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You Can Help Your Child Get the Tools They Need

As a parent, you want what’s best for your children. But many times, especially in times of tragedy or trauma, your kids may need someone else to join your team to help your kids navigate the hard season.


What’s at Stake?

When a child experiencs a traumatic event, it can turn their world (and your world) upside down. It’s difficult to navigate fear, danger, or a violent event that has had an impact on your child. 

Events that cause fear or trauma in children or teens harms the feeling of safety they once experienced, and rebuilding that sense of safety can be a difficult thing. As the parent or guardian, you may not have the experience or tools needed to rebuild that sense of safety in a child that’s experienced trauma. 

That’s where we come in. 

Did you know?

Symptoms of trauma in children can sometimes take between 3-6 mounts to appear in children.

Common Traumatic Experiences for Children & Teens Can Include:

  • Physical, Sexual, or Psychological Abuse
  • Neglect
  • Sudden or Violent Loss of a Loved One
  • Natural Disasters
  • Accidents, Life-threatening Illness, or Other Medical Events
  • Military Family-Related Stressors (like deployment, parental loss or injury)
  • Family or Community Violence
  • Drug or Alcohol Abuse by a Family Member
  • Divorce
  • Bullying

Symptoms of Trauma in Children Can Include:

  • Increased Thoughts of Death
  • Increased Thoughts of Safety
  • Terror, Helplessness, or Fear
  • Heart Pounding
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of Bowel or Blader Control
  • Problems with Sleeping
  • Problems with Eating
  • Frequent and Intense Anger
  • Problems Paying Attention

The Right Plan

This is our plan to help you overcome the past and get the tools you need for the future

1. Schedule a Consultation

You’ll get a clear understanding of what’s next for you and be matched with the right therapist for your specific needs.

2. Start to See Progress

As you and your therapist walk together, you’ll get a better understanding of how you can heal and start to see measurable improvements.

3. Get the Tools to Overcome.

Becoming the person you were meant to be is a lifelong journey and we help you get the tools you need to navigate that process in a healthy and fulfilling way.

We’re Here for You

Judi Howard, LMHC  is an expert in the use of EMDR and The Safe and Sound Protocol to help children suffering from post-traumatic stress and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) recover. These are forms of treatment that are proven to be effective in the treatment of childhood trauma through countless scientific studies.  

Many people offer EMDR without being properly trained in it’s application. Judi has the highest level of certification available in EMDR and has helped hundreds of children recover from trauma. If your child has experienced a traumatic event please get in touch with us today so that the road to healing can begin.

Rates & Insurance

It’s important that you understand the process and payment details for your sessions. That’s why we’ve made our rates highly transparent and documented. View them here so when you reach out to us, you’ll have a clear idea of next steps. 

Frequently Asked Questions

I've never talked to anyone. I'm used to handling things on my own. Aren't people who go to therapy weak?

Not at all. People who ask for help know when they need it and have the courage to reach out. Everyone needs help now and then. When working with Living Well Therapy & Coaching, we help you explore and identify your strengths and how to implement them to reduce the influence of the problems you are facing.

What's the difference between talking to you or my best friend or family?

The difference is between someone who can do something, and someone who has the training and experience to do that same thing professionally. A mental health professional helps you approach your situation in a new way– teach you new skills, gain different perspectives, listen to you without judgment or expectations, and help you listen to yourself. Furthermore, counseling is completely confidential. You won’t have to worry about others “knowing my business.” Lastly, if your situation provokes a great deal of negative emotion, and you’ve been confiding in a friend or family member, there is the risk that once you are feeling better you could start avoiding that person so you aren’t reminded of this difficult time in your life.

Why Shouldn't I just take medication?

Medication can be effective but it alone cannot solve all issues. Sometimes medication is needed in conjunction with counseling. Our work together is designed to explore and unpack the problems you are experiencing and expand on your strengths that can help you accomplish your personal goals.

How does it work? What do I have to do in sessions?

Because each person has different issues and goals for counseling, it will be different depending on the individual. We tailor our therapeutic approaches to your specific needs.

How long will it take?

Unfortunately, this is not possible to say in a general FAQs page. Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them and the length of time counseling can take to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek counseling in the first place.

I want to get the most out of therapy. What can i do to help?

We are so glad you are dedicated to getting the most out of your sessions. Your active participation and dedication will be crucial to your success.