Even with divorce being increasingly common these days, divorce can still have significant effects on children and teens. In line with our holistic philosophy of addressing and treating the whole teen, we offer special support for teens of divorced parents, including any and all specific needs they may have. These support programs for treating teens of divorce include therapy sessions for both teens and parents.
When taken in the context of teens that are struggling with mental illness and/or substance abuse challenges, the stressful effects of divorce can be even more significantly felt. Because these mental health conditions cause so much stress and difficulty on their own, it can be even more trying for teens to process and navigate the emotional and relational challenges this experience can include. Furthermore, because a teen’s overall wellness and recovery is so interconnected with the family unit and dynamics, it can be extremely helpful to address and support the overall family communication, including particulars related to divorce.
Sometimes, when teens are struggling with issues related to challenges related to divorce, teens might not be aware of how the divorce is affecting them. They might be experiencing trouble in school, stress within friendships, new difficulty and/or apathy in academics, and/or general chronic stress and anxiety. When these complications are added to pre-existing symptoms of mental illness or substance abuse struggles, teens can feel overwhelmed, anxious, and isolated in their lives.
ParadigmNY Treatment for Teens of Divorce:
ParadigmNY is a comprehensive teen treatment facility, located in a beautiful, house-like setting, just outside of New York City. ParadigmNY provides long-term treatment for teens from New York and beyond, for a wide range of mental health and substance abuse disorders. As part of our treatment plans, we incorporate specialized programs and resources, designed to support teens in particular areas of their lives, including dynamics related to divorce. These resources often extend to include sessions and groups for both the teens, parents, and families, and we find that the result is to help the teens receive more comprehensive treatment and for the families to feel more equipped in supporting their teen.