Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), is a structured, 12–16 session treatment model developed to treat Post traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and related emotional and behavioral difficulties in children and teenagers who have a history of physical and sexual abuse, domestic violence, community violence, death of a loved one, or exposure to other traumatic events.
TF-CBT will help the child learn relaxation techniques to reduce trauma related stress, improve their ability to express their feelings, identify and change unhelpful thoughts related to the trauma, prepare them to gradually tell the story of their trauma, as well as help them learn and implement skills to enhance their safety.
This treatment model involves the child's caretaker who learns the treatment components as well so that they can provide the child with support at home. Caretakers are taught parenting techniques to use at home to help decrease behavioral issues that may be caused by symptoms of PTSD, Depression, or Anxiety.
Nadiya Dolce, MSW, LCSW has successfully completed the Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) National Therapist Certification program and is recognized as a preferred TF-CBT provider by the Child Health and Development Institute of CT.