Therapy can Help . . .
● You or your child learn to cope with feelings of anxiety, depression, or
● Reduce symptoms of stress including worries, nightmares, jumping at noises
● Provide a safe place to heal from traumatic injuries and memories
Traumatic histories can be healed. Fears, worries, nightmares, lack of energy, jumping at noises, smells, and other trauma symptoms can be relieved with therapy. Children may show symptoms of inattentiveness, acting out, struggles with peers, argue more, talk back, or withdrawal.
People from all walks of life can suffer trauma or abuse including domestic violence, other forms of violence, sexual abuse and rape. I provide counseling for adults, couples, adolescents and children with histories of trauma.
Individual and couples counseling can be supportive for adults with trauma histories.
Family and individual therapy can be supportive for adolescents and children. Parents are often at a loss to understand how abuse could have happened to their children or what to do to help.
Parents, caregivers and trusted adults are often the most important supports for children who have suffered trauma or abuse. Parent sessions are designed to provide caregivers with additional tools they may need to enhance the support of your child. These sessions also give parents and caregivers a place to express their concerns, worries and other difficult feelings. Sessions for parents and their child or adolescent together often provide the greatest relief to both.
Adolescents may also find it important to have a place to express their feelings and concerns, which individual therapy provides.
The aim of treatment is to reduce symptoms, anxieties, and worries and to ensure that your child can follow their instincts when in danger and know who to go to for help.