Psychotherapy Treatment at Rehabilitation Specialists
Brain Injury psychotherapy based on evidence based treatment modalities to address a wide range of mental health and recovery related psychological issues is available with licensed psychologists.
- Resolution of symptoms
- Improved understanding and awareness
- Improved emotional presentation
- Improved behavioral presentation
- Improved cognitive presentation
- Improved coping and accommodating
A psychotherapy treatment protocol is developed utilizing a multifaceted evaluation approach which includes a psychological assessment of the individual’s emotionality and personality, information from other relevant disciplines such as cognitive, speech, occupational, and physical therapies and collateral information from family and other medical providers. The challenge in working with individuals with brain injury is to find interventions or combination of intervention strategies that works best for each person. Our individualized treatment approach is based on understanding the individual’s neurocognitive capabilities, personality strengths and emotional functioning, overall behavioral presentation and associated circumstances. Compassionate evidence-based treatment modalities, ranging from behavioral self-management, cognitive behavioral interventions to insight-oriented psychotherapy provide individuals with tailored attention to the unique psychological, behavioral and rehabilitation challenges facing them and their families as they work through the recovery process. Family support systems often play an important role within this context as sources of feedback and/or as a direct part of the treatment.
Treatment goals range from improved management of behavioral challenges, adjustment to changes stemming from the brain injury, resolution of specific psychological presentations such as depression or anxiety, enhancement of healthy lifestyles and personal wellness choices, and incorporation of neuropsychological compensatory strategies into daily life. A major focus of treatment is the development and implementation of accommodation and coping strategies to maximize functional independence in the home and community. Education for both the client and their families is available and is a critical and continuous component of treatment.