Old Town – Chicago, Illinois


Terminal Esophageal Cancer Patient with Dysphagia

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About the Client:
I am a 60-year-old man diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and I am experiencing depression, which significantly affects my mood, motivation, and overall quality of life. My primary goal is to manage my depression effectively, improve my coping skills, and enhance my psychological well-being.

Project Overview:
I am seeking specialized care and support from experienced healthcare professionals. This project involves medication management, psychotherapy, and support for addressing the psychological impact of COPD to help me manage my depression and enhance my quality of life.


Conduct a comprehensive assessment of my depressive symptoms, including mood disturbances, cognitive changes, and functional impairments, to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses my unique needs, preferences, and treatment goals for managing depression and improving my overall well-being.
Manage my medications for depression, including antidepressants, mood stabilizers, or anxiolytics, ensuring adherence to prescribed regimens, monitoring for side effects or adverse reactions, and adjusting dosages or treatment strategies as needed to optimize symptom control and minimize medication-related risks.
Provide psychotherapy sessions, using evidence-based approaches such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), interpersonal therapy (IPT), or supportive therapy to help me explore and address underlying issues contributing to my depression, develop coping strategies, and enhance my resilience and self-management abilities.
Offer support and guidance to help me navigate the psychological impact of COPD, including grief and loss, existential concerns, and adjustment difficulties related to chronic illness, while promoting acceptance, adaptation, and meaningful engagement in activities that promote my psychological well-being and quality of life.
Collaborate with my healthcare team, including pulmonologists, psychologists, social workers, and other providers, to ensure integrated and holistic care that addresses both my physical and psychological needs, while promoting my autonomy, dignity, and empowerment in the treatment process.

Experience in depression management and psychotherapy, with a comprehensive understanding of the biopsychosocial factors contributing to depression in individuals with COPD, and evidence-based interventions for improving mood, functioning, and quality of life in this population.
Expertise in medication management for depression, including knowledge of psychotropic medications commonly used in the treatment of depression, their mechanisms of action, potential side effects, and interactions, while prioritizing patient-centered care and shared decision-making in treatment planning and monitoring.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish rapport, build trust, and foster a collaborative and validating therapeutic relationship with me, while providing empathetic, nonjudgmental, and culturally sensitive support that respects my autonomy, dignity, and individuality.
Empathy, patience, and a person-centered approach to care that recognizes my unique experiences, strengths, and challenges, while promoting my agency, resilience, and recovery in the journey of managing depression and COPD, while demonstrating a commitment to ongoing professional development and education in depression treatment modalities, staying updated on advances in research findings, and best practices to optimize my care and outcomes.


Total Budget: $458,524.80