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The diagnosis of any chronic, potentially life-threatening medical condition can cause stress and have a negative impact on mental health. Medical treatment for HIV has made huge strides, and individuals who are HIV+ can live long and engaging lives. However, after receiving an HIV+ diagnosis, it’s not uncommon to feel a range of emotions, sometimes including anger and shame. Having a safe space to talk can be helpful, whether it’s about receiving an HIV diagnosis, learning that a new partner or loved one has been diagnosed with HIV, disclosing your status, or just receiving support. We at Karuna Counseling are here to help you reconnect with your self-acceptance and self-love in order to live a more full and engaging life.

Therapists Who Specialize in HIV

Valarie Smith | LCSW
Valarie Smith
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