Our community was recently hit hard with the accidental death of a local teenage girl. Every situation where a loved one is lost is devastating in its own way. There is something different about a sudden, traumatic accident. Especially when it involves someone so young. Accidental death can leave people reeling for a very long […]
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Helping a teen through the grief process is not a new concept, but one that is often overlooked. There are many wonderful books for grief targeted towards adults. However, adolescent grief is unique and important to learn about. _______________________________________________________ I was 17 years old when my paternal grandmother passed away. She had been sick for […]
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What is Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)? Trauma-Focused CBT is relationship-based. Your therapist will get to know you and your child, and work with you to feel better. Children and their parents attend sessions together. Also, it uses trauma-sensitive therapy along with with cognitive behavioral, family, and humanistic work. Importantly, the focus is to help […]
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Have you ever had a broken heart? I don’t mean occasional sadness, but pure grief. The kind of grief that feels like your heart has been torn out, stomped on, and thrown away. The kind of grief that feels like life will never be the same.
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