The rehab I went to was really good. I went to Avery's House. It was welcoming, accepting, and they really do care about us. It was literally a house so it didn't feel like a hospital or treatment center at all.
A safe & supportive place to heal
Avery’s House is a teen mental health treatment center in Arizona. Our specialized professionals work with adolescents to evaluate, diagnose, & support various mental health conditions, including PTSD. We provide a non-judgemental, LGBTQA+ friendly environment where teens can safely begin or continue their treatment.
Can a teenager have PTSD?
Anyone can develop PTSD, including children and teens. Risk is increased by pre-existing conditions such as psychiatric disorders, depression, and substance abuse. If you think your teen is showing signs of PTSD, it is something to be taken seriously. Avery’s House can help you through it. Give us a call.
Teens PTSD symptoms are more similar to those of adults than children
Common PTSD symptoms in teens
Only a clinician or mental health professional can diagnose PTSD. Signs and symptoms of PTSD in teens can be described by their intrusive, avoidant, negative, and reactive nature. These symptoms can be expressed in the following ways:
- Avoiding the event, including talking about it and the people involved
- Increased irritation or anger, including outbursts
- Flashbacks to the experience
- Increased nightmares
- Hypervigilance, always on alert or easily startled
- Reduced interest in activities
- Withdrawing from social settings
What causes PTSD in teens?
PTSD is complex and is caused by a combination of factors in addition to exposure to trauma. Risk is increased by already existing conditions. Many types of trauma can lead to PTSD in teens, including:
- Being the victim of or witnessing violence or abuse
- Natural disasters, such as hurricanes, floods, & tornados
- Childhood trauma, abandonment, and neglect
- Serious accident or injury
- Losing a parent or loved one
- Sexual assault
Avery's House promotes healing and growth through the work of our team and the excellence of our program.
Josh Lemieux – Admissions
Treatment at Avery’s House
Our team of experienced mental health professionals will work with you and your child to set goals. Together we’ll develop a personalized treatment plan based on their specific needs and you’ll learn how to effectively provide the support they need. Treatment could include:
- Behavior therapies & prolonged exposure activities with experienced pediatric psychiatrists and psychologists
- Tools to help ease stress and anxiety
- Family therapy and one-on-one sessions
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
As part of the Teen Anxiety Treatment Program, our services include: