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Physical Illness

Mental and physical health are fundamentally linked. If you are living with a chronic physical health condition, you may be experiencing emotional stress, which can be alleviated through talk therapy. 

Understanding the links between mind and body is the first step in developing strategies to get the support you need.

 


Clinical Focus


Relaxation Techniques

Relaxation techniques are helpful when managing a variety of health conditions. They include a number of practices, such as progressive relaxation, guided imagery, and deep breathing exercises. The goal is  to produce the body’s natural relaxation response and induce a feeling of increased well-being.


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

CBT will outline your thoughts, behaviors, moods, and physical reactions and how they tend to contribute to your psychological well being. A number of techniques are effective, such as agenda setting, self-monitoring, and changing distressing thoughts.