Physical Illness

January 31, 2010

Persons with chronic physical or medical problems face stressors that others may not understand or sympathize with. Everyday activities such as taking a walk or washing dishes may be difficult if not impossible for someone with a chronic physical illness. Along with any physical limitations, there are emotional trials to cope with, and depression, anxiety, anger or guilt may be present.

These feelings can then translate into destructive behaviors. If a person with a chronic medical illness loses hope, he/she will be less likely to follow medical recommendations that may help in the long run. Therapy can help build hope, increase positive thinking, and help a person manage their illness in a way that allows for the most independence possible.

Hoover & Associates’ team of licensed psychologists, counselors, and social workers is here to offer you help and guidance. We’ve been providing mental health services in the southwest suburbs of Chicago since 1985. We’re conveniently located at 16325 S. Harlem Ave., Suite 200 (2nd floor), Tinley Park, IL, 60477. Our offices are conveniently located near Orland Park, Orland Hills, Homer Glen, Mokena, Frankfort, Matteson, Country Club Hills, Flossmoor, Homewood, Hazel Crest, Markham, Oak Forest, Midlothian, Crestwood, Palos Heights, Palos Park, and Palos Hills. Call to make an appointment: 708-429-6999.