PTSD Treatment for Kids/Teens

Parents, you want your kids to be happy and well-adjusted.

Kids, you want to feel normal and to fit in, but can you ever feel normal after a trauma?

What if, like right now with Coronavirus,

you’re smack dab in the MIDDLE of a trauma?


Surviving COVID-19 Demands Good PTSD Treatment

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.


Kids deserve to just be kids.


Growing up is hard enough on it’s own. Add in something like abuse or a trauma and things can start to feel overwhelming fast.

According the the Center for Disease Control and Prevention,

Rates of depression and anxiety in kids/teens have risen over time

    • “Ever having been diagnosed with either anxiety or depression” among children aged 6–17 years increased from 5.4% in 2003 to 8% in 2007 and to 8.4% in 2011–2012. 1
    • “Ever having been diagnosed with anxiety” increased from 5.5% in 2007 to 6.4% in 2011–2012.1
    • “Ever having been diagnosed with depression” did not change between 2007 (4.7%) and 2011-2012 (4.9%).1

Chances of mental disorders increase with age

    • Diagnoses of depression and anxiety are more common with increased age.3

Parents struggle to know how to help, and Google confuses and overwhelms. It can feel like your family is falling apart, and there is no way out.


Luckily, there’s help. Good anxiety therapy and depression treatment is available.


Finding a Counselor Risk-FreeKori StauffacherFinding a Counselor Risk-FreeJulie Nachman, LCSW


Our PTSD counselors at Hope For The Journey know how to relate to kids and teens. How do we help?

    1. Earn trust
    2. Build on what works
    3. Heal what hurts
    4. Celebrate the “new” you

State-of-the-art techniques such as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and TF-CBT (Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) help turbo fire the healing process. And we focus on supporting the whole family so that parents get the support they need, too.

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We also have a free PDF available for those of you who want to get straight to work at home feeling better. Check it out here.



  1. Bitsko RH, Holbrook JR, Ghandour RM, Blumberg SJ, Visser SN, Perou R, Walkup J. Epidemiology and impact of healthcare provider diagnosed anxiety and depression among US children. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Published online before print April 24, 2018 [Read summary]
  2. Ghandour RM, Sherman LJ, Vladutiu CJ, Ali MM, Lynch SE, Bitsko RH, Blumberg SJ. Prevalence and treatment of depression, anxiety, and conduct problems in U.S. children. The Journal of Pediatrics, 2018. Published online before print  October 12, 2018 [Read summary]

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