Chronic Pain therapists in Roswell, Georgia GA
Psychologist, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist
Typically, Chronic Pain Syndrome patients come to see a psychologist after being seen by a number of other health professionals to no avail, including internal medicine physicians, orthopedists, surgeons, orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, physical therapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, emergency room doctors (for late-night injections of powerful pain killing drugs) and others. Typically, a Chronic Pain evaluation consists of several approaches to discovering which factors play the largest role in maintaining the pain. We ask patients to keep a Pain Diary for a week or two, which helps us pinpoint which activities or emotional states are related to an increase in pain level. This also helps us observe how they are actually taking their medications. We may also perform psychological testing to determine any underlying causes of depression or anxiety which should be treated in addition to the Chronic Pain and which could be helping to maintain it. At least one Family Session is held to explore whether there have been unconscious payoffs within the family for being in pain.
33 Years Experience
Pre-Licensed Professional, Psy.D.
I have worked with chronic pain and chronic illnesses. I have been trained in providing biofeedback and psychotherapy techniques to help reduce pain, while also learning to navigate life's complexities with the pain.
4 Years Experience
Health issues interfering with your life plans? Does stress make you feel worse physically? Determined not to let your health problems run the show? I specialize in helping adults gain better control around their physical health and emotional wellbeing. Oftentimes, clients are frustrated about the division between mental health and physical health in medical settings, despite the fact that the mind-body connection is well documented. Clients wrestling with health issues may find it beneficial to seek out the services of a therapist for multiple reasons. Coping with a physical health condition can be exhausting, overwhelming, or even isolating. Others may not understand the everyday toll of chronic health issues. It may become more clear over time just how much changes in how you feel can worsen or improve your physical health You may notice that you just can’t make the types of changes that you know you need to make to feel better and are feeling stuck. Therapy adds another layer to the traditional healthcare approach by looking at the interplay between your beliefs, feelings, past experiences, current behaviors, habits, and bodily sensations. You may find yourself exploring patterns that have kept you from moving forward. Therapy can help you: -improve your day-to-day habits -create a more positive outlook -identify the values that matter most to you -build a life in alignment with your most important values -learn how to be your own advocate -gain the skills you need to deal with life’s challenges I provide therapy aimed at helping clients cope with and manage medical conditions, including: -Chronic Pain -High Blood Pressure -Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)/SIBO -Weight Management -Life after bariatric surgery Therapy that focuses on the mind-body connection integrates tools, such as mindfulness and relaxation strategies. Clients struggling with health concerns are encouraged to employ a team approach to care that may involve other providers, such as a primary care provider, physical therapist, acupuncturist or nutritionist. If a therapist is the missing piece of your wellness team, please reach out and schedule your brief consultation.
15 Years Experience
Counselor/Therapist, CRC, APC, NCC
One in five Americans identifies with a disability. Learning to cop with these challenges is possible, whether it's temporary or permanent, visible or invisible, new or life-long.
3 Years Experience
Pain is so much more than a number on a Pain Scale. Your activity, your relationships, your thoughts, and your mood can all affect your experience of pain. Together we are going to examine all of the different things that make your pain worse. We will discover how you're daily activities and your beliefs around pain can fuel the cycle of pain. We will then develop tools to interrupt that cycle and do more with less pain. Please feel free to reach out to me to learn more about my approach to treating chronic pain.
18 Years Experience
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW, MPH, MA
I have worked for the past 6 years as an oncology social worker, serving cancer patients all over Georgia and the Southeast United States. My cancer patients have taught me the importance of determination, empowerment, and kindness towards oneself. I have a passion for working with individuals who have chronic, unremitting illness and pain, to walk alongside through the hills and valleys to achieve greater peace and satisfaction in life. If you are struggling with chronic pain or illness, call today to see if I can help you live a richer, more meaningful life.
8 Years Experience
Counselor/Therapist, DBH, LPC, NCC, CCMHC
I have years of experience assisting clients in coping with these issues.
12 Years Experience
Counselor/Therapist, MS, APC, NCC, CCH
Learning how to contend with and accept a new diagnosis or reality of chronic pain can be daunting. I am a firm believer in the connection between mind and body. Mindfulness can help us relate to our suffering in a new and more compassionate way.
3 Years Experience