Chronic Pain Therapists in San Antonio, TX

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Cheryl Wright
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCDC
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78240
The decision to seek therapy is difficult and personal. Not knowing all the answers to your life questions is natural. Often, people choose therapy during times of stress, discomfort, chaos, and emotional pain. It may also be when you are ready for changes or growth to happen in your life. I believe that within every individual lies the ability to overcome, learn, and preserver through the concerns that brought them to therapy.
The decision to seek therapy is difficult and personal. Not knowing all the answers to your life questions is natural. Often, people choose therapy during times of stress, discomfort, chaos, and emotional pain. It may also be when you are ready for changes or growth to happen in your life. I believe that within every individual lies the ability to overcome, learn, and preserver through the concerns that brought them to therapy.
(210) 762-4741 View (210) 762-4741
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Javier (Javi) Villanueva
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78229
I hope you will research our website where you will find more information about my associates and myself, as well as free resources pertaining to pain, insomnia and anxiety, and a full, thorough description of how we can help you.
First, thank you so much for taking the time to view my page. I know you have many options, and your time is meaningful. I believe you care about quality. You want someone to provide care for yourself or your loved one, someone you feel comfortable with, someone you can come to trust. My approach to treatment is twofold: address the symptoms of distress, and seek resolution for the root cause of that distress. By helping me understand your life conditions, we can create your path to both immediate and lasting relief.
I hope you will research our website where you will find more information about my associates and myself, as well as free resources pertaining to pain, insomnia and anxiety, and a full, thorough description of how we can help you.
First, thank you so much for taking the time to view my page. I know you have many options, and your time is meaningful. I believe you care about quality. You want someone to provide care for yourself or your loved one, someone you feel comfortable with, someone you can come to trust. My approach to treatment is twofold: address the symptoms of distress, and seek resolution for the root cause of that distress. By helping me understand your life conditions, we can create your path to both immediate and lasting relief.
(210) 849-1244 View (210) 849-1244
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Dr. Jacqueline Contreras
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78228
¡Hola! My name is Dr. Jacqueline Contreras. My experiences include treating patients managing chronic pain, anxiety, depression, stress, phase of life issues, post-traumatic stress disorder, personal growth, social phobia, self-esteem, work related injuries, car accident injuries, and adjustment disorder. I have experience working with LGBTQ+ patients, too. Additionally, I have advised college students from low socio-economic communities, career counseling, and helped first-generation college students adjust to a four-year university.
¡Hola! My name is Dr. Jacqueline Contreras. My experiences include treating patients managing chronic pain, anxiety, depression, stress, phase of life issues, post-traumatic stress disorder, personal growth, social phobia, self-esteem, work related injuries, car accident injuries, and adjustment disorder. I have experience working with LGBTQ+ patients, too. Additionally, I have advised college students from low socio-economic communities, career counseling, and helped first-generation college students adjust to a four-year university.
(210) 972-1137 View (210) 972-1137
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Rehab Therapy Resources, Inc.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78240
We provide supportive psychotherapy for patients with a serious illness or injury, who now live with chronic pain and impairment. It is not unusual to experience problems with stress, depression, and anxiety after a medical crisis, and to become isolated from the flow of life. You will be given an individual therapist to support you and help you learn about the specific skills, attitudes, and behaviors that help you slowly but steadily "push back" and regain quality of life.
We provide supportive psychotherapy for patients with a serious illness or injury, who now live with chronic pain and impairment. It is not unusual to experience problems with stress, depression, and anxiety after a medical crisis, and to become isolated from the flow of life. You will be given an individual therapist to support you and help you learn about the specific skills, attitudes, and behaviors that help you slowly but steadily "push back" and regain quality of life.
(210) 672-1246 View (210) 672-1246
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Allison Ray Benavides
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78209  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My Clients are often coping w/chronic pain or illness, caregiver fatigue, grief, trauma, depression, anxiety/panic, getting older or low self worth.
If you are in pain & feel left out of life, I could be a good fit for you. If you watch everyone else wondering "what am I doing wrong?" "when will it be my turn?" Often we withdraw when we don't feel well, even when longing for connection. Sometimes we are coping w/a medical condition, in addition to trauma, chronic pain or fatigue. Often this is bundled w/depression, anxiety, panic & PTSD. In addition to your own stressors, maybe you also care for a loved one w/a disability or illness. When it's all too much, when our symptoms & stressors push us toward our window of tolerance or decrease feelings of self worth, I'm here for you.
My Clients are often coping w/chronic pain or illness, caregiver fatigue, grief, trauma, depression, anxiety/panic, getting older or low self worth.
If you are in pain & feel left out of life, I could be a good fit for you. If you watch everyone else wondering "what am I doing wrong?" "when will it be my turn?" Often we withdraw when we don't feel well, even when longing for connection. Sometimes we are coping w/a medical condition, in addition to trauma, chronic pain or fatigue. Often this is bundled w/depression, anxiety, panic & PTSD. In addition to your own stressors, maybe you also care for a loved one w/a disability or illness. When it's all too much, when our symptoms & stressors push us toward our window of tolerance or decrease feelings of self worth, I'm here for you.
(210) 971-4414 View (210) 971-4414
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Yvonne Tejeda
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, PLLC, RYT200
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78229
Hello, I’m a licensed therapist in SA & Spring Branch TX, specialized in treating trauma, PTSD, anxiety disorders, and chronic pain. I use evidence-based treatment modalities such as EMDR or TF-CBT, somatic psychotherapy for body regulation and reconnection of mind and body. I’m a Hatha yoga certified teacher, an original yoga practiced thousands of years ago that has transformed human beings to transcend to higher states of consciousness, releasing mental, emotional and physical illness and daily stressors in order to return to original state of wellness and inner peace.
Hello, I’m a licensed therapist in SA & Spring Branch TX, specialized in treating trauma, PTSD, anxiety disorders, and chronic pain. I use evidence-based treatment modalities such as EMDR or TF-CBT, somatic psychotherapy for body regulation and reconnection of mind and body. I’m a Hatha yoga certified teacher, an original yoga practiced thousands of years ago that has transformed human beings to transcend to higher states of consciousness, releasing mental, emotional and physical illness and daily stressors in order to return to original state of wellness and inner peace.
(210) 844-1296 View (210) 844-1296
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Betty L Lopez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78203  (Online Only)
I have worked with folks with chronic pain, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and trauma.
You're probably tired of feeling confused, stressed out, afraid, guilty, or some other unwanted emotion that keeps circling in your head. It's exhausting carrying those emotions around. It starts to affect your daily life and those around you, too! I hope you are here because you're thinking, "Is there something I could try?" Yes! I hope you're asking yourself, "Where do I start?"
I have worked with folks with chronic pain, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and trauma.
You're probably tired of feeling confused, stressed out, afraid, guilty, or some other unwanted emotion that keeps circling in your head. It's exhausting carrying those emotions around. It starts to affect your daily life and those around you, too! I hope you are here because you're thinking, "Is there something I could try?" Yes! I hope you're asking yourself, "Where do I start?"
(817) 761-0159 View (817) 761-0159
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Wenona Andress, LCSW-S
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78204  (Online Only)
Do you have chronic pain and wonder if you can enjoy life again? Does your family struggle with addiction? Interested in reducing symptoms from a traumatic event? Trying to stop tobacco for health or prior to a surgery? Adjusting to mental illness/long term health condition and feel lost? It's my passion to guide you to a life that is as full as possible! I have been treating these issues, mood disorders, ADD/other adjustment disorders. My typical clients are young adults to Seniors. I see children/adults age 10 and over for chronic pain.
Do you have chronic pain and wonder if you can enjoy life again? Does your family struggle with addiction? Interested in reducing symptoms from a traumatic event? Trying to stop tobacco for health or prior to a surgery? Adjusting to mental illness/long term health condition and feel lost? It's my passion to guide you to a life that is as full as possible! I have been treating these issues, mood disorders, ADD/other adjustment disorders. My typical clients are young adults to Seniors. I see children/adults age 10 and over for chronic pain.
(806) 474-5787 View (806) 474-5787
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Terri L Beck
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCDC, CHT, CPC, CPRC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78245
I have used hypnotherapy to help some clients increase their ability to manage chronic pain, quit smoking or work through trauma.
I am a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and Hypnotherapist and have been working in the mental health field for over 12 years. I imagine my ideal client has been feeling symptoms of anxiety, worry or depression or maybe life has hampered you from achieving your desires or goals. I provide in-person and tele-health sessions for those located in the state of Texas that have a desire to begin coping differently
I have used hypnotherapy to help some clients increase their ability to manage chronic pain, quit smoking or work through trauma.
I am a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and Hypnotherapist and have been working in the mental health field for over 12 years. I imagine my ideal client has been feeling symptoms of anxiety, worry or depression or maybe life has hampered you from achieving your desires or goals. I provide in-person and tele-health sessions for those located in the state of Texas that have a desire to begin coping differently
(956) 450-7334 View (956) 450-7334
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Johanna Becho Psychotherapy PLLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78258
This may be a season of transition, pain, discovery, chaos, decision-making, loss, or rebuilding.
“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it is not the same river, and he is not the same man.” Heraclitus
This may be a season of transition, pain, discovery, chaos, decision-making, loss, or rebuilding.
“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it is not the same river, and he is not the same man.” Heraclitus
(855) 506-1887 View (855) 506-1887
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Karen D. Lee, MA, LPC, Ed.D.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, EdD
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78216
We all have an innate goodness, natural spontaneity and potential. We tend to disconnect from it in response to painful experiences. It is a natural, even genetic program, to want happiness and joy in life. The frantic attempt to numb or avoid pain,results in denial of joy and natural spontaneity. My commitment as a therapist is facilitation of healing and transformation towards joy and connection. I use a Holistic approach, seek authenticity, and believe that each person's uniqueness can bring inner peace, extend to family, and enhance relationships. The happiness we generate extends to others and then returns.
We all have an innate goodness, natural spontaneity and potential. We tend to disconnect from it in response to painful experiences. It is a natural, even genetic program, to want happiness and joy in life. The frantic attempt to numb or avoid pain,results in denial of joy and natural spontaneity. My commitment as a therapist is facilitation of healing and transformation towards joy and connection. I use a Holistic approach, seek authenticity, and believe that each person's uniqueness can bring inner peace, extend to family, and enhance relationships. The happiness we generate extends to others and then returns.
(210) 870-7799 View (210) 870-7799
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Valerie Rivas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78217
It takes strength and courage to accept when one can't handle parts of life, and so, I commend you. As a therapist, I accompany clients exactly where they are while offering unconditional acceptance and respect without judgement to build a safe and inviting counseling environment. Each client brings a set of unique morals, values, beliefs, and strengths which makes each person who they are. I treat ALL issues from adolescent to elderly within individual, couple, family, or group settings. Chronic Illness, Infertility, Miscarriage, Child Loss, Adoption, First Responders, Trauma, Abuse, Neglect & Adolescents are some of my interests.
It takes strength and courage to accept when one can't handle parts of life, and so, I commend you. As a therapist, I accompany clients exactly where they are while offering unconditional acceptance and respect without judgement to build a safe and inviting counseling environment. Each client brings a set of unique morals, values, beliefs, and strengths which makes each person who they are. I treat ALL issues from adolescent to elderly within individual, couple, family, or group settings. Chronic Illness, Infertility, Miscarriage, Child Loss, Adoption, First Responders, Trauma, Abuse, Neglect & Adolescents are some of my interests.
(210) 787-4457 View (210) 787-4457
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Jackie Hodges
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78240  (Online Only)
I work specifically with anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, anger management, bipolar disorder, grief and loss, anomalous experiences, religious trauma, pregnancy loss, infant loss, infertility, relationship struggles, active duty military, veterans, chronic illness, medical trauma, navigating divorce, and other areas of life that are overwhelming.
I’m a licensed counselor providing teletherapy to anyone looking for support from the comfort of their own home. We can work together to help make life feel a little better. I work with clients who may live in rural Texas, or clients who benefits from telehealth thearpy/virtual therapy. I have many years working with grief, loss, medical trauma, PTSD, anxiety, and depression. I like to get to know my clients and how they navigate their world so we can find practical skills to move through tough emotions. I look forward to meeting you!
I work specifically with anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, anger management, bipolar disorder, grief and loss, anomalous experiences, religious trauma, pregnancy loss, infant loss, infertility, relationship struggles, active duty military, veterans, chronic illness, medical trauma, navigating divorce, and other areas of life that are overwhelming.
I’m a licensed counselor providing teletherapy to anyone looking for support from the comfort of their own home. We can work together to help make life feel a little better. I work with clients who may live in rural Texas, or clients who benefits from telehealth thearpy/virtual therapy. I have many years working with grief, loss, medical trauma, PTSD, anxiety, and depression. I like to get to know my clients and how they navigate their world so we can find practical skills to move through tough emotions. I look forward to meeting you!
(210) 864-7577 View (210) 864-7577
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Dena Willeford
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, AAT, NCC
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78258
I specialize in anxiety, depression, grief, chronic illness, life circumstances, and other mental health issues.
Sometimes we can feel like we are struggling in life, not fulfilling our purpose, or are unhappy with current circumstances. Through our counseling journey, I will walk alongside of you to find what's impeding your happiness, gratification, purpose, and well-being. We will determine what is interfering with your goals and establish a practical strategy to attaining them. In a welcoming and judge-free environment, we will look at the challenges you face, your thoughts and ideas surrounding your circumstances, and the feelings that you are experiencing. We will use open and honest communication throughout our counseling journey.
I specialize in anxiety, depression, grief, chronic illness, life circumstances, and other mental health issues.
Sometimes we can feel like we are struggling in life, not fulfilling our purpose, or are unhappy with current circumstances. Through our counseling journey, I will walk alongside of you to find what's impeding your happiness, gratification, purpose, and well-being. We will determine what is interfering with your goals and establish a practical strategy to attaining them. In a welcoming and judge-free environment, we will look at the challenges you face, your thoughts and ideas surrounding your circumstances, and the feelings that you are experiencing. We will use open and honest communication throughout our counseling journey.
(210) 405-2837 View (210) 405-2837
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Bioenergetic Healing Psychotherapist
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CHT
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78228
The source of all illness is hidden in the subconscious mind which stores all manner of distortions about the self.
My role in psychotherapy is simple. I work as a guide to help lead clients from 3rd dimensional consciousness to new levels of awareness. With the support of my guiding system and those of my clients', I act as a conduit to bring the information and energies that are needed in that point in time for the client's highest good. My approach is spiritual and energy psychology. It is based on the premise that all illness is mental illness and all healing must begin in psychotherapy.
The source of all illness is hidden in the subconscious mind which stores all manner of distortions about the self.
My role in psychotherapy is simple. I work as a guide to help lead clients from 3rd dimensional consciousness to new levels of awareness. With the support of my guiding system and those of my clients', I act as a conduit to bring the information and energies that are needed in that point in time for the client's highest good. My approach is spiritual and energy psychology. It is based on the premise that all illness is mental illness and all healing must begin in psychotherapy.
(210) 625-7633 View (210) 625-7633
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Benjamin Conner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, EMDR, Veteran
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78260  (Online Only)
I offer you a pathway from pain and fatigue to peace and empowerment.
If you suffer from trauma, PTSD, anxiety or depression, and you are exhausted from the fight, lets talk. I survived many types of abuse, trauma, and PTSD. I then transitioned from military search and rescue to civilian life with my wife and three boys. I understand treating these issues with EMDR and guiding healing for individuals and families. Parenting and relationships are difficult, and with trauma in the background it can seem impossible. Treating those injuries from the past and present can change your life, strengthen your identity, and heal your relationships.
I offer you a pathway from pain and fatigue to peace and empowerment.
If you suffer from trauma, PTSD, anxiety or depression, and you are exhausted from the fight, lets talk. I survived many types of abuse, trauma, and PTSD. I then transitioned from military search and rescue to civilian life with my wife and three boys. I understand treating these issues with EMDR and guiding healing for individuals and families. Parenting and relationships are difficult, and with trauma in the background it can seem impossible. Treating those injuries from the past and present can change your life, strengthen your identity, and heal your relationships.
(210) 361-2475 View (210) 361-2475
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Susan D Odom
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78216  (Online Only)
Current openings available. Chronic physical and emotional pain changes everything. It is more than just being uncomfortable. You may be afraid of making commitments, leaving the house, engaging with other people. Even doing things that you love may feel too much of a threat. It seems others don't understand how you feel, or even if they do, you can still feel angry, hurt, or guilty. And those times when you feel a bit better and are more active, chances are you end up either in physical pain for days, or you start second guessing yourself, feeling unreasonable regret, sadness, or just overwhelmed. It doesn't have to be this way.
Current openings available. Chronic physical and emotional pain changes everything. It is more than just being uncomfortable. You may be afraid of making commitments, leaving the house, engaging with other people. Even doing things that you love may feel too much of a threat. It seems others don't understand how you feel, or even if they do, you can still feel angry, hurt, or guilty. And those times when you feel a bit better and are more active, chances are you end up either in physical pain for days, or you start second guessing yourself, feeling unreasonable regret, sadness, or just overwhelmed. It doesn't have to be this way.
(210) 982-0186 View (210) 982-0186
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Bob Stead
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC, CCTP-II
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78249
I know pain, I know what the darkness feels like, let's be real with each other, on how we explore that together.
Thank you for taking the time to review my profile. I am NOT your typical Psychotherapist, and I am looking for NOT your typical client. If you believe in the healing power of community and are eager to take control of your bubble, (because that's really all we can control), Don't hesitate to smile in my direction, let's change something meaningful! Also providing Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy, Preparation, and Integration.
I know pain, I know what the darkness feels like, let's be real with each other, on how we explore that together.
Thank you for taking the time to review my profile. I am NOT your typical Psychotherapist, and I am looking for NOT your typical client. If you believe in the healing power of community and are eager to take control of your bubble, (because that's really all we can control), Don't hesitate to smile in my direction, let's change something meaningful! Also providing Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy, Preparation, and Integration.
(210) 791-6580 View (210) 791-6580
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Moving Forward Christian Counseling, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78222  (Online Only)
I then went on to work with children and adults suffering from mental illness, chronic pain, PTSD, anxiety, and depression.
No problem is too big or small, let me help you through it.
I then went on to work with children and adults suffering from mental illness, chronic pain, PTSD, anxiety, and depression.
No problem is too big or small, let me help you through it.
(210) 796-0802 View (210) 796-0802
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Lisa A Guerra
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78216  (Online Only)
My goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life.
Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger post traumatic events. I can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing. Depression, anxiety, and grief are some of the most uncomfortable emotions we can experience in our lives. We may experience these emotions for many reasons: Loved One's Death, Chronic Pain, Divorce, Job Loss and other Life Challenges.
My goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life.
Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger post traumatic events. I can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing. Depression, anxiety, and grief are some of the most uncomfortable emotions we can experience in our lives. We may experience these emotions for many reasons: Loved One's Death, Chronic Pain, Divorce, Job Loss and other Life Challenges.
(210) 968-0254 View (210) 968-0254

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.