Chronic Pain Providers: Joel Guarna, Ph.D.

Image of Joel Guarna, PhDJoel Guarna‘s early career was delivering addictions treatment, including in the VA Boston Healthcare System. Upon relocating to Portland, he operated a successful private practice for 12 years. More recently, his work has focused on clinic-based health psychology and behavioral medicine, specifically on integrated behavioral health and the treatment of chronic pain. He currently provides behavioral pain management at the Pain Center at Northern Light Mercy Hospital here in Portland. In 2019, he joined the faculty of the Maine Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program where he serves as Behavioral Health Faculty Lead.  Dr. Guarna has a long history of conducting education and trainings for health professionals.