Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is an evidence-based, conjoint child and parent psychotherapy approach for children and adolescents who are experiencing significant emotional and behavioral difficulties related to traumatic life events. The treatment model supports children and parents by providing them with new skills to help process thoughts and feelings related to traumatic life events; manage and resolve distressing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors related traumatic life events; and enhance safety, growth, parenting skills, and family communication.

TF-CBT is designed to be a relatively short-term treatment, typically lasting 12 to 16 sessions. Over 80 percent of traumatized children who receive TF-CBT experience significant improvement after 12 to 16 weeks of treatment. TF-CBT has proved successful with children and adolescents (ages 3 to 18) who have significant emotional problems (e.g., symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder, fear, anxiety, or depression) related to traumatic life events. Although TF-CBT was initially developed for children and adolescents, it has been found to be equally effective for those over 18.

Areas of Treatment

OUR CLINICAL TEAM

Dr. Jennifer Hartstein

Psy.D.

Jaime Gleicher

LMSW

Jennifer Jamgochian, LMSW

Jennifer Jamgochian

LMSW

Kiara Moore

PhD, LCSW

Jessica Oppenheimer

Jessica Oppenheimer

LCSW

Emily Roberts

MA, LPC

Alison Trenk MA LCSW

Alison Trenk

MA, LCSW

Tracey Weiss

LCSW

Guiding children, teens, adults and families toward lasting change and lives worth living. Specialists in dialectical and cognitive behavioral therapies (DBT and CBT).

  • Anxiety (including Obsessive-Compulsive disorder, panic attacks, school refusal and social phobia)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Anger Management
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Depression
  • Emotion regulation issues
  • Family problems
  • Impulsivity and Behavior Problems
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-esteem issues