Teen Counseling and Therapy Services
Idaho Youth Ranch teen counseling helps young people, ages 9 to 24, with proven outpatient therapy designed to address trauma, dangerous behaviors, and troubling feelings or experiences.
Idaho is in the midst of a frightening rise in teenage depression and teen suicide. According to the pediatric psychologist Ethan Benore, PhD, "Mental health issues in children and teenagers have been steadily increasing over the last decade or so. However, in the last two years — in part related to the pandemic — there has been a significant increase in teens who are facing mental health difficulties.”
For many Idaho youth, they find themselves in an emotional crisis without someone that they can trust and without access to the resources they need.
What is Teen Counseling & Therapy, and Why is it So Important?
Teen Counseling (sometimes referred to as “psychotherapy” or “therapy”) is a process where an individual works one-on-one with a trained therapist towards treatment goals. Our priority is to help teens and young people overcome whatever pain or challenges they might be facing and give them the tools they need to find healing and hope. Our masters-educated and trained therapists and counselors have the experience your young person needs to find healing.
Today, teen mental health is at an all-time low and our youth are facing daily challenges that often become a crisis in their minds. When youth are facing intense emotional distress, they need a well-trained and experienced therapist who specializes in individual teen counseling. Thankfully the stigmas around teen counseling and mental health are beginning to subside. Teens today are more open to talk with a trained counselor or therapist to work on their mental health and behavioral health needs.
Mental and behavioral health care is unfamiliar to many families. The Idaho Youth Ranch therapy team is trained to offer psychotherapy and diagnose mental health conditions and they are experienced in youth-focused treatment models. Our team does not prescribe or provide medication management like psychiatrists.
Idaho Youth Ranch Counseling Services
At Idaho Youth Ranch our services are dedicated to teens and youth. You play a critical role in the journey to healing and our therapist will partner with you and support your role as a parent.
As parents, sometimes it is too easy to downplay the stress our teenagers are experiencing. While teenage years have always been a somewhat crazy time, there are new stressors that we didn't often experience when we were growing up that are creating new challenges for our youth. Social media and constantly "on" cell phones mean the social pressures and sometimes bullying behavior are always with our teens reinforcing negative messages. When many of us grew up we could leave those things behind when we left school and while we didn't forget them, we weren't constantly facing the pressures and feelings of an unsafe world our children face today.
In a study after the first full academic year after the pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control found that more than 4 out of 10 teenagers feel "persistently sad or hopeless," and 1 in 5 teenagers has contemplated suicide.
It can be upsetting to see your child dealing with mental health issues, and it is often difficult to talk to them about it. If you are concerned that your teenager may be experiencing these challenges, now is the time for you to provide the parental leadership your child needs and seek help. Idaho Youth Ranch therapists have the training and experience your child needs to find hope, healing and resilience in times of emotional crisis.
Idaho Youth Ranch provides both individual services and group sessions for our clients.
What can I expect from Teen Counseling & Therapy Services at Idaho Youth Ranch?
In our teen counseling, you can expect your therapist to communicate proactively with you and your teen. If you just need to chat, we make every effort to make ourselves available to you while preserving the confidentiality of our counseling sessions. Your teen’s therapist can provide services in the office or through video in our TeleMental Health.
We know the behaviors that led you here can create a scary time for a parent. Communication and clear information on any diagnosis or services for your child is a priority for our therapists.
The number of therapy sessions that may be needed will vary depending on what the therapist observes, the progress your child is making, and the types of services and support they need.
At Idaho Youth Ranch, we invest in additional training so that the therapist or counselor your child has therapy sessions with is specifically trained in the issues your son or daughter is experiencing. By focusing on youth 9–24, we are able to provide the expertise needed across a variety of concerns.
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What issues can Idaho Youth Ranch address with Counseling & Therapy?
- What methods of treatment are used?
- Where is Teen Counseling & Therapy available?
Idaho Youth Ranch therapists are trained in providing video-based TeleMental Health services. We can provide both video-only sessions or provide a combination of video sessions and in-person meetings with a counselor, which are both covered by insurance.
- What does it cost to access care at Idaho Youth Ranch?
Idaho Youth Ranch accepts payment from many major insurance providers in Idaho and also accepts Medicaid for payment for coverage of mental health conditions. If you do not qualify for Medicaid and do not have insurance coverage, we offer a sliding payment scale for our services, so we can work with your budget to get your child the help they need. Let's chat today to find out if we are currently able to accept your health insurance.
Our goal is to provide access to the service that your child needs, regardless of ability to pay. If you have questions, we would be happy to discuss your situation on the phone to get you the information on insurance. If you don't have insurance and want to learn more about our sliding scale or Medicaid payments please complete the get help form or give us a call, and we would be happy to chat.
- How do I set up an appointment or consultation?
If you know a child who needs help whose age is between 9 and 24, fill out the get help form, or you can call 208-947-0863 (Treasure Valley) or 208-667-3340 (North Idaho) to speak with a member of our team and schedule appointments. We have the flexibility and resources to get help in the way (or the right combination of ways) that works for you because every situation is different, and so is every kid.
Language interpretation services, including American Sign Language, are available through LanguageLine.