Our Brooklyn Based Therapists at Flourish Psychology Offer Therapy and Counseling for Living with Chronic Pain
Chronic pain can have a direct effect on a person’s mental health. While your physician may be working with you to find ways to address the pain itself, it often helps to work with a therapist who specializes in chronic pain mental health treatments in order to address some of the anxiety, depression, and other issues that result from this ongoing pain.
At Flourish Psychology, we have therapists who use evidence-based techniques and comfortable, personalized support to help patients address the mental health side of chronic pain. If you are struggling with chronic pain and would like to talk to someone about how to stay positive, happier, and more present, please contact Flourish Psychology, today.
We are in Brooklyn, serving NYC locally, and licensed to provide remote support in over 30 states across the US.
About Chronic Pain and
Pain is meant to be our body’s way of warning us that something is wrong. But sometimes – due to aging, injury, and illness – it is not possible to treat the pain, at least not completely.
This becomes chronic pain – ongoing pain that a person struggles with, often all day or most of the day.
Chronic pain is more than pain. It is often a mental health issue as well. Many people with chronic pain struggle with issues such as:
Stress and irritability, because the pain reduces their tolerance levels.
Anxiety, because they are often reminded of the pain.
Depression, because the pain makes life more difficult to enjoy.
Poor sleep, which can also contribute to feelings of anxiety and depression.
Because chronic pain is ongoing, many people with that type of discomfort may also struggle to care for themselves, which in turn increases the risk of developing ongoing issues with their mental health.
Why Consider Therapy for Chronic Pain?
There are many reasons that therapy is the right choice for someone that is living with chronic pain. The most important is that, because chronic pain affects a person’s mental health, a therapist can help identify and resolve some of those issues, reducing the severity of stress, anxiety, and depression so that a person can find more happiness despite their pains.
But another reason is that there is some evidence that poor mental health can increase the feeling and experience of pain. When your mental health struggles, you become more likely to focus on pain, which makes you more sensitive to it. Similarly, some conditions, like depression, are also linked to pain censors in the brain.
Living with depression may mean that a person is living with more combined daily pain, feeding the cycle.
Flourish Psychology for Mental Health Pain Management
As you and your physician find ways to address chronic pain, Flourish Psychology is available to offer therapy, counseling, and support for the mental health side of your discomfort.
Our therapists, many of whom are trained and experienced in therapy for pain, are here to talk to you about your thoughts, your feelings, and the different strategies that we can use to support your recovery.
We use therapies that include, but are not limited to:
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
As a boutique private practice, we also learn more about you and who you are to determine if there are additional ways that we can support your wellness and recovery.
Call Flourish Psychology Today
At Flourish Psychology, we would love to help you with anxiety, depression, stress, and other issues related to your chronic pain.
If you are interested in learning more, please contact our team, today.