Dealing with an illness can be overwhelming. When you are diagnosed with an illness, such as cancer or multiple sclerosis, you may feel that your world has been shattered. As you are forced to change your lifestyle as with diabetes, you may be stressed by all the changes imposed on you. Everything seems to have changed. Having a chronic illness can interfere with your independence, relationships, work, and family life. Your mortality becomes front and center of your life. The physical and mental toll of medical treatment, including medications, can be difficult to undergo. Chronic pain associated with your medical condition may be overwhelming and prevent you from engaging in once pleasurable activities. Feelings such as depression, anger, hopelessness, denial, and frustration may fluctuate over time.
Get the support you need
Dr. Mazzei, Health Psychologist, has helped many people overcome negative feelings associated with a medical illness. If you are suffering and would like help, she will work with you to increase insight into your emotional state, develop helpful coping skills, and make positive lifestyle changes so that you can live a healthy and fulfilling life. Dr. Mazzei specializes in health psychology and is uniquely trained to understand the psychological connection of a health condition.
Dr. Mazzei incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), mindfulness training, biofeedback, lifestyle guidance, hypnosis, and EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) into treatment. She will work closely with you to create a therapeutic relationship in which you feel supported and are given tools to help live a life defined by you and not by your illness.
How do I get started?
The best place to start is by speaking to our staff, who can discuss chronic illness therapy, answer any questions about the process, and schedule a confidential appointment with Dr. Mazzei. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call or contact us today.
Connect with us
Evolutions Behavioral Health Services is conveniently located at 3120 N. Arizona Ave. Suite 103, Chandler, AZ. Additionally, Dr. Mazzei offers teletherapy for online chronic illness therapy. You can reach us at (480) 448-6755.