Mental Health Treatment for Teen Boys at Liahona Academy

Teen boys go through numerous physical, mental and emotional changes as they transition from children into adults. As parents, you might not always know which of those changes are normal and which might indicate that your son needs mental health treatment. If you question your son’s need for treatment, your primary care physician can provide further insight and a referral to a specialist. Once a specialist gives a specific mental health diagnosis, you can contact Liahona Academy for the complete scope of treatment that your son needs.

Licensed Mental Health Professionals Work Together For Effective Treatment

At Liahona Academy, our medical staff treats all mental health issues that may be affecting your sons well-being. Our goal is to mend psychological, medical, and psychiatric problems for your son and restore him to a point of mental and emotional health that can be sustained long term.

He might need to be completely removed from his current environment with placement in a structured and safe facility under professional care in order to be properly treated. An all-boys program offers fewer distractions while fostering positive peer support. He will work with a supportive and caring staff, qualified in treating a number of mental health conditions. Another benefit to a residential treatment program is your sons interaction with other teens on a similar journey toward healing.

A Holistic Approach to Mental Health

The staff at Liahona Academy believes in a holistic approach to your son’s treatment and considers physical and medical issues along with emotional and psychological issues that your son might face. This approach will help your son become aware of the interaction between physical, emotional and spiritual issues and how they impact his entire well-being. With this knowledge, he can more easily maintain his recovery after he completes our treatment program.

Our Mental Health Team

We realize that a team-based approach offers an effective method of treatment. In addition to a licensed psychiatrist and licensed medical doctor, we also have five registered nurses and licensed therapists on staff. This group of committed professionals works as a team in order to give your son consistent and customized care while in treatment. Your son will receive individual and group therapy as well as family sessions in order to address his issues from several perspectives.

How Liahona Academy Helps Troubled Teen Boys

  • Academics – We realize that while your son addresses any mental health issues during his stay, he will need to continue with his schooling as well. We provide the personalized approach that he needs for his foundational assignments along with literature, art and music. This allows boys to stay on track and graduate on time.
  • Support – We offer the consistency of discipline and love that boys need as they navigate difficult challenges.
  • Life Skills – We teach life skills to your son so that he can thrive as he transitions to adulthood.
  • Therapy – Your son will address his personal issues via personal and group counseling so that he can overcome the challenges that brought him to our facility.
  • Leadership – We know that each boy has certain inborn skills as a leader as he makes his way into the world. We address character and integrity to help him mature into a confident young man who is prepared to give back to society upon completing our program.

Family Support

We understand that you are walking this journey beside your teen son. During treatment, you can contact your son’s therapist who will keep you apprised of his progress. We provide family support to help you navigate difficult personal issues in an effort to help maintain recovery and restore relationships. By working together with you, we can provide insight into the root of your son’s mental health issues to teach you effective communication and healthy family dynamics. Once your son leaves Liahona Academy, we will offer you ongoing support as he transitions back to your home and to the community.