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Chronic Illness & Pain

Living with a chronic illness not only takes its toll on the physical body but on an individual’s emotional state as well.  Many individuals suffering from a chronic illness also suffer from depression and anxiety.  A chronic illness can impact how an individual views themselves and their relationships.  It also directly impacts how a family functions and can strain relationships within the family.  I feel that there is a needed link for patients living with a chronic illness to the mental health field.  I also feel that it is important to work with individuals as well as the entire family to help strengthen relationships and improve communication.  My goal is to help individuals, couples, children, and families to strengthen their relationships with themselves and each other.  

Areas within Chronic Illness & Pain:

Autoimmune diseases

Arthritis

Accidents

Chronic Pain

Communicating effectively with doctors

Disability

Employment / Unemployment

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