Psychotherapy for Pain Management
- Do you suffer from a diagnosed medical issue that causes you pain and discomfort?
- Do you experience unexplained aches, pains, and physical sensations that trouble you and limit your functioning?
- Do you often feel fatigued?
- Do you often feel stressed?
Constantly being in pain is a miserable experience. It can limit our ability to function socially and occupationally, create physical distress and fatigue, and make it difficult to get motivated to even engage in activities that we normally enjoy. Feelings of depression, anxiety, and social isolation can result, creating more stress and subsequently more pain. Getting help to manage that pain can break the cycle that chronic pain creates, allowing you to return to the life you want.
What is pain management therapy?
Pain management therapy may help you gain a greater awareness of your pain and how your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors may be contributing to your pain. Therapy may also help you learn ways of coping with your pain as well as techniques to reduce your pain. Strategies may include changing long-standing patterns of thinking, learning improved methods of communication and expression, and mindfulness/relaxation techniques.
Benefits of pain management therapy
- Experience less physical pain
- Learn how to assert yourself and ask for what you need and want
- Experience increased energy
- Enjoy increased ability to socialize and be in relationship more fully
Pain management issues that I treat include:
- Chronic Pain/Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Other Medical Issues