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Counseling

After a brain injury, an individual and their family are faced with many changes. At The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center, we provide individual, group and family counseling. Though our primary focus is adjustment to living with a brain injury, we also assist each individual to address the specific challenges that his or her situation presents. 

Depression and anxiety often occur after a brain injury. Some studies indicate that 30% of people who sustain a brain injury can be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. Many times the focus of treatment is on the symptoms of anxiety and depression - rather than the root cause of the symptoms, the brain injury itself. At The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center, we treat the whole person and the root cause of the emotional problems. These emotional changes must be addressed carefully to ensure success of each person.

 Additionally, familial and marital relationships are often strained following brain injury. We encourage parents, spouses, and significant others to be involved in the program in order to assist in recovery and adjustment.

Group counseling focuses on self-awareness, social awareness, relaxation strategies and issues specific to brain injury survivors. Group counseling is particularly important for increasing awareness of deficits and facilitating healing and adjustment to changes. As part of our ongoing aftercare, our Survivors Group is open to anyone who has successfully gone through our brain injury rehabilitation program. The Survivors group typically meets every Tuesday at 1:00 PM at The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center.

The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center also facilitates the Brain Injury Support Group of the Black Hills on the second Tuesday of every month at 6:00PM. This group is open to survivors, family members, and professionals in the community.

For more information on the Brain Injury Support Group of the Black Hills, please contact our Director of Clinical Services at (605) 718-8446.