Being diagnosed with a serious chronic illness or disability can be overwhelming. Whether you are a child, teen, or adult, the most important step you can take is to seek help as soon as you feel less able to cope. Taking action early will help you understand and deal with the many effects of a chronic illness or disability. Learning to manage stress will help you maintain a positive physical, emotional, and spiritual outlook on life. Together we will address your fears, effects on relationships, and specific needs, as you prepare for the challenges ahead. Through therapy you can regain a sense of control and improve your quality of life – something everyone deserves. Your illness or disability need not define you.