Physical Disability

A physical disability is a limitation on a person's physical functioning, mobility, dexterity or stamina. There are many different types of physical disabilities. A physical disability may be temporary, long-term, or permanent. Whether you were born with a disability, or have experienced the disability because to injury or illness later in life, being physically disabled can be mentally challenging. A physical disability sometimes leads to social isolation as it may prevent some people from leaving the house, or experiencing things they were previously able to do. It may also cause a loss of independence, especially if the disability requires the care others. This may lead to feelings of helplessness and depression. If you are experiencing a physical disability, particularly if you are struggling with negative emotions, talking with a qualified mental health professional may be an important part of your treatment plan. Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s physical disability experts today.

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Coping with partial hearing loss, tinnitus, or chronic health challenges lead to fatigue and overwhelm. Irritation sets in and others don't seem to fully understand you. I will work with you to feel empowered and discover coping strategies to let you lead the life you desire.

— Patrick Tully, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

As someone with lived experience with a physical disability, I can support you on your journey from acceptance to adaptation. We will explore the beliefs about yourself that might be holding you back and help you reclaim your identity and the life you want to live.

— Beth Gustin, Licensed Professional Counselor in Westminster, CO

As the primary carer for an adult child with multiple disabling chronic illnesses, I understand the secret struggles that those with physical disabilities can face. Everything from having enough spoons to face the next challenge to the internalize ableism that can sometimes torture you. I provide telehealth services so you can access therapy from anywhere you feel comfortable in a safe and accepting space.

— Victoria Carey, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Myrtle Beach, SC

"Sophisticated Hearing is a modern hearing care facility, provides personalized patient care in Bergen county NJ. Our professional audiologists are using top hearing aid technology to help individuals with the following services: hearing test & eval, hearing aid cleaning, hearing aid repair and more. We work with top hearing aid manufacturers to ensure our patients have the best hearing technology that meets their listening and lifestyle needs as well as their budget.

— Sophisticated Hearing, Therapist in Ridgewood, NJ

While Zach prefers "uniquely abled", over his nearly two decades within physical therapy and now as a pre-licensed counselor in training, he also possesses an uncommon combination of knowledge and skills to promote a whole-health perspective, grounded in a person-first intention coupled with an accepting and compassionate presence.

— Zach Preboski, Clinical Trainee in Boise, ID

I have unique training in working with clients with physical disabilities, and my research focuses on physical disability concerns. I take "social model" and "disability justice model" perspectives of disability, which suggest that the social and physical environments disable people with physical impairments.

— Kristin Conover, Psychologist in Los Angeles, CA

The overall goal is to promote the individual’s ability to perform daily activities in a way that enhances their quality of life, and makes it possible to enjoy independent living. Occupational therapy enables the participant to foster independence, productivity and self-care, both at home, at work, in school, and out in public.

— Hester Roux, Occupational Therapist in Marco Island, FL

As a therapist with a physical disability (hearing loss), I know how important accessibility is and how painful it can be when it is denied. In addition to lived experience, up-to-date trainings and conferences, and reading Disability Justice authors and advocates keep me in the loop.

— Kasryn Kapp, Licensed Professional Counselor in , PA

My work experience includes caregiving responsibilities, live-in, travel and hourly, for people living with challenging physical disabilities such as quadriplegia and muscular dystrophy.

— Brenda Benjamin, Counselor in Grandville, MI

I have extensive experience serving people with complex, chronic medical conditions and developmental disabilities.

— Amber Smith, Clinical Social Worker in Cleveland, OH

Oh man, do I know what it's like to live with a physical disability. I was born with muscular dystrophy. It can be so hard living in an ableist world, when all non-disabled people do is tell you you're sick, or you need to be fixed. It's so difficult navigating through messages of society telling you that you're not worthy of a full life. That you're a burden because you can't do x,y,z. I know those messages are hard to silence, but you are not alone. You are just as worthy.

— Briana Mills, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in , CA