Teen Individual Therapy

Individual therapy is a primary treatment for teens struggling with their mental health or substance abuse. Individual teen therapy is a structured approach to teen treatment that allows your adolescent to have a closed discussion about their lives with one of our licensed therapists. This one-on-one therapy enables closed-off adolescents to open up about personal encounters and issues they’re currently struggling with in their life.

Importance of Teen Therapy

Why Individual Teen Therapy is Important

Every teenager experiences hardships at one stage or another, whether it be teenage drug abuse, teen depression, lack of motivation, and more. As your teen gets older, you may notice that there are situations they chose to hide from you. Keeping secrets is relatively normal behavior when children grow up. However, there are cases where this kind of behavior can lead to alarming situations like the hardships previously mentioned.
With the help of Individual teen therapy, adolescents learn to let down their guard and grow from experiences through the help of professional counselor. Teens are encourage to be fully open and transparent without fear of being ridiculed. Building trust with teenagers is paramount for them to have the courage to speak honestly.
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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

There are many types of teen individual therapy we utilize at Key Healthcare. This variety allows us to use the teen therapy that best fits the needs of your child. Individual sessions will take place weekly and various activities in line with the therapy type will be used to help your teen work through their issues.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Teen Group Therapy by Key Healthcare

Teen Group Therapy in Los Angeles, CA

Key Healthcare provides group therapy for teenagers as a part of our treatment programs. Group therapy will be held throughout the week alongside individual therapy sessions. To learn more about our intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization, residential, and extended care programs, contact us today.

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Insurances We Accept

Up to 100% of the Costs Covered by Insurance

Key Healthcare works with a majority of health insurance providers and depending on your plan, 100% of the costs may be covered. Verify your insurance to get more information about your coverage.
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