Experiencing a brain injury may have wide-ranging consequences. Changes to the structure of the brain tissue may result in difficulties with physical functioning (e.g., balance or vision problems), cognition (e.g., attention and memory), emotions (e.g., anxiety and depression), and also personality and behavior. These changes often impact an individual's ability to function in their day-to-day life the way they were able to before the injury. As such, a brain injury may impact a patient's ability to study or work, their relationships, and their hobbies and interests.
Neuropsychological Rehabilitation involves an assessment in order to understand what has changed and what difficulties the patient is experiencing. It also involves setting specific goals to work on, usually over a number of sessions. Typically, the treatment focuses on maximizing recovery and improving functioning, as well as adapting and adjusting to changes they have experienced because of their brain injury.
While I see patients with a number of presenting problems, I specialize in the assessment and rehabilitation of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and have a particular interest in mild traumatic brain injury (concussion). I have extensive knowledge and experience in working with patients with TBI, including those who had the injury long ago and have been suffering for a long time.
Treatment of TBI often requires a team of professionals and I will connect you to the appropriate services for best outcomes and recovery.