I’m so glad you found me. I know exactly how you feel. When I first found out about my kidney disease and failure, I didn’t want to talk about it with anyone – not even my closest friends and family. It was overwhelming to process all at once. And to make matters worse, my mental health was taking a hit too. Anxiety and depression was creeping in, and I felt so hopeless, alone, and lost. It was like I was stuck in a deep, dark hole with no way out.
My experience with dialysis encouraged me to pursue an education in mental health because of the impact kidney disease had on my mental health as well as witnessing many kidney patients struggling with anxiety and depression too. I returned to college while on dialysis motivated and inspired to become a therapist. My first job after graduate school was a dialysis social worker for Fresenius where I spent about 4 years helping patients adjust to dialysis while providing counseling, advocacy, and resources.
Dealing with kidney disease and mental health issues is tough, but you don’t have to do it alone. That’s why I’m here. If you need someone to talk to, someone who gets it, I really like to meet you and show you how you can work through the life difficulties that come with kidney disease and mental health.
Managing and dealing with kidney disease is challenging. You and I know all too well the challenges of navigating multiple medical and financial stressors that add to anxiety and depression. The last thing you want to worry about is another appointment. You don’t need to drive to another appointment to receive therapy as I offer video sessions from the comfort of your home with a flexible schedule that works for you.
You can still move forward and live your life with meaning and purpose despite kidney disease. I’ve had my way of dealing with kidney failure but let’s discover coping skills and strategies that work for YOU.