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CACPPC Therapist:  MacKenzie Lowe, MA, LPC 

 The Children's Alliance Center for Palo Pinto County offers individual services free of charge to confirmed victims of child abuse and their protective family members.

Our clinical counseling staff work closely with clients to determine an individualized treatment program for each child utilizing Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).

It is not unusual for a child to experience the following after a traumatic event has occurred:

  • Nightmares

  • Flashbacks

  • Sadness

  • Anxiety

  • Ange

  • Poor grades

  • Fearfulness

  • Drug/alcohol use

  • Self-harm

Although these can be normal reactions to abuse, it is important for children to learn healthy ways of coping in order to decrease these symptoms. Even if a child does not exhibit any symptoms, it can be extremely beneficial for them to speak with a trained professional to process what happened in order to make sure children understand and feel safe expressing their feelings. With the support of a protective caregiver and effective treatment, a child can recover without long-term negative effects. 

Happy Children
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