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Individual Therapy Counseling for Teens

At Teen Treatment Center, our treatment programs are designed to help your teen overcome their behavioral problems while treating any underlying issues that may be contributing to their substance abuse and/or decline in mental health. We recognize that no two patients are alike, and we tailor treatment plans to our patients specific needs.

Our individualized treatment approach allows us to treat the physical, psychological and emotional needs of each patient. Your teen’s primary therapist will play a vital role in their healing process and will coordinate with other departments to develop their treatment plan. Together, our treatment team has decades of experience providing treatment for troubled teens and is dedicated to restoring your family.

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What Is Individual Therapy?

Individual therapy is a form of counseling that occurs in a one-on-one environment between a patient and a counselor. These sessions can be formal, with a pre-set curriculum, or self-directed, in which the patient guides the course of each appointment.

In an individual counseling session, patients are free to express themselves about sensitive subjects in a safe, contained, and confidential environment. Counselors are highly trained in how to be respectful and professional throughout any discussions, helping patients to delve deep into their inner selves to identify problems, explore complex feelings, and make positive life changes.

Individual therapy is also frequently known as psychotherapy. In psychotherapy sessions, highly trained psychologists or psychiatrists will use scientifically-approved approaches to help develop more effective, healthier habits. This can range from perspective on the world to coping with substance abuse, helping a myriad of patients to find customized solutions for the problems that plague them. Psychotherapy can stand alone as its own form of treatment or can be paired with medications and other therapeutic outlets for increased efficacy.

Psychotherapy has numerous applications, including:

Our individualized treatment approach allows us to treat the physical, psychological and emotional needs of each patient. Your teen’s primary therapist will play a vital role in their healing process and will coordinate with other departments to develop their treatment plan. Together, our treatment team has decades of experience providing treatment for troubled teens and is dedicated to restoring your family.

Individual Therapy for Teens

History of Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy has a long, rich history in the field of psychology. The modern concept first emerged with the psychoanalytical research perpetuated by Sigmund Freud, but forms of talk therapy date back thousands of years to the ancient Greeks.

While one-on-one communication isn't a recent concept, the use of a "talking care" for psychological treatment is relatively new. The term "psycho-therapeia" was coined in 1853 by Walter Cooper Dendy, with Freud's research debuting around the turn of the twentieth century. Soon after, Alfred Adler and Carl Jung forged ahead with new ideas related to psychological functioning and change, legitimizing the field of psychology as a true medical and scientific approach to healthcare.

The mid-1900s saw even more growth and progression, and by 1960, doctors had developed over 60 forms of psychotherapy, many of which are still in use today. Psychotherapy is now regarded as an extremely legitimate and effective course of treatment, with an estimated 59 million Americans receiving psychotherapy and other mental health treatments.

Types of Psychotherapy

Individual TherapyPsychotherapy, while a common term, refers to a number of forms of treatment that may or may not apply to all patients. In general, a consultation is required with a psychotherapist in order to determine the best course of therapy.

Psychodynamic Therapy

Psychodynamic therapy relies on the conclusion that emotional problems stem from unconscious conflicts, like challenges or traumatic events, that originated in childhood or have been blocked from memory. This kind of therapy is designed to help patients by recovering memories and working through the complexities that surround them.

Interpersonal Therapy

Interpersonal therapy is a form of psychotherapy that revolves around relationships with family members, friends, and romantic partners. It is often used to improve communication efforts, build self-esteem, and foster healthier connections with other people. Interpersonal therapy can be used to address mental illness and depression related to grief or loss, relationship conflicts, and role transitions.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) focuses on changing the perceptions that a patient has of himself as well as the world around him. Through this process, a therapist will help patients to establish new ways of thinking, including redefining "right" and "wrong" to help those in need gain a healthier viewpoint on life and self. CBT is highly effective for those with depression and anxiety disorders.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

A modified form of cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is often used to treat higher risk patients. This practice works to help patients to identify triggers to poor behavior while teaching coping techniques to regulate unhealthy reactions. DBT is very popular in treating teens with substance abuse problems, focusing on principles of acceptance and change to overcome dependency.

At Teen Treatment Center, we utilize several different forms of psychotherapy, including cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy. In an effort to provide the best possible help for your child, we will work with him to determine which approach to individual counseling will provide the best results.

Individual Therapy vs Group Therapy

Group therapy and individual therapy are both very popular techniques to address substance abuse challenges.

Individual therapy provides a close, intimate environment in which to disclose beliefs, challenges, fears, and more. Many psychotherapy sessions are deeply personal and generally confidential, offering patients a safe space to address problems, change behaviors, and build confidences.

Group therapy is an inclusive experience, pairing the benefits of therapy with the strength and support of a peer support group. While the topics discussed in group therapy may be less personal or confidential than individual discussions, a group atmosphere reassures patients that they are not alone and provides a format in which to learn from others fighting the same battles.

All patients at Teen Treatment Center receive both group therapy and individual therapy, providing a multifaceted approach to ensure the best possible chance at success.

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Restore Your Teen Today

At Teen Treatment Center, our individual therapy seeks to help teens identify the causes of their drug abuse, whether they use to escape a bad situation at school, avoid pressures at home, or simply to feel numb to the world. By evaluating these kinds of causes that can affect teens during this vulnerable, frightening times in their lives, we can harness their energy and attention back into healthy outlets.

Our individual therapy programs are designed to directly address your teen's unique needs, building on his personality traits, intrinsic belief systems, and behavioral dynamics to create a one-of-kind approach to sobriety.

If you are seeking a way to help your teen overcome the devastating effects of substance abuse and addiction, Teen Treatment Center is here to make a difference. Contact us today at (844) 319-5239 any time, day or night, to speak to a member of our intake team. All consultations are strictly confidential.


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