Behavioral Program for Chronic Pain
At Ramos Center for Interventional and Functional Pain Medicine, we understand that living with chronic pain can dramatically deteriorate your quality of life. For this reason, we created the Behavioral Health Program to teach our patients and relatives a number of beneficial techniques to improve their ability to live with chronic pain. Through the use of proven Cognitive-Behavioral Group Therapy, patients receive support and encouragement from their peers to continue a healthy lifestyle. This learning and educational program is aimed to better understand you and how to manage your pain.
Through our “Chronic Pain Behavioral Program”, we assist the mind-to-body interplay between physical pain and depression, anxiety, anger, marital and family stress, insomnia, as well as other challenges that life with pain may present. The underlying goal is to help you live a fulfilled life. You as the patient are our top priority and with your willingness to take an active role in the program, your efforts will be a key to success.
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Living With Pain?
Marly Ayala-Ycaza, has extensive knowledge and experience in counseling patients with chronic pain, weight and psychological disorders. There is often a distinct correlation between these disorders that can go unnoticed. Her focus is on patients who experience eating disorders, personality disorders, anxiety, depression, phobias, traumas, and addictions. As a Mental Health Counselor, Marly is a medically trained professional who will help you through life’s changes and challenges.
Marly Ayala-Ycaza started her academic preparation with an Associate degree in Nursing at Universidad Catolica de Santiago de Guayaquil in Ecuador where she was later an Instructor. Her attraction for the human mind inspired her to pursue a Bachelors degree in General Psychology.
She graduated from Universidad Tecnica Particular de Loja and continued her education, obtaining a Master degree in Science of Psychology from the University of Phoenix. Marly has also dedicated a good part of the last several years working as a research coordinator for several trials. Fluent in French, Portuguese, Spanish and English she is able to provide therapy in any of these languages.
Marly joined the Ramos Center in 2014 and now oversees the Behavioral Therapy Program as a Mental Health Counselor. Additionally, she is coordinating the development of our new Research Department. Marly’s passion for helping others succeed is evident in her role as the Mental Health Counselor. Her ultimate goal is to provide you with the proper treatment, information and tools to help you grow and improve.
Phone: (941) 708-9555 ext 127
Fax: (941) 708-5465
Behavioral Health Services Include:
- Stress Management
- Psychiatric Medication Management
- Deep Muscle Relaxation
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Family Support and Education
- Psychological Evaluation (for differential diagnosis of mood)
- Neuropsychological Evaluation (assesses cognitive functions)
- Pre-Spinal Cord Stimulator Psychological
- Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation/TMS (for depression accompanying pain)
The Ramos Center will work in combination with Comprehensive MedPsych Systems to ensure that you receive the highest quality of care. Patients that are scheduled for Behavioral Health services will be able to call the office at any time with any questions or concerns.
Just as with all of your medical charges, there is a fee for behavioral health services. If you have Medicare and a secondary insurance, there usually will not be any out-of-pocket charges. If there does happen to be a co-payment, we will work with you to arrange a plan to avoid any financial burden.
Call us at 941-708-9555 for more information about our group and individual psychotherapy for patients with or without insurance.