Residential treatment programs for boys are a unique type of mental health support that can provide teens with more targeted solutions for mental health. All-boy facilities can provide a broad array of services that include behavioral therapy and treatment for substance abuse and mental health issues. At Ascend, we have a boy-only residential facility, Trails House, to ensure a supportive environment for teens that may connect better with this type of program. Learn more about the benefits of treatment for boys in a gender-specific facility here!
Three Benefits of Treatment for Boys
There are many reasons mental health treatment in a boy-only facility may be right for your teen, including:
1. Personalized Treatment
Many teen boys can become lost or discouraged amidst the challenges of growing up. Distractions from peers, gender-related traumas, and the constant pressure from school and parents can make coed spaces a trigger for their behavioral issues. In a boy-only facility, many of the pressures of the outside world ease, and your teen can focus on regaining a balanced mental health perspective and learning coping skills for dealing with concerns in the real world.
We find that many of the boys in our program struggle with similar difficulties, and a stay in a cohesive environment helps them to better identify and process the underlying issues that could be causing anxiety, emotional instability, drug abuse, and other problems.
2. Supplemental Therapies
Ascend has a highly clinical approach to our treatment programs, but we also utilize experiential and recreational therapies to provide our clients with even more outlets for self-expression. One of the benefits of treatment at a boys-only facility is that we can address many stereotypes that damage their self-esteem through a variety of experiential sessions.
Some teens feel like they can’t participate in certain activities due to their gender, so Ascend strives to introduce as many recreational therapies as possible to broaden their experience and combat detrimental conventional gender roles and pigeonholing.
3. Diverse Approach to Treatment
Our mental health treatment programs for boys are about more than just one-on-one sessions with a therapist. In fact, our treatment programs combine a wide array of modalities based on their individual needs. In addition to time with their therapist, teens also spend time in group therapy and family therapy, which shows them how their entire life ecosystem affects their mental health. In these sessions, they still have a sense of safety in an environment that supports their needs while addressing the more diverse community of the outside world.
Ascend’s Residential Treatment for Boys
The benefits of an all-boys treatment program can boost self-esteem, improve well-being, and create a more community-centric mindset in teens once they complete our program. Our dedication to their needs is a driving factor in each facility and an assessment of the best placement for them is always part of the admissions process. If you think an all-boy facility may be the right choice for your child, it’s time to get in touch with us to learn more.