You may have received a diagnosis recently, or perhaps you are struggling with a longstanding medical condition that brings you physical or emotional pain, loss of functioning, or general feelings of being overwhelmed. No matter your age, chronic illness and pain can weigh you down in many ways. It affects your ability to work, to lead an active life; even the way you relate others changes, as well as the manner in which you view yourself. Has your illness become your entire identity? Has physical pain and its emotional consequences overtaken your life? Chronic illness/pain counseling can help you rediscover your true inner self, reduce your suffering, and learn to embrace life again.
Chronic Pain Counseling to Reduce Suffering
Both psychological and physical pain are burdensome and limiting. While your pain may be impacted by a chronic medical condition and seemingly out of your control, chronic illness/pain counseling can help relieve suffering, which is more psychological in nature. How you think about your pain affects how much you will suffer, and counseling can certainly help.
In counseling, Dr. Crump uses a multitude of techniques to help lift the curtain that your chronic pain has placed over you. In therapy, you will learn relaxation exercises, and use mindfulness techniques to reduce the impact that your pain has on your daily life. You can learn how to change your thinking and stop illness or injury from dictating all aspects of how you live your life. Chronic pain counseling can help you learn how to think of yourself in a way that is helpful and productive, even if you have lost or are losing functionality.
Recover Your Lost Identity
Your identity can change as a result of illness and pain. Dr. Crump can help you to reconnect to yourself in your new reality. You can learn to avoid thinking about yourself in a way that is constricting. Dr. Crump will help you make sense of your condition and life path in a way that has meaning for you.
Who Can Benefit from Counseling for Chronic Pain?
If you suffer from chronic pain as a result of illness or injury, we can help. Dr. Crump has experience helping clients that include those suffering from the following chronic illnesses:
- multiple sclerosis
- rheumatoid arthritis
- and more
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