Therapy for the Chronically Ill or Disabled
Rochida McClure, LMFT
Helping Support You with Chronic Illness and Pain
Are you newly diagnosed and scared? Overwhelmed? Or have you lived with your condition
for a while and now you are sick, angry, tired?
I can't take away the illness but I can sit with you; I can listen; and I can provide you with tools to help with the Anxiety and Depression that often accompany chronic / terminal illness and disability.
My Health Story
I was the caregiver for my mother who went to her glory from breast cancer in 1984. I have been a Hospice Counselor and Peer Leader. For the last 14 years I have facilitated a Cancer Support Group for survivors of cancer and their caretakers.
I have spent much of the last 35+ years working with those who have had serious medical issues ranging from Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI), AIDS, Cancer, Heart Disease, Chronic Debilitating Conditions, Autoimmune Diseases. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a member of the disabled community.
I started becoming ill in 2008. I saw a myriad of doctors including those at the Mayo Clinic, and I have had multiple diagnoses none that truly encapsulated the breadth of my disorder. I became unable to work full time in 2012 and I left my corporate job in 2013.
I went from walking, to a cane, and ultimately to a wheelchair with multiple hospital stays in between before being diagnosed accurately with a rare autoimmune neuromuscular disorder, Myasthenia Gravias.
Today, I am a working disabled person who is constantly battling pain and a return to the wheelchair. I use the tools I share with my clients to improve my own quality of life; and I am constantly researching ways to continue to improve my functionality and that of my clients.