PSYCHOLOGICAL FACTORS IN PAIN
Pain researchers now recognize that psychological factors interact in complex multidimensional ways with physiological factors to produce individual’s personal experience of pain. Assessment and treatment of these psychological factors is important for successful resolution of pain conditions.
PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENTS FOR PAIN PATIENTS
HELP professionals provide psychological assessments that:
- Screen for pre-surgical selection of candidates for implantable pain therapies.
- Identify factors associated with positive and negative pain treatment outcomes.
- Recommend remedies for factors associated with negative pain treatment outcomes.
- Serve as a foundation for pain management therapies.
- Assist medical staff in supporting pain treatment patients in-home.
HELP psychological assessments consider factors such as:
❖ Psychiatric/mood symptoms
❖ Cognitive abilities
❖ Psychosocial support
❖ Experience and duration of pain
❖ Pain medication behavior
❖ Pain beliefs and coping
❖ Impact of pain on functioning
PAIN MANAGEMENT THERAPIES ~ HELP clinicians provide a variety of pain management therapies incorporating:
❖ Cognitive behavioral therapy
❖ Family systems therapy
❖ Family therapy
❖ Group therapy
❖ Meditation/relaxation therapy
❖ Biofeedback therapy
❖ Stress management
❖ Lifestyle change support
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
1.) How long does it take to schedule a HELP psychological assessment or pain management therapy? A HELP professional will respond to a referral within 48 hours. (self referrals welcomed)
2.) How long does it take to receive the psychological assessment report?
The HELP clinicians with deliver a report within 10 days of the date of assessment. Special provisions can be made in emergency situations.
3.) Can psychological assessment or pain management therapies be provided in the home?
Yes. HELP professionals offer services in home, in office and in facility.
4) Can HELP professionals provide a follow up visit after the evaluation?
Yes. HELP does provide in home counseling.
5) Does HELP provide other services?
Yes. Visit our website at www.helptherapist.com.
HELP PROVIDERS SPECIALIZED IN PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES FOR PAIN PATIENTS:
- James Bazzetta, Ph.D.
- Annette Conway, Psy.D.
- Deborah Cosmetis, Psy.D.
- Cynthia Cotter, Ph.D.
- Dawn Dilley, Ph.D.
- Syrus Gupta, Ph.D.
- Marni Greenberg, Psy.D.
- Maria Kholodova, Ph.D.
- Ernest Lotecka, Ph.D.
- Marilyn Murphy, Psy.D.
- Kirsten Persson, Psy.D.
- Delia Silva, Psy.D.
- Jean Sullivan, Psy.D.
- Rachel Viers, Psy.D.
- Stephen White, Psy.D.