Dr. Steiner's Psychotherapy Tools

About Chronic Illness

  1. About Dr. Steiner's Audio Recording: The Rollercoaster of Chronic Illness
  2. Articles:
    1. Toolkit for Families Living with Chronic Medical Illness
    2. Healing Power of Groups
    3. Why Nickname your Illness?
  3. Books:
    1. Believing in Ourselves
    2. My New Book


Chronic pain and illness affect more than 90 million Americans as well as countless loved ones and caregivers whose lives are also changed by chronic illnesses such as asthma, arthritis, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, or fibromyalgia.

Dr. Steiner has written numerous articles about living with chronic illness, the challenges and joys of group therapy, and the Therapist's Professional Will, a way to protect clients when the therapist is unavailable.

Listen to Dr Steiner discuss chronic medical issues and pain in this hour-long interview with Ilene Dillon, Ph.D., on Full Power Living Radio.


CHECK OUT THE FREE Medical Information Form Dr. Steiner makes available here. The form is an easy-to-use, one-page form she designed to help save lives, improve safety and independence, plus give people more control over their medical care. (It folds to the size of a credit card so is easy to carry.)

The Medical Information Form is easy to download onto your computer where you can make changes to your list of medications as often as needed. Or print out a copy and hand-write in your details.

As a psychotherapist who specializes in work with the medically ill, Dr. Steiner has developed a number of self-help forms to help people manage illness and limitations. New self-help guides, Articles and Publications, and updated Resources and Links will be added to this site over time.


Groups are a wonderful antidote to the isolation that so often is part of the package deal of having chronic medical challenges. See this page to learn more about how group therapy can help, and for more information about the therapy groups Dr. Steiner leads.

In her MP3 or CD, The Rollercoaster of Chronic Illness: How to Add Joy to the Ride, Dr. Steiner shares some of her techniques for helping people with chronic illnesses live more fully. In this recording, she draws on her professional work as a therapist, as well as her own experiences living with Arthur, of Arthur-itis. Please go to the Order Products page to order the MP3 or CD.

She and others have found that it helps to have a nickname for one's uninvited companions. Please visit the Why Nickname Your Illness page.

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Last Updated: October 6, 2017