Counseling for Chronic Pain in Waltham, MA—Counselors and Therapists at Thriveworks

Counseling for Chronic Pain in Waltham, MA – Counselors and Therapists at Thriveworks

Your alarm goes off and it’s time for you to get up and ready for work.  Except today it is particularly harder to get out of bed­—and its not because you’re tired.  Today, your chronic knee pain is intense.  Your leg aches and your discomfort is unbearable.  Now, getting up and ready for work sounds like a pretty daunting task.

“Overcoming adversity not only makes you stronger, it makes you more hopeful.”

– Valerie Jarrett

Are you someone that suffers with chronic pain?  Does it hold you back from experiencing the joyous, exciting things in life?  Suffering with chronic pain is not only physically painful, but it also takes a toll on you mentally.  Missing out on family gatherings, your favorite sporting events, and other fun occasions can be tough and add up to be pretty taxing on your mental health.  Instead of getting excited for enjoyable events in your life, you get angry at the uncertainty of your pain and seclude yourself from friends and family, putting tension on your relationships.

At Thriveworks Counseling in Waltham, MA, we have clinicians with experience in helping those suffering with chronic pain and the harm it can have on your mental health.  If you experience chronic pain and think you could benefit from meeting with one of our clinicians to learn how to better live a life with chronic pain, call Thriveworks in Waltham today.

Signs and Symptoms of Chronic Pain 

Chronic pain is frustrating and can take a toll on your physical, mental, and emotional health.  The symptoms you experience can be different for everybody, but common symptoms include:

  • Burning sensations and/or nerve pain
  • Muscle aches
  • Fatigue and exhaustion
  • Trouble sleeping and/or waking up due to pain
  • Mood fluctuations
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Irritability and anger
  • Trouble completing everyday tasks

Chronic pain does not just surface overnight, and normally results from another condition – conditions may include osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, or rheumatoid arthritis.  It is important to seek physical treatment in order to work on pain management.  But did you know that seeking mental health care is also exceptionally important?

Seeking a Counselor for Chronic Pain

When you deal with chronic pain; your overall wellbeing is affected – meaning your mind and body are both strained.  Chronic pain is a burden on the person going through it, as well as their loved ones.  Chronic pain can manifest a variety of mental health issues, such as, anxiety, depression, hopelessness, as well as social isolation.  There is hope, however, in seeking a counselor.  In counseling, you have the ability to work on:

  1. Improving your quality of sleep
  2. Mending and building relationships with others
  3. Changing your negative thinking patterns
  4. Receive coping mechanisms for depressive symptoms
  5. Relieve anxiety due to your chronic pain
  6. Improving your confidence for living through chronic pain
  7. Alter the way your body processes pain
  8. Find a happier and healthier version of yourself.

When suffering with chronic pain, it is important to treat every affected area in your life.  When seeking a counselor at Thriveworks in Waltham, MA, you can be sure to get an effective treatment plan suited to your individual needs.  Pairing counseling with physical therapy can assist you in working through your chronic pain and finding the best coping mechanisms to ensure you live a healthier life.

Schedule an Appointment at Thriveworks Counseling in Waltham Today

Are you ready to start your path toward healing?  Call Thriveworks Counseling in Waltham, MA today.  Suffering with chronic pain is frustrating and emotionally taxing, and our clinicians understand that.  They are eager to help you live a happier, healthier life.

At Thriveworks Counseling in Waltham, MA, we strive to create a personalized treatment plan for every individual suffering with chronic pain. We try to ensure that our clients’ individual needs are met in the best way possible. We have clinicians that would be happy to further discuss the effects chronic pain has on those struggling. Call our office today to schedule an appointment. (781) 309-9149. 

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