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Teen Social Anxiety Treatment in Los Angeles

As a parent, it’s natural to want your teen to be confident and social. But for some teens, social situations can make them feel extremely anxious. If this is the case, your teen may suffer from social anxiety disorder (SAD). Social anxiety can get in the way of interacting with others, and also make participating in activities very difficult. If your teen is struggling with social anxiety, know that you’re not alone.

Understanding Teen Social Anxiety

What is Social Anxiety Disorder in Teens?

Social anxiety disorder is an intense fear of social situations. It can include a fear of being judged, embarrassed, or rejected in social settings. For teens with SAD, even everyday activities like talking to teachers or eating lunch in the cafeteria can be extremely anxiety-producing.

Teen Social Anxiety Causes

What Causes Teenage Social Anxiety?

The exact cause of teenage SAD is not known, but it may be due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Teens who have close family members with anxiety or other mental health disorders may be more likely to develop SAD. Additionally, bullying or other negative experiences in childhood may increase the risk of social anxiety in teens.

Teenage Social Anxiety Signs

Signs of Social Anxiety Disorder in Teens

The signs of SAD can vary from teen to teen but there are common things to look out for. Some common signs that could indicate teen social anxiety disorder include:

PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS

You may notice physical symptoms in your child such as trembling, sweating, a fast heart rate, or stomach problems when in social situations.

NEGATIVE SELF-TALK

Teens with social anxiety may put themselves down frequently. They can say things such as, "I'm not good enough" or "Everybody is going to laugh at me."

CHANGES IN INTERESTS

Since many activities require social interaction, teenagers may suddenly lose interest in activities that they used to enjoy like sports or clubs.

AVOIDING SOCIAL SITUATIONS

Your teen may start skipping after school activities, declining invitations to hang out with friends, or simply not want to leave the house.

SCHOOL REFUSAL

In some cases, social anxiety can become so debilitating that your teen may refuse to go to school altogether or they may skip classes with group work.

FEAR OF EMBARRASSMENT

Your teen may be afraid of doing anything that could embarrass them. They may worry about social situations for days or weeks beforehand.

Teen Social Anxiety Treatment Options

Teen Social Anxiety Treatment in Los Angeles, CA

If you’re concerned that your teen may be suffering from SAD, there are teen social anxiety treatment options available. Key Healthcare provides teen social anxiety treatment with individualized treatment plans. If you are interested in learning more about our teenage social anxiety treatment, contact us today. Additionally, if your teenager’s behavior is becoming increasingly difficult to manage, we also offer troubled teenager programs that can provide the help and support your family needs.

Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP)

Our adolescent IOP program for social anxiety 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 social anxiety.

Partial Hospitalization Treatment (PHP)

Our partial hospitalization program for teen social anxiety takes place 8 hours a day, 5 days per week, for 3-4 weeks. Teens will attend therapy sessions where they will develop the coping skills needed to improve their social anxiety symptoms and treat underlying mental health issues.

Teen Residential Treatment Program

Key Healthcare’s teen residential treatment program is a 45-60 day program in Malibu, California, where adolescents receive the highest level of care, with 24/7 support.

Extended Care

Our male-only extended care treatment for adolescent social anxiety 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 social anxiety.

Individual and Group Therapy

We utilize a variety of group therapy for adolescents to treat social anxiety in teens and dual-diagnosis substance abuse, including cognitive behavioraldialectical behavior, and acceptance and commitment therapy. During sessions, teens will learn how to process feelings related to social anxiety.

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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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