Services

Karin Christensen, Ph.D., specializes in clinical neuropsychology and rehabilitation. Her passion is working with the whole person, from evaluation to helping clients and families adapt to challenges. Services provided by Dr. Christensen include:

Neuropsychological assessments for adults with:

    • Acquired brain injury – traumatic (from falls, accidents, motor vehicle crashes, etc.), or stroke, etc.
    • Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
    • Other neurological conditions that can affect thinking skills and/or emotional and personality functioning
    • Changes in their thinking skills or behavior, which concern them or people close to them

Cognitive rehabilitation:

    • Expert guidance in the creation and effective use of strategies for cognitive (thinking, memory) changes following brain injury
    • This service is most suitable following a neuropsychological assessment.
    • Strategies are tailored to the individual’s specific strengths and weaknesses in thinking and memory skills
    • Can include various types of strategies:
      • Strategies to compensate for reduced abilities
      • Approaches for reducing unwanted behaviours
      • Techniques for coping emotionally
      • Environmental and lifestyle modifications that help to maximize abilities
      • Techniques for family members/friends/co-workers to use, for minimal-stress interactions with the client

Neuropsychologically informed counselling or therapy

  • To assist the injured person, and/or their family members, to best adapt and adjust to altered abilities and relationships

Brain and cognitive health consultations and guidance

  • Scientifically proven information, motivation, and practical strategies for making lifestyle changes that help to maximize cognitive functioning

Concussion or mild traumatic brain injury

  • Education/what to expect, evaluation, symptom management, recovery monitoring, cognitive-behavioural therapy

Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT)

  • For anxiety, mood concerns, pain, coping with cognitive challenges, adjustment to disability…