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Marriage and Family Therapy Services

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When your child is sick, nothing else seems to matter. These illnesses up the ante even more.

When a seemingly-routine strep infection turns your child into an entirely different person, it can feel as though your once-healthy, well-adjusted child has been kidnapped. When a fever turns your sweet, loving child into a ball of anxiety, you don't know where to turn for help. Doctors may be pressuring you to treat the problem Psychiatrically, but you have a strong "gut feeling" that something else is going on here.

When parents suspect their child's illness may be Lyme Disease/coinfections and/or PANS/PANDAS, they are up against a GREAT DEAL of overwhelming obstacles. Many crucial decisions must be made at every step of the process, from assessment and diagnosis through treatment. Since these illnesses are not well recognized by the mainstream medical establishment, parents can feel lost and unsure of what needs to happen.

Liza Shaw is an experienced advocate and coach who can guide parents through this very difficult time. While she is NOT a doctor or medical practitioner, she has years of experience working with parents of kids with these illnesses and has a wealth of knowledge to share. 

With Liza's Lyme/PANS/PANDAS Health Advocacy and Coaching, parents are guided through the various important aspects of the journey, including:

Finding the Right Doctors

Understanding Testing

Advocating for the Child

Learning About Treatment Options 

Trusting Your Intuition

Understanding the Importance of Diet and Nutrition 

Responding to/Communicating with the Child's School

Helping the Child to Cope with Illness

Supporting Family Members 

And much more. 

"Liza really helped us navigate the confusing world of PANDAS. Her knowledge blew me away, and her compassion was sorely needed. I learned how to take a stand with the doctors and fight for my child's rights at her school. Without Liza's help, I don't know how any of us would have made it through."

~ Mother of three children, all with PANDAS/PANS 

Much of this service can be provided over the telephone or via video conferencing, therefore, it is not necessary to be in the same location.

Lyme/PANS/PANDAS Health Advocacy and Coaching services is NOT Therapy. If clients receiving this service also want to work with Liza as a therapist, they must complete the usual intake process and participate in face to face sessions.

Call Liza today to make an appointment for Health Advocacy and Coaching.


Support is just a phone call away.