Kids are the future and must be protected. Unfortunately, life isn't always predictable, and death, abuse, and violence can cause trauma at early ages. Youth trauma must be treated sensitively to avoid alienating or further traumatizing kids and teens. Here are some techniques that qualified counselors can use to help young people work through their trauma.
1. Play Therapy
Talking about traumatic events can be upsetting for anyone, especially kids who do not yet have the emotional resiliency and maturity of adults.
If you've been out for years, you may initially think you're past the point of needing therapy or help dealing with challenges related to your gender identity and sexual preferences. You are strong for having worked through things without having consulted a therapist so far. But there's no need to continue pushing forward and facing things all alone. Today, there are plenty of great LGBTQ+ therapists out there. Here are some signs you can benefit from seeing one — even if you've been out for years.