Health Psychology

It is common to feel sad or discouraged after a heart attack, a cancer diagnosis, or if you are trying to manage a chronic condition such as epilepsy, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, or pain. You may be facing new limits on what you can do and feel anxious about treatment outcomes and the future. It may be hard to adapt to a new reality and to cope with the changes and ongoing treatment that come with the diagnosis. Your favorite activities, like biking or gardening, may be harder to do.

Our specialist health psychologists and counselors work closely with adolescents, young adults, adults, and seniors and their families who are struggling with depression, anxiety, and chronic pain, which is common among people who have chronic illnesses such as the following:

  • Cancer
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Stroke
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

Therapy with expert clinicians and a team can make a difference in day-to-day life if you are coping with a chronic or long-term illness.

Our specialists utilize the following treatment modalities to help you or your loved one cope and regain the balance and joy in your lives:

  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Dignity Therapy
  • Grief Counseling
  • Integrative Medicine Practices (e.g., aromatherapy, horticultural therapy, music therapy)
  • Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Health related Psycho-Education

Our expert clinicians work in a safe, non-judgmental, and non-religious environment with a range of health conditions. We explore and understand significant meaning in your or your loved one’s life and utilize effective tools to create positive mindsets, recovery, empowerment, hope, joy, and healing.