Treatment Programs for Teens with Low Self Esteem in Los Angeles
Understanding Teenage Low-Self Esteem
What is Low Self-Esteem in Teens?
Teen Low Self-Esteem Causes
Causes of Low Self Esteem in Teenagers
Many factors can contribute to low self-esteem in adolescence, and oftentimes it’s not just one reason. For some teenagers, it may be due to academic pressures or bullying from classmates. Other teens may feel like they don’t fit in with their peers. Another common cause of low self-esteem in teens is feeling insecure about one’s appearance. In some cases, these issues can escalate, leading to out of control behavior. If you’re wondering where can I send my out of control teenager, we offer specialized programs for such situations.
Teen Low Self-Esteem
Signs and Effects of Low Self-Esteem in Teens
POOR PERFORMANCE IN SCHOOL
Teens with low self-esteem often have trouble succeeding in school. They may miss class, have difficulty paying attention, or struggle to complete assignments.
Since teens with low self-esteem may feel like they are not good enough, they may start to withdraw from friends and activities that they used to enjoy. This can continue to decrease their self-esteem even further.
ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION
Low self-esteem can lead to anxiety and depression. Teens with low self-esteem often have negative thoughts about themselves, leading to feelings of sadness and loneliness. They may also constantly worry what other think of them.
Teens may turn to illicit drugs or alcohol to cope with their self-esteem issues. This puts them at a higher risk for substance abuse. The physical effects of substance abuse can further lower self-esteem as well.
Low self-esteem is also a common sign and cause of eating disorders, such as anorexia and bulimia. Teens may start to believe that they need to change their appearance in order to be accepted.
In extreme cases, low self-esteem can lead to thoughts of suicide. Teens may believe the only way to deal with their low self-esteem is to end their life. If you think your teen is in danger, it's important to get help right away.
Teen Low Self-Esteem Treatment Options
Treatment Programs for Teens with Low Self-Esteem in Los Angeles, CA
Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP)
Our teen outpatient program to improve low self-esteem takes place 9 hours per week over the course of 4-12 weeks. Your teen will participate in therapy sessions that help them work through the reasons for their low self-esteem.
Partial Hospitalization Treatment (PHP)
Our adolescent PHP to improve low self-esteem takes place 8 hours per day, 5 days a week, for 3-4 weeks. Teens will attend therapy sessions where they will develop the coping skills needed to handle their self-esteem and treat underlying mental health issues.
Teen Residential Treatment Program
Our male-only teen extended care to improve low self-esteem is a combination of our partial hospitalization program and sober living. Your teen will have around-the-clock support to treat all mental health and substance abuse issues related to his low self-esteem.