Helping Teen Boys with Anxiety Disorder
Our therapeutic Christian boarding school can help your boy in his battle with Anxiety Disorder, sometimes called Generalized Anxiety Disorder. This is a protracted condition marked by a harsh and incapacitating intensity of fear, which may be identified by panic attacks; specific phobias provoked by specific things or situations, and may be comprised of social anxiety disorder or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). It can be simply mental and emotional, or perhaps together with physical symptoms (i.e.: trouble difficulty sleeping, extreme sweating, fast pulse). Full-blown attacks can feel paralyzing to those who are suffering.
How Anxiety Disorder is Solved at Master’s Ranch
Diagnosis and early treatment for Anxiety Disorder is very significant, so that the anxiety does not keep building to the point of clinical depression, perhaps leading to self-medicating with non-medical habits or other harmful behaviors.
Your son’s treatment approach might include a combination of therapies. Cognitive behavioral therapy is one of the more helpful methods for helping high-level anxiety. That therapeutic approach is focused on seeing thought patterns that can lead to anxiety, and then blocking harmful behaviors by having him learn new responses to those triggering events.
Your son might also benefit from medication to help in dealing with anxiety, although others find the side effects too difficult to handle.
As parents, you may find it hard to understand the underlying causes that set off such responses but with early diagnosis and professional help, Anxiety Disorder is generally treated with fairly high rates of success.
Master’s Ranch – A Special Place for Your Son Struggling with Anxiety Disorder
A decidedly Christian, home-like setting, dedicated to the restoration and healing of families and their teens, our therapeutic christian boarding school uses a family-style model that focuses on work and discipline. Boys live on a working ranch and learn responsibility by taking care of for horses, cattle, pigs and dogs. Farm work offers the emotional connection of animal therapy as well as providing valuable occupational skills with our full-service cattle operation and pedigree dog kennel.
Our boarding school program is heavily vocational in nature. In addition to the skills he’ll gain from caring for farm animals, your boy will work with general contractors in wood, metal, cement, plumbing and electrical construction.
Our computer-based academic curriculum is nationally accredited, enabling students to complete much of their elective requirements for high school, with traditional classroom instruction, remedial assistance, advanced, college-prep coursework available, as well as a vocational diploma.
Your son will receive clinical-type counseling from experienced, licensed therapists in pastoral, group and individual sessions. Our counseling approach is informal, and the outdoor setting encourages active boys to open up and share more readily.
If you’ve almost lost hope and are fighting for your son’s future, consider our small family environment in an agricultural setting, where training is balanced with an unmistakable atmosphere of mentoring, love and acceptance.
Master’s Ranch is a place of healing for boys with Anxiety Disorder. You’ll watch your struggling teen be transformed into a hard-working, respectable, young man, with all the skills needed for self-reliance, self-esteem and spiritual footing as he successfully embraces his family and his future.