Are you currently suffering from chronic pain, or pain that is lasting longer than 6 months? Is it impacting how you sleep, your ability to function at work, your social life, or your mood? You may be feeling frustrated with the lack of improvement, hopeless, and wanting to give up. You don’t need to go through this alone.
More and more research shows that psychological treatments are an important part of pain management. Understanding and managing the thoughts, emotions and behaviors you are experiencing can help you cope more effectively with your pain — and can actually reduce the intensity of your pain.
I specialize in working with individuals who are experiencing chronic pain. Through an integrative therapy approach including several cognitive behavioral therapies, mindfulness techniques, and lifestyle changes, I will help you accomplish the following:
- Have a safe space to openly express yourself
- Develop new beliefs and ways to think about your pain
- Learn new coping skills to help deal with the pain
- Feel more confident and in control of your emotions and behavior
- Learn relaxation techniques to help cope with the pain
- Develop ways to reduce anxiety, stress, depression, hopelessness, or self-doubt
- Learn self-care and stress-reducing techniques