Dealing with an impairment, whether
physical or emotional, is a loss and can create serious difficulty
in ones life.
As a rehabilitation professional for the past thirty-five years, I
have come to work with many individuals who require counseling / therapy
to assist with understanding and coping with their disability. Assisting
clients through the five stages of loss proported by Kubler - Ross
(1981), I explore denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.
Many are able to gain needed insight and reframe the situation. I
educate clients on coping skills, relaxation techniques and communication.