64: My New Normal: Life After Chronic Illness/Partial Remission

Welcome to the podcast! Today I am delighted to welcome back Daniela Paolone, who is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who practices in Westlake Village, CA.   Daniela specializes in supporting people living with chronic pain, illness, anxiety, and depression. Their unique challenges aren’t understood by those who haven’t experienced these issues. She’s here to deepen our understanding and awareness, because many of us have loved ones who are facing these challenges.   Daniela has worked as a therapist for the past seven years in many settings. That includes working at a non-profit agency, in schools, and in private practice.   What you’ll hear in this episode  
  • How Daniela was drawn to this niche   
  • Why life after chronic illness/partial remission can be a difficult and disorienting time 
  • How this time can impact the individual:  their relationships, the way they structure their days, their self-concept.  
  • Misconceptions around this issue  
Resources  https://westlakevillage-counseling.com   www.themighty.com   www.butyoudontlooksick.com   https://www.facebook.com/groups/137753713504096/   Guided Imagery Handout (PDF) SaveSave