Therapy is essential for addiction recovery and overall mental health. Today, behavioral therapies are the leading tools in addiction therapy because they really work.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy, also called CBT, can help teens and their families work through addiction and co-occurring disorders. At Clear Recovery Teen Program, our therapists provide CBT for addiction therapy for teens across Southern California in our Redondo Beach and Manhattan Beach locations.
If your teen is struggling with substance abuse, addiction therapy can help. The team at Clear Recovery Teen Program provides cognitive-behavioral therapy for mental health and addiction. Call us now at 866.522.2084 to learn how CBT can help you and your teen reconnect, build community, and thrive.
What Is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy?
CBT is one of the most prevalent behavioral therapies because it works. As the name suggests, cognitive-behavioral therapy focuses on thoughts and behaviors. Clients meet with therapists for 30-90 minutes at a time, sometimes in one-on-one or group sessions. During these sessions, teens express fears, thoughts, emotions, and discuss behaviors. A CBT therapist can help uncover the root cause of substance use, unresolved trauma, and belief systems that lead to action.
Through open communication, talk therapy, homework, and other tools, teens build resilience, self-awareness, and create lasting change in their lives. For those struggling with mood disorders and mental health, cognitive-behavioral therapy can offer new perspectives and mindful awareness. Mindful awareness focuses on the present moment. Through present moment awareness, teens learn their emotions are fleeting and that stress and anxiety stem from worry about the future or ruminating on the past. CBT can help change thought patterns that lead to stress or mental health triggers.
Benefits of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Teens
Teens at Clear Recovery Teen Program may experience CBT in individual, group, or family therapy sessions. Benefits of cognitive-behavioral therapy include:
- Deeper self-awareness
- High stress tolerance
- Emotional resilience
- Stress coping strategies
- Healthy behaviors
- New belief systems
- Improved communication
- Active listening
- Increased empathy
- Mindful awareness
- Resolving childhood trauma
- Increased self-advocating
- The ability to say “no”
Cognitive-behavioral therapy can be especially helpful for teens struggling with boundaries. It can reduce addiction triggers or the desire to use drugs, alcohol, video games, and social media as escapes from difficult situations or emotions. For those with co-occurring disorders, CBT can help diagnose, treat, and manage mood disorders like anxiety, depression, OCD, and ADHD. Through dual diagnosis, CBT therapy sessions can empower teens to understand and manage their own mental health, preparing them for adulthood.
In family and group therapy settings, CBT can help people reconnect, gain a new perspective, and overcome social anxiety. During sessions, teens may go through role-play exercises or take small steps towards overcoming large fears. For example, if a teen is struggling with social anxiety, their CBT therapist might first have them imagine a social situation, act out socializing, and work their way up into immersion. This approach is adaptable and individualized, helping each teen meet their specific needs at a pace that really works for them.
Start Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy For Teens at Clear Recovery
Finding an addiction therapy program for your teen can be overwhelming. Let the team at Clear Recovery Teen Program help. Whether your teen is struggling with substance use, mental health, or mood disorders, Clear Recovery Teen Program has the tools they need. Our Redondo Beach and Manhattan Beach clinics help teens and their families build community and resilience through our evidence-based therapy programs. Our cognitive-behavioral therapy program can help your teen through this challenging phase of life.
Don’t wait to get your teenager or adolescent help at Clear Recovery Teen Program. Call us now at 866.522.2084 to start cognitive-behavioral therapy today.