Behavioral Health

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The Advanced Pain Care Behavioral Health program includes a brief clinical interview with the patient to determine, specifically, whether or not the patient is experiencing depression, anxiety, fear and avoidance behaviors that may impact the patient's pain and the potential for prescription abuse. This will also assist in determining whether or not the patient understands the purpose of and the appropriate use of medications, and compliance with physician recommendations.

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Bruno G. Lepore, MA, LPCS ›

Director of Behavioral Health Services

Bruno is a professional counselor with 17+ years of experience. He has a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Certified Mediator, and a Certified Critical Incident Debriefing facilitator. He is trained in a variety of therapeutic modalities including EMDR, hypnosis, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and acceptance commitment...

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Jarron Clark, MA, LPC, LCDC-Intern ›

Jarron is a professional counselor who joined the Advanced Pain Care team in 2014. Before coming to Advanced Pain Care, he worked as a Rehabilitation Specialist for Austin Travis County Integral Care. Jarron holds a Master’s degree in Family Psychology and is both a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor – Intern. He has experience and training in cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior...

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Sally E. Bennett, LCSW ›

Sally is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 10 years of experience. She has a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She is trained in a variety of therapeutic modalities including EMDR, cognitive behavioral therapy, cognitive processing therapy, mindfulness, and compassion focused therapy. She engages easily with most people and approaches people using a strength based perspective. She believes...

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Sheerin Abas Hall, LCSW ›

Sheerin is a psychotherapist with 10+ years of experience. She has a Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) from the University of Texas at Austin and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She is trained and experienced in a variety of therapeutic modalities including Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy and...

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The interview also gives information on the patient’s view of the rehabilitation process and their perception of the likelihood of recovery. We determine whether the patient is focused on pain, how they deal with it and if they are emotionally distressed (depressed and/or anxious). With this information, the team can design a specialized, effective treatment plan for each patient and help the staff identify the patients that are most likely to benefit from multidisciplinary services in conjunction with their medical treatment.