Psychological Approaches to Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is often stressful and can take a significant toll on your quality of life. Psychological approaches aim to help you live life as fully as possible with chronic pain.

Our pain management team includes a licensed psychologist who specializes in cognitive and behavioral approaches to coping with chronic pain. Following a thorough assessment of your pain and how it affects your life, you and the psychologist can collaboratively design a plan to work on together.

This plan may include:

  • Exploring what makes your life meaningful and how to begin to make changes toward more meaning in your life.
  • Looking at how thoughts and emotions interact with pain and working with thoughts and feelings to lessen their detrimental impact on your life.
  • Setting goals to maximize functioning.
  • Moving forward in life with pain and less suffering.