Category Archives: Types of Therapy

Self-Injury Treatment Programs for Non-Suicidal Teens

Treatment for Teens Who Engage in Self-Injury But Aren’t Suicidal When parents discover their teen engages in the maladaptive pattern of behavior mental health professionals call non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI), the first question most ask themselves is why. That’s after the initial shock fades, of course. Learning their teenage child intentionally harms themselves can be confusing […]

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The Best Options for Mental Health Treatment in Los Angeles

Mental Health Treatment Helps Teens Become The Best Version of Themselves The past year has been eventful, to say the least. The events started early. The early spring brought the pandemic. The summer brought months of protests around racial and social justice. The fall brought the national elections, followed by upheaval around various election-related events […]

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Choosing a Teen Depression Center and Level of Care

Integrated Treatment for Teens With Depression When your teenager is diagnosed with clinical depression – known as major depressive disorder (MDD) – you have practical decisions to make. For the purposes of this article, we assume your teen received a full evaluation from a licensed mental health professional. We further assume you arranged a consultation […]

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What are the Latest Treatments for Depression in Teenagers?

Modern Teen Depression Treatment: The Medical Model and Integrated Treatment To understand the latest developments in depression treatment for teenagers, it’s helpful to understand the history of depression treatment. We won’t go back far, because evidence-based treatment for mental health disorders, as we know it, is a relatively new field. Most people understand that what […]

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When Is it Time for Inpatient Treatment for Teenage Depression?

How to Know When Your Teen Needs Inpatient Treatment for Depression When your teen first started showing signs of depression, you probably thought what most parents think. Here are some things we bet you told yourself: It’s a phase. It’s typical teen moodiness. Teens’ mood swings are impossible to decipher. I was up and down […]

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How to Get a Child to Go to Residential Treatment

If you’re the parent of a child with a mental health, behavioral, or alcohol/substance use disorder, you know it’s your responsibility to get them the best treatment and support available. Once they receive a comprehensive evaluation, assessment, and referral for treatment – the first step on the recovery journey – your next step is deciding […]

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What is Radical Acceptance and How Can it Help Me?

Core DBT Skills: Radical Acceptance If you’ve heard of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), then you’ve probably heard of radical acceptance. Maybe your child mentioned it, or maybe their therapist told you about it. Maybe you’ve seen the phrase as you researched DBT online. This article will give you an expanded understanding of radical acceptance, and […]

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Does My Teen Have Paranoia?

What Clinical Paranoia Looks Like in Teens Your teenage son mutters about people following him. He says everyone is against him. Your teenage daughter is suspicious about friends and family. She insists people spy on her. Are they clinically paranoid? Do they have schizophrenia? Is it severe anxiety? Or is it nothing to worry about? […]

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