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.