Helping Avoidant Personality Disorder in Your Teenage Boy
Does your son see himself as socially inept, convinced his peers don’t find him at all interesting or appealing? Does he suffer from very low self-worth and increased self-consciousness? Long-standing feelings of inadequacy and undue sensitivity to what others think could lead to his being inhibited and self-conscious, careful to avoid activities in which he’d find himself interacting with others. If so, your boy may well be dealing with Avoidant Personality Disorder, and we at Gateway Academy can help him.
Gateway Academy – Here to Help Your Teen Who Struggles with Avoidant Personality Disorder
While commonly diagnosed, there is not much universally agreed-upon effective treatment. Cognitive behavioral therapy and group therapy are often used, and instruction in social skills might be, too.
It’s essential to find just the right diagnosis and set of treatments that will allow him to flourish if he is not succeeding in a traditional school setting. Our highly structured program might be just the right thing to allow him to find his way.
We know that the last thing you’d want is for Avoidant Personality Disorder to rule your son’s life, and our key to success will be to effectively challenge his (negative) beliefs about himself!
Adventure Replaces Risky Behavior, Mentoring Brings Change at Gateway Academy for Boys.
Gateway Academy for Boys is a character-building boarding school that offers positive discipline and life-change for boys who’ve gotten off track in life, need discipline and order, and respect for authority and for their loved ones.
Our Teen Challenge achievement lifestyle will allow your son to change for the better, with new drive and a new passion to serve others. We teach self-discipline, the value of academics and trust in God, to boys who arrive without purpose but develop solid direction and goals for their life ahead. Counseling, team sports, spiritual emphasis and a hands-on mission outreach are offered at The Academy (plus ranch and farm), turning troubled boys into respectful and caring young men
High school diplomas are awarded to our graduates, who will have been assisted in their self-paced, computer based Christian curriculum by certified teachers. Team sports teach critical interpersonal skills of camaraderie and knowing how to work with others, and so we strongly encourage athletic participation with all our students. Our life changing military format (we were once a Christian military school) creates a pattern of achievement, and includes frequent chapel service, evenings of Bible discussion, and biblical themes interjected into everything we do.
We provide our students with an atmosphere that offers a sense of well-being and ongoing support for those who are troubled by personal, spiritual and academic challenges. In the classroom, on the exercise field and at the ranch, Gateway Academy is designed for the betterment of each student, and the restoration of the family. Call us at 850 547-9011 so that your son can discover there’s more to life than struggling or fighting with those who care most about him.