Therapist for Acoustic Neuroma Support in Los Angeles

Kate Boswell MFT, Psychotherapy& Counseling, Marina del Rey, Ca. 90292 (310) 658-3158


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Acoustic Neuroma, Facial Paralysis, and the Holidays

Posted by 2bstressfree on December 18, 2009 at 5:56 AM Comments comments (1)

Many people, as a result of acoustic neuroma surgery, are living with facial paralysis. If you were recently treated, and this is new to you, you may understandably feel "shy" about being seen around people you don't know well.


For many, this paralysis will be short lived and resolve on its own. For many others, various nerve grafts and other surgeries, or facial retraining exercises, may offer some improvement. For others, these methods have been a case of "diminishing re...

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Acoustic Neuroma, Depression, and the Holidays

Posted by 2bstressfree on December 18, 2009 at 5:19 AM Comments comments (0)

If you are dealing with an acoustic neuroma diagnosis, or recovering from treatment, you may find the holidays to be more depressing than uplifting. You may be dealing with the shock of your diagnosis, or trying to figure out the best treatment, or figuring out how to live with the "new normal." You just may not be in the mood to be happy and celebrating.


You are not alone. Many people who are well and generally happy, still find this time to be depressing. There are a few...

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Acoustic Neuroma and the Holidays

Posted by 2bstressfree on December 17, 2009 at 3:52 AM Comments comments (2)

The Holidays can be a stressful time of year for most people. If you are struggling with acoustic neuroma issues, it can be even more stressful.


You may find your balance lessening and your tinnitus increasing. You may find yourself not up to social events where you can't hear well over all the other people talking.


And if you were recently diagnosed or treated, you just may not feel like being in situations that are casually friendly. You may want to b...

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Acoustic Neuroma Hearing Loss: Strategies for Coping with Single Sided Deafness Caused by Acoustic Neuroma

Posted by 2bstressfree on August 21, 2009 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (1)

One sided hearing loss is often one of the first noticeable symptoms of acoustic neuroma. Increased hearing loss or even total deafness in the affected ear often result from the treatment.


If you are living with one sided hearing loss or deafness,you may be familiar with some of the following scenarios.


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An Acoustic Neuroma Book in the Making

Posted by 2bstressfree on May 1, 2009 at 2:48 AM Comments comments (0)

As May 1st was approaching, it occured to me that would be the nine year anniversary of my acoustic neuroma surgery. I am commemorating this by committing to writing my book. The e-book is in draft form and is called Coping Emotionally with Acoustic Neuroma: from Diagnosis Aftershock to Treatment Aftereffects.


After the immediate recovery period nine years ago, it started feel...

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Coping with Acoustic Neuroma Diagnosis: Taming the Fear Factor

Posted by 2bstressfree on April 1, 2009 at 3:29 PM Comments comments (3)

If you have been diagnosed with an acoustic neuroma, it is natural to react with fear.

  • There are treatment decisions to be made, about something you probably have never heard of before.
  • Each option seems to come with its own set of possible bad outcomes.
  • How on earth can you deal with all of this calmly, and make the bes...
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Acoustic Neuroma Association Symposium in Los Angeles 2013

Followup Contact with Presenter Kate Boswell MFT:

  • Kate Boswell MFT gave a presentation on Coping with the Emotional Impact of Acoustic Neuroma.
  • Kate Boswell MFT is available for counseling, to support coping emotionally with acoustic neuroma.
  • She is available for counseling sessions by phone in the state of California.
  • She is available for in person counseling in the Los Angeles area, in Marina del Rey.

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