Pate was founded by a psychologist and since its inception, over 30 years ago, Pate has held firm to treating the whole person. A key component to recovery is social and emotional healing and well-being.
The psychological impact of an acquired brain injury (ABI) can be immense. The resulting impact reverberates throughout a person’s life and can affect people physically, cognitively, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally.
After an acquired brain injury, it is common for the injured person and their families to feel grief, loss, anxiety and even depression. It is a major and abrupt change in a person's life and learning to adjust to that change can be quite challenging.
Individuals with an acquired brain injury may experience a decreased ability to talk and understand, walk, use their hands, and even see and perceive the world around them. Often the person cannot work and is facing financial stress.
They may not have the ability to drive a car and feel a tremendous loss of independence. Their ability to remember and control their behavior may be impaired, or their physical injury may be severe to the point that they require help to bathe, dress, groom and use the bathroom. The loss of independence can be devastating.
At Pate we believe in instilling hope and confidence in the people we serve. We know rehab works and our patients are in the best place to achieve the highest level of recovery. We also aspire to help those within our patients' support systems (family and close friends).
We employ licensed mental health professionals (counselors and psychologists) who are integrated into the treatment team to ensure that each person's program is developed with a focus on their particular emotional and adjustment needs.
We offer a number of supportive counseling services to our patients and their families, including:
- Individual Counseling
- Family Counseling
- Couples Counseling
- Process Groups
- Psycho-Education Sessions
- Substance Abuse Education
Pate’s counseling services are available to all patients and loved ones to help provide support and guidance during a very challenging time in their lives.