"You never once lost faith in me and in my capabilities, even when I didn't see a positive sign in sight. You encouraged me, supported me, listened to me, worked with me and believed in me every step of the way."
Learning to accept vision loss and adjusting to the frustration and stress associated with it is an ongoing process. Our supportive environment, professional staff and variety of program options are here to help you through this process.
Individual Counseling consists of up to 15 private sessions with our Licensed Clinical Social Worker. The personal stressors that are affecting your life and your ability to cope are generally addressed, however sessions are focused on your specific needs. These sessions are completely confidential.
Managing the Balancing Act is a group group for people with vision loss who strive every day to be independent and sometimes, struggle with challenging tasks and challenging people. In this group, we look at the practical and emotional realities of maintaining an independent lifestyle with vision loss. Managing the Balancing Act meets weekly for 11 weeks. Read about the topics for Managing the Balancing Act.
If you have RP and are looking for others who are working through the challenges of this degenerative eye disease, our RP Support Group can help. Talk with others who understand the issues around living with the uncertainty of disease progression, walking the line between the sighted and visually impaired communities and making life decisions based on having a disability. This group meets monthly. Check out our current schedule for the RP Support Group.
Counseling services are offered at no charge. A brief pre-screening interview is required. Our professional counselor is happy to talk with you about the services that would best meet your individual needs. Please contact Marcia Knudson at 312-236-8569