My Approach to Helping
When living with the impact of an illness, people are often faced with uncertainty, a feeling of aloneness, a loss of possibilities once taken for granted, and fears of an anticipated but unknown future. Some challenges present new and uncharted territory, others may resurface old patterns and difficulties.
As a health psychologist, I provide specialized psychological care for patients and loved ones through the complicated changes and challenges of an illness.
My practice offers protected space and specialized support to help you live, adapt, and even grow in response to an illness. Together we can help you reduce stress and distress, and nourish meaningful connections with yourself, important others, and what truly matters to you.
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I draw on practical knowledge of the impact of navigating serious illnesses gained through years of experience in medical settings, with the time and space to attend to the deeper emotional needs that typically cannot be addressed in busy, fast-paced medical settings.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
It takes courage to live, adapt, and even grow with the often profound challenges of an illness, and to seek the supports we need in order to do so.
As your therapist, it is my goal to be present and engaged with you in ways that help you to feel seen, understood, and helped.
I will accompany and help you with what you are facing in ways that assist you to ease stress and distress, build connection, and deepen your sense of what matters most. As new experiences and potentials emerge in therapy, I will support you to deepen and build upon them as trusted resources in your daily life.
It is possible to expand your view of yourself and the possibilities that still exist in your life, one that can integrate the changes, uncertainties, and losses of an illness.