Addressing Adolescent Mental Health

It is often apparent when your child or teenager is struggling. In most cases, young people experiencing mental health issues are undiagnosed and untreated. This isn’t due to a lack of interest on behalf of the caregiver, but rather a lack of options available to help give your teenager the support they need. As it turns out, failing to address adolescent mental health can have a huge negative impact on their lives.

During adolescence, we develop habits that influence our overall lifestyle. These habits could be routine-related, such as sleeping, eating, and exercising. Or they could be social habits, like how we deal with conflict resolution and how we develop relationships. While formed during our teenage years, these habits continue far into adulthood. Once you get so used to doing things a certain way, these habits can be incredibly difficult to unlearn. If a teen is struggling with a lack of mental health support, they are more likely to form unhealthy habits, which will continue to affect them negatively throughout the rest of their lives.

Whether your teenager is experiencing anxiety, depression, or other mental health illnesses, we can work with them to develop strategies for symptom management. This allows them to regain control and build up their confidence. By encouraging them to ask for help and developing a healthy family relationship, you can help empower today’s teenagers to be tomorrow’s independent, motivated, successful adults.

Adolescent Psychiatric Services

Our adolescent psychiatry services utilize experienced, trained child psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, and other medical professionals. Together, we build an integrated team to help provide your child with customized care.

Demystifying Play Therapy

A child therapist can provide valuable insight into your child’s emotional development and mental health. Play therapy is a form of emotional therapy for children intended to stimulate their natural emotions and feelings through play in a controlled environment.


What’s New at Sage?

Meet Dr. Colleran, Primary Care & Endocrinology

We are excited to announce that Dr. Kathleen Colleran has joined Sage! Dr. Colleran specializes in internal medicine and endocrinology, with a focus on transgender care. She is passionate about improving care for all individuals.

Meet Alix Rivard, Therapist

Alix provides individual therapy to adults and adolescents ages 13 and up. She is passionate about working with clients who are experiencing complex trauma, PTSD, depression, and anxiety. She also has experience working with survivors of crimes.

Dr. Laura Stern Retires

Dr. Stern, Primary Care, has retired from Sage as of July 2022. We are grateful for her years of service and the many lives she touched in our community. We wish her the best in all her future endeavors!

 


Service Spotlight

Medically Assisted Treatment in Albuquerque

Are you ready to break free from your addiction? We have immediate openings in our outpatient addiction treatment services.

At Sage, the first step to beginning a safe, successful drug and alcohol detox involves a thorough medical examination. This private appointment serves to assess the severity of your substance use, how intense your withdrawal symptoms might be, and any other co-occurring mental health disorders or medical conditions that may affect treatment. Then, we’ll create a plan moving forward, which can include addiction counseling, group therapy, ongoing medication management, and medical care.

 


Now Hiring

Our mission at Sage Neuroscience Center is to provide integrated care that empowers those we serve to achieve sustainable wellbeing through our collaborative community of diverse and inclusive healthcare professionals. We are currently hiring for the following positions:

  • Intake Coordinator
  • Medical Assistant
  • Front Desk Associate
  • Medical Billing Specialist

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