With chronic illness specifically, people experience the negative effects in a variety of unforeseen ways. Typically, people only consider the physical effects, but more often than people realize, people with chronic illness also suffer significantly with the emotional burden of ongoing, diminishing health, chronic pain, loss of freedom and independence, and fear.
Through mental health counseling, people can experience reduced anxiety, diminished stress, and better coping mechanisms for their depression or anxiety. By elevating their emotional state, people can also see an improvement in their physical health and relationships with others.
Many times, a positive attitude is the difference between healing and lingering illness. Counseling supports treatment goals by improving doctor-patient communication, trust, and respect. When people demonstrate an improved attitude toward to treatment, they often experience more satisfaction with their care and enhanced outcomes.
Counseling services provide a safe environment to grow in understanding, gain support for needed change, and develop knowledge for better decision making — all of which are critical components of healing.
Our goal is to see each person we work with experience improved physical health, peace of mind, and strengthened or restored relationships.