Chronic Illness Therapists in Nottingham, MD

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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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Jessica Cordero
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Nottingham, MD 21236
Waitlist for new clients
Life gives us challenges- often unexpectedly. When that happens we can feel overwhelmed, sad, anxious, angry, lost, or frustrated. We can struggle with the next steps of how to start feeling better. All challenges hold within them opportunities and I'd like to help you as you discover them. I am skilled in helping my clients meet the goals they set. Together, let's figure out how to cope with what is occurring, better understand yourself in the midst of it, develop deeper strengths, learn new skills, and make the choices that feel best for you. Big changes and big challenges can make us feel alone, but you aren't.
Life gives us challenges- often unexpectedly. When that happens we can feel overwhelmed, sad, anxious, angry, lost, or frustrated. We can struggle with the next steps of how to start feeling better. All challenges hold within them opportunities and I'd like to help you as you discover them. I am skilled in helping my clients meet the goals they set. Together, let's figure out how to cope with what is occurring, better understand yourself in the midst of it, develop deeper strengths, learn new skills, and make the choices that feel best for you. Big changes and big challenges can make us feel alone, but you aren't.
(443) 222-1838 View (443) 222-1838
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Louisa Clarke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Nottingham, MD 21236
With the stress of the modern world, our hustle and bustle culture, and the limited time we have for connection today, people come to therapy looking for a place to let it all out. I am here to facilitate that safe space for you! If you have suffered from trauma, grief, or are adjusting to life stressors such as a new school, relationship, or more - I will help you find the concrete tools you need to get through. We can't go through life alone, support is invaluable. I am here to help you guide and explore your feelings and reassure you that you are indeed, not your negative thoughts.
With the stress of the modern world, our hustle and bustle culture, and the limited time we have for connection today, people come to therapy looking for a place to let it all out. I am here to facilitate that safe space for you! If you have suffered from trauma, grief, or are adjusting to life stressors such as a new school, relationship, or more - I will help you find the concrete tools you need to get through. We can't go through life alone, support is invaluable. I am here to help you guide and explore your feelings and reassure you that you are indeed, not your negative thoughts.
(410) 936-4536 View (410) 936-4536
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Brenda Nicole Santosus
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
Nottingham, MD 21236  (Online Only)
Life, especially over the past several years, has been both challenging and filled with change. A therapist can be a supportive ally in coping with and processing through any obstacles that may come up. My clients are ones that would benefit from being mindful in how they are spending their days and whether or not those activities are helping them reach both their short and long-term goals. I am experienced in working with clients of various ages and backgrounds, and my primary focuses are on ADHD, time management skills, and supporting others through significant life transitions.
Life, especially over the past several years, has been both challenging and filled with change. A therapist can be a supportive ally in coping with and processing through any obstacles that may come up. My clients are ones that would benefit from being mindful in how they are spending their days and whether or not those activities are helping them reach both their short and long-term goals. I am experienced in working with clients of various ages and backgrounds, and my primary focuses are on ADHD, time management skills, and supporting others through significant life transitions.
(443) 205-7477 View (443) 205-7477
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Aspire Wellness Center, Inc.
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Nottingham, MD 21236  (Online Only)
Where will your story take you? Aspire Wellness Center, Inc. is an outpatient mental health clinic dedicated to helping people improve the quality of their lives by giving them the tools they need to succeed. Our goal is to know our clients’ story and help guide them through their next chapter. Our services are designed to educate the mind, nurture the body, and uplift the spirit in order to support the total wellness of our clients.
Where will your story take you? Aspire Wellness Center, Inc. is an outpatient mental health clinic dedicated to helping people improve the quality of their lives by giving them the tools they need to succeed. Our goal is to know our clients’ story and help guide them through their next chapter. Our services are designed to educate the mind, nurture the body, and uplift the spirit in order to support the total wellness of our clients.
(443) 216-9363 View (443) 216-9363
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Anna Santowski
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nottingham, MD 21236
One thing I know: the quality of our relationships impacts our mental health. That’s why I work with individuals, couples, and families to explore the relationships with those that matter most in their lives. I bring a warm, nonjudgmental approach to sessions and can support you in finding where you might want to try something new to step out of the usual patterns that keep you stuck.
One thing I know: the quality of our relationships impacts our mental health. That’s why I work with individuals, couples, and families to explore the relationships with those that matter most in their lives. I bring a warm, nonjudgmental approach to sessions and can support you in finding where you might want to try something new to step out of the usual patterns that keep you stuck.
(443) 339-9431 View (443) 339-9431
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Caitlin Strem
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Nottingham, MD 21236
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

More Therapists Nearby

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Meredith Jan Tackett
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP-RP
Verified Verified
Towson, MD 21204
I am board certified in Rehabilitation Psychology and I have worked for three decades along side people with chronic illness and other medical conditions.
As a specialist in Rehabilitation Psychology, I most often work closely with patients who are managing complex social and medical situations. I build trust and connect with patients about their concerns, fears, and hopes. Most clients are striving to feel more connected to their community and building meaning in their lives. We can all improve in these areas and the science of psychology offers wonderful tools to accomplish these goals. I believe strongly in the power of human resilience in the face of adversity.
I am board certified in Rehabilitation Psychology and I have worked for three decades along side people with chronic illness and other medical conditions.
As a specialist in Rehabilitation Psychology, I most often work closely with patients who are managing complex social and medical situations. I build trust and connect with patients about their concerns, fears, and hopes. Most clients are striving to feel more connected to their community and building meaning in their lives. We can all improve in these areas and the science of psychology offers wonderful tools to accomplish these goals. I believe strongly in the power of human resilience in the face of adversity.
(206) 875-2303 View (206) 875-2303
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Courtney Parks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21252  (Online Only)
Welcome to Water Lily Therapy! My primary areas of practice include depression, anxiety, chronic illness, grief and loss, low self-esteem, OCD, LGBTQIA+ and trauma. My approach is eclectic, but based primarily in Client-Centered, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, with inclusions of motivational interviewing and narrative therapy techniques. When appropriate, I love to incorporate creative interventions such as art, film and humor! I believe that the bond formed between therapist and client is the foundation for healing, change and growth. My goal is to create a safe space for a person to feel truly heard, accepted and valued.
Welcome to Water Lily Therapy! My primary areas of practice include depression, anxiety, chronic illness, grief and loss, low self-esteem, OCD, LGBTQIA+ and trauma. My approach is eclectic, but based primarily in Client-Centered, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, with inclusions of motivational interviewing and narrative therapy techniques. When appropriate, I love to incorporate creative interventions such as art, film and humor! I believe that the bond formed between therapist and client is the foundation for healing, change and growth. My goal is to create a safe space for a person to feel truly heard, accepted and valued.
(443) 398-3141 View (443) 398-3141
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Alicia M Dorn
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21202  (Online Only)
As a chronic illness therapist, I know how important it is to make your “new norm” more livable.
Whether you've been newly diagnosed or have been living with an illness for a while, you’ve been trying to push through to live the best you can. Every day is a battle because your body feels sick from aches, pains or other symptoms. You brace yourself for the worst to happen, because that’s unfortunately been your “new norm.” You miss being your old self - the one that could “do more things." Now, you feel like a failure in many areas of your life. The smile you wear covers what you really feel – alone, worried, helpless and angry. All of this has taken a toll on you emotionally and you want to feel more in control of your worries.
As a chronic illness therapist, I know how important it is to make your “new norm” more livable.
Whether you've been newly diagnosed or have been living with an illness for a while, you’ve been trying to push through to live the best you can. Every day is a battle because your body feels sick from aches, pains or other symptoms. You brace yourself for the worst to happen, because that’s unfortunately been your “new norm.” You miss being your old self - the one that could “do more things." Now, you feel like a failure in many areas of your life. The smile you wear covers what you really feel – alone, worried, helpless and angry. All of this has taken a toll on you emotionally and you want to feel more in control of your worries.
(410) 216-0930 View (410) 216-0930
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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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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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Tiffany Tutman Mathis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW, PMP
Verified Verified
Timonium, MD 21093
Feeling anxious, stressed or overwhelmed? Are you facing a significant life transition, such a relationship conflict, career challenge, chronic illness, caregiving burnout, parenting struggles, or grief/loss? Having lived experiences, faced adversity and emerged empowered, I have first hand knowledge of the transformative effects of faith and therapeutic support. I am a dedicated mental health equity advocate and psychosocial therapist, specializing in life transitions and committed to walking along side you through your healing journey.
Feeling anxious, stressed or overwhelmed? Are you facing a significant life transition, such a relationship conflict, career challenge, chronic illness, caregiving burnout, parenting struggles, or grief/loss? Having lived experiences, faced adversity and emerged empowered, I have first hand knowledge of the transformative effects of faith and therapeutic support. I am a dedicated mental health equity advocate and psychosocial therapist, specializing in life transitions and committed to walking along side you through your healing journey.
(443) 390-7583 View (443) 390-7583
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Cam Davis
Counselor, LGPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Towson, MD 21204  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients! My name is Cam Davis (she/they), and I offer individual therapy using a trauma-informed, integrative multicultural approach. I love working with diverse clients who have salient intersectional identities, & I encourage clients to discuss their identities during sessions. Lived experience as a BIPOC, 2sLGBTQIA+, disabled counselor gives me a unique perspective to hear client concerns regarding race, ethnicity, gender, affection, disability, chronic illness and/or pain, neurodivergence, & many other identities.
Accepting new clients! My name is Cam Davis (she/they), and I offer individual therapy using a trauma-informed, integrative multicultural approach. I love working with diverse clients who have salient intersectional identities, & I encourage clients to discuss their identities during sessions. Lived experience as a BIPOC, 2sLGBTQIA+, disabled counselor gives me a unique perspective to hear client concerns regarding race, ethnicity, gender, affection, disability, chronic illness and/or pain, neurodivergence, & many other identities.
(443) 233-0844 View (443) 233-0844
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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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Carrie Jessen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Towson, MD 21204
Carrie works diligently with her clients to assist them through their life journey and challenges for a variety of issues to include depression, anxiety, panic disorder, OCD, personality disorder, chronic illness/health issues, family/relationship issues, crisis, loss, and life transitions. Carrie’s goal is to help you understand yourself and your relationships in a way that creates the positive change that matters to you.
Carrie works diligently with her clients to assist them through their life journey and challenges for a variety of issues to include depression, anxiety, panic disorder, OCD, personality disorder, chronic illness/health issues, family/relationship issues, crisis, loss, and life transitions. Carrie’s goal is to help you understand yourself and your relationships in a way that creates the positive change that matters to you.
(410) 498-7970 View (410) 498-7970
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Helena Zappolino
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCPC
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21218  (Online Only)
Issues we can address during our sessions include (but are not limited to): multi-cultural issues, divorce care, chronic illness, co-parenting, women's empowerment, abuse, trauma and grief.
Are you struggling to get back on your feet after a major life setback? Is trauma or abuse from your past affecting your day-to-day life, or do feel like you are coming up against the same obstacles over and over again that are keeping you from living your life fully? Together we can work to help you make meaningful, long-term changes in a safe, confidential, and non-judgemental environment.
Issues we can address during our sessions include (but are not limited to): multi-cultural issues, divorce care, chronic illness, co-parenting, women's empowerment, abuse, trauma and grief.
Are you struggling to get back on your feet after a major life setback? Is trauma or abuse from your past affecting your day-to-day life, or do feel like you are coming up against the same obstacles over and over again that are keeping you from living your life fully? Together we can work to help you make meaningful, long-term changes in a safe, confidential, and non-judgemental environment.
(864) 387-5685 View (864) 387-5685
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Meghan Meyer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21212  (Online Only)
For those of you struggling to navigate life's ups and downs: I see you. I take a holistic healing approach with a special attention to navigating life’s transitions and thresholds. Life transitions at any age can be hard and present mental illness and symptoms you may have never experienced. I will assist you in adjusting to, and navigating, chronic illness, aging, onset of and commitment to working through anxiety and/or depression. Together, we can awaken your mind, body and spirit to your potential for healing and wellness so that you can live more fully, love more deeply, and become your most authentic self.
For those of you struggling to navigate life's ups and downs: I see you. I take a holistic healing approach with a special attention to navigating life’s transitions and thresholds. Life transitions at any age can be hard and present mental illness and symptoms you may have never experienced. I will assist you in adjusting to, and navigating, chronic illness, aging, onset of and commitment to working through anxiety and/or depression. Together, we can awaken your mind, body and spirit to your potential for healing and wellness so that you can live more fully, love more deeply, and become your most authentic self.
(443) 233-1354 View (443) 233-1354
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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
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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
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.