The pandemic has taken a toll on us all, but teenagers have been particularly hard hit. In the South Bay of Los Angeles, there has been a dramatic rise in teens needing mental health treatment. In this blog post, we will discuss the signs of mental illness in teenagers, what to look for when choosing a teen treatment center, and how Clear Recovery can help teens and their families heal together.
Spotting mental illness in teenagers is not always easy. Some common signs to look out for include:
- Changes in sleeping or eating habits
- Sudden mood swings
- Difficulty concentrating or making decisions
- Increased irritability or anger outbursts
- Withdrawal from friends and activities they used to enjoy
- Using substances such as vaping, marijuana, or alcohol
- Self-harm or suicidal ideation
If you notice any of these symptoms it is important that you consult with a mental health professional as soon as possible.
When choosing teen mental health centers it is important to consider the types of services they offer. Make sure that they specialize in treating teens and have the resources available to do so effectively—such as therapists who understand adolescent development and age-appropriate activities that promote healing. It is also essential to find out about their approach to treating a certain mental health disorder.
At Clear Recovery Center we use evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) which are proven effective for treating mental health issues in teens.
We believe our commitment to authenticity, mentorship, and community, make our program special. Our program is designed for teens that are struggling with mental health issues ranging from depression, anxiety, or trauma. These mental health issues often manifest in maladaptive coping mechanisms such as self-harm, eating disorders, or substance use, which Clear’s treatment programs are designed to support. As such, we offer the following services to treat adolescent mental health:
- PHP & IOP Levels of Care
- Group Therapy
- Individual Therapy
- Case Management
- Life Skills
- Experiential Groups
- Emotional Regulation
- Art Therapy
- Multi-Family Group Therapy
- Academic Support
- Depression & Anxiety Management
- Healthy Coping Skills
- Intentions & Goal Setting
- Gestalt Therapy
- Dance & Movement Therapy
- Developing Boundaries
Clear Recovery Center – Teen Mental Health Treatment
515 North Sepulveda Boulevard b, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Located right off of S Sepulveda Blvd right after the Manhattan Beach Gelsons, Clear Recovery Center Teen Mental Health Program is located in a 4-unit complex with ample parking in-front. Overflow parking is also available behind the building.
Our goal at Clear Recovery Center is to treat not only the individual but the whole family unit affected by mental health issues. We understand that family relationships are key components of recovery and our team will work with the loved one and the whole family on building healthier communication skills and establishing positive behavioral patterns that will support your loved one’s progress toward lasting mental well-being. We also provide guidance on how family members can support each other through difficult moments without enabling destructive behavior. At Clear Recovery Center we believe that when families come together to support each other during recovery everyone benefits—and that’s why we focus heavily on involving families throughout our program curriculum! If you have any questions or would like more information about our teen treatment programs please don’t hesitate to contact us! We are here to help!