Chronic Illness Counseling in San Francisco


Adjusting to life with chronic illness--your own or that of someone important to you--can be a challenge. Changes in your body, your relationships--even the diagnosis alone--can be hard to take...but it's not only the physical changes that are problematic. The illness can set off a cascade of negative emotions.

MS (Multiple Sclerosis), IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease--Crohn's disease, Ulcerative Colitis), COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder), HIV, Diabetes, Herpes--chronic illness can get you down!

My clients want to feel better about themselves, their bodies, their relationships--better about their lives. 

My passion and my work are about helping you thrive regardless of your physical or emotional challenges. I truly know that you can have a terrific life--even when awful things happen.  I also know that it can be really hard to get there alone.

My style is interactive, empathic and respectful.  I know that you are a unique individual and that one size does not fit all.  My work is grounded in mindfulness and somatic (body) awareness, CBT (Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy), ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), and psychodynamic therapies--as well as my own life experience.  You can learn more about my education here.

Your life experience and affinities will be the guide as we work together to find the tools that help untangle your difficult emotions and get you back on track, engaged, and moving forward on your unique life path. 

You can have a life you love regardless of your challenges.

Let's get started! 


Call today for a free 15 minute phone consult: (415)665-5220