Creative expression is one of the healthiest outlets for people living with mental and behavioral health issues. Unfortunately, many teens struggling with deep-rooted, challenging emotions don’t know how to express themselves creatively and end up turning to destructive behaviors like isolation, substance use, or lashing out. The music therapy programming at Family First Adolescent Services guides teens through the creative process and helps them discover a new outlet.
With more than 120 years of clinical experience, our team has helped people manage the most common and complex mental and behavioral challenges. Rather than only addressing disruptive behaviors, we work with teens to explore their underlying emotions so they can truly heal. Your teen can build a better future, and our adolescent therapy program can help. Call 888.904.5947 to get started now.
Benefits of Music Therapy for Teens
Music therapy offers numerous benefits for teens, supporting their emotional, cognitive, and social development. Unlike many traditional talk therapy methods, music therapy taps into the creative side of the brain and allows teens to express themselves in verbal and non-verbal ways. This can be particularly helpful for those who struggle with communication or have difficulty putting their emotions into words.
Some of the benefits of music therapy include:
- Reduced anxiety, depression, and stress
- Improved self-esteem and confidence
- Enhanced emotional regulation and coping skills
- Increased social connection and communication abilities
- Strengthened sense of identity and self-expression
Our music therapy programming is specifically tailored to meet the unique needs of each teen. Therapists schedule music therapy alongside talk and adventure therapy, family counseling, and support group sessions for a well-rounded, engaging experience.
Our Approach to Teen Music Therapy
Music therapy programming is just one of the creative outlets we connect teens with. We also reach them through expressive arts and sandbox therapy. These creative therapies do more than just demonstrate new emotional outlets. They also help them develop critical creative skills to manage challenging situations in life.
During music therapy, your teen might:
- Write their own music and songs
- Create playlists that reflect their emotional journey
- Engage and explore individualized assignments with their therapeutic team
When your teen leaves treatment, the goal is for them to be able to meet new challenges without giving up and retreating to the unhealthy behaviors they once engaged in. Rather than reacting negatively to stress, we want teens to develop tools that empower them in problem-solving and coping.
Just One Piece of Our Program
Our adolescent therapy program is more than just therapy. We believe in healing the whole individual, which is why we focus on:
- Family support
- New experiences
- Continuing care
Engaging your teen in challenging, creative, and experiential therapies like music therapy is a key part of our comprehensive program. We’re here to help your teen build a better future and develop a strong sense of self-worth and resilience. Our team also supports the whole family through parental support groups, family therapy, and at least a year of continued aftercare.
Enroll Your Teen in Family First’s Experientially Focused Program in Florida
If your teen is struggling with mental and behavioral health challenges, our music therapy program at Family First Adolescent Services in Florida can help. Give us a call at 888.904.5947 or complete our simple online form today to learn more about our comprehensive adolescent therapy program and how we can support your family on the journey to healing and growth. Don’t let challenging emotions hold your teen back—give them the tools they need to express themselves and conquer the challenges they face.