Chronic Illness and Pain

Mental Health Therapy for Chronic Illness

Your chronic illness and pain may be significantly impacting your mental health and overall well-being. Our practitioners are here to empathically support the experience of persistent physical symptoms, limitations, and discomfort that accompanies chronic health conditions.

The field of mental health now recognizes how many people who experience chronic health conditions often have a history of trauma, especially when there is a history of adversity in childhood. A person’s mental health also often suffers as a result of these health challenges. This might show up as depression and anxiety, emotional distress and dysregulation, or a sense of helplessness, particularly when the condition is poorly understood or difficult to manage. Additional trauma can also result as a person navigates the medical system, employment and family while sick and in pain.

Pain and chronic Illness

At HeartMind Resiliency, we understand this connection between the physical body and mental wellbeing. We support our clients by integrating a variety of approaches in a supportive and nurturing environment. By creating a treatment approach specific to your needs. We will use somatic skills that support the Bottom Up process of learning to be with your body in a way that feels less threatening. Many with chronic health conditions feel that their body has betrayed them and that they wish they didn’t have to be in a body. We are here to help you heal this relationship to your body with gentle techniques that encourage awareness, nervous system regulation and self compassion.

These approaches include Polyvagal informed therapy, Somatic Experiencing, mindfulness skills, or other somatic and experiential modalities that bring you into the present moment. We might also weave in Top Down approaches to support coping skills to manage symptoms and the corresponding thoughts and feelings. This may include ACT, CBT or DBT. Furthermore, our wellness services, including trauma sensitive yoga, breathwork, massage and bodywork, can be excellent additions to a person’s healing journey.

Living with a chronic illness can be an incredibly challenging and isolating experience. At HeartMind Resiliency, we specialize in providing mental health therapy tailored to individuals facing these unique struggles. We understand that chronic illness not only affects your physical health but can also take a toll on your mental well-being. Our dedicated team of therapists is here to offer you the compassionate support and guidance you need.

Our approach to mental health therapy for chronic illness is rooted in empathy and understanding. We recognize that every individual’s journey is unique, and we take the time to listen and deeply understand your personal challenges and concerns. Through open and honest conversations, we create a safe space for you to express your emotions and fears without judgment.

At HeartMind Resiliency, we believe in the power of resilience. Our therapists are trained in evidence-based techniques that can help you build emotional strength and cope with the psychological impact of chronic illness. We work collaboratively with you to develop personalized strategies that address anxiety, depression, and other emotional challenges you may be facing.

We understand that technology may not be your area of expertise, and that’s perfectly okay. Our user-friendly online platform makes accessing therapy convenient and straightforward. Whether you’re a therapist, psychologist, or psychiatrist seeking our services or an individual with a chronic illness looking for support, we are here to make the process as easy as possible.

At HeartMind Resiliency, our mission is to help you find hope, resilience, and a renewed sense of purpose despite the challenges of chronic illness. Together, we can work towards improving your mental health and enhancing your overall quality of life. You don’t have to face this journey alone; we are here to support you every step of the way.

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