When adolescent boys struggle with substance use and other mental health concerns, it often takes a team of counselors to ensure they get the right treatment for their needs. We bring together several types of counselors in our adolescent treatment center to ensure that each client is treated for their holistic health.
Our counselors are trained to address substance use, trauma, communication challenges, and more. When you’re ready to start your adolescent boy with the best treatment available, reach out to Foothills at Red Oak Recovery by calling 866.300.5275.
Types of Counselors for Teens
1. Individual Counselor for Teens
An individual counselor is a person who provides in-depth, one-on-one therapy. They may use any number of therapy styles, including:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- Interpersonal therapy
- Integrative therapy
Of all of the different types of counselors, the individual counselor has the greatest ability to dive deep into the causes and conditions that lead to substance use and behavioral challenges.
An individual counselor works with the client to overcome these events and create a better path forward for the future.
2. Group Counselor for Teens
Group counselors are specially trained professionals who lead peer support groups. They facilitate group participation, keep the conversation on track, and provide expert guidance when needed. Group therapy is a time-tested tool for helping clients overcome substance use disorders by harnessing the power of group support.
3. Academic Counselor for Teens
Unlike other counselors in this list, the academic counselor focuses primarily on your teen boy’s education goals. They can play an essential role in helping your teen identify their academic strengths, sticking points, and interests. They can even help your teenager choose where to place his academic efforts to achieve the best results.
Educational success is crucial for teen boys struggling with substance use and co-occurring disorders. Getting the desired results and building confidence in their academic skills can be immensely positive and rewarding.
4. Family Counselor for Teens
Like the group counselor, the family counselor has training that helps them facilitate group discussions. But the family is a very particular group, and these counselors are trained to help families heal from the pain and trauma that substance use can bring.
Substance use disorders are often referred to as family disorders. Not only does substance use run in families, but a single family member’s substance use can have ripple effects that impact the entire family unit.
The recovery process is a key phase to help families work through these challenges and overcome the other side stronger than ever before.
5. Equine Counselor for Teens
An equine counselor blends elements of individual, group, and experiential therapies. They use a novel treatment tool to help teens understand the consequences of their actions and empathize with others. That tool, of course, is a horse.
Like dogs or cats, horses have evolved to react to human emotions and behaviors. As such, they can be a powerful tool to help teenage boys learn to communicate and express themselves.
Equine therapy can be an incredibly impactful experience. It is a key part of the treatment program at Foothills at Red Oak Recovery.
Start Treatment Today with Foothills at Red Oak Recovery
We understand how hard it is when your teenage boy is struggling with substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders. But we also know there is a path to recovery, and you can find it with Foothills at Red Oak Recovery team.
When you’re ready to start treatment, give the experts a call at 866.300.5275 to learn more about our extensive treatment options and how we can help your adolescent boy recover.