Coping with a Medical Condition

Improving health related quality of life


Having a child with a medical condition can take a toll on everyone in the family. There are many stages including initial diagnosis, ongoing daily treatments, transitioning to greater independence, etc. that impact the family system. Not only are these pivotal times for a child, but they are also big transitions for a parent. For instance, as your child enters adolescence and is wanting more autonomy in managing their care, it can be just as hard for a parent to release some of the control as it is for the teen to increase their responsibility managing more things on their own. 

Parenting a child with a chronic health condition adds additional stress and demands that can feel overwhelming at times. While some parents struggle to get their children to engage in the morning routine, if your child with CF doesn’t engage in the morning routine, they may miss life-enhancing treatments. While some parents struggle with having children who are picky eaters, if your child with diabetes is extremely picky, it may impact the regulation of their blood sugar. While it’s not uncommon for children to have needle phobias, your child’s needle phobia may seem unbearable given the number of times they have to have bloodwork. You may find yourself obsessing about your child’s health and constantly checking to make sure they are okay. The stakes seem higher.

At Integrated Behavioral Health, we have extensive experience working with children with chronic health conditions as well as their parents. We work with children with diabetes, cancer, cystic fibrosis, encopresis, autoimmune conditions, and food allergies among others. 

Conditions We Treat

  • Asthma
  • Blood and Bleeding Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Diabetes
  • Food Allergies
  • Gastrointestinal Issues
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Heart Conditions
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Transplant
  • Encopresis
  • Enuresis
  • Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder
  • Medical Trauma
Courtney Lynn, PhD

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Integrated Behavioral Health

Phone: 720-856-0400


Address: 1120 Delaware St. Suite 110, Denver, CO 80204

Hours: M-F 8am-8pm