Chronic Illness Therapists in Pikesville, MD

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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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
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Jess M Gorelick
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
Pikesville, MD 21208  (Online Only)
Let me help you tell your story. Nietzsche famously said, "To live is to suffer; to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering." I believe that we spend our lives looking for answers and meaning in life, and my passion is helping others untangle their darkest fears, their deepest worries, and emerge feeling both freer and more in control of their lives. I will walk beside you in the darkness--not leading, but guiding with a gentle hand as you move toward a brighter future.
Let me help you tell your story. Nietzsche famously said, "To live is to suffer; to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering." I believe that we spend our lives looking for answers and meaning in life, and my passion is helping others untangle their darkest fears, their deepest worries, and emerge feeling both freer and more in control of their lives. I will walk beside you in the darkness--not leading, but guiding with a gentle hand as you move toward a brighter future.
(410) 348-7183 View (410) 348-7183
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Samuel Katz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Pikesville, MD 21208
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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Gabriel Newman
Psychologist, PhD, CNutr, BCIA, ABDA
Verified Verified
Pikesville, MD 21208
Not all therapists are able to support you fully when medical or other conditions have caused cognitive decline. This is my specialty. Having worked closely with neurologists, radiologists and many other medical specialties, I can offer you neuropsyc or psych evaluations and brain maps that shed light on problems, and create a treatment plan that really makes a difference. We've helped folks with brain injury or general concerns for cognition, restore memory and attention skills, get to better thinking and reasoning, and enhanced joy in life. I go beyond the limits where others stopped, because rehabilitating brains is my passion.
Not all therapists are able to support you fully when medical or other conditions have caused cognitive decline. This is my specialty. Having worked closely with neurologists, radiologists and many other medical specialties, I can offer you neuropsyc or psych evaluations and brain maps that shed light on problems, and create a treatment plan that really makes a difference. We've helped folks with brain injury or general concerns for cognition, restore memory and attention skills, get to better thinking and reasoning, and enhanced joy in life. I go beyond the limits where others stopped, because rehabilitating brains is my passion.
(410) 346-5664 View (410) 346-5664
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Karin S. Walsh
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Pikesville, MD 21208
I specialize in helping children whose parents/guardians have concerns about their learning and functioning in school and other settings, which may include concerns about attention, learning and memory, executive skills such as planning, organization, and time management, reading, mathematics, writing, or any number of other concerns.
I specialize in helping children whose parents/guardians have concerns about their learning and functioning in school and other settings, which may include concerns about attention, learning and memory, executive skills such as planning, organization, and time management, reading, mathematics, writing, or any number of other concerns.
(443) 870-4621 View (443) 870-4621
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Laurene Marie Blake
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, EdD
Verified Verified
Pikesville, MD 21208  (Online Only)
I am an experienced licensed clinical social worker with exceptional clinical skills and compassion in providing counseling for anxiety, depression, PSTD, grief counseling, caregiver support, life challenges, and stress management. I will assist you in gaining insight on how to manage life challenges through Talk and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and developing coping techniques. Serving teens and adults.
I am an experienced licensed clinical social worker with exceptional clinical skills and compassion in providing counseling for anxiety, depression, PSTD, grief counseling, caregiver support, life challenges, and stress management. I will assist you in gaining insight on how to manage life challenges through Talk and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and developing coping techniques. Serving teens and adults.
(410) 770-2814 View (410) 770-2814
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Sheryl Lerner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Pikesville, MD 21208  (Online Only)
Aging with grace is not always an easy task. There are decisions to be made about retirement, finances, where to live, accessibility, health and family. There are losses of people we love. Our health declines naturally with age and there can be chronic illnesses to cope with. People who are aging may need support in adjusting to changes in physical and mental health if it appears to be interfering with daily life.
Aging with grace is not always an easy task. There are decisions to be made about retirement, finances, where to live, accessibility, health and family. There are losses of people we love. Our health declines naturally with age and there can be chronic illnesses to cope with. People who are aging may need support in adjusting to changes in physical and mental health if it appears to be interfering with daily life.
(561) 823-1937 View (561) 823-1937
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Peggy Lee Kolodny
Art Therapist, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT
Verified Verified
Pikesville, MD 21208
Waitlist for new clients
I have been an art psychotherapist since 1982. I currently work with adolescents and adults, using a trauma informed integrated approach for the impact of developmental trauma with its comorbidity, dissociation, and attachment issues. Art gives voice to what is stored implicitly within sensory somatic means. My client and I foster the relational benefit of the compassionate therapeutic alliance using the power of the creative process with a strength based focus. Our collaborative goal is to resolve the impact of the past; building resiliency, internal wisdom, and self compassion. I am an approved art therapy Supervisor in Maryland.
I have been an art psychotherapist since 1982. I currently work with adolescents and adults, using a trauma informed integrated approach for the impact of developmental trauma with its comorbidity, dissociation, and attachment issues. Art gives voice to what is stored implicitly within sensory somatic means. My client and I foster the relational benefit of the compassionate therapeutic alliance using the power of the creative process with a strength based focus. Our collaborative goal is to resolve the impact of the past; building resiliency, internal wisdom, and self compassion. I am an approved art therapy Supervisor in Maryland.
(410) 469-6638 View (410) 469-6638
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Sara Ruiz
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pikesville, MD 21208
Is your family struggling right now? Is your child having issues in school? Are you feeling hopeless or helpless? Have you undergone a traumatic event you have not been able to talk about or work through? I understand these things can be difficult and therapy is something that could assist you in moving forward in your life. I believe that reaching out to a therapist is a great place to start and I would appreciate the opportunity to be that person.
Is your family struggling right now? Is your child having issues in school? Are you feeling hopeless or helpless? Have you undergone a traumatic event you have not been able to talk about or work through? I understand these things can be difficult and therapy is something that could assist you in moving forward in your life. I believe that reaching out to a therapist is a great place to start and I would appreciate the opportunity to be that person.
(410) 927-6136 View (410) 927-6136
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Jamie R Geller
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Pikesville, MD 21208  (Online Only)
"Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom."--Aristotle. I believe that becoming self-aware and self-accepting is the path to positive change and fulfillment. If you are feeling stuck, scared, or depressed in any area of your life, if you find yourself repeating toxic patterns in your relationships, or are being taken advantage of at work, I will teach you effective short-term coping skills, while we simultaneously develop the insight needed to make the long-lasting changes that will make you happier and healthier. I also offer expertise in EAP issues and practice clinical supervision. PLEASE EMAIL TO MAKE INTIAL CONTACT!
"Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom."--Aristotle. I believe that becoming self-aware and self-accepting is the path to positive change and fulfillment. If you are feeling stuck, scared, or depressed in any area of your life, if you find yourself repeating toxic patterns in your relationships, or are being taken advantage of at work, I will teach you effective short-term coping skills, while we simultaneously develop the insight needed to make the long-lasting changes that will make you happier and healthier. I also offer expertise in EAP issues and practice clinical supervision. PLEASE EMAIL TO MAKE INTIAL CONTACT!
(443) 352-0931 View (443) 352-0931
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Beth Katz, LCSW/C, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Pikesville, MD 21208  (Online Only)
My ideal client is someone who is finished with doing the same things over-and-over and expecting different results. My clients are ready and committed to change. I am a hands-on therapist who has seen and experienced a lot in life. These experiences allow me to speak from a voice of understanding and empathy. For best results, my clients should be willing to share, listen and do the homework necessary to achieve the results desired. I also welcome those clients who would like a therapist who is just willing to listen & lend an ear.
My ideal client is someone who is finished with doing the same things over-and-over and expecting different results. My clients are ready and committed to change. I am a hands-on therapist who has seen and experienced a lot in life. These experiences allow me to speak from a voice of understanding and empathy. For best results, my clients should be willing to share, listen and do the homework necessary to achieve the results desired. I also welcome those clients who would like a therapist who is just willing to listen & lend an ear.
(410) 983-3097 View (410) 983-3097
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The Therapy Collective
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWC, LCADC
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Pikesville, MD 21208
As of May 2024, We are accepting new patients! The Therapy Collective is a group of clinicians that have a wide variety of experience and see people of all ages. We offer sessions via tele-health and in person (Owings Mills) and accept a variety of insurances. Please check out our website to visit our team: www.thetherapycollectivemd.com
As of May 2024, We are accepting new patients! The Therapy Collective is a group of clinicians that have a wide variety of experience and see people of all ages. We offer sessions via tele-health and in person (Owings Mills) and accept a variety of insurances. Please check out our website to visit our team: www.thetherapycollectivemd.com
(443) 227-4076 View (443) 227-4076
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Laura Wakeman (Malone)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Pikesville, MD 21208  (Online Only)
It is important for an individual to be free from the fear that does not allow one to reach a place of understanding and self-acceptance. Whether it is struggling with a past trauma, loneliness, anxiety, anger, fear of not being accepted, feelings of being “too much” or “not enough”, I practice from a place of compassion and non-judgement. When a client expresses, they are ready for a change, I will “meet them where they are at” in the therapeutic process. I enjoy working with diverse populations, at any stage in life, including individuals who identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community.
It is important for an individual to be free from the fear that does not allow one to reach a place of understanding and self-acceptance. Whether it is struggling with a past trauma, loneliness, anxiety, anger, fear of not being accepted, feelings of being “too much” or “not enough”, I practice from a place of compassion and non-judgement. When a client expresses, they are ready for a change, I will “meet them where they are at” in the therapeutic process. I enjoy working with diverse populations, at any stage in life, including individuals who identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community.
(410) 431-1976 View (410) 431-1976
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Anat Dubin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Pikesville, MD 21208
Offering therapy that is insight oriented as a first step to healing. A structure of non-judgement, consistency, and strong client-therapist relationship are important pieces. This relationship is used as a tool to help make sense of and improve various emotions, thoughts, behaviors and patterns that may have become disruptive or problematic. Through guided exploration, the goal is to understand how they influence the way in which we experience ourself in the world.
Offering therapy that is insight oriented as a first step to healing. A structure of non-judgement, consistency, and strong client-therapist relationship are important pieces. This relationship is used as a tool to help make sense of and improve various emotions, thoughts, behaviors and patterns that may have become disruptive or problematic. Through guided exploration, the goal is to understand how they influence the way in which we experience ourself in the world.
(443) 244-2292 View (443) 244-2292
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Jenna Adler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Pikesville, MD 21208  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Maybe you seek to outgrow patterns that no longer serve you. Maybe you struggle with self-doubt, low self-esteem, or trouble setting boundaries. That's okay. We all face challenges and have things we'd like to change. My compassionate approach meets clients where they are and provides a safe space for self-discovery, healing, and growth. My experience includes working with complex trauma, attachment-based issues, and interpersonal challenges such as codependency, low self-esteem, and relationship/family issues. These can often manifest as anxiety, depression, substance use disorders, and more.
Maybe you seek to outgrow patterns that no longer serve you. Maybe you struggle with self-doubt, low self-esteem, or trouble setting boundaries. That's okay. We all face challenges and have things we'd like to change. My compassionate approach meets clients where they are and provides a safe space for self-discovery, healing, and growth. My experience includes working with complex trauma, attachment-based issues, and interpersonal challenges such as codependency, low self-esteem, and relationship/family issues. These can often manifest as anxiety, depression, substance use disorders, and more.
(443) 232-1768 View (443) 232-1768
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Sara Kuperman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pikesville, MD 21208
“The most important step a person can take. It’s not the first one, is it? It’s the next one. Always the next step.” – Brandon Sanderson. There's no question that first step can be a difficult one, and by looking at my profile you're already taking it, but the first step won't get your far unless you take the next one. Many of us are ready for the next step, but find ourselves with obstacles, either inside or outside of ourselves, that get in the way. Whatever your struggles or the path behind you, if you're ready to find the route ahead and put one foot in front of the other, I'm ready to support you along the way.
“The most important step a person can take. It’s not the first one, is it? It’s the next one. Always the next step.” – Brandon Sanderson. There's no question that first step can be a difficult one, and by looking at my profile you're already taking it, but the first step won't get your far unless you take the next one. Many of us are ready for the next step, but find ourselves with obstacles, either inside or outside of ourselves, that get in the way. Whatever your struggles or the path behind you, if you're ready to find the route ahead and put one foot in front of the other, I'm ready to support you along the way.
(410) 429-1030 View (410) 429-1030
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Rochelle Ziman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Pikesville, MD 21208
Finding a good therapist is like shopping for a good pair of shoes. Why, you might ask. It’s all about the fit. You usually choose shoes that are most comfortable and suit you best. Whether you may have gone to a therapist before or have never been – whether you had awful experiences in the past or none at all. Successful therapy is about finding the right fit; about finding a relationship where you have a safe space to bring any and all of your feelings and challenges.
Finding a good therapist is like shopping for a good pair of shoes. Why, you might ask. It’s all about the fit. You usually choose shoes that are most comfortable and suit you best. Whether you may have gone to a therapist before or have never been – whether you had awful experiences in the past or none at all. Successful therapy is about finding the right fit; about finding a relationship where you have a safe space to bring any and all of your feelings and challenges.
(410) 498-5702 View (410) 498-5702
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Nancy Ruth Goldblatt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Pikesville, MD 21208  (Online Only)
Have you been carrying too many burdens for too long? Do you feel like Sisyphus, pushing a boulder up a mountain, and just when you are close to the top you lose momentum and slide back down and have to start again? Do you wonder why?
Have you been carrying too many burdens for too long? Do you feel like Sisyphus, pushing a boulder up a mountain, and just when you are close to the top you lose momentum and slide back down and have to start again? Do you wonder why?
(410) 709-6874 View (410) 709-6874
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Joanne Epstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pikesville, MD 21208
I am an exceptional listener, mentor and guide who works with people dealing with depression, mood disorders, anxiety, and addiction. My practice is patient-centered: I am trained in a number of treatment modalities, but they can only be effective if an honest, trusting relationship is forged between me and my patient. Creating that relationship cannot be one-sided; it must be collaborative. My first order of business when meeting a new client is to begin developing trust on both sides. I ask questions. I listen. I offer honest feedback. I keep my mind and heart open.
I am an exceptional listener, mentor and guide who works with people dealing with depression, mood disorders, anxiety, and addiction. My practice is patient-centered: I am trained in a number of treatment modalities, but they can only be effective if an honest, trusting relationship is forged between me and my patient. Creating that relationship cannot be one-sided; it must be collaborative. My first order of business when meeting a new client is to begin developing trust on both sides. I ask questions. I listen. I offer honest feedback. I keep my mind and heart open.
(410) 919-4955 View (410) 919-4955
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.