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Are you living with a chronic medical condition like cancer, diabetes, hypertension, or asthma?
Do you feel like a burden to the people in your life that you care about and you are afraid to ask for help?
Have you avoided going to the doctor because you are afraid they will dismiss your concerns?
If any of the above is true for you, don’t give up! Seeing a therapist can help you live a more satisfying life with your chronic health conditions.
I have experience working in medical settings and know first-hand how to navigate your visits with specialists and general practitioners. It is discouraging to hear, “it’s all in your head” or to be given a referral to see a therapist.
Your physical symptoms are real!
Choosing to see a therapist does not change that.
I hope you will see therapy as a resource, I will help you advocate for your own health and support you along the way. Adjusting to living with a chronic illness is an ongoing process. It can feel very lonely and frustrating. You may feel even more isolated because when you don’t feel well, you end up canceling plans with friends or family. And, depression is frequently part of living with chronic illness. Depression can make it harder to manage the unpleasant symptoms and treatments for the symptoms of a chronic medical illness.
But, you are not alone and there is help!
If you have a diagnosis and a prescribed treatment from your doctor, a therapist can help you understand how to continue to manage the symptoms of your illness and to learn ways to live with instead of against your health condition. Sometimes the treatment for illness is painful, makes symptoms worse, or just doesn’t work at all. A therapist can help you ride out the multiple bumps in the road.