Bad things happen, but that’s not the end of the story.

Sometimes it truly is an accident, like tornado or fire. Other times, we are hurt by someone, maybe someone who was suppose to love us. These are different types of traumas that affect our children, our family and us. Saint Louis Counseling, through the generosity of the St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund, partners with the Missouri Academy of Child Trauma Studies (MoACTS) at the University of Missouri-St. Louis to provide trauma-focused (TF) cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in our offices.

Saint Louis Counseling has expanded our therapists’ clinical expertise through a learning collaborative focused on TF-CBT training, which has been proven to improve outcomes for traumatized children and families. Our therapists are specifically trained to provide initial screening for the various types of trauma and symptoms experienced by children and then provide evidenced-based treatment based on an understanding of the impact of trauma on the children and their families.

The best time to get help is now. Saint Louis Counseling is here for you.

Traumas Often Experienced By Children

Natural disaster
Serious medical problems/surgery
Sexual abuse
Witnessed community or school violence
Physical abuse
Parental separation
Accidents/car accidents
Verbal/emotional abuse
Experienced or witnessed domestic violence
Significant loss of a loved one
Foster placement
Tornados, fire and other stressors

Symptoms of Trauma

Suicidal ideation
Various aches and pains
Always worried about something
Stomach trouble
Unable to relax
Eating issues
Unable to have a good time
Unable to concentrate
Fainting spells
Bowel disturbances
School refusal
Always tired
Emotionally numb and disconnected
Trouble sleeping, shy with people
Can’t make friends
Abuse of drugs
Can’t make decisions
Inferiority feelings
Feel panicky
Sexual problems
Feel trapped
Home conditions bad
Drink too much alcohol
No appetite
Aggressive behavior
Self-injury behaviors (cutting, burning, head banging)
Risk-taking behaviors
Avoiding more and more things/events
Severe fear reactions
Family history of emotional problems

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