In-Home Lyme Support

Start Where You Are

Are you trying to take back your life from Lyme disease and co-infections?

  • Are you overwhelmed?

  • Are you grieving the loss of your previous life?

  • Do you struggle with completing daily tasks?

  • Have you struggled with neurological and mental health symptoms due to your infection?

Having Lyme can be one of the most isolating experiences anyone can go through. The emotional, financial, and often spiritual strain this takes can feel too big to overcome. Here at A-NU Therapy, we understand. Our in-home clinician, Ruschelle Khanna, LCSW RYT was home bound due to Lyme Disease for two years.

Ruschelle understands the experience of regaining safety and stepping back into your life again.

How Ruschelle Can Help

Ruschelle is committed to meeting you where you are. In-home therapy and case management is transformational and effective.

She completely understands how scary and isolating Lyme disease can be. She is focused on helping you make small steps in a way that is convenient for you and your family.

In-home therapy and case management can be the strategic support you need to make the step back into your life. This can include getting organized, finding focus, setting up daily routines for success, talking through painful reactions to daily tasks. working through relationship struggles and keeping track of your treatment protocol.

A Lyme-Literate Therapist Can Help You Get Back Into Your Life

Lyme Disease can be physically and emotionally draining. This is something I know first-hand. Over the course of two years, I found my own path to recovery from a very disabling experience of neurological Lyme disease and co-infections. I combine over 20 years of clinical psychotherapy and mental health management experience with my own experience of disability. I understand the need for psychological support during and post Lyme experience. Whether you are seeking support for psychiatric symptoms or you are having trouble determining your next best step in the healthcare system, I have the experience, knowledge and referral resources to support you all along the way. Sessions can range from pain management treatment to problem solving with your Lyme-Literate physician.

Our sessions begin with a thorough evaluation and assessment of your current needs. when you work with me, it will become easy to determine next best steps in your healing journey. My goal is to be a compassionate support while you are recovering.

Many clients recovering from Lyme report a feeling as if they have lost their "sense of self".  This can come from the cognitive changes that occurred due to the infection including not being able to complete daily living tasks, getting lost in their own neighborhood or not being able to recognize loved ones. This can also come from changes in their emotional experiences such as becoming rageful for no reason.  In our sessions, we work to find "you" again.  Much like after someone has experienced an intense trauma (and I believe you have), sometimes we need to begin making sense of everything we've been through in order to heal.  

Other clients experience severe anxiety and panic upon returning back into their lives after years of residential treatment, being homebound or experiencing intense social isolation.  If this is your experience, we focus our sessions on feeling safe and connected again. 

Even if you feel you've tried many things to heal, you may be surprised at the benefits weekly therapy sessions can add to your treatment and post Lyme recovery.  Clients often describe sessions as the "missing link" in their care. 

Common Questions

How do I know in-home therapy will be helpful? I have tried therapy before and it hasn’t helped.
We understand that finding a therapist is hard. We offer free 15-minute phone consultations with all of our therapists to help determine that we are the right person for you. Additionally, we develop a treatment plan together and check in weekly and monthly regarding progress to make sure we are going in the right direction.

I have already spent so much on treatment, I don't know if the cost of therapy is worth it.
We know mental health costs can add up.  We can assist in working with your insurance company to cover partial intensive home services in order to assist with the cost.

I don’t want someone coming to my home How can I get mental health support?
We offer online therapy in New York State through a HIPAA compliant online portal. You can access therapy sessions from the comfort of your home if/when you cannot make it to the office. We also offer a flexible rescheduling system that allows you to reschedule within the same week if needed. Additionally, we waive one missed session fee per year due to medical reasons.

Are you ready to take the next step?

Please contact us today to schedule an appointment or to discuss any questions you may have regarding therapy.