A Psychological Treatment To Solve Adolescent Chronic Pain and Somatic Symptoms
Helping you towards the recovery and restoration of "normal" life
If you have persistent pain (over 50% of the time) for over 3 months, you have joined the chronic pain "club" that you didn't sign up for.
Pain is such a complex phenomenon, and as a result, many people may not understand what you are going through.
I'm glad you arrived here. Read below and see if my treatment method might help you.
All pains are real
Did you know:
1 in 4 children has chronic pain
Teens detect pain more than adults because of emerging brain development
80% of youth with chronic pain also have sleep problems
90% of youth with chronic pain also have school problems
Teens with chronic pain are 2-3 times more likely to experience depression and anxiety
75% of parents don't know how to help their children with chronic pain
If this is you, you may benefit from working with a specialist who listens and understands what you are going through with no judgement.
A psychologist can treat pain
Regardless of the type of pain you are experiencing, I offer evidence-based psychological treatment that meets your unique pain experience.
I use a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), biofeedback treatment, hypnosis, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) approaches.
I also work with your parents, medical providers, and school, so we can work as a team.
My goal is to help you build skills to deal with your pain with confidence.
A Message to Parents
Integrating teamwork and advocacy
If you are a parent whose child suffers from chronic illness, I'm glad you arrived here.
Working with parents is a critical and essential part of my treatment approach. I always meet with the parents at the initial visit and periodically throughout the treatment.
My goal is to:
Educate you about your child's medical condition
Help you support your child's recovery process
Promote your child's normal daily activities with your help
I offer consultations with the parents when their child is ambivalent about seeing a specialist.