about therapy

There are many names for the type of therapy I offer, including cognitive rehabilitation, cognitive-linguistic retraining, and cognitive-communication therapy. Often, clients just call it brain therapy.

 

We always start with an evaluation to get a full understanding of your strengths and challenges. Assessment typically includes conversation, questionnaires, and often some type of formal testing. Then, we create a plan together that focuses on the areas that are most important to you.

Based on a mentorship model, therapy approaches and activities are individualized to each person's unique needs and emphasize real-life activities. Some possibilities include:

  • Guided exploration of the factors that cause or add to cognitive challenges, as well as those that improve function

  • Practical strategies and tools to improve memory, concentration, planning, communication, and other skills.

  • Supports and strategies for reading, writing, and studying

  • Building self-advocacy skills and plans

  • Developing and sharing personal narratives

  • Counseling support for changing roles, identities, and life activities

  • Mindful awareness and other practices that support and nourish the nervous system

Most often, therapy will include a variety of tools or approaches to support a particular set of goals, and will end after solid progress is made toward those goals.