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Velaski-Schmit earns trauma certification

Karen Velaski Schmit

Karen Velaski Schmit, LICSW, of Lakeland Mental Health has been nationally certified by the Center for Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents as a Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral therapist. 

Criteria for certification included on line training, face to face training, participation in a learning collaborative, consultation calls, and completion of trauma treatment cases with children.

Trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy is a time limited, evidenced based practice that is used to treat children who have experienced various traumas, including medical trauma, the traumatic death of a loved one, natural disaster, and various forms of abuse. 

It has been proven to decrease symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, and other childhood behavior problems.

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