Parent Counseling

Secondary trauma is very common among parents as they grapple with grief over traumatic experiences of their child.  While much of the focus is on helping a child victim heal ad build resilience, Dawn provides counseling for parents, foster and adoptive parents, and caregivers who have experienced secondary trauma or who are looking to better understand the impact of trauma on their child.

Also known as compassion fatigue, secondary trauma is a natural but disruptive by-product of working with traumatized children or other family members.

Symptoms can include:

  • Guilt
  • Anger
  • Numbness
  • Sadness
  • Helplessness
  • Withdrawal
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Appetite change
  • Hyper-vigilance
  • Preoccupation with trauma

How can we help your family?

We are currently accepting new patients.