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Vicky Wilson, LCSW-C
The aftermath of a serious accident or the diagnosis of a serious health condition can spark a medical crisis that challenges the ability of the patient and family to cope. The crisis can be related to many concerns: fear of the unknown, the prospect of long term treatments, the recurrence or worsening of an illness, pain issues, financial questions, and many other uncertainties. However, medical crisis counseling can often help people get through these difficult times.
In an interview with Bill Seiler, psychotherapist Vicky Wilson, LCSW-C, discusses what help is available for patients and families in the midst of a medical crisis. She is clinical director of the University of Maryland Medical Center's medical crisis counseling team, which is in the department of psychiatry.
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