Girls often place a great deal of value on how they are perceived by those around them, whether it is family members, close friends or distant peers. Girls’ self-concept can be strongly influenced by how others view them and the need to build positive relationships. The relationships that girls have with their peers can influence their behaviors, interactions and overall self-concept. Sometimes, this can lead to a behavioral health condition such as anxiety.
Anxiety in teen girls can be also be caused by previous trauma or negative experiences that result in persistent fear in social or academic interactions. A teen girl who has been anxious since early childhood may behave in ways that limit her exposure to situations and experiences she fears. Over time, this can lead to physical or mental symptoms.
Finding a specialized and experienced therapist or treatment facility is an important first step. Here at Fairmount, our Adolescent Girls’ unit is staffed by a multi-disciplinary team with the knowledge and experience to provide excellent care in a therapeutic and secure setting.
Our adolescent girls treatment program is designed to provide girls with a secure environment in which they can examine and change the feelings, thoughts and behaviors that lead to anxiety symptoms. Staff members provide medication management, individual and group therapy which is individualized, strength-based and trauma-informed. Our treatment model emphasizes security, respect and hope.
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