Chronic Illness & Medical

Family Therapy

Have you recently been diagnosed with an acute or chronic illness? Are you struggling with the life changes associated with a chronic disease? 

You might be attempting to cope with a newly diagnosed illness and are finding yourself grieving the loss of your old life and future goals. Perhaps this news has left you feeling overwhelmed with anxiety and depression, as you attempt to grasp what this diagnosis may mean for you and your life. You may have been dealing with this disease for years but are wanting to find a better way to cope with the emotional component of it and are eager to regain parts of your old self. You could be feeling alone and isolated, wanting to build up a new support system of people that care about you and want to spend more time with you. Or, you may find that you have accepted your medical condition but those around you have not and you are wanting to help them come closer to this acceptance. 

There is no right or wrong way to feel following the diagnosis of a new medical illness. Let me help you to manage any distress created by this change in your life and begin to make meaning behind the reasoning for this major transition. I have years of experience working with individuals and families undergoing: 
  • Cancer diagnosis and treatment
  • Hospice care
  • High risk pregnancies
  • Treatment for major medical conditions, including diabetes, cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis, amongst many others
  • Infertility

Fees

Intake - $150 for a 50 minute session

50 minute individual or couples session - $130

90 minute individual or couples session - $185

Because I realize that you may want the cost of sessions to apply to your insurance deductibles,  I am happy to provide you with receipts that you may submit for reimbursement upon request.

 

I do presently accept Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Cigna insurance, although you should call your specific plan to verify that telehealth services are covered. Please see the FAQ page to find questions that you can ask insurance to determine eligibility. 

**Please note that I provide a 20 minute complimentary consultation for prospective clients, if requested. This time is used to help us get acquainted, help you become comfortable with the online format and to determine the best possible fit for your ongoing treatment. This is not a therapeutic consultation and does not replace the intake session. This, and all other sessions, can be arranged by contacting me.**

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Email: destiny@connectingheartstherapy.com

Phone: (860) 428-3400

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