Behavioral Medicine / Chronic Pain Management & Chronic Illness Adjustment
Having trouble adjusting to life and health events? With the recommendation of your primary health care provider, Tele-Behavioral Medicine Associates can help!
We treat the conditions of: Depression, Anxiety, Family issues, PTSD, chronic pain management, fibromyalgia, adjustment to life threatening or chronic illness or life limiting illness all in the privacy and comfort of your own home!
Adjustment to an acute illness or injury, life event changes associated with chronic illness / pain, life limiting illness (cancer, dementia etc), both pharmaceutical and “natural” treatment alternatives, “integrative” approaches to health prevention and longevity are our main focus. Wellness, nutritional, hormonal, integrative, preventive, aging, and facing death is CENTRAL to our philosophy of health. This paired with active cognitive behavioral therapy is a potent treatment alternative. We are committed to the entire person, NOT merely their lab data, nor published statistics.
Individual, face to face, real time video-conferencing is simply the way services are delivered. Additional family members and significant others may be included as treatment progresses. Treatment sessions are typically 30 minute or 50 minutes in duration.
A DEA waivered Suboxone treatment team for patients with opoid dependence is one component of our much in demand tele-psychiatry consultation service. This service is currently available only to Arizona and Alaska residents.
If you are under the care of a primary care or specialty health care provider, we will need either a recommendation from your health care provider or a release of information (singed by you authorizing us to contact your health care provider) prior to beginning treatment. Therefore, with your written permission, we will be most happy to confer with your healthcare provider in an effort to coordinate your care, as well as discuss and potentially implement recommendations we may have regarding your Behavioral Medicine needs.
Finally, secure, convenient, cost effective, Behavioral Medicine Services are just a mouse click away.
What is Behavioral Medicine?
Behavioral Medicine is the clinical treatment of personal/family/emotional/behavioral problems NORMAL people face (life and health circumstances). An emphasis on cognitive restructuring, or simply, re-training your brain in order to think more objectively so as to recognize and acknowledge reality for what it is.
Instead of the traditional “re-hashing” of historical events over an indeterminate number of sessions, the patient actively works with our providers to learn and achieve Emotional/Behavioral re-education. treatment typically consists of less than 20 counseling sessions, 30 to 60 minutes each!
Why Behavioral Medicine?
It works! Most all behavioral/emotional problems start with stay with and end with the BRAIN. We teach you how to redirect and retrain your brain in a logical, goal oriented fashion. (See testimonials)
It’s cost effective! Like a correspondence course, the rate at which you learn the new material is largely determined by your willingness to do your share of the work, while the Provider / Teacher does theirs at the pace you set. Homework assignments between sessions are mandatory; failure to work between sessions will be unacceptable.
It’s private! Typically issues treated are sensitive and personal. With the Web Based Video-Conference approach, the ultimate in privacy and confidentiality can be maintained.
There are many excellent providers available. The availability of tele-behavioral-medicine services may assist some in convenience, accessibility, and the overall sense of being in “their own space”. Therefore this service may be desirable for some compared to face to face in the “traditional sense”. Research has demonstrated that real-time Tele-Behavioral Medicine is AS effective, and in some instances may be more effective than the “traditional” face-to face treatment.
How does it work?
Utilizing a FREE and SECURE video conferencing application (free download), a high speed internet connection and a web cam, your Tele-Behavioral Medicine provider conducts online sessions face to face and in real time.