Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is an injury caused by a blow to the head that causes loss of consciousness, dizziness or post traumatic amnesia. Following the initial 3-month recovery period it may be helpful to have a neuropsychological assessment to track cognitive changes. Psychotherapy can also be helpful for those with persistent issues also referred to as post-concussion syndrome (PCS). Common difficulties often include sensory overstimulation, fatigue, and problems containing emotions. In therapy you can learn skills to adjust to your challenges and increase your quality of life. Specialists who understand TBI can validate your experience, help you learn how to adapt to your new life and grieve the changes that have come from your injury.

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TBI's have been vastly overlooked and downplayed in their affect on individuals lives. I've seen it firsthand with clients I have helped, and I'm here to provide that validation, as well as concrete action steps to increase your cognitive functioning. TBI's can be tough, but with the right support and guidance, I'm confident you can overcome those limitations to enjoy life again with your friends and family and overall functioning. Let me help you and bring you some hope on this journey!

— Lauren Larsen, Occupational Therapist in ,

I am a Clinical Trauma Professional (CTP) that utilizes evidence-based approaches such as CBT to assist clients with Traumatic Brain Injuries to navigate the physical and psychological symptoms of their injuries.

— Lauren Trifunovich, Psychotherapist
 

I have worked with individuals and families recovering from traumatic brain injury for over 20 years. I offer online psychology services designed to connect your recovery plan to your home environment and help you heal, grow and re-engage with your life. I am happy to work with you individually, but also work with a team of allied health professionals to help with complex neurological and orthopedic injuries with a full suite of outpatient telerehabilitation services.

— Jodi Palensky, Psychologist in OMAHA, OR

I attend practicum training and have clinical experience working with adults diagnosed with Traumatic Brain Injuries at Bancroft, an Outpatient Rehabilitation facility in New Jersey.

— Stephanie Manning, Psychologist in New York, NY

People with history of TBI often report ongoing cognitive and mood symptoms long after their physical injuries have healed. These challenges can be difficult to describe to people who do not have experience with TBI. We are understand these challenges well and can help you through neuropsychological assessment or psychotherapy. Together we can learn about your goals and create a plan to work towards feeling better and making a new life that honors your needs.

— Next Steps Neuropsychology, Clinical Psychologist in Oakland, CA
 

In 2008, I experienced a TBI. I went from severe memory loss to being able to remember word for word what was discussed with a client. My knowledge of resources and how the brain operates help me to be able to help you recondition the mind in a powerful way. Rehabilitation is a process I am fully equipped to help you succeed in.

— Callena Jones, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Ocala, FL

TBIs don't discriminate. TBIs can change your identity to a point where you are barely recognizable from those you love. TBIs can create guilt and shame due to the challenges experienced in your life. Anger, irritability, sleep, and fatigue impact all areas of your life. Some facets of the TBI can be healed. For the parts that can't be healed, compensation strategies can be learned and implemented.

— Daniel Gospodarek, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Denver, CO
 

Christian counseling and HRV Biofeedback to help with individuals struggling with TBI.

— The Agape Center, Pastoral Counselor in Seguin, TX

A Traumatic Brain Injury is PTSD however I have experience in working with concussions and the debilitating effects on the brain by the CNS disease PANDAS.

— Melissa Tatar-Pickersgill, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Morrisville, PA
 

I help clients better understand and manage their TBI.

— Stephanie Chassman, Licensed Clinical Social Worker