A traumatic brain injury (T.B.I.) often results from trauma to the head but can also be experienced due to birth complications, illness, or loss of oxygen to the brain.
WBC Counseling provides on-site behavioral modification services for T.B.I. survivors and their families in Southeastern and East-Central Michigan.
Examples of a Traumatic Brain Injury include:
Motor vehicle accidents
Examples of Non-Traumatic Brain Injury include:
Infectious disease that affects the brain (i.e., meningitis)
Oxygen deprivation (lack of oxygen to the brain, i.e., heart attack)
Therapy aims to increase awareness of the individual challenges experienced from the brain injury and support the adjustment process.
Education regarding brain functions, how it affects everyday life, and how it affects relationships. Management intervention is personalized, focusing on the strengths of the individual. By focusing on those strengths, we encourage empowerment that enables clients to manage their behavioral issues independently.
On-site Cognitive behavioral therapy encompasses the entire client support system. The best results come from behavioral modification sessions that are conducted on-site where the disruptive behaviors are occurring. This approach enables the involvement of other impacted individuals and allows clients to practice using the tools given to them in a real-world setting.
The inclusion of the entire support team in the treatment process encourages more immediate and lasting change. Commitment to serving our clients does not stop at a single on-site location. Staff members often attend individualized educational programs (I.E.P.s), team meetings, doctor appointments, and other consultation appointments.
Sometimes, survivors of traumatic brain injury (T.B.I) experience disruptive behaviors resulting from their injuries, such as aggression, lack of inhibition, and difficulty relating to others. Those disruptive behaviors can negatively impact their relationships, their ability to participate in everyday activities and achieve goals.
Our behavioral modification sessions help T.B.I. survivors overcome behavioral issues, sometimes completely reversing the disruptive behaviors. While a complete reversal of disruptive behaviors is not always possible after a T.B.I., behavioral modification at the very least can help reduce the severity and have a tremendous impact on restoring the quality of life for T.B.I. survivors and their families.
Our behavioral modification services include:
A comprehensive 2-hour on-site assessment at the home or designated location agreed upon by all parties
Monitoring of the behavioral services provided on a frequency that is tailored to the needs of the client (i.e., weekly, bi-weekly)
Progress notes of each session distributed to all parties on the treatment team
Monthly reports detailing progress, with charted data to support the information given
Regular communication with all parties involved to foster successful treatment outcomes
How we work with you
What sets us apart is our focus on including the entire support team in the treatment process to encourage more immediate and lasting change. In addition, we believe that providing on-site behavioral modification sessions where disruptive behaviors occur provides the best results for T.B.I. clients.