Counseling for Chronic Illness

Dr. Caplin

Abby Caplin, MD of San Francisco, CA, is a mind-body medicine physician, with over thirty years of training and experience. She works with people who are living with illness: including Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, asthma, cancer, scleroderma, psoriasis, arthritis, migraine headaches, chronic stress and anxiety, hypertension, sleep issues, chronic fatigue syndrome, Lyme disease, IBS and infertility.

Dr. Caplin’s offers individual private sessions. Her wide range of expertise includes guided imagery, EMDR, EFT, CBT, relaxation techniques, hypnotherapy, Voice Dialogue, and other mind-body methods.


  • Abby's training both as a medical doctor and as a counselor has been a perfect combination for me. She understands my medical condition and the hospital procedures.

  • Abby helped me with my emotions, my relationships, how to heal in new and changing medical circumstances.

  • I feel blessed to have found Abby when I did. With her guidance, I was able to sort through issues that were taking a toll on my health...

  • Thank you for your gentle and beautiful help, and your wonderful guidance. You changed the course of my life.

  • Abby has been really important to me. She has made a huge difference, and I am much stronger.

Blog Posts

"The Empowered Patient"

Years ago, soon after finishing medical school, I developed a persistent ache in my upper abdomen. I worried that I had developed a stomach ulcer and sought the help of a gastroenterologist. He took my family medical history, and I dutifully reported…..

“But you look so good!”

If you type in these words into any search engine, you will find that this frequent exclamation makes people with chronic illness positively simmer! It all starts with the word “But”.