Teenage Behavioral Health treatment center in Dallas, TX
For Families and Teens Struggling With Behavior Difficulties
It’s not all fun and games. As a teen, it can seem like there’s too much changing around you, and it’s difficult to keep up. Maybe you’re feeling stuck, alone, or fearful. Whether this is due to big life transitions, academic pressure, family dysfunction, or substance use, it can be too much to cope with.
So you’re overwhelmed. Frustrated. Angry.
But that’s not who you truly are. How can you stop the cycle?
As a parent, you see that your teen is moody and irritable. They have difficulty sleeping and are falling behind in school. They’ve connected with undesirable influences and are acting out in ways you could have never predicted. Lying, defiance, criminal activity, substance use. It’s too hard to watch, and you must do something out of love and care for your teen.
What is Behavioral Therapy?
Behavioral Healthcare is an evidence-based field of psychiatry and therapeutic modalities related to human behavior, its cause, and triggers. Behavioral Therapy is an overarching term used to refer to the broad spectrum of behavior therapies and techniques in practice.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a talk therapy that was created to aid patients who were suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder and suicidal ideations. It has since been proven effective in the treatment of many mental health concerns, from mood disorders such as teen depression to PTSD and eating disorders.
DBT works to align opposite ideas in our minds to help patients cope with and accept life as it is. Patients are equipped to live life within realistic parameters and identify the negative behavior that presents when they don’t. These healthy coping skills prepare patients to face life more proficient at transforming negative feelings into productive thinking and desirable behavior.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a common and highly effective treatment for behavioral difficulties. It’s another form of talk therapy that focuses more on the identification of negative mental patterns and their subsequent automatic behavioral effects.
The philosophy behind Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is that many of the challenges our teens face can be directly connected to negative thought patterns and mental health issues. These thought patterns produce undesirable responses. Once the pattern is identified, it is then adapted to give a more desirable result.
Increased awareness of the connection between the action and the root thought results in changed thinking. Changed thinking results in healthier processing patterns and fewer behavioral difficulties. Cognitive Therapy is an effective treatment for drug and alcohol addiction and a myriad of mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, Schizophrenia, and eating disorders.
Experiential Therapy is an active participation modality where the patient participates in an external activity while engaging their thoughts and feelings. They will process past traumas, re-experience emotional events, while engaging in a relaxing or physical activity.
This process helps the patient recognize and address their mental and emotional patterns and work through them during the activity to view them from a new, more objective perspective. Experiential Therapy activities include a wide range of experiences from art, music, and drama to yoga, hiking, and nature walks.
What Are The Benefits of Teen Behavioral Therapy?
While each modality may take a unique approach, the overall goal is holistic healing, interpersonal effectiveness, and teen resiliency.
At BasePoint Academy, this goal informs everything we do. From how we staff our center and which teenage therapists we trust to our comprehensive and individualized treatment philosophy. Every facet of our program is visualized through the lens of the best possible patient outcomes and supported resiliency.
Whether your teen is experiencing personal challenges, feeling stuck, facing a major life change, or in need of anger management, counseling and seeing an expert teen therapist can help them overcome behavior difficulties.
Through our evidence-based teen mental health treatment program, teen patients will develop healthy coping skills to manage their thoughts and emotions. They will learn practical resources to practice their skills and be supported by a peer community.
Patients undergoing behavioral therapy at our teen treatment center experience an increase in self-esteem and the ability to create a more consistently positive headspace. Their communication skills will be enhanced to increase interpersonal effectiveness and social skills.
Those struggling with co-occurring disorders and substance abuse will be better equipped with relapse prevention strategies.
At BasePoint Academy, we also value incorporating family therapy into our behavioral health treatment plans. Family therapy can promote greater home support and holistic care.
What Does Behavioral Health Look Like At BasePoint Academy’s Teen Treatment Center?
At BasePoint Academy, patient safety and success are top priorities. We firmly believe that our patient outcomes are a direct outcome of the choices we make as a facility.
Each behavioral health facility offers four hours of group therapy, Monday-Friday, for our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) and three hours of group therapy, Monday-Friday, for our Intensive Outpatient Program.
At BPA, our Primary Therapists have no more than 10 patients assigned to their caseload. More importantly, we have no more than 10 patients during our two-hour Mindfulness Process Groups. Working with teens requires a unique approach and we’re proud to report that our patient outcomes are higher than other Texas facilities.
If your teen and your family are struggling under the weight of destructive behavioral difficulties, you’re in the right place. From managing a major life change to OCD and anger management, BasePoint Academy is the premier teen treatment center for behavioral health and mental health conditions in Texas.
FAQs Related To Teenage Behavioral Health & Therapy
While we do work with most major insurance carriers, the price for our treatment services will vary. We design an individualized treatment plan for every teen that incorporates the severity of the presenting challenges, the presence of any co-occurring disorders, and the goals needed to establish lasting change.
Call for a consultation to determine the cost of behavior therapy.
Behavior therapy encompasses several treatment modalities, each successful in treating many behavior difficulties, mental health concerns, and a dual diagnosis. Some common teen challenges we treat are as follows:
PTSD or Stress Disorders
Defiance Disorder Treatment
A dual diagnosis with substance abuse
At BasePoint Academy, our successful patient outcomes are higher than other Dallas facilities.
The most common modalities of behavior therapy are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Experiential Therapy. Each designed to identify and address the teen’s specific needs and promote personal wellness.