Autoimmune and Chronic Illness Counseling
An autoimmune disease is when one’s own body attacks itself due to a faulty immune system. There are various different types of autoimmune diseases. For many autoimmune diseases there are no cures and the treatments are challenging. In other words, while there are treatments available, managing the disease is no small feat. However, for all autoimmune diseases, being able to manage stress is known to improve quality of life, both physical and mental.
I have experience in autoimmune illness counseling for:
- Crohn’s Disease
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis/Autoimmune Liver Disease
- Celiac’s Disease
- Grave’s Disease
- Psoriasis/Psoriatic Arthritis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Hashimoto’s Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
I also have experience in counseling these chronic health conditions:
- Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS)
- Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)
*EDS is not categorized as an autoimmune disease, but is a painful and chronic connective tissue disorder. Additionally, new evidence may be pointing to POTS being categorized as autoimmune. I’ve also worked with individuals that are blind and deaf. However, I am not fluent in ASL.
It is not uncommon that one individual may experience multiple conditions listed above.