Medical Psychotherapy

For Adults with a life changing illness or injury, or end-of-life issues as well as their caregiver and families. Also helpful for Medical Professionals: EMTs, MD, RN, Social Workers, and other related professionals.

Health issues or a sudden injury can raise a lot of emotions and stress for the both the person experiencing and the family supporting the individual.

You may feel overwhelmed, scared and found coping with this particular type of challenge unbearable… and rightfully so.

A new diagnosis like cancer or daily struggle of living with chronic conditions like heart failure, COPD or diabetes can ignite feelings of anxiety, depression, grief / loss, and a desire to withdraw from loved ones and activities. ​

Medical Psychotherapy is unique because it encompasses the whole person in treatment: mind, body and spirit. Sometimes this can include your support system and medical doctor as you wish. Addressing your emotional needs can have positive impact on your quality of life and ability to manage your medical needs.

Medical Psychotherapy can help you navigate one of the most difficult life challenges in the following ways:

For the ill / injured individual:

  • A safe space to express yourself
  • Relief from overwhelming fear, anger and grief
  • Reduce stress to aid in healing
  • Support making difficult decisions about care
  • Skill building in managing loved one and day-to-day needs
  • Learn to cope with a new normal: changes to your body, life and relationships

For family / friends / caregiver:

  • Improve communication skills
  • Support with anxiety about the future
  • Relief from emotional challenges of caregiving such as guilt, fear, anger, being emotionally overwhelmed and/or exhaustion
  • Negotiate changes in the family dynamic and strains on relationships
  • Coping Skills and supportive information and resources

For Medical Professionals:

  • Mitigate Burnout
  • Relief from emotional overwhelm
  • Learn coping skills to balance work and personal life


2700 International Blvd #21
Oakland, CA 94601

leticia@urbanhealthcounseling.com
(510) 369-5909

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