More than seventy percent of Americans suffer from a traumatic experience at some point in their lives. It is an unfortunate fact that millions of teens and children experience trauma severe enough to cause acute distress that can lead to chronic psychological difficulties. Without the proper treatment, these difficulties can be serious and long lasting.
Therapy West staff use Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), one of the most rigorously tested interventions, to treat trauma in children and adults. Typically, more than eighty percent of traumatized children who received TF-CBT experience significant improvement after three to four months of treatment.
TF-CBT is a structured psychosocial treatment approach that is designed to meet the unique needs of each child and family. Since there is such extensive scientific evidence to support TF-CBT, most of the clinicians at Therapy West are specifically trained in this modality. Our therapists help children and their parents learn new skills to process the complex thoughts and feelings associated with traumatic experiences. As a result, clients are often regain a sense of safety and improved functioning in their daily lives.