Chronic Illness Therapists in Roland Park, MD

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Miriam F. Godfrey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, MSW, PhD
Verified Verified
Roland Park, MD 21210  (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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Janet Moos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Roland Park, MD 21210
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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Jen Hodo-Powell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Roland Park, MD 21210  (Online Only)
I have a collaborative and integrative approach to therapy that builds on each individual's inherent strengths, respecting self-determination, and being mindful of the impact of intersectional identities on mental health. I work to provide affirming and generative care with warmth and humor.
I have a collaborative and integrative approach to therapy that builds on each individual's inherent strengths, respecting self-determination, and being mindful of the impact of intersectional identities on mental health. I work to provide affirming and generative care with warmth and humor.
(410) 807-3445 View (410) 807-3445
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Donald Dolan
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC, CGCS, NCC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Roland Park, MD 21210  (Online Only)
My training and education are integrative and rooted in specific evidence-based practices understanding that each client is unique and requires a tailored approach. I help clients develop strategies to encourage emotional well-being, explore attachment, and break old patterns of behavior that cause impairment in their daily functioning. Each client is expert in their experience and is significant on their path to healing with self-love, and compassion. Counseling is setting a course towards wellness and making choices to live authentically. Wellness is a journey and as a therapist I walk with clients on their path to self-awareness
My training and education are integrative and rooted in specific evidence-based practices understanding that each client is unique and requires a tailored approach. I help clients develop strategies to encourage emotional well-being, explore attachment, and break old patterns of behavior that cause impairment in their daily functioning. Each client is expert in their experience and is significant on their path to healing with self-love, and compassion. Counseling is setting a course towards wellness and making choices to live authentically. Wellness is a journey and as a therapist I walk with clients on their path to self-awareness
(410) 657-5884 View (410) 657-5884
Mary Bresee Seidel
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
Roland Park, MD 21210
The stresses of life occasionally take such a toll on us that we need an experienced professional. I have 30 years as a mental health therapist and specialize in trauma, loss, addiction, depression, anxiety and medical trauma. I also work with individuals suffering from the physical issues that often accompany a series of stressful events. I see adults, couples, and adolescents. I find a unique blend of cognitive/behavioral, psychodynamic, mindfulness, bibliotherapy and expressive techniques for each client. I also provide clients with community supports and resources to supplement our work together when appropriate.
The stresses of life occasionally take such a toll on us that we need an experienced professional. I have 30 years as a mental health therapist and specialize in trauma, loss, addiction, depression, anxiety and medical trauma. I also work with individuals suffering from the physical issues that often accompany a series of stressful events. I see adults, couples, and adolescents. I find a unique blend of cognitive/behavioral, psychodynamic, mindfulness, bibliotherapy and expressive techniques for each client. I also provide clients with community supports and resources to supplement our work together when appropriate.
(410) 701-0916 View (410) 701-0916
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Julie Harris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Roland Park, MD 21210  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stressed out, depressed, anxious or irritable? Having difficulty at work, school or in your relationships? Feeling "stuck" in your life? Are you your own worst critic? Are you searching for a compassionate and experienced therapist to empower you to change the way you look at things and support your personal growth? My intention as a therapist is to create a friendly, non-judgmental space that facilitates healing and growth by accessing your natural inner wisdom and strengths.
Are you feeling stressed out, depressed, anxious or irritable? Having difficulty at work, school or in your relationships? Feeling "stuck" in your life? Are you your own worst critic? Are you searching for a compassionate and experienced therapist to empower you to change the way you look at things and support your personal growth? My intention as a therapist is to create a friendly, non-judgmental space that facilitates healing and growth by accessing your natural inner wisdom and strengths.
(667) 206-3030 View (667) 206-3030
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Allison Banbury
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Roland Park, MD 21210
In my 25 years as a therapist I've successfully treated clients navigating life's inevitable transitions (graduation, relocation, marriage, divorce, career change, a break-up, major decisions, etc.), as well as those experiencing various forms of anxiety. I have lived experience with blended families and understand the complexities of parenting, partnering, and growing up within that framework. I work first to understand each person's unique set of circumstances, and then to identify strengths on which we can build to help clients lead happier, more joy-filled lives. Life is far too precious and short to lead a "meh" existence.
In my 25 years as a therapist I've successfully treated clients navigating life's inevitable transitions (graduation, relocation, marriage, divorce, career change, a break-up, major decisions, etc.), as well as those experiencing various forms of anxiety. I have lived experience with blended families and understand the complexities of parenting, partnering, and growing up within that framework. I work first to understand each person's unique set of circumstances, and then to identify strengths on which we can build to help clients lead happier, more joy-filled lives. Life is far too precious and short to lead a "meh" existence.
(443) 222-1873 View (443) 222-1873
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Hannah H Boes
Psychologist, PsyD, MEd
Verified Verified
Roland Park, MD 21210  (Online Only)
I am a relationship, sex, and trauma specialist with a passion for helping individuals and partnered adults find deeper joy in the (sometimes maddening) realities of relationships, intimacy, and life. I particularly enjoy working with folks who are navigating blended families, ADHD and other mental health diagnoses, identity concerns, sexual well-being, non-monogamy, the aftermath of trauma, and the journey to and of parenthood.
I am a relationship, sex, and trauma specialist with a passion for helping individuals and partnered adults find deeper joy in the (sometimes maddening) realities of relationships, intimacy, and life. I particularly enjoy working with folks who are navigating blended families, ADHD and other mental health diagnoses, identity concerns, sexual well-being, non-monogamy, the aftermath of trauma, and the journey to and of parenthood.
(410) 538-1360 View (410) 538-1360
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Tamara Van Newkirk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Roland Park, MD 21210
Not accepting new clients
We all have our struggles and experience the pain and hardships that are a part of life. You may be experiencing anxiety, depression, grief or a reaction to a traumatic event or perhaps you are simply hoping to feel happier, more connected and more present in your life. Psychotherapy can help you create a meaningful life by enhancing coping skills, clarifying values and purpose, increasing your ability to handle difficult thoughts and emotions and cultivating wisdom, insight and self-compassion.
We all have our struggles and experience the pain and hardships that are a part of life. You may be experiencing anxiety, depression, grief or a reaction to a traumatic event or perhaps you are simply hoping to feel happier, more connected and more present in your life. Psychotherapy can help you create a meaningful life by enhancing coping skills, clarifying values and purpose, increasing your ability to handle difficult thoughts and emotions and cultivating wisdom, insight and self-compassion.
(410) 656-6085 View (410) 656-6085
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Merrilee Peske
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Roland Park, MD 21210
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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Ariel Nickie
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Roland Park, MD 21210
Not accepting new clients
As a Diplomat with the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) I primarily use this approach. Similarly, I believe in the power of mindfulness and use this to bolster my CBT practice. I emphasize acceptance of emotions, not judging emotional experiences as being "bad," "good," "wrong," or "right." My underlying treatment goal is to work together in identifying thoughts, beliefs, and actions, to develop a greater awareness and to promote more intentional living. In addition, I incorporate a holistic approach also encouraging overall healthy living.
As a Diplomat with the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) I primarily use this approach. Similarly, I believe in the power of mindfulness and use this to bolster my CBT practice. I emphasize acceptance of emotions, not judging emotional experiences as being "bad," "good," "wrong," or "right." My underlying treatment goal is to work together in identifying thoughts, beliefs, and actions, to develop a greater awareness and to promote more intentional living. In addition, I incorporate a holistic approach also encouraging overall healthy living.
(443) 501-2179 View (443) 501-2179
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Julie Murphy
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Roland Park, MD 21210
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

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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 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
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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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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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Nerd Somatics @Cardinal Catalysts
MSW, SEP
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21217
I'm an artist, game designer, educator, and all around nerd. My practice focuses on students, helping/health professionals, and artists/creatives. Together we build resources around safety, joy, and ease to support the work.
I'm an artist, game designer, educator, and all around nerd. My practice focuses on students, helping/health professionals, and artists/creatives. Together we build resources around safety, joy, and ease to support the work.
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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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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.