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 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 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
 

Navigating the world after acquiring a brain injury is no easy process. Everything about the way that you feel to the new life-style accommodations can flip your world upside down. I help my client's process their new challenges, and act as a teammate to create a new plan for success while adapting to their new needs.

— Jenna Hardy-Surina, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Pomona, CA

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
 

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

— The Agape Center, Pastoral Counselor in Seguin, TX

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

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
 

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