Teenage life is never easy. Every day can feel vastly different. Social pressure, hormones, and compounded stress take their toll. Teenage boys, especially, often struggle to ask for help managing stress, depression, and addictive behaviors. This can strain relationships and make it hard for parents to support their teens. Psychological testing is a great first step in helping teen males get the help they need. Psychological evaluation programs are readily available here in North Carolina and across the country.
If you are ready to learn more about psychological evaluation for teenagers, call Foothills at Red Oak Recovery. Our holistic programs provide comprehensive psychological testing for teen males in North Carolina. Call us today at 866.300.5275 to learn more about the benefits of psych evaluations at Foothills at Red Oak Recovery.
What Is Psychological Testing for Teens?
Psychologists provide psychological tests to understand a person’s behavior, thoughts, and moods. These standardized tests measure a teenager’s mental state and behavior against base levels, according to the American Psychological Association. These tests can help teens, and their families better understand changes in moods and behavior. They are also the best way to diagnose and recommend treatment for common mood disorders.
A mood disorder diagnosis can be overwhelming. It’s important to remember that mood disorders like anxiety, depression, OCD, and ADHD are increasingly common and treatable. Comprehensive psychological testing can give teens the support and answers they need to thrive.
Is School Psych Testing Enough for My Son?
Many schools provide some level of psychological testing once a year or when a student shows signs of mood disorders. Some of these tests are vocational, helping students find their passions. Others determine how a student learns and what might help them in the classroom. These tests are usually multiple-choice questions, while psych evaluations at a treatment center may be more casual. During an evaluation, a therapist meets with a teen to discuss signs of depression, anxiety, and insomnia. The therapist prompts questions that lead to behaviors, fears, and underlying signs of mood disorder. This in-depth approach can help teens feel less pressure than multiple-choice evaluations. A clinical psych evaluation can help teens understand how and why they do what they do while providing tools for coping with daily life beyond their teenage years.
Comprehensive Psychological Testing for Teen Males in North Carolina
Most teenagers can benefit from psychological testing. Psychological tests can help teen males gain perspective, become more resilient, and find their way in life. They can also help parents understand their kid’s behavior and strengthen family relationships. Working with therapists at Foothills at Red Oak Recovery can help families determine if their son is experiencing a mood disorder or hormonal changes.
Our programs help adolescent boys build resilience and understand themselves. Focusing on disordered eating, substance abuse, and process addiction, Foothills at Red Oak Recovery provides comprehensive, holistic support for mental health and addiction. With a focus on individual, group, and family therapy, we know reconnecting families is a key to recovery.
With our equine, large animal, and other outdoor therapies, teen boys at Foothills at Red Oak Recovery disconnect from social pressures and find themselves in the beautiful wilderness of North Carolina.
Call Foothills at Red Oak Recovery to Begin Today
Psychological support can make a world of difference in a teenage boy’s life. If your teen is struggling, call Foothills at Red Oak Recovery. Our reputable therapists provide comprehensive psychological testing for teens in North Carolina. If your son is struggling with substance abuse, reach out today. Call Foothills at Red Oak Recovery now at 866.300.5275 to learn more about our psychological testing and therapy programs for teen boys.