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Explore our teen & adolescent mental health treatment program at Embrace U is Brentwood, Tennessee where your teen can discover a path to a bright future.

Mental Health Treatment

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than one in three high school students have experienced symptoms of depression within the last year. This is a significant increase over the last decade, yet many teens and adolescents experiencing symptoms related to depression or anxiety still go undiagnosed. Outdated thinking often attributes severe depression or anxiety to “normal” teenage behavior. While all teens and adolescents may occasionally experience sadness, anxiousness, or nervousness, persistent or severe symptoms are likely related to a mental health condition that may require treatment.

Unfortunately, many people don’t know how to recognize mental health issues or their signs, and without knowing what to look for, it can be difficult to get your teen the help they need. Even today, there is a stigma around mental health issues and getting treatment or therapy for these issues. However, mental wellness is essential for everyone, especially teens and pre-teens, who are still developing their ability to process their emotions and understand the world around them.

Embrace U is a teen mental health clinic in Brentwood, Tennessee, specializing in anxiety and depression treatment for children ages 10 -18 years. Our kind, compassionate, and professional staff members provide the support, counseling, and life skills necessary for your teen to manage their mental health safely and effectively. Contact us today for a free consultation.

What Are the Signs of Mental Health Disorders?

There can be several signs that a teen is suffering with their mental health, but the most common signs that a teenager has a mental health disorder and may need treatment are: 

These signs may appear in teens and adolescents without mental health disorders, with the key indicator being consistency. Occasional feelings of sadness or guilt are not necessarily warning signs of a mental disorder, but if you notice behavioral patterns or consistency in these types of feelings, this can be an indicator of mental health issues.

It’s important to remember that each teenager is different, as is their state of mental health and the way in which their mental health disorder manifests. If you notice any of the signs above, it’s best to find help as soon as possible.


What We Offer

Embrace U offers outpatient mental health treatment for teens and adolescents at our Brentwood location.

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How To Help A Teen Or Adolescent With Mental Health Issues

For parents struggling with how to help their child with a mental health issue, the key thing to remember is that adolescents often don’t know why they feel and act the way they do. Love and support are critical during these times. In fact, having a healthy support system from family and friends can make a world of difference as to whether mental health treatment will be successful or not. The cornerstone of successful treatment is learning that you don’t have to feel the way you do, and that you can learn to deal with episodes of anxiety, depression, and other negative feelings and behaviors in a constructive way.

You’ll find a wealth of help and support for your child’s mental health treatment here at Embrace U. We are here to serve our local Brentwood community and we want to be a resource for you and your family.


What Causes Depression in Young People?

A chemical imbalance in the brain can cause teen and adolescent depression or other health conditions like bipolar disorder or anxiety. 


While depression can impact anyone, certain groups may be at a higher risk of developing clinical depression:

  • Members of the LGBTQIA+ community
  • People who have experienced childhood trauma
  • People with learning disabilities
  • People with ADHD
  • People with anxiety
  • People who have other health concerns, such as diabetes or cancer
  • People who are experiencing a conflictual home life.
  • People who have close family members who also suffer from depression

How We Treat Mental Health Disorders In Adolescents

Our adolescent mental health treatment in Tennessee begins with an evaluation of overall mental wellness. From there, your teen will be assigned a therapist who can best help them with their specific struggles. No two mental health disorders are the same, so it’s important to address each person as an individual and give them the personalized care they need and deserve. 

At Embrace U, we provide DBT, ACT, RO-DBT, and CBT therapy in individual, group, and family therapy sessions. Group therapy allows teens and adolescents to share experiences together with their peers under the supervision of a qualified healthcare professional. Family and individual therapy sessions allow teens to evaluate their personal struggles and incorporate a holistic approach to treating their mental wellbeing. The goal of treatment is not to “cure” mental disorders, but rather to teach the patient how to cope with or prevent mental health episodes and lead a healthy, productive life.

Embrace U is ready and waiting to help your child with their mental health struggles. Contact us today for a FREE consultation

Why Embrace U? Why Now?

Embrace U was founded to combat the growing mental health crisis among adolescents in Middle Tennessee. 

According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, nearly 50% of parents have reported their adolescents being diagnosed with mental health issues.
The Tennessee Department of Education found that Tennessean children and adolescents are experiencing mental health issues at a growing rate.
Over 50% of Tennessee adolescents diagnosed with depression received no care last year.

Common Mental Health Disorders in Adolescents

According to the CDC, anxiety, ADHD, and depression are teens’ and adolescents’ most common mental health concerns. One or more of these conditions affect millions of adolescents each year. ADHD is the most well-known of these disorders and is also the most diagnosed and medicated. Still, for many teens, medication alone may not be enough to cope with this disorder. 

Anxiety and depression can sometimes be masked by other problems, such as behavioral issues related to ADHD or struggles with school or home life. For this reason, these disorders can often go undiagnosed for years until circumstances force an evaluation by a medically trained professional. 

If you’d like to learn more about mental health disorders in teens and how they are treated, reach out to our team of qualified mental health professionals today.


Why Choose a Professional Treatment Program?

While some individuals may believe it’s possible to cope with a mental health disorder without help from a professional treatment clinic, treatment from licensed mental healthcare professionals is crucial for an adolescent’s long-term recovery. 

Professional treatment at a mental health treatment clinic is the best way to help an adolescent develop the skills and tools necessary to live with their mental health disorder. Medications can help, but it also takes licensed professionals to help patients get the most out of their treatment and be able to live with their mental health issues. 

Comprehensive Mental Health Treatment

If you have a teen suffering from a mental health issue, now is the time to get help. Our Tennessee mental health treatment clinic is ready and waiting. We have kind, caring staff members who specialize in all types of mental health disorders, so your teen can get the help they need, no matter what. 

Contact us today to start your teens’ treatment journey.