Behavioral Medicine

Medical Reviewer: Sarah M. Lahey, PhD, ABPP-CN
Last Updated: June 18, 2021

What is behavioral medicine?

Brooks Behavioral Medicine provides a full complement of cognitive and behavioral evaluation and therapy services related to the physical, mental and emotional recovery of our patients.

Who we serve

Individuals that have experienced a medical condition or trauma that has affected their ability to function, affecting their physical, cognitive and emotional functioning. This may include individuals with traumatic brain injury, concussions, stroke, chronic pain, spinal cord injuries, and amputations.

Brooks Behavioral Medicine Programs

Brain Injury Day Treatment Program

This CARF-accredited program offers interdisciplinary treatment for patients with brain injury to improve cognitive, physical, psychosocial and daily living functional skills to become more independent in their home, community and work.

Spinal Cord Injury Day Treatment Program

This program is an interdisciplinary rehabilitation program designed to provide intense therapy for patients who have had a spinal cord injury or similar neurological impairment.

Neuropsychological Evaluations

These comprehensive evaluations assess the cognitive and emotional status of our patients in order to assist with diagnosis and treatment plans.

Psychotherapy Services

Psychotherapy is provided as behavioral medicine therapy for treatment of emotional distress and adjustment issues related to the onset of the medical condition.

Driving Evaluations

Our driver rehabilitation program includes a comprehensive clinical evaluation, which includes office testing and an on-the-road assessment in our dual control vehicle. Driving training is also available if needed.

Cognitive Rehabilitation

Cognitive rehabilitation provides therapeutic interventions to improve attention, problem solving, and memory skills that are often associated with an injury to the brain.

Functional Capacity Evaluations

Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE) are comprehensive assessments that provide detailed information about an individual’s ability related to daily functions including the ability to return to his or her previous level of employment.

What to expect

Evaluations and treatment services within Behavioral Medicine focus on the whole person physically, cognitively and emotionally to help achieve the highest level of recovery and participation in life.

Why choose Brooks?

Expertise

The behavioral medicine team has a high level of experience, training, and excellent credentials to provide exceptional evaluations and treatment.

Our team

Our Behavioral Medicine team includes psychologists, neuropsychologists, speech therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, certified driving evaluators, psychometrists, and cognitive rehabilitation therapists.

Connect with us

To obtain more information about the services provided please contact us directly at (904) 345-7210 or Tina.Clark@brooksrehab.org.

Medical Reviewer

Sarah M. Lahey, PhD, ABPP-CN

Manager of Psychological Services
Dr. Lahey is the manager of psychological services at Brooks Rehabilitation and the primary training director for the Clinical Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Fellowship. She is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist and uses a lifespan approach to assessment and intervention in both the inpatient and outpatient neurorehabilitation settings. She also serves as the neuropsychology consultant for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Dr. Lahey graduated from the University of Florida with her doctorate in clinical psychology. Her residency was completed at Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and her fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology was completed at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta/Emory University. Dr. Lahey holds leadership positions in several national organizations and is published in the area of pediatric rehabilitation. She is the Principal Investigator on a study investigating predictors of outcome and service utilization following mild TBI/concussion.