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Our mental health is as important as our physical health.

 

I am dedicated to helping individuals like you navigate the emotional challenges that often accompany a chronic illness diagnosis. I understand that living with a chronic condition can be a complex and emotionally taxing journey, and my warm, compassionate, and empathetic approach is here to support you every step of the way.

Navigating the Emotional Landscape of Chronic Illness

A chronic illness diagnosis can trigger a wide range of emotions – from anxiety and depression to fear and anger. It's completely normal to feel overwhelmed by the medical challenges and lifestyle adjustments that come with conditions such as chronic kidney disease, diabetes, and other autoimmune disorders. Not to mention the journey it might have taken to understand what was happening to your body and getting a diagnosis.

Specializing in Medical Trauma

In addition to anxiety and depression, many people with chronic illness also experience medical trauma. Procedures, treatments, and the uncertainty of the future can be deeply distressing and create ongoing trauma reactions. You may even be avoiding your care or treatments because of these reactions. We can process these experiences and help you move forward.

Experience You Can Trust

My professional and personal experience has provided me with unique insights into the specific challenges you face. I've been a medical social worker for over 10 years. For the last 7 years I have worked extensively with individuals living with advanced chronic kidney disease (stages 4 & 5) and those that have transitioned to dialysis due to End Stage Renal Disease. Many of the individuals I have worked with also have other medical conditions like diabetes, hypertension and autoimmune conditions. In addition to helping others that have health challenges, I also have the lived experience with managing two autoimmune conditions. Together, we will develop strategies to enhance your emotional well-being and overall quality of life.

Your Journey to Emotional Wellness Begins Here

If you're ready to embark on a journey toward emotional healing and resilience in the face of chronic illness, I am here to support you. Remember, you don't have to navigate this path alone. Reach out to me today to schedule an appointment, and let's work together to cultivate a sense of hope, empowerment, and emotional well-being.

 

If you would like to see if a different time is available, please reach out to me at mstevenson@curiositycounselingllc.com.

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