chronic warrior


crush that chronic lifestyle!

Why Coaching?

Does your chronically ill teen or young adult child have the desire to be more independent, struggle with balancing school or work, or lack the confidence to deal with some of the challenges and rites of passage that most peers their age experience? Have you tried to seek help with other professionals who just don’t “get” the chronic illness factor or how it changes everything? If so, we’re here to help! 

Common Concerns for Coaching:

*  Transition from High School to College
*  Transition to Living Independently
*  Job Possibilities & Work Life
*  Who to Tell & How Much
*  Dating & Friendships
*  Managing Self Care
*  Worries About What Others Think
*  Shifting Goals & Dreams


Coaching Options:

Together, we can make fabulous progress via phone or zoom sessions.

For the Warrior

One-on-One Assistance

We’ll chat about your concerns, explore possible strategies to support your goals, and come up with a doable and realistic action plan to get you started. We will problem-solve by setting achievable goals that, when accomplished successfully, will build greater self esteem, greater independence, greater understanding, and/or a beginning toward achieving larger, longer-term goals.


For the Parent

Help for the exasperated, overwhelmed parent!


Our individual coaching sessions for the parent are available with similar topics as listed above, but we’ll explore them from the parent’s perspective so that you can help your child thrive.

For the Family

 Family communication and problem-solving

Similar to Individual coaching, but, in this case we will focus on a particular problem you are trying to resolve such as managing medical needs independently, driving, sleepovers, and more.  Family Coaching involves working together to create specific, achievable goals, that, when successfully accomplished, result in reaching a desired outcome. We will create a customized agenda as the number of hours needed may vary.
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Problem-solving together
(coming soon)

Small group discussions facilitated by the coach focused on a particular topic.
For example:
*College Life
*Wheelchair Use/Accommodations


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Coach On-Call

In the Moment
$25 for 30 min.

A great way to connect with a coach either in between sessions or for just a quick bit of support in real-time. Grab an on-call slot when:

* When You Really Need to Vent
* Small Problem with School/Work
* Heading Into Doc Appointment
* Process Through Conflicting Ideas
* Encouragement & Support


Please Note: each session is approximately 50 minutes long with the exception of Family Coaching and Coach On-Call.

Meet your coach


Denise is a former Pediatric Clinical Social Worker, Chronic Illness Coach, Fellow Warrior, and Mom of 2 Young Adult Warriors. She founded the Chronic Warrior Society in 2015. Her passion is coaching teen and young adult warriors and helping them build confidence, shift their dreams, and reach new goals despite chronic illness.

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Words from our Warriors.

Caroline EDS warrior


Denise always steers me in the right direction!

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I love problem-solving with Denise.



I did it! I got my driver’s license!

carmi EDS warrior


Denise is my secret weapon at work.

Angelica_spoonie warrior


Denise always has the words I need to hear.

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