Chronic Illness Therapists in Long Island City, NY

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Nikki Kleitzel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Long Island City, NY 11101  (Online Only)
Welcome to my page! I am a 2nd generation therapist who works with adult professionals of all ages who may be struggling with anxiety, depression, transitional issues, and relationship/family issues. I also have extensive experience working with adults suffering from acute and chronic illness, as well as helping individuals navigate death and process grief/bereavement.
Welcome to my page! I am a 2nd generation therapist who works with adult professionals of all ages who may be struggling with anxiety, depression, transitional issues, and relationship/family issues. I also have extensive experience working with adults suffering from acute and chronic illness, as well as helping individuals navigate death and process grief/bereavement.
(718) 550-4601 View (718) 550-4601
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Jamie Klein
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Long Island City, NY 11103  (Online Only)
I have a rich background in working with people with chronic illness as well as trauma and anxiety.
I believe that everybody has the ability to make changes to their life. I primarily work with people who struggle with chronic illness as well as anxiety and trauma. I find that when struggling with something like chronic illness there is often an impact on ones mental health. It may impact relationships, work, self-esteem, body-image, and much more. You may need support in how to address issues with your medical team or how to ask for support from loved ones. Whether you are newly diagnosed or have had your illness for years i find navigating all that it entails can be very challenging.
I have a rich background in working with people with chronic illness as well as trauma and anxiety.
I believe that everybody has the ability to make changes to their life. I primarily work with people who struggle with chronic illness as well as anxiety and trauma. I find that when struggling with something like chronic illness there is often an impact on ones mental health. It may impact relationships, work, self-esteem, body-image, and much more. You may need support in how to address issues with your medical team or how to ask for support from loved ones. Whether you are newly diagnosed or have had your illness for years i find navigating all that it entails can be very challenging.
(914) 353-3060 View (914) 353-3060
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Lili E Feldman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Long Island City, NY 11102
The most important part of therapy is the relationship between the therapist and client. I pride myself in building strong, caring therapeutic alliances. I have expertise in treating anxiety, depression, chronic illness, phobias, and PTSD. Nobody likes to admit that they need help, but sometimes it can be a life transforming opportunity.
The most important part of therapy is the relationship between the therapist and client. I pride myself in building strong, caring therapeutic alliances. I have expertise in treating anxiety, depression, chronic illness, phobias, and PTSD. Nobody likes to admit that they need help, but sometimes it can be a life transforming opportunity.
(646) 798-2271 View (646) 798-2271
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Kristen DiNitto
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Long Island City, NY 11101  (Online Only)
Stress and trauma impact all aspects of our well-being. In many ways our physical health, emotions, thoughts, spirituality, and hopes for the future may be affected. We may struggle with relationships, work, life transitions, anxiety, stress, trauma, loss and grief, chronic illness and pain or other issues. Create space for yourself to engage in a restorative, empowering therapeutic experience and receive the support you deserve.
Stress and trauma impact all aspects of our well-being. In many ways our physical health, emotions, thoughts, spirituality, and hopes for the future may be affected. We may struggle with relationships, work, life transitions, anxiety, stress, trauma, loss and grief, chronic illness and pain or other issues. Create space for yourself to engage in a restorative, empowering therapeutic experience and receive the support you deserve.
(347) 967-3419 View (347) 967-3419
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Julia Berger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Long Island City, NY 11101  (Online Only)
Telehealth appointments available! Whether you’re facing life transitions (going away to college, change of a job or career, parenting, divorce, chronic illness, aging), dealing with depression or anxiety, or working to find peace and purpose in your life, I will support you in a warm, accepting and collaborative manner. I help by using a combination of therapeutic approaches to help you develop insight into your challenges while developing more effective ways to cope. Together, we will work on tackling unhelpful thoughts and behavior patterns that are preventing you from reaching your full potential.
Telehealth appointments available! Whether you’re facing life transitions (going away to college, change of a job or career, parenting, divorce, chronic illness, aging), dealing with depression or anxiety, or working to find peace and purpose in your life, I will support you in a warm, accepting and collaborative manner. I help by using a combination of therapeutic approaches to help you develop insight into your challenges while developing more effective ways to cope. Together, we will work on tackling unhelpful thoughts and behavior patterns that are preventing you from reaching your full potential.
(516) 289-0106 View (516) 289-0106
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Krista McCarthy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Long Island City, NY 11101  (Online Only)
After a long and incredibly fulfilling career in oncology social work, I left the medical field choosing instead to transfer all I have learned into the more personal setting of private practice. This has allowed me the wonderful opportunity to really lean in and focus completely on the one-to-one support I had always been so passionate about but rarely had the time to pursue in the hospital. Presently my practice is fully remote.
After a long and incredibly fulfilling career in oncology social work, I left the medical field choosing instead to transfer all I have learned into the more personal setting of private practice. This has allowed me the wonderful opportunity to really lean in and focus completely on the one-to-one support I had always been so passionate about but rarely had the time to pursue in the hospital. Presently my practice is fully remote.
(646) 798-1197 View (646) 798-1197
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Ben Greenberg
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Long Island City, NY 11101  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Perhaps you're struggling to adapt to challenging circumstances, resolve issues in relationships, process difficult experiences, break harmful habits, or simply just feel better.
Perhaps you're struggling to adapt to challenging circumstances, resolve issues in relationships, process difficult experiences, break harmful habits, or simply just feel better.
(505) 657-3142 View (505) 657-3142
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Kristal Ruiz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Long Island City, NY 11101  (Online Only)
Hey there! I know starting therapy can be challenging and uncomfortable. If you've experienced any sort of trauma or have a chronic history of traumatic stress, talking about it may seem like the last thing you'd want to do. I hear you. What if I told you that your body is going to continue to hold you accountable even if your mind wants to forget? Are you struggling with unresolved tension in your body? Your stomach? Are you finding yourself reacting in situations where you wish you'd have more control over your emotions? Through a tailored treatment plan to meet your needs, we can find you the relief and get you back in control.
Hey there! I know starting therapy can be challenging and uncomfortable. If you've experienced any sort of trauma or have a chronic history of traumatic stress, talking about it may seem like the last thing you'd want to do. I hear you. What if I told you that your body is going to continue to hold you accountable even if your mind wants to forget? Are you struggling with unresolved tension in your body? Your stomach? Are you finding yourself reacting in situations where you wish you'd have more control over your emotions? Through a tailored treatment plan to meet your needs, we can find you the relief and get you back in control.
(646) 718-4168 View (646) 718-4168
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Hersha Diaz
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Long Island City, NY 11101
Waitlist for new clients
For comprehensive information regarding my practice visit: www.drhersha.com Everyone encounters stress, loss, relationship difficulties, and challenges at various points in life. Many common symptoms are experienced: Loneliness and frustration in relationships, difficulty sleeping, concentrating, feeling sad, irritable, not taking good care of ourselves, and making dangerous or impulsive decisions as a means of escape for feelings of sadness, anxiety, anger, or boredom. I offer sensitive, non-judgmental support, evidence based approaches and true commitment to achieve goals.
For comprehensive information regarding my practice visit: www.drhersha.com Everyone encounters stress, loss, relationship difficulties, and challenges at various points in life. Many common symptoms are experienced: Loneliness and frustration in relationships, difficulty sleeping, concentrating, feeling sad, irritable, not taking good care of ourselves, and making dangerous or impulsive decisions as a means of escape for feelings of sadness, anxiety, anger, or boredom. I offer sensitive, non-judgmental support, evidence based approaches and true commitment to achieve goals.
(347) 695-4843 View (347) 695-4843
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Amanda Persaud
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Long Island City, NY 11101  (Online Only)
Hello! I'm Dr. Persaud, a licensed psychologist dedicated to helping individuals navigate life's challenges and reach their fullest potential. With over 11 years of experience in practice, I am passionate about providing empathetic, evidence-based therapy tailored to your unique needs. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or simply seeking personal growth, I am here to offer support and guidance every step of the way. I believe that everyone has the capacity for growth and change, and I am here to help you tap into your inner resources and overcome obstacles that may be holding you back.
Hello! I'm Dr. Persaud, a licensed psychologist dedicated to helping individuals navigate life's challenges and reach their fullest potential. With over 11 years of experience in practice, I am passionate about providing empathetic, evidence-based therapy tailored to your unique needs. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or simply seeking personal growth, I am here to offer support and guidance every step of the way. I believe that everyone has the capacity for growth and change, and I am here to help you tap into your inner resources and overcome obstacles that may be holding you back.
(929) 822-4572 View (929) 822-4572
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Megan Larigan
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Long Island City, NY 11104  (Online Only)
Feeling stuck? I work with adults to address anxiety, depression, significant transitions, codependency and relationship issues, and those struggling in maladaptive or counterproductive cycles or patterns. I believe the patterns in one's life will play out in therapy where they can be better understood and integrated into one’s current understanding of self through a collaborative approach, making sense of life in ways that are meaningful to you. Clients describe my style as calm, down-to-earth, non-judgmental yet challenging and my eclectic approach offers a truly individualized experience.
Feeling stuck? I work with adults to address anxiety, depression, significant transitions, codependency and relationship issues, and those struggling in maladaptive or counterproductive cycles or patterns. I believe the patterns in one's life will play out in therapy where they can be better understood and integrated into one’s current understanding of self through a collaborative approach, making sense of life in ways that are meaningful to you. Clients describe my style as calm, down-to-earth, non-judgmental yet challenging and my eclectic approach offers a truly individualized experience.
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Praha Lamisa
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
Long Island City, NY 11106  (Online Only)
Praha believes in building a healing space for clients where safety, warmth, and mutual respect are foundational in clients’ flourishing. Praha is a first-generation American of Bangladeshi descent who is committed to using a trauma-informed and decolonial perspective in the therapeutic process.
Praha believes in building a healing space for clients where safety, warmth, and mutual respect are foundational in clients’ flourishing. Praha is a first-generation American of Bangladeshi descent who is committed to using a trauma-informed and decolonial perspective in the therapeutic process.
(332) 248-1412 View (332) 248-1412
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Anthony Riscica
Art Therapist, MA, MT-BC, LCAT
Verified Verified
Long Island City, NY 11101
If you are looking to heal, grow, and progress towards a heightened sense of self I can help. Through talking and the use of music and sound we will find a path together that works for you. I am a trained musician who has performed worldwide in many different settings including being a performer with the Blue Man Group for over 12 years. My path in music led me to music therapy and then psychotherapy, the therapeutic treatment of the individual as a whole being.
If you are looking to heal, grow, and progress towards a heightened sense of self I can help. Through talking and the use of music and sound we will find a path together that works for you. I am a trained musician who has performed worldwide in many different settings including being a performer with the Blue Man Group for over 12 years. My path in music led me to music therapy and then psychotherapy, the therapeutic treatment of the individual as a whole being.
(718) 569-5315 View (718) 569-5315
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Tara Loftus
Licensed Master Social Worker, MSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Long Island City, NY 11101  (Online Only)
Ready to rediscover you? Whether you're battling past traumas, seeking clarity through life's changes, or craving deeper connections, you deserve a therapeutic experience tailored to you. As your therapist, I will be there to help create that space. I will work with you to improve your mental well-being, build better relationships, and find more purpose and joy in your life at a pace that suits your needs and comfort.
Ready to rediscover you? Whether you're battling past traumas, seeking clarity through life's changes, or craving deeper connections, you deserve a therapeutic experience tailored to you. As your therapist, I will be there to help create that space. I will work with you to improve your mental well-being, build better relationships, and find more purpose and joy in your life at a pace that suits your needs and comfort.
(332) 529-6843 View (332) 529-6843
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Yiyao Ding
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Long Island City, NY 11101
Need a space to care for yourself and tend to your own needs? I welcome you. Healing through therapy, although sometimes stigmatized, is an experience that most of us need in the current world. Our lives have been disrupted by unexpected and devastating events, which intensifies our stress, anxiety and loneliness. There is no better time to connect. Partnering with me, you can create a space where you feel comfortable connecting with your tender parts, discovering your strength, and most importantly, being your genuine self with no apology. That’s my experience as a client of therapy, and also what I want to offer you.
Need a space to care for yourself and tend to your own needs? I welcome you. Healing through therapy, although sometimes stigmatized, is an experience that most of us need in the current world. Our lives have been disrupted by unexpected and devastating events, which intensifies our stress, anxiety and loneliness. There is no better time to connect. Partnering with me, you can create a space where you feel comfortable connecting with your tender parts, discovering your strength, and most importantly, being your genuine self with no apology. That’s my experience as a client of therapy, and also what I want to offer you.
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Peter Stieglmayr
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Long Island City, NY 11101  (Online Only)
When it comes to working with clients, I firmly believe that establishing a genuine connection and understanding their unique life circumstances are crucial in providing effective assistance. That's why I prioritize creating a safe and secure environment where we can delve into their past, present, and future. My goal is to offer unwavering support through active listening, devoid of judgment while displaying compassion for their concerns, fears, and aspirations. I thrive in working with professionals or creatives, ranging from their mid-20s to 50s, who are grappling with issues such as anxiety, anger, and addiction.
When it comes to working with clients, I firmly believe that establishing a genuine connection and understanding their unique life circumstances are crucial in providing effective assistance. That's why I prioritize creating a safe and secure environment where we can delve into their past, present, and future. My goal is to offer unwavering support through active listening, devoid of judgment while displaying compassion for their concerns, fears, and aspirations. I thrive in working with professionals or creatives, ranging from their mid-20s to 50s, who are grappling with issues such as anxiety, anger, and addiction.
(646) 859-6145 View (646) 859-6145
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Maria Meyer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Long Island City, NY 11103  (Online Only)
Feeling sad, anxious or overwhelmed? I’m here to listen. I believe that therapy should be accessible for all who seek support and guidance. In my practice, I strive to create a nurturing and safe environment where my clients feel empowered to make positive changes in their lives. I am passionate about helping clients find more effective ways to cope with grief, loss, anxiety, depression and other stressors so that they can find a sense of hope, joy, and contentment.
Feeling sad, anxious or overwhelmed? I’m here to listen. I believe that therapy should be accessible for all who seek support and guidance. In my practice, I strive to create a nurturing and safe environment where my clients feel empowered to make positive changes in their lives. I am passionate about helping clients find more effective ways to cope with grief, loss, anxiety, depression and other stressors so that they can find a sense of hope, joy, and contentment.
(516) 701-2340 View (516) 701-2340
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Blair Luedke
MHC-LP, MS
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Long Island City, NY 11101
I have a passion for women's health, and would love to serve as a support across the dynamic lifespan. I am a queer affirming, social justice driven clinician. I am open to work with all genders and identities; folks dealing with anxiety, depression, home life or relational issues as well. My ideal client is someone who has the desire to strengthen their self awareness and is open to movement and mindfulness exercises.
I have a passion for women's health, and would love to serve as a support across the dynamic lifespan. I am a queer affirming, social justice driven clinician. I am open to work with all genders and identities; folks dealing with anxiety, depression, home life or relational issues as well. My ideal client is someone who has the desire to strengthen their self awareness and is open to movement and mindfulness exercises.
(929) 244-2192 View (929) 244-2192
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Christina Davies
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Long Island City, NY 11101  (Online Only)
I believe the foundation of therapy is the partnership between the therapist and client. I work to create a trusting and safe space, where you can express yourself without judgment or shame. I believe we are all capable of change and growth. With your goals in mind, my role is to help you gain a better understanding of yourself, create effective coping strategies, and build confidence in your own strengths and abilities.
I believe the foundation of therapy is the partnership between the therapist and client. I work to create a trusting and safe space, where you can express yourself without judgment or shame. I believe we are all capable of change and growth. With your goals in mind, my role is to help you gain a better understanding of yourself, create effective coping strategies, and build confidence in your own strengths and abilities.
(646) 679-7287 View (646) 679-7287
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Deborah Shields
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Long Island City, NY 11101  (Online Only)
With an accepting, empathic, and nonjudgmental approach, I assist people with the integration of mind, body, and spirit. This helps create the equilibrium necessary to accomplish one's goals. I have provided psychotherapy to a variety of clients in private, community, and correctional settings. I’ve directed mental healthcare, child abuse treatment, and other family programs. As a health educator, I have taught behavior modification classes covering topics such as nutrition, exercise, communication, stress/anxiety/depression and anger management.
With an accepting, empathic, and nonjudgmental approach, I assist people with the integration of mind, body, and spirit. This helps create the equilibrium necessary to accomplish one's goals. I have provided psychotherapy to a variety of clients in private, community, and correctional settings. I’ve directed mental healthcare, child abuse treatment, and other family programs. As a health educator, I have taught behavior modification classes covering topics such as nutrition, exercise, communication, stress/anxiety/depression and anger management.
(347) 652-2831 View (347) 652-2831

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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.