Health Psychology


Health Psy­chol­o­gy is a spe­cial­ty branch of Clin­i­cal Psy­chol­o­gy that exam­ines the inter­ac­tion and effects of bio­log­i­cal, social and psy­cho­log­i­cal fac­tors on phys­i­cal health and ill­ness. Health Psy­chol­o­gists work with indi­vid­u­als to explore how these fac­tors influ­ences the choic­es we make about our health. They help indi­vid­u­als liv­ing with chron­ic med­ical issues explore the impact of their diag­no­sis and symp­toms on dai­ly func­tion­ing, mood, and rela­tion­ships. Health Psy­chol­o­gists pro­vide a space for indi­vid­u­als to find sup­port, learn effec­tive cop­ing strate­gies, process emo­tions, and engage in behav­ior change to decrease the neg­a­tive impact of med­ical issues in their day-to-day lives and increase resilience.

Conditions

Chronic Pain

Sleep Issues

Stress Management

Oncology

Pre-surgical evaluation (Transplant, bariatric surgery, LVAD or pain device implantation)

Smoking Cessation

Burn

Sports Injury/Concussion

Chronic Medical Illnesses

Spinal Cord Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury

Stroke

Fertility Issues

Medical Phobias

Cognitive Assessment

Diabetes Management

HIV/AIDS

Migraine

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