Trauma

Experiencing a traumatic event can disrupt our lives as we know it. You may experience more emotions and thoughts than you know what to do with.  That is where I come in, to help you or your child process the trauma.  I have extensive experience working with child and adult clients processing childhood trauma, life long trauma, as well as trauma experiences as an adult.  In addition I have experience working with PTSD with members of the military and their families

 

As a certified TF-CBT therapist (Trauma Focused - Cognitive Behavioral Therapist) I understand the importance of addressing traumas in sensitive yet direct manner in order to help children overcome the traumatic experience.  Children who have experienced a trauma often have difficulty identifying, expressing, and managing emotions which can lead to behavior problems, depression, and anxiety.  TF-CBT is a conjoint child and parent psychotherapy approach for children and adolescents (3-18) who are experiencing significant emotional and behavioral difficulties related to traumatic life events. I am also trained in EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy) 

 

If you are not quite ready for therapy and are looking for help with with a situation, please see my Resources page for organizations that can help. 

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Areas within Trauma include:

Domestic Violence

Early Childhood Trauma

Medical Trauma

Natural Disasters

Neglect

Physical Abuse

School Violence 

Crisis Response

Sexual Abuse, Sex Trafficking, Human Trafficking

Terrorism

Traumatic Grief

PTSD