Pain Psychology

Pain Education and Coping Skills Orientation Group Classes for New Patients

New patients referred for Pain Psychology are required to complete four Pain Education and Coping Skills classes prior to scheduling individual treatment with our pain psychologist. All classes are taught by Jennifer Kelly, PsyD, pain psychologist, and are one hour long at our downtown Seattle Medical Center.

Call (206) 223-6746 to be scheduled in the pain education and coping skills classes. Please ensure that you have already received a pain referral from your doctor prior to calling to schedule the classes.

Pain Course

We recommend completing all four classes in a row to get the maximum benefit. You can take the classes in any order, depending on what works best with your schedule. Once you have completed all four classes in the series, you are welcome to schedule follow up individual treatment with Dr. Kelly.

Please check in 20 min before class, then go to the first floor of Lindeman Pavilion. There will be signs directing you to the course. Please bring a pen and paper for taking notes.

Class Schedule

Class Number

Class Description

Date and Time


Pain Neuroscience Education: Neuroplasticity, Gate Control Theory, and How Chronic Pain Develops

First Tuesday of the month
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Skills for Pain Management

Second Tuesday of the month
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.


Mindfulness and Relaxation Skills for Pain Management

Third Tuesday of the month
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.


Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Skills for Pain Management

Fourth Tuesday of the month
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.


Insurance Coverage Information

Please be sure to call your insurance company to verify coverage for pain psychology services. When you call about the group classes, the insurance code you will need to provide is four units of 96153 to equal 60 minutes.

If your plan does not cover the classes please contact Patient Financial Services at (206) 223-6601 for a cost estimate.

Please call the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation office at (206) 223-6746 with any additional questions.