• Trauma-Focused CBT (TF-CBT)

    What is TF-CBT?

    TF-CBT stands for Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. TF-CBT is an evidence-based therapy used for teenagers and children who have experienced trauma. TF-CBT uses techniques from behavioral, cognitive, humanistic, and family therapies to help the child or teenager, and family heal. So often people are left with fear, shame, embarrassment, guilt, and self-blame after experiencing a traumatic event. TF-CBT techniques can help clients and their family learn effective communication skills, develop coping tools for trauma symptoms, improve relational dynamics, and process the traumatic memories in a safe and therapeutic way.



    TF-CBT also provides education and support for caregivers including parenting skills such as parent-child communication and psychological education. Overall, TF-CBT is designed to reduce the symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as well as trauma-related depression, anxiety, and behavioral concerns. TF-CBT is considered a brief therapy that can be completed in 15-20 sessions.

    If you have any questions regarding TF-CBT and how it will be used to help your child and family, you can schedule a free 30-minute consultation using the link below.



    Authored by: Leslie Varela