Licensed psychotherapists at Carolinas Rehabilitation understand the many needs of people in a rehabilitation setting, and are available to assist patients and their families as they adjust to the changes that can occur. In addition to physical changes, patients may experience cognitive, emotional, interpersonal, financial and occupational changes as they adjust to their physical injury or illness. Along with these changes, the patient may lose motivation to recover and may become less compliant with the rehabilitation program, impacting the patient's overall quality of life.
Through supportive counseling, injury-specific education and treatment options appropriate to various stages of adaptation to physical injury or illness, psychotherapists can help the patient develop ways to cope with these changes. These therapists use ongoing consultation with other therapists to maintain an integrated treatment approach and to work within the interdisciplinary team.