Understanding and responding to the behavioral and psychological symptoms of serious illness such as Diabetes, Hypertension, Congestive Heart Failure, Chronic Kidney Disease, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Cancer & Long Haul Covid-19.


Life before your diagnosis seems like a dream.

Now you find yourself up at night, worrying, comparing your old life and the lives of your friends to this new life of doctors’ appointments, medications, and a constant buzzing reminder in your mind that something is wrong with you. Covid-19 is probably intensifying your fears. If you’re like many people I see with a life-changing or life limiting illness you often:

  • Cringe when someone says, “How are you?” 

  • Pretend things are OK.

  • Use a lot of energy to protect the people you love.

  • Hate the phrase “Accept your new normal.”

  • Agonize over each and every medical appointment.

  • Feel frustrated or angry that nothing feels normal.

  • Think about death, dying or leaving your loved ones behind.

Having a chronic illness does change your life,

 …….but it doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice who you are.

Whether you’re newly diagnosed or dealing with illness long-term, I can help you:

  • Make sense of your diagnosis.

  • Identify the triggers that worsen your symptoms so you can reduce your suffering and pain.

  • Recognize and learn to change the thoughts that contribute to the fear of progressing symptoms, disease, or death

  • Reduce your reactivity allowing you to sleep better, take care of yourself, and improve your relationships.

  • Learn and use awesome new tools, such as CBT, and mindfulness.

  • Get in touch with your values and needs so you can have the difficult conversations you’ve been ignoring.

  • Carry the weight of the fear of death and dying that you don’t think your friends and family can handle.

  • Bring balance back and get on with living.