You may be wondering how the heck counseling can help you with your acoustic neuroma. After all, you have a physical diagnosis, for something that is NOT "all in your head." How could counseling possibly help?
The body and mind are connected, and have an effect on one another. When we feel bad physically, our mental well being can suffer. This can affect our ability to heal from surgery or other treatments, and our ability to participate fully in our chosen course of treatment.
Stress, anxiety and depression can also have a negative influence on our imune system, cardiovascular system, and our muscular skeletal system.
What follows are a few of the problems that counseling can help with:
The above mental states can prevent you from taking actions to support your physical well being. Here are a few examples of negative results:
Counseling is like "therapy for the mind", also known as psychotherapy, when provided by a licensed therapist. Once the mind starts feeling better, there is a carry over to how we care for our bodies.
Here are a few good things that can come out of feeling better mentally:
And a few benefits that can result:
Kate Boswell is a Los Angeles based psychotherapist. From her office in Marina del Rey, she is conveniently located near the comunities of Playa del Rey, Playa Vista, Venice, Westchester, Inglewood, the LAX area, Santa Monica, Culver City, West Los Angeles, and the South Bay cities.
Kate Boswell (310) 658-3158 Los Angeles, Ca. firstname.lastname@example.org