If you’ve been looking for strategies to help your teen with a mental health issue, or even for yourself, then you have probably spent some time wandering down the isles of the self-help section and searching for a mental health specialist. But people in this position need to be careful; many of the pop-psychology cure-all fads that top bestseller lists are useless because they are not rigorously tested or even evidence-based in the first place. It is helpful to review the center’s credentials; most psychological practices offer cognitive-behavioral therapy, but finding the right therapist makes all the difference in many cases. Mental health therapies for adolescents and teens can help your adolescent set and achieve goals, cope with stress, and form healthy friendships.
Any form of treatment that claims to be a cure-all for multiple and disparate symptoms is most likely a scam. However, we use a few good therapeutic tools at Beyond Healthcare that do actually have great value for a range of problems, and cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) is one of them. CBT is a rigorous, evidence-based treatment that has been embraced by many mental health professionals across the world, especially in the treatment of teens. It can be used to treat:
- Substance abuse and dependence
- Eating disorders
- Many forms of severe mental illness
A Collaborative Mental Health Solution
Cognitive-behavioral therapy for teens at Beyond Healthcare is holistic, like all of our therapy solutions. We will encourage our teen learners to use their passions and explore new interests to help them stay grounded and healthy in the present. We want your adolescent to open up and grow, so our professionals will use innovative techniques that are relevant to them. Even activities that you may think are time wasters for your teens can be therapeutic.
Will Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Help My Teen?
In addition to the mental health challenges listed above, consider whether your teen exhibits any of the following:
- Symptoms of a previously diagnosed mental health disorder
- Lack of progress with previous weekly outpatient therapies
- Has responded well to previous group therapy settings
- Struggles to connect with other teens
Give a person a fish, and you feed them for a day. Teach them to fish, and you feed them for a lifetime. CBT follows this old motto by letting teens become their own therapists. If your adolescent struggles with challenges with emotions or behavior, this approach will give them tools to help them cope with adversity. It will change the way they think and act, as well as allow them to face their emotions with objective clarity.
Contact Beyond Healthcare Today
Call us at 833.698.0453 and begin your journey to a holistic solution that is convenient for you and your family. We want to create an effective care plan that is individualized for each of our learners.
After scheduling an initial appointment, we will set up a mental health assessment interview between your teen and one of our mental health professionals. This will give us a better understanding of their thinking, problem-solving, and coping skills. Whether your teen needs help with individual and group therapy or medication management, Beyond Healthcare can help.
Don’t feel like you and those you love are alone. You need to feel connected for the best mental health outcomes. Therapy alone isn’t enough for most teens or mental healthcare patients in general. Our approach at Beyond Healthcare is to create a supportive and inclusive community for our teens, which means we will connect you with other families and alumni, not just our professionals. Find out more about our Community Connections program. We accept both Medicaid and private insurance.