Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is a supported treatment that has been evaluated and is has been proved to help children overcome trauma related to abuse, violence or grief.
TF-CBT effectively addresses a child's anxiety, depression and behavioral difficulties in 12 sessions. Sessions are geared toward helping children, and adolescents overcome post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and feelings of shame as well as other behavioral and emotional difficulties.
Goals include addressing the following areas:
Cognitive problems, such as dysfunctional thoughts patterns, school learning problems, or concentration difficulties.
Relationships problems, such as increased conflicts at home, in the school, or at work and impaired trust or expectations of betrayal in interpersonal interactions.
Affective problems, such as difficulties efficiently expressing and managing feelings of anxiety, depression, and or anger.
Traumatic behavior problems, including behavioral avoidance of innocuous trauma reminders, sexual behavior problems, aggressive behaviors, and or noncompliant behaviors.
Somatic problems, including sleeping difficulties, hyperarousal symptoms, headaches, stomachaches, and other physiological reactions to traumatic memories, remedies, and cues.
"Seeking Safety" Trauma-Recovery group for females. Mondays from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm.