Health Psychology

As health psychologists, our goal is to help patients adjust to their diagnosis, cope with treatment, and transition back to work and family responsibilities after treatment has finished. At each stage of the journey, individuals face different types of challenges and often need outside support in order to cope more effectively.  

While we often have limitations in our ability to change our illness course, we can work together to better understand and reduce the emotional impact of illness or injury. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will find new ways to help you achieve a greater sense of wellness as you find a “new normal.” Our focus is on helping patients improve and maintain the quality of their lives regardless of illness trajectory. 

Helping individuals:

  • Reduce stress and adjust to illness
  • Develop better coping methods
  • Implement lifestyle changes in order to achieve a greater sense of stability and peace in the face of medical challenges
  • Obtain professional psychosocial support for cancer
  • Transition back to work and family responsibilities after cancer treatment
  • Manage acute and chronic pain
  • Treat sleep difficulties
  • Navigate often complicated health care systems
  • Address end-of-life concerns including anticipatory grief, anxiety, guilt, and difficulties in communicating with loved ones

Helping families, couples, and caregivers:

  • Receive high quality, professional support during difficult medical situations
  • Improve communication
  • Process grief and loss
  • Learn to handle conflict in the face of illness
  • Achieve greater balance and self-care


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