It's Complicated

Find a therapist that can help with Chronic Illness

Therapy can be beneficial for individuals with chronic illness in a number of ways:


Coping with emotions: Chronic illness can be accompanied by a range of difficult emotions, such as anxiety, depression, and grief. A therapist can help individuals process these emotions, develop coping strategies, and improve their emotional well-being.
Managing symptoms: Chronic illness can also involve physical symptoms that impact daily life. A therapist can help individuals develop strategies for managing these symptoms, such as relaxation techniques or lifestyle changes, and provide support in making adjustments to their daily routine.

Adjusting to life changes: Chronic illness can result in significant changes to an individual's daily life, including changes to work, relationships, and social activities. A therapist can help individuals adjust to these changes and develop strategies for maintaining a sense of purpose and meaning in their lives.
Improving communication: Chronic illness can also impact relationships with loved ones, caregivers, and healthcare providers. A therapist can help individuals develop effective communication skills and navigate the challenges of communication in the context of chronic illness.

Enhancing self-care: Individuals with chronic illness may benefit from developing self-care strategies that promote physical and emotional well-being. A therapist can help individuals identify self-care practices that work for them, and provide support in implementing and maintaining these practices.


Overall, therapy can provide a supportive and non-judgmental space for individuals with chronic illness to explore their feelings and concerns, and develop strategies for managing the challenges of living with a chronic condition.


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USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 2 HOURS

Hendrik Berg

Systemic Counsellor
Academic or educational problems • Chronic Illness • Counselling • Gender dysphoria • Gender identity • LGBTQI • Systemic Approach
Academic or educational problems • Chronic Illness • Counselling • Gender dysphoria • Gender identity • LGBTQI • Systemic Approach
60/session
Online and Text
Leipzig
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RESPONSE TIME UNKNOWN

Jannes

Accredited Psychologist
Anxiety • Burnout • Chronic Illness • Coaching • Depression • Online therapy • Relationships
Anxiety • Burnout • Chronic Illness • Coaching • Depression • Online therapy • Relationships
69/session
Online only
Meinersen
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USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 8 HOURS

Valeria Koudoumogiannaki

Licensed Psychologist, Msc in Positive Psychology
Activism • Anxiety • Art therapy • Burnout • Career • Chronic Illness • LGBTQI
Activism • Anxiety • Art therapy • Burnout • Career • Chronic Illness • LGBTQI
70/session
In-person and Online
Athens
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USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 4 HOURS

Elise Borgese

Clinical Therapist
Addictions • Anxiety • Burnout • Chronic Illness • Health anxiety • LGBTQI • Stress
Addictions • Anxiety • Burnout • Chronic Illness • Health anxiety • LGBTQI • Stress
85/session
In-person and Online
Berlin
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USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 12 HOURS

Dr John Sorensen

Doctor of Clinical Psychology (UK) & Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Anxiety • CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy • Chronic Illness • Couples therapy • Depression • Eating disorders • Existential analysis
Anxiety • CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy • Chronic Illness • Couples therapy • Depression • Eating disorders • Existential analysis
120/session
Online only
Tarporley
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USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 2 HOURS

Axinya Salnitskaya

Addictions • Burnout • CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy • Chronic Illness • LGBTQI • Personality disorders • Trauma
Addictions • Burnout • CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy • Chronic Illness • LGBTQI • Personality disorders • Trauma
40/session
Online only
Lisbon
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USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 2 HOURS

Michael Liegl

Dr. Phil, Body-Psychotherapist (HPG), Traumatherapist, Somatic Coach
Anxiety • Body therapy • Chronic Illness • Chronic Pain • Coaching • Depression • Trauma
Anxiety • Body therapy • Chronic Illness • Chronic Pain • Coaching • Depression • Trauma
90/session
Online only
Hamburg
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USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 4 HOURS

Evren Celal

Counselling Psychologist (MSc)-English and Turkish
Anger • Anxiety • Chronic Illness • Personal development • Relationships • Self-confidence • Trauma
Anger • Anxiety • Chronic Illness • Personal development • Relationships • Self-confidence • Trauma
60/session
Online only
Nicosia
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USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 2 HOURS

Maria

Clinical Psychologist & Psychotherapist in-training
Anxiety • Attachment • Chronic Illness • Online therapy • Psychoanalysis • Psychodynamic therapy • Trauma
Anxiety • Attachment • Chronic Illness • Online therapy • Psychoanalysis • Psychodynamic therapy • Trauma
40/session
In-person and Online
Kifisia
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USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 24 HOURS

Ariane Fuechtner

Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Traumatherapist (HPG)
Anxiety • Chronic Illness • Depression • PTSD • Somatic coaching • Somatic Experiencing • Trauma
Anxiety • Chronic Illness • Depression • PTSD • Somatic coaching • Somatic Experiencing • Trauma
90/session
Online only
Berlin
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USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 12 HOURS

Johanna Perschl

Psychologist, MSc Clinical Neuropsychology
ADHD: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder • Anxiety • Chronic Illness • Chronic Pain • Depression • Grief & Loss • Therapy for Expats
ADHD: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder • Anxiety • Chronic Illness • Chronic Pain • Depression • Grief & Loss • Therapy for Expats
80/session
Online only
Leiden

About It's Complicated

In 2019, two therapists set out to tackle a complicated problem.

The psychiatrist Carl Jung once wrote that, “Nobody, as long as he moves about among the chaotic currents of life, is without trouble”. One does not have to be a therapist, though, to realize that life is complicated. But finding the right therapist, who you can build a strong relationship with, shouldn’t have to be. This is the founding principle of It’s Complicated.Since our start, we've helped over 23,000 clients and counting, offering thousands of free crisis support hours, and built thriving therapy communities in Berlin, Amsterdam, London, Munich, and Athens.

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