What Will Treatment Be Like?
In Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain (CBT-CP), a trained therapist will work with you to help you to take control of your pain and its impact on your life. You will learn proven skills for changing thoughts and behaviors that affect pain and how you experience pain.
At the start of treatment, you’ll create treatment goals that are specific to you. Then, you and your therapist will work together as a team to help you achieve your goals. Throughout treatment, your therapist will ask you for feedback to make sure things are headed in the right direction. Treatment lasts about 12 sessions. CBT-CP can be provided alone or together with other pain management approaches, like physical therapy, massage, and medication.