At Success Rehabilitation, an essential aspect of treatment is supportive counseling and psychotherapy, both for the individual and the family. Rebuilding the client's life of relationships, work, intimacy, and self-esteem are core objectives of counseling offered at Success.
Psychological adjustment difficulties that most traumatic brain injury (TBI) clients face are linked to life-altering changes that are interwoven with permanent physical, cognitive, and social sequelae. In addition, mood changes in TBI patients are also caused by vocational and financial losses. At Success, we treat the whole family, helping them understand brain injury and its impact. Spouses, children, friends, and loved ones may participate in one-on-one counseling and/or group therapy as part of the client’s rehabilitation.
Types of Psychological Support
Success Rehabilitation takes pride in tailoring its treatment approach to the specific needs of each individual client. All clients work in conjunction with their therapist to develop an individualized treatment plan. Clients are empowered to identify, define, and take ownership of short-term treatment objectives and long-term treatment goals. When appropriate, we consult with any outside providers, past providers, family members, and those that know the client best.
Issues addressed in individual counseling include:
Changes in mood thought patterns and behavior
Expressing emotions about the injury: sadness, anxiety, anger, grief, and loss
Coping with stress related to the trauma
For clients with traumatic brain injury (TBI), group psychotherapy provides an opportunity for people with similar life experiences to share their stories and encourage one another as a community. Clients benefit from learning coping strategies and everyday tips for dealing with various experiences.
Neurobehavioral disorders are when diagnoses come as a result of behavioral roadblocks that co-exist with brain disease, traumatic brain injury, and acquired brain injury. It touches all aspects of a client’s recovery and re-entry into the community. Success treats clients whose brain injury deficits include complex behavior challenges:
Physical and verbal aggression
Lack of initiation and non-compliance
Inappropriate social behavior
Escape and elopement
Bowel and bladder training
Each client’s team of therapists, nurses, physicians, and case managers are constantly updated on client progress. They meet weekly to update the team on goals, medications, and concerns.
What's Unique About Success's Approach To Psychological Support?
Our team of brain injury specialists and practitioners believe in treating the whole person, not a diagnosis, presenting an obstacle, or specific symptom. Many clients experience anxiety, depression, and anger as the result of brain injury, and are prescribed medications that help to stabilize behavior problems. While medications may be effective for emotional balance, the emphasis at Success is to limit medication dependency and focus on building stability.
Our clinic team in coordination with physicians monitors behavior and medication management to ensure the most effective strategy for each client.