“I hurt my back (neck, leg, arm, etc.)…what does counseling have to do with it?”

Following an injury, you may struggle with chronic pain, worry about paying the bills, stress over returning to work or not being able to continue in the same field, physical limitations and/or disabilities, career change, rehabilitation, anger, anxiety, panic attacks, fear, depression, relationship concerns, and so on. This is where mental health counseling comes in. It is common for people to struggle with these types of issues following injuries, whether it is short-term or long-term.

These types of injuries affect a person mentally as well as physically. You may have had a pretty good idea of who you were and what your life was about before the injury, and now you may be wondering who you are and where your value lies. Many people wonder how they will take care of themselves and their family.

Wouldn’t it be nice to reduce your pain yourself? The pain center is in the brain, and there are techniques and skills you can learn to gain greater control over your perception of pain. All you need is an open mind and the willingness to try.

Learn more!

If you are interested in finding out more, call  (541) 826-8282. I am happy to answer any questions you may have.

Warm regards,

RuthAnne Alexander, MS, NCC, LPC