Therapist for Acoustic Neuroma Support in Los Angeles

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


Acoustic Neuroma and the Holidays

Posted by 2bstressfree on December 17, 2009 at 3:52 AM

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 be with preferred close friends and family in quieter settings.


Here are a few tips to help you sail through The Season more easily:

  1. Find Balance: you may want to take advantage of fun social ocassions, without overdoing it. Pick and choose your events, allowing plenty of downtime.
  2. Take  Care of your Health: During busy times, we tend to forget about nutrition, exercise, and sleep. Make an extra effort to not throw these out the window. If you are too busy to take care of your well being, you are too busy!
  3. Get some Quiet: many people with tinnitus say that it worsens after being in a noisy environment. Try to choose quieter, smaller social events. And maybe pick favorite "stand alone" stores to shop in, rather than a mega mall.
  4. Keep things in Perspective: If you are out socializing and can't hear, rather than get stressed out, try on an attitude such as, "This is a casual event, to reconnect and say hello to a bunch of old friends; it is okay if we don't have deep meaningful conversations at this get together; we can catch up later." :)
  5. Spend a little time in nature: even if you live in a city, there are always nature spots around. Maybe a nice park, or a botanical garden, or the beach. Bundle up and take in the fresh air and nature sounds.

These are just a few general tips. I hope they are helpful. I will be posting tips on more specific situations around the Holidays, between now and the New Year.


Kate Boswell is a Los Angeles based psychotherapist, helping people cope with depression, anxiety, and relationship issues related to their health concerns. Her Marina del Rey location is near Playa del Rey, Playa Vista, Venice, Santa Monica, Del Rey, Culver City, Inglewood, Westchester, West Los Angeles, and the South Bay Cities. Kate is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Lic. No. MFC20851.

Categories: Coping with Acoustic Neuroma

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Reply ScottJancy
8:36 AM on October 24, 2017 
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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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