Pain and illness psychologist
Pain is also always an emotional and physical experience, which can cost you the things that matter most! Many people, though, only focus on treating the physical parts of their pain leading to ineffective treatment, ongoing pain, and prolonged suffering. This is because emotional factors can impact the effectiveness of medical treatments. Unfortunately, most people with chronic pain experience some form of emotional difficulty, leaving their treatments to be less effective. It is the equivalent of trying to put out a campfire (your pain) while also pouring gasoline on the fire at the same time. It just does not go out! There is hope, though, because expert psychologists are available to help remove the gasoline from your fire by addressing the emotional factors!
Many pain specialists, hospitals, and medical organizations emphasize treatment by a pain psychologist as part of your team. A pain psychologist can help you address the underlying emotional and psychological aspects of pain and illness that can worsen your pain (like gasoline on your pain fire). It can also maximize the effects of your other treatments! My focus with people is helping them get back to doing the things they love! What has pain taken from you that you want back? I look forward to learning about it during the free-first consult!