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Illness, Caregiving & Loss

More than 35 million Americans are living with some form of chronic mental or physical illness or disability. The vast majority of these individuals depend upon their families to care for them.

Caring for a family member who is ill can have a dramatic effect upon a family. Although it can provide opportunities for profound closeness, it can also be hugely stressful in unexpected ways.

Sometimes, the person who is ill and his or her family may need assistance with the significant psychological adjustments that accompany the loss of health so they can continue to live their lives as optimally as possible.

Please call me if you would like to explore whether psychotherapy might be helpful for you or your family. As a therapist, I have worked with many families with members with chronic illnesses or disabilities, helping both the families as a whole and their individual members. I also have a special interest in assisting care-givers.

 

I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity. ― Gilda Radner