Has a medical illness taken over your life?
Are you finding it difficult to cope with a diagnosis?
Are you worried about the impact of your illness on your loved ones?
Serious medical illness can impact every facet of life: work, relationships, parenting, finances, sexuality, body image, fertility, and more. Our physical health is often deeply tied to our sense of self. Facing a life-changing illness like cancer, an autoimmune disorder, Parkinson’s, or Alzheimer’s. can leave us questioning nearly everything about ourselves.
Living with an illness often requires multiple adjustments—ranging from practical ones like modifying our work schedule to make room for treatment; to physical ones, like no longer having the energy for sports; to emotional ones, like facing our deep disappointment and fear that a treatment may impact our fertility. Adjustments like these elicit all sorts of feelings and reactions, both from ourselves and our families.
We provide a safe space for you to explore what your illness means to you and those around you. Our intention is to support you in identifying positive coping strategies that are most helpful in adjusting to whatever phase of illness you are experiencing. Whether your illness is new, chronic, or even end-stage, we believe that life with illness can be filled with meaning and dignity, despite the very real losses and indignities often faced by patients and caregivers.