Chronic Illness Therapists in Abingdon, MD

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Cheryl M Fischer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Abingdon, MD 21009
Every person is a unique individual and it is important to consider all of the life factors affecting how each client experiences and thinks about life. Such factors may include family life, work, social environment, social supports, past experiences, physical needs (rest, diet & nutrition, exercise, etc.), spiritual beliefs, and mental well-being. I use methods that best meet each client's individual needs, and encourage my clients to work collaboratively throughout the counseling process.
Every person is a unique individual and it is important to consider all of the life factors affecting how each client experiences and thinks about life. Such factors may include family life, work, social environment, social supports, past experiences, physical needs (rest, diet & nutrition, exercise, etc.), spiritual beliefs, and mental well-being. I use methods that best meet each client's individual needs, and encourage my clients to work collaboratively throughout the counseling process.
(410) 384-6642 View (410) 384-6642
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Whitesell and Associates
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Abingdon, MD 21009
Whitesell and Associates, Inc are dedicated to serving the mental health needs of our community. We are here to facilitate insight, increased coping tools and therapeutic support. Give our office a call!
Whitesell and Associates, Inc are dedicated to serving the mental health needs of our community. We are here to facilitate insight, increased coping tools and therapeutic support. Give our office a call!
(443) 225-4697 View (443) 225-4697
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Jennifer Biglen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Abingdon, MD 21009
Hello! Looking for a therapist can be a daunting process, and searching for one means that you’re one step closer to working with the therapist who is right for you. I feel honored that I may be an option as a therapist to support you. Therapy can be helpful for navigating the ups and downs of life, and processing internal thoughts in an unbiased atmosphere. It’s normal to have emotions, and to explore them without judgement. I have experience working with clients of all ages, and understand how challenges can impact each person differently depending on their own experiences and circumstances.
Hello! Looking for a therapist can be a daunting process, and searching for one means that you’re one step closer to working with the therapist who is right for you. I feel honored that I may be an option as a therapist to support you. Therapy can be helpful for navigating the ups and downs of life, and processing internal thoughts in an unbiased atmosphere. It’s normal to have emotions, and to explore them without judgement. I have experience working with clients of all ages, and understand how challenges can impact each person differently depending on their own experiences and circumstances.
(410) 973-7086 View (410) 973-7086
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Kelly Elizabeth Gardiner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Abingdon, MD 21009
I help children, preteens, teens, adults and older adults 65+ work through trauma, life cycle transitions, relationship and mood disorder issues.
I help children, preteens, teens, adults and older adults 65+ work through trauma, life cycle transitions, relationship and mood disorder issues.
(410) 973-7826 View (410) 973-7826
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Devino Sinclair- Accepting New Clients
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Abingdon, MD 21009  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, or feeling overwhelmed? Whether you're dealing with a new life transition, challenging relationships or a traumatic event, I'm glad you're here. It's time to step out of your comfort zone and prioritize your mental health. To heal and grow, you must be fearless and embrace discomfort. I offer myself as a source of support in your healing journey. I encourage you to start living authentically and establish your own path. It's time to embrace the challenges and rewards of self-fulfilment. Its time to take that small step towards self-discovery.
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, or feeling overwhelmed? Whether you're dealing with a new life transition, challenging relationships or a traumatic event, I'm glad you're here. It's time to step out of your comfort zone and prioritize your mental health. To heal and grow, you must be fearless and embrace discomfort. I offer myself as a source of support in your healing journey. I encourage you to start living authentically and establish your own path. It's time to embrace the challenges and rewards of self-fulfilment. Its time to take that small step towards self-discovery.
(443) 672-4760 View (443) 672-4760

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Siyu Wang - Counseling On Call
Counselor, LGPC
Verified Verified
White Marsh, MD 21162
Hello, I am Siyu – a person-centered therapist who values and warmly accepts clients. I am real, integrated, and authentic during our therapy hours. I can help clients pay attention to and value their experiences, process their experiences both cognitively and bodily, view prior experiences in new ways, and increase their confidence in making choices and in pursuing a course of action. Also, I am a therapist with a diverse cultural background, so I can deeply understand the minority population’s feelings and struggles. I have worked with kids, adolescents, and adults with ADHD, anxiety, depression, and stress.
Hello, I am Siyu – a person-centered therapist who values and warmly accepts clients. I am real, integrated, and authentic during our therapy hours. I can help clients pay attention to and value their experiences, process their experiences both cognitively and bodily, view prior experiences in new ways, and increase their confidence in making choices and in pursuing a course of action. Also, I am a therapist with a diverse cultural background, so I can deeply understand the minority population’s feelings and struggles. I have worked with kids, adolescents, and adults with ADHD, anxiety, depression, and stress.
(410) 567-0822 View (410) 567-0822
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C. Scott Dehorty
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Bel Air, MD 21015
I work with individuals or families who are not living the lives they want to live. This could be due to addiction, chronic pain, mental health issues, life circumstances or the natural progression of change. I do not believe therapy needs to be a somber or gut-wrenching experience, but it can be uncomfortable. This does not mean it can not also be invigorating and pleasant. I offer HIPAA- compliant tele therapy via video conference for those who travel frequently, physically unable to make an office visit or outside of the geographic location.
I work with individuals or families who are not living the lives they want to live. This could be due to addiction, chronic pain, mental health issues, life circumstances or the natural progression of change. I do not believe therapy needs to be a somber or gut-wrenching experience, but it can be uncomfortable. This does not mean it can not also be invigorating and pleasant. I offer HIPAA- compliant tele therapy via video conference for those who travel frequently, physically unable to make an office visit or outside of the geographic location.
(410) 618-1248 View (410) 618-1248
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Wendy Myers
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Bel Air, MD 21014  (Online Only)
With 20+ years of experience, I counsel female adolescents (age 16+), college-age, and young adults who are experiencing stress, anxiety or depression as well as concerns in relationships (past or present), family of origin stress, grieving, self-confidence, trauma, or simply wanting a warm, non-judgmental space to talk through thoughts and feelings. I take great pride in the relationships I build with clients. Whether this is your first time coming to therapy or you've had past experiences, I'm looking forward to supporting you.
With 20+ years of experience, I counsel female adolescents (age 16+), college-age, and young adults who are experiencing stress, anxiety or depression as well as concerns in relationships (past or present), family of origin stress, grieving, self-confidence, trauma, or simply wanting a warm, non-judgmental space to talk through thoughts and feelings. I take great pride in the relationships I build with clients. Whether this is your first time coming to therapy or you've had past experiences, I'm looking forward to supporting you.
(484) 443-0041 View (484) 443-0041
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Mimi Walsh-Wehberg
Counselor, MS, LCPC, LCADAS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bel Air, MD 21014
It takes courage to ask for help and with that in mind I maintain an atmosphere that is free from judgment. Whether motivation for therapy is internal, or someone in your life is asking you to seek help, I will work with you to find a strategy for making healthier decisions. I work with individuals (adults), couples, and families experiencing challenges like anxiety or depression for many years as well as individuals who have only recently experienced stressful circumstances related to health, work, home, school, or relationships. I am an ally to the LGBTQ+ community and offer a supportive environment for identity exploration.
It takes courage to ask for help and with that in mind I maintain an atmosphere that is free from judgment. Whether motivation for therapy is internal, or someone in your life is asking you to seek help, I will work with you to find a strategy for making healthier decisions. I work with individuals (adults), couples, and families experiencing challenges like anxiety or depression for many years as well as individuals who have only recently experienced stressful circumstances related to health, work, home, school, or relationships. I am an ally to the LGBTQ+ community and offer a supportive environment for identity exploration.
(443) 578-3722 View (443) 578-3722
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Hawa Tandia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Bel Air, MD 21014  (Online Only)
As a Licensed Masters Social Worker experienced in global health infrastructural development, clinical training and academia my background has been congruent with evidenced based practices in culturally responsive therapeutic supports. Trained to provide psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, grief and loss therapy, couples therapy, psychoeducation services and trauma informed care. MSW in Social Work with a concentration public health from Morgan State University & Bachelors in Health Administration and Public Policy from University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)
As a Licensed Masters Social Worker experienced in global health infrastructural development, clinical training and academia my background has been congruent with evidenced based practices in culturally responsive therapeutic supports. Trained to provide psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, grief and loss therapy, couples therapy, psychoeducation services and trauma informed care. MSW in Social Work with a concentration public health from Morgan State University & Bachelors in Health Administration and Public Policy from University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)
(443) 351-6201 View (443) 351-6201
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John Backert
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Bel Air, MD 21014
As a therapist, I draw from different theoretical orientations to help create an evidence based and tailored strategy for each client. Some of those different modalities include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), solution-focused therapy, and mindfulness. I view therapy as a journey and I aim to create a safe and open environment for that journey.
As a therapist, I draw from different theoretical orientations to help create an evidence based and tailored strategy for each client. Some of those different modalities include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), solution-focused therapy, and mindfulness. I view therapy as a journey and I aim to create a safe and open environment for that journey.
(410) 538-1285 View (410) 538-1285
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Karen Tsukada
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bel Air, MD 21015  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
It takes courage and energy to start the healing process, so be proud of yourself for pursuing the support you deserve! Do you feel stuck, overwhelmed or are you suffering from burnout? Does your fear or anxiety keep you from living fully? Are you your own worst enemy? We can work together to make meaningful change in your life. Our work will focus on breaking out of old, unhelpful patterns and learning new ways of navigating the world. Together we can make an individualized plan to help you reach your goals. This may include developing insight, learning new coping skills, and improving your relationship with yourself and others.
It takes courage and energy to start the healing process, so be proud of yourself for pursuing the support you deserve! Do you feel stuck, overwhelmed or are you suffering from burnout? Does your fear or anxiety keep you from living fully? Are you your own worst enemy? We can work together to make meaningful change in your life. Our work will focus on breaking out of old, unhelpful patterns and learning new ways of navigating the world. Together we can make an individualized plan to help you reach your goals. This may include developing insight, learning new coping skills, and improving your relationship with yourself and others.
(410) 364-4482 View (410) 364-4482
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Allison Banbury
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bel Air, MD 21014
In my 25 years as a therapist I've successfully treated clients navigating life's inevitable transitions (graduation, relocation, marriage, divorce, career change, a break-up, major decisions, etc.), as well as those experiencing various forms of anxiety. I have lived experience with blended families and understand the complexities of parenting, partnering, and growing up within that framework. I work first to understand each person's unique set of circumstances, and then to identify strengths on which we can build to help clients lead happier, more joy-filled lives. Life is far too precious and short to lead a "meh" existence.
In my 25 years as a therapist I've successfully treated clients navigating life's inevitable transitions (graduation, relocation, marriage, divorce, career change, a break-up, major decisions, etc.), as well as those experiencing various forms of anxiety. I have lived experience with blended families and understand the complexities of parenting, partnering, and growing up within that framework. I work first to understand each person's unique set of circumstances, and then to identify strengths on which we can build to help clients lead happier, more joy-filled lives. Life is far too precious and short to lead a "meh" existence.
(443) 222-1873 View (443) 222-1873
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Mary Ann Lopus
Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Bel Air, MD 21014
Sometimes life just happens. Maybe everything is great, except for that one thing that keeps getting in the way. Or perhaps life hasn't been good for a long time. You are hurting, and you need someone to just listen and help you make sense of it all. Whether it's a road bump or a boulder, come, let's talk. I offer a listening ear, kindness and compassion during those times when life is complicated or when you need that someone to help you focus on your goals and changes you want to make. I look forward to meeting you.
Sometimes life just happens. Maybe everything is great, except for that one thing that keeps getting in the way. Or perhaps life hasn't been good for a long time. You are hurting, and you need someone to just listen and help you make sense of it all. Whether it's a road bump or a boulder, come, let's talk. I offer a listening ear, kindness and compassion during those times when life is complicated or when you need that someone to help you focus on your goals and changes you want to make. I look forward to meeting you.
(443) 903-2747 View (443) 903-2747
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Alexis Horst
Counselor, LGPC
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Bel Air, MD 21015  (Online Only)
With the use of a variety of evidence-based techniques, I am skilled in helping clients reconnect to existing strengths and cultivating resources that support their progress. I strive to be compassionate and responsive to each clients’ unique needs, and I value the opportunity to help clients increase self-awareness, enhance their insight, and develop coping skills. In addition, I prioritize fostering a safe and warm space for clients to share their thought processes, and I often utilize co-exploration and self-regulation techniques to guide clients soundly through thought processes that may be overwhelming and confusing.
With the use of a variety of evidence-based techniques, I am skilled in helping clients reconnect to existing strengths and cultivating resources that support their progress. I strive to be compassionate and responsive to each clients’ unique needs, and I value the opportunity to help clients increase self-awareness, enhance their insight, and develop coping skills. In addition, I prioritize fostering a safe and warm space for clients to share their thought processes, and I often utilize co-exploration and self-regulation techniques to guide clients soundly through thought processes that may be overwhelming and confusing.
(443) 339-8299 View (443) 339-8299
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Briar Tarbert
Counselor, LGPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bel Air, MD 21014
My goal as a therapist is to provide you with a supportive, safe, and welcoming environment to dig deep and make conscious, meaningful change through a variety of methods based on what works for you. Through building skills and resilence, I will help you to find empowerment to take charge of your life, manage symptoms, and live in accordance to your personal values.
My goal as a therapist is to provide you with a supportive, safe, and welcoming environment to dig deep and make conscious, meaningful change through a variety of methods based on what works for you. Through building skills and resilence, I will help you to find empowerment to take charge of your life, manage symptoms, and live in accordance to your personal values.
(410) 421-7688 View (410) 421-7688
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Rebecca Robbins
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC, CSTIP
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Bel Air, MD 21015
I am skilled in helping people change habits to improve their health; build stronger, more satisfying relationships; overcome fears that hold them back; come to terms with loss and grow more emotionally resilient. Assisting clients in reconnecting with their true self and healing and strengthening their relationships are key elements of our work together. I am a caring and attentive listener and dedicate myself to helping you achieve optimal contentment and peace of mind.
I am skilled in helping people change habits to improve their health; build stronger, more satisfying relationships; overcome fears that hold them back; come to terms with loss and grow more emotionally resilient. Assisting clients in reconnecting with their true self and healing and strengthening their relationships are key elements of our work together. I am a caring and attentive listener and dedicate myself to helping you achieve optimal contentment and peace of mind.
(443) 727-1629 View (443) 727-1629
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Brittany Moffitt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Bel Air, MD 21014  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Brittany! First, I want to congratulate you on taking the first step toward your healing journey. Finding the right therapist is hard, and I want to make this process as simple as possible for you. As a licensed therapist, I help clients better understand their emotions, thoughts, anxieties, and mood. I address common concerns like anxiety, depression, birth trauma, postpartum depression, and breaking cycles from childhood trauma. I believe you are the expert of your life, and I am committed to creating a space where you feel seen, heard, and understood.
Hi, I'm Brittany! First, I want to congratulate you on taking the first step toward your healing journey. Finding the right therapist is hard, and I want to make this process as simple as possible for you. As a licensed therapist, I help clients better understand their emotions, thoughts, anxieties, and mood. I address common concerns like anxiety, depression, birth trauma, postpartum depression, and breaking cycles from childhood trauma. I believe you are the expert of your life, and I am committed to creating a space where you feel seen, heard, and understood.
(410) 376-5151 View (410) 376-5151
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Randi Robbins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Bel Air, MD 21014  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself feeling unstable or broken, no matter what you do? You've tried toughing it out, burying your feelings, taking medications, going to therapy. None of it has been enough, and you're afraid you'll never feel better. You're tired of getting triggered, living through the same ups and downs over and over again, and feeling bad about yourself all the time. I want you to know that your life can be better; your life can be good.
Do you find yourself feeling unstable or broken, no matter what you do? You've tried toughing it out, burying your feelings, taking medications, going to therapy. None of it has been enough, and you're afraid you'll never feel better. You're tired of getting triggered, living through the same ups and downs over and over again, and feeling bad about yourself all the time. I want you to know that your life can be better; your life can be good.
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Caitlin Strem
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Bel Air, MD 21015
I value utilizing a strengths-based approach to counseling that caters to each person's unique identity while helping them to reach their wellness goals. I work with children, adolescents, and young adults experiencing challenges with anxiety, depression, ADHD, life transitions, and conflict in interpersonal relationships.
I value utilizing a strengths-based approach to counseling that caters to each person's unique identity while helping them to reach their wellness goals. I work with children, adolescents, and young adults experiencing challenges with anxiety, depression, ADHD, life transitions, and conflict in interpersonal relationships.
(443) 526-7478 View (443) 526-7478
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.