Pain Psychology

Although there is no magic pill to completely eliminate chronic pain, it is possible to change the way it affects our well-being and relationships.

Chronic pain can be a source of depression, anxiety, frustration, fatigue, poor work performance and concentration, and relationship difficulties. Psychological services such as psychotherapy can help people to better understand how the pain impacts their thoughts, feelings, and relationships and to develop effective coping strategies.

Manhattan Pain Medicine’s pain psychologist, Jennifer Wolkin, PhD, works with patients to to reframe longstanding maladaptive patterns of thinking in order to improve coping and functionality. Dr. Wolkin also introduces a mindfulness-based therapeutic approach which promotes psychological flexibility through teaching mindfulness practice, identifying and reconnecting with personal values, and developing acceptance of unwanted experiences which are not in one’s control.

Manhattan Pain Medicine
25 Fifth Ave, Suite 1F, New York, NY 10003
Text or call us: (646) 580-3538
Hours: M-F 9:00am-6:00pm
We have a monthly support group for chronic pain. Please call or text us to learn more.

Conditions Treated

  • Neurologic, Orthopedic, Rheumatologic
  • Headache and Migraine
  • Cancer Pain
  • Central Pain Syndromes
  • Arthritis / Joint Pain
  • Foot Pain
  • Pelvic Pain
  • TMJ Disorders
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sciatica and Herniated discs
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Orthopedic Conditions
  • Muscle Pain
  • Neck and Back Pain
  • Stomach Pain

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