Stirling Behavioral Health Institute

  Mental Health Services Provider

  6931 Van Nuys Blvd. #102 

  Phone (818) 376-0134 
  Fax (818) 376-1437



Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy


What is Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)?

TF-CBT is a 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 incorporates trauma-sensitive interventions with cognitive behavioral, family, and humanistic principles and techniques.
Children and parents learn 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.


Who is TF-CBT for?

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. This treatment can be used with children and adolescents who have experienced a single trauma or multiple traumas in their life.
Children or adolescents experiencing traumatic grief can also benefit from this treatment.