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Treating Chronic Pain…With Therapy?

Six things we need to know to treat pain effectively

Martha Teater, MA, LMFT, LCAS, LPC

Martha Teater, MA, LMFT, LCAS, LPC, shares six things all professionals who treat pain should know.

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How to Develop a Safety Plan with Suicidal Clients

A Process of Inquiry That Promotes Empathic Connection

Psychotherapy Networker

Effective suicide assessments are built on a foundation of empathic connection. When clients feel heard, understood, and respected, they’re likelier to let down their guard and explore sensitive topics.

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My Journey as a Doctor Treating Pain

What science has taught me about pill-free approaches to pain management

Don Teater, M.D., MPH

What causes chronic pain when the area that hurts hasn't been physically impacted? We suspect that childhood trauma, adult trauma, prolonged exposure to opioids, and prolonged exposure to pain are just some of the triggers. We know that pills or surgery can't fix this — but behavioral therapy can...

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Treating Chronic Pain

Pill-Free Approaches to Move People From Hurt To Hope

Martha Teater, MA, LMFT, LCAS, LPC

There's a myth that opioid pain medications are the strongest painkillers we have. It's not true.

Let me show you the science, and what you should do to treat chronic pain.

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