Chronic Pain Therapy Group
The therapy group will offer participants an opportunity to learn coping skills for chronic illness and pain through group problem solving as well as develop skills for:
- stress reduction and relaxation
- cognitive behavioral awareness
- anger management
When: Thursdays at 1:30 p.m.
Location: Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
Level 1, Jamplis Building
Conference room 1B-105
Fee: $59 per meeting
Insurance benefit may apply, check with your insurance carrier prior to starting group. Commitment to a three-month session is recommended. Members may be added after the initial start-up date to maintain group size.
Facilitator: Shellie Hatfield, LCSW, has worked extensively in Bay Area hospitals with cancer patients and patients with other chronic medical disorders. She utilizes hypnosis in helping patients deal with pain and assists patients through difficult medical procedures and chronic conditions. She has facilitated groups for 20 years and understands the power of groups to facilitate coping and healing.
For further information and registration, please talk with your therapist or call an Intake Coordinator at (650) 853-4726.