Category Archives: Types of Therapy

What is the Relapse Prevention Model?

Relapse Prevention Therapy is a type of cognitive-behavioral therapy. It primarily treats addiction and substance abuse but also treats mental health disorders like depression, OCD, and more. According to a foundational study on Relapse Prevention (RP), the therapy “seeks to identify high-risk situations in which an individual is vulnerable to relapse and to use both […]

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What is Seeking Safety?

Seeking Safety is a relatively modern evidence-based treatment model that treats co-occurring posttraumatic stress disorder and substance abuse. Lisa M. Najavits, Ph.D. began developing the Seeking Safety treatment model in the 1990s, with assistance from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. She published the research-based Seeking Safety treatment manual in 2002. Substance Abuse and PTSD […]

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Does DBT Work for Teen Depression?

Chances are, you’ve probably heard of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). In the world of teen mental health treatment, DBT has been gaining more and more popularity over the years. Whether you first learned about it from a friend, family member, your child’s school counselor or therapist, or even Selena Gomez, there’s a reason why therapists […]

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RTC vs. Wilderness Camp vs. Boarding School and More

If your teen received a recommendation to attend a rehab center for his or her diagnosed substance abuse, mental health, or behavioral issue, you might be a bit overwhelmed at all the available options. Residential treatment centers, inpatient hospitalization, wilderness camps, therapeutic boarding schools, military schools…What’s the difference? Read on as we delve into some […]

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Comprehensive DBT vs. DBT-Informed Teen Rehab Centers

There are many rehab centers that offer Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) treatment for teens. But you may notice that some treatment centers specify that they are “comprehensive,” while others note that they are “DBT-informed.” What’s the difference? When Dr. Marsha Linehan developed Dialectical Behavior Therapy in the 1980s, she delineated four components of treatment. These four […]

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The Benefits of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Teens

Helping Children with Mental Health Challenges In May of 2014, the Centers for Disease Control released the first ever comprehensive, federally funded report on the state of children’s mental health in the U.S. Using data collected between the years 2005 and 2011, the report estimates that close to twenty percent of children ages 3-17 experience […]

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Contemporary Family Therapy

When it comes to treating substance abuse and mental health in teens, it’s important to ensure the family is included in the treatment program. Incorporating the family, at the right time, is paramount to long-term recovery. What is Family Therapy? Family therapy can take place in many ways. Some family therapy sessions will include the […]

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