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Therapy Treatment for Teens

Group Therapy for Teens

Teens and young adults spend almost all their time in groups.

Whether in class, hanging out with friends or playing sports, social interaction is crucial for proper development.

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What is group therapy?

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Counseling sessions are held in a group and led by one or two therapists – is especially effective in treating young people with substance abuse and mental health concerns.

It gives teens and young adults an engaging and fluid environment in which to share and process their challenges. Because of its supportive, encouraging and social nature, it is a common treatment method for this age group.

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How does group therapy work for teens and young adults?

In addition to conventional clinical settings, age-specific group therapy can take on a number of forms including art sessions, time in the outdoors and recreational activities.

Regardless of the format, the models used remain consistent:

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What type of group therapy can be used?

The type of group therapy your counselor uses will change depending on what the session is intended to treat. Anger management, relapse prevention and trauma treatment all require different models.

These sessions typically last one and a half to two hours, with a typical group therapy session following an outline such as:

  • Welcome and Introduction- 15 to 20 minutes
  • Review of the Week- 20 to 30 minutes
  • General Discussion- 45 minutes
  • Recap and Next Steps- 15 to 20 minutes

Mental Health Treatment Options

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Depression Treatment

Depression is more than just feeling down for a few days — symptoms are long lasting and can affect you in many ways.

Anxiety & Bi-Polar Treatment

Anxiety disorders are thought patterns of fear, dread, and uneasiness that affect other aspects of your life.

Trauma & PTSD Treatment

Trauma is the emotional response to a specific event like an accident, sexual abuse, or a natural disaster.

ADHD & Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment

ADHD is marked by difficulty focusing, controlling impulsive behaviors, and over-activity.

Who benefits from group therapy?

Group therapy can help teens and young adults across the addiction spectrum.

The facilitator will select the proper model based on the group’s needs and demographics (age, gender, concern, etc).

Group therapy not only helps teens and young adults address their situations, but also builds strong social skills. The relationships and abilities that come from hearing about others’ situations and supporting one another is invaluable in learning how to approach life in a productive way.

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Group therapy for substance abuse and addiction

This type of therapy is especially effective in treating addiction because it plays to our intrinsically social nature. As humans, we tend to gravitate towards groups.

This reduces the isolation, depression and shame that result from substance abuse, while seeing examples of others’ recovery, opening up about your experiences and receiving support go a long way in reinforcing positive attitudes and behaviors.

At Sandstone Care, we understand how hard it can sometimes be to love yourself, and how important it is to feel accepted.

Our entire community of counselors and clients will welcome you with open arms, free of judgment, so you can safely process what you’re going through with the help of people who truly care.

Contact us today at (888) 850-1890 to learn more about how we can help you take your first steps toward a happier you.

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Drug Rehab Options

Marijuana Treatment

Marijuana has become a way to self-medicate for underlying issues and it’s easy to become dependent on its use.

Alcohol Treatment

Studies have found that binge drinking & heavy alcohol use are problematic for young people.

Opioid Treatment

Opioid misuse occurs when a person uses heroin or misuses prescription pain relievers like hydrocodone, oxycodone, and morphine.

Stimulant Treatment

Commonly abused stimulants include cocaine, methamphetamines, and prescription stimulants, like Ritalin, Adderall, and Concerta.

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The Continuum of Care

Care for Wherever You Are in Your Journey

Access a full range of treatments for mental health and substance use disorders. Whether you need a safe transitional living community, inpatient care, or outpatient therapy, we have a program to help.

Learn more about levels of care

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Let’s Take the Next Steps Together

We understand taking the first step is difficult. There is no shame or guilt in asking for help or more information. We are here to support you in any way we can.