749
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Glen Carbon, IL 62034
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Rebecca Scandell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I do individual marriage, family therapy and group. I work with children, adolescents and adults. I have experience in substance abuse treatment, long term mental health and life adjustment issues. My approach is more of a supportive guide. I guide people along the way to self-discovery and change. Every individual is meant to have a unique life filled with their values and goals. I like working with a range of people in different stages of life. I have helped people with depression, anxiety, relationship issues,
(203) 902-3914
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Glen Carbon, IL 62034
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Amy Sobrino
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am available for telehealth sessions for clients in Illinois and Missouri. In my practice, I support clients who are looking for perspective and guidance to fully realize their wellness goals. My practice supports anyone who is looking to explore a new role, identity, or challenging life situation, especially caregivers, parents, and older adults. I have special expertise in dementia/cognitive impairment, caregiving, and long-term care.
(618) 693-2328
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Glen Carbon, IL 62034
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Renee Davidson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Our difficulties need not be sources of shame, guilt or blame; rather, when understood, they can help us develop wisdom, understanding and compassion. Gaining insight and perspective through counseling allows fresh meaning and motivation into our lives and our relationships. Starting this work is an investment in yourself, allowing you to learn about yourself and what makes you unique, while expanding the possibilities of what can be.
(618) 493-2842
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Glen Carbon, IL 62034
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Carol Ann Worthington
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
If you ever said, “I’m so messed up no one can help me”, or “My life is a wreck.”, then come tell me your story. Lets go on a journey together to find peace, empowerment and a positive change. As a therapist, my mission is to support, validate and help individuals, couples and families to navigate life’s challenges and needs while finding better ways to cope.
(618) 205-9805
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Maryville, IL 62062
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CalmWaters Counseling & Resource Center
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Whatever may be going on, life can get overwhelming and an outside perspective can help. At CalmWaters you will be treated with respect, dignity, and empathy. We have 8 therapists available to see in person or virtually. If you aren't sure which counselor you want to see, we'll help you find the best fit. You are not alone. Difficult things happen to everyone in life and sometimes a helping hand is just what is needed. Our licensed counselors will walk with you through the situation that brings you into therapy until it is resolved or improved. We meet each client where they are, provide support and tools, and foster growth.
(618) 867-4565
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Bethalto, IL 62010
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Bridge of Hope Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, or a self-defeating behavior? People seek therapy for different reasons. You may be reading this because you are struggling with depression, anxiety, loss, trauma, relationship problems, etc. Our lives are constantly evolving and changing; sometimes those changes can be challenging and even overwhelming. I offer a highly personalized approach to resolve some of the challenges you are facing. I work with individuals from a strength based perspective. During therapy sessions, we will work together to identify your strengths and explore areas for growth and change.
(618) 319-6085
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East Alton, IL 62024
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Patricia Gregory
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Everyday life is a challenge and situations occur that make it more difficult. Families can be problematic, growing-up is challenging for the adolescent and parents, relationships are difficult, grief is painful, jobs can be strenuous, financial worries weigh heavy, medical problems can wear us down and the list goes on. If life challenges have caused you to experience less pleasure, more sadness and anxiety, disturbed sleep, or behaviors that are not normal for you, it will help to seek an experienced counselor to talk to. You don't have to face problems alone. Make an appointment and let's get started on your healing journey.
(833) 211-3577
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Office is near:
Wood River, IL 62095

Online Therapists

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Tara Thompson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CADC
Verified
Verified
My professional background includes working with a wide variety of clients from children to older adults. I have provided mental health and substance abuse outpatient counseling including individual, group and family therapy. I have worked with a broad range of presenting issues including anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, adjustment difficulties, grief and loss, relationship problems, family conflict, mood disorders, personality disorders, psychosis, thinking disorders, codependency, domestic violence, self-esteem, women’s issues, spirituality, chronic illness , chronic pain, dual diagnosis, and addictions.
(618) 248-4604
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West Frankfort, IL 62896
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Mindy Harms-Coleman
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Do you often feel alone, like no one understands you or 'gets' you? Do you struggle with healthy, meaningful relationships? Do you feel like something "isn't quite right" or is missing in your life? Have you tried therapy before and it didn't work out? For every client that walks through my door I help feel less alone and ease emotional burdens. I help you navigate the most difficult hardships in your life by providing a safe and supportive healing space. I help you establish healthy, fulfilling and meaningful relationships, starting with YOU. I look forward to meeting you and walking this healing journey together!
(708) 295-3166
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Swansea, IL 62226
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Garrie Wilson
Pre-Licensed Professional, LSW
Verified
Verified
There is hope, no matter what you are experiencing. Having someone listen without judgement, genuinely care and assist you in exploring your problems can help. I want to support you in exploring the issues that you are facing and encourage you to discover positive ways to manage your stressors and difficult life situations. Together we can develop a plan for treatment that's best for you. Your therapy will be unique to what you or your family needs. Everyone needs help at some point in their life. However, for some people, asking for help is a hard obstacle to overcome. Especially if it's for one's mental health.
(618) 427-8330 x1
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Mount Vernon, IL 62864
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LifeThrive T M S
MD
Verified
Verified
Do you suffer from Depression or have Suicidal Thoughts? TMS provides true treatment with a 75% success rate in treatment with 50% of patients experiencing a full remission of symptoms for patients who struggle with depression and OCD. This includes those who have tried multiple medications and struggled with side effects or have not received relief. TMS is not painful or disruptive, does not cause systemic side effects*, and does not require hospitalization or anesthesia. Results are often noticed by family and friends within a week. Patient often report results as early as 3 weeks into treatment.
(618) 740-3679 x1
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Marion, IL 62959
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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.