Chronic Illness Therapists in Middle Village, NY

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Beth Lauren Chapnick
Art Therapist, MA, LCAT
Verified Verified
Middle Village, NY 11379
Are you going through a difficult time in your life? Do things feel overwhelming to you and you're not sure how to manage it? My belief is that a therapist is someone who walks alongside you on your journey and provides support in the way that you need it most. We not only explore your current concerns, but we dig deeper in your past to prevent those issues from creating patterns in our lives.
Are you going through a difficult time in your life? Do things feel overwhelming to you and you're not sure how to manage it? My belief is that a therapist is someone who walks alongside you on your journey and provides support in the way that you need it most. We not only explore your current concerns, but we dig deeper in your past to prevent those issues from creating patterns in our lives.
(929) 298-9522 View (929) 298-9522
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Isaac Cruz
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Middle Village, NY 11379
Passionate about helping others, specialize working with clients struggling with life experiences that at times are overwhelming. I use an eclectic style of therapy that focuses on listening, developing concrete goals, exploring your past and developing motivation and self confidence. Many of my clients are young professionals and older folks who find it difficult to change. Many struggle with depression and anxiety and work to reduce negative and detrimental self destructive behaviors. I work to provide you with the support and guidance needed to become independent again and free of depression,anxiety and fear.
Passionate about helping others, specialize working with clients struggling with life experiences that at times are overwhelming. I use an eclectic style of therapy that focuses on listening, developing concrete goals, exploring your past and developing motivation and self confidence. Many of my clients are young professionals and older folks who find it difficult to change. Many struggle with depression and anxiety and work to reduce negative and detrimental self destructive behaviors. I work to provide you with the support and guidance needed to become independent again and free of depression,anxiety and fear.
(510) 592-5534 View (510) 592-5534
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Stephanie Napolitano
Counselor, MA, LMHC, GC-C
Verified Verified
Middle Village, NY 11379  (Online Only)
I am passionate about changing the way we view grief. I believe that grief is not simply a symptom that needs to be treated, but rather an ongoing process, unique for every individual and is outside of the boundaries of a specific timeline or progression. I believe in taking a mindful and collaborative approach to help my clients work both through and with the many emotions and the reactions they may experience related to their grief and loss. I view each individual holistically, factoring in mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual aspects throughout the healing process.
I am passionate about changing the way we view grief. I believe that grief is not simply a symptom that needs to be treated, but rather an ongoing process, unique for every individual and is outside of the boundaries of a specific timeline or progression. I believe in taking a mindful and collaborative approach to help my clients work both through and with the many emotions and the reactions they may experience related to their grief and loss. I view each individual holistically, factoring in mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual aspects throughout the healing process.
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Jacqueline Yang - Expansive Therapy
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Middle Village, NY 11379  (Online Only)
In practice, I strive to work together with clients to identify and address unresolved areas of concern. My objective is to help clients develop greater insight into their lives, encourage self-compassion, and facilitate the client’s ability to reach their desired goals.
In practice, I strive to work together with clients to identify and address unresolved areas of concern. My objective is to help clients develop greater insight into their lives, encourage self-compassion, and facilitate the client’s ability to reach their desired goals.
(929) 362-5238 View (929) 362-5238
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Antoinette Conte
LMSW
Verified Verified
Middle Village, NY 11379
When was the last time you were truly happy? Why do you overeat? Why do you overreact in certain situations? Sometimes all we need is support to help us look into the mirror and find answers. Emotional well-being is what I focus on. Learn to handle the stress that comes from anxiety and depression. Using evidence-based therapeutic interventions, let's help get your life back on track and empower you.
When was the last time you were truly happy? Why do you overeat? Why do you overreact in certain situations? Sometimes all we need is support to help us look into the mirror and find answers. Emotional well-being is what I focus on. Learn to handle the stress that comes from anxiety and depression. Using evidence-based therapeutic interventions, let's help get your life back on track and empower you.
(646) 437-8216 View (646) 437-8216
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Peter Mole
MHC-LP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Middle Village, NY 11379  (Online Only)
As a former musician and NYC public school teacher, I have worked with people of all ages and backgrounds, as well as with their family members, providing support and guidance on a wide variety of issues. I have also helped artists, musicians, actors, and athletes with performance anxiety, confidence, and related concerns.
As a former musician and NYC public school teacher, I have worked with people of all ages and backgrounds, as well as with their family members, providing support and guidance on a wide variety of issues. I have also helped artists, musicians, actors, and athletes with performance anxiety, confidence, and related concerns.
(347) 625-6354 View (347) 625-6354

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Nikki Kleitzel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Jackson Heights, NY 11372  (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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Danielle Stram
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ridgewood, NY 11385  (Online Only)
My experience has been working with those suffering from chronic illness, depression, anxiety, trauma, and navigating gender and sexuality expression and identity.
I am currently accepting new clients. I offer a warm, empathetic, judgment-free, and safe space for adults. This space will invite you to explore all parts of yourself and create more meaning in your lives. I believe that individual challenges are unique to your experiences, circumstances, cultural and spiritual beliefs, and personal identity. I find that the most important aspect of therapy is the relationship between the client and therapist. With this uniquely beautiful relationship, I believe the path to healing is more accessible.
My experience has been working with those suffering from chronic illness, depression, anxiety, trauma, and navigating gender and sexuality expression and identity.
I am currently accepting new clients. I offer a warm, empathetic, judgment-free, and safe space for adults. This space will invite you to explore all parts of yourself and create more meaning in your lives. I believe that individual challenges are unique to your experiences, circumstances, cultural and spiritual beliefs, and personal identity. I find that the most important aspect of therapy is the relationship between the client and therapist. With this uniquely beautiful relationship, I believe the path to healing is more accessible.
(518) 535-3972 View (518) 535-3972
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Jenny Campbell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11221  (Online Only)
I have worked with clients struggling with chronic illness, caregiving and grief in individual and group sessions.
Hi, I'm Jenny. Maybe you are feeling overwhelmed or deeply concerned about life situations, change, or a loss. Maybe you don’t even know how you feel but know it is time to reach out for help. Maybe you are missing something in the past or feeling not up to the future. You are not alone in this. These moments are some of the most important in a life, and it is easier to face them with support. That is where therapy can start. “The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” -Carl Rogers.
I have worked with clients struggling with chronic illness, caregiving and grief in individual and group sessions.
Hi, I'm Jenny. Maybe you are feeling overwhelmed or deeply concerned about life situations, change, or a loss. Maybe you don’t even know how you feel but know it is time to reach out for help. Maybe you are missing something in the past or feeling not up to the future. You are not alone in this. These moments are some of the most important in a life, and it is easier to face them with support. That is where therapy can start. “The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” -Carl Rogers.
(347) 657-6692 View (347) 657-6692
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Tara Buentello
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Flushing, NY 11385
I prioritize an identity-affirming environment where we focus on what brings you to therapy. I have extensive experience supporting LGBTQIA+ clients. I am passionate about supporting young adults and professionals dealing with anxiety, relationship problems, isolation, depression, and processing past traumas or unmet needs. I also have over five years’ experience specializing in clients living with chronic illness and family caregivers. My aim is to create a space of self exploration and self acceptance, not just through talk, which is powerful, but by tuning into our bodies and our environment.
I prioritize an identity-affirming environment where we focus on what brings you to therapy. I have extensive experience supporting LGBTQIA+ clients. I am passionate about supporting young adults and professionals dealing with anxiety, relationship problems, isolation, depression, and processing past traumas or unmet needs. I also have over five years’ experience specializing in clients living with chronic illness and family caregivers. My aim is to create a space of self exploration and self acceptance, not just through talk, which is powerful, but by tuning into our bodies and our environment.
(347) 308-7334 View (347) 308-7334
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R. Katie Bruder
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Ridgewood, NY 11385  (Online Only)
I offer specialized expertise in managing the physical and mental health challenges of chronic illness.
Thank you for making the brave choice to invest in your mental health. My approach is warm and conversational with a focus on your feelings and relationships (past and present), including how you feel towards and relate to yourself. Therapy can help with clarifying why you might feel and operate as you do in the world, and gently guide how to soothe or remedy the parts of that system that aren't working for you.
I offer specialized expertise in managing the physical and mental health challenges of chronic illness.
Thank you for making the brave choice to invest in your mental health. My approach is warm and conversational with a focus on your feelings and relationships (past and present), including how you feel towards and relate to yourself. Therapy can help with clarifying why you might feel and operate as you do in the world, and gently guide how to soothe or remedy the parts of that system that aren't working for you.
(518) 757-9729 View (518) 757-9729
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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Maha Akhtar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Flushing, NY 11368  (Online Only)
New parenthood can be one of the most fulfilling and challenging life changes one will ever face. If you are currently pregnant, up to two years postpartum, or a new parent that's struggling, you've come to the right place. Maha's practice focuses on treating the unique needs of the perinatal population. With nearly 8 years of experience in the helping profession as an experienced social worker, Maha has worked with a variety of populations in the hospital setting. She has extensive experience working with individuals facing issues with work/life balance, relationships, chronic illness, and more.
New parenthood can be one of the most fulfilling and challenging life changes one will ever face. If you are currently pregnant, up to two years postpartum, or a new parent that's struggling, you've come to the right place. Maha's practice focuses on treating the unique needs of the perinatal population. With nearly 8 years of experience in the helping profession as an experienced social worker, Maha has worked with a variety of populations in the hospital setting. She has extensive experience working with individuals facing issues with work/life balance, relationships, chronic illness, and more.
(516) 928-4897 View (516) 928-4897
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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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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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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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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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Samantha Bennahum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
The impact that a life-changing diagnosis can have on individuals and their families can be profound. It can feel like a betrayal when our bodies don’t allow us to live our lives the way we expect, impacting our relationships, careers, and hopes. How can we move forward in life when it feels like our bodies are holding us back? How do we grieve our hopes and dreams while trying to fully understand how they are affected by our new circumstances? How do we do all of this while trying to navigate a medical system that often leaves us feeling unheard and unseen?
The impact that a life-changing diagnosis can have on individuals and their families can be profound. It can feel like a betrayal when our bodies don’t allow us to live our lives the way we expect, impacting our relationships, careers, and hopes. How can we move forward in life when it feels like our bodies are holding us back? How do we grieve our hopes and dreams while trying to fully understand how they are affected by our new circumstances? How do we do all of this while trying to navigate a medical system that often leaves us feeling unheard and unseen?
(347) 897-0548 View (347) 897-0548
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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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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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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.