accidental death

Helping Teens Deal with the Trauma of Accidental Death

Posted Posted in Children and Adolescents, Grief, Latest News, Mental Health

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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Child Psychologist Post: Managing Adolescent Grief

Posted Posted in Grief

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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Child Psychologist Post: Trauma Focused CBT For Children and Adolescents

Posted Posted in Anxiety, Children and Adolescents, Grief, Latest News, Mental Health, Parenting

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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