Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Englewood, FL
Ever heard of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) as a method for pain management? The therapy could help you approach pain management differently and cope with pain better. At Ramos Center, we can help you get CBT for pain and integrate it into your pain management plan. Call us today for more information or schedule an appointment online.
What is cognitive behavioral therapy?
CBT is a kind of talk therapy that helps patients identify negative thoughts and behaviors and develop skills to change them. The therapy can be very effective for many patients with mental health issues, like stress, and it can also be effective for patients struggling with pain, including chronic pain.
Practitioners of CBT believe that people contribute to their own problems with negative thoughts and behaviors. The practitioners also believe that by changing these thoughts and behaviors, people can change their approach to problem solving and develop better coping skills. This applies to pain as well.
How does CBT for pain work?
CBT for pain can change how people view and handle their pain so they can function better. For example, if a patient is feeling helpless about their pain, CBT can help a patient realize they’re not helpless and that by taking action, they can feel more in control.
The therapy may also change the physical response in the brain that makes pain worse. Pain causes stress which affects pain-control chemicals in the brain, like serotonin and norepinephrine, but CBT for pain may reduce the arousal that affects these chemicals.
Additionally, CBT can help patients develop healthy life skills and coping mechanisms that can help with other problems, like stress or depression. CBT with group therapy can help many people develop life skills and coping mechanisms.
For chronic pain, CBT can be combined with medication, physical therapy, and other treatments. In control group studies, the conclusions were that CBT can be very effective for chronic pain.
What can I expect at a CBT pain Therapy appointment?
If you decide to get CBT for your pain, the first thing you can expect is for a professional to evaluate your pain, your pain history, and your current pain management methods. You can also expect the professional to do an assessment of any issues that might be making your pain worse. After, the professional will help you put together a treatment plan. Your plan may include individual or group CBT sessions on a weekly basis over several months. The plan may be covered by your insurance.
CBT for pain may work well for you if you realize it can really help you and if you commit to it. At Ramos Center, we’re very confident CBT for pain can help you, especially if it’s a part of our comprehensive Behavioral Health Program for pain. Connect with our clinic to learn more about this program and CBT.
Where can I get cognitive behavioral therapy for pain?
At Ramos Center, you can get CBT for pain or get a referral for it. If you have any other questions about CBT for pain, feel free to call us, or call if you’d like to see us for a consultation at our clinic. During a consultation, we can help you reevaluate your pain management and decide whether CBT would be right for you. We’re very confident CBT can help you even if your pain is chronic.
We look forward to speaking with you soon! We serve patients from Englewood FL, Bradenton FL, Sarasota FL, Venice FL, Grove City FL, Manasota Key FL, and Woodmere FL.
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