The Ranch for Boys Helps Boys With Anxiety Disorder
Here’s How We See Anxiety Disorder at The Ranch for Boys:
We can offer help to your son as he suffers from Anxiety Disorder, sometimes also referred to as Generalized Anxiety Disorder. This is a protracted condition marked by a severe and devastatingly intense level of fear, which may be distinguished by panic attacks; specific phobias are brought on by certain objects or situations, and may involve social anxiety disorder or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). It can be just mental and emotional, or also come with physical symptoms (such as difficulty sleeping, profuse sweating, fast pulse). Full-blown attacks can feel paralyzing to those who are suffering.
Typically, a diagnosis requires that the anxiety last a minimum of six months.
What The Ranch for Boys Can Do to Help Your Son Who Struggles with Anxiety Disorder–
Early diagnosis and treatment for Anxiety Disorder is so important, in order to stop the anxiety from building to the point of clinical depression, possibly leading to self-medicating with drugs, alcohol or other injurious behaviors.
Your son’s treatment might include one or more therapies. Cognitive behavioral therapy is one of the more helpful for high-level anxiety. That approach focuses on recognizing thought patterns that lead to anxiety, and then blocking damaging behaviors by teaching him new responses to those triggering events.
While some adolescents might benefit from medication to help in dealing with anxiety, others find the side effects too difficult to handle.
As parents, you may find it difficult to grasp the underlying causes that elicit such responses but with early diagnosis and professional help, Anxiety Disorder is generally treated with fairly high rates of success.
The Ranch for Boys… Giving your At-Risk Son a Fresh Start Toward a Successful Life.
The Ranch for Boys is a Christian residential boys ranch for troubled boys, where we believe in every boy’s potential, no matter how much trouble he may be causing.
We are not a lockdown facility. Your son will live in a dorm (to start), then home setting (with house parents), on a ranch in cattle and orchard country, near the Florida coastline. The Teen Challenge program promotes and cultivates positive peer pressure in this Christ-centered culture, helps our students develop their potential, and gain self-confidence through acknowledgement of their successes.
The Ranch for Boys provides focused and individualized attention for the boys in its care. Credits are earned in our on-campus school, but education is not our program’s primary focus. Character, hard work, and respect for others are what we concern ourselves most with. If those attributes are in place, education is more easily accomplished on campus and when the boy returns home.
Therapy is ongoing at The Ranch for Boys – all day, every day. Individual counseling sessions are not as frequent as the many 10-15 minutes of life coaching that take place during school, chores, or a sporting event. “The outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man” is a quote we operate by, as we find that a simple horse ride (or day of fishing) with a good mentor can provide the opportunity for a life changing conversation in a young man’s life.
The Ranch for Boys looks to provide challenging and motivating opportunities to learn trades, care for animals, and gain new experiences outside of the classroom; call us at (772) 978-4164 see how we can give your “out-of-control teenager” a second chance at attaining a bright future of successful living.