Many people don't realize how skin conditions can deeply affect our self-confidence and create emotional challenges. Some people give up on activities they enjoy like playing sports (wearing athletic clothing) or dating (nervous about appearance). Recognizing the emotional barriers will help to empower you and help you gain confidence.
Psychotherapist and founder of KMA Therapy
Kimberly is the founder of KMA Therapy and is one of Canada's most experienced media/television psychotherapy and relationship experts. A professional psychotherapist focusing her practice on phenomenological and existential therapy, and cognitive-behavioural therapy, Kimberly is in her final year of the Doctor of Counselling Psychology (DCPsych) degree at Middlesex University, London, UK, and has completed her Master's degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, and her undergraduate degree at the University of Guelph.
Every relationship has its challenges, whether it's penciling-in quality time together or trying to reignite a flame. But for Canadians living with a chronic illness, engaging in relationships can be especially tough, particularly because their conditions make intimacy so much more difficult.
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