POST CONCUSSION \ MILD TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY
After you have suffered a concussion / mild traumatic brain injury, your treating physician may refer you to participate in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Even with a mild brain injury / concussion, some of the resulting symptoms may or may not get better with time. You, or your physician, may realize that you have to re-learn how to do some things. Also learning to compensate for the things you can no longer do in the same way.
Online Counseling After A Concussion
Post-concussion syndrome (also known as Neurocognitive Disorder due to Traumatic Brain Injury) is the persistence of a collection of physical, cognitive, emotional, and sleep challenges beyond the usual healing period after a concussion. Post-Concussion Syndrome /Neurocognitive Disorder due to Traumatic Brain Injury must first be diagnosed by a qualifying physician (medical doctor). Online counseling is not suitable to those with moderate or severe symptoms following a brain injury. Online counseling is suited for those with mild symptoms, with strong indications of being able to return to the “normal” level of functioning you had prior to your injury.
During your initial session (not the 20-minute FREE consultation) you will answer questions that help to determine the level of severity for all types of cognitive and mental health symptoms. If your symptoms are moderate of severe, you will be be assisted in finding a counselor you can meet with face-to-face in your area. Also, if in the beginning of your care, your symptoms seem to be mild, but are later found to be moderate of severe, this will be discussed with you, and a you will be transitioned to care with a face-to-face provider.
Mild Post Concussion Symtoms
Your treating physician may diagnose Post-Concussion Syndrome after a traumatic brain injury. This diagnosis may likely due to you continuing to experience at least three of the following symptoms:
• You have persistent headaches since the injury
• You’re experiencing dizziness, or Vertigo
• Problem with short or long memory
• Problem with immediate cognitive memory recall
• Sensitivity to light and sounds
• Sleeping problems and fatigue
• You have trouble focusing or concentrating
• You develop anxiety or depression, or prior symptoms become worse
• Personality changes such as becoming less inhibited
• You become irritable an restless
A mild brain injury can have long-term effects on cognitive skills that go into optimal daily functioning.
Healing Your Injured Brain
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can help you to learn and master lasting skills and tactics. Skills for restoring and maintaining your everyday ‘normal’ level of functioning.
The way our brain works can be changed, which is why psychotherapy in general is effective. The physical, behavioral, emotional, and cognitive changes that persist after a concussion can be stressful. With a focused plan of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, you can achieve excellent results and a better quality of life.