Behavioral Medicine

Our Behavioral Medicine Program provides consultation and evidence based short-term behavioral and cognitive therapy for children and adults with acute and chronic medical illness and physical difficulties. Although the disorders and difficulties treated are physically based, there are often behavioral influences and sequelae that need to be addressed. Outpatient services are designed to facilitate coping and adaptation to illness and disability or amelioration of symptoms.

Treatment interventions are based on the available research demonstrating effectiveness and include: biofeedback, behavior modification, cognitive-behavioral therapy, relaxation training, hypnotherapy, parent training and other forms of psychotherapy.

Referrals are accepted from local primary care physicians, specialists, other health professionals and prospective patients. Our clinicians aim to work closely with the treating physicians and other clinicians to coordinate the most effective and comprehensive treatment.

Disorders & Problems Treated

Allergies Encopresis & Toileting Issues Medical Non-compliance
Arthritis Enuresis / Bed Wetting Medical Procedure Anxiety
Asthma Failure to Thrive Osteogenesis Imperfecta
Cancer Fears & Phobias Obesity
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Feeding Disorders Panic Disorder
Chronic Illness Headache Post-surgical Outcome
Chronic Pain Hypertension Sickle Cell Pain
Cardiac-Related Inflammatory Bowel Disorders Stress & Related Disorders
Cystic Fibrosis Insomnia & Sleep Disorders Tourette Syndrome / Tics
Diabetes Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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