Episode 07 — Teletherapy – what it is and how it can help

We are going to be talking about mental health, why therapy could be helpful to anyone — mental health diagnosis or not — and ways to make therapy more accessible to people with disabilities. For this, the interview will be with a clinical psychologist who, in the interests of full disclosure, I will tell you now has been my closest friend for almost 25 years, Dr. Erica Essary, Psy.D.

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Hello and welcome to episode 7 of the podcast Tips and Tricks on How to Be Sick.

I’m Eirenne and I will be your host as we talk about navigating the world as people with chronic illnesses, both physical and mental, disabilities, and the ways in which the world isn’t necessarily designed for us.

In this episode, we are going to be talking about mental health, why therapy could be helpful to anyone — mental health diagnosis or not — and ways to make therapy more accessible to people with disabilities. For this, the interview will be with a clinical psychologist who, in the interests of full disclosure, I will tell you now has been my closest friend for almost 25 years.

Many of the tips and tricks on this podcast come from other chronic illness warriors and folks with acquired disabilities, but it is also helpful to hear from medical professionals, particularly in a dialogue with the disability community, so that we are able to increase that communication for all sides. Now with that in mind, let’s go to the interview. Continue reading “Episode 07 — Teletherapy – what it is and how it can help”