Chronic Medical Conditions don't just mess with your body.
Whether you're consumed with thinking about managing diabetes or colitis perfectly, or worrying that you're not thinking about your health enough, it can be hard to feel like yourself (let alone your best self) with a diagnosis of a chronic medical condition on board. You might go gung-ho and do every thing you're supposed to do for a week or so only to end up exhausted and discouraged with symptoms you still can't fully explain or control. There are emotional, social and psychological consequences that go with this disease, and these can take a significant toll that others often don't recognize or understand. This is where I come in.
I help people out of isolation, past self-judgment and into a life that is balanced and joyful.
I'm Cassady and I use my professional training as a Certified Medical Family Therapist to empower people to navigate chronic illness and live life in an authentic, fulfilling way. Whether it's yours or someone else's, I can help you take steps to heal and feel better because there's so much more to you than this disease. Here are some things we can work on together:
Feeling depressed, anxious and stuck in unproductive thought patterns
Worry about how your medical condition will affect your dating relationships & friendships
Determining "Disease Burnout" (such as "Diabetes Distress") from related conditions such as anxiety, depression and stress (yes, there's a difference)
Coping with the guilt and stress of not being perfect with your disease management
Adjusting to initial diagnosis and acclimating to “the new normal”
Life with complications
Relationship communication skills and navigating differing priorities and self-management
Issues with body image and self-esteem
Finding the balance between attention to food for the purposes of disease management and away from compulsive and/or obsessive thoughts around food