MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT FOR EXISTING MEDICAL CONDITIONS
Therapy for Medical Concerns
Maybe you have a new medical diagnosis, pain, insomnia, chronic illness, or autoimmune condition. As a result, you no longer recognize the person you've become and how you spend your days. Depression, irritability, and despair may have set in, and accomplishing basic household tasks or work duties seems impossible.
Common Symptoms to Consider
Physical symptoms of any condition can severely affect your quality of life, including self-confidence, mood, and level of stress and anxiety. Symptoms may interfere with relationships, work, socializing, exercise, travel, sexuality, or leaving the house. Stress influences the body's inflammatory response affects the gut microbiome and triggers flare-ups of various conditions such as IBD or IBS, among other things. Therefore, it’s incredibly helpful to identify triggers and learn new ways to manage your stress and emotional responses.
How do I help with Medical Concerns?
Psychological counseling in Texas can enhance your quality of life, improve your coping skills, and reduce the psychological impact of the health concerns with which you’re facing. As a licensed psychologist trained in health psychology, I understand that physical conditions can significantly impact your psychological well-being. I have worked and trained for over a decade in medical settings and see the tremendous benefits that psychotherapy provides when you're are struggling with health concerns. I’ve worked in lots of different medical specialty areas. Therefore, I'm very comfortable collaborating with your medical providers and would encourage you to allow me to do so, to facilitate optimal care.
Contact me for a free consultation to discuss how your physical condition interacts with your mental health.
Not sleeping well can affect every area of your life. You may be more irritable, lethargic, down, or unfocused at work. The harder you try to sleep, the more it evades you. It’s just not something that can be mastered by effort. At Inner Balance Psychological Services, PLLC, we offer cognitive behavioral therapy for Insomnia (CBTi) the leading evidence-based treatment for insomnia. CBTi is considered the first-line insomnia treatment by the American College of Physicians. Learn to let go of the struggle to sleep, and open yourself up to the things that actually promote sleep.
Chronic Pain or Fibromyalgia
Do you suffer from chronic pain? If you’re tired of not finding relief from chronic pain and notice its impact on your life, you may wish to consider psychological treatment for pain management. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for pain can offer many benefits such as learning to pace yourself with activity so you can start to do things again, examining and challenging your beliefs about pain and your life at present, and learning how a regular relaxation and mindfulness practice can alter your body’s response to stress and pain.
IBS & IBD
I also have specific expertise in providing psychological treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) which includes Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. These conditions can be painful, uncomfortable, inconvenient, and embarrassing. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based treatment for IBS and IBD and includes education on the role of stress and emotions in the way the gut motility and inflammation are impacted under stress. CBT also includes learning to change your thoughts to more realistic and balanced thinking. Examination of your lifestyle and actions may lead to modifications to enhance your quality of life. We will also focus on learning relaxation strategies, specifically designed to calm the abdominal muscles.
Autoimmune Conditions and Chronic Illness
Are you struggling with a wide variety of non-specific physical symptoms like headaches, pain, dizziness, fatigue, weight changes, joint pain, skin problems, digestive concerns? Sometimes, medical tests are inconclusive, and, without definitive answers or diagnosis, you feel stuck, stressed, and hopeless. Even with a known condition, you may be struggling with never knowing how you'll feel from one day to the next. Triggers prompting a flare are vast and it all feels overwhelming. It's hard not to get in your head about it all. Then, the negative emotions can influence your body's inflammatory response to your condition. Learn to better manage your symptoms and reduce stress by promoting relaxation and mindful awareness. Set realistic goals and live your life vibrantly, even with a chronic condition.
At Inner Balance Psychological Services, PLLC in Houston, TX I can help you sort out what is going on.
I can help you with stress management, to begin reframing your thoughts, practice mindfulness, and begin to engage in your life in meaningful ways. You can also start establishing healthy living habits and learn helpful relaxation techniques. Therapies such as CBT and ACT can help improve your quality of life significantly when dealing with health concerns.
Get the quality support you need with therapy for medical concerns in Texas
Start overcoming your health-related struggles, with expert psychological therapy in Houston, TX and online therapy in Texas from Dr. Kristin Calverley, benefits include:
learning mindfulness and other relaxation strategies,
developing stress management skills
establishing healthy living habits,
seeing things in a more helpful way and
engaging in your life in meaningful ways
These psychological treatment strategies can help improve your quality of life significantly when dealing with health concerns.
Get help from an understanding, experienced therapist who is passionate about the intersection of physical and mental health and offers cutting-edge psychological treatment methods.
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Meet Dr. Kristin Calverley, a clinical psychologist specialized in health psychology
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At Inner Balance Psychological Services, PLLC we provide specialized psychological treatment for health concerns in Houston, TX, and via online therapy in Texas. Services include insomnia treatment, counseling for IBS and IBD, pain, automimmune conditions, and chronic illness. Get in touch with today!