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Psychological Intervention

Patients suffering from chronic pain or other stress-related illnesses often struggle with their emotional well-being. Psychological counseling plays an important role in pain management. Our treatment program often involves individual therapy with a health psychologist who can address:

  • Acceptance
  • Activity avoidance
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attitude changes
  • Behavioral changes
  • Communication skills
  • Depression
  • Emotional distress
  • Grief
  • Guilt
  • Hostility
  • Maladaptive cognitions
  • Pain conceptualization
  • Self-esteem
  • Self-reliance
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Social withdrawal
  • Substance abuse

Electromyography (EMG) and thermal biofeedback training is used to help patients increase their ability to control voluntary physiological activities, giving them the ability to manage the body’s reaction to pain and stress. Relaxation strategies such as visual imagery, diaphragmatic breathing, autogenic relaxation, progressive muscle relaxation and mini-relaxation techniques are taught.


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Call: 800.922.0000