emotional support counseling

Remote Emotional Support Counseling

Living with diabetes can be tough.

It’s like having another demanding (and sometimes frustrating) 24/7 job on top of everything else in your life.  It’s no wonder that people with diabetes (and their caregivers) are at an increased risk for depression, burnout, anxiety, eating disorders, and a variety of other emotional health issues.

The American Diabetes Association recently announced the launch of a Mental Health Provider Referral Directory, which can help you locate mental health professionals in your area.

The listings are still a bit hit-or-miss, but that’s not a problem because we offer access to two of the best diabetes clinical social workers in the world!

kristi paguio

Kristi Paguio LMSW, CDCES, CSOWM

Kristi was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2000 and has specialized in the mental and emotional aspects of diabetes since that time.  She is a licensed clinical social worker, diabetes care and education specialist, and certified specialist in obesity and weight management.

She is passionate about empowering those living with diabetes to live their fullest life possible and builds on the strengths of those she works with. Kristi incorporates enthusiasm and a great sense of humor, as she employs a real-life, practical approach to optimizing life with diabetes.

Kristi’s areas of expertise include:

  • Family Dynamics
  • Burnout
  • Stress Management
  • Anxieties (including fear of high or low blood sugar)
  • Depression
  • Obesity
  • Pregnancy

Kristi is available to work with all clients of Integrated Diabetes Services (past or present) via remote means such as phone/video chat. Her rates for counseling sessions are similar to our standard IDS appointment fees.

anna sabino

Anna Sabino MSW, CDCES

Anna Sabino has been living with T1D for over 30 years and proudly offers expert emotional health counseling for children, adults, and families with T1D.   She is a graduate of Syracuse University with a dual degree in psychology and child and family studies.  She earned her Masters in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis.  Her areas of expertise include family dynamics, crisis management, anxiety, depression, burnout, and post-traumatic stress.

Anna’s greatest passion is helping individuals and families build a sense of confidence and comfort with their diabetes management.  She spent most of her childhood summers attending, volunteering, and working directly with diabetes summer camps and has nearly 20 years of experience creating and overseeing youth and family programs with organizations such as the College Diabetes Network (Diabetes Link), International Diabetes Federation, American Diabetes Association, and the T1D Exchange.

As an MSW and CDCES, Anna has written many articles for professional journals and serves on numerous advisory boards on a local, national and international level.

Anna’s areas of expertise include:

  • family dynamics
  • crisis management
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • burnout
  • post-traumatic stress

Anna is available to work with all clients of Integrated Diabetes Services (past or present) via remote means such as phone/video chat. Her rates for counseling sessions are similar to our standard IDS appointment fees.

If distress is getting in the way of your ability to enjoy life and take care of your diabetes (or a loved one’s diabetes), let us help.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with Kristi or Anna, please call our office: (877) 735-3648

Outside North America call 001-610-642-6055, or email info@integrateddiabetes.com

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