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How Can I Help My Teen Suffering with Trauma?

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As a parent, you may wonder, “What can I do to help my teen with trauma?” If your teenager struggles with trauma, it can be tough to know what to do. You may feel overwhelmed, scared, and unsure of what steps to take next.

It’s essential to remember that you are not alone. Beyond Healthcare Fairlawn is a dedicated outpatient mental health center for teens aged 11-17, focused on providing supportive and therapeutic care for patients with behavior concerns and mental health issues. Our team of experts is here to help you and your teen work through the trauma they have experienced.

At Beyond Healthcare Fairlawn, we understand that every teenager battling trauma requires specialized treatment. Our team of dedicated professionals offers a range of therapeutic approaches to help teens manage their behavior and mental health concerns while working on their healing journey. We support a family-centered approach to care and can provide the education and support needed to support your teen through their traumatic experience best.

If you are seeking teen trauma treatment or want more information about how we can help, please get in touch with us today at 330.621.0725. We look forward to working with you and your teen to heal together.

Teen Trauma Treatment: What Options Are Available?

It’s important to recognize that everyone experiences trauma differently. Some teens may show obvious symptoms, such as nightmares or flashbacks, while others may become withdrawn and avoidant. Here are some approaches that have been effective in helping teens with trauma:

Individual Counseling

Trauma treatment often involves individual therapy sessions. During these sessions, your teen will work with a licensed therapist to explore their emotions, memories, and reactions to traumatic events. Techniques such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and motivational enhancement therapy may be used to help your teen process their emotions and build positive coping strategies.

Group Therapy

Counseling in a group setting provides a supportive group of peers who have experienced similar issues and can provide a safe, non-judgmental space to share experiences and receive support. Group therapy can be an excellent option for teens who need additional social support.

Holistic Care

Beyond Healthcare Fairlawn provides holistic care that supports an individual’s mind, body, and spirit. This approach includes art therapy, movement therapy, yoga, and neurofeedback. These therapeutic approaches can help teens release stress and tension, process emotions, and build self-awareness.

Medication Management

Our team of experts will work with your primary care physician to manage medication when needed. Medication can provide additional support to manage trauma-related symptoms like anxiety and depression.

Family Therapy

Trauma can affect the whole family system. Family therapy is designed to support the family unit and help them work through the trauma together. By working with an experienced family therapist, you and your teen can explore how trauma has impacted your family dynamics and work to improve communication and relationships.

How Can I Help My Teen with Trauma?

Trauma recovery is a personal process, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. That said, here are some tips to consider as you support your teen through their recovery:

Offer a non-judgmental space to talk.

Teens may not always feel comfortable sharing their thoughts and emotions openly. Therefore, creating a safe and non-judgmental space to facilitate conversations can be effective. As a parent, we must remain supportive and not dismiss any traumatic experience shared with us.

Encourage your teen to attend therapy sessions.

Individual and group therapy is a crucial element of trauma treatment, and it’s crucial to encourage your teen to stick with their sessions even if they are initially resistant.

Foster healthy habits and lifestyle choices.

Encourage your teen to develop healthy lifestyle habits such as getting regular exercise, sleep, and eating well. All these lifestyle changes foster a healthy body, mind, and spirit, positively impacting the healing process for any teen undergoing trauma.

Ask for help.

If you’re unsure of how to support your teen through trauma best, don’t hesitate to reach out for help. Beyond Healthcare Fairlawn is here for you, and our team of experts can provide education and support as you work towards healing.

Find Trauma Treatment for Teens at Beyond Healthcare Fairlawn

At Beyond Healthcare Fairlawn, we pride ourselves on offering personalized treatment options for every client. We understand that every teen’s journey with trauma is unique, and we work closely with them to develop a customized treatment plan. Our team of doctors, social workers, and mental health professionals is dedicated to helping every teen reach their full potential.

If you or someone you know struggles with teen trauma, we encourage you to contact Beyond Healthcare Fairlawn. We offer telehealth options for those who cannot physically visit one of our locations. Don’t hesitate to contact us today at 330.621.0725 or online to learn how we can help your teen heal.