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Individual Counseling for Teens

The teenage years are some of the most difficult but are also some of the most critical developmental years.

Teens may have low self-esteem, feel misunderstood, or like they don’t have a safe place to express themselves.

Teens who join treatment due to struggles with substance use, mental health, or co-occurring conditions, will participate in many forms of therapy sessions, whether individual, experiential, group, or family therapy.

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Benefits of individual therapy

Individual therapy allows a teen to work on themselves, develop healthy coping skills and therapy styles, and practice what they’ve learned.

The one-on-one therapy sessions are essential for teenagers to grow over time and build trust with their therapist, form a safe place where they can express themselves, and find the root cause of their substance use or mental health condition.

Every type of therapy is important, helps build self-awareness, and has its own place in a teen’s treatment plan

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Types of Individual Therapy

When creating your treatment program, our clinicians use many evidence-based therapy, which can be broadly categorized under cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT. CBT focuses on the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

It helps people to identify unhealthy thought patterns, and how these may be contributing to destructive behaviors and beliefs. There are a variety of therapies that fit under this general umbrella, including Rational Behavior Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, and Cognitive Therapy.

The different kinds of CBT include:

  • Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT)
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT)

There is a significant body of research supporting the efficacy of cognitive behavioral therapy in addressing a variety of mental health challenges, including substance use, depression, anxiety, and schizophrenia.

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Benefits of Evidence-Based Therapy

Evidence-based therapies (EBTs) use treatment modalities that have been proven effective through scientific research. You can trust that the skills your teen gains at Sandstone are actually usable and relevant to their lives.

EBTs like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) provide real, life-changing results that can get your teen’s life back on track.

Some additional benefits include:

Lasting Results

The American Psychological Association created the policies for EBTs using the best research available. Studies have shown that these therapy treatments lead to longer-lasting results.

Cost Effective

Since these kinds of treatments are scientifically proven to be more effective, the chances of relapse are less likely, which means less money spent on future treatments.

More Accountability for Therapists

EBTs require specialized training in the different kinds of therapies, which means you are guaranteed qualified, verified therapists are in charge of your care.

Clinically Effective

EBTs are safe and proven treatments, so you can feel confident that your teen’s recovery is not left up to chance. Your teen’s mental health assessments and preferences will determine which EBTs are used in their treatment plans.

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Cost & insurance

Get help verifying your insurance, understanding costs, and making a financial plan for treatment.

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Diagnosis & assessment

Find out how our coordinators and clinicians evaluate fit and work with you to make a treatment plan.

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Types of care

Learn more about the different levels of care we offer at different stages of recovery.

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Admissions process

Find out what to expect during the admissions process and how to get started.

Daily Programming and Activities

See what a day at Sandstone looks like.

Our evidence-based treatments and proven programming create a positive space for the development of healthy habits.

While our programs vary based on the level of care, we strive to create an environment that best supports the needs of young adults with substance use and mental health disorders.

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Excercise & Nature

Become a healthier, happier person through fun and physical therapies, such as yoga, tai chi, hiking, and outdoor activities.

Expressive Activities

Be your true self and explore interests that best serve your well-being and development with a range of activities — from journaling to art therapy.

Academic and Vocational Support
Vocational Support

Discover your innate abilities and interests. Our experienced mentors and staff support you in mapping out your path and following through with your goals.

The Family Component
Positive Relationships

Build a fun and positive community of peers who are also in recovery, so that you can have a more joyful and connected life.

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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.

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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.