A supportive and understanding community is critical to a successful recovery from mental health and substance abuse issues. We know firsthand that this is especially true for teens, as they are learning how to navigate the ups and downs of life, while dealing with the pressure to succeed academically and socially.
Often, teens seek destructive behaviors as a coping mechanism; these behaviors provide an outlet for numbing the pain of low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, trauma, and/or the stress that comes with the pressure to succeed.
At the Center for Families, we provide teens with the guidance, support, and education they need to live a successful life. By attending our various groups, led by licensed clinicians, teens begin to build strong relationships, learn and practice healthy coping skills, grow their personal self-worth, and reestablish trust and communication with themselves and their loved ones.
Recovery from mental health struggles and/or substance abuse is not easy, and no one should do it alone. Our clinical groups help teens identify and understand their underlying issues and learn how to cope with stressful emotions as they arise, instead of turning to destructive behaviors. This is where the true healing begins.