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Therapy for Chronic Illness

Does your chronic illness leave you feeling exhausted, depleted and stuck? Do you feel left out when you can’t partake in common, daily activities? Do you often feel isolated, yet also feel the need to hide your condition from others?

A person’s well-being is reliant not just on their physical condition, but also on their mental health. While you may be struggling right now physically, you can thrive mentally and emotionally, despite your illness! Your illness does not define you. 

Life is Complex

A chronic illness is never something we plan for. But one day we get a diagnosis from our healthcare provider, and suddenly, our world, and the world of our loved ones, is turned upside down. It can feel like we have no control over our lives. 

Things we were once able to do, we may no longer be able to. Plans we once made, we may no longer be able to keep. Our positive emotions are often replaced by negative ones like fear, stress, anger, shame, and low self-worth.

While everyone experiences negative emotions from time to time, chronic negative emotions can make it that much harder for us to physically cope with our illness or find any joy in life.

Turning Pain into Strength

Therapy is a powerful way to face the challenges and subsequent negative emotions you are dealing with. By facing our negative emotions, instead of stuffing them down inside of us, we can often turn our pain into strength.

I specialize in helping people dealing with chronic illness navigate their feelings, losses, frustrations, and disappointments, so they can not only survive their psychological and emotional challenges but thrive because of them!

Using practical solution-focused therapy, I offer tangible results that can help you move forward with your life despite the chronic illness. Together, we will identify your feelings, attitudes, and limiting beliefs surrounding your chronic illness, understand the origins of any damaging thought patterns, and create new positive mental and emotional habits.

If you’d like to speak to someone and learn practical strategies to help you keeping living, please reach out to me.