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  • Health Psychology


    Do you suffer from a chronic illness that interferes with your quality of living ? Does your health condition contribute to feelings of shame and embarrassment leading to isolation and avoiding public places ? How are your relationships negatively impacted by your chronic health condition or the side effects of its treatment ?

    Learn more effective Cognitive-Behavioral strategies for tolerating chronic pain, maintain and improve interpersonal relationships while coping with physical illness/treatment, find purpose and meaning to the pain, and develop mindfulness skills so as to reduce how much control the disease is having on one’s life, gradually taking back control of one’s mind and quality of living.

    Professional member of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, Marc is currently expanding his practice to assist clients cope with the myriad of psychological issues/stressors associated with Inflammatory Bowel Diseases both pre and post-operative with evidence based treatment approaches including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and Distress Tolerance skills.

    Teaching family members various acceptance, change and motivation strategies gives them and the client living with I.B.D. and other chronic autoimmune illnesses the best chance of improving quality of life and actualizing to their fullest potential.

    Conditions treated include:

    • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis)
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    • Chronic Pain
    • Adjustments following major surgery requiring lifestyle changes
    • Diabetes Management
    • Cardiac Conditions

    If you or someone you know may benefit from healthy psychology treatment, please contact Marc Bagnasco, LPC today for a free consultation. He would be happy to speak with you about how he may be able to help.