Trauma Focused Treatment for Teens
As a parent, you know that missteps and poor decisions are just part of life as a teenager. Stebacks and missteps are can derail even the brightest most kindhearted teen. At Red Mountain Colorado, your teen has the chance to create a life of serenity and success.
Our treatment approach uses evidence-based methods to help your child see that there are other possibilities beyond the negative life choices they’ve grown accustomed to. With treatments like the 12-steps and mindfulness therapy sessions, your teen has the potential to change their life for the better.
Our Approach to Adolescent Treatment
The 12 Steps: An Effective Approach to Teen Treatment
“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”
– The Serenity Prayer
When your teen comes to Red Mountain Colorado, they will take part in our 12-step approach. Through this approach, your teen will be offered a process of:
- Accepting the problem (overcoming denial)
- Building internal awareness (powerlessness: acknowledging that their life is out of control)
- Surrendering to a higher power (the belief that we need help outside ourselves), and
- Being “serviced centered” (putting others above one’s self)
When practiced daily in individual and group therapy, the 12-step approach can foster a change that transforms your child’s life for the better. It’s our way of helping your teen accept their challenges, attain more internal awareness and become more service-centered.
When your child experiences our 12-step approach alongside our other mindfulness-inspired treatment methods, your family members will see a life changing transformation; One that works to free your child from the grip poor choices.
If our 12-step approach does not fit your teen’s unique treatment needs, that doesn’t mean they won’t experience the same success. No two challenges are alike, which is why we also incorporate a highly specialized mindfulness-based approach into our treatment program.
Unlocking the Power of Mindfulness
“Each morning we are born again, what we do today is what matters most.”
Through the simple act of being in the present moment, anyone can become more aware of the entrenched negative thoughts and behaviors that have led to . Mindfulness is the process of becoming more aware of what’s going on in your mind and staying in tune with the present moment.
Implementation of this mindfulness-based approach to treatment can help your teen learn how to recognize and disconnect from their negative behaviors. Practices like seated meditation, martial arts and yoga can help your child realize that they are not victim to their unconscious impulses and can make purposeful, mindful choices that lead to a healthier life. Mindfulness can also help identify any mental health issues that otherwise would remain unaddressed.
By incorporating mindfulness into your teen’s treatment options, their cravings and negative thought patterns are replaced with positive intentions. They will become more self-aware and be in the right mindset to make smarter choices. These newly developed thought patterns and behavioral health improvements will also be supported by cognitive behavioral therapy and other experiential therapy methods.
Why Choose Red Mountain Colorado for Teen Residential Treatment?
From the moment your teen steps foot on our campus, they’ll be surrounded by the belief that anyone can successful.
It starts with peer support. Your teen will notice how the more experienced students have a certain confidence about them. A confidence that’s rooted in a realization that everyone has something unique to offer the world.
Our program will be customized to the needs of your child. We take the time to evaluate their strengths, weaknesses, abilities and current coping skills. With a better understanding of your teen’s specific situation, we can create a treatment plan that gives your teen the personalized care they deserve.
Hope is Waiting at Red Mountain Colorado
Contact the Red Mountain Colorado team today and learn how our expertise in adolescent recovery can be the foundation for positive change in your family. Hope is waiting, so contact us today to get started.