“I work with individuals with pain or
health problems to improve their physical,
emotional and occupational function.”
A clinical psychologist in Pain Management,
Dr. Michael Larson conducts comprehensive
evaluations and provides pain management
education and psychological treatment.
He has a special interest in painhealth
psychology, depression and
anxiety in the context of health or
pain problems, psychology of weight
management, sleep difficulties and
opioid medication management.
“Whenever possible, our main objective is to
find and treat the source of pain, so we can
improve an individuals’ physical, emotional
and occupational function,” Dr. Larson said.
“An individual plan of care is developed
with each patient addressing their unique
needs. Our team of professionals works with
patients and their families to develop and
achieve goals to return patients to an active
and fulfilling life.”
Dr. Larson received his psychology degree from Winona State University in Minnesota. He earned his master’s degree in clinical psychology from Mankato State University in Minnesota and his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Oklahoma State University. He completed his internship in clinical psychology at West Virginia University School of Medicine and his post-doctoral fellowship in pain psychology at Wausau Spine and Neurosciences.
Dr. Larson is married with two children and lives in Woodruff. He and his wife are very involved in volunteer work through their children’s school activities. Dr. Larson also enjoys sports.