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Therapy

WHAT IS TF-CBT?


Experiencing trauma can have a lasting impact on a child. Years of wrestling with shame and an inability to see a hopeful future are not aspects of a life meant for a child. Our specialized therapy is designed to work closely with children and their families to lessen the negative symptoms of trauma and give them the skills necessary to move past the trauma towards a hopeful and bright future. Trauma Focused- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy sessions last for 12-16 weeks. In that time children and their family members meet with the therapist in a child-friendly environment where they learn to process the trauma symptoms, manage distressing thoughts, feelings and behaviors, and enhance safety, parenting skills, and family communication.

Trauma Symptoms


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Emotional Signs:
  • Denial, or disbelief
  • Mood swings
  • Guilt, shame
  • Feeling sad or hopeless
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Anxiety and fear
  • Withdrawing from others
  • Feeling Numb
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Physical Signs:
  • Insomnia or nightmares
  • Easily startled
  • Racing heartbeat
  • Aches and pains
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Edginess and agitation
  • Muscle tension
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Social Signs:
  • Trouble in school
  • Increased aggression
  • Increased isolation

Here’s what our families are saying:


  • "Our counselor always took as much time as needed for me and my daughter…We were skeptical at first…but I am more than pleased with the outcome!!!"
  • “'Therapist' was outstanding. Thank you for your patience.”
  • “Thanks so much for helping my girls!”
  • “ I thank y’all so much with the help y’all gave my grandchild and support. My son and I could not have helped her the way y’all did.
  • “Thank you so much for not letting her little spirit die in her.”

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We serve over 900 children annually.
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