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Aimee L. Francom (CCMHC, NCC)

Aimee has her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Family and Human Development from Utah State University (2002). She also has a Master of Arts Degree in Mental Health Counseling and a Master of Science Degree in Administration and Supervision from Gallaudet University, in Washington, DC (2007). Aimee sustained a traumatic brain injury and numerous other severe injuries in a car accident in 2001. Aimee lost her husband in this accident, a short time after they were married, giving her personal experience with grief, trauma and loss. Aimee became a therapist because her therapist had a profound influence on her life. Aimee specializes in suicide prevention, trauma, grief, and loss. Aimee found Cognitive FX in 2017, and wishes she had known about it earlier. She is writing this series of posts to help each individual to be empowered after a TBI.

Recent Posts

Anger is a stage in the grief process. Many times when we experience loss, or trauma, we experience anger, irritability, frustration, or even frequent annoyance. Anger is a healthy emotion, one we don’t necessarily like, but it’s not wrong to feel angry. Experiencing anger doesn’t say anything...

What is Denial?

Denial is a stage in the grief process. Many times it just doesn’t feel real. We may believe we’re imagining the pain or trauma we’re currently experiencing. It’s a bad dream, a nightmare. We’re in shock and we’re anxious to wake up and go back to our normal reality.

If you have had a recent brain injury and are unsure how to deal with the symptoms and changes you are experiencing, then this post is for you! To begin with, we encourage you to find a doctor and work with them throughout your recovery. Finding the right doctor to be on your team is very...

Grief and loss are a part of life, but they are the least talked about part of life. Have you ever wondered why that is? It is because grief is HARD. Going through it is difficult. We seem to feel if we avoid talking about it, we will avoid feeling grief entirely. Wrong.

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Everyone’s experience is different. Anyone experiencing a concussion or TBI has a different story, different outlook on life, and different symptoms, their experience of EPIC Treatment is going to be different as well. With that said, here’s my experience. I was injured 17 years before I...

I was in an auto accident on January 2, 2001. I received a severe TBI, broke my back, pelvis, jaw, ribs, and pretty much every bone in my body. I was grateful to be alive, but after a few years I had accepted the fact that I was going to be deficient for the rest of my life.

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