Managing Diabetes Support Group

Description

Living with diabetes is difficult and the stress and burnout associated with managing diabetes is huge. Just getting the diagnosis is stressful and life changing. Then there's the diet vigilance, the carb counting, the change in eating habits, the giving up of favorites, the meds, the wait for the A1c results, deciding to disclose or not (and to whom), and so much more. The emotional roller coaster covers the gamut and includes for some, the fear of hypoglycemia (FOH), which can impact daily decisions and mood. This is an ongoing support group for adult individuals with either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. Members are accepted into the group when there are openings. Referrals can be from healthcare professionals or self. Stories, ideas, strategies, expression, support, shared understanding, community. (Note: The facilitator is living with Type 2 diabetes.)


Group Therapist

Passion, purpose, and direction: These three words describe Dr. Kevin Gaw’s orientation in providing services.


Dr. Gaw is a counseling psychologist with an office in Providence, Rhode Island specializing in career counseling, life transitions, anxiety, cultural challenges, and finding passion and purpose. With a background in career services, he is particularly passionate about helping students and professionals (young or seasoned) explore career options and find meaningful work that aligns with their interests and values.


Dr. Gaw's approach is integrative and highly tailored to the needs of each client. He uses both skill-based and insight-oriented therapies, helping clients to build concrete strategies to address overwhelming thoughts and emotions, while gaining the mental space to explore big questions about identity, meaning, and purpose


Dr. Gaw welcomes individuals to challenge and reframe the stories they tell about themselves to be more compassionate, affirming, and empowering. He is committed to helping each client find greater fulfillment in their personal lives and careers.



Kevin Gaw

Dr. Kevin Gaw is a clinical psychologist with an office in Providence, Rhode Island specializing in career counseling, life transitions, anxiety, cultural challenges, and finding passion and purpose. With a background in career services, he is particularly passionate about helping students and young professionals explore career options and find meaningful work that aligns with their interests and values.


Ongoing (A pre-group meeting is required with Dr. Gaw before being accepted into the group)

154 Waterman St, Providence, RI 02906, USA

$65/session