Psychophysiological Ailments and Pain Management

We work with clients who are managing medical problems that are strongly associated with stress. Stress plays a significant role in our experience of pain and physical discomfort.

Medical conditions like irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia, tinnitus, and tension and migraine headaches can be alleviated with cognitive behavioral, mindfulness and biofeedback approaches. We teach clients to recognize the triggers to the tension that can often set off their syptoms.

Please contact us if you have any more questions about how our services can help you reduce your pain and discomfort.


  • The medical community now accepts that physical ailments like headache and back pain have a strong psychological component.
  • Existing medical problems often becomes worse with stress.
  • Some psychophysiological problems include tension and migraine headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, essential hypertension, jaw pain (TMJ), motor tics, general muscle tension, and pain and fibromyalgia.

Effective Solutions

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy helps clients become aware of stress before it escalates and teaches them strategies to reduce and prevent the onset of physical symptoms.
  • Mindfulness techniques are taught to help clients manage the intensity of pain.
  • Biofeedback is an effective treatment in helping clients reduce muscular tension and stress that excacerbates pain and discomfort.

Contact Behavior Therapy of New York to learn how to improve your health and reduce pain.