Schedule a call.
Reduce the back-and-forth of phone tag. Schedule a call within the next two weeks.
Discuss your needs.
Speak with a psychologist about your concerns and ask questions about the services offered.
Make things better.
Make a plan for ongoing services and resources. Watch your family transform.
The first step is to assess the level of trauma and associated symptoms. If your child/teen is a danger to themselves, this needs to be addressed first.
Once your child/teen has established safety they will begin to learn about trauma and learn skills for managing trauma symptoms.
Next, your child/teen will begin trauma-focused treatment using a variety of techniques to help them learn to stay relaxed and present while processing their experience.
Finally, the reduction of trauma symptoms will be assessed to determine the change in presentation and make a plan for treating continued challenges.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
● Learn to recognize their feelings and what to do with those emotions● Learn grounding techniques through mindfulness● Improve relationships with themselves and other people● Know what to do in an emotional crisis ● Increase tolerance of distress
Prolonged Exposure Therapy.
● Reduce avoidance of negative thoughts and feelings● Strengthen the brain for healing● Reduce nightmares and flashbacks● Get rid of unhealthy habits● Confront trauma experience
● Clear out negative thoughts and sensations● Developmentally appropriate healing● Create improved brain health● Increase brain-body connection● Improve understanding of emotions
● Assessment of self-harm and suicidal behaviors● Assessment of trauma impact● Development of a treatment plan
On-going Therapy + Group
● Individual therapy focuses on desensitization training● Group therapy focuses on developing coping skills
● Increase the use of coping skills● Desensitization training● Weekly phone coaching between sessions