Evidence-Based Chronic Pain Treatment in Raleigh

Your pain is real. Receive evidence-based treatment for chronic pain with a compassionate therapist as your partner in care.

Relieve Chronic Pain Through Chronic Pain Counseling

The experience of pain is unique for every individual. It’s also an invisible experience; one that, if not validated or treated, can result in the development of distressing emotional conditions, such as depression and anxiety. With the experience of our doctoral-level psychologists, you can move toward significant progress, as defined by you, taking back control of your life.

Pain Reduction

By changing your relationship with chronic pain, and developing coping strategies, you can experience a reduction in pain itself.

Enhanced Emotional Well-Being

While chronic pain can result in depression, anxiety, and irritability, our treatment can alleviate these emotional struggles.

Increased Energy Levels

Chronic pain can be draining, consuming a lot of physical and mental energy. With reduced pain and increased tolerance comes more energy.

Improve Sleep Quality

While pain often disrupts sleep, treatment can lead to improved sleep quality, positively impacting overall health and well-being.

Development of Coping Skills

You will learn strategies to cope with pain, such as relaxation techniques, mindfulness, and stress management.

Improved Quality of Life

Through mindfulness, clients can enjoy a higher quality of life with increased capacities for social engagement and daily activities.

Feeling lost or stuck? Let Breyta be your North Star.

If you are caught in the ebbs and flows of the waves of emotion, or frozen in an iceberg of numbness, we will help you navigate the way forward. Contact our trauma-informed therapists today. We will be your North Star.

Embarking on Your Path to Meaningful Change

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Therapy to Change the Tides of Chronic Pain

The bottom line is this: Your pain is real and we believe you when you tell us that you feel it. Your experience is valid because it is yours. You may have spent years avoiding seeking help for fear of not being taken seriously or due to a belief that nothing could be done to relieve your condition.

At Breyta, we know there is always something you can do to create meaningful change and move you toward your wellness goals. Our expert trauma-informed therapists have the skills, knowledge, and expertise to navigate your healing path, with you at the center of your care. We’ll dive deep to get to the root of your chronic pain, using evidence-based therapeutic approaches to guide you towards meaningful change and lasting relief.

Find Your Flow with Breyta

You can’t control the waves, but we can help you surf them.

Our approach creates the ripples of change.

Specialized Treatment: Trauma-Informed Care

The entire Breyta experience has been carefully structured through trauma-informed methodology; from our dedicated team of trauma-informed therapists, all of whom provide care with the utmost sensitivity and intentionality, to our waiting room and offices, all designed from a trauma-informed lens.

Elevated Expertise: Doctoral-Level Psychologists

In order to provide the highest level of psychological care, every one of our clinical psychologists has received their doctorate in the mental health field. We use our specialized knowledge and expertise to offer the most comprehensive and innovative therapeutic approaches.

Innovative Techniques: Process-Based Psychotherapy

Through process-based therapy, the most innovative form of evidence-based therapy, we gain a comprehensive understanding of what makes you who you are, including the core processes keeping you stuck. We then intentionally choose a unique combination of evidence-based approaches to create the most effective treatment plan for you.

Personalized Approach: Client-Centric Practice

The experiences that have shaped you and how you processed them are completely unique. Our client-centric approach to therapy is just as personal, placing you at the center of your care. The specific therapy you receive is a direct reflection of you, evolving with you as you heal and grow.

Frequently Asked Questions:

According to the Institute of Medicine, an estimated 100 million U.S. adults suffer from chronic pain. The American Psychological Association (APA) describes pain as “simultaneously a sensation and an emotion, and is by far the leading reason people seek health care.”

Pain in and of itself is natural. In fact, it’s important and necessary for our survival. Without it, we wouldn’t know when to remove our hand from a hot stove, or when something was wrong in our bodies. It’s a signal that we are in danger; that our body is hurt and needs care. However, there are many types of main. Acute pain refers to pain that is the result of a direct and discernable source. When the source of the pain is gone, the pain fades away as we heal. Yet there are types of pain that linger even when the stressor itself may not be present, or at least not in an immediate way. When pain lingers in the months after a physical injury is gone, it becomes what we refer to as chronic pain.

As anyone who has experienced chronic pain knows, it is more than simply the experience of physical pain. It typically also comes to involve the development of emotional problems, such as depression or anxiety. Pain is debilitating. It’s physically painful, which is draining and can result in fear of the next painful experience. It can also curtail the activities you once were able to participate in, shrinking your social circle, making you feel depressed and irritable, decreasing social support, and putting a strain on relationships.

Moreover, the experience of pain is unique for every individual. It’s also an invisible experience. It’s something that must be described by the person experiencing it. Unfortunately, this often results in many people feeling invalidated by others (either intentionally or not) when they feel their experience may not be believed or understood.

It’s likely that the treatments and therapies you tried used methods that weren’t evidence-based. At Breyta, our goal is to get to the root of your pain, helping you break free of its hold Furthermore, Breyta is staffed exclusively by doctoral-level psychologists. Our clinicians hold the highest degrees and most advanced training in the mental health industry. We put our considerable expertise and training to work for you.
Therapy is an investment in yourself and your future. Chronic pain costs you the ability to experience comfort, whereas the ability to live a life where chronic pain no longer dictates your experience is truly priceless. Our goal is to help you achieve wellness as quickly as possible. As such, Breyta psychologists utilize evidence-based treatments to help you meet your goals in a timely and efficient manner.
The length of time it takes to overcome challenges related to chronic pain varies from person-to-person and is dependent on the source of pain among other factors. While some clients begin to see results after a few weeks, for others it takes longer. The important thing to remember is there is no right or wrong way to heal. By working closely with our psychologists, we’ll continue to evolve your personalized treatment plan with your progress, consistently moving you toward your defined goals.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has emerged as the front-line treatment for chronic pain. CBT for chronic pain helps you identify thoughts that contribute to stress, which exacerbate the issue. Using CBT, our therapists will equip you with skills necessary to change the relationship to your pain, relax your mind and body, and learn to cope in effective ways.

We also offer mindfulness and acceptance-based forms of therapy, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) that can help you change the way you relate to your thoughts and feelings, allowing you the freedom to move towards your values in spite of the pain.

As an additional option, our psychologists can work closely with your treatment team, if desired, to provide an integrated approach to your care.

Yes! We offer both in-person and virtual care options. You can enjoy the safety and comfort of your own space while taking courageous steps toward healing with your psychologist of choice. We offer HIPAA-compliant telehealth platforms to meet your needs. We conduct the same type of treatments in the same way we would in person so you can take comfort in the fact that you aren’t missing any important aspect of care. Telehealth appointments are available in Raleigh, throughout the state of North Carolina, and in select other states.