Pain and Psychology

Call 520-874-7500 for an appointment.

Chronic pain can impact all parts of life including physical, emotional, and mental well-being. People with chronic pain frequently report problems with their mood, sense of control, stress, identity, weight, sleep, relationships, and/or activity level. Due to its complex nature, it is important to treat chronic pain and related conditions in a holistic manner. We use evidence-based behavioral interventions to help individuals with chronic pain to be more active and engaged in life. We collaborate with BUMC and other clinics to provide holistic care.

Services

Psychotherapy

  • Individual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): work one-on-one to learn about and develop coping skills for chronic pain and related difficulties, such as sleep difficulties, depression, anxiety, and other behavioral and mental health concerns
  • Biofeedback-Assisted Psychotherapy: work one-on-one to learn about and practice tools and techniques to control the autonomic nervous system, in turn improving one’s ability to cope with stress and reduce the risk of chronic pain.

Psychological Evaluations

  • Pre-surgical pain evaluations: assess for a patient’s suitability for surgery, psychiatric morbidities, and post-surgery outcomes
     

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Banner-University Medicine Behavioral Health
2800 E. Ajo Way Ste P3300 Tucson, AZ 85713
(520) 874-7500