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 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

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

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

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

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

Prolonged Exposure (EMDR, and TF-CBT) is a form of behavior therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy designed to treat post-traumatic stress disorder. It is characterized by two main treatment procedures – imaginal and in vivo exposures. Imaginal exposure is repeated ‘on-purpose’ retelling of the trauma memory.

— Elana Rimler, Clinical Psychologist in Dix Hills, NY

Brain injury can turn every aspect of your life upside down. It can be immensely isolating and it is profoundly misunderstood by family, friends, the public, and even many medical professionals. It's been my sacred privilege to walk beside survivors of traumatic brain injury for the past 10 years in the medical field, and now as a counselor. You don't have to do this alone. I invite you to talk with someone who understands brain injury.

— Cresaya E. Kingsbury @ Wild Foxgloves Counseling, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Bainbridge Island, WA

I work with people who have some type of event happen and they are now not feeling the same. We almost recalibrate the brain to where it feels better to function.

— Carly Herbert, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Temecula, CA

For those grappling with the aftermath of traumatic brain injuries, compassion becomes a guiding light on the path to recovery. The patience and warmth extended by caregivers, friends, and healthcare professionals can alleviate the frustration and confusion that often accompany cognitive impairments, encouraging survivors to persevere with newfound resilience.

— Jose "Joseph" Lopez, Clinical Social Worker in San Antonio, TX

Traumatic Brain Injury Counseling is therapy after a brain injury. TBI’s may come from having a stroke, concussion, car accident, etc. I want to help you who may be the family member, spouse or you may be the person that has experienced TBI, spinal cord injury, other bodily injuries, or a chronic illness by providing you positive coping strategies to help you emotionally get through these times. I also want to give you practical tools you can use to make life easier & more enjoyabale again.

— Blessing Akinladenu, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Dallas, TX