Medical Issues

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One in five youth in our country have a chronic illness. Futher, 50% of children and 75% of adolescents with a chronic illness do not take their medication as prescribed, resulting in more medical costs, more emotional suffering, and more missed days of school/work.  

Even if your child doesn't have a chronic illness, many children interact with the health care system for routine care and illness and struggle with fears of needles, the dentist, or swallowing pills.

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Common issues I help address include coping with a chronic illness, overcoming a fear of needles, pain management, sleep difficulties (including sleep training), difficulty swallowing pills, and helping you overcome other challenges in taking your medicine. The goal is to equip you with the skills you need to better manage your health and live the best life possible.