We have all experienced some type of pain, whether physical and/or emotional. Most of us hope to avoid pain although it does serve a useful purpose. When we experience pain our brain signals us to stop doing whatever is causing the pain, preventing further harm to our body. Pain, however, is not meant to last for extended periods of time. Yet for some, pain can be ongoing, lasting much longer and severely compromising daily functioning. This is called chronic pain. Focusing on when/if the pain will subside often leaves us feeling like our quality of life is compromised and hopeless. Chronic pain is often associated with other health conditions including anxiety and depression. Chronic Pain therapy can help with how you think and manage your symptoms.