Chronic Illness Therapists in Mount Washington, MD

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Janet Moos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Mount Washington, MD 21209
Being able to provide good therapy requires that the therapist has a strong knowledge base and a good set of skills. My education and training and 30 years of experience in the field are central to my ability to help you. I have degrees from Harvard University and University of Michigan. I also have experience with Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and training in family and couples therapy through the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic. In addition, I completed a Fellowship at the Baltimore-Washington Psychoanalytic Institute.
Being able to provide good therapy requires that the therapist has a strong knowledge base and a good set of skills. My education and training and 30 years of experience in the field are central to my ability to help you. I have degrees from Harvard University and University of Michigan. I also have experience with Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and training in family and couples therapy through the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic. In addition, I completed a Fellowship at the Baltimore-Washington Psychoanalytic Institute.
(410) 433-3129 View (410) 433-3129
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Miriam F. Godfrey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, MSW, PhD
Verified Verified
Mount Washington, MD 21209  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Therapy can be a powerful tool to help people who have been struggling with anxiety, depression, and dissatisfaction. These struggles may have been recent, or they may reflect traumatic experiences or parts of our lives that have been problematic for many years. I work with adults of all ages--individuals and couples--to help them understand what has brought them to this point in their lives.
Therapy can be a powerful tool to help people who have been struggling with anxiety, depression, and dissatisfaction. These struggles may have been recent, or they may reflect traumatic experiences or parts of our lives that have been problematic for many years. I work with adults of all ages--individuals and couples--to help them understand what has brought them to this point in their lives.
(301) 684-5204 View (301) 684-5204
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Sarah Diehl
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MDiv, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Mount Washington, MD 21209
I love being a psychotherapist not because it’s easy, but because it’s a practice that opens my mind and heart and sense of being. I’m a thoughtful, imaginative, creative person who’s interested in the dynamics of our interior lives. What matters most in our relationships to ourselves and others often lies beneath the surface. I am the most interested in considering what is held deeply within the mind, sometimes beyond awareness, maybe vaguely, at its corners, or perhaps in repeating dynamics and patterns. People I have had the privilege to come to know intimately help me understand their experience of being human - and my own.
I love being a psychotherapist not because it’s easy, but because it’s a practice that opens my mind and heart and sense of being. I’m a thoughtful, imaginative, creative person who’s interested in the dynamics of our interior lives. What matters most in our relationships to ourselves and others often lies beneath the surface. I am the most interested in considering what is held deeply within the mind, sometimes beyond awareness, maybe vaguely, at its corners, or perhaps in repeating dynamics and patterns. People I have had the privilege to come to know intimately help me understand their experience of being human - and my own.
(410) 639-3474 View (410) 639-3474
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James E Finkelstein
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Washington, MD 21209
If you're here, part of you knows it's time for a change. What if I told you that there is a way to stop struggling with the parts of yourself that feel so uncomfortable? That is the heart of the work that I do: in a safe and confidential space, identify where you are stuck and what is holding you back from living the life that you want. As a Clinical Psychologist, I have extensive training and experience treating a wide range of difficulties, specializing in the treatment of anxiety, addictions, chronic health issues, grief/bereavement, and shame-based symptoms. I see clients in-person or via telehealth (all Psypact.org states)
If you're here, part of you knows it's time for a change. What if I told you that there is a way to stop struggling with the parts of yourself that feel so uncomfortable? That is the heart of the work that I do: in a safe and confidential space, identify where you are stuck and what is holding you back from living the life that you want. As a Clinical Psychologist, I have extensive training and experience treating a wide range of difficulties, specializing in the treatment of anxiety, addictions, chronic health issues, grief/bereavement, and shame-based symptoms. I see clients in-person or via telehealth (all Psypact.org states)
(410) 504-1580 View (410) 504-1580
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Samuel Katz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Mount Washington, MD 21209
Now accepting new clients... Are you experiencing negative emotions, intrusive thoughts, difficulty managing your mood, or struggling with building or maintaining meaningful relationships? Then my friend you have taken the first step on your journey of internal reflection and growth. Therapy can be a wonderful safe haven which provides the freedom to explore your thoughts and emotions. I work with individuals and couples to achieve their goals and provide much needed support to create lasting change to your life.
Now accepting new clients... Are you experiencing negative emotions, intrusive thoughts, difficulty managing your mood, or struggling with building or maintaining meaningful relationships? Then my friend you have taken the first step on your journey of internal reflection and growth. Therapy can be a wonderful safe haven which provides the freedom to explore your thoughts and emotions. I work with individuals and couples to achieve their goals and provide much needed support to create lasting change to your life.
(443) 671-1534 View (443) 671-1534
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Merrilee Peske
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Washington, MD 21209
Not accepting new clients
I believe in meeting people where they are and joining with them to create growth and change. I enjoy supporting others as they navigate life cycle transitions and work towards healthy, satisfying relationships. I am experienced in addressing issues of anger and aggression, anxiety, communication, co-parenting, defiance, depression, grief and loss, marital and family conflict, parenting skills, self esteem, and stress.
I believe in meeting people where they are and joining with them to create growth and change. I enjoy supporting others as they navigate life cycle transitions and work towards healthy, satisfying relationships. I am experienced in addressing issues of anger and aggression, anxiety, communication, co-parenting, defiance, depression, grief and loss, marital and family conflict, parenting skills, self esteem, and stress.
(410) 834-8332 View (410) 834-8332
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Julie Murphy
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Washington, MD 21209
Not accepting new clients
If you are exploring your identity, making a transition, or coping with negative moods or experiences that you can't change on your own, it is a brave and impressive decision to seek therapy. My years of experience have allowed me to witness the power, hope, and change that can come through therapy that creates a safe, warm, and confidential environment for growth. I provide individuals and couples therapy that focuses on strengths, empowerment, relational change, and healthy strategies for coping with oppression and trauma.
If you are exploring your identity, making a transition, or coping with negative moods or experiences that you can't change on your own, it is a brave and impressive decision to seek therapy. My years of experience have allowed me to witness the power, hope, and change that can come through therapy that creates a safe, warm, and confidential environment for growth. I provide individuals and couples therapy that focuses on strengths, empowerment, relational change, and healthy strategies for coping with oppression and trauma.
(240) 392-6302 View (240) 392-6302

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Haley Sheridan Sweet, MSW, LCSW-C, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Haley Sheridan Sweet
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21210
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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Linda M. Dalder
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21211
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
Photo of Taylor Buchanan, MA, LCPC, LCPAT, Counselor
Taylor Buchanan
Counselor, MA, LCPC, LCPAT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21210  (Online Only)
I am a great fit for individuals struggling with disordered eating, poor body image, or chronic illness.
Worries about your body are taking up too much of your energy and brain space. You feel disconnected from yourself, but are unsure how to get out of the endless loop of stress and grief. People in your life may have a hard time relating to what you’re going through, which makes you feel hopeless and isolated. You don’t have to figure it all out on your own. I enjoy working with individuals looking to connect more deeply to their bodies, and in turn their authentic selves. Maybe you are dealing with chronic illness, struggling with poor body image, or working to accept body changes that come with the perinatal period.
I am a great fit for individuals struggling with disordered eating, poor body image, or chronic illness.
Worries about your body are taking up too much of your energy and brain space. You feel disconnected from yourself, but are unsure how to get out of the endless loop of stress and grief. People in your life may have a hard time relating to what you’re going through, which makes you feel hopeless and isolated. You don’t have to figure it all out on your own. I enjoy working with individuals looking to connect more deeply to their bodies, and in turn their authentic selves. Maybe you are dealing with chronic illness, struggling with poor body image, or working to accept body changes that come with the perinatal period.
(443) 227-4783 View (443) 227-4783
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Shaina Edelson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21209
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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Emily Margaret Haddad
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21210
I am a therapist with 13 years experience who recently relocated to Maryland. I have specialized my work in the medical setting with those with chronic illnesses and have also cared for many in the LGBTQI+ community. I enjoy providing counseling to pre-teens, teens and young adults. I have had the privilege to witness the most vulnerable moments with my clients and then observe their growth, healing, and evolution. I would be honored to play a role in your journey too. The idea of therapy is challenging for some. I focus on meeting my clients at their comfort level and prioritize their personal goals and needs.
I am a therapist with 13 years experience who recently relocated to Maryland. I have specialized my work in the medical setting with those with chronic illnesses and have also cared for many in the LGBTQI+ community. I enjoy providing counseling to pre-teens, teens and young adults. I have had the privilege to witness the most vulnerable moments with my clients and then observe their growth, healing, and evolution. I would be honored to play a role in your journey too. The idea of therapy is challenging for some. I focus on meeting my clients at their comfort level and prioritize their personal goals and needs.
(443) 347-6558 View (443) 347-6558
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Amanda M Vandivier
Counselor, PhD, LMSW
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21211  (Online Only)
I am not currently accepting new clients. Should you be interested in being added to a wait-list, please let me know. I work through telehealth. I have lived experience with medical trauma because of autoimmune and chronic disorders, so I can help people navigate through the struggles that come with that. I also love to work with people who want to grow in their own spirituality and understanding of their own existence and purpose in life. I work with people struggling with substance abuse, anxiety, depression, self-esteem and self worth, and a wide variety of other issues too!
I am not currently accepting new clients. Should you be interested in being added to a wait-list, please let me know. I work through telehealth. I have lived experience with medical trauma because of autoimmune and chronic disorders, so I can help people navigate through the struggles that come with that. I also love to work with people who want to grow in their own spirituality and understanding of their own existence and purpose in life. I work with people struggling with substance abuse, anxiety, depression, self-esteem and self worth, and a wide variety of other issues too!
(240) 616-6685 View (240) 616-6685
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Lori J Pasch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pikesville, MD 21208
Raising children is a fulfilling and puzzling part of our lives. From that first day we meet our new baby, a world of hope, wishes, and new possibilities begin. Parents don't leave the hospital with a guidebook on how to address every bump and hurdle along the way. Children are unique, complex, and exciting. Sometimes however, they also need extra support. In my therapeutic work, I partner with you to understand the needs of your family and that of your child. Together we explore the concerns which bring you into my office - whether trauma, adjustment, anxiety, school related concerns, or behavioral challenges.
Raising children is a fulfilling and puzzling part of our lives. From that first day we meet our new baby, a world of hope, wishes, and new possibilities begin. Parents don't leave the hospital with a guidebook on how to address every bump and hurdle along the way. Children are unique, complex, and exciting. Sometimes however, they also need extra support. In my therapeutic work, I partner with you to understand the needs of your family and that of your child. Together we explore the concerns which bring you into my office - whether trauma, adjustment, anxiety, school related concerns, or behavioral challenges.
(410) 498-8181 View (410) 498-8181
Shoshana Lewin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pikesville, MD 21208
I am a clinical psychologist who seeks to work with people who deal with life’s challenges, including depression, anxiety, stress, and chronic mental and physical health conditions. My goal is for my clients to feel empowered in their lives, and to gain the tools that will help them achieve this. I am able to help people in the three states where I am licensed as a psychologist: Maryland, New York, and Virginia, as well as all participating PSYPACT states.
I am a clinical psychologist who seeks to work with people who deal with life’s challenges, including depression, anxiety, stress, and chronic mental and physical health conditions. My goal is for my clients to feel empowered in their lives, and to gain the tools that will help them achieve this. I am able to help people in the three states where I am licensed as a psychologist: Maryland, New York, and Virginia, as well as all participating PSYPACT states.
(443) 870-4594 View (443) 870-4594
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Juli Buchanan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21209
How are you coping w/these challenging & unprecedented times? Whatever our normal coping strategies were, particularly if not the healthiest to begin with, they are likely to be even more present than ever before. Fear, dread, loneliness, isolation, frustration, & anger...all ingredients for us to eat more, drink more, use more, check out more, fight more, etc.. Please-there is no shame in asking for help during this pandemic (or ever, really). There are many great clinicians on PT-literally, someone for everyone. I hope that you find someone who fits YOU during this troubling time, &, if you think that might be me, pls reach out!
How are you coping w/these challenging & unprecedented times? Whatever our normal coping strategies were, particularly if not the healthiest to begin with, they are likely to be even more present than ever before. Fear, dread, loneliness, isolation, frustration, & anger...all ingredients for us to eat more, drink more, use more, check out more, fight more, etc.. Please-there is no shame in asking for help during this pandemic (or ever, really). There are many great clinicians on PT-literally, someone for everyone. I hope that you find someone who fits YOU during this troubling time, &, if you think that might be me, pls reach out!
(410) 734-3976 View (410) 734-3976
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Vanessa Pikler
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21209
Are you struggling with depression or anxiety? Do you defeat yourself with self-critical thinking? Does stress get in the way of accomplishing your goals in life? If you answered yes to any of these questions, please contact me. I can help you develop more self-compassion in order to tackle your problems. You'll feel understood, heard, respected, hopeful, and more confident in your ability to cope. I also work with people with medical illnesses and have special expertise in Health Psychology, such as coping with cancer diagnoses/treatments, caregiver stress, stress management and other mind/body issues.
Are you struggling with depression or anxiety? Do you defeat yourself with self-critical thinking? Does stress get in the way of accomplishing your goals in life? If you answered yes to any of these questions, please contact me. I can help you develop more self-compassion in order to tackle your problems. You'll feel understood, heard, respected, hopeful, and more confident in your ability to cope. I also work with people with medical illnesses and have special expertise in Health Psychology, such as coping with cancer diagnoses/treatments, caregiver stress, stress management and other mind/body issues.
(410) 970-6500 View (410) 970-6500
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Karen M Hillman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21210  (Online Only)
Feeling “stuck,” is often the reason for seeking therapy: feeling stuck in relationships or relational patterns, in grief, anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions and more. You may be feeling overwhelmed, misunderstood or unseen. My goal as a therapist is to create a safe, compassionate, and affirming space for individuals who are looking to create change or find a sense of peace in their lives.
Feeling “stuck,” is often the reason for seeking therapy: feeling stuck in relationships or relational patterns, in grief, anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions and more. You may be feeling overwhelmed, misunderstood or unseen. My goal as a therapist is to create a safe, compassionate, and affirming space for individuals who are looking to create change or find a sense of peace in their lives.
(443) 730-5940 View (443) 730-5940
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Jennifer Evans Buerger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, MSASS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21210  (Online Only)
I work extensively with healthcare​ professionals and other therapists. I currently have a few openings for some additional individuals 17+, couples, and​ families. I utilize DBT, CBT, and various other​ modules to assist every client. I have over 25 years of experience assisting adults just like you. ​Whether you're struggling with persistent anxiety, depression, anger, stress, or something else entirely, I am here for you.
I work extensively with healthcare​ professionals and other therapists. I currently have a few openings for some additional individuals 17+, couples, and​ families. I utilize DBT, CBT, and various other​ modules to assist every client. I have over 25 years of experience assisting adults just like you. ​Whether you're struggling with persistent anxiety, depression, anger, stress, or something else entirely, I am here for you.
(410) 449-0939 View (410) 449-0939
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Maria Cole
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21211
I have experience and work with those that have undergone traumatic encounters. I believe that healing comes from addressing the traumas and confronting the difficulties that come from them, such as unhealthy boundaries and maladaptive coping. I utilize a mindfulness and strengths-based approach in addition to creating a stabilizing and safe environment to be able to process and deal with the emotions that result from the extremes of traumas that we experience. I tend to use action and coaching-oriented skills focusing on the behavioral aspects of management of stress and coping with the chronic impacts of trauma and relationships.
I have experience and work with those that have undergone traumatic encounters. I believe that healing comes from addressing the traumas and confronting the difficulties that come from them, such as unhealthy boundaries and maladaptive coping. I utilize a mindfulness and strengths-based approach in addition to creating a stabilizing and safe environment to be able to process and deal with the emotions that result from the extremes of traumas that we experience. I tend to use action and coaching-oriented skills focusing on the behavioral aspects of management of stress and coping with the chronic impacts of trauma and relationships.
(410) 505-7532 View (410) 505-7532

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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.