Chronic Illness Therapists in Kew Gardens, NY

Alice Garfinkel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PLLC
Verified Verified
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
I work in addictions, chronic illness, mood disorders, stress, grief, relationship issues, workplace problems, transgender to name a few.
It is important to have physical and mental well-being.Therapy is a process of self discovery and healing. I believe in the process and help people understand that we do it together. It takes time to work on one's issues but I believe in the process of growth and positive change. I help people recognize that you have to love oneself , feel you deserve to be happier and do the work to make that happen.I believe that people are survivors and can overcome obstacles. I look up insurance benefits for patients and do all billing to lessen patient worry over this. I provide telehealth therapy for those who work from home or are disabled
I work in addictions, chronic illness, mood disorders, stress, grief, relationship issues, workplace problems, transgender to name a few.
It is important to have physical and mental well-being.Therapy is a process of self discovery and healing. I believe in the process and help people understand that we do it together. It takes time to work on one's issues but I believe in the process of growth and positive change. I help people recognize that you have to love oneself , feel you deserve to be happier and do the work to make that happen.I believe that people are survivors and can overcome obstacles. I look up insurance benefits for patients and do all billing to lessen patient worry over this. I provide telehealth therapy for those who work from home or are disabled
(917) 688-2326 View (917) 688-2326
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Wana Ulysse
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
Kew Gardens, NY 11415  (Online Only)
Creating Connections is a culturally sensitive practice and our therapists are passionate about helping to foster the healing process of those in need. Wana Ulysse, is a Licensed Master Social Worker in the state of New York. She graduated from Adelphi University, and has over 15 years of experience working with children and families. Her specialties include working with adolescents, family counseling, anxiety, depression, PTSD, life changes (divorce, break ups, etc..), career changes and chronic illness. Wana is bilingual in Haitian Creole. She will always provide a safe and nonjudgmental space for you to express yourself.
Creating Connections is a culturally sensitive practice and our therapists are passionate about helping to foster the healing process of those in need. Wana Ulysse, is a Licensed Master Social Worker in the state of New York. She graduated from Adelphi University, and has over 15 years of experience working with children and families. Her specialties include working with adolescents, family counseling, anxiety, depression, PTSD, life changes (divorce, break ups, etc..), career changes and chronic illness. Wana is bilingual in Haitian Creole. She will always provide a safe and nonjudgmental space for you to express yourself.
(347) 514-8780 View (347) 514-8780
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Alicia Gomera
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
I, Alicia Gomera, LMHC am currently accepting clients for myself. At Thriving Mental Health Counseling PLLC you will also find individual, couples, and family counselors who are compassionate, empathetic, and trained. We work to understand each individual's experience, and then teach the appropriate coping skills addressing the reported challenges. We will assist you with processing past and current trauma, help you gain insight on your behavior patterns, teach you evidence based coping skills for your emotional stability. We enjoy empowering each individual with the information, insight, and tools needed to thrive in life.
I, Alicia Gomera, LMHC am currently accepting clients for myself. At Thriving Mental Health Counseling PLLC you will also find individual, couples, and family counselors who are compassionate, empathetic, and trained. We work to understand each individual's experience, and then teach the appropriate coping skills addressing the reported challenges. We will assist you with processing past and current trauma, help you gain insight on your behavior patterns, teach you evidence based coping skills for your emotional stability. We enjoy empowering each individual with the information, insight, and tools needed to thrive in life.
(347) 997-1869 View (347) 997-1869
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Konata Stallings
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Kew Gardens, NY 11415  (Online Only)
I approach therapy with warmth & authenticity & know that it that can be a powerful force for change and healing. One of my goals is to craft an inviting environment that feels safe and non-judgmental. Collaboratively, we will identify your goals and work towards positive change. I have been working in the MH field since 2008 & have had the privilege of working with multicultural patients coping with various type of difficulties. Some of my areas of expertise include anxiety, grief & loss, performers/actors/dancers, high functioning autistic spectrum, LGBTQ folks, couples/families, industrial consultation & supervision of others.
I approach therapy with warmth & authenticity & know that it that can be a powerful force for change and healing. One of my goals is to craft an inviting environment that feels safe and non-judgmental. Collaboratively, we will identify your goals and work towards positive change. I have been working in the MH field since 2008 & have had the privilege of working with multicultural patients coping with various type of difficulties. Some of my areas of expertise include anxiety, grief & loss, performers/actors/dancers, high functioning autistic spectrum, LGBTQ folks, couples/families, industrial consultation & supervision of others.
(646) 798-1762 View (646) 798-1762
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Inga Goldstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
Optimal mental health is essential for overall Wellness. My approach is integrative and wholistic. I use evidence based treatment models to address specific challenges and struggles. I will help you identify obstacles that are holding you back from being your best self. You really do deserve to be happy, and I would love to guide you on your journey. My focus is on getting you feeling better quickly. Therapy does not need to take years and years -AND... can even be fun:) I am warm and easy to talk to, so why not take the first step and reach out to me. You won't regret it.
Optimal mental health is essential for overall Wellness. My approach is integrative and wholistic. I use evidence based treatment models to address specific challenges and struggles. I will help you identify obstacles that are holding you back from being your best self. You really do deserve to be happy, and I would love to guide you on your journey. My focus is on getting you feeling better quickly. Therapy does not need to take years and years -AND... can even be fun:) I am warm and easy to talk to, so why not take the first step and reach out to me. You won't regret it.
(347) 269-2702 View (347) 269-2702
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Johnna Butler
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Kew Gardens, NY 11415  (Online Only)
Thank you for your interest in my practice and for visiting my profile. My work is dedicated to helping individuals and couples improve communication, manage interpersonal conflict effectively and achieve the relationships they desire, both personally and professionally. I can also assist you in working through feelings of sadness, worry, loneliness, or lack of motivation, giving you the tools and coping skills you need to persevere.
Thank you for your interest in my practice and for visiting my profile. My work is dedicated to helping individuals and couples improve communication, manage interpersonal conflict effectively and achieve the relationships they desire, both personally and professionally. I can also assist you in working through feelings of sadness, worry, loneliness, or lack of motivation, giving you the tools and coping skills you need to persevere.
(646) 927-1881 View (646) 927-1881
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Dr. Marisol Valencia-Payne
Psychologist, Psy D, M A
Verified Verified
Kew Gardens, NY 11415  (Online Only)
Reaching out is often the toughest step and it is very important (and can be rewarding) to find the right fit! Each individual has their own unique story and experiences and therefore deserving of an individualized approach to therapy. The therapeutic relationship should foster one's personal journey to self exploration and growth. My goal is to help you find your best fit and support you in your personal growth, healing, and self-empowering journey. My approach is often described as supportive, warm, empowering, challenging (when you need it), and humorous.
Reaching out is often the toughest step and it is very important (and can be rewarding) to find the right fit! Each individual has their own unique story and experiences and therefore deserving of an individualized approach to therapy. The therapeutic relationship should foster one's personal journey to self exploration and growth. My goal is to help you find your best fit and support you in your personal growth, healing, and self-empowering journey. My approach is often described as supportive, warm, empowering, challenging (when you need it), and humorous.
(585) 541-3285 View (585) 541-3285
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Laura Hermann Gonzalez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CASAC, SIFI
Verified Verified
Kew Gardens, NY 11415  (Online Only)
My experience includes 25 years of working in the field of social service and over 10 years working as a therapist. I have worked with people of many different backgrounds, identities, ages, and experiences and I highly value time with those who identify as LGBTQIA2S+. I provide therapy through a lens of antiracism, intersectionality, and feminism.
My experience includes 25 years of working in the field of social service and over 10 years working as a therapist. I have worked with people of many different backgrounds, identities, ages, and experiences and I highly value time with those who identify as LGBTQIA2S+. I provide therapy through a lens of antiracism, intersectionality, and feminism.
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Dafna Gutkind
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Kew Gardens, NY 11415  (Online Only)
Are you feeling sad? Overwhelmed? Stuck? Navigating the ups and downs of life can be challenging and exhausting when you feel lonely and lack support. You may be feeling depressed or dealing with low self esteem. Or are you feeling anxious? An intense desire to be perfect? Racing thoughts about yourself or others? Do you feel stuck in life and triggered in relationships and social interactions? You can be experiencing past trauma or recent traumatic events that can cause you to feel frequently triggered or experience ruminating thoughts. This can make it challenging to regulate your emotions and maintain daily functioning.
Are you feeling sad? Overwhelmed? Stuck? Navigating the ups and downs of life can be challenging and exhausting when you feel lonely and lack support. You may be feeling depressed or dealing with low self esteem. Or are you feeling anxious? An intense desire to be perfect? Racing thoughts about yourself or others? Do you feel stuck in life and triggered in relationships and social interactions? You can be experiencing past trauma or recent traumatic events that can cause you to feel frequently triggered or experience ruminating thoughts. This can make it challenging to regulate your emotions and maintain daily functioning.
(646) 969-3104 View (646) 969-3104

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Penni Waldman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Ridgewood, NY 11385
I'm a clinical/health psychologist, inter-faith minister and hypnotherapist with over 30 years of experience working with infants, toddlers, children, teenagers, couples, geriatrics, family, special needs, cultural issues, food, weight issues, viruses, autoimmune diseases & nutritional needs. Anxiety, depression, grief, chronic illness, cultural stress, career counseling, parenting, men’s issues are just a few of the specialties I work with. Most of us go through life with uncontrolled thoughts allowing our minds to dictate perceptions and meaning to situations we encounter, often in unproductive and/or distressful ways.
I'm a clinical/health psychologist, inter-faith minister and hypnotherapist with over 30 years of experience working with infants, toddlers, children, teenagers, couples, geriatrics, family, special needs, cultural issues, food, weight issues, viruses, autoimmune diseases & nutritional needs. Anxiety, depression, grief, chronic illness, cultural stress, career counseling, parenting, men’s issues are just a few of the specialties I work with. Most of us go through life with uncontrolled thoughts allowing our minds to dictate perceptions and meaning to situations we encounter, often in unproductive and/or distressful ways.
(929) 209-3460 View (929) 209-3460
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Dr. Penni Waldman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Ridgewood, NY 11385
I'm a clinical/health psychologist, inter-faith minister and hypnotherapist with over 30 years of experience working with infants, toddlers, children, teenagers, couples, geriatrics, family, special needs, cultural issues, food, weight issues, viruses, autoimmune diseases & nutritional needs. Anxiety, depression, grief, chronic illness, cultural stress, career counseling, parenting, men’s issues are just a few of the specialties I work with. Most of us go through life with uncontrolled thoughts allowing our minds to dictate perceptions and meaning to situations we encounter, often in unproductive and/or distressful ways.
I'm a clinical/health psychologist, inter-faith minister and hypnotherapist with over 30 years of experience working with infants, toddlers, children, teenagers, couples, geriatrics, family, special needs, cultural issues, food, weight issues, viruses, autoimmune diseases & nutritional needs. Anxiety, depression, grief, chronic illness, cultural stress, career counseling, parenting, men’s issues are just a few of the specialties I work with. Most of us go through life with uncontrolled thoughts allowing our minds to dictate perceptions and meaning to situations we encounter, often in unproductive and/or distressful ways.
(929) 295-5486 View (929) 295-5486
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Judith Sason
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Forest Hills, NY 11375  (Online Only)
I have experience working with clients that struggle with chronic illness, loss, substance use, work and daily life stressors, relationship issues and family conflict.
As a licensed clinical therapist for over 5 years, my goal is to assist my clients in obtaining insight into their daily functioning in order to live a healthy meaningful life. Using evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Grief Counseling, Trauma Informed Care, and Supportive Counseling, I empower my clients to develop healthy coping techniques and skills to manage their mental health.
I have experience working with clients that struggle with chronic illness, loss, substance use, work and daily life stressors, relationship issues and family conflict.
As a licensed clinical therapist for over 5 years, my goal is to assist my clients in obtaining insight into their daily functioning in order to live a healthy meaningful life. Using evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Grief Counseling, Trauma Informed Care, and Supportive Counseling, I empower my clients to develop healthy coping techniques and skills to manage their mental health.
(646) 759-9704 View (646) 759-9704
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Katherine Bourgeois
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Forest Hills, NY 11375  (Online Only)
I am a firm believer that caring for our mental health positively impacts our overall health. I see therapy as a joint venture where our thoughts and life experiences can be processed in a safe, non-judgmental environment to create solutions. Everyone deserves a space to grow, learn (sometimes unlearn), and evolve no matter where they are in life. Being in therapy myself has inspired me to help others on a similar journey.
I am a firm believer that caring for our mental health positively impacts our overall health. I see therapy as a joint venture where our thoughts and life experiences can be processed in a safe, non-judgmental environment to create solutions. Everyone deserves a space to grow, learn (sometimes unlearn), and evolve no matter where they are in life. Being in therapy myself has inspired me to help others on a similar journey.
(917) 473-8869 View (917) 473-8869
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Ronnie Sue Hochberg
Counselor, MS, CRC, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Forest Hills, NY 11375  (Online Only)
SLOW Down Just BREATHE - Make this your first step to effectively manage the challenges that confront you in your day to day life. In therapy, we will work together to confront your problems and improve the quality of your life. I have worked with adults, children, teens, and families with mood disorders, anger management, interpersonal conflicts, trauma, grief, adjustment issues including adjustment to medical conditions (acute and chronic), and employment related concerns.
SLOW Down Just BREATHE - Make this your first step to effectively manage the challenges that confront you in your day to day life. In therapy, we will work together to confront your problems and improve the quality of your life. I have worked with adults, children, teens, and families with mood disorders, anger management, interpersonal conflicts, trauma, grief, adjustment issues including adjustment to medical conditions (acute and chronic), and employment related concerns.
(718) 571-8650 View (718) 571-8650
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Shelly Channan, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Forest Hills, NY 11375  (Online Only)
Being the narrator of your own story is one of the most liberating and empowering experiences in life. Using a holistic approach, I help individuals take back control of their lives, allowing them to live a more purposeful and deliberate existence. While working with my clients, I focus on their strengths allowing them to embrace life beyond their diagnoses.
Being the narrator of your own story is one of the most liberating and empowering experiences in life. Using a holistic approach, I help individuals take back control of their lives, allowing them to live a more purposeful and deliberate existence. While working with my clients, I focus on their strengths allowing them to embrace life beyond their diagnoses.
(347) 679-8966 View (347) 679-8966
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Dana Sperber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Forest Hills, NY 11375
The journey from adolescence to young adulthood can be stressful and overwhelming for both individuals and their families. Between social pressures, academic expectations, and familial relationships, some people can get trapped in a cycle of negative emotions. I work with teenagers, young adults and their families who are struggling through this exciting time full of changes. I have helped individuals and families build strength and resilience in a number of settings, including schools, mental health clinics and as a pediatric social worker in NYC hospital systems.
The journey from adolescence to young adulthood can be stressful and overwhelming for both individuals and their families. Between social pressures, academic expectations, and familial relationships, some people can get trapped in a cycle of negative emotions. I work with teenagers, young adults and their families who are struggling through this exciting time full of changes. I have helped individuals and families build strength and resilience in a number of settings, including schools, mental health clinics and as a pediatric social worker in NYC hospital systems.
(516) 460-9732 View (516) 460-9732
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Ariella Aharon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, OSW-C, ACHP-SW
Verified Verified
Flushing, NY 11367  (Online Only)
While life is filled with joy and meaning, it can also be painful and difficult at times. My focus is to help you understand and work through whatever it is that you are experiencing. I will encourage you to maximize your potential and build a strong sense of self-esteem and self-awareness. This will help you manage whatever hurdles come your way and ultimately live a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
While life is filled with joy and meaning, it can also be painful and difficult at times. My focus is to help you understand and work through whatever it is that you are experiencing. I will encourage you to maximize your potential and build a strong sense of self-esteem and self-awareness. This will help you manage whatever hurdles come your way and ultimately live a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
(718) 550-7491 View (718) 550-7491
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Maria M Abreu
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Forest Hills, NY 11375
I am a licensed and certified counselor in the State of New York offering individualized and tailored care. As a therapist l help people develop "life skills" that can serve them the rest of their lives. It becomes possible for clients to pick and choose changes that result in a more successful life path.
I am a licensed and certified counselor in the State of New York offering individualized and tailored care. As a therapist l help people develop "life skills" that can serve them the rest of their lives. It becomes possible for clients to pick and choose changes that result in a more successful life path.
(929) 335-9465 View (929) 335-9465
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Latino Support LCSW P.C.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, DSW, LCSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Flushing, NY 11355
Latino Support is a well established private practice, delighted to provide mental health services to adults, couples and families in English and Spanish in a holistic and safe environment. Our main goal is to promote social justice, empower and support clients from all diverse populations through individual and family sessions. Together, you could learn to restructure and improve the relationships in your life.
Latino Support is a well established private practice, delighted to provide mental health services to adults, couples and families in English and Spanish in a holistic and safe environment. Our main goal is to promote social justice, empower and support clients from all diverse populations through individual and family sessions. Together, you could learn to restructure and improve the relationships in your life.
(718) 395-4711 View (718) 395-4711
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New Start Psychotherapy
Counselor
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Forest Hills, NY 11375
If you're feeling stuck, overwhelmed, and unsure what to do next, it's time to seek help. Together, we can transform your pain and uncertainty into growth you never thought possible. Discussing issues like loss, grief, emotional pain, and stress with a non-judgmental therapist can help you navigate these challenges in a healthy way while feeling supported. You might initially hesitate to seek help for personal matters, but taking that courageous first step can lead you to a better place and a better version of yourself.
If you're feeling stuck, overwhelmed, and unsure what to do next, it's time to seek help. Together, we can transform your pain and uncertainty into growth you never thought possible. Discussing issues like loss, grief, emotional pain, and stress with a non-judgmental therapist can help you navigate these challenges in a healthy way while feeling supported. You might initially hesitate to seek help for personal matters, but taking that courageous first step can lead you to a better place and a better version of yourself.
(347) 934-6794 View (347) 934-6794

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.