Mental Health Treatment for Teens and Young Adults

Here at Paradigm, we provide heartfelt and comprehensive mental health treatment for teens and young adults who are facing a variety of mental health challenges. Our residential treatment center is dedicated to compassionately guiding young people as they navigate these different mental and behavioral struggles, utilizing empathetic therapeutic practices to provide them with the care and understanding they need on their journey toward a brighter future.


At Paradigm Treatment, we prioritize the whole individual every step of the way. From the moment our admissions team first engages with a potential client and their family, we are implementing the “individual-first” philosophy that forms the foundation of our treatment.

Before a client even enters our teen mental health facility, we will conduct a thorough evaluation and assessment so that by the time the teen or young adult arrives, we are ready and waiting with a customized treatment team that includes highly trained medical, clinical, and psychological staff. This team will closely evaluate the individual’s treatment plan throughout the process and is able to quickly pivot toward more effective solutions in real-time, as opposed to sticking to a script that may not be the most helpful for that person. Paradigm aims to ensure that our clients receive the best possible care in the safest possible environment and in the most effective way possible.

We firmly believe that mental health treatment centers for teens should be geared around the unique needs of those who need care. At Paradigm, our residential treatment centers for young adults with mental illness offer extensive and individualized programs, incorporating a number of highly effective, evidence-based approaches designed to provide teens and young adults with coping skills and strategies that can last a lifetime.


At Paradigm Treatment, we treat a variety of different types of mental health disorders that adolescents and young adults most typically struggle with, including.

Anxiety disorder occurs frequently in teenagers and young adults and often manifests in persistent and severe worries, irritability, agitation, difficulty concentrating, and restlessness. Feelings of doom or danger may also occur in those who suffer from anxiety disorders. We treat anxiety disorders here at Paradigm, offering young people a chance to safely manage the symptoms and effects of their mental health challenges.

Personality disorders, which often first appear in adolescence, present many obstacles to social, emotional, and developmental well-being. People who suffer from personality disorders often experience destructive patterns of thinking and behaviors. Professional mental health services like ours here at Paradigm can assist those suffering from mental conditions such as personality disorders.

PTSD is a mental health condition that is triggered by a traumatic event such as physical assault, childhood physical, abuse, sexual violence, being threatened with a weapon, being involved in or witnessing an accident, or experiencing a natural disaster. Symptoms can develop within one month or many years later. PTSD symptoms may include intrusive memories, and negative changes in cognition, thinking, and mood. Mental health treatment can help those who suffer from this disorder.

Depressive disorder is common in young people and can develop from a variety of sources including changes and abnormalities in brain chemistry or past trauma. Children, adolescents, and young adults who suffer from this disorder may be prescribed antidepressant medications to treat depression. Talk therapy sessions and support groups can also be beneficial to those living with major depression. We offer treatment options for depression here at Paradigm.

Bipolar disorder which used to be referred to as manic depressive disorder, alternates between manic and depressive episodes. Signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder include mood swings, anxiety, anger, unwanted thoughts, sleep problems, aggression, changes in weight, and more. Mental health conditions such as bipolar disorder can cause difficulties in everyday life. But a mental health professional can help address these challenges.

There are multiple types of eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, rumination disorder, binge-eating disorder, avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder, and body dysmorphic disorder. During group, individual and family therapies, our experienced and caring therapists and clinicians at Paradigm help patients alter their distorted thinking patterns and build and increase self-esteem so they can achieve long-term recovery.

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder is a complex condition that can vary in severity and how it is expressed. It impacts emotional regulation and self-control. Teens and young adults with ADHD often have difficulty in school. ADHD can be managed with medication, individual and family therapy, and life skills development. Paradigm offers treatment for this mental health condition.

The grief and loss that a teen or young adult may experience when a loved one dies or a traumatic event occurs, can cause them to get stuck emotionally, or to shut down and withdraw from their daily lives. They may suffer from anger, guilt, nightmares, depression, apathy, and sometimes substance abuse which they use to self-medicate their pain. At Paradigm, we help our patients earn to process their grief on the deepest level and in healthy introspective ways.

The use of illicit and recreational drugs can often begin as experimentation among young people. But, teens and young adults can quickly grow dependent on drugs and alcohol. This often leads to behavioral problems, physical health conditions, and even the development of mental illnesses. But with the help of our skilled and experienced therapists, our residents can end substance misuse and receive the help they need for any other mental health disorders they may be facing.

Suicidal ideation is when someone has thoughts or a preoccupation with the idea of suicide. Parents often feel afraid and overwhelmed when they fear their adolescent may try to harm themselves or has suicidal thoughts. Mental health problems such as depression, anxiety,

Dual diagnoses occur when a patient has multiple disorders. In some cases, people may have multiple mental health disorders. In other cases, people may have a substance use disorder and other mental disorders. At Paradigm, we diagnose and treat dual diagnoses we create a specific plan for each individual to ensure each patient gets the help and care they need for each specific diagnosis.

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Effective residential treatment involves supporting teens and young adults in crisis by empowering them to discover insights and learn coping strategies to assist them in their ongoing healing journey long after leaving our program.

At Paradigm Treatment, a 30-day program is widely considered the norm for an adolescent or young adult’s residential treatment stay. However, we assess clients continuously so that if more time is needed in our programs, we can actively pivot to accommodate these needs. We believe that every moment spent in treatment should be leveraged for maximum therapeutic value, and with that in mind, we build robust program schedules with daily individual and regular group therapy sessions tailored to each individual’s treatment goals.

It goes without saying that no two clients respond to the same approach in the same way. One young person may be very verbal and thrive in traditional group counseling, while another may find their voice in more intimate, individual settings or even while partaking in experiential therapies. We carefully assess how each client is doing and actively build on their unique strengths and interests in real time.

Evaluations and Assessments Light the Way

Upon admission, every client at Paradigm Treatment receives comprehensive evaluations that take into account the whole individual. These include, but are not limited to, extensive psychiatric, psychological, and medical evaluations, as well as nutritional and educational assessments. These thorough assessments allow us to optimize treatment and achieve greater efficacy and success both while clients are receiving treatment and after they leave our programs.

Conducting such assessments before treatment begins is vital to creating meaningful, individualized treatment plans. It is an incredibly important part of the process and a cornerstone of effective mental health treatment for teens. Moreover, we have found that a client’s presenting behaviors or surface mental health symptoms only show us a small part of the picture. By examining the whole person, we are able to bring about more long-lasting change.

We believe that mental health is profoundly connected to physical and social well-being. For this reason, we strive to provide all clients with comprehensive diagnostic testing during their first 48 hours of treatment, and we continue to closely assess clients’ progress throughout their stay with us.

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Are you or a loved one dealing with teen anxiety, depression, trauma, or other mental health issues? We are available 24/7. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

Evidence-Based Treatment Through Research

There’s no doubt that young individuals and their families are resilient, competent people who possess unique talents, skills, and interests. Building on their strengths empowers our residents and their families to have more frequent opportunities for success. Such an approach affords the treatment team opportunities to utilize each client’s natural abilities and skills as an efficient and effective path for engagement and positive change.

Our treatment approach involves evidence-based treatments along with traditional and progressive modalities. We find that this approach not only enriches the experience for all but that it is essential to effectively meet the diverse and complex needs of teens and young adults in our program. Our mental health professionals use the following therapeutic modalities to help our residents:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Dialectical behavior therapy
  • Trauma-informed therapy
  • Family systems therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Neurotransmitter testing
  • Urinalysis
  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Multi-family therapy
  • Psycho-education groups
  • Narrative therapy
  • Recreational therapy
  • Biofeedback
  • Somatic therapy
  • Parent effectiveness training
  • Psycho-educational groups
  • Gender-specific groups
  • Animal-assisted therapy
  • Equine therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Yoga

Our commitment to collaboration is what solidifies our expansive treatment approach. While our team can provide clients with valuable training and expertise, we also recognize that young individuals and their families are most often the best experts on themselves.

Contact Paradigm Treatment Today

Whether you’re a potential client or a family member of a young adult struggling with mental health issues, our program is designed to be a partnership, with all parties involved helping to create and implement an individualized treatment plan. We will also actively collaborate with any therapist or treatment professional with whom youth may already be engaged, allowing us to achieve treatment goals more expeditiously and helping to create a smoother transition to life after Paradigm.

Reach out to our team to learn more about our residential mental health facilities for teenagers, our treatment options, and how Paradigm can help your child today!

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