The journey inward can be deeply rewarding.
The best therapy centers around helping you to create a safe space to explore difficult questions. The purpose here is not just to change old habits and patterns, but to understand their meaning. Unlike more directive therapies, this approach allows you to take the lead in pondering the road to change – your pace, your questions, your journey.
Psychologists have long known that patients with chronic pain, especially primary or centralized pain, have elevated rates of anxiety, depression, and trauma. We know that traumatic events and PTSD often show up first in the body with migraines, joint and muscle pain, digestive troubles, sexual disinterest or aversion extreme allergic reactions, insomnia, and the like. We also understand the co-occurrence of trauma with diagnoses like Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS), Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS). Trauma often drives pain and if you are suffering, our clinicians are ready to gently help you to explore and gain control of your pain.