Health Psychology & Behavioral Medicine

Health Psychology & Behavioral Medicine is a specialty area within the field of psychology that primarily focuses on utilizing psychological and behavior change principles to improve physical health, reduce symptoms of illness, and prevent illness.

Numerous medical conditions and problems are either caused by or worsened by emotional factors and lifestyle choices. For example, stress and depression can lead to insomnia, increased pain, appetite and weight changes, or increased alcohol or substance use.

Health psychologists work with clients to develop and implement healthier lifestyle choices, learn relaxation and stress reduction techniques, improve coping skills, adjust to medical issues, prepare for surgery, and adhere to treatment programs.

Some of the medical conditions that often respond well to health psychology interventions include:

  • Tension & Migraine Headaches
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome & Other Gastrointestinal Problems
  • Asthma & Respiratory Problems
  • Pain Conditions
  • Insomnia & Sleep Disorders
  • Diabetes
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • Obesity
  • MS & other Neurological Conditions
  • Cancer

Our health psychologists employ numerous techniques and approaches to help clients improve their health and overall well-being. Some of tools that they employ include Biofeedback Training, Relaxation Training, and Stress Management Training.

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