Coping With Chronic Illness
Has your illness taken over your life?
Tired of all the doctors’ appointments, new medications, and side effects?
Feeling overwhelmed, out of control, scared about the future?
Asking yourself, is this the way the rest of my life is gonna be?
You are not alone.
You didn’t choose to get sick,
but YOU can CHOOSE HOW TO LIVE FULLY
Schedule a FREE 30-Minute Consult
I Support Individuals, Couples and Families Impacted By:
Cancer | Cardiac Disease | Diabetes | Insomnia | Chronic Pain | Fibromyalgia | Fertility Concerns | Neurological Disorders (e.g. epilepsy) | Rare chronic conditions (e.g. lyme disease) |
Autoimmune disorders | Long-term physical disabilities
You already sparkle
Together, we’ll get you shining even brighter by:
- Learning proven effective new strategies to improve coping with your illness, building off your existing strengths
- Identifying concrete changes that can organize and simplify your life
- Working with your medical team and family to improve communication
- Weighing out the evidence to make confident treatment decisions
- Integrating your illness into how you see yourself and your worldview
- Making a clear roadmap to navigate the health care system
Most patients choose to go through treatments to prolong life,
I want to support you to make your life worth living
Need more personalized support during your treatment?
I provide tailored treatment plans that can include extended sessions, facilitating doctor’s visits, family sessions, and support navigating treatment.
Hi, I’m Catalina.
Hi, I’m Catalina.
I know that life isn’t fair or easy.
I’ve shared in patient’s fears that life will never be the same and wanting to just feel “normal” again.
Working in cancer most of my career, I’ve witnessed how helpless one can feel and how overwhelming juggling doctor’s appointments, work, family can be.
I’ve grieved with families at the loss of their loved ones and I’ve celebrated victories.
Over the last 20 years, I’ve seen how medicine has allowed us to live longer, my aim is to help make life worth living.
Let’s get started!
**Even if you don’t work with me, if you have a chronic condition such as cancer, cardiac disease, or are experiencing physical changes associated with aging, it is important you work with a therapist who understands how medical treatments impact emotional and psychological wellbeing.