You’re exhausted from chronic medical stressors and wondering if things will ever get better.

Your life has dramatically changed since you received news from the doctor about your health. There are endless amounts of doctor’s appointments, medication regimens, and you’re tired, physically, mentally, and emotionally each day.

Around you, every one else looks healthy and happy. You can’t help but wonder why you have to go through all these procedures and changes in your body and in your life. All you want to do is to live life like everyone else.

You know your friends and family care about you, and yet it feels as if they just don’t get it. They say they will be there, but when the next surgery or procedure comes, they’re not. It’s disappointing and you find yourself feeling more and more isolated.

You want to be healthy again and find yourself struggling to make sense of it all. How do you balance management of these chronic health and medical stressors while also living a rich and fulfilling life? Just when you think you’ve adjusted to it, a new development arises and you find yourself feeling lost again.

Although you’re able to get through your days and make it to the next one, you can’t help but wonder if there could be something more to life. Something deeper and richer. You want to make sense of this pain. Will life ever feel normal again?

Who can benefit from health psychology therapy?

Here at Hope+Wellness, we have extensive experience helping individuals with acute and chronic health conditions, diagnoses, and stressors cope with the unique, long term challenges they bring for you and your family. We recognize that chronic pain, depression, anxiety, stress, and management of demanding daily treatments are intensely draining on your and your family’s life, mood, and relationships.

People come to us for a genuine connection and healing, and to learn healthy and balanced ways of thinking and living to help them feel a sense of greater peace and purpose. We have extensive experience working with individuals with a range of chronic health conditions and stressors including chronic pain, cancer, diabetes, genetic conditions, obesity, gastrointestinal conditions, traumatic brain injuries. We also work with many women who are experiencing infertility and reproductive stressors. Individuals who are experiencing the following concerns may also benefit:

  • Coping and adjustment to a new diagnosis

  • Navigating life as a child, teen, young adult, or adult with a chronic or acute health condition

  • Improving communication with your loved ones about health-related issues


Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
— Khalil Gibran

Find relief from the pain, depression, and anxiety that medical stressors bring

Therapy can help you feel supported during an intensely stressful time. Here at Hope+Wellness, we will help you cope and adjust to the new changes and realities that the medical issues and diagnoses bring. What this means is that:

  • You will learn how to acknowledge any losses or grief you may feel as a result of the medical diagnoses or stressors

  • You will learn how to integrate your mind and body to promote greater sense of health and well being

  • You will have space and time to process all the changes and stressors going on

  • You will be able to develop a new relationship with suffering, pain, anxiety, and stress to become stronger and wiser

  • You will reach out to friends and family for support and fully connect with others so you don’t feel alone

  • You will gain insight into barriers or unhealthy tendencies to learn healthier ways of coping

  • You will begin to live and actualize the life you want


What the health psychology therapy process looks like

We work with kids, teens, young adults, and adults with acute or chronic medical or health-related stressors, conditions, or diagnoses.

We are passionate about offering treatments based in research that are designed and found to be effective. Treatment approaches we specialize in include cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness and acceptance based therapies, relaxation training, and stress management which are found to be effective when living with major health stressors.

It is important that you find the therapist that you resonate with. Therefore, we invite you to learn more about us, read our blog, and to read about getting started and frequently asked questions. When you are ready, you can reach out to us to ask a question or to schedule an initial consultation appointment.

Health Psychology Therapy in Falls Church and McLean, VA

Hope+Wellness provides therapy for children, teens, and adults with acute and chronic health conditions, diagnoses, stressors, and more. We serve Falls Church, McLean, and Arlington, as well as Tysons Corner, Vienna, Great Falls, Fairfax, and Merrifield, and have extensive experience working with individuals with a range of chronic health conditions and stressors including chronic pain, cancer, diabetes, genetic conditions, obesity, gastrointestinal conditions, traumatic brain injuries. We also work with many women who are experiencing infertility and reproductive stressors.

We provide exceptional psychotherapy services to empower people to live happier, healthier lives. Our services are grounded in research-based treatments that suggest an important interconnectedness between mind, body, life experience, and wellness, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness-based therapies. We will work together to help you heal and develop the skills to live fully aware, fully resilient, fully peaceful, mindful, and alive.

We specialize in treating individuals experiencing medical and health-related stressors, including..

  • Depression

  • Mood Disorders

  • Situational or Existential Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Depression and Stress

  • Anxiety and Stress

  • Perfectionism

  • Self-Esteem

  • Self-Criticism

  • Acute Stress

  • Stress Management

  • Self-Care

  • Adjustment Difficulties

  • Life Transitions

  • Self-Discovery and Personal Growth

  • Giftedness

  • Academic Stress and Pressure

  • Living with a Chronic Illness

  • Identity

  • Struggling to Launch

  • Building Interpersonal Relationships

  • Discovering your Identity