Dealing with Anxiety 

 It is very common for teens to experience an increase in anxiety between the ages of 13 to 18. Their brains are going through rapid change and reorganization, leaving them susceptible to higher levels of anxiety than ever before. You might see them socially isolating, not following through with commitments, or even lashing out at home because of issues related to untreated anxiety. 

Signs & Symptoms of Teen Anxiety

Anxiety is both a psychological as well as a physiological reaction to perceived threat. From a complex trauma perspective, anxiety is our body’s way of signaling to us that there are unresolved or threatening internal dynamics that require attention. Treating anxiety from a multi-disciplinary perspective at Family First includes neuropsychological and psychiatric evaluation and weekly follow-up, physical exercise, and focused therapeutic intervention.

By the Numbers


of first-year college students report feeling “overwhelmed” with anxiety

Nearly 1 in 3

teens have an anxiety disorder


of teens have a specific phobia

Seeking Treatment for Your Son

We recognize that there are a lot of feelings, factors, and emotions that go into the process of selecting a quality program for your son. We offer a safe, supportive, caring, and nurturing environment staffed by dedicated professionals who are committed to helping your son and your family get on a sustainable path towards healing. We encourage you to speak with one of our trained professionals who can assist you in making the next right move for your son.

What We Treat