In the wake of a stroke, car or sports accident resulting in a mild to moderate traumatic brain injury, you or a loved one may seem completely transformed. Mild to moderate traumatic brain injuries cause cognitive impairments that can affect focus, memory, organization, and reasoning skills in a significant way, making everyday activities and work feel overwhelming or even impossible.
Brain injury life coaching in Fairfax, VA
Fortunately, there is hope of improving functioning and achieving greater independence through the Wellness and Life Skills Brain Injury Coaching Program. Brain Injury Life Coaching is a non-medical intervention that can produce significant results for those dealing with cognitive impairments and has helped many people lead fuller lives, post injury. Dr. Robb teaches techniques and coping strategies to compensate for impairments in memory, organization, processing, communication, and attention so that you can have the best quality of life possible.
Dr. Robb can serve as a partner in your care working with other members of your healthcare team or case manager to best customize the TBI Life Coaching for you. If you have completed a neuropsychological evaluation, Dr. Robb can also use the neuropsychologist's recommendations to create an individualized Brain Injury Coaching plan. Incorporating the additional information provided by a case manager or neuropsychological report can be very beneficial in determining areas of difficulty and how Brain Injury Coaching can best intervene.
The Wellness and Life Skills Brain Injury Coaching Program consists of two main components. The first component of the program involves eight educational sessions, which are focused on the functional aspects of one's daily routine such as self-care, sustaining attention, memory, time management, organization, and transportation. Completion of the eight educational sessions is strongly recommended in order to gain maximum benefit from the second component of the program.
After the eight sessions, the second component of the program incorporates the interpersonal aspects of the person's life such as improving communication skills, setting new goals and expectations for yourself and support system, identifying how roles have changed, setting boundaries, self-advocacy and developing a new, healthy identity. It is beneficial to include family participation in both components of the program whenever possible. At the end of every Brain Injury Coaching session, you will have action steps to complete or practice between visits to generate positive momentum toward your goals.
If you or a loved one has suffered a mild to moderate traumatic brain injury, Dr. Robb is ready to assist you. With her expertise and experience, she understands the challenges, fears and obstacles that individuals and their families may be facing, and she has the knowledge, skills, and compassion necessary to help cope with them.