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
Serious medical problems/surgery
Witnessed community or school violence
Experienced or witnessed domestic violence
Significant loss of a loved one
Tornados, fire and other stressors
Symptoms of Trauma
Various aches and pains
Always worried about something
Unable to relax
Unable to have a good time
Unable to concentrate
Emotionally numb and disconnected
Trouble sleeping, shy with people
Can’t make friends
|Abuse of drugs|
Can’t make decisions
Home conditions bad
Drink too much alcohol
Self-injury behaviors (cutting, burning, head banging)
Avoiding more and more things/events
Severe fear reactions
Family history of emotional problems
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