Why Choose Teen Treatment Centers Programs- Depression Therapy
The anguish caused by stressful and traumatic events can seriously affect a teen well into her adult years. In fact, according to youth.gov, about one in every four or five youth meet the criteria for developing lifelong mental impairments. This can include mood, behavior, anxiety, and substance abuse disorders.
Teen treatment programs allow struggling adolescents to enter a safe, therapeutic environment where they will face the modern challenges causing them distress. In many cases, these are residential treatment programs staffed by a diverse range of professionals specializing in the issues of adolescence.
Sometimes the problems and stressors at home cause a vicious cycle of negative emotions and behaviors. It’s nearly impossible for a teen to take a step back and honestly assess how her current situation is contributing to self-destructive behaviors. Often, people who aren’t experts on mental health attempt to fix the symptoms rather than the underlying emotional issues causing the symptoms. That approach will never work. Recovery can only be made possible by dealing with the root cause of depression directly.
When a teen gets a chance to leave her toxic environment, she can reset the thought processes leading to compulsive, negative behaviors. Trained therapists create individual programming that allows each teen to examine her life and set goals for lasting change. The therapeutic group environment empowers the teen to create positive, lasting change. As your teen develops new skills and coping mechanisms, she becomes better equipped to deal with the challenges that were once stunting her growth.
Who Do Teen Treatment Programs Help?
Youth struggling with a variety of issues get help from teen treatment programs. While some of these programs offer specialized care (substance abuse, behavioral issues, bipolar disorder, teen depression, suicidal thoughts, drug use, etc.) others holistically treat a struggling teen.
Teens enter treatment for several reasons. Some are dealing with more severe cases of anxiety or depression. Others struggle with high-risk behaviors or substance abuse. Some teens have suffered abuse or a traumatic experience and are having difficulties processing and coping with these devastating events. Oftentimes, teens in a treatment program have complex issues that simple one on one therapy sessions don’t seem to help.
If a teen has significant struggles at home or in school and displays behaviors making her a danger to herself or others, a treatment program can be beneficial. In such instances, time away from families and the stressors at home may be beneficial, causing the teen to take a step back from habitual thoughts and the behaviors causing problems.
Teen treatment programs, like Solstice East in North Carolina, have successfully treated young women having difficulties navigating adolescence. Solstice East offers a program for girls ages 14-18 trying to cope with personal struggles. This can include ADHD, anxiety, abuse, and trauma, grief, attachment issues, eating disorders, Asperger’s, low self-esteem, and troubles with social interaction. More importantly, the whole person gets treatment, not just a diagnosis or list of problem behaviors.
How Does Solstice East Help Teen Girls Struggling to Succeed?
Solstice East, a teen treatment program in North Carolina, offers a gender-specific program where girls get help with their challenges and struggles. The comfortable, supportive environment gives girls a chance to face the issues impacting them the most. Solstice East has expert staff trained specifically in the dynamic needs of young women.
At our program, each young woman is viewed as a hero. She faced struggles, setbacks, and insecurities. She comes to us in need of guidance and support so she can continue her hero’s journey to happiness, independence, and wellness. We help her discover her strengths amid her chaotic life. We teach her how to use those strengths as she journeys through her adolescence. She uses her strengths during our academic, experiential, and service activities. Soon, she finds a renewed sense of purpose and starts believing in herself. She returns home from her journey with a healthy state of mind and a sense of faith in her community.
How do we help her with this journey? We offer a holistic approach to enhancing every aspect of the young woman’s life. We don’t just treat the problem behavior; we help her discover the underlying thought patterns and causes behind the behavior. Our intensive therapy is designed around the unique needs of today’s young women. We offer adventure therapy and experiential activities where young women discover more about themselves during these engaging group sessions. Our students learn healthier, more productive ways to deal with life’s stressors including meditation and yoga.
Therapeutic Success at Solstice East
Solstice East is dedicated to changing the lives of young women by creating an atmosphere where therapy is welcoming, engaging, and effective. We offer several opportunities for young women to succeed. We learn about each of our students and prepare an individualized plan of success. Our students have daily opportunities to learn and grow using a variety of therapeutic interventions ranging from mental to physical and everything in between. You can read about these innovative strategies right here on our blog to get a feel for the techniques.
Students who come to us often have complex emotional and behavioral issues that keep them from living the life they want. We make sure we have the best staff to help our students become successful. We know the therapeutic alliance between staff and students is crucial for the healing process. This is why we hire the most qualified candidates and provide regular training- as a kind of insurance, showing that we have all the personal and professional tools to positively impact our students’ lives.
Using proven, evidence-based therapies, such as trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, we help students get to the root of their issues and teach skills to better cope with life’s everyday challenges. Therapeutic groups allow the girls to be a source of support and inspiration for each other. During these groups, many young women find they can let their guard down and honestly discuss their issues. Also, we offer engaging, therapeutic opportunities like equine-assisted therapy and adventure therapy so our young women learn by doing.
Our strong focus on mending the often-strained family relationships is crucial to the success of the program. Once a student returns to her family, we make sure the family has all the knowledge and tools for a stronger family dynamic. This makes the gains in treatment continue well into the young woman’s future.
Admissions for Parents and Teens: Opportunities for Academic Growth
Behavioral and mental health issues directly impact a student’s success. Many girls come to our program falling behind in school. Some may have learning difficulties like attention deficit disorder or difficulties processing information. Others lack motivation or productive study habits to succeed in modern classrooms.
Whatever the reason, struggling in academics can be a significant blow to a teen’s self-esteem and desire to grow. After all, when a teen sees others that just seem to “get it” she may feel inferior or isolated from her peers. This is particularly true if she has trouble recognizing these feelings as signs of depression.
Solstice East provides individualized attention for each of our students. We assess a student’s academic struggles and develop a plan for success. Our small classrooms with no more than 10 students offer opportunities to adapt education to each student’s unique needs.
Also, our students’ academics are fully integrated with the clinical program. This means the entire team is designed to help your daughter is not only focusing on her well-being but also her academic success. This provides a more well-rounded approach to growth than just being enrolled in a therapeutic day school.
Since our academic program operates year-round, teens have the opportunity to catch up on missing credits. We also offer independent study courses as another way to earn the credits necessary to graduate high school. If a student is returning to her home school, we make sure we offer courses that meet her district’s requirements.
But earning credits is just the beginning. As a student starts succeeding in school, motivation and pride start surfacing in other areas of life. Someone who was once overwhelmed by the pressures of school begins to discover just how capable she is at being successful and independent. To access parent resources and gain a firmer understanding of how our institution can help, call Solstice East at 855-672-7058.