Thank you for your reply.
She did do group therapy numerous times. Her longest stretch was for about 9mths when she lived in a Pre-Adolescent Treatment Program. She also has been in a children's pyschiatric ward a few times and did group there. But the longest she was in one of those was a month. She is withdrawn in group but is open in one on one counselling. Though when she does one on one she talks about herself in the ways of how important she is and doesn't talk about her problems. It's like she is embellishing on things to make her self esteem better, if that makes any sense.
Her mental health issues and past trauma have made for a complex child that I don't know how to help sometimes. And honestly, it seems like she gets put on the sidelines when her sister is ill. Her sister's illness has involved many hospital stays so I feel like I haven't always given the attention that my oldest needs and that I am sure doesn't help with her anxiety.
*sigh* if only parenting was easier.
Mom to 5 special children
14yr old- GAD, PTSD, ODD, LD
12 yr old- Crohn's Disease-total Colectomy Feb 09, PTSD, Dystymia, JRA, Asthma
11 yr old- Globally Developmentally Delayed, Low Cognitive Functioning, PTSD
10 yr old(almost)- Epilepsy, Unspecified Social/Emotional Disorder, PTSD, LD
32mth old-Bright and Happy