Health Issues Counseling

Health Issues & Chronic Medical Conditions

Discover Compassionate Support

Navigating health challenges requires personalized care and support. In my practice, I understand the complexities of managing health issues like diabetes, MS, and other medical conditions. My holistic approach includes bio/psycho/social components with compassionate support to empower you on your health journey.

As you are navigating the challenges with your health, are you experiencing…

Frustration

Grief

Anxiety

Anger

Develop a Flexible Plan

Health issues often bring significant changes to your daily routine, lifestyle, and emotional well-being. It’s common to feel overwhelmed or uncertain about how to adapt to your condition effectively. Through tailored individualized counseling, I aim to provide you with the knowledge and tools you need to take control of your health. Together, we will develop a flexible plan that addresses your medical and emotional health, ensuring a balanced and integrated approach to your overall well-being.

Take Control of Your Journey

A medical issue requires that we manage both the physical aspects and the psychological features that impact health. The mind and the body cannot be separated. Feelings of frustration, anxiety, and grief are normal reactions to navigating a new health diagnosis. My goal is to create a supportive environment where you can express these emotions, explore coping mechanisms, and build resilience. By focusing on both your physical and emotional health, we can work together to improve your quality of life and help you feel more in control of your journey.

I offer the following services for health issues counseling:

Chronic Medical Conditions

Chronic illnesses can take an extreme toll on the person who is ill and on the caregiver. If you or someone you love is struggling with a chronic medical condition, therapy can help.

Acute Medical Conditions

Acute medical conditions can strike people of all ages, and many develop into chronic medical conditions. Counseling can help you deal with the feelings of loss, helplessness, and mortality that often accompany acute medical conditions.

Adjustment to Illness

With both chronic and acute medical conditions, there’s a period of adjustment in accepting that life may never be the same again. Therapy can help you adjust to the new reality and the feelings of grief and loss that often accompany illness and physical limitations. Therapy can also help you reinforce resilience and establish strength as you re-create normalcy.

Medical Trauma

Medical trauma caused by accidents, injuries, or surgery can be especially difficult to deal with because of its sudden and shocking nature. One minute, life is “normal,” the next minute, everything has changed. Many severe and life-threatening injuries can also lead to secondary, lifelong complications. Counseling sessions can help you heal emotionally, as you heal physically.

Miscarriage

A miscarriage is a tremendous loss. Your body physically changes to accommodate the fetus; progression and development is accompanied with excitement and planning. What do you do when the excitement and hopes for the future abruptly end? No one sees the loss, but you feel it physically and emotionally, and you’re forced to change plans. Therapy has helped parents deal with their loss and rebuild hope after a miscarriage.

Contact Rebekah

For more information on counseling and therapy services, or to schedule an initial consultation, please call/text 303.810.5275. The first step in feeling better can begin with a phone call.

Also offered are counseling for caregivers and bereavement / grief counseling.

Please note: for convenience, online counseling is offered for all services.

Dr. Rebekah Markheim, Psychologist Denver