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Teen boy in a PTSD treatment programIf your adolescent has lived through a traumatic experience and continues to suffer from the effects months or years later, it might be time to start teen PTSD treatment in North Carolina. Adolescent mental health treatment at Foothills at Red Oak Recovery can help your teen start the road to recovery. Call our team at [Direct] to get started today.

Understanding Adolescent PTSD

Adolescent post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, has several key differences from adult PTSD. Not only can it present differently, with different symptoms, but it can interfere with your teen’s development and ability to thrive during their formative years.

In the context of adolescence, PTSD can be a double-edged sword. On the one hand, experts agree that adolescent PTSD can cause lasting brain changes that can impact your teen for years to come. On the other hand, teens have a remarkable capacity for recovery and healing through these events, far above the typical adult.

As such, it’s critical to seek treatment for PTSD in adolescents as soon as possible to help your teen move past their trauma and on toward living a healthier life in recovery. The PTSD treatment program at Foothills at Red Oak Recovery is designed to do just that.

Treatment for PTSD in Adolescents

Treating PTSD in adolescents takes careful consideration by trained mental health professionals. It’s often not as easy as treating a single problem in isolation, as teens can frequently experience co-occurring disorders and symptoms, such as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Substance use
  • Self-harm

In order to provide the most effective treatment for PTSD, your teenager’s mental health needs to be treated holistically, and all treatment options need to come from a trauma-informed perspective.

Being trauma-informed means that our entire treatment team is aware of the effect that trauma can have on adolescents and how it can shape behavior. By taking a trauma-informed approach, our team can prevent re-traumatization and help your adolescent focus on the work of recovery.

But it also requires specific, targeted trauma treatment. Our team offers evidence-based trauma treatment in both individual therapy sessions, group therapy, and equine-assisted therapy—each of which can help drive your teen toward their goal of mental health recovery.

How PTSD Treatment in North Carolina Can Help

In addition to being a PTSD treatment center, Foothills at Red Oak Recovery is a comprehensive treatment program for adolescent mental health. That means our facility has everything your teen needs to not only succeed in treatment but learn to thrive in recovery.

Our center has specialized programs to help your teen succeed in academics, learn to make healthy lifestyle changes, and improve their social skills and functioning for years to come. Starting a PTSD treatment program shouldn’t have to mean falling behind in other areas of life, and our program is designed to help teens get ahead.

This includes bringing the family into the treatment process. Family therapy can not only help your adolescent achieve better mental health in the present but also lay the foundation for the skills and practices of recovery to be sustained long after they’ve graduated from our program.

Call Today to Learn About Teen PTSD Treatment at Foothills at Red Oak Recovery

Teen PTSD is always difficult, but your teenager can make a meaningful and lasting recovery with the right PTSD treatment program. To get started with treatment at Foothills at Red Oak Recovery, call our team at [Direct] or use our online contact form.

Our mental health experts are here to take your call, guide you toward the treatment options that work best for your family, and support you every step of the way.

Recovery is possible—but you have to take the first step.