Counseling for Chronic Pain
Are you feeling disheartened from your struggle with pain? Have you been disappointed by the results of your treatment so far? Chronic pain can be incredibly frustrating. Supplementing the plans you’ve made with a physical therapist or primary care physician with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain may help you to get back on track to living a fulfilled life. CBT for Chronic Pain can help to lower the suffering that comes from pain by teaching skills to manage it.
Common Sources and signs of Chronic Pain
- – Injury, illness, surgery procedures, nerve damage, and trauma.
- – Pain related sleep disturbances
- – Heightened emotional distress from pain
- – Avoiding activities and people due to pain
What to expect in chronic pain counseling
- A caring, friendly, and non-judgmental relationship with your therapist that uses your goals to direct the course of care.
- An active, problem-solving approach to responding to the suffering that comes from pain that helps you live the life you want.
- Relevant information about the factors that contribute to pain and the science behind the methods that help address pain.
How we can help
We provide access to the latest perspectives and coping skills that are shown to be helpful with managing chronic pain. After completing CBT for Chronic Pain, the goal is for you to feel confident in non-pharmacological self-management approaches that influence the chronic pain cycle. We want you to have increased self-efficacy, decreased distress, and reduced functional limitations stemming from pain so that you can get back to doing things that are important to you.
If you or a loved one is struggling with chronic pain, get in touch and take the first step towards regaining control.