What is happening to me?

Chronic Illness & Pain

You are likely here because you or a loved one are living with a chronic illness. Whether it has been ongoing for a while or you’ve just recently been diagnosed, it can be tough and feel like your life is literally falling apart. With all that has already changed and what may changed in the future, you’re worried and want support. 

I’m so glad you’re here!

As someone with my own lived experience with chronic illness, I understand that you don’t want to live your life in fear. You don’t want to wake up everyday wondering if the worst could happen. Instead, you want to focus on living with joy DESPITE having a health condition.

I’m here to tell you that is all possible! 

Schedule your free 15-minute consultation today so that you can take your life back!

 

How can I schedule an appointment with you?

If you are having problems with constant worries, dread or pain relating to your own chronic illness, I would love to meet with you to start your journey. An initial appointment can be scheduled by selecting “Book My Free Consultation” below. Once completed, you will receive a confirmation message detailing next steps.

1. Make Appt

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(443) 977 – 4885

2. Get Link

Receive a Zoom link

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3. Your Visit

Talk to Alicia Dorn, MS, LCPC – Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

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4. What you’ll need

Internet Connection and Mobile Device or Desktop

Why do I feel so emotional?

The physical and lifestyle changes that typically occur with a chronic illness may be followed by a wave of emotions, including shock, sadness and anger. You may find yourself grieving the sense of who you were before the diagnosis.

One day you may feel energetic and motivated, able to complete daily tasks… While the next day, you may feel sick, be in pain, or even need help from family members to complete tasks. 

Your feelings and experiences are real and completely understandable.

Therapy can help you feel more in control over the strong feelings that can come with your physical health and lifestyle changes. You can learn who you are NOW and find joy in that. With time you will notice that you are still YOU, and perhaps stronger than you’d imagined – even with a chronic illness. 

 

Online Support Groups for Chronic Illness and Pain

Adorned with Life, LLC offers six-week skills based support groups for anyone living with chronic health conditions. Services will be conducted through use of a secure online portal so you can access it from any residing state. The experience will be the same as in-person meetings, but you will be in the comfort of your own personal space.

 

Adulting with a Chronic Illness Support Group

Dates: Wednesdays from May 11, 2022 – June 15, 2022

Time: 6-7 PM

Price: $325

 

Teens Living with Chronic Illness Support Group

Dates: Tuesdays from May 10, 2022 – June 14, 2022

Time: 6-7 PM 

Price: $300

 

 

 

Free 15 Minutes Consultation

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Teletherapy

Call now. You don’t have to struggle. I can help!

I offer secure online therapy for individuals, families and groups.

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn How it Works!

I’M NERVOUS ABOUT STARTING THERAPY. IS THAT NORMAL?

Therapy can be vulnerable and new, so it’s natural to be nervous. It can be scary to think of opening up or crying in front of someone new, perhaps fearing that it will be awkward and uncomfortable. The fear around that can feel overwhelming. Getting the counseling we need can be challenging. And although it’s normal to be nervous, that doesn’t make it feel great. It takes courage to continue getting the help you need.

Therapy is a space where you can be yourself and feel safe from judgment, including feeling nervous. We’re committed to finding a way to care for your nervousness and ensure sessions are as comfortable as possible.
We’re here if you want to talk about it during a free phone consultation.

HOW DO I KNOW IF MY THERAPIST IS THE RIGHT ONE FOR ME?

Take your time to read through this website. If you sense that we may be a good fit based on what you are reading, you can call us.

During a free phone consultation, you can ask one of our therapists about how they have helped other people like you before, ask how they work as a therapist, or any other questions you may have that are specific-to-you. You’ll also be able to tell them what’s up, and you and one of our therapists can decide together how they can help.

It will usually take a couple of sessions to feel comfortable and develop a relationship. During the sessions, you’ll be able to understand how comfortable you feel in sessions. Our approach is not going to work for everyone. What’s most important is that you find someone who you feel is the right fit for you. We can explore that together.

Get in touch!

By booking your consultation call, you will be able to:

    • Speak with me within the next business day.
    • Openly discuss what has been challenging you.
    • Ask any questions that will help you determine if I am the best fit to help you on your journey.
    • Schedule your first appointment if we are a great match!

I can help you feel better! Reach out for your consultation call today!

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10440 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Ste 300
Columbia, MD 21044