Have you been wondering how therapy would actually help your child? Does it seem as if your child is depressed and isn’t “going through a phase?” It’s entirely possible that your child could benefit from therapy and other forms of treatment for the mental health of teenagers. At Insight Treatment, our counselors and therapists have helped so many over the years to improve their mental health through finding the root causes of their problems. There are plenty of benefits to therapy, even if your teen has never been in therapy before.
Discover Through Communication
If you’ve never been to therapy before, it’s natural to be a bit reticent or even concerned about it. However, keep in mind that, for the most part, therapists have people talk about their feelings. Putting your feelings into words, and honestly expressing how you feel can help you to learn more about yourself. Talking through challenging feelings gives you a better opportunity to deal with them in a more positive manner. Professionals at Insight Treatment can help you to better frame your thoughts and feelings, so that you can handle things in a more positive way (among other skills).
Develop Skills and Strength
Many have the misconception that therapy is just talking, just discussing. However, it’s so much more than that. Therapy can help you to build real, lasting inner strength. Through the exploration and discovery of the root causes of your mental health problems, you can build courage and confidence. You can see, in real-time, just how capable you are of living the life that you want. No, it won’t happen overnight. But, in time, through working with a therapist, it is possible.
Many Kinds of Therapy
Another misconception many have about therapy: it’s just one teenager talking to one therapist. Sure, there are one on one sessions here at Insight Treatment. However, there’s much more than that, too. For example, we have teen group therapy as well. In these sessions, teens enter a supportive environment with others their age, facing the same issues and concerns. From there, they can learn from those who are further “down the road to recovery,” so to speak, than they are, all while being there for those who are just starting their path. Speaking of developing skills, this can help with building and growing social skills, too.
Helping the Mental Health of Teenagers for Many Years
Therapy is an important part of treatment, yes, but it’s far from the only way we treat teens here at Insight. Since the very beginning, we’ve always believed that teens are best served by being in an environment with other teens, others their age, that they feel comfortable with. In such an environment, they feel comfortable enough to truly open up and have the opportunity for growth and change. For a free evaluation to see if your teen would be a good fit, you can message us through our site or call us at (888) 295-9995.