Treating Mind and Body
It is normal for people with health problems to experience sadness, worry, shock, and guilt, but sometimes these feelings can develop into deeper emotional issues that need to be addressed. Our Health Psychology Program is designed to provide this relief to people who are struggling with this combination of emotional and physical pain.
Health Psychology is the study of psychological and behavioral factors in health, illness, and healthcare. It is concerned with understanding how psychological, behavioral, and cultural factors contribute to physical health and illness. Psychotherapy has shown to have a positive effect on people with chronic medical conditions, decreasing symptoms and reducing their impact in your daily life.
The health psychologists at St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute are very attentive to the mind-body connection, using their expertise and skills to help patients manage the interaction between physical, psychological, and social factors in health management. We have expertise in evaluating and treating the mental health issues that frequently arise from or contribute to medical conditions, including depression, anxiety, trauma, and work/family disruption. We understand how challenging this can be and we are here to work with you and help you through this time in your life.