When you suffer from a chronic illness, you may feel isolated or alone in your suffering. It is not something everyone can understand. Trying to deal with it on your own can lead to feelings of loneliness, self-pity, frustration, and even depression. However, therapy for chronic illness can help you deal with your diagnosis and learn to live with your chronic illness.

What is Considered a Chronic Illness?

A chronic illness is typically considered a condition that lasts a year or more. While we reach out for medical solutions, these illnesses cannot always be solved medically.  Some examples would include the following:

  • Cancer
  • Arthritis
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s
  • Epilepsy
  • Diabetes

Faced with a long-term illness day after day, it is very common for mood disorders such as depression or anxiety to develop. Therapy for chronic illness is important for your well-being. It can help redirect your focus away from the illness and learn how to cope with your diagnosis and any life impacting changes you may need to implement.

Signs You May Need Help

Do you find that you are irritable or have difficulty in relationships? Maybe you have lost interest in things you used to enjoy. Physical symptoms that often accompany a chronic illness may develop. Some examples include fatigue, stomach issues, general pain and headaches. Other symptoms that could manifest are difficulty with your memory, inability to focus, anxiety, tension, and feelings of sadness. Doctors attribute these to the high amounts of stress your body endures with a diagnosis. However, many find relief of many symptoms through psychotherapy.

How Therapy with Michelle Webber Can Help

Therapy for chronic illness takes on a unique approach with Michelle. Together you develop a plan specifically for your diagnosis and lifestyle. Sessions offer emotional support and will target coping skills, thought processes, regulating your emotions, medication management, finding healthy limits, and seeking what you value most in life. Michelle will share her unique approach to pain management.

Michelle has extensive experience working with clients suffering with chronic illnesses. Her vibrant personality encourages focusing on embracing the good and working through obstacles which may be holding you back. Begin your journey to feel healthier and more vibrant by contacting Michelle Webber today. Click here to get in touch, or call (323) 301-0083 today!