Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Therapists in Los Angeles, CA

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Jesse Fischer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
I am a UCLA-trained clinical neuropsychologist, primarily specializing in neuropsychological evaluation of children and young adults. I have extensive experience working with individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., learning disorders, AD/HD), traumatic brain injury/concussion, epilepsy, emotional difficulties, and other complex medical conditions. Evaluations identify learning styles, cognitive and emotional strengths, areas of cognitive or learning differences, emotional difficulties, and diagnoses (when appropriate), which allow us to create a plan for treatment or academics and improved psycho-social functioning.
I am a UCLA-trained clinical neuropsychologist, primarily specializing in neuropsychological evaluation of children and young adults. I have extensive experience working with individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., learning disorders, AD/HD), traumatic brain injury/concussion, epilepsy, emotional difficulties, and other complex medical conditions. Evaluations identify learning styles, cognitive and emotional strengths, areas of cognitive or learning differences, emotional difficulties, and diagnoses (when appropriate), which allow us to create a plan for treatment or academics and improved psycho-social functioning.
(310) 742-1689 View (310) 742-1689
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Aliss C. C. Wang
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90012
I see individuals, couples, groups, and resilience support for traumatic brain injuries/concussions.
As a leader in your field, someone who seeks to support everyone and everything is your calling. Even so, stressors, anxiety, depression, burnout, imposter syndrome, and navigating challenging life transitions is no stranger to you. Perhaps deep wounds or traumas are (re)surfacing for processing. Today marks an important step towards prioritizing yourself. I will support you through the journey of your wellbeing. Allow me to hold your process and difficulties with compassion, support your balancing of life's chaos, reinstate healthy boundaries, embrace positive transformations, and reignite your aliveness.
I see individuals, couples, groups, and resilience support for traumatic brain injuries/concussions.
As a leader in your field, someone who seeks to support everyone and everything is your calling. Even so, stressors, anxiety, depression, burnout, imposter syndrome, and navigating challenging life transitions is no stranger to you. Perhaps deep wounds or traumas are (re)surfacing for processing. Today marks an important step towards prioritizing yourself. I will support you through the journey of your wellbeing. Allow me to hold your process and difficulties with compassion, support your balancing of life's chaos, reinstate healthy boundaries, embrace positive transformations, and reignite your aliveness.
(415) 562-0685 View (415) 562-0685
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Shana B. Diskant
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CBIS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90039
If you or someone you love has suffered a TBI, stroke, or other ailment, I can provide the resources you need to return you to your best self.
A client once told me, "If you have someone to whom you are willing to confess the foolish things you do, then count yourself among the blessed." Life can be hard, let's talk it out together. I understand that choosing a therapist is a difficult decision. Being a good match to your specific needs is important to me. My goal is to make the process as comfortable, safe, and simple as possible. Therapy is a collaborative process and I want to be on your team.
If you or someone you love has suffered a TBI, stroke, or other ailment, I can provide the resources you need to return you to your best self.
A client once told me, "If you have someone to whom you are willing to confess the foolish things you do, then count yourself among the blessed." Life can be hard, let's talk it out together. I understand that choosing a therapist is a difficult decision. Being a good match to your specific needs is important to me. My goal is to make the process as comfortable, safe, and simple as possible. Therapy is a collaborative process and I want to be on your team.
(323) 745-2239 View (323) 745-2239
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Samantha Schumann
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, CBP
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
I specialize in working with athletes in performance enhancement and sports injury recovery including traumatic brain injury.
Are you frustrated by making the same mistakes over and over again? You know what you should be doing when it comes time to perform but when it comes time you don't know how to do? Perhaps you've suffered an injury or a concussion that has set you back or you've seen other traumatic injuries on the field. Are there moments you feel like you'll never get back on track? Do you suffer from the yips? In the therapy I do, athletes can beat performance anxiety, increase performance confidence, get out of a near depression, and better recover from injury and concussions.
I specialize in working with athletes in performance enhancement and sports injury recovery including traumatic brain injury.
Are you frustrated by making the same mistakes over and over again? You know what you should be doing when it comes time to perform but when it comes time you don't know how to do? Perhaps you've suffered an injury or a concussion that has set you back or you've seen other traumatic injuries on the field. Are there moments you feel like you'll never get back on track? Do you suffer from the yips? In the therapy I do, athletes can beat performance anxiety, increase performance confidence, get out of a near depression, and better recover from injury and concussions.
(424) 484-5863 View (424) 484-5863
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The Dubin Clinic
MD
Not Verified Not Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Dr. Dubin graduated from The University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey and then completed a residency in Emergency Medicine. Disenchanted with treating patients with medication, he researched Neurofeedback and found improvement in his own brain physiology. DirectNeurofeedback is a low-strength electric current that's effective in reducing the symptoms of anxiety, depression, traumatic brain injury, PTSD, addiction, and ADD/ADHD. It sends a tiny, imperceptible signal to the brain that causes a slight fluctuation in brainwaves. This fluctuation allows the brain to reorganize itself and get out of frozen, stuck patterns, like re-booting a frozen computer.
Dr. Dubin graduated from The University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey and then completed a residency in Emergency Medicine. Disenchanted with treating patients with medication, he researched Neurofeedback and found improvement in his own brain physiology. DirectNeurofeedback is a low-strength electric current that's effective in reducing the symptoms of anxiety, depression, traumatic brain injury, PTSD, addiction, and ADD/ADHD. It sends a tiny, imperceptible signal to the brain that causes a slight fluctuation in brainwaves. This fluctuation allows the brain to reorganize itself and get out of frozen, stuck patterns, like re-booting a frozen computer.
(323) 271-0426 View (323) 271-0426
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Jo NeuroAssessment Center
Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90021
At Jo NeuroAssessment Center, we work with children and adults with a variety of neurological and psychiatric conditions. These include AD/HD, learning disabilities, traumatic brain injury (TBI), stroke, memory disorders, and neurodevelopmental conditions such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD). We conduct comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations which involve in-depth assessment of various cognitive skills such as attention, processing speed, memory, problem solving, language, and visual-spatial functioning, among others. Co-morbid psychiatric conditions such as depression and anxiety may also be a focus of a neuropsychological evaluation.
At Jo NeuroAssessment Center, we work with children and adults with a variety of neurological and psychiatric conditions. These include AD/HD, learning disabilities, traumatic brain injury (TBI), stroke, memory disorders, and neurodevelopmental conditions such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD). We conduct comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations which involve in-depth assessment of various cognitive skills such as attention, processing speed, memory, problem solving, language, and visual-spatial functioning, among others. Co-morbid psychiatric conditions such as depression and anxiety may also be a focus of a neuropsychological evaluation.
(818) 938-1422 View (818) 938-1422
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Kendal Maxwell
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90036
I am accepting new clients via private pay. My background is neuropsychology and health psychology, therefore, I specialize with understanding the complexity of interactions between neurological illnesses and psychological symptoms such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, substance abuse, etc. I have worked with several illnesses such as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, stroke, TBI & adjustment to these medical conditions. Additionally, I believe in mindfulness meditation. You can access my "21 day Positive Mindfulness Meditation Challenge" on Spotify, Apple podcast, as well as Google podcasts.
I am accepting new clients via private pay. My background is neuropsychology and health psychology, therefore, I specialize with understanding the complexity of interactions between neurological illnesses and psychological symptoms such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, substance abuse, etc. I have worked with several illnesses such as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, stroke, TBI & adjustment to these medical conditions. Additionally, I believe in mindfulness meditation. You can access my "21 day Positive Mindfulness Meditation Challenge" on Spotify, Apple podcast, as well as Google podcasts.
(734) 339-2170 View (734) 339-2170
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Andy Dean
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP-CN
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
I assess various conditions including ADHD, traumatic brain injury, memory problems/ dementia, substance use and personality disorders.
Do you suspect that you have ADHD? Do you or a loved one have problems with memory or thinking as a result of an injury or medical condition? I conduct psychological and neuropsychological evaluations to investigate these issues. I am a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist (ABPP-CN) who has been conducting neuropsychological evaluations for over 15 years. The purpose of the evaluation is to provide proper diagnosis and individually-tailored treatment recommendations.
I assess various conditions including ADHD, traumatic brain injury, memory problems/ dementia, substance use and personality disorders.
Do you suspect that you have ADHD? Do you or a loved one have problems with memory or thinking as a result of an injury or medical condition? I conduct psychological and neuropsychological evaluations to investigate these issues. I am a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist (ABPP-CN) who has been conducting neuropsychological evaluations for over 15 years. The purpose of the evaluation is to provide proper diagnosis and individually-tailored treatment recommendations.
(424) 232-0717 View (424) 232-0717
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Jeremy Fain
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90014  (Online Only)
As an existential therapist, I am passionate about working with professionals, especially creatives (artists, designers, entrepreneurs), who feel like they are “not good enough” or who worry about living up to others’ expectations. We can work together to help you learn to love yourself for who you are, and not for what you accomplish. My speciality also extends to treating issues associated with trauma, particularly those of Traumatic Brain Injury. I have successfully helped clients with TBI to reclaim a sense of agency in their relationships and careers.
As an existential therapist, I am passionate about working with professionals, especially creatives (artists, designers, entrepreneurs), who feel like they are “not good enough” or who worry about living up to others’ expectations. We can work together to help you learn to love yourself for who you are, and not for what you accomplish. My speciality also extends to treating issues associated with trauma, particularly those of Traumatic Brain Injury. I have successfully helped clients with TBI to reclaim a sense of agency in their relationships and careers.
(213) 354-8175 View (213) 354-8175
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Siobhan Chamoun
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90039
I am also offering group therapy for clients with Traumatic Brain Injuries.
Managing our emotional world can be tough. My aim is to help you gain a better understanding of how your experiences have impacted the way you approach life and identify areas that need adjustment to reduce stress and increase balance. The safe space I create with my clients is designed to increase openness and authenticity, deepen self-awareness, and turn it into action toward their goals. I approach each client uniquely and help my clients develop coping skills based on their individual needs. Some skills include somatic experiencing to help nervous system regulation, CBT, and mindfulness/meditation techniques.
I am also offering group therapy for clients with Traumatic Brain Injuries.
Managing our emotional world can be tough. My aim is to help you gain a better understanding of how your experiences have impacted the way you approach life and identify areas that need adjustment to reduce stress and increase balance. The safe space I create with my clients is designed to increase openness and authenticity, deepen self-awareness, and turn it into action toward their goals. I approach each client uniquely and help my clients develop coping skills based on their individual needs. Some skills include somatic experiencing to help nervous system regulation, CBT, and mindfulness/meditation techniques.
(747) 271-2258 View (747) 271-2258
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Dr. Holiday Healing Psychology
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90025
I am passionate about helping clients understand their cognitive changes and cope after a diagnosis such as Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, stroke/aphasia, traumatic brain injury (TBI), cancer/chemotherapy, and other forms of dementia.
Have you and your partner been frustrated by having the same argument over and over again? Are you struggling to cope with anxiety, life transitions, or stress in your daily life? Do you get triggered by things in your environment that remind you of a stressful past event? If this sounds like you, then you have come to the right place. My approach to therapy is warm, compassionate, and nonjudgemental. I strive to help clients utilize their strengths and improve their coping using evidence-based practices.
I am passionate about helping clients understand their cognitive changes and cope after a diagnosis such as Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, stroke/aphasia, traumatic brain injury (TBI), cancer/chemotherapy, and other forms of dementia.
Have you and your partner been frustrated by having the same argument over and over again? Are you struggling to cope with anxiety, life transitions, or stress in your daily life? Do you get triggered by things in your environment that remind you of a stressful past event? If this sounds like you, then you have come to the right place. My approach to therapy is warm, compassionate, and nonjudgemental. I strive to help clients utilize their strengths and improve their coping using evidence-based practices.
(310) 919-1598 View (310) 919-1598
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Judy Ho
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP, CFMHE
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90045
I specialize in evaluating neurocognitive functioning, attention disorders, deciphering difficult/multiple diagnoses, assessing the effects of traumatic brain injury, evaluating educational strengths/weaknesses, evaluating fitness of duty, workers' compensation, personal, psychological, and physical injury after an accident, and making specific recommendations for each person's unique psychological and mental condition.
I conduct psychological testing for a variety of purposes, including forensic evaluations and expert witness work, neuropsychological evaluations to assess cognitive functioning and damage from brain injury, and psychoeducational evaluations to examine whether learning disorders exist.These evaluations conclude with detailed written reports use for diagnosis/treatment planning, individualized educational plans (IEP), and criminal and civil courtroom cases including fitness for duty, workers' compensation, harassment issues, ability to parent, and professional board licensing disputes. In all evaluations. I utilize Best Practices and empirically proven instruments, and provide recommendations based on the testing results.
I specialize in evaluating neurocognitive functioning, attention disorders, deciphering difficult/multiple diagnoses, assessing the effects of traumatic brain injury, evaluating educational strengths/weaknesses, evaluating fitness of duty, workers' compensation, personal, psychological, and physical injury after an accident, and making specific recommendations for each person's unique psychological and mental condition.
I conduct psychological testing for a variety of purposes, including forensic evaluations and expert witness work, neuropsychological evaluations to assess cognitive functioning and damage from brain injury, and psychoeducational evaluations to examine whether learning disorders exist.These evaluations conclude with detailed written reports use for diagnosis/treatment planning, individualized educational plans (IEP), and criminal and civil courtroom cases including fitness for duty, workers' compensation, harassment issues, ability to parent, and professional board licensing disputes. In all evaluations. I utilize Best Practices and empirically proven instruments, and provide recommendations based on the testing results.
(310) 895-9818 View (310) 895-9818
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Matthew Kraybill
Psychologist, LCP
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90042
My name is Matthew Kraybill, Ph.D. and I am a licensed clinical psychologist and Neuropsychologist. I primarily work in a rehabilitation hospital seeing patients who have had a traumatic brain injury, stroke, brain tumor, epilepsy, or some other medical/neurological condition. However, I also see a broad range of patients struggling with both acute and chronic conditions. My approach to therapy is being a supportive and empathic listener, who pays close attention to thought patterns, themes, and behaviors to help guide both awareness and change.
My name is Matthew Kraybill, Ph.D. and I am a licensed clinical psychologist and Neuropsychologist. I primarily work in a rehabilitation hospital seeing patients who have had a traumatic brain injury, stroke, brain tumor, epilepsy, or some other medical/neurological condition. However, I also see a broad range of patients struggling with both acute and chronic conditions. My approach to therapy is being a supportive and empathic listener, who pays close attention to thought patterns, themes, and behaviors to help guide both awareness and change.
(341) 999-5047 View (341) 999-5047
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Elizabeth Sharrak Ketchel
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, APCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90010  (Online Only)
My broad expertise encompasses traumatic brain injury (TBI) work, as well as addressing self-esteem issues, anxiety, depression, and stress-related challenges in the workplace.
In our sessions, we will delve into the underlying patterns and themes that shape your beliefs and behaviors, focusing on identifying and dismantling the barriers that may be deeply ingrained in your psyche. The therapeutic modalities I may employ range from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to psychodynamic approaches, tailored to meet your specific needs and objectives.
My broad expertise encompasses traumatic brain injury (TBI) work, as well as addressing self-esteem issues, anxiety, depression, and stress-related challenges in the workplace.
In our sessions, we will delve into the underlying patterns and themes that shape your beliefs and behaviors, focusing on identifying and dismantling the barriers that may be deeply ingrained in your psyche. The therapeutic modalities I may employ range from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to psychodynamic approaches, tailored to meet your specific needs and objectives.
(951) 484-1822 View (951) 484-1822
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Ann Gottuso
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP-CN
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Life can bring about many obstacles - whether stressors or a medical condition - and a therapist can facilitate change or healing. Through psychotherapy, we can journey towards growth and peace, to improve your adjustment to an illness or stressor, anxiety, depression, trauma, or a spiritual crisis. If you have cognitive difficulties, we can develop cognitive rehabilitation and executive skills to strengthen your mental abilities to engage in home and work. At times, neurological injury brings behavioral changes. We can jointly develop a behavioral plan to manage behaviors to improve relationships and ensure safety.
Life can bring about many obstacles - whether stressors or a medical condition - and a therapist can facilitate change or healing. Through psychotherapy, we can journey towards growth and peace, to improve your adjustment to an illness or stressor, anxiety, depression, trauma, or a spiritual crisis. If you have cognitive difficulties, we can develop cognitive rehabilitation and executive skills to strengthen your mental abilities to engage in home and work. At times, neurological injury brings behavioral changes. We can jointly develop a behavioral plan to manage behaviors to improve relationships and ensure safety.
(424) 231-6224 View (424) 231-6224
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Dr. Mike Pugh
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Do you have a medical diagnosis impacting your quality of life or relationships? Do you ever struggle with feeling invalidated or stigmatized as a result of your experiences in the healthcare system? I am a rehabilitation psychologist specializing in treating individuals with neurological and health conditions, including, but not limited to chronic pain, brain injuries, dizziness, movement disorders, functional conditions, and chronic neurological illness.
Do you have a medical diagnosis impacting your quality of life or relationships? Do you ever struggle with feeling invalidated or stigmatized as a result of your experiences in the healthcare system? I am a rehabilitation psychologist specializing in treating individuals with neurological and health conditions, including, but not limited to chronic pain, brain injuries, dizziness, movement disorders, functional conditions, and chronic neurological illness.
(310) 356-0040 View (310) 356-0040
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Dov Gold
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Perhaps you or a loved one struggles with anxiety, mood changes, adjusting to a new situation, obsessive-compulsive behaviors, chronic pain, stroke/brain injury, medical problems (including end-of-life), or cognitive impairment & dementia. Maybe you want to understand yourself better or chart a new path forward. If any of this sounds familiar, I’m glad you’re here. I am experienced in assessing and treating a variety of clinical presentations and have completed a 2-year fellowship in outpatient/inpatient rehabilitation neuropsychology. I am passionate about working with those coping with changes in cognition, behavior, and mobility.
Perhaps you or a loved one struggles with anxiety, mood changes, adjusting to a new situation, obsessive-compulsive behaviors, chronic pain, stroke/brain injury, medical problems (including end-of-life), or cognitive impairment & dementia. Maybe you want to understand yourself better or chart a new path forward. If any of this sounds familiar, I’m glad you’re here. I am experienced in assessing and treating a variety of clinical presentations and have completed a 2-year fellowship in outpatient/inpatient rehabilitation neuropsychology. I am passionate about working with those coping with changes in cognition, behavior, and mobility.
(310) 683-2704 View (310) 683-2704
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Peak Brain Institute
PhD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Peak Brain is an evidence-based peak performance center and gym for the brain (ages 4+). We do neurofeedback or biofeedback on brainwaves, which is exercise for the brain that can create new long-lasting resources for better focus, sleep, productivity, response to stress, creativity, word-finding, mood, and less anxiety, impulsivity, rumination, migraine headaches, seizures, as well as recovery from alcohol abuse, traumatic stress, concussions, etc. We offer remote services which can be done in the comfort of your home, or can begin in person in Los Angeles, Costa Mesa, St. Louis, and New York City. Shift happens - get yours!
Peak Brain is an evidence-based peak performance center and gym for the brain (ages 4+). We do neurofeedback or biofeedback on brainwaves, which is exercise for the brain that can create new long-lasting resources for better focus, sleep, productivity, response to stress, creativity, word-finding, mood, and less anxiety, impulsivity, rumination, migraine headaches, seizures, as well as recovery from alcohol abuse, traumatic stress, concussions, etc. We offer remote services which can be done in the comfort of your home, or can begin in person in Los Angeles, Costa Mesa, St. Louis, and New York City. Shift happens - get yours!
(424) 338-0654 View (424) 338-0654
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Neuropsychology Health Group
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90024
At NHG, we specialize in comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation and treatment of children and adults and provide both clinical and forensic services. We provide evidence-based assessments, drawing upon the latest discoveries in neuroscience, psychological theories, and educational research to create an effective and individually tailored treatment plan.
At NHG, we specialize in comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation and treatment of children and adults and provide both clinical and forensic services. We provide evidence-based assessments, drawing upon the latest discoveries in neuroscience, psychological theories, and educational research to create an effective and individually tailored treatment plan.
(310) 982-2358 View (310) 982-2358
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Dr. Keiko Y. Miller
Psychologist, PsyD, MSCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Dr. Keiko Miller is a neuropsychologist located in Walnut Creek and is the founder of Aspire Neuropsychological Services. She has worked in the field of Autism since 2003 and has worked in the field of neuropsychology since 2009. She conducts a variety of evaluations of adults and children ages 12 months+. She earned her Psy.D. degree in 2011 and Masters of Science in Clinical Psychopharmacology (MSCP) in 2019 from California School of Professional Psychology. She holds an active license in California. Aspire has clinicians from a variety of specialities in an effort to meet our patient's needs.
Dr. Keiko Miller is a neuropsychologist located in Walnut Creek and is the founder of Aspire Neuropsychological Services. She has worked in the field of Autism since 2003 and has worked in the field of neuropsychology since 2009. She conducts a variety of evaluations of adults and children ages 12 months+. She earned her Psy.D. degree in 2011 and Masters of Science in Clinical Psychopharmacology (MSCP) in 2019 from California School of Professional Psychology. She holds an active license in California. Aspire has clinicians from a variety of specialities in an effort to meet our patient's needs.
(925) 406-3262 View (925) 406-3262

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Therapists

When should someone seek treatment for a traumatic brain injury?

People should seek a diagnosis and treatment after a head injury, especially if they were unconscious, and an early diagnosis can lead to a better recovery. Signs of a concussion include headaches, nausea or vomiting, exhaustion, dizziness, vision problems, sensitivity to light and sound, problems with attention and memory, brain fog, unusual irritability or sadness, and unusual sleep patterns.

What’s the most common treatment for a traumatic brain injury?

Treatment for a traumatic brain injury will be different depending on the severity of the problem. For mild injuries, treatment may involve rest and over-the-counter pain or headache medication. For moderate or severe injuries, treatment may involve stabilization, medication, and rehabilitative therapies such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, cognitive therapy, and counseling.

How long does it take to recover from traumatic brain injury?

The recovery time for a traumatic brain injury depends on the individual and the severity and nature of the injury; the length of time spent unconscious is often an indicator of severity. Recovery time for mild injuries may be a week or two while recovery time for more severe injuries may be six months to two years. Research suggests that the vast majority of recovery occurs in the first two years after an injury; recovery after that time frame is less certain.

What if a traumatic brain injury is left untreated?

If a traumatic brain injury is left untreated, it can lead to long-term physical and mental health problems. Physical problems may include dizziness, headaches, vision, healing, or speech loss, and an elevated risk of dementia. Psychological problems may include impairments of memory, judgment, and decision-making, depression, aggression, poor impulse control, and personality changes.