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Therapy for Chronic Illness

Move towards acceptance and hope

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

You're feeling overwhelmed and frustrated 

Do you feel like no one sees the physical and emotional struggle related to your chronic illness?  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'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.   You feel defeated when you can't attend social activities after you've said you'd go, but you're too exhausted.  It can feel like you've been robbed of the future you had envisioned for yourself.  Coping with a chronic illness, health condition, or medical concerns of a loved one sometimes can feel all consuming.  It drains our physical and mental energy, which can be a source of great stress and overwhelm. 

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.   

I offer online counseling and provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and incorporate mindfulness practices into my work to help my clients.  I provide services for residents of California and Puerto Rico via a HIPAA compliant video platform.  

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You''re not alone