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Family First Adolescent Services specializes in treating the most common and complex mental health, substance use, and problematic gaming issues that teens and their families face. Years of experience, advanced training, and a commitment to continual improvement of our clinical program have created the opportunity to provide quality adolescent mental health treatment programs so thousands of families across the country and worldwide can heal. Contact Family First at 888.904.5947 or via our online form to learn more. 


It’s very common for teens to experience an increase in anxiety between the ages of 13–18. 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. In addition to anxiety treatment for teens, we also provide specialized panic disorder and OCD treatment


When inattention, difficulties staying on task or focusing, and poor impulse control are impacting your teen’s ability to function in various areas of life, they may require assessment and treatment for ADHD/ADD. Proper assessment and diagnosis of this mental health condition can be a critical part of successful long-term outcomes. 

Complex Trauma (C-PTSD) 

Complex trauma is a phrase that was coined by Dr. Judith Herman in the early 90s book, “Trauma and Recovery.” The treatment field as a whole has only recently started to understand the impact and distinction of early trauma from our classic understanding of trauma. Our team at Family First is one of the only centers in the country that receives intensive ongoing training and consultation on how to treat individuals with complex trauma. We also provide tailored childhood trauma and PTSD treatment


The onset of adolescence often presents with depression as a significant obstacle for young people to work through. Some may have had earlier challenges, but a lot of the time, depression can emerge in the teen years inside a child who was once incredibly happy and joyous. Understanding the unique way depression functions for teens is vital to successful treatment. We also provide bipolar disorder treatment. Additionally, we offer self-harm treatment and a broader suicide prevention program

Dual Diagnosis 

To truly understand a teenager struggling with mental health issues, they must be first properly evaluated. Most of our clients have multiple symptoms across the mental health spectrum. Family First separates itself from other providers with a treatment process that starts with a full neuropsychological evaluation to determine the proper diagnosis and subsequent treatment protocol. 

Family Systems 

When a teenager is experiencing mental health or substance use, the entire family is affected. Family Systems theory is a theory of human behavior that defines the family unit as a complex social system in which members interact to influence each other’s behavior. At Family First, you will learn how members of your family interconnect, influence, and impact each other as a system rather than an isolated individual or problem. 

Problematic Gaming 

Addictive and problematic behaviors relating to gaming and technology have skyrocketed in recent years. Teenagers who struggle with the challenges of the “physical world” will regularly retreat to the comfort, safety, sense of community, and accomplishment that they experience in the “Virtual World.” 

Substance Use 

Substance use in adolescence is a complex and widely misunderstood challenge for teens. The underlying dynamics that drive teen substance use span across social, neurological, and developmental factors. Having a treatment approach that addresses all of these factors is the most effective path to sustainable recovery and healing. We help teens dealing with alcohol addiction and addiction to Adderall, marijuana, Xanax, and other drugs

Gambling Addiction 

Gambling addiction is an impulse control disorder that has increased in prevalence among teens in recent years due to the widespread availability of online gambling. Digital technology and the internet have made it easier than ever for teens to access gambling websites, making it important for parents to be aware of warning signs and seek help if necessary. Our team at Family First has experience in treating gambling addiction in adolescents and provides support for both teens and their families. 

Anger Management 

Anger can be a healthy and normal emotion, but when it is not managed effectively, it can become disruptive and destructive. For teens who may struggle with underlying mental health issues or impulse control, anger management techniques can be a crucial skill to learn for their overall well-being and relationships. 

Impulse-Control Disorder 

Impulse-control disorder is a condition in which an individual struggles with controlling impulses, leading to impulsive and often risky behavior. These behaviors can significantly impact relationships and daily functioning. Our team offers specialized impulse-control disorder treatment for teens, helping them learn skills to manage their impulses and make healthier decisions. 

Reactive Attachment Disorder 

Reactive attachment disorder (RAD) can develop in children who have not had consistent and nurturing care from their primary caregivers. This can lead to difficulty forming healthy attachments and relationships, as well as interfering with emotional and social development. Our team at Family First has experience in treating RAD in adolescents through a combination of individual, group, and family therapy. 

Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder 

Disinhibited social engagement disorder (DSED) is a condition that can develop in children who have experienced early childhood trauma, neglect, or unstable and inconsistent care. It can lead to difficulties with boundaries, emotional regulation, and forming appropriate relationships. The Family First Team provides specialized treatment for DSED, helping teens learn healthy coping mechanisms and develop secure attachments. 

Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder 

Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD) involves severe and persistent irritability, anger, and emotional outbursts in children and adolescents. It is often misdiagnosed as bipolar disorder or conduct disorder. Our team at Family First has experience in treating DMDD and supporting teens as they learn coping strategies and develop healthier ways of managing their emotions.  

Oppositional Defiant Disorder 

Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is a condition where children and teens exhibit consistent patterns of disobedient, hostile, and defiant behavior toward authority figures. It can significantly impact school, relationships, and daily functioning. We offer specialized treatment for ODD, helping teenagers learn more effective ways of managing their symptoms and developing healthier relationships with others.  

Borderline Personality Disorder 

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a mental health condition that affects how people think, feel, and interact with others. It can cause significant difficulties in relationships, self-image, and overall functioning. Early intervention and treatment for BPD can greatly improve the long-term outcomes for teenagers struggling with this condition. 

Eating Disorders 

Eating disorders are complex mental health conditions that can have serious physical and emotional impacts on individuals. They often emerge in adolescence, making it crucial for parents to be aware of warning signs and seek support from a multidisciplinary treatment team. At Family First, we provide comprehensive treatment for eating disorders with a specialized focus on adolescent care. 

Sleep Disorders 

Adolescence is a time of significant changes in sleep patterns, but when these changes interfere with overall health and functioning, it may be a sign of a sleep disorder. Our team at Family First can provide assessment and treatment for various sleep disorders, helping teenagers improve their overall well-being and academic performance.

Adolescent Mental Health Treatment Programs in Florida at Family First 

At Family First Adolescent Services, we fully understand and empathize with the multitude of feelings, factors, and emotions that come into play when choosing quality adolescent mental health treatment programs for your teen. We strive to provide an exceptional experience by creating a safe, supportive, caring, and nurturing environment. 

Our team of dedicated professionals has more than 120 years of combined clinical experience and is passionate about helping your teen and family embark on a sustainable journey toward healing and growth. We encourage you to contact us today online or at 888.904.5947 to speak with one of our highly trained professionals. They can provide personalized guidance and support in making the next right move for your child’s well-being.