More than a 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, which is pain that has gone on for more than 6 months and is not being effectively treated by medicine or medical interventions such as injections and surgeries. Pain is important in survival of human beings, signals danger and lets us know we should take measures to keep ourselves safe. However, when pain is chronically a part of our lives, we often experience frustration, fear, sadness and isolation. Pain itself is no longer the only source of discomfort, the negative emotional and circumstantial aspects of pain also affect us.
Currently, studies show that effective treatment of pain should include a biopsychosocial component. This means treating pain with biological means alone, such as medicine, is not adequate. Psychological and social care must also be available.
At Feeling Good Therapy and Training Center, Dr. Dashtban is a fellowship trained Health Psychologist in Chronic Pain Management." You can expect to receive highly specialized and specifically designed cognitive behavioral therapy that helps in better management of your pain syndrome.
Chronic Health Conditions
Managing many on-going health issues such as diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome, sexual dysfunction, infertility and menopause, are usually associated with chronic mood and anxiety issues. Patients who use psychological services when incorporating options to either eradicate or at least reduce their health issue report improved outcome in their overall health condition.
At the Feeling Good Therapy and Training Center, Dr. Dashtban is a fellowship trained Clinical Health Psychologist with years of experience treating patients using cognitive behavioral therapy and TEAM-CBT, as well as specifically designed psychological testing. Patients report significant improvement in their overall health, and specific improvement in their quality of life as it pertains to their health concerns.
Regardless of your health concern, you can call to have a free 15 minute phone consultation to see if health psychology treatments are appropriate for you.