A chronic illness refers to a disease that persists for a long period of time. In most clinical definitions, chronic illness has effects that last for three months or more. Unfortunately, there is no cure for the majority of chronic illnesses and instead, patients must learn to manage their symptoms the best that they can through whatever therapies are available. Everyone responds to chronic illness slightly differently, but virtually every patient and/or their family will find that it takes a toll on their mental health. It can be difficult to adapt to life knowing that the repercussions of the illness are long-term, and you may have no idea when to expect a reprieve. Our chronic illness counseling service aims to help you come to terms with the chronic illness that you or your loved one is facing and together we can find healthy coping strategies.
If you'd like to learn more about this counseling service, I'd love to help. Please do not hesitate to give me a call at (850) 688-2244. I look forward to hearing from you!