Health psychology treatment
Dr. Edelson specializes in treating health conditions of many causes. She provides psychological treatment for a range of disorders including stress induced illness, headaches, gastroenterological disorders, rheumatic diseases, fibromyalgia and other chronic pain conditions. She currently works as a health psychologist at Kaiser Oakland, where she works in collaboration with physicians in pain clinics, primary care, and OBGYN departments. She gives talks on chronic stress and illness for both patients and their physicians, and frequently teaches groups and classes.
Dr. Edelson has a specific interest area in the treatment of women's pelvic pain, which includes all areas between the waist and the thighs. She was a pelvic pain psychologist in the Kaiser Permanente Pelvic Pain Clinic in San Francisco and has experience treating conditions including pain with penetration and sex, vulvodynia, IBS, pregnancy and postpartum health, interstitial cystitis, and endometriosis. She currently is the pelvic pain psychologist at Kaiser Oakland, and has also taught groups and classes on the subject. She frequently collaborates with both physical therapists and gynecologists to provide optimum care for her patients.
Dr. Edelson can provide in-home and telecommunication sessions if your pain and illness limits your ability to leave your home.