Chronic Medical Conditions
Chronic Illness And Disability
Facing a serious injury or being diagnosed with a chronic illness such as cancer, diabetes, or heart disease can be an overwhelming and life-altering experience. These are often considered normal reactions to abnormal situations. Many of these medical conditions do not have a straightforward "cure," and those affected often grapple with the daunting challenge of adapting to a significantly altered life.
You may feel reluctant to open up to others about your illness. Should you tell your loved ones even though you still don't have all the answers yourself? How do you explain something so scary and complex? How do you reconcile your identity with your sudden limitations? Will others start treating you differently? In recognition of these struggles, we encourage you to reach out to our experienced clinicians who can help you offer you the support you need and navigate these complex stressors.
Treatment For Chronic Illness And Disability
Our treatment approach combines cognitive-behavioral and other research-backed techniques to help patients cope with the emotional and physical burdens associated with chronic illness. Our therapy sessions are designed to equip individuals with practical skills, such as relaxation techniques, mindfulness, stress management, effective communication, strategies for reframing thought patterns, value-based exercises, and community reintegration. These therapeutic interventions aim to enhance emotional well-being, improve coping strategies, and empower individuals to lead fulfilling lives despite the challenges of chronic illness or disability.
We also provide individual, family, and couples therapy to caregivers who support individuals with chronic medical conditions, addressing the unique stressors they commonly face, including caregiver burnout.
If you or a loved one are facing difficulties associated with a new or ongoing medical diagnosis, please reach out and schedule an appointment with one of our therapists today. They are ready and eager to guide you in the right direction.