Teen Individual Therapy
Importance of Teen Therapy
Why Individual Teen Therapy is Important
Understanding Teen Individual Therapy
How Does Teen Individual Therapy Work?
Teen individual therapy consists of one-on-one meetings, usually lasting 50 minutes to an hour, between a therapist and the teen. During these sessions, teens discuss issues they are struggling with, such as substance abuse, depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues. The therapist will help the teen understand their feelings and thought patterns, identify any possible underlying causes for the issues, and work with them to develop healthy coping strategies. At Key Healthcare, teens will attend individual therapy sessions at least once a week.
In some cases, when the issues are more severe or the teen needs a more immersive therapeutic environment, our residential treatment center for teens can be an effective solution. This program provides a safe and supportive environment where teens can focus entirely on their recovery.
Individual Therapy Types
Types of Teen Individual Therapy
COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY
CBT aims to identify and change negative thinking and behavior patterns. CBT is based on the idea that their emotions influence how people think and act and that if you change your thinking, you can change your emotions and behavior.
Motivational interviewing helps teens recognize that they’re not alone in their struggles and that there are resources to help them. It’s a respectful way to help them explore their issues and work with them to find solutions.
DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOR THERAPY
DBT helps teenagers learn the best ways to manage their emotions, work through difficult situations, and develop healthy coping skills. It helps teens accept who they are while also changing their negative behaviors.
ACCEPTANCE AND COMMITMENT THERAPY
ACT for teenagers teaches them how to better handle the adolescent years in a productive way. The goal is to help teens accept the things they can’t change and commit to taking the necessary actions to change areas in their control.