With residents from 140 different cultures, speaking over 200 languages, LA has become one of the most dynamic cities to raise a teen. – Sandra
Due to managed care, treatment options for adolescents who are struggling often fall short of a full assessment, and a holistic approach grounded in wellness and prevention. Teen Therapy needs to not only provide symptom relief but empower teen clients with emotional intelligence, social intelligence, and attachment building exercises, to meet the rapid changes they are encountering.
Emerging science now offers us an inside look at how imbalances in the teen brain affects their moods, behavior, relationships and academic performance. Studies also show that the experience of being empathically understood in therapy can literally change a teen’s brain; building new neural networks in the teen’s pre-frontal cortex, and increasing the size of the memory storing part of their brain.
Did you know that much of what insurance companies refer to as “mental illness” can be prevented, by educating families about the complex connections between mental health, and diet, neurobiology, environment and culture? Effective therapeutic treatment of teenagers must therefore include multi-disciplinary approaches that can help address emotional challenges unsuccessfully resolved by talk therapy alone.
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