Coping with Life-Threatening Illness: Better Health & Quality of Life

Chronic and life-threatening illness presents a variety of emotional challenges for the individual, and for loved ones, too. I provide chronic disease support for individuals, couples and families. I'll help you and your loved ones adjust to life changes associated with chronic disease, and work with you to achieve behavior change to reach the health goals set by you and your doctor.

  • First we'll assess your needs. With your permission, I will consult with your doctor, as needed. Then we'll get down to work, addressing issues that may include:dealing with the crisis of initial diagnosis;

  • reducing stress through the use of self-relaxation and other behavioral stress management techniques;

  • helping parents deal with behavioral and emotional problems in a child affected by chronic illness;

  • helping partners with care taking and self-care issues;

  • maintaining intimacy and dealing with sexual issues;

  • coping with grief and loss associated with a chronic or life-threatening illness.

Call or send me an email to arrange a free telephone consultation.

Joseph C. Yaskin, MSS, LSW

(484) 278-1755