Pain Psychology

Pain Psychology is a sub-specialty within the broader discipline of Health Psychology. A primary role of a pain psychologist is to understand how psychological, social, and behavioral factors interact and contribute to one’s experience of pain. Pain psychologists assists in the pain management treatment process by offering psychological and behavioral interventions specifically designed to target factors that worsen the pain experience. The goal of treatment is to empower the patient with information, education, and skills training so that one can live their life more fully and functionally with less pain.

Sereno Pain Management offers you the option to receive comprehensive chronic pain management not only from your pain physician but also from the pain psychologist on staff. Pain psychology treatment at Sereno Pain Management is tailored specifically to your needs to improve and maximize your chronic pain management in general and the way that you cope with and manage the psychological and emotional impact of pain in particular.

 


John T. Sorrell, Ph.D.

A graduate of West Virginia University with clinical and research interests in chronic pain and anxiety disorders, Dr. Sorrell completed his pre-doctoral internship at the Palo Alto VA Health Care System broadly specializing in behavioral medicine with an emphasis in chronic pain management…

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