Specializing in Chronic Illness Therapy for Adults, Teens, and Children
Chronic diseases are among the most prevalent and expensive health conditions in the United States. Over half of all Americans suffer from at least one chronic disease, and that number is expected to grow. People who struggle with chronic illness often face unique psychological and emotional challenges, in addition to physical pain and disability. Life can feel uncertain, and dramatic behavioral changes are often required to adapt to a new lifestyle of self-care. There may be great difficulty in accepting the reality of impaired health and functioning in ourselves or a loved one, especially after a recent diagnosis.
If you or someone close to you is suffering with a chronic condition, working with a skilled psychotherapist can help improve your quality of life in a variety of ways. Together we can examine the disease’s root causes, course of development, and treatment, and I can assist you with adopting lifestyle changes that may minimize and slow the progression of symptoms and complications. Whether your condition is congenital, terminal, reversible, or treatment-resistant, a therapeutic relationship that fosters acceptance and self-compassion can be deeply transformative. It is truly a joy to witness my clients find meaning in their experiences while discovering new ways to offer their gifts to the world, despite physical limitations.
I offer a safe, loving, and non-judgmental space in which to explore all aspects of your health and well-being through mind, body, and spirit. Regardless of the severity of your illness or your goals for therapy, I am confident I can help facilitate lasting and meaningful change in your life. I have over a decade of experience with the following conditions:
Autoimmune Diseases, including Lupus, Type 1 Diabetes, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Celiac Disease, Crohn’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, and ME/CFS
Chronic Pain Conditions, including Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Metabolic Disorders, including Type 2 Diabetes and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Mental Health Conditions, including Depression, Anxiety, and Bipolar Disorder
Progressive Disorders, including COPD, ALS, and Alzheimer’s Disease
Heart Disease and Stroke
Autism Spectrum Disorders