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Residential Treatment For Girls

Behavioral and mental health concerns in young women can be complex conditions requiring expert help.

Treatment programs can help them address the challenges they face. Zenith Academy is a residential treatment for girls center (RTC) offering behavioral health inpatient treatment for teen females to ensure that your teen gets the targeted treatment she needs. 

Inpatient Behavioral Health Treatment for Teen Females

Unique Mental Health and Behavioral Challenges that Teen Females Face

Young women are more likely to develop depression and anxiety than young men. Although mood disorders tend to be as prevalent in boys as in girls before puberty, the numbers become lopsided during the teenage years. More adolescent females battle with these conditions through adolescence and into adulthood than males do, leading to long-lasting behavioral issues that can negatively impact their entire lives. 

To cope with these mood disorders or other mental health conditions, including eating disorders, girls can display signs of behavioral health issues like:

  • Substance use disorders
  • Isolation
  • Anhedonia (reduced ability to feel pleasure)
  • Moodiness
  • Self-harming behavior
  • Aggressive behavior

We can also help teens who have been victims of sex trafficking. 

Behavioral Health Inpatient Treatment for Teen Females

At Zenith Academy, we offer behavioral health inpatient treatment for teen females that provides a high level of care and the structure your teen needs to relearn how to manage her emotions. 

This residential treatment for girls program is housed in our behavioral health inpatient facility (BHIF). 

How BHIF Works and What It Can Offer

BHIF for adolescent females is an inpatient/residential treatment option at our 31-bed facility that can help your teen uncover the reasons why she is struggling with mental health conditions and behavioral issues. 

We can help young women who:

  • Abuse drug and/or alcohol
  • Display aggression and opposition
  • Have truant behavior
  • Have tried running away
  • Have mental health conditions
  • Display self-harming tendencies or suicidal ideation

BHIF allows your teen to step away from her usual environment and its stressors so that she can focus on getting the help she needs at our residential treatment center. 

By providing a secure facility where she feels protected, we give her a safe place to explore the causes of behavioral issues and find the solutions that will help her lead a happier and more productive life.

Individual Therapy Sessions: Treating the Underlying Problem

The best way to understand what is leading your teen to experience the troubles she is dealing with is for her to participate in individual therapy. Individual therapy at our center can involve a few different therapy options, but the main tool we rely on is cognitive-behavioral therapy.  

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is one of the most respected and widely used talk therapy options for the treatment of mental and behavioral health issues. CBT helps your teen learn to recognize the unhelpful and negative thinking patterns that can cause her to act or feel the way she does. 

Once she can identify the negative patterns, CBT helps her learn how to make changes in her behavior that lead to more positive results. 

These strategies can also help your child learn how to make behavioral changes so she can deal with situations better in the future and communicate more effectively with others.

Implementing Modern Counseling Programs

Depending on your teen’s needs, we may take a specific approach to her treatment. One popular approach is aggression replacement training (ART), a cognitive behavioral intervention program that’s meant to help adolescents improve social skills and moral reasoning, better manage their anger, and reduce aggressive behavior. It’s a program that’s seen significant success and has been implemented in schools and treatment centers worldwide.

Another approach is The Seven Challenges counseling program. Primarily focused on helping adolescents with alcohol and drug abuse problems, this program is designed to help patients evaluate their lives, consider better alternatives, and implement positive changes. The program’s main goal is to empower your teen to take power over their own lives by recognizing problematic behavior and making thoughtful decisions.

Working Through Isolation with Group Therapy 

Our behavioral health inpatient treatment for teen females offers group therapy sessions to help your child understand she is not alone in what she faces. 

Isolation is a very common consequence of behavioral and mental health concerns, and it can lead to the worsening of symptoms. By getting the chance to hear from others who are also struggling and engage in conversation with peers, your teen can feel more connected to a community.

She can also start making healthier friendships and building a support system she will be able to depend on even after leaving treatment. 

Healing Family Rifts with Family Counseling

Family therapy can allow you and your teen to start bridging the divide that mental health and behavioral issues may have caused. During family therapy sessions, you and your child can relearn how to communicate and address the issues that may be impacting the rest of the family.  

Family therapy sessions can also help you understand certain behavioral problems and what you can do to help. 

Holistic Therapy: Helping Your Teen Understand Herself Better

The holistic therapy options we offer at our BHIF can allow your teen to meet aspects of herself she may not have known about. 

Our therapy options include:

  • Equine therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Weekly psychiatric care
  • Family therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Sports therapy

Throughout these sessions, our therapists will teach your teen healthy stress-relieving activities that she can turn to time and time again instead of turning to self-destructive behaviors.

Learning Coping Skills for Anxiety

Entering Residential Treatment for Girls: What Are the Necessary Steps?

If your teenage daughter is struggling with mental health and behavioral health issues, we can schedule an assessment to ensure our BHIF program is the right one for your family. 

During the assessment, we will speak with you about your child’s goals, whether she has attempted any kind of treatment before, and what her medical history is like. It is also the perfect opportunity for you to ask us any questions or voice concerns about the program. 

If we think your teen is a good fit, we can discuss payment options. At Zenith Academy, we accept private pay, commercial insurance, and Medicaid/AHCCCS policies. If you have any questions regarding your insurance coverage, we are here to help you navigate this process.

We’ll also request documents such as her birth certificate, school enrollment, and immunization records, along with electronic signatures on forms.

Once the administrative work is all settled, we can begin preparing for your teen’s arrival at our residential treatment center. We will schedule the date and time and offer assistance on what your child should bring and what she should know before coming to our facility. 

On the day of your teen’s arrival, we will ensure everything is in order and help her get settled.

Treatment Geared Toward Teens

We understand that behavioral health and mental health treatments should be individualized and geared toward the various challenges that each sex faces. At Zenith Academy’s residential treatment center, we provide help for teens struggling with these challenges so that they can get back on track. 

Contact Zenith Academy today to schedule an assessment with our experts.

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