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Therapy for Serious Illness


Have you been diagnosed with a serious or chronic illness? Counseling for serious illness such as cancer or autoimmune disorders can help you to:

  • Develop coping strategies
  • Ride the roller-coaster of emotions
  • Adjust to the new limitations your diagnosis entails
  • Manage your emotions

When you have been diagnosed with a serious health condition, you may feel overwhelmed, frustrated, angry, and afraid. At times like this, you may be at an increased risk of depression and anxiety. This is especially true if you have previous unresolved traumas in your past. Fortunately, counseling can help. It can provide a forum to process your emotions, help you heal past traumatic experiences, and teach you tools to cope with the present situation.

“What a difference a year makes. Last year I was getting diagnosed and scheduling my double mastectomy…My heart is full of gratitude and appreciation for everyone (including YOU) who helped get me to where I stand right now…You helped me redirect my thoughts exactly when I needed to and I was able to let go of so much pain and anger. I have never been so happy in my whole life – just being me! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!”

Cancer

If you have received a cancer diagnosis you may be experiencing a variety of challenging emotions. The news can feel devastating and the options overwhelming. At times, it is difficult to avoid feeling gripped by fear.

Mental health therapy for cancer patients can be a great resource, providing you with a safe place and objective listener to be by your side. You don’t have to go through this alone. (read more)

Chronic health conditions

If you are dealing with a chronic health condition, you may feel like you have lost your life as you knew it. You may be struggling to adjust to your “new normal,” or rebelling against the very idea of a “new normal.”

Mental health therapy for chronic illness can help you to ease the underlying stress that can exacerbate symptoms, and to find a way to be at peace with what is. (read more)

Counseling for family members

If your loved one has received a diagnosis, you may feel overwhelmed and wonder what you can do to help. Adequate self care is important. You need to be at your best in order to do your best.

Counseling for family members can support you and help you navigate your own emotional experience as your loved one deals with their illness. (read more)

If you would like to schedule an appointment or if you would like to learn more about counseling for serious illness, contact me.