Individual and family counseling services are offered to individuals who have incurred the onset of a significant disability.  The focus is primarily on psychosocial adjustment to disability, but in addition the counseling relationship may deal with any outcome of the exposure to disability and/or pain over time.  For many individuals this may include depression, anxiety, low frustration tolerance, chronic pain/chronic disability syndrome, irritability, angry acting out behavior, mood disorders, substance abuse, cognitive disorders, learning disabilities and many other issues. 

It is important to understand that when the underlying etiology of the psychological issue is a disability the approach within counseling to developing a successful outcome is typically very different then in a more traditional counseling setting.  A variety of techniques may be applied depending on the needs of the individual, but almost always the goal is rebuilding self-esteem, a sense of self-worth and a sense of body worth.  There is much more to this process than can be discussed in this short space but engaging the individual as an equal partner in this process and working with the family in changing their dynamic in interacting with their loved one is critical to success in this process.


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