Are you living with a life changing illness? Are you trying to find a better quality of life dealing with chronic pain? Living with any sort of illness- acute, chronic, autoimmune- can take a toll on not just physical health but mental health as well. Living alongside your diagnosis isn't easy and it can change everything from ability to work, ability to be independent, to impacting relationships with your significant other and family members.
In an era of chronic pain and numerous illnesses, we tend to forget the impact this can have on us emotionally. Attending therapy allows you to have a safe place to openly explore the impact of having your life and body change. Therapy can also allow a place for you and your significant other (or family) or explore what is the new normal.
Talk therapy in addition to incorporating CBT techniques can offer self-compassion and relief if you are suffering from emotional pain, isolation and the daily challenges of coping with an illness.
Alexis Rosen offers in person and online therapy treatment specializing in chronic illness and is a special advocate in the mental health community for those who have Lyme Disease.