Physicians and therapists are developing a deeper understanding of just how interrelated physical wellness or illness is with emotional fitness. It is an experience that patients live with. However, it is often under-addressed because of the limitations of a physician’s scope of engagement with their patients and the challenges of collaboration between doctors and mental health providers, which is necessary to fully integrate the physical and emotional aspects of life.
Individuals with health challenges–whether chronic or acute–bring particular needs to therapy. Choosing a therapist with experience navigating those issues, who understands the ways those health issues interface with your emotional life is critical.
While the overlap between medical and emotional issues is vast, we bring a particular focus to pain, trauma, treatment compliance, helping resolve grief that may be contributing to a health challenge, understanding and addressing psychosocial issues that affect quality of life, helping individuals accept a diagnosis of chronic illness of themselves or a family member, engaging family members and other caregivers, and psychological or emotional challenges that may compound recovery or obscure the proper diagnosis of a medical condition.
The therapists at TriBeCa Therapy can become members of your health team: Coordinating care with doctors, physical therapists, nurses and other health care providers so that your emotional health care is a seamless fit with the other aspects of your health care. With your consent, we stay in touch with health providers to develop a treatment approach that complements their care.
While each patient is different, we frequently use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as well as a life-wide approach to taking health seriously, and reorganizing emotional and practical habits.