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Is there any way to find a therapist that specializes in disability/chronic illness? I feel like I’ve hit a wall with my therapist of almost 6 years regarding my illnesses and them getting worse. It’s incredibly frustrating.

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    • wasplord

      774d

      I highly recommend Psychology Today! You can look for therapists in your area and filter by insurance and specialty. It's been incredibly helpful for me!

    • strawberrysoop

      771d

      i asked my old therapist to recommend a disabled therapist when she closed her practice and she looked for weeks before telling me her profession has failed me by not being diverse enough. that being said though- i'm planning to try betterhelp next! theres a question on the form about disability and chronic pain, so i'm very hopeful

    • Merg

      772d

      I contacted my health insurance and they put me in touch with a health advocate. I told them that I needed someone specialized in medical trauma and they emailed me a list of possible providers that were in network with the specific area that requested. They have many that specialize in trauma, ptsd, postpartum, etc.

    • Caitlin

      772d

      I have a hypnotherapist who has chronic illnesses herself so she totally gets it. Her website is http://illumi.life her name is sherry gilbert (she can do video sessions) hope this helps

    • ChronicWitch2.0

      773d

      I was also going to say Psychology Today. I never did actually pick a therapist from there, but I looked through it and it looks really helpful

    • kgraceg00

      773d

      Typically, your specialist can refer you to a psychologist. My GI did and I work with a Chronic Pain/ Chronic disease Cognitive and Behavioral Medicine Psychologist. I’ve been with her for 3 years and she has been great and helps me with coping mechanisms, stress management, addressing pain, and self care.

    • JennyLou

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      ❤️

    • Therapy.Kat

      773d

      I work with a therapist who is also disabled and it’s been great. I wish the same for you.

    • Margot

      773d

      If you have a doctor or specialist you trust, you could always ask them for recommendations. They may know someone. Or you could ask friends if they see anyone who may be more willing to learn and understand more. Maybe you’re different, but my therapist wasn’t necessarily an expert on chronic illness, but she’s been very open to learning more and she’s incredibly understanding and nonjudgmental which helps (for me anyway).

    • wasplord

      774d

      I highly recommend Psychology Today! You can look for therapists in your area and filter by insurance and specialty. It's been incredibly helpful for me!

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