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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Morgan Hill

If you are looking for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in the Morgan Hill area, trust our psychologists at Allied Pain & Spine Institute. Understanding how to cope and maintain a positive outlook during challenging episodes of your life is a valuable tool. Those who are dealing with chronic pain, injury recovery or chronic disease can benefit from medical treatment and psychotherapy that gives them coping and behavioral management tools. At Allied Pain & Spine Institute, we offer advanced pain and injury medical care as well as psychotherapy services like cognitive behavioral therapy at our clinics in Morgan Hill and throughout the Bay Area region.

What Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

Talk therapy, or cognitive behavioral therapy, is one of the most common types of psychotherapy used. This type of treatment can benefit a wide range of people – while it is used to treat mental disorders like depression, anxiety and substance abuse, it can be beneficial to those affected by chronic pain or any challenging phase in their life. Cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, focuses on giving patients the ability to recognize negative or ineffective thought processes and the tools to change how they respond or behave to these situations.

CBT can be performed in individual or group sessions with effectiveness. The format tends to be structured, and many patients can benefit from attending only a few sessions that target their specific issues. Learning to identify harmful thoughts and behaviors that contribute to creating a negative outcome and learning new ways to process these thoughts can have a dramatic and quick impact on the quality of life. CBT methods can be used to better manage almost any stressful situation and how it affects your life.

Benefits of CBT for Chronic Pain Management

Cognitive behavioral therapy teaches patients to live in the present and how to regulate their emotions. This can be a valuable tool for those living with chronic pain. Instead of suppressing the pain, CBT gives patients a new perspective on how to live with pain and achieve their goals despite their pain. CBT offers a “retraining” of the brain to handle challenges differently and more effectively, especially when living with pain or long-term disabilities.

For many patients with disabilities, injury recovery or chronic pain, negative thoughts can overcome their daily lives. CBT is a present-focused technique that helps patients learn to respond to real-time challenges and manage their thoughts and actions. With practice, CBT can help patients with chronic pain or other physical illnesses obtain:

  • Less pain
  • Improved anxiety or depression
  • Better daily function
  • Higher quality of life
  • Reduced use of pain medications

CBT is usually performed in sessions that last 50-minutes to an hour, but the therapy can vary depending on the individual. Most Morgan Hill patients begin seeing results from their CBT sessions quickly and can use these tools to manage their pain and daily life challenges for years to come.

Morgan Hill CBT and Pain Management Treatment

Our team at Allied Pain & Spine Institute includes spine surgeons, pain management doctors, orthopedic specialists, physical therapists, psychotherapists and many other medical professionals. We believe that a multi-disciplinary approach to pain management and injury recovery offers our patients the best chance to live a happier, fulfilling life. Cognitive behavioral therapy and other forms of psychotherapy are offered as components of a comprehensive treatment plan for our Morgan Hill patients with the goal of improving their quality of life.

If you have struggled with chronic pain or are living with a disability, cognitive behavior therapy, or CBT, may be a tool to help you improve your quality of life. To learn more about the cutting-edge medical treatments and psychotherapy options we offer at Allied Pain & Spine Institute, contact one of our clinics in Morgan Hill or the greater Bay Area to schedule an appointment.

Our Patient Reviews

Allied Pain & Spine Institute

Michelle T.

I fly in to see Dr. Petros from Southern California.  I wouldn't do so if he wasn't the best there is.  He is compassionate and has always treated me kindly. I can tell he is sincere in the way he talks to me and is diligently looking for solutions that work best with me and my chronic pain needs.  Very out of the box approach, which I appreciate these days!  I would truly recommend Dr. Petros to anyone looking for a Dr. that not only cares about you as a patient but has the confidence and skill set to get results! His office staff is friendly and caring too.  Allied Pain and Spine Institute is the Gold Standard in pain care in my humble opinion!! When I find a doctor that understands the issue and always goes above and beyond to help me, I do what I can to continue seeing them. I am so glad I found this office!!

Louise W.

Dr Petros is amazing!  When he uses a needle his aim is "right on".  He is also very personable, an altogether great guy.  I always find my visits to him to be very informative. I have had both sides of my degenerated back injected (epidural shots) with complete success.  He allows me to have no sedative, which is cool because his jokes and stories in the operating room are really good.  He greatly enjoys his work, and enjoys the difficult challenges of getting a needle into the right place in my back.  My arthritic knee is perhaps more straight-forward, but other doctors have failed to give me pain relief.  Dr Petros studies the structure with ultrasound before injecting it.  The result - instant relief! On my recent visit for a broken back (ski accident) the doctor and staff were very accommodating to help me make a dinner engagement shortly after my appointment.  This is definitely a five-star operation!

Ellie O.

Wow, wonderful doctor!!! I avoid all the doctors like the plague...seriously it makes my blood pressure go up when I have to go but I chose Dr. Vaidya. My friend referred him to me, he's simply the best... TOP NOTCH!!! He turned out to be a breath of fresh air. Dr. Vaidya really stands out head and shoulders above everyone else. I usually don't write reviews but he's so outstanding that I really wanted to do it for him. He's the most honest and caring doctor I have met.  He listens and gives you full attention and committed to find the best individual solution for you. He always goes out of his way to get you the most appropriate treatment and he will make it happen. He's very knowledgeable in his field. He's very professional, friendly, personable and definitely easy to talk to. His integrity is very valuable. He's one of the sharpest and most driven individuals you will ever meet.

Keith M.

Simply the best doctors and staff in the area. I've fought back and neck pain for over 30 years, and Dr. Petros and his team have kept me from the operating table and able to enjoy my life. I've had injections, acupuncture, as well as back braces. He listens to my concerns, cares very deeply for my pain and discomfort, and has successfully treated everything from stenosis, pinched nerves, herniated disks, and even helped me with the symptoms from shingles and lung disease. I couldn't be happier with the care he has given me over the years.

Kaitlin Z.

Dr. Vaidya has changed my life. I am in my late 20s with chronic pain and nothing had worked until I came here. All services here are wonderful and the staff is absolutely amazing. I can't recommend enough!!

Tracy B.

I have been a patient of Dr. Vaidya for a few years after not getting what I needed from other spine and pain doctors. I was looking for a doctor who would think outside the box and come up with some other ways to treat my growing amount of pain. Between Dr. Petros and Dr. Vaidya, they have brought me to a place where my pain is better managed. And let's just talk about bedside manners! I have never met doctors in the past 23 years of this back journey of mine that has as amazing bedside manners as these guys. I have cried and laughed with the team at Allied Spine. The way that I am always greeted and promptly cared for is bar none! The front office staff, and especially Nas, has been a God sent. I would never go anywhere else.

Justin P.

I am a new patient of DR Petros and my experience was great for my first two visits so far. He really takes time to listen to your issues and provides thorough answers and treatment options. The front desk staff are all very nice and respond in a timely manner to requests. Highly recommended all around!

Lisa A.

I have seen Dr. Vaidya for about 2 years. He is an amazing doctor.the attention and care you receive is well over 5 stars. He knows who I am by my face, he knows my health history with out looking in my chart, he remembers conversations we have had at previous appointments. He truly cares for his patients. I will be moving our of state, and will travel back here each month to see doctor Vaidya. I lost my insurance over a year ago and pay out of pocket to see the doctor, it is worth every penny to be treated with respect, as a person and with care. I love all the staff and feel like I am visiting family when I come in for my appointments.

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