Health and Disability Issues

Psychological distress is sometimes a consequence of health issues or physical conditions. This distress can arise from a traumatic health event, like a serious accident or cancer diagnosis, or from coping with a chronic illness like irritable bowel syndrome that causes ongoing stress and anxiety.

Our therapists recognize how physical health problems can profoundly impact well-being and mental health. They understand that health conditions may alter self-perceptions, relationships, daily activities, and more—all of which influence psychological functioning.

Our clinicians have received training in health psychology and are capable of identifying the link between our psychological concerns and physical health. This covers a range of common health conditions such as:

  • Cancer
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Heart disease
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Chronic pain and fibromyalgia
Close up of the side of a man in a wheelchair illustrating that our clinicians are trained in health psychology.
Closeup of a therapist holding a patient's hand, illustrating that therapy can help improve the quality of life for those dealing with health challenges.

Together with one of our compassionate therapists, individuals will develop strategies for coping with symptoms, reducing distress, improving quality of life, and maintaining emotional wellness despite health challenges. By addressing health-related psychological concerns, our therapists can help people diminish depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, unhealthy coping behaviours, and other issues that may develop secondary to a health condition.