Medical Family Therapy
Integrating Mental Health and Physical Health
Therapy to help families manage medical illness or chronic conditions.
Medical illnesses and chronic conditions are related to your state of mental health and can be manifested or exacerbated by stress, worry, and negative thinking. They can also create added stress to your life because of discomfort, pain, the need for changes in your daily routine, difficulty fulfilling your social roles and responsibilities, and increased reliance on family members. Some medical conditions affect physical appearance, however, do not cause sickness, but may cause social anxiety. Maybe you are the one taking care of a family member's health needs at home and you are experiencing stress of your own. It can be difficult to find someone who will listen to your own needs and who can help you manage your needs better. I provide what is called "Medical Family Therapy" to incorporate my client's physical health needs with their mental health needs when you or a family member is physically and/or emotionally suffering from a medical condition. I help you through the changes of the life cycle and family life cycle and work through "caregiver fatigue" with the support you deserve.