When your childhood hasn't been easy, all the change caused by social distancing and the uncertainty of COVID-19 can cause big feelings to erupt. It's like you're now dealing with everything from today AND all the unresolved things from the past. That's why the feelings are so big. They are all mixed up and can be difficult to break apart.
The bad memories can steal your laughter and ruin how you feel about yourself. School and friends no longer make sense. You feel different, out of control, helpless, and stuck.
Our PTSD counselors at Hope For The Journey know how to relate to kids and teens. How do we help?
Build on what works
Heal what hurts
Celebrate the "new" you
State-of-the-art techniques such as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and SE (Somatic Experiencing) help turbo fire the healing process. And we focus on supporting the whole family so that parents and parents get the support they need, too.
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