Natasha has worked hard to conquer her once paralyzing fear.
The 14-year-old was standing on the corner waiting for the bus when she was mugged by two strangers. The traumatic event prevented Natasha from using the bus or visiting the nearby park without having a physical reaction of anxiety.
Natasha’s world became smaller and after months of retreating from her normal social activities, her mother sought help at Washburn. Through Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, an evidence based practice that helps children process traumatic events, her therapist helped Natasha through the healing process so that she could bravely ride the bus and resume her social activities.
“Washburn’s assistance and the therapist’s care has made a huge, positive impact on my child’s functioning, and on her relationships with myself and her siblings.”