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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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

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 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

There can be many causes of Traumatic Brain Injury, and can result in long lasting effects. I provide accommodations in therapy personalized to the individual to reduce the stress and physical symptoms someone might be experiencing as a result of a TBI. I participate in the Ohio Brain Injury Advisory Committee, collaborate with the Ohio Domestic Violence Network's TBI initiatives, and provide education on TBIs and accommodations in professional settings.

— Elizabeth (Beth) Youngman, Licensed Master of Social Work in Columbus, OH

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

Our clinic specializes in working with TBI and neurocognitive disorders. I am able to teach clients compensatory strategies to support their diagnosis in a setting that feels like psychotherapy.

— Clarissa Granados, Therapist in Chicago, IL

For three years I worked as a therapist for the Minnesota Specialty Health Systems (MSHS) in Brainerd, MN. MSHS is a direct-care, short-term inpatient facility that works with individuals who have suffered a traumatic or acquired brain injury (TBI/ABI). My job in that role was to evaluate, support, and help build skills in people who may be struggling with memory issues, impulsivity, relearning skills, or developing new strategies for navigating life.

— Matt Fellows, Psychotherapist in Golden Valley, MN

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

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

I work with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) survivors - with an understanding there is more to human beings than being labeled "brain injury". I have experience as a therapist in outpatient neurology and inpatient/ICU. I created/facilitated the THINK B.I.G. Brain Injury Group weekly Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) group for Brain Injury Survivors , am connected with Center for Brain Injury Research and Training (CBIRT) & LoveYourBrain Foundation. [I am a Brain Injury Survivor myself]

— Heather Ackles, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Portland, OR

At Nelmar Centers, we approach the diagnostic process with extreme dedication and determination. Our first and primary goal in working with a concussion is to establish what cognitive domains have been compromised and how the injury has affected the overall psychological functioning. We also use a qEEG brain scan as a supplemental measure to examine the areas of the brain that are functionally out of balance.

— Nelmar Health Centers, Clinical Psychologist in Chicago, IL

I am a certified brain injury specialist and can help you with a number of techniques to heal and hopefully regain what you lost.

— Jared Treiber, Clinical Psychologist in Northbrook, IL