South Boston’s Leading Adjustment Disorder Treatment Center for Adolescents

Southstone Behavioral Health Hospital is Virginia’s leader in adjustment disorder treatment for adolescents. We employ a team of professionals committed to providing clinically proven treatment that is customized to meet the unique needs of each teen who seeks our care.

Adjustment Disorder Treatment

Learn more about adjustment disorder treatment at Southstone Behavioral Health in South Boston, VA

Adjustment disorder is a trauma- or stressor-related mental health condition. An adolescent might be exhibiting signs of an adjustment disorder if they display an inability to healthily cope with a specific traumatic, stressful, or life-altering event. Life events that may be difficult for adolescents to adjust to could be a parent’s divorce, the birth or adoption of a new sibling, moving to a new city, the loss of a friend group, the death of a family member, changes in activities or routines, attending a new school, or experiencing the end of a relationship. Someone with adjustment disorder typically experiences anxiety, nervousness, panic, depression, separation anxiety and attachment issues, and/or an inability to participate in daily activities.

While certain personalities vary in determining how a person will adapt to change, both the duration and intensity of your child’s ability to adjust to a triggering event contributes to a diagnosis of adjustment disorder. Children with adjustment disorder are characteristically unable to move past any emotional distress after an extended period of time, and their reaction to change is often disproportionate to the change itself. Adjustment disorder may seem like a minor mental health condition; however, it can seriously impede your child’s daily functioning. Adjustment disorder can distract your child from their schoolwork, disrupt their hobbies and activities, and disturb their mental and emotional well-being.

Yet, by seeking treatment at Southstone, adolescents and teens suffering from adjustment disorders can receive the proper care they need. At Southstone, we offer comprehensive adjustment disorder treatment services, all against the backdrop of a serene southern Virginia landscape. Our team of professionals is here to help your child experience freedom and recovery from adjustment disorder.

Why Consider Treatment

Why consider treatment for adjustment disorder  at Southstone Behavioral Health in South Boston, VA

Left untreated, adjustment disorders can lead to a variety of physical and mental health concerns in adolescents and teenagers. An individual who is unable to cope with one life event may be distracted or distressed in other areas of life. The inability to cope, characteristic of adjustment disorders, may lead to poor grades or academic failure, poor physical health, and poor relationships. Someone with an adjustment disorder may experience a host of medical problems, including migraines, gastrointestinal issues, and respiratory disorders due to their inability to manage their distress. Furthermore, someone with an adjustment disorder may experience social isolation as symptoms may inhibit the development of key friendships and relationships that are critical in adolescence.

But by receiving treatment at Southstone, adolescents with adjustment disorders can heal from their trauma and learn to healthily respond to life’s ever-changing circumstances. Our picturesque campus provides the perfect environment for your child to recover from an adjustment disorder and receive the individualized care they deserve.

Spanning across 220 acres of rural land, Southstone is a tranquil residential treatment center in southern Virginia. Easily accessible to most communities throughout the southern Virginia area, we are committed to being a home away from home for our guests. Southstone offers a peaceful environment for adolescents to get away from the stressors of everyday life and pursue clinical treatment. Our campus is quiet and expansive, atypical of most treatment centers. While many other treatment centers feature amenities crowded into one building, we boast spacious facilities are dispersed throughout our campus. At Southstone, our living areas are comfortably separated from the dining, education, and treatment buildings, allowing ample space for outside activities.

Adolescents who stay at our treatment center have the opportunity to participate in a range of treatment options. Every guest of Southstone is assigned a multidisciplinary team of experienced mental health professionals, known as a treatment team. Treatment teams create a comprehensive, personalized treatment plan based on a guest’s unique needs and goals for recovery. Your child’s treatment plan will not only include specifics for their stay while at Southstone, but will also feature a comprehensive discharge plan for when it is time for them to depart our care.

The staff members that make up our treatment teams are compassionate individuals with extensive experience in the mental and behavioral health fields. When guests of Southstone meet with their treatment team, they will find qualified professionals who are passionate about treating adolescents and dedicated to providing them with outstanding care. Your child will work closely with their treatment team to ensure that they most benefit from their time in treatment.

Throughout treatment, your child will be able to participate in a wide variety of therapeutic activities and educational modules. Here at Southstone, we focus on trauma-informed care. This emphasis is especially helpful for adolescents with adjustment disorders, as trauma is often the trigger for the condition. By addressing past trauma in your child’s life, our team of therapists can aid your child in their recovery. Reconciling past events can significantly help your child move on from those events, thus managing symptoms of adjustment disorder.

At Southstone, we teach adolescents how to reconcile difficult life experiences, cope with painful emotions, and let go of unhealthy relationships. Your child will learn a host of distress tolerance skills, healthy coping mechanisms, and emotion regulation techniques. Our team of therapists encourage our guests to take ownership over their own treatment experience, and equip them with translatable skills that they can continue at home.

Types of Treatment

Types of adjustment disorder treatment offered at Southstone Behavioral Health in South Boston, VA

At Southstone, we offer evidence-based treatment programming facilitated by compassionate and qualified staff. Topics addressed in your child’s treatment may include trauma and attachment issues, problems at home, and possible setbacks to treatment. Based upon your child’s individual treatment plan, their experience at Southstone may include some of the following services:

  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Special education
  • Diagnostic screenings and evaluations
  • Medication management
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Community-based activities
  • Recreational activities
  • Vocational education
  • Speech-language services

If you have any questions about any of the services we offer as part of the treatment process for adjustment disorders, feel free to contact Southstone 24/7. One of our team members will be happy to answer your questions.

Continuing Care

Continuing care and levels of treatment for adjustment disorder

When your child begins treatment, their treatment team will develop a comprehensive, personalized plan intended to maximize their stay with us. One of the main duties of a treatment team is to develop a thorough discharge, or aftercare, plan. Your child’s aftercare plan is developed the first day they begin treatment, and will be adjusted according to their individual progress and changing goals.

Here at Southstone, we want our departing guests to feel fully equipped to continue their treatment journey at home. We believe that the adolescents we work with have the passion, stamina, and capability of owning their treatment journey and continuing progress on their own. We equip those in our care with transferrable skills that aid them in ongoing recovery.

An adolescent’s discharge plan may include a variety of elements, such as a list of mental healthcare contacts or other referrals in case treatment is needed at a different level. Southstone maintains contacts throughout the Virginia area to aid in the aftercare process. Some of the elements within your child’s aftercare plan may include ongoing medication management services, in-home therapy, or traditional outpatient therapy. Discharge plans will vary based on your child’s unique needs, goals, and progress throughout their time at Southstone.

If you believe that your child may be suffering from an adjustment disorder and could benefit from residential treatment on our campus, call Southstone today.