Chronic Illness Therapists in Catonsville, MD

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Dr. Rachel Kovacs
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Catonsville, MD 21228
In addition to chronic illness, my work with kids, adolescents, and adults includes management of emotional difficulties including anxiety and depression.
I am a clinical psychologist providing psychotherapy to children, adolescents and young adults. I specialize in working with individuals who have medical conditions (e.g., chronic pain, headaches, diabetes, sleep) and chronic illness. I am uniquely qualified to provide psychological services for illness management including adjustment to medical conditions and medically related treatment. I additionally work with healthcare professionals and students including medical and graduate students, psychology trainees, and undergraduates.My goal is to help you function in daily life not to just get by, but to live the life you want to live.
In addition to chronic illness, my work with kids, adolescents, and adults includes management of emotional difficulties including anxiety and depression.
I am a clinical psychologist providing psychotherapy to children, adolescents and young adults. I specialize in working with individuals who have medical conditions (e.g., chronic pain, headaches, diabetes, sleep) and chronic illness. I am uniquely qualified to provide psychological services for illness management including adjustment to medical conditions and medically related treatment. I additionally work with healthcare professionals and students including medical and graduate students, psychology trainees, and undergraduates.My goal is to help you function in daily life not to just get by, but to live the life you want to live.
(410) 240-3708 View (410) 240-3708
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Alyson Henry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Catonsville, MD 21228  (Online Only)
I know it can be hard to find someone who understands. I know life can be challenging and complicated. I know that navigating life off-map is scary, confusing, and exciting all at once. I’m here to help you find your way… My approach is to work as a partner in your healing journey as we explore your individual needs and help you to live life as your most authentic self.
I know it can be hard to find someone who understands. I know life can be challenging and complicated. I know that navigating life off-map is scary, confusing, and exciting all at once. I’m here to help you find your way… My approach is to work as a partner in your healing journey as we explore your individual needs and help you to live life as your most authentic self.
(443) 251-3143 View (443) 251-3143
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Cecilia (Si Si) Han
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP-CN
Verified Verified
Catonsville, MD 21228
Individuals with history of complex medical conditions, traumatic or non-traumatic brain injuries, chronic pain, dementia, or other neurological conditions may experience changes in cognitive, behavioral and emotional functioning. I am passionate about helping these individuals adjust, cope, and function effectively in their daily, occupational and social pursuits. Using a personalized approach, I am committed to understand each client's unique needs and empower them to work through complex situations within an open, supportive environment to achieve their highest level of functioning and quality of life possible.
Individuals with history of complex medical conditions, traumatic or non-traumatic brain injuries, chronic pain, dementia, or other neurological conditions may experience changes in cognitive, behavioral and emotional functioning. I am passionate about helping these individuals adjust, cope, and function effectively in their daily, occupational and social pursuits. Using a personalized approach, I am committed to understand each client's unique needs and empower them to work through complex situations within an open, supportive environment to achieve their highest level of functioning and quality of life possible.
(410) 995-9475 View (410) 995-9475
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Trent Evans
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Catonsville, MD 21228
Life doesn’t come with a roadmap and our mind doesn't come with an owner's manual. Your journey may be about finding relief from painful emotions like anxiety, anger, or depression. Or perhaps it's about finding purpose, improving relationships, or pursuing a more contented life that aligns with your innermost values. Whatever's on your mind, remember this: embracing change is a sign of strength. Together, we’ll embark on a journey toward the life you aspire to live. My greatest privilege is to travel that road with you.
Life doesn’t come with a roadmap and our mind doesn't come with an owner's manual. Your journey may be about finding relief from painful emotions like anxiety, anger, or depression. Or perhaps it's about finding purpose, improving relationships, or pursuing a more contented life that aligns with your innermost values. Whatever's on your mind, remember this: embracing change is a sign of strength. Together, we’ll embark on a journey toward the life you aspire to live. My greatest privilege is to travel that road with you.
(410) 648-4518 View (410) 648-4518
HPS Counseling
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, LGPC, PMHNP-B, CLC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Catonsville, MD 21228
We are a client-oriented counseling (traditional, modern, holistic, and spiritual), coaching, and medication management practice. We put our clients' well-being first and together we work on and identify what solutions will work best for them, their lifestyle, and their healing proces/ change journey.
We are a client-oriented counseling (traditional, modern, holistic, and spiritual), coaching, and medication management practice. We put our clients' well-being first and together we work on and identify what solutions will work best for them, their lifestyle, and their healing proces/ change journey.
(443) 323-2503 View (443) 323-2503
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Brian Edwards
Counselor, MA, MDiv, LCPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Catonsville, MD 21228
The ability to change is within each of us. I have over twenty years of experience helping adults, adolescents, and children make meaningful, long-lasting, transformative change in their lives. My particular areas of interest include: anxiety, self-compassion, trauma, religious challenges, and adjustment disorders. I am also a consultant for groups and organizations.
The ability to change is within each of us. I have over twenty years of experience helping adults, adolescents, and children make meaningful, long-lasting, transformative change in their lives. My particular areas of interest include: anxiety, self-compassion, trauma, religious challenges, and adjustment disorders. I am also a consultant for groups and organizations.
(443) 234-0713 View (443) 234-0713
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Jaime Richardson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Catonsville, MD 21228  (Online Only)
Your therapist should be someone you trust and feel comfortable talking with. I work hard to create a safe and inviting environment for my clients. I have worked in the mental health field for over seven years, serving children, adolescents, and adults in community and school-based settings. I have experience working with clients who are dealing with ADHD, trauma, grief, school-related issues, adjustment disorders, anxiety, depression, and other emotional and behavioral struggles.
Your therapist should be someone you trust and feel comfortable talking with. I work hard to create a safe and inviting environment for my clients. I have worked in the mental health field for over seven years, serving children, adolescents, and adults in community and school-based settings. I have experience working with clients who are dealing with ADHD, trauma, grief, school-related issues, adjustment disorders, anxiety, depression, and other emotional and behavioral struggles.
(443) 251-4338 View (443) 251-4338
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Veronica George Md State Board Approved Supervisor
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Catonsville, MD 21228
"Together We Achieve Freedom", the goal you want to reach to live your best life. I possess 8 professional yrs. of Master Degree level Counseling/Psychotherapy (4yrs licensed); >10yrs as pre-masters degree mental health counselor. WELCOME to Maryland Collaborative Counseling, LLC. In this outpatient safe place, all ADULT clients receive quality guidance with an individualized plan of action using a cognitive- behavioral treatment approach to individual, couples, and group issues. Together we will navigate through addictions, adjusting issues, accepting the healthy self, + other issues with competence, knowledge, and compassion.
"Together We Achieve Freedom", the goal you want to reach to live your best life. I possess 8 professional yrs. of Master Degree level Counseling/Psychotherapy (4yrs licensed); >10yrs as pre-masters degree mental health counselor. WELCOME to Maryland Collaborative Counseling, LLC. In this outpatient safe place, all ADULT clients receive quality guidance with an individualized plan of action using a cognitive- behavioral treatment approach to individual, couples, and group issues. Together we will navigate through addictions, adjusting issues, accepting the healthy self, + other issues with competence, knowledge, and compassion.
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Ryan Lundergan
Counselor, LGPC, LGP1299
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Catonsville, MD 21228
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a greater understanding of your emotions and how they influence your life? As an insight-oriented therapist, I believe that self-awareness and understanding are key drivers of healing and positive change. I also hold the belief that each individual possesses the inherent knowledge and capacity to create the life they desire, regardless of its specific form. My role is to serve as a guide and facilitator, supporting you in uncovering your own potential and realizing your personal aspirations.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a greater understanding of your emotions and how they influence your life? As an insight-oriented therapist, I believe that self-awareness and understanding are key drivers of healing and positive change. I also hold the belief that each individual possesses the inherent knowledge and capacity to create the life they desire, regardless of its specific form. My role is to serve as a guide and facilitator, supporting you in uncovering your own potential and realizing your personal aspirations.
(410) 648-9017 View (410) 648-9017
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Ama Kyere
Counselor, LCPAT, LCPC, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Catonsville, MD 21228
Has a life transition affected your sense of self, self-esteem, and confidence? Do you feel overwhelmed by anxiety and stress? Are you struggling to manage ADHD symptoms as an adult? Is your mental health a barrier to your work as an artist/creative? Liminal spaces are periods of transition that occur between two experiences, places, states, or stages. They can feel challenging, painful, uncomfortable, and difficult to adjust to. They may cause you to feel anxious, stressed, stuck, and unsure how to move forward. Liminal spaces are opportunities to re-evaluate, redefine, creatively problem solve, and transform.
Has a life transition affected your sense of self, self-esteem, and confidence? Do you feel overwhelmed by anxiety and stress? Are you struggling to manage ADHD symptoms as an adult? Is your mental health a barrier to your work as an artist/creative? Liminal spaces are periods of transition that occur between two experiences, places, states, or stages. They can feel challenging, painful, uncomfortable, and difficult to adjust to. They may cause you to feel anxious, stressed, stuck, and unsure how to move forward. Liminal spaces are opportunities to re-evaluate, redefine, creatively problem solve, and transform.
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Alex Hind
Counselor, MA, LGPC
Verified Verified
Catonsville, MD 21228  (Online Only)
I believe that all people have their own inherent wisdom and as a counselor, I aim to support clients to embody their truest, most authentic self. I use a non-pathologizing model to support you to identify and understand your individualized needs. I find that understanding, empathy, and collaboration, with a focus on grounding in the here and now develops self compassion and acceptance. Often when we are in pain we have trouble accessing those parts of ourselves. Healing and recovery can happen within a safe and compassionate relationship and I aim to provide that container with you.
I believe that all people have their own inherent wisdom and as a counselor, I aim to support clients to embody their truest, most authentic self. I use a non-pathologizing model to support you to identify and understand your individualized needs. I find that understanding, empathy, and collaboration, with a focus on grounding in the here and now develops self compassion and acceptance. Often when we are in pain we have trouble accessing those parts of ourselves. Healing and recovery can happen within a safe and compassionate relationship and I aim to provide that container with you.
(443) 565-6039 View (443) 565-6039
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Samantha Piekarz (Morales)
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Catonsville, MD 21228  (Online Only)
I decided to become a therapist to help others like myself discover their story, improve connections, and rebuild their inner worlds. If you're looking for a therapist who is compassionate, nonjudgmental, and a little goofy... you've found her! I want my clients to feel heard, understood, and supported as they process their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. We will celebrate progressive, incremental wins together, but also hold space to learn from opportunities for growth.
I decided to become a therapist to help others like myself discover their story, improve connections, and rebuild their inner worlds. If you're looking for a therapist who is compassionate, nonjudgmental, and a little goofy... you've found her! I want my clients to feel heard, understood, and supported as they process their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. We will celebrate progressive, incremental wins together, but also hold space to learn from opportunities for growth.
(410) 498-7365 View (410) 498-7365
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Jeanne Barber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Catonsville, MD 21228  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome to my practice! You've made the courageous choice to seek help. ​In working with me, you will receive individualized treatment based on the challenges and needs that you identify. The many modalities I utilize are backed by research and proven effective, and will be tailored to meet your unique needs. My goal is to provide you with a compassionate and empowering therapeutic experience to help you improve your mental health, reach your goals, and achieve your potential. You can expect constructive and compassionate feedback. Together we will meet your goals and accomplish healing.
Hello and welcome to my practice! You've made the courageous choice to seek help. ​In working with me, you will receive individualized treatment based on the challenges and needs that you identify. The many modalities I utilize are backed by research and proven effective, and will be tailored to meet your unique needs. My goal is to provide you with a compassionate and empowering therapeutic experience to help you improve your mental health, reach your goals, and achieve your potential. You can expect constructive and compassionate feedback. Together we will meet your goals and accomplish healing.
(410) 941-3580 View (410) 941-3580
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Tracy Pryce
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Catonsville, MD 21228
Therapy can be a revelatory process and can bring us back to who we are at our core. I'm a therapist specializing in womanhood– managing work and burnout; adjustment to motherhood; mid-life challenges including overwhelm and overdoing; and the mature woman navigating mind-body and relationship changes. I have expertise in healing from toxic families and relationships. I'm adept at working with you towards the best version of you, leaving behind what's no longer working and helping you build strategies for growth. Change is never easy, but it's doable with grace, humor, and the use of real tools that we'll develop together.
Therapy can be a revelatory process and can bring us back to who we are at our core. I'm a therapist specializing in womanhood– managing work and burnout; adjustment to motherhood; mid-life challenges including overwhelm and overdoing; and the mature woman navigating mind-body and relationship changes. I have expertise in healing from toxic families and relationships. I'm adept at working with you towards the best version of you, leaving behind what's no longer working and helping you build strategies for growth. Change is never easy, but it's doable with grace, humor, and the use of real tools that we'll develop together.
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Indrani Mookerjee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Catonsville, MD 21228
Are you looking for therapy that actually works? Do you want to get unstuck? Are you looking to thrive not just survive? I have over 25 years' of experience in evidence based treatment that gets us real results. I work with individuals, couples and families using TEAM-CBT a strengths based, solution-focused approach. Our measurement based model is completely customized to your needs. My clients and I are equal partners in the treatment process. TEAM -CBT is backed by robust research and the goal always is that my clients must feel better and have the tools to stay better. In-person and telehealth sessions are part of my practice.
Are you looking for therapy that actually works? Do you want to get unstuck? Are you looking to thrive not just survive? I have over 25 years' of experience in evidence based treatment that gets us real results. I work with individuals, couples and families using TEAM-CBT a strengths based, solution-focused approach. Our measurement based model is completely customized to your needs. My clients and I are equal partners in the treatment process. TEAM -CBT is backed by robust research and the goal always is that my clients must feel better and have the tools to stay better. In-person and telehealth sessions are part of my practice.
(240) 743-2220 View (240) 743-2220
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Martin Weishaar
Counselor, LCPC, LCPAT, MFA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Catonsville, MD 21228
I work with preteens, teens, and adults. I specialize in depression, anxiety, and trauma related disorders. Together, we discover how your attachment pattern has influenced your behavior, thoughts, and emotional security. I believe in holding the therapeutic space as a method for responsibility, transparency, and creating life solutions.In addition to talk therapy, I also use art therapy as a therapeutic modality for interested individuals. Art therapy is a non-verbal therapeutic practice geared toward examining our thoughts and emotions through a creative outlet.
I work with preteens, teens, and adults. I specialize in depression, anxiety, and trauma related disorders. Together, we discover how your attachment pattern has influenced your behavior, thoughts, and emotional security. I believe in holding the therapeutic space as a method for responsibility, transparency, and creating life solutions.In addition to talk therapy, I also use art therapy as a therapeutic modality for interested individuals. Art therapy is a non-verbal therapeutic practice geared toward examining our thoughts and emotions through a creative outlet.
(301) 205-5673 View (301) 205-5673
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Karin S. Walsh
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Catonsville, MD 21228
I specialize in helping children whose parents/guardians have concerns about their learning and functioning in school and other settings, which may include concerns about attention, learning and memory, executive skills such as planning, organization, and time management, reading, mathematics, writing, or any number of other concerns.
I specialize in helping children whose parents/guardians have concerns about their learning and functioning in school and other settings, which may include concerns about attention, learning and memory, executive skills such as planning, organization, and time management, reading, mathematics, writing, or any number of other concerns.
(443) 870-4621 View (443) 870-4621
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The Renaissance Center
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
Catonsville, MD 21228
The Renaissance Center believes sometimes all it takes is knowing someone cares. We care about your mental health and well being. We are committed to serving individuals, families, couples, children, seniors and all demographics. Our staff of licensed professional counselors, licensed clinical social workers and graduate interns are here for you.
The Renaissance Center believes sometimes all it takes is knowing someone cares. We care about your mental health and well being. We are committed to serving individuals, families, couples, children, seniors and all demographics. Our staff of licensed professional counselors, licensed clinical social workers and graduate interns are here for you.
(443) 232-0159 View (443) 232-0159
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Amy Lovelace
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, LCPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Catonsville, MD 21228  (Online Only)
Thank you for considering working with me on your therapeutic journey. My goal for our sessions is to create a warm, secure atmosphere in order to nurture the strengths that you already possess. I use an integrative therapeutic approach based on building self-esteem and courage to help clients gain insight into negative thoughts and challenging emotional/behavioral patterns that often get us sidetracked.
Thank you for considering working with me on your therapeutic journey. My goal for our sessions is to create a warm, secure atmosphere in order to nurture the strengths that you already possess. I use an integrative therapeutic approach based on building self-esteem and courage to help clients gain insight into negative thoughts and challenging emotional/behavioral patterns that often get us sidetracked.
(443) 233-1648 View (443) 233-1648
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Jennifer Valenta
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Catonsville, MD 21228  (Online Only)
Jennifer works with adults 18+ with mild to severe mental health diagnoses. Jennifer places emphasis on the importance of a strong therapeutic relationship and offers a non-judgmental and supportive environment to individuals struggling with transitional stressors and/or those who are in need of long term supportive care. Jennifer's primary areas of focus include fertility challenges, traumatic journeys to parenthood, grief/loss, perinatal populations, postpartum mental health, mood and anxiety disorders.
Jennifer works with adults 18+ with mild to severe mental health diagnoses. Jennifer places emphasis on the importance of a strong therapeutic relationship and offers a non-judgmental and supportive environment to individuals struggling with transitional stressors and/or those who are in need of long term supportive care. Jennifer's primary areas of focus include fertility challenges, traumatic journeys to parenthood, grief/loss, perinatal populations, postpartum mental health, mood and anxiety disorders.
(240) 698-3553 View (240) 698-3553

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.