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Adolescent and Pre-Adolescent
Trauma Survivors and Mourners

The added challenges and promises of youth

When upsetting things happen to children and adolescents, it can be even more difficult than for adults. Kids don't have the same coping skills and experience as adults. Their brains are still developing and at this stage of development, they tend to be egocentric. This means that what happens to them is interpreted as their fault.


Your pre-teen or adolescent child might be struggling with anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress, or unresolved grief. If your child is a member of the LGBTQ+ community, they might also be dealing with minority stress from being different from heterosexual and cisgender kids. They might face bullying, rejection, and having difficulty socializing and dating. All these things can add up to greater stress and behavioral difficulties as well. If you see your kid struggling with loss, trauma, depression or anxiety, please get them help right away.

Many adult clients tell me they wish their parents had gotten them help when they were younger. You can make a positive difference for your child! If your child is 12 or older, please call or click the button below.

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