Chronic Illness Therapists in Middle River, MD

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Kim Kelleher
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LC14859
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Middle River, MD 21220  (Online Only)
Feeling stuck? My ideal client struggles with challenges like anxiety, depression, or the lingering effects of past trauma. They may feel stuck in unhealthy patterns during life transitions or simply lost regarding their path forward. They yearn for a safe, non-judgmental space to find their voice, gain clarity, & build the emotional tools they need. They're not looking for a quick fix; they're ready to collaborate, put in the work, and create meaningful change in their life. They resonate with my supportive approach and feel a spark of hope that together, we can help them uncover their strengths & find greater well-being.
Feeling stuck? My ideal client struggles with challenges like anxiety, depression, or the lingering effects of past trauma. They may feel stuck in unhealthy patterns during life transitions or simply lost regarding their path forward. They yearn for a safe, non-judgmental space to find their voice, gain clarity, & build the emotional tools they need. They're not looking for a quick fix; they're ready to collaborate, put in the work, and create meaningful change in their life. They resonate with my supportive approach and feel a spark of hope that together, we can help them uncover their strengths & find greater well-being.
(443) 851-8214 View (443) 851-8214
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Rebecca Robbins
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC, CSTIP
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Middle River, MD 21220
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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New Hope Counseling Group
Counselor
Verified Verified
Middle River, MD 21220  (Online Only)
New Hope Counseling Group, LLC, is a group of diverse licensed therapists who take great pride in providing a safe and comfortable space to explore a range of challenges with each client we work with. We strive to empower our clients to navigate life's challenges through individualized, collaborative, trauma-informed treatment modalities. We seek to match you with the best fit therapist based on your presenting needs or personal goals.
New Hope Counseling Group, LLC, is a group of diverse licensed therapists who take great pride in providing a safe and comfortable space to explore a range of challenges with each client we work with. We strive to empower our clients to navigate life's challenges through individualized, collaborative, trauma-informed treatment modalities. We seek to match you with the best fit therapist based on your presenting needs or personal goals.
(301) 720-1937 View (301) 720-1937
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Mindful Healing Works Wellness Center
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Middle River, MD 21220
Many of our clients grew up experiencing secrecy, addiction, guilt, blame and shame. It doesn’t have to be this way. Even if things have gone a certain way in your family, you can do it differently. You’re the creator of your story and the CEO of your life. It’s not easy, but it’s possible to become the best version of you. If you can see it in your mind, it can become your reality. Personal responsibility is the key to creating healthy patterns. You can’t change your past, but you can change your future. ​ My name is Erin Meyer, LCPC and I was inspired to go into therapy because I wanted to completely revolutionize the world of
Many of our clients grew up experiencing secrecy, addiction, guilt, blame and shame. It doesn’t have to be this way. Even if things have gone a certain way in your family, you can do it differently. You’re the creator of your story and the CEO of your life. It’s not easy, but it’s possible to become the best version of you. If you can see it in your mind, it can become your reality. Personal responsibility is the key to creating healthy patterns. You can’t change your past, but you can change your future. ​ My name is Erin Meyer, LCPC and I was inspired to go into therapy because I wanted to completely revolutionize the world of
(443) 879-7501 View (443) 879-7501
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Dushyanthi Niyangoda
Counselor, LGPC
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Middle River, MD 21220
I empower clients to consider their belief systems and align their core values. By specializing in meditative practices and creative outlets for stress management, I am able to help people understand the source of their suffering in order to reduce their anxiety. My experience also includes depression, transitional worries, identity confusion, and distress. It is my hope that my clients develop a deeper level of self-awareness so that they can manifest their dreams and act in accordance with their purpose.
I empower clients to consider their belief systems and align their core values. By specializing in meditative practices and creative outlets for stress management, I am able to help people understand the source of their suffering in order to reduce their anxiety. My experience also includes depression, transitional worries, identity confusion, and distress. It is my hope that my clients develop a deeper level of self-awareness so that they can manifest their dreams and act in accordance with their purpose.
(410) 936-3635 View (410) 936-3635
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Rebecca Falter
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Middle River, MD 21220
Taking a person-centered approach, I work to learn about your needs and meet you where you are in your therapeutic journey allowing us to open a new door to emotional and self expression and healing. Everyone needs a safe space to be your most authentic self without judgment as well as grow and develop into the person you want to be and I offer a space for you to be heard. I engage in therapeutic techniques drawing from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, and mindfulness based practices.
Taking a person-centered approach, I work to learn about your needs and meet you where you are in your therapeutic journey allowing us to open a new door to emotional and self expression and healing. Everyone needs a safe space to be your most authentic self without judgment as well as grow and develop into the person you want to be and I offer a space for you to be heard. I engage in therapeutic techniques drawing from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, and mindfulness based practices.
(443) 647-8085 View (443) 647-8085

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Haley Sheridan Sweet
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21218
Waitlist for new clients
Chronic illness or health concerns can wreak havoc on your mental health, relationships, romantic life, work, and dreams of the future. You’re coping with a layer of difficulty in your life that many people don’t get. You are pushing past your limits and boundaries, and running on fumes, all while trying to keep it together with a smile on your face. This cycle catches up with you, and you end up in a flare-up of symptoms, wondering if it will ever change. You may also be struggling with obstacles and issues within the healthcare system, wanting answers and treatment, but floating from appointment to appointment.
Chronic illness or health concerns can wreak havoc on your mental health, relationships, romantic life, work, and dreams of the future. You’re coping with a layer of difficulty in your life that many people don’t get. You are pushing past your limits and boundaries, and running on fumes, all while trying to keep it together with a smile on your face. This cycle catches up with you, and you end up in a flare-up of symptoms, wondering if it will ever change. You may also be struggling with obstacles and issues within the healthcare system, wanting answers and treatment, but floating from appointment to appointment.
(443) 390-7784 View (443) 390-7784
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Nancy Hayes-Gary Psy.d.
Psychologist, PsyD, D
Verified Verified
Nottingham, MD 21236  (Online Only)
Therapy provides a safe relationship to resolve concerns with yoursself. I have 34 years of experience providing psychotherapy. I have specialized in the treatment of trauma, such as childhood abuse, loss, grief, chronic illness, suicidal feelings/experiences and depression and anxiety problems. In addition, I have often helped people with infertility/adoption and family communication/attachment problems and am skilled in hypnosis. I am also certified by Psypact to offer therapy in over 40 states.
Therapy provides a safe relationship to resolve concerns with yoursself. I have 34 years of experience providing psychotherapy. I have specialized in the treatment of trauma, such as childhood abuse, loss, grief, chronic illness, suicidal feelings/experiences and depression and anxiety problems. In addition, I have often helped people with infertility/adoption and family communication/attachment problems and am skilled in hypnosis. I am also certified by Psypact to offer therapy in over 40 states.
(410) 394-9314 View (410) 394-9314
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Jillian Ginsberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21214  (Online Only)
My work focuses on clients who are experiencing anxiety, depression, OCD, disability/chronic illness, life transitions, or who are seeking self-exploration and growth. Together we can find ways to cope with life’s uncertainties and live a life aligned with your values. It is important to have a space where you can feel seen and affirmed, and where you can show up as your authentic self. As a therapist, I aim to create a collaborative and supportive relationship, where we can identify and work towards your goals.
My work focuses on clients who are experiencing anxiety, depression, OCD, disability/chronic illness, life transitions, or who are seeking self-exploration and growth. Together we can find ways to cope with life’s uncertainties and live a life aligned with your values. It is important to have a space where you can feel seen and affirmed, and where you can show up as your authentic self. As a therapist, I aim to create a collaborative and supportive relationship, where we can identify and work towards your goals.
(410) 618-0580 View (410) 618-0580
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Meghan Bower
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, CAC-AD, RPS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Parkville, MD 21234
Meghan has extensive experience working in the field of mental health and substance use treatment. Meghan has worked with a variety of issues including: addiction, anxiety, depression, divorce, infidelity, chronic illness, grief, trauma, low self- esteem, life coaching, parenting, and stress. Meghan also works with a nurse practitioner to assist clients with medication management, along with several other therapists in her practice. Meghan understands the importance of utilizing a team approach along with resources as part of the therapeutic process and is very familiar with a variety of support services in the area.
Meghan has extensive experience working in the field of mental health and substance use treatment. Meghan has worked with a variety of issues including: addiction, anxiety, depression, divorce, infidelity, chronic illness, grief, trauma, low self- esteem, life coaching, parenting, and stress. Meghan also works with a nurse practitioner to assist clients with medication management, along with several other therapists in her practice. Meghan understands the importance of utilizing a team approach along with resources as part of the therapeutic process and is very familiar with a variety of support services in the area.
(443) 991-8920 View (443) 991-8920
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Linda M. Dalder
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21214
Thank you for reaching out- I believe reaching out to talk to a therapist takes a lot of courage. I offer a calm, non judgmental approach in sessions using several treatment modalities to help guide my clients reach their personal life goals. As individuals, we evolve and change over time with our relationship with ourselves and with others. I offer a diverse background of training and clinical experience to work with individuals who struggle with mood disorders, chronic illness, depression, anxiety, grief, bereavement and life changes/stressors. I work only with individuals at this time.
Thank you for reaching out- I believe reaching out to talk to a therapist takes a lot of courage. I offer a calm, non judgmental approach in sessions using several treatment modalities to help guide my clients reach their personal life goals. As individuals, we evolve and change over time with our relationship with ourselves and with others. I offer a diverse background of training and clinical experience to work with individuals who struggle with mood disorders, chronic illness, depression, anxiety, grief, bereavement and life changes/stressors. I work only with individuals at this time.
(410) 698-1941 View (410) 698-1941
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Laureen Rodgers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW, CCM
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21224  (Online Only)
I work with women, moms and birthing people on a variety of issues– anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief/loss, infertility, caregiver stress, chronic illness, career exploration and burnout, parenting, and relationship/family issues.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by parenthood? Maybe you are struggling with identity and changing lifestyles while newly pregnant. Sometimes we can feel overwhelmed by challenging situations and overcome by our intrusive thoughts. There is a path to feeling better, creating stronger relationships and thriving in life. My practice helps women, moms and birthing people handle life transitions by offering a comfortable and understanding environment while creating a tailored approach to address your needs and wellness goals.
I work with women, moms and birthing people on a variety of issues– anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief/loss, infertility, caregiver stress, chronic illness, career exploration and burnout, parenting, and relationship/family issues.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by parenthood? Maybe you are struggling with identity and changing lifestyles while newly pregnant. Sometimes we can feel overwhelmed by challenging situations and overcome by our intrusive thoughts. There is a path to feeling better, creating stronger relationships and thriving in life. My practice helps women, moms and birthing people handle life transitions by offering a comfortable and understanding environment while creating a tailored approach to address your needs and wellness goals.
(240) 792-8662 View (240) 792-8662
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Erin Dodson
LPC Intern
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Towson, MD 21286
I work with a diverse range of clients ages 14+ dealing with challenges such as mood disorders, eating disorders, substance abuse, and borderline personality disorder. I am particularly passionate about supporting members of the LGBTQ+ community, individuals with a history of complex trauma, disabled/chronically ill folks, and neurodivergent individuals. Whether you are seeking therapy as an individual or with a romantic partner(s), you'll find a warm, welcoming space here. My approach is poly-inclusive, kink-allied, and queer-affirming, so you can feel comfortable and understood as we navigate your unique journey together.
I work with a diverse range of clients ages 14+ dealing with challenges such as mood disorders, eating disorders, substance abuse, and borderline personality disorder. I am particularly passionate about supporting members of the LGBTQ+ community, individuals with a history of complex trauma, disabled/chronically ill folks, and neurodivergent individuals. Whether you are seeking therapy as an individual or with a romantic partner(s), you'll find a warm, welcoming space here. My approach is poly-inclusive, kink-allied, and queer-affirming, so you can feel comfortable and understood as we navigate your unique journey together.
(443) 429-1358 View (443) 429-1358
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Samantha Willett-Jackson
Art Therapist, LCPAT, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Towson, MD 21286
Waitlist for new clients
I believe that the journey through growth in therapy is unique to every person. I work with those that are seeking assistance through life transitions, are processing intense emotions, need space with an unbiased support, or are looking for ways to invoke mindfulness and expression. Our paths in life frequently change, along with our perceptions and experiences. Starting therapy can be intimidating, and I am here to walk this path with you. Together we will explore obstacles and what makes us who we are to provide the power to change.
I believe that the journey through growth in therapy is unique to every person. I work with those that are seeking assistance through life transitions, are processing intense emotions, need space with an unbiased support, or are looking for ways to invoke mindfulness and expression. Our paths in life frequently change, along with our perceptions and experiences. Starting therapy can be intimidating, and I am here to walk this path with you. Together we will explore obstacles and what makes us who we are to provide the power to change.
(443) 972-5932 View (443) 972-5932
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Siyu Wang - Counseling On Call
Counselor, LGPC
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21217
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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Megan Kinsler
Counselor, LGPC
Verified Verified
Rosedale, MD 21237
Waitlist for new clients
Are you feeling stuck in a rut? Experiencing more fatigue and burn out? Feeling like you are unable to lean on your support system? Ready to invest time into yourself? If you answered any of these questions with "yes" or have been looking for an authentic counselor, it may be time for you to reach out. And I hope that we can collaborate together on your journey.
Are you feeling stuck in a rut? Experiencing more fatigue and burn out? Feeling like you are unable to lean on your support system? Ready to invest time into yourself? If you answered any of these questions with "yes" or have been looking for an authentic counselor, it may be time for you to reach out. And I hope that we can collaborate together on your journey.
(410) 941-3840 View (410) 941-3840
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Michelle McWhirter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21213  (Online Only)
Hello! I’m delighted to welcome you to my profile. With over a decade of experience, I specialize in supporting individuals through illness, trauma, caregiver concerns, and grief. My approach combines CBT, mindfulness practices and EMDR to help you on your healing journey. My passion lies in empowering individuals to overcome their challenges and find a deep sense of well being. Together we will explore the depths of your emotions, challenge unhelpful beliefs, and foster a greater sense of self awareness and acceptance.
Hello! I’m delighted to welcome you to my profile. With over a decade of experience, I specialize in supporting individuals through illness, trauma, caregiver concerns, and grief. My approach combines CBT, mindfulness practices and EMDR to help you on your healing journey. My passion lies in empowering individuals to overcome their challenges and find a deep sense of well being. Together we will explore the depths of your emotions, challenge unhelpful beliefs, and foster a greater sense of self awareness and acceptance.
(443) 267-9939 View (443) 267-9939
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Shaina Edelson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21224
I have worked in multiple settings such as medical centers and outpatient clinics and have experience treating a wide variety of mental health conditions including depression, anxiety/panic, phobias, post-traumatic stress, relationship difficulties, and more. A health psychologist by training, I am passionate about working with adults who are struggling with co-occurring medical and mental health symptoms (e.g., insomnia, coping with medical diagnoses & surgery, chronic pain, organ transplant, etc.). I am dedicated to working with healthcare providers, who are currently facing unprecedented struggles due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
I have worked in multiple settings such as medical centers and outpatient clinics and have experience treating a wide variety of mental health conditions including depression, anxiety/panic, phobias, post-traumatic stress, relationship difficulties, and more. A health psychologist by training, I am passionate about working with adults who are struggling with co-occurring medical and mental health symptoms (e.g., insomnia, coping with medical diagnoses & surgery, chronic pain, organ transplant, etc.). I am dedicated to working with healthcare providers, who are currently facing unprecedented struggles due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
(410) 807-8824 View (410) 807-8824
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Devon Ciampa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW, OSW-C
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21287
I specialize in working with adolescents and young adults facing a disruption within their lives, such as a serious illness like cancer, as well as parents, family members and caregivers who are affected by what their loved one is forced to endure. I also have extensive experience working with adolescents and young adults facing anxiety and depression due to life changes and emerging adulthood. Life is unexpected and, at any moment, we can be derailed from our path and forced to face unbelievable challenges. The stress and frustration that can accompany a traumatic situation can be overwhelming, terrifying, and exhausting.
I specialize in working with adolescents and young adults facing a disruption within their lives, such as a serious illness like cancer, as well as parents, family members and caregivers who are affected by what their loved one is forced to endure. I also have extensive experience working with adolescents and young adults facing anxiety and depression due to life changes and emerging adulthood. Life is unexpected and, at any moment, we can be derailed from our path and forced to face unbelievable challenges. The stress and frustration that can accompany a traumatic situation can be overwhelming, terrifying, and exhausting.
(443) 331-5256 View (443) 331-5256
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Tru Integrity Wellness and Counseling Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWC, MSW, MRC
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21239
My ideal client will seek assistance in transitioning from current and past negative experiences that may be impacting your ability to move on without the pains and uncontrollable symptoms of emotional distress. Is mental illness preventing you from enjoying healthy living and causing self defeating thoughts and patterns of poor mental health functioning. ? Call now , help is available. You don’t have to face life alone.
My ideal client will seek assistance in transitioning from current and past negative experiences that may be impacting your ability to move on without the pains and uncontrollable symptoms of emotional distress. Is mental illness preventing you from enjoying healthy living and causing self defeating thoughts and patterns of poor mental health functioning. ? Call now , help is available. You don’t have to face life alone.
(410) 498-6597 View (410) 498-6597

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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.