Seeking help for troubled teens should start with seeking help from a local therapist. Most parents know that adolescent years can be challenging, especially if you have a troubled teen. Although adolescence can be filled with emotional upheaval, sometimes a troubled child needs professional help.
There are times when a child’s struggles are “over-the-top” and they require therapeutic intervention from a local therapist. This many include teenagers who are having difficult time with mental health issues, substance abuse, high-risk sexual activity, and other self-harming behaviors. For help finding a local therapist to provide therapeutic intervention for troubled teens call us today.
When should a parent seek the help of a local therapist? When you start to see the warning signs, such as; substance abuse, loneliness, intense anger, poor school performance, depression, or extreme isolation and withdrawal.
Other signs that your troubled child needs help is when there is no logical reason for school failure and truancy, willful defiance toward parents and authority, running away from home, choosing high-risk friends, impulsive out-of-control dangerous behavior, and getting in trouble with law enforcement. Moreover, if you see self-injury, such as cutting, burning, and branding, then get help now.
Local therapy is a good place to start with children that struggling at home and school. To locate a local therapist, it is beneficial to contact your insurance company for a list of adolescent therapists in your area. If you don’t have insurance when calling therapists, ask them if they accept sliding scales according to your income. Check your yellow pages for local Mental Health Services in your area or ask your Pediatrician or Family Doctor for a referral.
Therapists for troubled adolescents provide therapeutic assistance and therapeutic intervention to troubled teens in crisis. When teenagers need an out-of-home placement because traditional talk therapy has failed, parents look to therapeutic programs specifically created to provide residential treatment for adolescents.
For more information about finding a local therapist or residential treatment center call us immediately.