“I have nightmares and I can’t sleep”
“These memories haunt me and I feel stuck.”
“I just feel angry all the time.”
When scary, and painful events happen that are out of our control-it can have a great impact on our ability to cope in life. Many times individuals feel like different people after trauma and wonder if they will ever gain relief or be the same. Trauma can make it difficult to connect with others and leave you feeling isolated.
Trauma is a distressing event(s) that may have long-lasting, harmful effect on a persons physical, emotional, and psychological well-being. Some people minimize symptoms because they can appear long after an event has occurred. Trauma can be subtle and vary significantly for each person. EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing, is an evidence-based treatment intervention that helps individuals deal with the painful aftermath of trauma. It is highly effective and has been shown to be quicker than most trauma treatments.
Focus Therapy is also trained in other evidence-based trauma treatments such as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Child Parent Psychotherapy.
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Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
“My son has avoiding school since he started getting bullied”
“Ever since the abuse I feel like I lost my daughter”
“She is scared to do the things she used to do and I don’t know how to help”
Trauma can be experienced in many different ways as a child. Bullying, car accidents, divorce of parents, and abuse are just a few. TF-CBT helps children and adolescents make sense of their trauma and gain skills to help them process it in a helpful way. This approach is helpful for school aged children and adolescents.
When children are under the age of 5, therapy needs to be specialized in order to meet the child’s needs. Child Parent Psychotherapy is a relationship based therapy that includes the child and their caregiver. The approach utilizes therapeutic play and other interventions to help children work through their challenges.