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Trauma Counseling and Treatment

Trauma is an overwhelming experience that can interfere with the demands and joys of daily living. For children, trauma can affect the way they grow, learn and behave. Some traumatic events are obvious such as a sudden loss of a parent, experiencing violence, witnessing abuse or having a serious illness or medical procedure. Others may be less clear. At Maine Behavioral Healthcare, trained clinicians are here to help support children and adults who have experienced trauma. Services include: 

Trauma Therapy for Children and Adolescents

The effects of exposure to violence and other types of trauma can be diminished with appropriate supports and interventions. Early support for children and families can prevent long lasting problems. The following evidence –based trauma therapies are available at Maine Behavioral Healthcare.

Trauma Therapy for Adults

Maine Behavioral Healthcare offers adult outpatient counseling and therapy services for trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Our expert counselors are here to help at many convenient locations across the state.

Adverse Childhood Experiences

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are stressful or traumatic experiences that happen during the first 18 years of life. One in four Maine children experience two or more ACEs in their home, community or school. Children exposed to multiple ACEs can have higher rates of:

  • Developmental delays and academic problems
  • Anxiety, depression, or behavioral concerns
  • Long-term health issues as adults

The Children's Initiative

The primary mission of the Children’s Initiative is to develop a community-wide trauma-informed system of care for children suffering as a result of experiencing or witnessing violence and trauma.