• Does your teen express fears or worries that they can’t seem to control?
  • Does your teen seem sad or is withdrawing from their usual activities?

With teens and young adults facing increased pressures in their daily lives, anxiety and depression are on the rise. During this transitional phase of life, it’s important for young people to learn healthy coping strategies and tools for managing tough emotions. This helps prevent them from turning to more dangerous coping behaviors, such as drugs, alcohol, or self-harming.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is an excellent approach for helping young adults manage painful feelings or unwanted behaviors. A highly structured therapeutic approach, CBT tends to be a shorter-term and more active intervention, with individuals seeing results fairly quickly. Clients who use CBT gain tools and strategies for facing difficult moments or situations, becoming more confident and resilient as a result.

At Wellspring, CBT treatment typically begins with providing education to a client around what they are experiencing, helping them identify and express their emotions in a safe and supportive environment. Then the client is able to learn relaxation techniques and coping tools to manage difficult feelings, identify unhelpful thought processes, and learn ways to shift their thinking. For teens and young adults experiencing anxiety, exposure and response prevention (ER/P) therapy may also be integrated to help them gradually face their fears.

Wellspring therapists work with families and young adults to develop a treatment plan that feels right and addresses the issues that feel most important. All of our therapists are trained in using CBT, making it easy to find a therapist that is the right match for your family .

CBT can be used to address the following:

  • Insomnia or other sleep issues
  • Eating issues
  • Fears and phobias
  • Separation anxiety
  • Test anxiety
  • Performance anxiety
  • Social anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Depression
  • Obsessions and compulsions
  • General anxiety and worry
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