Many victims of abuse develop painful psychological symptoms deeply impacting their overall quality of life. The emotional difficulties children experience after victimization are complicated, embarrassing and painful.
Children’s Advocacy Center of Smith County’s trained mental health professionals provide therapy so children may heal from these wounds safely, confidentially and healthfully. Therapists provide intervention that is child-friendly and trauma-focused, ensuring clients have the best chance for a restored childhood and even brighter future.
The majority of therapy clients are child victims, yet Children’s Advocacy Center of Smith County recognizes that abuse devastates not only the child, but also the family members, or secondary victims. Therapy for primary and secondary victims alike is a proven and critical part of the healing process.
Therapists take care to provide this kind of holistic treatment so that the entire family is educated, equipped and experiences the real comfort of these words: YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
Therapy at Children’s Advocacy Center of Smith County is provided by full-time, licensed and board certified mental health professionals, as well as supervised, master’s level student interns in the field of psychology. Therapists and student interns alike use evidence-based interventions to ensure clients receive the highest quality of treatment. Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is an evidence-based treatment and proven to be a highly effective intervention for victims of abuse. The majority of abuse victims have symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress and TF-CBT treats the symptoms in the context of the trauma specific to our clients: THE ABUSE.