Chronic Illness Counseling &
Therapy for Chronic Pain
With chronic pain and chronic illness, it may feel like you’re just fighting to exist – trying to manage, trying to survive.
Living with Chronic Pain or Chronic Illness, you often feel:
At Renewed Wellness Counseling, we tend to work with people who have experienced a long and difficult path to diagnosis, or are still undiagnosed due to their symptoms not nicely fitting diagnostic criteria. These experiences can lead to mistrust of the medical system, medical trauma/PTSD, and feelings of isolation.
At Renewed Wellness Counseling, we understand where you’re coming from and honor your experiences.
Chronic Conditions we see at Renewed Wellness Counseling:
- Autoimmune Diseases
- Chronic Pain
- Lyme Disease and Co-Infections
- Environmental Illness
- Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS)
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia
- Neurological Disorders
- Dysautonomia Disorders
- Endocrine Disorders
Each person approaches a diagnosis differently. You may be angry, sad, or even validated that you’ve found an answer. Living with a chronic illness can be hard, but it’s also manageable. By working with a chronic pain and chronic illness counselor, you can learn to look beyond your illness and not be defined by it.
Remeber that you don’t have to cope with chronic illness alone.
We are ready to hear your story and help you navigate a new path.
Forging a new life with chronic pain and chronic illness can be challenging. It’s an isolating and frustrating experience. Coping with a diagnosis can impact your mind just as much as your body. We know from research that more than half of the patients living with a chronic condition have significant psychological symptoms.
However, remember that these feelings are common and totally normal. You are not alone. Opening up to someone can be very powerful, and counseling offers you a safe space to do so. Let’s create an illness management plan. Learn to distinguish yourself from your illness.
Our therapists have personal experience with chronic illness.
Through our own healing journey, we are able to combine our training, education, experience, and advocacy to help people navigate this new path. In our practice, we help you uncover all the layers of habits and conditioning so you can discover who you really are by listening to your body.
Our Approach to Therapy for Chronic Pain and Chronic Illness Counseling:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy assists with reframing negative, self-defeating thoughts into more rational, positive thoughts to gradually improve mindset and mood.
Brainspotting works by tapping in to the limbic system. The limbic system is a collection of brain structures that contribute to emotions, cognition, long-term memory, motivation, impulse control, and many other psychological factors that can affect well-being.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy, especially the components of Mindfulness and Distress Tolerance. These skills help regulate the body’s response to pain and discomfort as well as shift negative thoughts and feelings.
Pain Reprocessing Therapy is a relatively new treatment that helps people retrain their nervous system to unlearn neuroplastic pain pathways that are involved in creating severe, debilitating, and treatment-resistant pain conditions. After a treatment called Pain Reprocessing Therapy, two-thirds of people with mild or moderate chronic back pain reported being mostly or completely pain-free (JAMA Psychiatry 2021)
With chronic illness counseling, our hope is for you to have a more positive and productive mindset towards your illness and not let it rule your life.
Start Chronic Illness Counseling in New Bern, NC
You do not have to deal with chronic illness and chronic pain alone. Our online therapists can help you find the tools to cope in new ways. In fact, we believe that you deserve to feel better, on your terms. We can help you wherever you are in the state with online therapy in North Carolina and South Carolina. Get started with therapy at our counseling practice in New Bern, NC with these steps:
1. Fill out this consult form.
2. Read about our skilled chronic illness therapists.
3. Feel more connected to your body in spite of chronic pain and illness.
Other Mental Health Services at Renewed Wellness
At our New Bern, NC-based online therapy practice, we specialize in chronic illness counseling. However, our therapists also excel in therapy for military families, treating anxiety and stress, and addiction counseling. For those going through a life change, we also offer life transitions counseling. Let’s work together to get you to a good place!