South Boston’s Leading PTSD Treatment Center for Adolescents

Southstone Behavioral Health Hospital is Virginia’s leader in PTSD 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.

PTSD Treatment

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

Posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a mental health disorder that occurs in the aftermath of one or more traumatic incidents. Among the general public, PTSD is perhaps most commonly associated with military combat, but this disorder can be brought on by a wide range of other experiences and can affect individuals of all ages. Physical attacks, sexual assault, child abuse or neglect, serious automobile accidents, and acts of terrorism are among the many events that can precede the onset of PTSD.

Depending upon the severity of their struggles, adolescents who develop PTSD may need comprehensive residential treatment. At Southstone Behavioral Health, adolescent PTSD treatment is a personalized experience that is designed to help young people ages 11-17 manage their symptoms and achieve improved mental health.

When an adolescent enters our PTSD treatment center in South Boston, VA, they complete a thorough assessment that forms the basis of their personalized treatment plan. Adolescents who need treatment for PTSD may be at risk for several co-occurring disorders. The assessment and personalized treatment planning process ensure that our professionals have identified and are prepared to address all the obstacles that have been preventing each adolescent from living a healthier life.

Throughout an adolescent’s time at our PTSD treatment center, they’ll work with a team of experienced and compassionate professionals. These dedicated experts understand the unique ways that adolescents are impacted by PTSD, and they are committed to providing the focused solutions that will promote long-term progress.

At Southstone Behavioral Health, we also appreciate the important role that parents, guardians, and other caregivers can play during and after an adolescent’s time in treatment for PTSD. When you choose Southstone for your child, you will remain an integral part of their life and work in close collaboration with their treatment team.

Why Consider Treatment

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

Untreated PTSD can have a devastating impact on an adolescent’s life. A young person who needs, but does not receive, comprehensive professional treatment for PTSD may experience a wide range of negative outcomes and may struggle with increasingly more severe effects. 

Adolescents who develop PTSD may withdraw from or push away friends, family members, and other sources of vital interpersonal support. They may act in ways that cause problems within their families, among peers, in school, and at work. They may find it difficult or impossible to make appropriate academic progress, which can put them at increased risk for failure, expulsion, or dropping out. 

Untreated PTSD can also increase the likelihood that an adolescent will engage in violent or aggressive behaviors, abuse alcohol or other drugs, and develop additional mental health disorders. The cumulative impact of these experiences can include considerable physical and emotional harm. They may also put the adolescent at risk for arrest and incarceration, among other distressing effects. 

However, when an adolescent receives proper professional treatment for PTSD, the likelihood that they will achieve improved quality of life increases significantly. Our PTSD treatment center in South Boston, VA, is a safe, highly structured, and extremely supportive environment. Here, adolescents receive the guidance and therapeutic interventions that can empower them to overcome their struggles with PTSD and achieve true and lasting healing. 

Types of Treatment

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

Each adolescent who takes part in residential treatment for PTSD at our center in South Boston, VA, will have a unique experience. Our commitment to individualized care begins with the development of personalized PTSD treatment plans and extends through every aspect of an adolescent’s time with us.

When you choose Southstone Behavioral Health for your child, you can rest assured that they’ll receive the services that best address their specific needs, provided in the manner that is most beneficial to them. Depending upon a variety of individual factors, your child’s PTSD treatment at Southstone Behavioral Health may include the following features:

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

To learn more about our ability to provide the comprehensive, personalized PTSD treatment services that will prepare your child for long-term healing, please contact us today. A member of our team is available 24/7 to answer all your questions and help you determine if our adolescent PTSD treatment center in South Boston, VA, is the perfect place for your child.

Continuing Care

Continuing care and levels of treatment for PTSD

If your child has been struggling with PTSD, residential treatment at Southstone Behavioral Health can be an essential step on their path to improved well-being. But it’s just one of many steps that your child will take in their recovery journey. To ensure that your child and your family are best prepared to experience successful long-term healing, we’ll provide you with a detailed discharge plan prior to the end of your child’s time with us.

As is the case with all aspects of care at our adolescent PTSD treatment center in South Boston, VA, each discharge plan is a unique document that identifies and addresses specific needs. While your child is receiving residential treatment for PTSD with us, we’ll be documenting their progress and determining the types of support services that will be most beneficial in the weeks, months, and even years to come.

If your child can benefit from structured step-down support via a partial hospitalization or intensive outpatient program, we’ll include a referral for this level of care in their discharge plan. We can also include referrals to trusted and vetted providers of traditional outpatient services, if that level of care is right for your child. Discharge planning can also include information about community-based services, support groups in your area, and other resources that can benefit your child and your family.

The general goal of our discharge planning process is to ensure that your child is connected with the professionals and organizations that will enable them to maintain and build upon the progress they made while in our residential PTSD treatment program. The specific goals of your child’s plan will depend solely on their progress with us and their continued needs.

For more information about discharge planning to promote continued progress after treatment for PTSD, please contact Southstone Behavioral Health at your earliest convenience.