PTSD: TEENS AND TRAUMA THERAPY

Sleeping all day. Up all night. Feeling overwhelmed by simple tasks. Nightmares. Flashbacks. Avoiding old friends. Can’t let anyone new get close.

This might be your story, as a teen with PTSD or trauma. Perhaps, this is the situation your teenage son or daughter is facing. No matter who comes to mind when you read this, know there is hope. In fact, you can not only feel better but actually live a full and happy life after trauma. It doesn't feel like that right now. But, It's true.

Your Trauma Does NOT Define You

Right now, depression, anxiety, and flashbacks are the norm. With trauma counseling, this doesn’t have to be the case. Often, teens with PTSD will experience, negative self-worth, self-blame, and shame. But, it’s important to know that the trauma a person experiences is not your fault. Over the years, we’ve worked with many teens who have experienced trauma. Now, you have PTSD symptoms and don’t quite know what to do with them. These symptoms of PTSD in teens might include:

Symptoms of Abuse in Teens

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  • over-protective of abuser
  • secretive
  • withdrawn
  • lack of eye contact
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • hyper-vigilant
  • erratic behaviors
  • withdrawn
  • trouble trusting others
  • difficulty with healthy boundaries
  • hyper or hypo arousal
  • eating disorders
  • self-medicating or experimenting with alcohol or drugs
  • sleep disturbances

Trauma Therapy Can Help Teens With PTSD

In trauma therapy for teens, our counselors will help your teen process traumatic experience(s) so that disturbing emotions are minimized.  After this, your teen is able to focus on their strengths and imagine a future. Through therapy, we know that anxiety and sadness can be minimized. Ultimately, trauma counseling can help eliminate the fear and anger associated with the trauma. Finally, teens in therapy for PTSD are able to assign responsibility to their abusers, not themselves.

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The Foundations Approach to Trauma Therapy for Teens

Our caring, professional trauma therapists create space for teens to tell their stories and process the experience. Each individual is different, so the exact way of doing therapy with teens will vary. This just means that we want to get to know YOU before deciding what's best. Sounds fair, right?

We tend to focus on experiential methods of trauma treatment. There are a number of evidence-based ways of doing trauma therapy, including:

Teens Can Get Online Therapy in North Carolina

It might be too hard to get into our Raleigh or Fuquay Varina therapy locations right now. But, that does not mean you cannot still get therapy for yourself or your loved one. We provide online trauma therapy for anyone who lives in the state. Read on for more information about online counseling in North Carolina!

Overall, trauma therapy for teens will reduce triggers in daily life. Your teen will be more confident and connected to their life. They will learn to trust others again. The work they do with a trauma therapist at Foundations Family Therapy will build hope now and for the future.

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Start Counseling for Teens in North Carolina

At our Fuquay Varina and Raleigh counseling clinics, our caring therapists listed below specialize in counseling for teens and families dealing with the effects of PTSD. To start therapy with us at Foundations, follow these simple steps:

  1. Contact us at (919) 285-4802
  2. Meet with a trauma-informed family therapist
  3. Begin your healing journey now

Other Counseling Services at Foundations Family Therapy:

Our team of therapists can offer you and your family supportive counseling for a wide range of concerns. We provide services for teens and young adultsanxietydepression, recovery from trauma, and marriage and couples counseling. Take the first step toward a better life by calling today.

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