Chronic Illness, Disability, and Medical Condition
Providing psychotherapy for people managing chronic illness, medical conditions, and disability, ages 18+ via Telehealth (Zoom). Also providing support for caregivers of people with disabilities.
Does your chronic condition or medical issue interfere with the way you relate to your work, friends and family?
Depending on the type of condition you or your loved one has, you may relate differently to colleagues, friends and family. You feel alone because other people do not understand what you are going through. You may feel like other people are unfairly judging you and your loved ones, and they see you as nothing more than your medical condition or disability. You dislike having to explain your situation over and over again to others and you may feel disconnected and not want to interact further.
You may experience:
Struggles to maintain your relationships with your friends and family
Difficulty staying focused and productive at work
Stress or anxiety from having to explain yourself without coming off as complaining
Not wanting to interact with others for fear of being judged
Psychotherapy can help
It may feel like it is an overwhelming task now, but you can regain control and feel connected to others again.
Psychotherapy helps you do 3 things:
Recognize how your or your loved one's disability/medical condition and difficulties relate to your identity
Understand how you or your loved one's condition impact your thinking, mood, and how you relate to your friends, family and coworkers, while acknowledging you may do things differently from others
Learn tools that will help you overcome your difficulties, so you can move forward, regain control and accomplish your goals
I will help through this process, tailoring each step to your unique needs and circumstances. My approach to psychotherapy comes from a place of positivity and hope: Understanding that neither you or your situation are the "problem," but it is simply the cycle you are in that needs to be fixed.