LIVING WITH CHRONIC ILLNESS
Nothing can prepare you or a loved one for the amount of loss living with chronic and illness creates. It can often feel like a dark and lonely road with no way out, but is important to remember you (or your loved one) are much more than your illness.
In therapy we collaborate on how to honor your limitations, let go of expectations, and how to distinguish yourself from your illness.
I have had the distinct honor of working with the chronically and seriously ill for many years in the medical field and I am very passionate about supporting patients and families during these difficult times.
Being a caregiver for a friend or a loved one is one of the most important roles we can ever have. However, it can also be isolating, exhausting, and difficult to keep healthy boundaries. It can result in unwanted to changes to the caregiver’s life, such as mood, sleep, emotional and physical changes.
Reaching out for support in this time can be difficult but it can also be very rewarding. At time in life when you want to give all your support to someone else it is important to also take time for yourself!
In my years of work with the chronically ill and their families I have always enjoyed working with the caregivers and witnessing their dedication and devotion to their loved one. I remain committed to these selfless warriors who continue to amaze me!