Dear Patients, Families and Caregivers,
If you or a loved one are struggling with illness, chronic disability or a medical or mental health crisis, let me help.
Counseling for Hope and Change can give you the emotional support and practical strategies that you need at an affordable cost.
I get to know you as a person, your history and current life situation.
I help you to understand how your illness, disability or care-giving role can affect your self-esteem, relationships and functioning.
We work together to investigate, plan, and facilitate strategies tailored to your needs. Counseling for Alzheimer's disease or other dementias is particularly effective in reducing caregiver stress.
Emotional and physical health are interdependent.
Informed patients and caregivers make better choices and feel better.
Telling your story to an empathic and non-judgmental listener is important to your functioning and well-being.
Each patient carries his own doctor inside him...We are at our best when we give the doctor who resides within a chance to work.
Dolores Colgan, MSW, LCSW
354 South Oyster Bay Road
Syosset, New York 11791
DID YOU KNOW?
The US Center of Health Statistics reports that 12% of the population lives with limited activity caused by chronic illness.
The National Caregivers Association puts the number of unpaid caregivers in the US at 65 million, close to 29% of the population.