Chronic Illness Therapists in Perry Hall, MD

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Michael Saferin
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LCPC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Perry Hall, MD 21128  (Online Only)
Finding the right therapist can be challenging and rewarding all at the same time. Are you looking to make the leap towards overall self improvement? Do you feel like your marriage or relationship is not going anywhere, but you love the person you are with? As a mental health counselor, Michael can offer you an affordable option for therapy in a safe, welcoming, and warm environment all in the comfort of your home via telehealth. Specific areas of interest include working with men who are struggling with identity, depression, sexual issues and anxiety. Michael is licensed in the States of Maryland, West Virginia and Virginia.
Finding the right therapist can be challenging and rewarding all at the same time. Are you looking to make the leap towards overall self improvement? Do you feel like your marriage or relationship is not going anywhere, but you love the person you are with? As a mental health counselor, Michael can offer you an affordable option for therapy in a safe, welcoming, and warm environment all in the comfort of your home via telehealth. Specific areas of interest include working with men who are struggling with identity, depression, sexual issues and anxiety. Michael is licensed in the States of Maryland, West Virginia and Virginia.
(443) 331-5768 View (443) 331-5768
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Jessica Cordero
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Perry Hall, MD 21128
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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Caitlin Strem
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Perry Hall, MD 21128
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
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Kyle Aaron
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Perry Hall, MD 21128
Are you struggling to find traction and purpose in life? Are you stuck or finding a lack of satisfaction in your relationships? I have extensive experience working with people struggling with a variety of issues and have worked with people at every stage of the their journey. I have helped many clients reclaim their "hero's journey" and find their way out of the maze of anxiety, depression and apathy they may find themselves in. I provide a safe and engaged environment to take the opportunity to explore with you whatever you feel needs attention in your life.
Are you struggling to find traction and purpose in life? Are you stuck or finding a lack of satisfaction in your relationships? I have extensive experience working with people struggling with a variety of issues and have worked with people at every stage of the their journey. I have helped many clients reclaim their "hero's journey" and find their way out of the maze of anxiety, depression and apathy they may find themselves in. I provide a safe and engaged environment to take the opportunity to explore with you whatever you feel needs attention in your life.
(410) 231-7679 View (410) 231-7679
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Renee Bonifacio Richberg
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, CMDP, CCATP
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Perry Hall, MD 21128
As we journey through life, we encounter obstacles and challenges through the interactions we have with our family, our friends, and our environment that shape our reactions to the world around us and impact our self-perception. We may be unaware of how these behaviors negatively impact our day to day interactions and functioning that may be hindering our potential, leading to existential crises and feelings of aimlessness and hopelessness.
As we journey through life, we encounter obstacles and challenges through the interactions we have with our family, our friends, and our environment that shape our reactions to the world around us and impact our self-perception. We may be unaware of how these behaviors negatively impact our day to day interactions and functioning that may be hindering our potential, leading to existential crises and feelings of aimlessness and hopelessness.
(410) 226-7818 View (410) 226-7818
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John Backert
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Perry Hall, MD 21128
As a therapist, I draw from different theoretical orientations to help create an evidence based and tailored strategy for each client. Some of those different modalities include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), solution-focused therapy, and mindfulness. I view therapy as a journey and I aim to create a safe and open environment for that journey.
As a therapist, I draw from different theoretical orientations to help create an evidence based and tailored strategy for each client. Some of those different modalities include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), solution-focused therapy, and mindfulness. I view therapy as a journey and I aim to create a safe and open environment for that journey.
(410) 538-1285 View (410) 538-1285

More Therapists Nearby

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Dr. 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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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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JoLynn J Kernan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Towson, MD 21286
Not accepting new clients
Specializing in child and adolescent difficulties and disorders. Provide goal oriented therapy to facilitate healing and improvement for your child or teen and your family. Utilize individualized care to decrease depression, anxiety, trauma, behavioral difficulties and life adjustments (divorce, adoption, living with extended family, chronic illness, issues with bullying/friendships). Combine cognitive behavioral, play therapy, sand tray, and family therapy methods. Complete ADHD assessments, make recommendations, and implement treatment plans. Most insurances accepted.
Specializing in child and adolescent difficulties and disorders. Provide goal oriented therapy to facilitate healing and improvement for your child or teen and your family. Utilize individualized care to decrease depression, anxiety, trauma, behavioral difficulties and life adjustments (divorce, adoption, living with extended family, chronic illness, issues with bullying/friendships). Combine cognitive behavioral, play therapy, sand tray, and family therapy methods. Complete ADHD assessments, make recommendations, and implement treatment plans. Most insurances accepted.
(410) 469-6259 View (410) 469-6259
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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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Nancy Hayes-Gary Psy.d.
Psychologist, PsyD, D
Verified Verified
Towson, MD 21204  (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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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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Emily Swoveland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21224  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I also strive to support those with chronic illness and individuals navigating life transitions.
Do you feel stuck? Do you feel like you no longer recognize yourself? Have depression, anxiety, illness, or life stressors made it difficult to be true to yourself or live an authentic life? Through therapy, you can learn to break free of patterns that are keeping you stuck. You will learn to ride the waves of change that are an inevitable part of life. You will build your ability to recognize what can and cannot be changed, and learn to sit with difficult emotions. You will develop the skill to respond skillfully when life does not go according to plan, and will gain the confidence to create a life built around your values.
I also strive to support those with chronic illness and individuals navigating life transitions.
Do you feel stuck? Do you feel like you no longer recognize yourself? Have depression, anxiety, illness, or life stressors made it difficult to be true to yourself or live an authentic life? Through therapy, you can learn to break free of patterns that are keeping you stuck. You will learn to ride the waves of change that are an inevitable part of life. You will build your ability to recognize what can and cannot be changed, and learn to sit with difficult emotions. You will develop the skill to respond skillfully when life does not go according to plan, and will gain the confidence to create a life built around your values.
(443) 991-8937 View (443) 991-8937
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Chelsea Moreau
Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21214  (Online Only)
I have 11 years of experience in working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, complex trauma and PTSD, mood disorders, ADHD, PMDD, perinatal mental health and women’s health, chronic illness, toxic/dysfunctional relationships, grief and loss, boundaries, assertiveness skills, life transitions, and stress management.
I believe that each person is the expert of their own experience. Through a person-centered lens of compassion and resilience-focused approaches, we will build insight to gain a better understanding of your past and present experiences and how these impact your relationships, behaviors, beliefs, and quality of life.
I have 11 years of experience in working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, complex trauma and PTSD, mood disorders, ADHD, PMDD, perinatal mental health and women’s health, chronic illness, toxic/dysfunctional relationships, grief and loss, boundaries, assertiveness skills, life transitions, and stress management.
I believe that each person is the expert of their own experience. Through a person-centered lens of compassion and resilience-focused approaches, we will build insight to gain a better understanding of your past and present experiences and how these impact your relationships, behaviors, beliefs, and quality of life.
(410) 346-9400 View (410) 346-9400
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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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Emily James
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21218
Not accepting new clients
I work with people who experience depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, chronic illness, neurodivergence, low self-esteem, relationship and intimacy issues, emotional difficulties related to climate change, concerns related to social identity, and systemic oppression of all kinds.
Apologies; I am currently NOT accepting new patients. I view the therapeutic relationship as a site of potential transformation and believe that therapy is a collaborative process. Whatever it is that brings you to therapy, I will partner with you to explore the roots of the problems you are facing and accompany you on your journey toward growth and healing.
I work with people who experience depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, chronic illness, neurodivergence, low self-esteem, relationship and intimacy issues, emotional difficulties related to climate change, concerns related to social identity, and systemic oppression of all kinds.
Apologies; I am currently NOT accepting new patients. I view the therapeutic relationship as a site of potential transformation and believe that therapy is a collaborative process. Whatever it is that brings you to therapy, I will partner with you to explore the roots of the problems you are facing and accompany you on your journey toward growth and healing.
(410) 671-0801 View (410) 671-0801
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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, anxious or disconnected from others? Maybe you are struggling with identity and a changing lifestyle while newly pregnant. Is parenthood and other life transitions causing hardship or a strain on your relationships? 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, anxious or disconnected from others? Maybe you are struggling with identity and a changing lifestyle while newly pregnant. Is parenthood and other life transitions causing hardship or a strain on your relationships? 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
Waitlist for new clients
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
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.