A Psychological Treatment To Solve Adolescent Chronic Pain and Somatic Symptoms
Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS)
Guiding towards the recovery
A concussion is a head injury (also known as a mild traumatic brain injury), which is caused by a blow to the head. Sometimes you can get a concussion without hitting your head or losing consciousness.
If you sustained a concussion and have persistent symptoms, such as headache, sleep disturbance, low energy, poor concentration, visual disturbance, or mood swings, weeks or months after the injury, you may have PCS.
I'm glad you arrived here. Read below and see if my treatment method might help you.
Recovery can take time
Did you know...
Over 3 million concussions occur each year in the U.S.
Concussion is the most common traumatic brain injury (TBI)
Children and adolescents can take a longer time to heal from concussion compared to adults
~55% youth with concussion complain long-term cognitive impairment
Risk of suicide ideation is 2-3 times higher with PCS
~30% youth with concussion has a new onset psychiatric disorder
If this is you, you may benefit from talking to a specialist who listens and understands what you are going through with no judgment.
I help you get better, so you can get back to life
PCS can be controversial and frustrating, but I am here to help you.
I offer a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), biofeedback treatment, hypnosis, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) approaches.
I also work with your parents, medical providers, and school, so we can work as a team.
My goal is to help you build skills to address the symptoms, so you can enjoy your life again.
A Message to Parents
Integrating teamwork and advocacy
If you are a parent whose child suffers from chronic illness, I'm glad you arrived here.
Working with parents is a critical and essential part of my treatment approach. I always meet with the parents at the initial visit and periodically throughout the treatment.
My goal is to:
Educate you about your child's medical condition
Help you support your child's recovery process
Promote your child's normal daily activities with your help
I offer consultations with the parents when their child is ambivalent about seeing a specialist.