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Chronic Illness Support

Compassionate mental health therapy for individuals living with chronic illness or caring for someone with chronic illness. We can help you carry the load.

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Support as you care for a loved one with chronic illness

Help processing conflicting emotions

Regain a sense of control in your life

Have you found yourself saying these words?

“I feel so alone in this.”

“I’m tired all the time, not just physically but mentally too.”

“I miss the person I used to be.”

“I’m scared about what the future holds for me.”

“I’m angry that this has happened to me.”

“I find it hard to enjoy things I once loved.”

“I don’t know how to cope.”

“I need a safe space to talk about what’s happening to my life.”

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This isn't the path you chose

When you are walking the unexpected path of chronic illness, it can seem like your whole life changes overnight. Whether you are dealing with chronic illness yourself, or taking care of a loved one who has been diagnosed, it can have a profound impact on your mental health.

You might feel scared about what’s happening, the unknown outcomes of the future, or find yourself struggling with anxiety about medication, or the process of treatment. Exhaustion, grief, and anger are common emotions that may contribute to the mental load you are carrying.

In the midst of it all, you grapple with a strange duality – feeling frustration with life, yet yearning to embrace it more fully.

We can help you find balance as you navigate a complex emotional terrain.

Infinity Mental Health

Why can chronic illness impact your mental health?

Chronic illnesses are often marked by persistent physical pain or discomfort. The constant struggle with these physical symptoms can lead to distress, anxiety, and depression, negatively impacting your mental health.
Treatments for chronic illnesses, including chemotherapy, dialysis, or strong medications, can have significant side effects like fatigue, nausea, cognitive changes, or changes in physical appearance, all of which can lead to stress, anxiety, and discomfort.
The unpredictable nature of chronic illnesses, potential health complications, and the unknown progression of the disease can cause significant anxiety and fear about the future.
Adapting to a new way of life, including changes in physical abilities, social activities, or career prospects, can be challenging. The sense of loss or grief associated with these changes can contribute to depression and anxiety.
Managing the responsibilities of a family or being a caregiver to a loved one while dealing with a chronic illness can be overwhelming. This additional stress can exacerbate mental health issues.
The financial burden of managing a chronic illness, including medical bills and potential loss of income due to reduced work capacity, can add to the stress and anxiety, impacting mental health.
If you are experiencing:

We are here to provide a safe space, where you are heard, understood, and supported.

Angela White, Owner of Infinity Mental Health in Maryland & Washington DC

Angela White

LICSW (DC); LCSW-C (MD)
Clinic Founder

About Us

Why Choose Infinity Mental Health

No one should have to go through a difficult time of their life in isolation. Whether you are struggling with grief, sadness, or worry, everyone deserves a safe place to be vulnerable and real.

At Infinity Mental Health, you are the most important person in the room.

When you work with your therapists we help you develop the tools, and strategies you need to decrease emotional distress, identify your triggers, and process your trauma. Through our experience, guidance and support we help process your feelings to become a more active, and happy participant in your own life.

As a therapist with over a decade of experience, it has been my mission to grow from a solo practitioner to group practice without compromising the vision of affordable, high-quality clinical care. I believe everyone should be able to receive the support they need during their most difficult days.

We are here for you.

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Our Core Values

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Exceptional Service

Therapists are licensed to practice with history in the field, confidentiality and provide their undivided attention and support during sessions.

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Client Centered Care

We provide a space where clients feel safe to express their true self. We believe you are the most important part of the therapy process.

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Affordability

Hard working people deserve to see specialists and have high quality care without negotiating their budget. Having an in-network option decreases barriers to starting therapy.

Our Approach

How Our Therapy Works

We Listen To You

We want to get to know you! We connect you with the therapist that best matches your personality, values and style, and learn what your concerns are and how we can best support you.

We Create A Plan

Together, we develop a custom treatment plan to help you shift the thoughts and beliefs that are holding you back, develop greater emotional awareness and break free from past traumas.

We Help You Move Forward

We believe frequent sessions are crucial to effective change, and recommend weekly sessions to build the relationship and trust that will help you achieve your goals and experience change.

FAQS

Questions About Chronic Illness Therapy

Our practice is a judgment-free zone. Our goal is to provide a safe and supportive space where you feel comfortable expressing your thoughts and feelings openly, including guilt and anger. We can work together to understand the sources of these feelings, and we can guide you through strategies to manage them effectively. We are here to understand and help, not to judge.

While we may not have walked in your shoes, our training and experience equip us to empathetically understand your challenges and feelings. By actively listening and asking thoughtful questions, we strive to comprehend your unique experiences deeply. Remember, our goal is to provide support that aligns with your individual needs and circumstances.
Yes, definitely. Part of our role as therapists is to equip you with the tools and confidence you need to advocate for yourself. We can help you identify your needs, articulate them effectively, and assert your rights in various settings, be it in healthcare situations, personal relationships, or work. With your permission, we can collaborate with your other healthcare providers. This integrated approach ensures that your care is consistent and addresses all aspects of your health.
Therapy is an excellent platform for addressing this very concern. We will work together to explore these thoughts, understand where they’re coming from, and how they’re impacting you. Through various therapeutic strategies, we can help you manage and reshape these thoughts to improve your mental well-being and overall quality of life.
Therapy is a time dedicated entirely to you and your wellbeing. While it might feel like an additional commitment, the benefits it can bring are substantial. It’s an opportunity to pause, reflect, and focus on your mental health. We know that living with chronic illness can be exhausting, and there may be days when you feel too tired for therapy. We can adapt our sessions to suit your energy levels and ensure you’re getting the support you need without overextending yourself.

What you can expect from chronic illness therapy

The therapeutic journey is unique to each person, and the timeline for noticing improvements can vary. Some people might see changes within a few sessions, while others might require more extended support. Therapy is not a quick fix but rather a process of understanding, healing, and growth.

With the right support, there is hope, strength, and resilience in the face of chronic illness.

We Make Getting Started Easy

You can phone, text, or email us to set up a free 15-min consultation. 

During the free consultation, we will:

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Understand what you are looking for

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Explain the process and match you with the right therapist

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Book your first session

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Transform your pain into strength, resilience and hope.
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