Psychotherapy Treatment for Teenage Depression

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What are psychotherapy treatment options for teens?

Psychotherapy Treatment for Teenage Depression

Psychotherapy is a treatment used for depression in teenagers. This process is highly based on the confidence of relationship between a patient and therapist. What makes psychotherapy chosen by most depressed teens is the ability to speak to a trusting adult and knowing the person is fully listening to their thoughts and feelings.

Some of the positive aspects of psychotherapy are:

• Feedback is provided

• The teen can speak openly to talk out their feelings in a safe environment
• The therapist serves as a guide to the emotions the teen is feeling
Sessions last 45-50 minutes and the teen sees the therapists one to two times per week.

   

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