Supportive Counseling

Illness or injury affects more than just your physical body. You may wonder whether it’s worth the effort to follow the plan of care your physician and nurse coordinator have established, or perhaps you’re worried about whether you’ll be able to return to your job. But just as skilled nursing care addresses your or your loved one’s medical needs, counseling with a compassionate social worker can lessen the toll that illness may have on your mental and emotional state.

At VNSNY, all of our social workers hold masters degrees and they receive special training in techniques to help you and your loved ones to cope with your individual situation.

Your social worker can guide you to solutions so you can:

  • Adapt to and plan for changes in your health or your ability to function.
  • Identify and change negative attitudes or behaviors that stem from your medical condition.
  • Develop or enhance coping skills.
  • Reduce stress and depression.
  • Strengthen your support network of family, friends, and community groups.

A VNSNY social worker will listen to your particular concerns and will help you and your loved ones explore options that may help to improve your health.


For more information about VNSNY’s social work services, including supportive counseling, please call us at 1-800-675-0391.