Category Archives: With Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is an insult to the brain, not of a degenerative or congenital nature but caused by an external physical force that may produce a diminished or altered state of consciousness, which results in an impairment of cognitive abilities and/or physical functioning. A TBI can also result in the disturbance of behavioral or emotional functioning.

These impairments may be temporary or permanent and cause partial or total functional disability or psychological maladjustment. Causes of TBI include:

motor vehicle accidents
falls
gunshot wounds
sports injuries
workplace injuries
Shaken Baby Syndrome
child and domestic abuse
military actions resulting in concussive blast injury
other forms of trauma

Common symptoms experienced by people who have Traumatic Brain Injury fall into three categories:

Cognitive and Language

Difficulty with attention and concentration
Difficulty with memory
Difficulty with confusion
Difficult with problem solving
Difficulty with decision making and judgment
Difficulty with word finding
Decreased awareness of deficits
Difficulty understanding conversation

Physical Functions

Difficulty walking
Difficulty with coordination or balance
Difficulty with swallowing
Changes in vision
Changes in hearing
Headache and/or dizziness
Fatigue
Paralysis or weakness
Slurred speech

Psychosocial Behavior

Negative changes in social skills and/or relationships
Anger/stress management issues
Increased impulsivity
Decreased initiation
Change in sleeping patterns
Behavioral and mood changes
Restlessness and/or agitation
Anxiety and/or Depression

Progressive Individual Resources, Inc.

Progressive Individual Resources, Inc. 992 South Robert Street, Suite 400 West St. Paul, Minnesota 55118 Contact: 651-222-6567 Description of Services: “Our mission is to provide comprehensive culturally competent behavioral health services of support that meet the needs of the individual clients … Continue reading

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The MPSI Low Fee Clinic

 MPSI Low Fee Clinic Contact: 612-824-3800 Location: 3108 Hennepin Ave., Mpls 55408. Located on bus line. Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm Description of Services: Low fee psychotherapy provided by graduate level providers. Therapy is talking therapy … Continue reading

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Todd Sigler, PsyD, NCC

Todd M. Sigler, PsyD, NCC | Licensed Psychologist |Private practice at Outreach Counseling & Consulting Services, Inc. 4105 Lexington Ave No Suite 190 | Arden Hills, MN 55126 Tel. 651 481-0664 | Fax 651 481-3907 | todds@outreachcounseling.com | www.outreachcounseling.com Dr. … Continue reading

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Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance

Provides help for people who are disabled as a result of traumatic brain injury. Services include: Resource Facilitation services, which provide personal one-on-one connection to information and resources Case management for individuals on TBI or CADI waivers Chantel Harpole conducts … Continue reading

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Somali Family and Youth Services

Somali Family and Youth Services Now located in Bloomington and a part of Associated Clinic of Psychology. Serves the entire Metro Area. Mental health services for youth and families Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services: Must be Medical Assistance eligible and … Continue reading

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Ramsey County Developmental Disabilities

For eligibility information, contact: Sherry Berde, Ramsey County Social Services, Developmental Disabilities, 651-266-4458

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Dr. Mark Schuler, Ph.D

  612-435-0413                                                                             … Continue reading

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Hennepin County Developmental Disabilities

Hennepin County Services

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Sandra Crossett, PhD

Family Visions 7362 University Ave. N.E. Suite 302 Fridley, MN 55432 Contact: (763) 572-8187 Description of Services: Licensed psychologist who works with adults, teens and children.  Specializes in areas of autism, developmental delay, trauma, depression, anxiety and bereavement for children … Continue reading

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Twin Cities Crisis Services

Telephone: 651-324-7953    Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If a staff person is not available, leave a message and someone will be in contact within 10 minutes. Twin Cities Crisis Services provides the following services in the … Continue reading

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Rise

Many locations (see website): https://www.rise.org Description of Services: “Committed to community inclusion, employment, housing, and self-sufficiency for people who have significant disabilities and other barriers, including those who are refugees and immigrants.” “Rise supports people who have disabilities and other … Continue reading

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Outreach Counseling and Consulting Services

Outreach Counseling and Consulting Services, Inc 4105 Lexington Ave. N. Suite 230, Arden Hills, MN 55126 Contact: 651-481-0664 Description of Services: OCCS consists of experienced licensed psychologists, clinical social workers and marriage and family therapists. They offer services to adults, … Continue reading

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Rise, Incorporated

Corporate Office: 8406 Sunset Road NE Spring Lake Park, MN 55432 Various other locations throughout the metro area Tel: 763-786-8334 Fax: 763-786-0008 www.rise.org Rise offers several types of programs for  those with serious and persistent mental health issues. Programs are … Continue reading

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Interprofessional Center for Counseling and Legal Services

St. Thomas University Hamm Court Building 1128 Harmon Place, Suite 120 Minneapolis, MN 55403 Counseling Services: 651-962-4820 Legal Services: 651-962-4960 A collaborative program offered by the University of St. Thomas School of Law, School of Social Work and Graduate School … Continue reading

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Disabled Immigrants Association

3033 2nd Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55408 Office: 612-824-7075 Fax: 612-822- 2446 info@dialink.org Description of services: Serves immigrant persons with disabilities living in the Twin Cities with  information, referrals, education regarding rights, peer support, and guidance. Staff provides  translation services … Continue reading

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