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TRAUMA COUNSELING

A Happier, Healthier Life

For Children

Trauma takes a physical and psychological toll. My clients have benefited from Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) which is an evidence-based model for processing childhood trauma. It is effective in significantly improving children’s emotional and behavioral health while reducing PTSD, anxiety, and depressive symptoms. 

If your child is affected by witnessing or experiencing a traumatic event it is possible that they are showing symptoms mentioned below- 

  • Lack of focus 

  • Loss of interest in activities he/she generally likes

  • Daydreaming

  • Difficulty sleeping at night or staying asleep

  • Being defiant or angry 

  • Getting emotional frequently or being numb

  • Hypervigilance

  • Change in eating habits 

  • Low academic performance

 

As a parent, you want to do everything possible to see your child happy again. You are trying your best and I can help. Let’s work together to help your child deal with the trauma so he/she can enjoy childhood again.

Give me a call for a free 20 minute phone consultation.

For Adults 

Trauma presentation in adults looks a little bit different. Although almost all the symptoms mentioned above remain the same the outcome looks different. The physical effects of trauma are related to significant health issues like a diminished function of the immune system or increased risk of blood pressure and heart failure.  The psychological effects of trauma can result in increased risk-taking behavior, substance abuse, loss of employment, relationship issues, eating disorders. Feeling hopeless, helpless, or giving up is also common. If you are feeling like you are a slave to your past, unable to move forward in life; do not wait to get help. 

The pandemic has caused past trauma to resurface. Working on trauma sounds scary but you will find that it will liberate you. I can provide you with practical tools that you can use daily, which will help you move towards your goal one step at a time. 

 Give me a call for a free 20 minute phone consultation. 

Helpful Links - How to help your child deal with minor trauma

 Mental Health Awareness: Ending the stigma