Chronic Pain Therapists in Omaha, NE

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Jessica Dillon
Counselor, MS, PLMHP
Verified
Omaha, NE 68104
“Live life to the fullest.” “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” “When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.” These are great, but life is more complex than cliché quotes. As your counselor, it is my pleasure to partner with you to find real joy in life again. True freedom does take work and can feel terrible as you work through the pain, but is it worth it? 100%! You are worthy of happiness, freedom, and wholeness, even if you don’t currently feel it.
“Live life to the fullest.” “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” “When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.” These are great, but life is more complex than cliché quotes. As your counselor, it is my pleasure to partner with you to find real joy in life again. True freedom does take work and can feel terrible as you work through the pain, but is it worth it? 100%! You are worthy of happiness, freedom, and wholeness, even if you don’t currently feel it.
(402) 603-6404 View (402) 603-6404
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Jeannie Hughes
Counselor, MA, LIMHP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68102
Waitlist for new clients
I live with chronic pain and many of the tools I use with clients were vetted through life experience.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my profile. I currently have a wait list for new clients. I provide in person and virtual counseling. Life can be messy. Sometimes we just need someone to help us untie the knots. Whether you are struggling with chronic pain or anxiety, feel a bit lost, or wonder if your emotions are not quite as "in control" as you would like, counseling is a tool to consider. My job is to help you identify the issues you want to tackle and provide you with tools for the journey. The best way to find out if we are a good fit is to schedule a free consultation today!
I live with chronic pain and many of the tools I use with clients were vetted through life experience.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my profile. I currently have a wait list for new clients. I provide in person and virtual counseling. Life can be messy. Sometimes we just need someone to help us untie the knots. Whether you are struggling with chronic pain or anxiety, feel a bit lost, or wonder if your emotions are not quite as "in control" as you would like, counseling is a tool to consider. My job is to help you identify the issues you want to tackle and provide you with tools for the journey. The best way to find out if we are a good fit is to schedule a free consultation today!
(402) 545-5445 View (402) 545-5445
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Dr. Jess Krzykowski
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68127
I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist with interests in childhood trauma and its adult manifestations, identity, anxiety and depressive disorders, grief, and aging. Additionally, I am committed to the role of psychology in helping people manage chronic illnesses, including cancer. I have worked with a variety of individuals experiencing a range of presenting issues including psychological ramifications of medical illnesses, adjustment, mood, psychotic, and substance abuse disorders, and chronic and persistent major mental illness.
I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist with interests in childhood trauma and its adult manifestations, identity, anxiety and depressive disorders, grief, and aging. Additionally, I am committed to the role of psychology in helping people manage chronic illnesses, including cancer. I have worked with a variety of individuals experiencing a range of presenting issues including psychological ramifications of medical illnesses, adjustment, mood, psychotic, and substance abuse disorders, and chronic and persistent major mental illness.
(402) 603-4687 View (402) 603-4687
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Ascend Therapy
Counselor, MA, LMHP, LPC, RYT
Verified
Omaha, NE 68104
Ready to feel more peaceful, hopeful and happy? Life can be overwhelming at times. I can help you find these good feelings again with a personal, nurturing, approach that is backed by research. Together we can overcome these issues with an integrative, holistic, and humanistic approach. Ready to live your most passionate, purposeful life? Is emotional or physical pain holding you back? Your own hero's journey is awaiting and together we can help you along that path to achieve your dreams. The first step is often the most difficult, and that is to reach out for the help that you deserve. Phone and live video sessions available.
Ready to feel more peaceful, hopeful and happy? Life can be overwhelming at times. I can help you find these good feelings again with a personal, nurturing, approach that is backed by research. Together we can overcome these issues with an integrative, holistic, and humanistic approach. Ready to live your most passionate, purposeful life? Is emotional or physical pain holding you back? Your own hero's journey is awaiting and together we can help you along that path to achieve your dreams. The first step is often the most difficult, and that is to reach out for the help that you deserve. Phone and live video sessions available.
(402) 527-8541 View (402) 527-8541
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Kelly Brown
Counselor, MS, LIMHP, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68154
Welcome! I'm glad you're here. Life (relationships, family, work, school, illness, and more) can knock us down causing us to feel a variety of emotions: discouraged, depressed, anxious, disappointed, confused, hopeless, not heard and many more. Whatever struggle or conflict you are facing, you are not alone. Life has many stages and transitions, which is normal, but if you're here, you probably don't feel so "normal". Therapy may feel scary, but most of my clients say it has liberating and life changing. I create a space where nothing is off limits, there are no judgements and every emotion is valid.
Welcome! I'm glad you're here. Life (relationships, family, work, school, illness, and more) can knock us down causing us to feel a variety of emotions: discouraged, depressed, anxious, disappointed, confused, hopeless, not heard and many more. Whatever struggle or conflict you are facing, you are not alone. Life has many stages and transitions, which is normal, but if you're here, you probably don't feel so "normal". Therapy may feel scary, but most of my clients say it has liberating and life changing. I create a space where nothing is off limits, there are no judgements and every emotion is valid.
(531) 201-1913 View (531) 201-1913
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Timothy Terrell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LIMHP, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68127
Waitlist for new clients
At times you may feel a sense of identity loss or may be dealing with symptoms of mental illness.
Seeking guidance for your life can be difficult, I understand how hard it can be to reach out for help. I believe that self-improvement and a life of joy and hope are possible for all people, no matter their struggles. I provide psychotherapy to help my clients identify problem areas in their lives that they want to overcome, set small goals to achieve their desired outcome, and help them make connections between how events in their past are driving their emotions, thoughts, and decisions today.
At times you may feel a sense of identity loss or may be dealing with symptoms of mental illness.
Seeking guidance for your life can be difficult, I understand how hard it can be to reach out for help. I believe that self-improvement and a life of joy and hope are possible for all people, no matter their struggles. I provide psychotherapy to help my clients identify problem areas in their lives that they want to overcome, set small goals to achieve their desired outcome, and help them make connections between how events in their past are driving their emotions, thoughts, and decisions today.
(402) 595-0780 View (402) 595-0780
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Michele Jack-Love
Counselor, MS, LIMHP
Verified
Omaha, NE 68114
Eventually they may even help us transform pain into wisdom".
Healing is possible. Do you struggle with depression, anxiety, overwhelming emotions, trauma, or PTSD? The effects of these conditions can impact every aspect of your life-your relationships, your health, your employment, your feelings of self-worth and your sense of safety. I will meet you where you are at on your journey of healing in a safe non-judgmental environment working collaboratively with you to tailor your therapy. It is my goal to help you take control of your life and emerge from your current situation to a place of security, growth, and change.
Eventually they may even help us transform pain into wisdom".
Healing is possible. Do you struggle with depression, anxiety, overwhelming emotions, trauma, or PTSD? The effects of these conditions can impact every aspect of your life-your relationships, your health, your employment, your feelings of self-worth and your sense of safety. I will meet you where you are at on your journey of healing in a safe non-judgmental environment working collaboratively with you to tailor your therapy. It is my goal to help you take control of your life and emerge from your current situation to a place of security, growth, and change.
(531) 230-8963 View (531) 230-8963
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Jodi L. Gentleman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LIMHP, LISW, (Iowa)
Verified
8 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68127  (Online Only)
Now accepting new clients for Iowa and Nebraska; with convenient Telehealth! You have found a friendly, compassionate, and insightful therapist! Today is the day to take a step...for YOU. Every person has their own unique journey. I HEAR you. I understand. I meet you where you ARE. Together we will get you where you want to BE. Specialty areas; women (and partners) facing conception, pregnancy, postpartum, NICU, birth, first-time parenting, menopause & everything-in-between difficulties. All stressful life transitions, ADHD, depression, anxiety, chronic mental and medical illness, and Health Professional support.
Now accepting new clients for Iowa and Nebraska; with convenient Telehealth! You have found a friendly, compassionate, and insightful therapist! Today is the day to take a step...for YOU. Every person has their own unique journey. I HEAR you. I understand. I meet you where you ARE. Together we will get you where you want to BE. Specialty areas; women (and partners) facing conception, pregnancy, postpartum, NICU, birth, first-time parenting, menopause & everything-in-between difficulties. All stressful life transitions, ADHD, depression, anxiety, chronic mental and medical illness, and Health Professional support.
(402) 313-4432 View (402) 313-4432
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Karen E. Baumstark
Psychologist, PhD, CMHIMP, CTACC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68144
I work with adult individuals or couples dealing with depression, anxiety, panic attacks, OCD, trauma, PTSD, abuse, life transitions, relationship issues, narcissism, bipolar, divorce, work problems, money issues, stress management, grad school stress, and medical problems such as lifestyle affecting overall health, medical fears, & chronic pain or illness.
You want to make changes in your life. You want to break out of the old patterns and problems that are holding you back. But you're not sure what to do. I can help you access and develop your inner and outer resources to create better relationships and a more satisfying life. With over 41 years experience as a counselor and therapist, I am an effective life-change partner for you. We will work together to understand the root causes of your problems, so you can make real, lasting, and significant changes in the aspects of your life that are making you unhappy.
I work with adult individuals or couples dealing with depression, anxiety, panic attacks, OCD, trauma, PTSD, abuse, life transitions, relationship issues, narcissism, bipolar, divorce, work problems, money issues, stress management, grad school stress, and medical problems such as lifestyle affecting overall health, medical fears, & chronic pain or illness.
You want to make changes in your life. You want to break out of the old patterns and problems that are holding you back. But you're not sure what to do. I can help you access and develop your inner and outer resources to create better relationships and a more satisfying life. With over 41 years experience as a counselor and therapist, I am an effective life-change partner for you. We will work together to understand the root causes of your problems, so you can make real, lasting, and significant changes in the aspects of your life that are making you unhappy.
(402) 881-0993 View (402) 881-0993
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Victoria VanTol
Counselor, LICSW, PLADC
Verified
Omaha, NE 68106
What does it mean to "take care of your mental health?" It's easier to tell when you aren't taking care of it: chronic stress, exhaustion, worry, and panic are all signs your mental health is suffering. If untreated, you could start having nightmares, poor health, trouble in your relationships, and difficulty staying on top of work or school. There are many things that can lead to mental health struggles, like a too-busy schedule, a chronic illness or someone else's troubles, a major life transition, or a death of someone close to you. Or, it could seem to come out of the blue, caused by nothing at all.
What does it mean to "take care of your mental health?" It's easier to tell when you aren't taking care of it: chronic stress, exhaustion, worry, and panic are all signs your mental health is suffering. If untreated, you could start having nightmares, poor health, trouble in your relationships, and difficulty staying on top of work or school. There are many things that can lead to mental health struggles, like a too-busy schedule, a chronic illness or someone else's troubles, a major life transition, or a death of someone close to you. Or, it could seem to come out of the blue, caused by nothing at all.
(402) 316-7963 View (402) 316-7963
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Kayla Frodsham
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Omaha, NE 68104  (Online Only)
There is often a crossroads at the point of pain, of hope and hopelessness.
Licensed with supervision in Idaho, Nebraska, and Iowa. I specialize in tele-health treatment for clients recovering from significant injuries. Difficulties following such life-changing events can include depression, anxiety, adjustment disorder, and PTSD among others. Most everyone wants to re-engage in a meaningful life post-injury, but sometimes even the possibility feels distant. I feel confident there is always a next step toward our goals, no matter the situation. I enjoy coming to know and support clients who are courageously taking the next step.
There is often a crossroads at the point of pain, of hope and hopelessness.
Licensed with supervision in Idaho, Nebraska, and Iowa. I specialize in tele-health treatment for clients recovering from significant injuries. Difficulties following such life-changing events can include depression, anxiety, adjustment disorder, and PTSD among others. Most everyone wants to re-engage in a meaningful life post-injury, but sometimes even the possibility feels distant. I feel confident there is always a next step toward our goals, no matter the situation. I enjoy coming to know and support clients who are courageously taking the next step.
(402) 512-6172 View (402) 512-6172
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Ashley Rohrig Snowdon
Counselor, LMHP, LIMHP, LMFT
Verified
Omaha, NE 68144
I specialize in couples and family therapy; however, have a great deal of experience with major mental illness, including depression, bipolar, and panic disorder.
"Growth demands a temporary surrender of security." - Gail Sheehy This is one of the reasons why change and growth can be so tough! Real growth can be frightening and uncomfortable and it requires us to step well outside our comfort zone.
I specialize in couples and family therapy; however, have a great deal of experience with major mental illness, including depression, bipolar, and panic disorder.
"Growth demands a temporary surrender of security." - Gail Sheehy This is one of the reasons why change and growth can be so tough! Real growth can be frightening and uncomfortable and it requires us to step well outside our comfort zone.
(402) 810-8029 View (402) 810-8029
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Michelle Czapla
Counselor, MA, LIMHP, CPC, ADHD-, CCSP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68144
I work with clients struggling with a variety of issues, including Anxiety/Panic, ADHD, Depression, Grief, Life Transitions, Chronic Pain, Mood Disturbance, Self-Care, and many more. However, I am currently only accepting adults with ADHD or suspected ADHD as new clients. Therapy tends to work best when a client provides as much information as possible, is open and honest, and puts in the effort and work necessary to improve upon their life.
I work with clients struggling with a variety of issues, including Anxiety/Panic, ADHD, Depression, Grief, Life Transitions, Chronic Pain, Mood Disturbance, Self-Care, and many more. However, I am currently only accepting adults with ADHD or suspected ADHD as new clients. Therapy tends to work best when a client provides as much information as possible, is open and honest, and puts in the effort and work necessary to improve upon their life.
(531) 233-1024 View (531) 233-1024
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Michelle Pfeifer
Counselor, MS, LIMHP
Verified
Omaha, NE 68114
When something interrupts you from having a satisfying quality of life, therapy can be an illuminating and powerful way to uncover what is happening and create new pathways for a different experience. Depression, anxiety, personality issues, trauma and life events such as loss, divorce and illness can greatly impact your day to day experience of living. Together we will gain an understanding of your struggle and challenges. Utilizing your strengths, we can develop new ways for you to have a different experience of your life and of yourself, informed by a deeper and clearer understanding of your unique internal world.
When something interrupts you from having a satisfying quality of life, therapy can be an illuminating and powerful way to uncover what is happening and create new pathways for a different experience. Depression, anxiety, personality issues, trauma and life events such as loss, divorce and illness can greatly impact your day to day experience of living. Together we will gain an understanding of your struggle and challenges. Utilizing your strengths, we can develop new ways for you to have a different experience of your life and of yourself, informed by a deeper and clearer understanding of your unique internal world.
(402) 383-0209 View (402) 383-0209
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Shannon Heath
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LIMHP, PLADC, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68124
I have worked with people dealing with anxiety, depression, domestic violence, abuse, homelessness, addiction and mental illness.
Choosing to seek counseling can be overwhelming and it's often done at a difficult time. I strive provide a warm, empathetic, and non-judgmental space for you to talk, learn about yourself and ultimately heal. Together we will decide what approach will work best for you and set achievable goals. My role is to support you as you figure out what's working, what isn't, and how you can get back on track.
I have worked with people dealing with anxiety, depression, domestic violence, abuse, homelessness, addiction and mental illness.
Choosing to seek counseling can be overwhelming and it's often done at a difficult time. I strive provide a warm, empathetic, and non-judgmental space for you to talk, learn about yourself and ultimately heal. Together we will decide what approach will work best for you and set achievable goals. My role is to support you as you figure out what's working, what isn't, and how you can get back on track.
(402) 968-9686 View (402) 968-9686
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Paul A Heft
Independent Mental Health Practitioner, LIMHP
Verified
Omaha, NE 68137
We all carry some amount of pain.
The stress of daily life and life transitions often leave us emotionally depleted. While you can neglect your mental health for a while, issues always seem to catch up with us. Whatever roadblocks you face, we will develop concrete solutions through an individualized approach. What you are experiencing needs to be validated and heard. I have experience in treating most severe mental illnesses, but I find depression and anxiety are very common, and these have become a focus of mine.
We all carry some amount of pain.
The stress of daily life and life transitions often leave us emotionally depleted. While you can neglect your mental health for a while, issues always seem to catch up with us. Whatever roadblocks you face, we will develop concrete solutions through an individualized approach. What you are experiencing needs to be validated and heard. I have experience in treating most severe mental illnesses, but I find depression and anxiety are very common, and these have become a focus of mine.
(531) 208-1532 View (531) 208-1532
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Morgan Otto-Berglund
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LIMHP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68124
If you're trying to balance stressors and move past pain only to find yourself feeling stuck, I'm here to offer support as you find your way toward feeling your best. Even in the most difficult or overwhelming circumstances, we can find meaningful ways to move forward. The pressure from stress, anxiety, and trauma can show up in a person's mind, relationships, body, or other important areas of life. But oftentimes, these experiences reveal what in our lives might need attention.
If you're trying to balance stressors and move past pain only to find yourself feeling stuck, I'm here to offer support as you find your way toward feeling your best. Even in the most difficult or overwhelming circumstances, we can find meaningful ways to move forward. The pressure from stress, anxiety, and trauma can show up in a person's mind, relationships, body, or other important areas of life. But oftentimes, these experiences reveal what in our lives might need attention.
(402) 532-1967 View (402) 532-1967
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Maddie Doerr
Counselor, LIMHP
Verified
Omaha, NE 68132
I have extensive experience working with those diagnosed with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness, and those who have been impacted by sexual abuse(including male sexual offenders).
I believe that while many of us feel unwell, we can improve our outlook and many areas of our lives with enough support and encouragement. Trauma, stress, abuse, and pain have caused us to become overwhelmed and unable to deal with life as it comes. Utilizing a holistic wellness model, I can assist you in creating a new life, with beautiful new dreams that can finally become reality. Together, we can pinpoint the parts of life that have never seemed to go well, and create real life solutions for them by addressing and resolving the pain of loss, grief, and oppression that have hurt us over time.
I have extensive experience working with those diagnosed with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness, and those who have been impacted by sexual abuse(including male sexual offenders).
I believe that while many of us feel unwell, we can improve our outlook and many areas of our lives with enough support and encouragement. Trauma, stress, abuse, and pain have caused us to become overwhelmed and unable to deal with life as it comes. Utilizing a holistic wellness model, I can assist you in creating a new life, with beautiful new dreams that can finally become reality. Together, we can pinpoint the parts of life that have never seemed to go well, and create real life solutions for them by addressing and resolving the pain of loss, grief, and oppression that have hurt us over time.
(531) 229-0782 View (531) 229-0782
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Jill Krelle
Counselor, MS, LIMHP, LPC
Verified
Omaha, NE 68154
My main areas of focus are depression, anxiety, phobias, complex trauma, PTSD, substance abuse, self-harm, chronic pain, dual diagnosis, behavior disorders, and severe and persistent mental illness.
“Healing does not mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls our lives.” Everyone deserves to live their absolute best life. Challenges may arise, however, that are difficult to overcome. You may be seeking help because you are experiencing pain, fear, anxiety, or a sense of hopelessness. You may feel stuck around a particular issue or unable to let go of events from the past. I understand how frightening and isolating these feelings can be. As your therapist, I will be honored to hear your story and offer my support and care as I help you develop the skills needed to reach your goals.
My main areas of focus are depression, anxiety, phobias, complex trauma, PTSD, substance abuse, self-harm, chronic pain, dual diagnosis, behavior disorders, and severe and persistent mental illness.
“Healing does not mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls our lives.” Everyone deserves to live their absolute best life. Challenges may arise, however, that are difficult to overcome. You may be seeking help because you are experiencing pain, fear, anxiety, or a sense of hopelessness. You may feel stuck around a particular issue or unable to let go of events from the past. I understand how frightening and isolating these feelings can be. As your therapist, I will be honored to hear your story and offer my support and care as I help you develop the skills needed to reach your goals.
(531) 999-6369 View (531) 999-6369
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Kristin Williams
Pre-Licensed Professional, PCMSW, PLMHP
Verified
Omaha, NE 68131
My experience with clients has proven that with the right tools we can go beyond symptoms of depression, anxiety, or pain… beyond your ability to just tolerate life… to a place of optimal experience.
Feeling anxious or depressed? Are you losing sleep or struggling to focus? Challenged with your most important relationships? You can learn to navigate these, find relief, and experience life from an optimal state. Gain self-awareness and learn to alleviate anxiety and depression while navigating your thoughts, feelings and behaviors with methods that work. Together we identify your personal strengths and develop strategies so you can live life the way you desire.
My experience with clients has proven that with the right tools we can go beyond symptoms of depression, anxiety, or pain… beyond your ability to just tolerate life… to a place of optimal experience.
Feeling anxious or depressed? Are you losing sleep or struggling to focus? Challenged with your most important relationships? You can learn to navigate these, find relief, and experience life from an optimal state. Gain self-awareness and learn to alleviate anxiety and depression while navigating your thoughts, feelings and behaviors with methods that work. Together we identify your personal strengths and develop strategies so you can live life the way you desire.
(402) 576-5962 View (402) 576-5962

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Chronic Pain Therapists

How does chronic pain therapy work?

Engaging with a psychotherapist to help treat chronic pain does not mean that one’s pain is all in their head. Therapy for chronic-pain patients has been shown to benefit both the mind and the body, targeting physical symptoms and increasing daily functioning. In other words, for many, addressing their emotional health through therapy affects their physical health. A therapist can help a client challenge unhelpful thoughts about pain and develop new ways to respond to it, such as distraction or calming breathing techniques. Studies have found that therapy can be as effective as surgery for certain cases of chronic pain and many doctors recommend trying psychotherapy in advance of considering invasive surgery.

What are the most effective treatment options for chronic pain?

Stress, anxiety, depression, catastrophizing, ruminating, lack of activity, and social withdrawal all make chronic pain worse. Addressing these issues, research shows, can help people gain control over their pain symptoms. Therapeutic approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy, biofeedback, and mindfulness-based stress reduction, along with greater pain-management education, have been found to help people reduce fear and disability.

Are there new treatments for chronic pain?

Many cases of chronic pain, particularly those involving back pain, remain medically unexplained. But there is evidence that changes in the brain or nervous system are caused by previous physical ailments such as tissue damage; in such cases, the brain may continue to send out pain signals despite the physical cause having healed. To aid patients under these circumstances, a recently developed treatment known as pain reprocessing therapy (PRT) is designed to help the brain “unlearn” this response. A PRT practitioner helps individuals to reduce the “threat value” of their ongoing pain signals until they can reappraise them as less threatening and fear-inducing. They also help an individual to develop new emotional regulation skills.

How long does therapy for chronic pain take?

There is no set timeline for recovery from chronic pain, especially as there may be a range of physical and psychological causes for any individual’s discomfort, but most patients should expect to see a therapist for a number of weeks or months, typically spanning at least 12 sessions. Studies of pain reprocessing therapy found that many individuals’ experience of pain lessened in eight sessions over four weeks.