Dr. Kate Truitt & Associates
A Psychological Corporation
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Therapy for Chronic Pain and Illness
Chronic pain affects much more than the body. The daily endurance of pain or illness can leave you feeling angry, confused, isolated, ashamed, and hopeless. It strips away your sense of agency and redefines your sense of normalcy. As your body betrays you for weeks, months, or even years, the idea of “getting back to normal” feels far or even impossible to reach.
While there are millions of individuals dealing with chronic conditions, it is rare to hear anyone talking about it. Many people don’t want to burden the people around them with their pain or illness, especially in areas like Los Angeles, where there is extraordinary pressure to create, achieve and excel. It is especially difficult for those who have chronic pain that exists in the absence of medically identifiable causes. Despite scientist’s efforts to better understand the mind and body connection, many individuals and their doctors are left frustrated trying to pinpoint a medical cause. This also makes it increasingly difficult for family and friends to “get it” and provide their love one with the reassurance and validation they need.
The good news is that there is help and hope for relief. Our team of compassionate and understanding therapists with experience in working with chronic pain and illness can empower you to cultivate the tools, insight, and mindset needed to move forward. Therapy can be a safe place for you to share anything and everything that is coming up for you.
It is time to regain your sense of self, discover a new “normal,” and reengage in your life. Come begin your journey towards living your fulfilled and inspired life, Contact Dr. Kate Truitt and her team today!
Did you know your physical, mental, and emotional health are all interconnected and impact each other? The cortisol levels triggered by stress significantly increase when dealing with a chronic condition, which impacts your ability to heal.
“For our physiology to calm down, heal and grow, we need a visceral feeling of safety.”
– Bessel van der Kolk
Did you know that physical pain is sometimes co-encoded in the brain with psychological trauma? Chronic pain occurs in many cases due to an inability to release emotional energy from the body. Processing of the traumatic encoding can lead to minimized or alleviated symptoms.
Did you know that some forms of psychotherapy can be as effective as surgery for relieving chronic pain? Psychological treatments for pain can alter how your brain processes pain sensations.
Did you know that chronic pain affects more people than cancer, heart disease, and diabetes combined? According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, that’s almost one-third of the population, or 100 million people in the United States alone!