Are you struggling with the never-ending cycle of chronic pain?
- Do you feel hopeless the pain will never stop?
- Do you feel a profound sense of loneliness?
- Do you feel like you're never part of life as you once were?
- Are you feeling agitated and angry with people not in pain?
- Has your life become overwhelming and your energy depleted?
- Do you feel a never-ending feeling of resentment that this has happened to you?
- Do you feel the need to experience happiness again?
If you answered yes to some of the above questions you came to the right page. Chronic pain causes you to develop mood changes and anxiety related to a feeling of hopelessness that the pain will never get better. You are likely lonely unable to participate in family and social events like you once did. You may not be able to work and are experiencing a sense of loss of your identity. We can help you develop a plan to cope with your pain and begin feeling positive about life again.
Chronic Pain Counseling can help you reclaim your life and begin to feel happiness again.
Here are some of the ways we can help:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): We can use CBT a form of talk therapy that helps you begin to identify patterns of negative thoughts and develop skills to change negative thinking and behaviors that make your pain worse.
- Mindfulness Therapy: is based on cognitive therapy with a focus on relapse prevention. There are approaches we use such as meditation that reduce your automatic response to events. This allows you to be open to accept and be mindful of your thought process. We often use various meditation apps and other devices that have been researched and proven to reduce symptoms related to stress, depression and anxiety.
- Group therapy: The basic structure of group therapy is an 8 week group focusing on developing skills for pain management. We typically will add group therapy to a treatment program if you are responding well to individual work and want to expand on what you're doing in individual therapy Each group has a particular focus to help you learn how to work with your doctors, use alternative methods of coping with pain and supportive group discussions to help you share experiences of loss and learn about resources peers use that work for them. The group process helps you develop support networks, problem solve and begin to feel positive that there are options available.