Chronic Illness Therapists in Durham, NC

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Raye Dooley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MPH, MSW, LCSWA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with non-binary, trans, intersex, and LGBQ people ages 21+ around issues of identity discovery. I’m also committed to providing culturally resonant services to LGBTQI people experiencing activism burn-out; addiction; anxiety; career uncertainty; family planning challenges; chronic illness ; depression; life transition; and the impacts of systemic oppression. Additionally. I collaborate with LGBTQI people's communities to help them best support their LGBTQI loved one.
(984) 205-8050
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Durham, NC 27705
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Alysa Calestini
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, MA , LCMHCA, NCC
Verified
Verified
I have a passion for working with college students as well as individuals coping with autoimmune disorders, cancer, chronic illness /pain, and grief.
Hello! It can be really hard to be human- especially in our current world. I commend you for seeking support and I'm glad that you are here. Together, we can explore what has been showing up for you and find a path to greater awareness, meaning, and empowerment. It is my desire to create a safe environment for any and all identities, where you can share your story and experiences, process life transitions, and find support. My approach is compassionate and collaborative. I believe in the power of authentic human connection and a non-judgmental space to allow for you to access growth.
(828) 457-7337
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Durham, NC 27701
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Kate Murphy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA, MSW, RYT 200
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
People of all ages with chronic illness find themselves desperately searching for a way to be comfortable in their bodies and minds. To live a life they actually want, despite all they're coping with and the changes that come along with it. Similarly, many people in their 20s and 30s reach a point where they ask themselves, "Is adulthood (or relationships, or work) this hard for everyone, or is there just something wrong with me?" You're not alone if you've reached the age when you assumed you would have it all figured out, and just aren't happy with who you are. If you're feeling anxious, hopeless, & broken.
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Durham, NC 27705
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Victoria Michelle Welch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I know what it's like to search for a therapist who understands attachment issues, chronic illness and caregiver stress and for ones who can incorporate faith in their practice.
Parenting a child with special needs or an adopted child who has experienced trauma requires extraordinary strength. Care-giving for aging parents presents similar demands that intensify our need for a listening ear and access to resources. If you are in the midst of the tension between managing a child or parent's medical and emotional needs while equipping him/her to independently provide as much self-care as possible, you could use some serious encouragement. The internal conflict that arises as you meet -- and fail to meet -- the parenting/care-giving challenge(s) is an experience not meant to be faced alone.
(919) 897-7508
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Durham, NC 27712
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Megan Peedin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCAS-A
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Therapy is not one size fits all. That is why it is so important to find a therapist that meets YOUR needs. Are you or someone you are caring for battling a chronic illness or chronic pain? Are you struggling to find a "new normal" after the death of a loved one? Perhaps conflict with family, friends, or at work has left you feeling burned out, overwhelmed, anxious or stressed. Maybe you have recently experienced an upsetting or traumatic event. Have friends/ family voiced worry and concern regarding increased substance use? You have come to the right place & I am here to help you decrease distress and increase enjoyment.
(919) 343-0424
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Durham, NC 27701
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Anderson Psychotherapy, PLLC
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, NCC, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Grief, trauma and systemic oppression have increasingly become visible and universal experiences affecting individuals, couples, families and communities. I began my career working with the survivors of intimate partner violence and individuals/families grappling with cancer and death. These experiences have informed my practice working with individuals, couples and families dealing with loss, grief, trauma, anxiety/depression, major life changes, chronic illness , abuse and relational distress.
(919) 823-6654
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Durham, NC 27701
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Ashley J. Britton
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I integrate sociocultural factors impacting chronic illness , health behaviors, & psychological functioning.
I'm a licensed clinical health psychologist specializing in working with medically-complex patients struggling with mental health problems related to and separate from various traumas, pre-/post-surgery, new medical diagnoses or treatment (cancer, chemo, amputation), complex medical course, displacement, &/or prolonged hospitalization. I conduct psychological (ADHD/LD/adoption) and pre-surgical evaluations (bariatric, transplant, chronic pain). I specialize in anxiety/mood, insomnia, adjustment/stress, acute trauma, health behavior change, bariatric weight loss, chronic pain, smoking cessation & relapse prevention.
(252) 254-2472
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Durham, NC 27701
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Azleena Salleh Azhar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you trapped in a relationship with a narcissistic partner and divorce is not an option? Or are you facing major life transitions, like coping with chronic illness , grief, and loss? Or do you have a child or teen who is constantly struggling at home and at school? You are taking the right step by getting help! It took a lot of courage to overcome the stigma and reach this point. You don't have to walk alone. By tackling the issues together we can overcome the barriers of honor and shame.
(919) 298-8107
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Durham, NC 27707
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Nancy K Holliman
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, NCC, LCMHC, CEDS
Verified
Verified
Personal issues such as anxiety, difficulties with food, a new medical diagnosis, depression, or dealing with a chronic illness or condition may be making you feel like life is one big struggle. Whether you have these sorts of problems or other concerns that are making your life hard or even unbearable, change is always possible if you are willing to work and you have the support you need. I offer that support. I have 4 years of experience serving adolescents and adults with eating disorders, anxiety, personality disorders, depression, trauma, PTSD, and mood disorders. I would be honored to work with you around whatever difficulties you may be facing. Together we will discover new perspectives and skills that will enable you to develop deeper awareness so that you can handle whatever life brings you and thrive.
(984) 205-4658
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Durham, NC 27701
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Elizabeth Ross
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I enjoy working collaboratively with adult clients to improve interpersonal relationships, identify strengths, and move toward a sense of wholeness. I am passionate about working with clients who are experiencing grief and loss, anxiety, depression, chronic illness , relationship issues and have a history of trauma. I adopt an anti-racist and LGBTQ affirming approach and recognize the ways in which ones identity development is impacted by systemic oppression.
(919) 213-0225
Durham, NC 27707
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Becca Leifer
Counselor, LCMHCA
Verified
Verified
My name is Becca Leifer (she/her/hers) and I am passionate about helping folx find coping strategies that will enable them to better navigate the bumps in the road, that are a natural part of life, so that they can find more ease, joy, and comfort in moving through the world. I specialize in working with clients seeking support for depression, anxiety, PTSD, complex trauma, ADHD, ASD, and those navigating chronic illness . I am a sex-positive, kink-affirming therapist, and have experience working with people in Ethical Non-Monogamous relationships.
(919) 900-6041
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Durham, NC 27707
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Sacred Listener
Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified
Verified
I also have experience as a hospital chaplain and am honored to help those dealing with chronic illness , grief, and loss.
Are you a generally healthy person, looking for guidance in how to live your life in the healthiest and happiest way? Whether your challenges are in the realm of finances, relationships, work satisfaction, anxiety, or depression, transpersonal counseling can help you! If you are looking for a therapist that can include your spiritual beliefs and include those in your treatment, and if you enjoy varied approaches to mental health and happiness such as art, yoga, and meditation, I might be the therapist for you!
(919) 335-6734
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Durham, NC 27707
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Denise S Dawson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS
Verified
Verified
*ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS* I am a licensed therapist and certified health coach. I've had the fortunate opportunity of working with many different types of people throughout my career. Working on social work and public health research projects helped me realize I enjoy working with patients who struggle with mental health and chronic disease diagnoses. I obtained my Master's in Social Work degree from East Carolina University in 2011 and began practicing psychotherapy. Taking the first step toward treatment isn't easy. But since you are already here, take the second step to schedule an appointment...you'll be glad you did!
(919) 551-3412
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Durham, NC 27713
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Samantha Boyce
Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified
Verified
My clients reach out because they need support during a time of transition, are struggling with anxiety or depression, or want to address past traumas. I work with teens, adults and kids to help them cope with stress and respond to suffering. My clients report relief at being able to express themselves freely and feel seen. They enjoy the opportunity to use creative arts in the therapy space, especially as the arts are uniquely positioned to respond to trauma. No art experience is necessary to benefit from expressive arts therapy. If you're open, and if you've ever used a crayon or listened to music, that's all you need.
(919) 328-2290
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Durham, NC 27705
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Jennifer C Franklin
Psychologist, PhD, MACP
Verified
Verified
I work best with adult individuals and couples who wish to address any of the following: anxiety; mind-body issues like IBS, chronic pain, back pain, etc; stress and trauma; relationship difficulties, life transitions, cultural differences, or spiritual issues; and depression. Therapy is individualized, determined by each client's personal needs, interests, and goals. My aim is to support and guide each person through his or her own unique journey towards greater health, wellness, wholeness, peace, satisfaction, and fulfillment. My work is guided by a holistic, mindfulness-based approach, resulting in gradual yet sustainable change.
(310) 421-2756
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Durham, NC 27705
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Afua Nkansaa Osei
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe we all have an innate wisdom and strength to grow from life's challenges and heal from painful experiences. The key lies in learning from our experiences, both past and present, and letting that acquired knowledge guide our futures. Therapy is your journey. It's my honor and privilege, as your therapist, to walk alongside you and help you process your story- creating room for insight, forgiveness, healing, and growth. I specialize in helping people build healthy relationships, overcome trauma, live well with chronic illnesses, and move through life transitions.
(984) 205-6426
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Durham, NC 27707
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Anna E Craig
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
As a clinical psychologist with a background in child development, I conduct diagnostic testing and practice evidence-based psychotherapy using a compassionate, developmentally-informed, and person-centered approach. I work with individuals ranging in age from early childhood through young adulthood, with specific expertise in evaluation and therapy for individuals with physical illness.
(984) 205-5806
Durham, NC 27705
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Andrea Miesmer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you overwhelmed with anxiety, have fear about significant life changes, or struggle in relationships or socially? I can assist you with gaining confidence in connecting with yourself and others, discovering more ease in decision making and with exploring life's possibilities. My counseling focuses on guiding you through the process of re-working your brain's negative feedback loops to ultimately reshape your life. The goal of my work is for you to feel relief and confidence in your resilience.
(919) 705-0948
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Durham, NC 27713
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Nelly Amariglio
Psychologist, PhD, HSP-P
Verified
Verified
My passion centers on the ways in which early relationships, life experiences and cultural contexts shape our worldviews and impact our choices, coping and performance. I also focus on the interplay between the mind and the physical body, and the ways we can use this connection to increase well-being and overall functioning. Over the past 15 years I have worked in various academic medical institutions and hospitals (UCLA, CHLA), using research-based interventions to guide individuals (children, youth and adults), couples and families in working towards agency, personal growth, positive change, insight, and adaptation to life events.
(984) 369-9078
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Durham, NC 27705
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Joy E Close
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Seeking therapy is an important decision and it is important that you feel comfortable so that you can do the work necessary to help improve your life. Everyone goes through challenges and there is nothing wrong with seeking out extra support when you need it. My goal is to help you attain a better understanding of yourself, to help you develop new skills, improve your coping, and to find resolution for the issues you are facing. My approach is collaborative and I work hard to create a safe space where people feel valued, heard and empowered. I offer a free 15-minute consultation appointment if you would like to meet.
(919) 355-9451
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Durham, NC 27709
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What type of Durham mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist or psychologist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.

How to find a therapist or counselor in Durham?
When looking to find a therapist, start by considering training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

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