Counseling is often important for the injured, their families or immediate spheres of influence. Adjusting to a brain injury is hard work and often involves the necessity to relieve the grief, isolation, depression and social stigma that come with a brain injury. Counseling can aid in accepting a new life with as much independence as possible. Every injury for every individual is different. Making Headway Center tailors all programs to the needs of the individual.
Making Headway Center also offers weekly support groups, peer-led or facilitated by professional staff. Support groups help to reduce isolation by reassuring clients that they are not alone and can support each other. Some participants develop friendships that may not have been possible before their injury. Groups focus on healthy lifestyle choices, socialization, and other skills that are helpful in achieving the highest possible quality of life under difficult circumstances.