Physical and Mental Rehabilitation
In addition to my specialty of over 20 years in child psychology, my recent experience with a massive stroke has empowered me with a personal understanding of the needs facing physical and mental rehabilitation.
My approach to physical and mental health recovery includes behavioral management, psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, family therapy, supportive therapy, integrative and holistic therapies, including meditation, relaxation techniques, guided imagery, and energy balancing, that arise in both children and adults in the medical and rehabilitation setting.
After assessing and diagnosing a patient, I will recommend a course of treatment. In most cases, I will be able to help the patient. Treatment often includes different types of therapy, including one-on-one therapy, group therapy, and family therapy. During therapy sessions, I listen with a non-judgmental and compassionate open mind while guiding patients toward overcoming current and future hurdles in life. This then builds supportive mental tools so that my patients can become more self-reliant.
Rehabilitation, however, is not something that can be accomplished solely by the psychologist and the patient. It is a team effort. I will often help patients discover and set up a support network of trusted family and friends that have the patients’ best interests in mind. Support networks such as these are excellent for when patients are feeling discouraged or even hopeless in their progress.