Psychotherapy Los Angeles

Developing Coping Strategies and Regaining Body Control

Pain can become chronic and this affects a large number of patients.  The circumstances of chronic pain forces patients to deal with symptoms that even high quality medical care cannot resolve.  Psychotherapy is a different approach that can be successful in helping patients manage pain.

Psychotherapeutic intervention is designed to help patients adjust and overcome living a life with pain.  Psychological interventions for chronic pain can treat psychological outcomes such as depression and improve the patient’s quality of life.

The features of psychotherapy for managing pain include:

  • Developing behaviors that limit the effects of pain in daily life
  • Improving strategies to discourage behaviors that result in pain
  • Reducing anxiety and raising the mood of the patient
  • Establishing better control of the patient’s body
  • Alternative techniques such as hypnosis, meditation, yoga, or biofeedback for mitigating pain

Psychotherapy does not involve the use of drugs and the patient regularly interacts with a trained psychologist and psychiatrist. The patient develops techniques to change unhealthy behaviors or emotions and improve their physical and mental well-being.

California Pain Medicine Center provides extensive psychotherapy services for patients in the Los Angeles area.  To discuss your options and schedule an appointment, please call us today.

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