When one of you has sustained a brain injury, nothing feels the same as it was before. The physical, cognitive and emotional effects felt by the injured partner can be devastating-yet the “healthy” partner faces tremendous grief and confusion too. Relationships can suffer under the weight of these extreme pressures.
You have already lost a lot…..you do not need to lose each other.
I have created a special practice focused on the unique needs of couples striving to overcome brain injuries. I am ready to share the healing techniques I have developed in working with hundreds of brain-injured clients and their partners for over 35 years.
As a long time, health care practitioner, I bring a unique blend of skills to the challenge of helping you recover from your injuries. I am a trained Speech Pathologist with a thorough understanding of brain functioning, as well as a former clinical director of brain injury centers in California and Utah. As an expert witness, I have helped courts and juries understand the difficulties that brain-injured clients face. I have provided effective psychotherapy for hundreds of clients dealing with brain injuries—I am ready to put my expertise to work for you.
Contact me today if…
- You or your partner have suffered a brain injury
- The injured person has difficulty with attention, concentration and memory
- You have constant headaches, migraines, or fatigue
- Others say, “What’s taking so long? You look good so you must be feeling better.”
- Friends don’t understand why you can’t make plans, or need to leave early
- You can’t depend on your brain injured spouse, or they have trouble following through
- You feel like your partner isn’t the same person anymore
- You’re grieving the life you lived pre-injury
- Everything looks perfect on the outside, but you’re struggling on the inside
- You’re ready to get in touch with what you want out of life
If you are in the Seattle/Eastside area, you may choose to meet with me in my office. If you are outside the region, we can arrange a convenient time to meet via video conference or phone. I also offer web-based workshops for couples who are working toward a “new normal” together.
Learn more about the services I provide for individuals and couples facing brain injuries by contacting me.
Lori Weisman MA LMHC Traumatic Brain Injury Specialist
I would love to hear from you!
Lori Weisman is one of the most skilled and knowledgeable therapist in our region on understanding the complexity of brain injury as it relates both to the individual’s long term success and the family. In particular, her passionate and compassionate support for couples as they navigate this difficult journey is outstanding. She is a great resource for the community and knowledgeable expert with national relevance.
Having worked with Lori now with a number of mutual clients who are traumatized by terrible events in their life, I can emphatically state that Lori is the consummate professional. She is characterized by three essential hallmarks that explains why she is so great at what she does: compassion, commitment, and above all else – a huge reservoir of patience. She listens without judgment; she advises without condescension; and she follows through with promises without hesitation. Every single client that I have referred to Lori has unequivocally spoke of her in glowing terms. Having worked with her personally and getting to know her on a personal level, I certainly know why. I give her my endorsement in the strongest possible terms.
Lori Weisman is a very skilled and knowledgeable therapist and educator. In particular, she has a unique combination of training and experience in couples therapy and brain injury that leads to an expertise that is rare. She is the best couples counselor in the area, and the only one that I am aware of who specializes and understands the area of brain injury. Lori is a very valuable resource and can provide treatment, training, and consultation for those who are dealing with a brain injury themselves (or in a partner or family member), as well as to those who are treating these clients. I strongly recommend Lori without any reservations. She is the best!
I suffered from depression and anxiety, which made everyday life really hard. Lori’s warmth, intuitive nature and skills helped me get past these issues.
Lori was the first couples therapist that gave us hope. Lori’s expertise helped us learn the skills to have the marriage we always dreamed of. She was warm, direct and fair in working with both of us.