Teen Anxiety

How to Help a Teenager with Anxiety


Studies show that the most prevalent and undertreated mental health disorders in adolescents are anxiety disorders. Left untreated, anxiety symptoms may increase in severity, even throughout adulthood. 

Early intervention for anxiety is important and the best way to support your child in overcoming the challenges they face with their condition long term, especially as methods of diagnosis and treatment for anxiety become more and more effective.

How We Treat Anxiety in a Teenager

We offer a variety of clinical and holistic therapies for teenagers who are struggling with anxiety disorders that foster healthy habits and positive thinking. Therapies and services we offer include:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Music Therapy
  • Equine Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Pet Therapy
  • Trauma-Informed Book Studies
  • Music Lessons
  • Education Services
  • Yoga and Meditation
  • And more!

What are the Symptoms of Anxiety in a Teenager?

Symptoms vary from person to person, but here are some common signs of anxiety in teens:

  • Worrying
  • Irritability
  • Nervousness
  • Restlessness
  • “On edge”
  • Fatigue
  • Lack of concentration
  • Blank mindedness
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Muscle tensions
  • Headaches
  • Stomach discomfort or pain

What is the Most Common Anxiety Disorder in Youth?


The most common anxiety disorders in adolescents include:

  • Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia)
  • Panic Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Specific Phobias
  • Agoraphobia

Comprehensive Outpatient and Residential Treatment Services


Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

An Intensive Outpatient Program, or IOP for teens, is an intensive form of outpatient treatment for mental health or substance use disorders.

IOP Treatment Process

Learn the steps of our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) to help prepare you for what to expect when starting your journey with Horizon Recovery.

Residential Treatment

Navigating through adolescence can be challenging for many teenagers; sometimes, they may need the extra assistance and 24/7 care an inpatient treatment facility can provide.

Outpatient Services

Horizon Recovery offers comprehensive outpatient treatment services both in person and via telehealth or telemedicine. Teens can continue outpatient services with us indefinitely, even after they turn 18, allowing for consistency and continuity of care.

Recovery Coaching

Discover a New Path to Mental Health and Addiction Recovery for Adolescents and Teens