As the region's most preferred orthopedic practice, our specialty-trained clinical psychologist doctor at Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute has the experience, knowledge, and expertise to help diagnose and treat pain-related cognitive issues.
The presence of pain can affect all domains of a patient's life, including personal, familial, occupational, social, recreational, and of course, physical. Pain not only affects the body, but it also affects the way a person feels, thinks, and behaves. Lack of physical progress after an injury or surgery or worsening of symptoms can result in troubling thoughts and feelings that can leave an individual feeling overwhelmed or unable to cope.
Keeping You Active at Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute
The most important decision you will make regarding your care is finding an experienced doctor who can expertly address and help treat your mental health or cognitive-behavioral issues.
At Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute, our specialty-trained clinical psychologist, Steven M. Kalisch, Ph.D., H.S.P.P., is available to help address the personal challenges associated with persistent pain that may seem overwhelming and assist with learning new coping skills. He places a high value on excellent patient care and focuses on each individual patient.
Dr. Kalisch assists patients with pain psychology coping skills, such as:
- Learning practical methods that can be used to help reduce the severity of the pain experienced
- Learning to cope effectively with pain rather than feel overwhelmed by it
- Learning what can be done to alleviate problems created by chronic pain and related stressors
- Understanding the interactions of stress, thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and attitudes while in pain
Dr. Kalisch also offers cognitive-behavioral treatment services for:
- Anxiety disorders
- Coping with chronic illness
- Weight management
Our clinical psychologist understands that pain can make daily activities difficult. To schedule an appointment with our experienced clinical psychologist, please call (219) 921-1444 or request an appointment online.