Across a person’s life span, disability can happen at any time. Disabilities may be physical, sensory, cognitive, developmental, and or related to mental health or other health concerns. Disabilities may be present at birth or happen because of illness, disease, accident, military service and/or ongoing stress.
Rehabilitation counselors today is broadly described as assisting individuals with a variety of disabilities to achieve their personal, career and independent living goals in the most integrated settings possible.
To accomplish their jobs, lives and families, rehabilitation counselors use a variety of specific techniques and modalities to work towards independent living for individuals with disabilities achieve the best quality of life as much as possible.
Rehabilitation Counseling can address a range of services:
- Provide counseling to help with social or personal problems
- Arrange for psychological, medical, and vocational assessments
- Consult with medical and allied health professionals
- Assess capacity for independent living and employment
- Assessment and Appraisal
- Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
- Recommend and arrange for rehabilitation services and assistive technology/accommodations
- Facilitate career planning
- Engage in job development and placement efforts
- Case management, referral and service coordination
- Program evaluation and research
- Job analysis, job development, and placement services, including assistance with employment and job accommodations
- Provision of consultation about and access to rehabilitation technology.
- Low back pain
- Rehabilitation from hip and knee
- Facial release
- Heart Disease
- Stroke effects
- Muscular sclerosis (MS)
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- Foundations of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction – help cope with stress, fear and emotional pain.
- Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) for chronic pain and obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for depression and anxiety