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Chronic Illness Counseling

Move towards acceptance and hope

Counseling for Chronic Illness in the Bay Area, California and Puerto Rico.

You feel like no one sees the physical and emotional struggle related to your chronic illness.

You're trying to stay strong for your friends and family, but it's getting to be too much.  You worry about being a burden when you have to ask for help more than you'd like.

Countless medical appointments, new medications, attempting to maintain some sort of normalcy while feeling frustrated, isolated and perhaps grieving the life you once knew.

You feel defeated when you can't attend social activities after you've said you'd go, but you're too exhausted. 

You’re tired of feeling:

  • Angry and robbed of the future you had envisioned for yourself. 

  • Like you’re being a burden when you have to ask for help more than you'd like.

  • Lost and that you don’t recognize your life since your chronic illness seems to have taken over so much of your life.

You can let it all out and not feel like a burden

You want to find some acceptance and peace with your body and health so you can live a values-driven life. 


Chronic illness may be part of your life, but it's not all of it.  You want to reconnect your authentic self to feel more grounded and hopeful.  

Chronic illness therapy will help you: 

Make space for your mental wellness

Process your thoughts and feelings related to your condition

Help you clarify your core values so you can live a values-driven life

Foster self compassion and acceptance related to your illness

Learn mindfulness techniques to feel more grounded and balanced

Navigate relationships with friends, family,  and colleagues. 

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I understand where you're coming from

My own lifelong medical challenges and my professional experiences have allowed me to connect with my clients and support them with their emotional and mental well-being.  By having a deep understanding of the fears, stress, and worries that stem from health conditions, I support my clients by harnessing their strengths and values to cope with their chronic illness.  

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Your mental well-being deserves a space too

I'll walk along side you in this journey to help you rediscover your sense of self so you can show up more fully in your life.   


We'll uncover your resilience and strengths while fostering self compassion.   Together we'll clarify your core values and integrate them into our work, so they can guide us to a life that is meaningful to you. 


Coping with chronic illness can be overwhelming, but we'll work together to help you reconnect to what's most important to you so you can feel more centered and whole.   


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You''re not alone

  • How does Therapy in Puerto Rico work?
    We offer both in-person and online therapy for adults and teens who are residents of Puerto Rico. All online therapy sessions are held virtually on the HIPAA compliant platform SimplePractice. For those clients interested in Walk and Talk therapy, we will have our initial session virtually and then we will schedule our follow up sessions and meet either at the Lagoon of Condado or at Escambron beach.
  • Do you provide therapy services in English?
    Yes! Both Kristin and Maegan provide services in English. Check our bio pages to learn more about each of us.
  • Do you offer in-person therapy?
    Yes! We also offer a limited number of Walk-and-Talk slots for clients who are interested in meeting in person but also want to embrace nature.
  • What is Walk and Talk therapy?
    Walk and Talk therapy is like traditional psychotherapy, but it's held outdoors while incorporating movement. We'll be embracing nature and walking while we're talking about your concerns. Walk and Talk therapy allows us to be able to incorporate a mind-body approach while processing your thoughts and feelings. There are many benefits of Walk and Talk therapy both for our physical and mental health. Walk and Talk sessions start from Escambron Beach in San Juan. Feel free to contact us to learn more about Walk and Talk therapy.
  • What are you fees for therapy in Puerto Rico?
    Kristin's session fee is $225 for a 50 minute individual session, $250 for couples therapy. Maegan's session fee is $165 for a 50 minute individual session, $175 for couples therapy. We are out of network providers and can provide you a superbill at the end of the month upon request. Please contact your insurance provider to inquire about your out-of-network mental health benefits. **Please note that superbills require a mental health diagnosis. Please read more about the benefits of private pay services on our general FAQ page.
  • How will I know if you're the right therapist in Puerto Rico for me?
    Let's talk about it! You can book your free phone consultation online so we can talk about what kind of support you're looking for and how we could work together.
  • If I'm off the island, can we still have our therapy sessions?"
    It depends. Each state has its own licensing board for therapist. If you' re going to be traveling off-island, please let us know so we can determine if we can continue to see you.
  • I'm ready to start therapy, what should I do next?
    Congratulations on making the decision to begin therapy! Next step is to book online or complete our contact form to schedule a free 15 minute phone consultation to make sure we're a good fit to work together. Looking forward to talking to you!
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