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Mind your Brain sunrise - Support for Acquired Brain Injury, and Cognitive Aging

Therapeutic Care to improve your Quality of Life 

Concussion, Acquired Brain injury, Stroke, Dementia, or Mild Cognitive Impairment

Therapy and Care for Emotional and Cognitive Wellness

Services for Brain Injury

Services for Concussion

Services for Aging and Dementia

Why Mind your Brain Services

If your brain’s ability to function has been compromised by a brain insult (e.g. acquired brain injury including concussion, anoxia, chemotherapy, brain tumor, brain surgery) or a medical/ neurological condition (e.g. dementia, mild cognitive impairment, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis), it is most likely that your memory and/ or thinking ability is affected (i.e., cognitive difficulties), potentially creating a host of everyday life problems and, with it, most likely impacting your emotional and mental health.

Of course, there are many reasons as to why a person’s emotional well-being is compromised.

However, to successfully address the mental and emotional difficulties following a brain insult, the roots of these issues must be considered and treated.  In other words, they require different approaches than mental health issues stemming from other causal factors.

Dealing with the complex cognitive demands of everyday life (e.g. getting oriented in an unfamiliar environment; finding  products in a busy grocery store; remembering appointments) can lead to frustration, irritation, increased stress, and with it, to anxiety, depression, and/ or sudden mood swings, and social isolation.  These mental and emotional difficulties often are by- products of the cognitive difficulties experienced following a brain insult.  More importantly, these issues are difficult to deal with because the person and family often don’t know how to address the cognitive difficulties successfully and cope with the emotional consequences.

How Heike @ Mind your Brain can support you

Heike, Registered Clinical Counsellor and Registered Rehabilitation Professional @ Mind your Brain utilizes a biopsychosocial approach to tailor treatment to an individual client’s needs.  She provides support in a safe and a compassionate environment in which clients can learn about the connections between their thoughts, emotions, and behaviours as well as about cognitive functioning its importance to daily life.  Importantly, Heike is specialized in cognitive rehabilitation  to support clients if their cognitive functioning (e.g., memory difficulties, difficulties with organizing and planning, or decision making) has been compromised.  Heike’s goal is to support and guide clients on their journey to regain their footing in life and improve their quality of life. 

Summary
Therapeutic care for people in need of care, with a specialization in Concussion, Brain Injury, Aging, and Caregiver challenges
Service Type
Therapeutic care for people in need of care, with a specialization in Concussion, Brain Injury, Aging, and Caregiver challenges
Provider Name
Mind your Brain,
Suite 915 - 1125 Howe Street,BC-V6Z 2K8,
Telephone No.16048027291
Area
Greater Vancouver: Vancouver, North Vancouver, Surrey, Burnaby, Richmond
Description
Heike @ Mind your Brain provides therapeutic and rehabilitative care for people who experience challenges with memory, concentration, or because of feeling foggy, and the resulting emotional difficulties (e.g. worries). All of these difficulties can appear slowly as we get older, or more suddenly due to a brain injury such as concussion, stroke, brain infection, or brain surgery. In short, Heike serves the aging population as well as clinical populations. Heike's approach results from her unique combination of diverse education (see "About Me") that has allowed her to integrate the medical and the psychological model into her biopsychosocial approach and knowledge base. She utilizes counselling as a vehicle to provide relevant information to a client who can thus find clarity for their questions. Her fundamental assumptions include a framework of functionality, and that people are doing the best they can under the circumstances they find themselves in. Heike's approach is also geared towards improving your emotional well being and quality of life through education, providing hope, and relating thinking and emotional challenges while addressing a person's feelings of anxiety or depression while providing Stress Management as needed. Together, we can figure out what underlies those challenges that you experience, how they impact your daily life, what can be done to make positive changes, and thereby pave the way to a more hopeful future.