Chronic pain and illness impact every area of life, including mental health. I offer counseling to those individuals and their families.
Marriage & Family Therapist in ,
Supervised by L. Gordon Brewer, Jr., MEd., LMFT
Whether it's your child, spouse, or other loved one, taking care of someone with chronic pain, illness, and/or disability can put an enormous strain your physical and mental health. I can offer insight into your loved one's experiences and provide guidance on how to improve his/her quality of life as well as yours. You have been the pillar of support for so long. If you will allow it, I will help share your burden.
Everyone is living a story. Sometimes several stories (imagine trying to juggle that)! Narrative therapy is like a collaboration between writer and editor. You, the writer, know the story inside and out. You've lived it, rehashed it, mulled over it until you can recite it backwards and forwards. I, the editor, have the expertise to help you iron out the details, catch the inconsistencies, and polish your story until it shines. If you are willing to share, I love listening to a good story.
As if excruciating levels of daily pain and the loss of normal function weren't difficult enough, chronic pain and illness often lead to emotional struggles like anxiety, depression, loneliness, shame, and trauma. While I don't have the power to ease your physical suffering, I can help you in your journey to combat your emotional suffering.