Jennifer Sutton is the owner and counselor at Chronic Hope Counseling. She has been in the pain community for over a decade and understands.
Counselor in Raleigh, NC
CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) is an approach rooted in the development of a strong therapeutic relationship between counselor and client that encourages clients to adopt an active, problem-solving approach to cope with the many challenges associated with chronic pain. Learn more from the link below: https://www.webmd.com/pain-management/features/cognitive-behavioral#1
Mindfulness is a powerful tool against chronic pain. Many studies have found living life in a more mindful manner and practicing mindfulness techniques can significantly improve the lives of those with chronic pain and illness. Find our more in the link below: https://psychcentral.com/lib/using-mindfulness-to-approach-chronic-pain/
When chronic pain and illness is involved, couples often feel the need to tackle the struggles together as dynamics change. Often one person in a couple becomes a caregiver when the other is having health issues. We work with couples together to help them learn how to work as a unit to process and combat the pain/illness. It's not uncommon for pain/illness to create a rift in a couple. When this happens we can help you reconnect and look past the pain that is affecting the relationship.
Anxiety often occurs when a person is struggling with chronic pain and illness. A lot of the time this anxiety can make pain worse and increase the physical and mental struggles of the sufferer. We help clients process and improve their anxiety while keeping their pain in the forefront of discussion.
Depression can often occur when pain is persistent in a person's life. Feeling trapped is very common when your body doesn't work the way you want it to. We work together to process this depression and move towards feeling like yourself again.
Jennifer Sutton has had chronic pain since I was a teenager and in 2014 I was diagnosed with Chronic Lyme Disease and have been struggling with my health ever since. I understand the struggles that often come with constant pain and illness. I tailor each individual session to the personal need and goals of every client as we move to help you live beyond your pain.