Trinity Teen Solutions is a licensed residential treatment center that offers healing and therapeutic services to troubled girls between the ages of 12-17. The goal of Trinity Teen Solutions is to help girls who have gotten off track in life to develop the emotional, social and intellectual skills needed to independently live, learn and work in the community. And we work tirelessly to reunite your entire family through family therapy. That’s why we value Christian Counseling, Evidenced-Based Therapy, and Family Systems Therapy. To speak with a Family Advocate, please call 307-202-8400.
When Your Girl Suffers from Separation Anxiety Disorder
Parents looking for effective therapy methods to help a struggling young teen girl can learn about how we treat Separation Anxiety Disorder at our therapeutic residential treatment center and school in WY.
Trinity understands that parents want to send a troubled teen girl to a safe, monitored environment where she receives personal care, and individual therapies that help heal emotional and mental disorders–whether brought on by trauma, foster care, adoption or family genetics.
And while the young teen enrolls our therapeutic residential school for counseling, treatment, and improving academic/life skills, Trinity Teen Solutions also helps girls struggling with Separation Anxiety Disorder improve their mental and physical health.
What Is Separation Anxiety Disorder?
Separation anxiety disorder (SAD) is a condition in which a child becomes fearful and nervous when away from home or separated from a loved one — usually a parent or other caregiver — to whom the child is attached. Some children also develop physical symptoms, such as headaches or stomachaches, at the thought of being separated. The fear of separation causes great distress to the child and may interfere with their normal activities, like going to school or playing with other children.
Separation anxiety is normal in very young children (those between 8 and 14 months old). Kids often go through a phase when they’re “clingy” and afraid of unfamiliar people and places. When this fear affects a child over age 6 years, is heavy, or lasts longer than 4 weeks, the child may have separation anxiety disorder. Separation anxiety affects approximately 4%-5% of children in the U.S. ages 7 to 11 years. It is less common in teenagers, affecting about 1.3% of American teens. It affects boys and girls equally.
Symptoms of Separation Anxiety Disorder:
- An unrealistic and lasting worry that something bad will happen to the parent or caregiver if the child leaves
- An unrealistic and lasting worry that something bad will happen to the child if they leave the caregiver
- Refusal to go to school in order to stay with the caregiver
- Refusal to go to sleep without the caregiver being nearby or to sleep away from home
- Fear of being alone
- Nightmares about being separated
- Complaints of physical symptoms, such as headaches and stomachaches
- Repeated temper tantrums or pleading
- Intense fear or guilt
Trinity Gives Teen Girls Healthier Ways to Deal with Separation Anxiety
That’s why Trinity Teen Solutions treats Separation Anxiety Disorder. Licensed therapists address physical symptoms, identify anxious thoughts, and help your girl develop coping strategies, and foster problem solving. Professional treatment for separation anxiety disorder may include:
Talk therapy. Talk therapy provides a safe place for your child to express their feelings. Having someone to listen empathetically and guide your child toward understanding their anxiety can be powerful treatment.
Play therapy. The therapeutic use of play is a common and effective way to get kids talking about their feelings.
Counseling for the family. Family counseling can help your child counteract the thoughts that fuel their anxiety, while you as the parent can help your child learn coping skills.
School-based counseling. This can help your child with separation anxiety disorder explore the social, behavioral, and academic demands of school.
Our Therapy Goal: Improve Her Life!
Another goal of our therapy is to teach a troubled teen girl healthier ways of dealing with future situations. And we understand that it takes time to improve her thoughts and actions. We want each teen girl to experience effective counseling and treatment, as well as improve daily life at school, and back home with family.
Most private insurance will pay for your daughter’s inpatient residential treatment at Trinity Teen Solutions.
Again, if you want to learn more about how we help teen girls struggling with Separation Anxiety Disorder at our therapeutic residential treatment home in Wyoming, please call us now.
We look forward to speaking with you.