When life is painful

Persistent pain can change your life in significant ways. If your pain is due to a frightening or painful event like a car accident or assault, it can be even harder to heal your body when the painful memories keep resurfacing. Work injuries can also be particularly difficult when they affect your income or you have strong feelings related to how you got injured. Even the stress of a challenging time of life long ago like a difficult childhood or abusive marriage, can create long-lasting issues in body and mind. These issues can show up in many ways, such as increased pain, irritability, poor mood, worry, feeling upset in situations that never used to bother you, or feeling disconnected from life and loved ones.

The Mind-Body Connection

You may already know that stress and anxiety have an effect on how your body feels. When you are stressed, you may notice more pain. But, did you know that there is a direct biological connection between unresolved emotional issues and your physical health? Psychotherapy can help you resolve the pieces of your past that are keeping your body stuck in the cycle of stress and pain.

therapy with Compassion, Connection, and Insight

I know what it’s like to experience chronic pain, and that’s why I specialize in working with people with physical and emotional symptoms related to stress, anxiety, and physical and emotional trauma, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I have extensive experience and training in psychotherapy to help you address these issues, heal your mind, and get your life back. I use proven methods to help you feel better, including clinical hypnosis, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, Prolonged Exposure therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

I see clients both in-person in my Twin Cities office in St. Paul, Minnesota, and via telemedicine throughout the state of Minnesota. Give me a call at 651-998-8991 or click below to get started working together on feeling better.

 
 

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