What is happening to me?

Chronic Illness & Pain

A chronic illness is a medical condition that lasts longer than one year and does not have a cure. The illness can last for the duration of the person’s life, sometimes being the cause of death. Most people with a condition can find themselves having a combination of physical and mental health concerns. The physical issues can often lead to the development of disabilities, making it difficult to participate in activities that would appear “the norm” (i.e., riding a bike, going for a walk, eating out with friends). It is also common for someone with a chronic illness to be recommended to make sudden or eventual changes in their lifestyles to maintain or improve their quality of life (i.e., change of diet, medications, frequent doctor appointments).

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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2. Get 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

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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. The person may find themselves grieving the sense of self that they knew 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. Another tough reality for many is that they could potentially die as a result of their chronic illness, which brings on feelings of doom and worry.

How can therapy help me with my chronic illness?

Managing your stress can aid in maintaining your physical health – even with a chronic illness! Therapy can help you feel more control over the strong feelings that can come with your physical health and lifestyle changes. You can talk through your thoughts without judgement or feeling misunderstood, while also finding a sense of hope.

Online Mental Health Treatment for Chronic Illness and Pain

All Adorned with Life, LLC appointments are offered for anyone in the state of Maryland. Services will be conducted through use of a secure online portal. The experience will be the same as in-person meetings, but you will be in the comfort of your own personal space.

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

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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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4132 E Joppa Rd
Nottingham, MD 21236