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Counseling for Chronic Pain

Many patients wonder why counseling is a part of pain management treatment. Counseling services are a research-proven component of a comprehensive approach to pain management. Although your physical pain is very real and is based on a medical diagnosis, there are certain psychological variables that can influence the intensity and frequency of your pain episodes. In counseling, you will enhance your ability to cope with your chronic pain and address any depressive or anxious symptoms that are quite common for individuals experiencing chronic pain. We will work in collaboration with you and your pain management treatment team to develop a treatment plan that addresses your specific concerns.

Kent Psychological Associates has a close relationship with the treatment providers at The Spine and Pain Institute. Please visit their website for information on medical services for pain management.

For more information on how mental health professionals can help you address your chronic pain please read the American Psychological Association’s article on Managing Chronic Pain.