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Pain Management

When medication alone or medical interventions aren't enough to reduce pain to a tolerable level, an evidence-based cognitive-behavioral therapy approach to pain management provides education and proven strategies to improve functioning. The comprehensive program consists of 11 segments that include education of chronic pain, theories of pain, stress management and relaxation techniques, role of automatic thoughts and pain, cognitive restructuring, time-based pacing, pleasant activity scheduling, anger management, sleep hygiene and relapse prevention and flare-up planning. 

Effective Weight Loss

Everyone that is overweight knows that weight is easily gained but hard to lose, and after a period of successful weight loss from dieting, we have a tendency to put the pounds back on. Those attempting to lose weight on commercial diet programs experience an average weight loss of about 5-8% at 6 months, but only 3-6% at 1 year. Cognitive-behavioral treatments have more weight loss in the short-term and weight loss averages of 7-10% at 1 year. However, once these diet programs end, fewer than 1/5 of overweight adults retain a weight loss of 10% in the year following treatment.

There is an evidence-based program for weight loss called an acceptance-based behavioral approach. This program utilizes several strategies including education on nutritional and physical activity, specific dietary and physical activity prescriptions, cognitive strategies and behavioral skills. These treatment strategies by themselves are necessary but not sufficient, and the addition of acceptance-based behavioral treatments help one to adhere to the weight control strategies "when the going gets tough." 

Mood Disorders

Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Dysthymia and Winter Blues

Anxiety Disorders

​Generalized Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, PTSD, Separation Anxiety

Sleep Disturbances

​Insomnia, Circadian Rhythm Disorder

Stress Management

Anger Management, Relaxation

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Affects about 5% of children
Reduced academic performance and social rejection
More likely than peers to develop conduct & substance abuse disorders

Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Affects about 3% of population
Increased risk for anti-social behavior, anxiety, depression
Conflicts cause impairment in emotional and social development

Childhood Obesity

Approaching 20% of children in the US
Encourage balanced family meals using all food groups
Discuss portion control
Encourage drinking water versus sugary drinks
Limit dining out
Get at least 1 hour of physical activity each day
Limit screen time to less than 2 hours per day

Autism Spectrum Disorder
Affects about 1% children
Diagnosed 4 times more often in males than females
As adolescents and adults, more prone to anxiety and depression