CHRONIC PAIN

CHRONIC PAIN

It seems as if there is an epidemic of chronic pain today. In fact, more than 116 million people in the US alone report that they experience some form of chronic pain. People are suffering for reasons that are both unknown and unexplained. The treatment of pain is becoming increasingly necessary with the increase in Fibromyalgia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, back and neck pain, and other stress related conditions. Medication is often limited in its effectiveness.

 

Psychotherapy can be very effective in helping people with chronic pain develop emotional and physical resilience.  I use the most current methods researched for treating pain and developing resilience including:

 

  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness practices
  • Neurofeedback
  • Positive Psychology
  • CBT

 

I also treat the stress, anxiety, and depression that are associated with chronic pain.  I work closely with doctors, physical therapists, acupuncturists, and others who treat pain; my therapy supports their efforts.

 

 

If you’d like to talk further about how I might be able to help you or your patients,

please call 845-729-0241 or send me an email at dbh12@tc.columbia.edu.