Request an Appointment. Contact us today. And as crazy as it seems, this is normal and common sense parenting strategies are usually effective in helping teens move beyond this life stage. However for some teens, changes in emotions and behaviors go beyond normal. Even the best of families can experience significant problems with teens than can include self-destructive behaviors, such as addiction, eating disorders or self-harming behavior, anger, defiance, academic failure, depression, anxiety, and more. Let our Healthwise team help.
Join us in celebrating our 25th anniversary. Anger is built on expectations. Each time there is a gap between expectation and reality, anger is more than willing to fill in that gap. Each time someone breaks a rule of ours, violates a contract, or acts against our wishes, it is as if we are receiving a formal invitation to an angst-ridden affair. We may decline. We may accept.
How Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Might Benefit Your Teen
Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy are types of treatment that are based firmly on research findings. These approaches aid people in achieving specific changes or goals. Behavior Therapists and Cognitive Behavior Therapists usually focus more on the current situation and its solution, rather than the past. Behavior Therapists and Cognitive Behavior Therapists treat individuals, parents, children, couples, and families. Replacing ways of living that do not work well with ways of living that work, and giving people more control over their lives, are common goals of behavior and cognitive behavior therapy.
When a child—even a small child— melts down and becomes aggressive, he can pose a serious risk to himself and others, including parents and siblings. It can be a scary, stressful experience for you and your child, too. A child who is so overwhelmed that he is lashing out is a distressed child. He may lack language, or impulse control, or problem-solving abilities. Sometimes parents see this kind of explosive behavior as manipulative.