Lori Burda is a Therapist based in the USA. My areas of speciality include . This profile is currently unclaimed; please validate the details are current when communicating with the mental health professional.
Are you feeling frustrated, hopeless, or angry about your chronic medical condition? Do you find yourself wondering if you’ll ever be able to accept having to do things differently now than before you were diagnosed with this particular physical illness? If you’ve answered “yes” to either of these questions, I may be able to help you. I am a health psychologist and work with individuals who have chronic medical conditions that they are dealing with whether it be cancer, diabetes, cognitive decline, or gastrointestinal disorders. I can help you figure out what your “new normal” will be while still being “you”. I take a collaborative approach working with patients. Together, we will explore ways to cope with your medical diagnosis, what it means to you and your loved ones to live with a chronic illness, how it is something you must live with but it doesn’t necessarily have to define you. You can live your life in a meaningful way despite having a medical problem. If you are wanting someone to professionally support your efforts at redefining your life post-diagnosis so that you can live the fullest and most significant life you can, then you have found the right therapist to work with. Together, we will work towards finding a balance between accepting physical illness while still enjoying a life enriched by meaning.