Stop Letting the Illness Manage You and Your Family:  The Tarnow Center Chronic Illness Self-Management Program


As a parent, there is nothing you wouldn’t do to keep your children healthy and safe.  This is why having a child diagnosed with a chronic illness is perhaps one of the most difficult, life-changing events to happen to families.  There are a number of chronic illnesses that affect children and adolescents such as:


  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Spina bifida

The Tarnow Center Chronic Illness Self-Management Program aims to provide children, adolescents, and their families with the skills necessary to successfully manage and cope with chronic illness and thereby reduce or prevent the occurrence of negative outcomes.  We do this by offering a range of services, including:

  • Comprehensive psychological evaluations
  • Individual therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Biofeedback
  • Neurofeedback
  • Collaboration with Center psychiatrists for medication therapy

For more information about our Program or to get started on the path toward managing your child’s chronic illness, please contact Dr. Melissa Carpentier at 713-621-9515 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..