How can a clinical health psychologist help me?
Health psychologists emphasize the connections between physical and emotional health, so they can help you understand how your physical issues affect your mood and relationships and vice versa. Because of this, health psychologists are highly skilled at helping clients successfully change health behaviors. They spend years training in hospitals, so they develop expertise in helping you cope with illness and injury, as well as treating co-occurring symptoms of depression and anxiety.
What is “Health Behavior Change”?
Health behavior change is about altering behaviors to improve or maintain your physical and mental health. Since behaviors can be simple or complex, there are many contextual factors involved. For example, age, relationships, social influences, beliefs, coping style and personality traits are all important behavior change factors we will consider together.
Behavior change is rarely a straightforward process, and people usually experience varying levels of motivation, success, and setbacks along the way. My expertise is empowering you to make lasting health changes while thoughtfully addressing your underlying emotional issues (anxiety, depression, distress, shame) which may impede progress.