You may have wondered how to tell the difference between natural growing pains in a child or teen and behavior that is a sign of more
serrious trouble.Changes within the family or changed relationships hit adolescents particularly hard. Different from adults, adolescents cannot draw on positive solution strategies from their
What is important when working with adolescents is to form a working alliance with the child's parents or caregivers. To achieve positive changes, the child's environment is just as important as the work we do in therapy. Parents and family members should work on trying to understand the problem just as much as the child to be able to create a positive foundation for the therapy success.
Our therapies for adolescents focus on the following areas:
Counseling, testing and other outpatient services are provided by experienced, licensed professionals with expertise in behavioral health, mental health, substance abuse and co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders. A comprehensive treatment plan is developed with the patient to guide the care process and define services utilized. Appropriate involvement of key individuals in the child's or teen’s life is highly encouraged.
These services are characterized by sessions with a professionally licensed therapist that specializes in the treatment of the specific problem or problems of the individual/family/group. Frequency and length of treatment are determined by the accomplishment of mutually established treatment goals.