Brain Injury Rehabilitation
For individuals who have suffered a brain injury, psychotherapy can provide guidance in helping you deal with significant life changes that you may feel alone in dealing with. Psychological guidance can also help in shaping behaviors that can contribute to your overall rehabilitation, for example, keeping medical appointments, integrating information from different medical experts, and weighing the immediate “cost” of taking time for recovery compared to long-term benefits. Brain injuries vary in scope from strokes and infections to direct impact injuries resulting from motor vehicle accidents. Brain injuries can result in changes affecting social, academic, occupational, and personal functioning. Changes in life circumstance may impact self-identity and leave one struggling to come to terms with questions such as “Who am I?”
Coupled with psychotherapy techniques including “acceptance and commitment therapy,” “cognitive behavior therapy,” and “inter-personal-therapy,” we utilize clinical and research experience in neuropsychology to help guide you through some of the changes post-injury. Based on the individual, we can incorporate various strategies including a focus on optimal development with the ultimate goal of helping you rediscover your sense of self and live a meaningful life.