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Overview


Minnesota Pain psychology

Drs. Robyn Drach and Georgia Panopoulos are Licensed Clinical Health Psychologists in the Twin Cities Area who are passionate about their work with people with chronic pain and chronic illness.

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Overview


Minnesota Pain psychology

Drs. Robyn Drach and Georgia Panopoulos are Licensed Clinical Health Psychologists in the Twin Cities Area who are passionate about their work with people with chronic pain and chronic illness.

Helping patients learn to improve the quality of their lives and better manage chronic health conditions.

With over 25 years of combined experience in chronic pain management, Drs. Robyn Drach and Georgia Panopoulos are passionate about their work with people with chronic pain and chronic illness.

 
Dr. Robyn Drach, Ph.D., L.P.

Robyn Drach, Ph.D., L.P.
2113 Cliff Drive Eagan, MN 55122
Phone: (651) 890–2491 Fax: (651) 925-0338
robyndrachphd@gmail.com

Robyn Drach, Ph.D., is a Licensed Clinical Health Psychologist who has a private practice.  She specializes in pain, geriatric, and rehabilitation psychology.  She primarily works with adults who are experiencing chronic pain or chronic health conditions.  

Robyn completed her bachelor’s degree at the University of Cincinnati, in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she graduated with honors in psychology.  She earned her master’s and doctoral degree from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota in 2006.  Her research interests include chronic pain and women’s health.  She completed a fellowship in Geriatric and Rehabilitation Psychology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois in 2007.  
After moving to Minnesota in 2007, Robyn worked as a pain psychologist at the HealthEast Pain Center prior to working with the University of Minnesota Fairview’s Pain Management Center.  

Robyn primarily uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with her patients.  She helps patients learn cognitive behavioral strategies, and has used relaxation training, biofeedback, hypnosis, mindfulness meditation, and motivational interviewing.

In her spare time, Robyn is enjoying her recently expanded family that includes one year old twins, and her 5 year old son.  They enjoy biking, swimming, going to parks, and toddler time!

Georgia Panopoulos, Ph.D., L.P.

Georgia Panopoulos, Ph.D., L.P.

13911 Ridgedale Drive, Suite 320
Minnetonka, MN 55305
Phone: (612) 360–5108
gpanopoulosphd@hotmail.com

 

Georgia Panopoulos, Ph.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who maintains a private practice and also works at the HealthPartner’s Riverway Pain Clinic.  She works with clients presenting with chronic medical illness and helps clients heal from past medical or other traumas.   

Georgia is originally from St. Louis, Missouri, where she completed her undergraduate studies at Washington University.  She majored in Psychology with minors in Biology and Sociology.  Georgia earned a master’s degree in Experimental Psychology from Villanova University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  She received her doctoral degree from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia in 1996.  To this day she attributes her acceptance to the University of Georgia to having the same name as the University. 

Throughout her graduate career, her research focused on acute and chronic pain management in children and adults.  Georgia completed a fellowship in Behavioral Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.   

Georgia teaches cognitive-behavioral strategies, self-hypnosis, and uses EMDR to treat patients with chronic pain.  She has worked at the University of Minnesota’s TMD clinic, Minnesota’s Head and Neck Pain Clininc, and the University of Minnesota Fairview Pain Management Center, before working with the HealthPartners Riverway Pain Clinic.  She is also a frequent lecturer for the National Hemophilia Foundation.   

At home, she enjoys watching her 13, 11, and 5 year old daughters on the soccer fields where Georgia spends much of her “free” time.  

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Insurances Accepted


Insurances Accepted


Insurances Accepted

 

Dr. Robyn Drach accepts the
following insurances:

  • Medicare and Medicaid
  • Medica
  • UCARE
  • Preferred One
  • Minnesota Health Care Programs
  • Blue Cross Blue Sheild
  • Optum/United Behavioral Health

Dr. Georgia Panopoulos accepts the following insurances:

  • Medicare and Medicaid
  • Medica
  • UCARE
  • Preferred One
  • Minnesota Health Care Programs
  • Health Partners
  • Cigna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • United Behavioral Health
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Patient Resources


Patient Resources


Patient Resources

 

Reading

  • Managing Pain Before it Manages You, Caudill, M & Benson, H. (2008). 

  • Unlearn Your Pain, Schubiner, H. & Betzold, M. (2012). 

  • Mind Over Mood:  Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think, Greenberger, D. & Padesky, C. (1995).

  • Feeling Good:  The New Mood Therapy, Burns, D. (2008).