Children and teens will experience various types of anxiety disorders, such as social phobia, agoraphobia, panic disorder, general anxiety disorder, separation anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Wolf Creek Academy understands how challenging the adolescent years in a teen’s life can be through various physical and emotional development stages. That’s why we want to help parents recognize anxiety in their teen boy or girl and find the best way to help them.
Anxiety is a normal stress reaction; in general, it helps the person cope; however, when anxiety becomes an excessive, irrational dread of everyday situations, it has become a disabling disorder.
Dacey and Fiore, in their book Your Anxious Child, reports that between 8 and 10 percent of American children and adolescents are seriously troubled by anxiety, and it is currently the most prevalent psychiatric diagnosis in those sixteen years old and younger.
Parents of an anxious teen sometimes find it difficult to know whether their teen’s worries are harmless “what ifs” or if he or she is really having a serious problem. For an anxious teen, normal activities can become stressful and challenging and seem like mountains that they will need to climb over.
Social phobias tend to surface during adolescent years, especially among timid teens. Teens will avoid social situations even among their peers because they feel they’ll perform badly or be embarrassed.
Teens who have agoraphobia may experience strong anxiety when they find themselves in circumstances in which they feel vulnerable. They feel they’ll be criticized if they walk away from a difficult situation; therefore, they dwell on the feelings of being trapped. Teens with agoraphobia feel safe at home, which will sometimes disrupt their lives and their families lives.
Some panic disorder symptoms are increased heart rate, sweating, chest pain or discomfort, shortness of breath, feelings of unrealistic detachment from self, and fear of losing control or going crazy.
While symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder are restlessness, tiredness, difficulty concentrating, irritability, and sleep disturbance. Teens with obsessive-compulsive disorder will show signs such as excessive washing hands, counting, and checking everything twice before leaving the house.
We can help your troubled teen suffering from anxiety.
Wolf Creek Offers Hope and a Future for Your Teen
Wolf Creek Academy’s family-model lifestyle offers a safe, nurturing environment that encourages teens to build positive relationships with authority figures and peers. Our professional staff works with students to teach them invaluable life lessons and independent skills to benefit their future. We educate the whole child from a Biblical worldview, assisting with their spiritual, physical, and emotional development. We believe children should be built up, loved, and nurtured with appropriate discipline and that every student is unique with potential.
Counseling is provided for teens struggling with anxiety, and they meet with a licensed, certified counselor at least once weekly. Daily group sessions address anger management issues and respect of authority, self-respect, or other relevant issues. The non-threatening atmosphere of this small group session allows them to learn from each other appropriate ways of managing their respective behavioral difficulties. Local psychiatric monitoring is available for students who require it.
Our therapeutic and nurturing environment is a safeguard for success. Our program is designed to meet the individual child’s learning needs, and each one is rewarded for their efforts.
We can help your teenager. Call or email us for more information today!
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