HAVING AN AMPUTATION
IS THE PSYCHOLOGICAL EQUIVALENT
OF LOOSING A SPOUSE

 

KEVIN KAPPLER, PH.D.

AMPUTEE LIFECOACH

As a fellow amputee, I know the psychological difficulties people face after losing a limb. I have helped people on the phone and texting for the last ten years as a Life Coach with these specific issues. I understand what you are up against when you realize you have lost a limb. Prior to that, I was a clinical psychologist for over thirty years specializing in treating panic disorders and post-traumatic stress. My post-doctoral work was at the VA in San Francisco with vets coming back with lost limbs and traumatic body images. 

 

 

My Amputee Journey

Things to Consider Before You Get an Amputation

  The loss of a limb can have a considerable psychological impact. The grief and bereavement people face ...

Why Are You Getting an Amputation and What to Do About It?

  An amputation is either the result of a traumatic event like a car crash. This means there ...

Treatment of Phantom Pain

Phantom pain is a feeling in the limb which is absent. Some people feel like their limb is ...

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