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Coping With Kidney Disease - Why finding a therapist is good for your mental health


Episode 238: Coping With Kidney Disease - Why finding a therapist is good for your mental health. Are you living with a chronic illness and struggling to cope with all of the stress you’re under? Have your loved ones noticed a change in your mood and told you, “Maybe it’s time to find a therapist to talk to”? You’re not alone! Licensed Clinical Social Worker and founder of Honu Therapy Services, LLC Lana Lipe is here to help by discusses why finding a therapist for coping with Chronic Illness is good for your mental health.

Lana will cover:
1) Learning about chronic illness and its impact on mental health.
2) Identifying when it might be time to consider finding a therapist.
3) How therapy can help you cope.
4) How to begin the search to find a therapist who can help you.

► Learn more at Lana's "Why Finding a Therapist for Coping with Chronic Illness is Good For Your Mental Health" blog at

Lana Lipe is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and founder of Honu Therapy Services, LLC. She is a private practice therapist in Honolulu, Hawaii who helps adult clients living with: chronic conditions, grief, loss, stress, trauma, anxiety, depression, perfectionism, as well as gender identity & sexual orientation exploration.

Lana earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland School of Social Work in 2017.

She has over six years working in healthcare and non-profit settings to include: a skilled nursing facility and nursing home, a non-profit Chronic Kidney Disease agency, and 4 intensive care units (ICUs). During this time, Lana has worked with countless patients and their families as they navigate the challenges associated with critical illness, chronic illness, and end-of-life care. She has extensive training in crisis intervention, grief counseling, end-of-life planning, advocacy, intersectionality and health equity & trauma-informed care.

During her time as an ICU Social Worker in a level-one trauma hospital, Lana helped co-create a Critical Incident Stress Management team (CISM) that was implemented hospital-wide.

In addition to her work as a healthcare professional, Lana’s work has been published in The New Social Worker Magazine. She has been featured as a recurrent guest mental health expert on James Fabin’s Chronic Kidney Disease Channel—Dadvice TV. Her work has also been featured in numerous other online publications.

As of October 2021, Lana has completed training as a Certified Grief Educator with world-renowned grief expert, David Kessler.

To learn more about Lana and her work, please visit her website at

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IMPORTANT: This video is intended to be informational only. It is not a medical consultation, nor is it personalized medical advice. This video is not meant to replace a physician's advice, supervision, and counsel. For medical advice, please consult your physician.

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