Medical Professionals
 
How I Can Help Your Patients

 

In medical counseling, I meet with people who are dealing with a challenging medical situation, and who can benefit from referral to a physician who specializes in counseling, yet has the overview of a family practitioner, and is able to spend hours of one-on-one time with each person. I address issues ranging from complicated medical and emotional “outside-the-box” problem-solving and decision-making, to teaching the newest neuroplastic tools which can actually reduce and eliminate pain, discomfort, anxiety, and depression.

 

My techniques include use of neuroplasticity, guided imagery, meditation, stress management, psychotherapy, and others to help people use their internal resources for healing and optimize the treatment response.  I also work with individuals, couples, and families to facilitate communication with medical providers, and decision-making about medical issues, including advanced directive and end of life. I help people through their navigation of a complex and often frightening medical system, and a confusing array of complementary and alternative medicine modalities.

 

 

As a former family physician, I know how difficult it is to provide this kind of time in a busy practice, and that many patients both need a team of health care providers, and often want to find ways to be more personally involved in their own health and healing.

Medical Counseling
 
Appropriate Patient Referrals

 

  • Chronic pain

  • Acute and chronic disease, and life-threatening illness 

  • Cancer

  • Concerns that include, among others, fertility, parenting, illness, aging, dementia, and end of life

  • Grief

  • Stress, anxiety, and depression, especially related to illness or medical conditions

  • Preparation for treatments such as surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy

  • Patients who have complicated medical and psychosocial situations

 

I look forward to working with your patients, and with you.  Please contact me if you have any question about a patient you are considering for referral.  Also, I am available to you as a resource in my area of expertise.  Feel free to call me with a specific or general question, and I will be happy to discuss it with you.  I am also available to present information, in person or electronically, to you and your associates.

  

Medical Counseling offers individual consulting, online classes, and therapy/support groups that use neuroplasticity, psychotherapy (counseling), meditation, guided imagery, affirmations, journaling, relaxation techniques, intuition, music, art, movement, and other strategies to help alleviate pain, recover rapidly from surgery, reduce side effects of medical treatment, help with anxiety, depression, and stress, decrease risk of medical conditions such as high blood pressure and heart attack, and improve quality of life. These powerful tools help people living with cancer. With offices in the Claremont neighborhood of Berkeley, we provide medical guidance and recommendations to residents of the East Bay and the entire San Francisco Bay Area, including Albany, Berkeley, Contra Costa County, El Cerrito, Hayward, Kensington, Lafayette, Marin County, Oakland, Piedmont, Richmond, San Leandro, Walnut Creek, and beyond.