Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy treats children who have been impacted by traumatic events


What is TF-CBT and Who is It For?

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is the most well-supported and effective treatment for children impacted by trauma. This program is structured and short-term, typically lasting 12-25 sessions.

We've been awarded a grant to form The MetroWest Evidence-based Trauma-Informed Referral & Treatment Initiative for Children (METRIC). METRIC aims to increase access to trauma-focused, evidence-based services for children and adolescents ages 2 to 18, and their families, in school and community-based settings in Waltham, Boston, and surrounding communities. Learn more at

Children and Adolescents

Ages 3-22

Children with Significant Emotional Problems

Which are related to traumatic life events

Impacts of Trauma

TF-CBT helps treat a variety of emotional and behavioral issues associated with trauma and abuse-related experiences. Symptoms of these events include:

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Fear
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Cognitive and Behavioral Problems

Caregiver Involvement

TF-CBT can also help a caregiver's personal distress about their child’s traumatic experience and can improve effective parenting skills and supportive interactions.


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