Treating Boys with Avoidant Personality Disorder
We Can Treat Your Son with Avoidant Personality Disorder
We can help your boy as he struggles with Avoidant Personality Disorder, showing long-standing feelings of inadequacy and hypersensitivity to what others think about him. This might lead to his being reserved, wary of activities in which he’d need to interact with others, especially fearing being subject to ridicule.
Does he consider himself socially inept, sure peers don’t find him interesting or, suffering from seriously low self-worth and a heightened sense of self-consciousness? If so, your child may well be suffering with Avoidant Personality Disorder.
A Sophisticated Clinical Program For Your Son with Avoidant Personality Disorder
It’s imperative to receive the right diagnosis and set of treatments that will allow him to thrive if he is not progressing in a traditional school setting. Promise Village’s unique and individualized approach might be just the thing to ensure his growth.
While rather commonly diagnosed, there is not much unanimous agreement upon treatment; Cognitive behavioral therapy and group therapy (which we use extensively at Promise Village) are often used. Helping boys who are dealing with underachievement, relational conflict and behavioral/emotional struggles is the very reason for our existence.
We understand that the last thing you want is for Avoidant Personality Disorder to control your son’s life, and our key to success will be to effectively confront his (negative) beliefs about himself!
Promise Village…Cultivating your Son’s Potential and Strengths
Promise Village is a non-denominational, highly therapeutic, residential facility for struggling boys, using an eclectic treatment approach with a Relation-based model of care (the basis of which is that relationships are the top predictor of positive treatment outcomes). We offer a clinically sophisticated program of the highest quality in a positive home-like environment, in which our boys can develop confidence, respect, self-esteem, reliability and self-control.
We create a Master Treatment Plan for which we tailor goals in treating his Avoidant Personality Disorder, identify core issues, help your son heal from past struggles and learn healthy coping skills, eliminate thinking errors, reconcile discord and develop a new attitude toward life.
Our treatment program is comprised of a multi-modal approach; Frequent group (along with individual and family) therapy is invaluable due to the tremendous attention boys this age place on being accepted by their peer group, and in which they hammer out issues of respect, value, frustration, disagreement, leading to resolution and emotion management in a productive and safe environment.
Animal-assisted therapy teaches social skills and responsibility, and the kids learn first to trust animals, and eventually, humans. Recreational therapy is meant to be fun, but with teachable moments, where teamwork, creativity and problem-solving skills are honed. At all times are the boys closely supervised by Therapists and Life Coaches, who motivate and model a positive lifestyle, facilitate enrichment opportunities and develop nurturing and trusting relationships. Psychiatric Evaluations allow for constant monitoring, as we strive to reduce/eliminate his need for medications as your boy grows in ability to self-regulate and resolve his core issues.
Schooling takes place at The Academy, to further his academic advancement, where he’ll begin planning for his new life and start to comprehend the value of school learning to achieve those goals.
In spite of everything you’ve tried, and all the heartbreak, fear and discouragement you’ve experienced, when we look at your child we will see his possibilities, and not his problems. We will help him overcome his challenges, discover his strengths and focus on his PROMISES yet to be fulfilled, knowing that long after he leaves our care, his future can be a bright one.
Please contact us at 1-877-A PROMISE for further information.