Interstitial Cystitis

The Diagnosis of Interstitial Cystitis can be life altering and confusing. Finding the right providers and treatments can be daunting as you deal with pain and other symptoms. Doing daily tasks and keeping up with family life can seem overwhelming until you find treatment that works to alleviate your symptoms. The psychological impact may be mild to moderate, or may cause greater depression and anxiety in some patients.

Chicago Human Potential believes in holistic care for IC and other chronic pelvic pain disorders. We will work with your doctors, nurses, physical therapists and other team members. Talk therapy is often recommended by physicians for people who would like more emotional support while they deal with a health crisis.

Chicago Human Potential provides talk therapy for painful physical conditions like IC. Not only is psychotherapy a safe way to be supported in the challenges you face on a daily basis, it can give you valuable tools to work with symptoms and improve your emotional wellbeing.

Some of the strategies used are biofeedback, meditation, and acceptance and commitment therapy. Skype, facetime and Google Hangout sessions are available. Phone consultations are free and we can even conduct sessions by phone for your comfort. Most insurances accepted.

A few resources that we have found to be valuable for IC patients are the Interstitial Cystitis Network (ICN), and The Better Bladder Book by Wendy Cohan RN. In conjunction with your doctor, these resources can put you in charge of your healing journey.

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