Chronic illness effects one out of every five people, yet it somehow still feels isolating. We aim to help those with chronic illness find connection, hope, and strength. Our Friday morning and Saturday clinic is here just for you and your loved ones. Our office is both comfortable and peaceful because it encourages sharing laughter, emotions, and empowerment with one another. Depression and anxiety are complications that are most common among nearly all chronic medical conditions, largely causing a decline in physical health. Combatting anxiety, depression, and other emotional health setbacks are exhausting and overwhelming when caring for a chronic illness, leaving people feeling unfulfilled in life. We will help you find meaning and construct a lifestyle that is more satisfying while integrating the practical realities of your illness.
We treat people living with a broad spectrum of illnesses including (but not limited to) diabetes, arthritis, autoimmune disorders, coronary disease, pulmonary disease, kidney disease, Parkinson’s disease, chronic pain, lupus, degenerative disorders, Lou Gehrig’s disease, obesity, and disordered eating.
The therapy we practice at Heritage is backed up by research and has a very high success rate among our clients. We use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and various mindfulness techniques tailored to the needs of the chronically ill. These techniques help identify core negative beliefs, which confound our self perception, and how we interpret our relationships and environment. Once our clients identify these core beliefs, they learn to take control of their lives, define themselves in new ways, connect with loved ones, and find further value in life.
Absolutely! The stress of a chronic illness expands across families, friends, and those who work with illnesses. It is not uncommon to neglect personal needs in order to help care for another person’s illness.