Introducing the New
Pike Road Counseling YouTube Channel!
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Hopefully you find them to be helpful!
When working with children who have experienced trauma, we use
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Watch the video to learn more!
Another approach we may use when working with children and adolescents is sandplay therapy.
Check out the video for a brief explanation of its use.
Did You Know??
The majority of mental illnesses start in late childhood/adolescence or early adulthood
Suicide is the third leading cause of death among persons aged 10-14, the second among persons aged 15-34 years
"Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness"
Children who have experienced trauma can go on to live healthy fulfilling lives, but getting the help and support they need can make a huge difference in their level of functioning
"For females between fifteen to twenty-four years old who suffer from anorexia nervosa, the mortality rate associated with the illness is twelve times higher than the death rate of all other causes of death"
Treating people with eating disorders early increases the likelihood of physical and emotional recovery
Trauma-focused CBT has been found to reduce negative symptoms and is considered the best practice to use with children who have experienced trauma/grief
Diagnosing and treating mood disorders as early as possibly with early intervention may forestall the worse long term outcomes
There is HOPE!