Chronic Pain therapists in Santa Fe, New Mexico NM
In the vast majority of primary care settings, pain is likely to be treated as a biomedical problem, thereby leaving psychosocial factors unidentified, unaddressed, and poorly treated. Whereas a biopsychosocial treatment model for chronic pain recognizes that these other factors (i.e., "psychological" and "social") strongly influence the degree to which one experiences pain. I use evidence-based behavioral health strategies to improve functioning, decrease pain, reduce distress, and empower clients to live a meaningful life.
25 Years Experience
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MA, MS, LMHC
Are you suffering from chronic pain or a chronic illness and the psychological consequences of such a condition? I understand what you are going through because I am a survivor of chronic illness myself. It's so hard when others don't understand, or even discriminate against you because of your condition! Mainstream medicine has few to no answers for many chronic conditions, and often such providers encourage one to consider that it might be "all in your head." I know it's not. I will work with you to move through the grief associated with losing the life you once had. And I will unconditionally listen to your challenges and help you process all of the emotions that come up. Connecting with nature can be a great asset to both finding more balance and joy in life, and in discovering a new path. I can teach you mindfulness practices from Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction that help reduce pain and tolerate difficult emotions. Let me assist you in finding a way forward toward a life you can embrace.
13 Years Experience
Psychologist, NM Licensed Psychologist #1438, KYLicensed Psychologist #1739, OR Licensed Psychologist #3424
Everyone knows that when you don’t feel well physically you don’t often feel well emotionally. Typically, though, most therapists focus on the emotional part. Because of my training and experience in health psychology, the interaction between physical and emotional health is always considered during therapy. I work with people to understand how their physical functioning impacts their emotional function and vice versa. I will encourage you to develop and stick with plans for both physical functioning and emotional health. I am not a physician, and I do not prescribe medication. I am a Health Psychologist with an understanding of how the physical body can impact the mind and vice versa.
16 Years Experience
Hypnotherapist, MA, CHT
The pain you are experiencing is not who you are, it is a message that shows what's out of balance. So much chronic pain is exacerbated by stress, anxiety, depression, and emotions that feel out of control. When they show up in the body &/or mind as symptoms, we are being called to change, to create a life of ease and relief from our critical inner voices and demands. I believe that we all have a natural capacity to heal, given the right conditions to safely and gently come to know our true selves. I hold a supportive container with compassion and experience to allow your highest aspects to come forward and shine.
5 Years Experience