It’s not easy being a teenager. From growing needs for independence to raging hormones, school pressures, social media and friendships fraught with change, it’s no wonder that 49.5 percent of American teens have a mental health disorder.*
Sometimes even children are affected by mental illness.
Collaborative treatment can get them back on track.
It’s easy. Just call us at 713-275-5400
. New patients often get their initial appointment within two weeks of calling.
At that first appointment, we’ll spend time getting to know your child. We’ll assess his or her psychological concerns and get a solid understanding of your treatment goals. Then, we’ll recommend a course of treatment, which may include a combination of individual therapy, group therapy or family therapy, to meet those goals.
Therapy, or psychotherapy, sometimes coupled with medication, can make a huge difference in the life of a struggling child. At Menninger, our caring, experienced therapists
work with teens who need help with:
- Bipolar disorder
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Attention deficit disorder (ADD)
- Learning or developmental disorders
- Academic stress
- Suicidal thoughts or self-harm
- Substance use concerns
Group Therapy for Adolescents
Outpatient group therapy can be an important component of a treatment plan for adolescents. It’s a great way for them to connect with peers who have similar struggles, practice newfound skills and experience the gift of both giving and receiving support.
Our group therapy for adolescents
focuses on mental health, relationships and substance use concerns. The group meets Wednesdays from 4 to 5:30 pm at the Bellaire location
of Outpatient Services. It’s led by two licensed mental health professionals who enjoy helping adolescents on their journeys to good mental health.
We’ve found that sometimes the best way to help a child or adolescent overcome a mental health issue is to involve the whole family in therapy.
Because family dynamics can be tricky, and negotiating them even trickier when you’re a teenager, family therapy can lead to improved relationships within the family and greater self-esteem for your adolescent. Together, we can identify unhealthy family behaviors or patterns and learn new, healthier ways of interacting.
If medication is needed to help manage your teen's psychiatric symptoms, our child and adolescent psychiatrists, as well as a psychiatric nurse practitioner, are available for appointments.
Our caring and experienced therapists can help your adolescent and your family. Just call us at 713-275-5400
to get the help you need.
*Source: National Institute of Mental Health