Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy at Ozark Trails Benefits Student’s Future
Ozark Trails understands that parents want to send a child to a safe, monitored environment where their child receives personal care, and individual therapies that help heal disorders–whether brought on by trauma, adoption or family genetics issues.
And while the young child or teen enrolls our therapeutic boarding school for counseling, treatment, and improving academic/life skills, Ozark Trails also helps boys and girls build a positive new way of thinking and believing through individual Rational Emotive Therapy sessions.
Ozark Trails Treats Students with Rational Emotive Therapy
Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) is a short-term form of psychotherapy that helps a student identify self-defeating thoughts and feelings, challenge the rationality of those feelings, and replace them with healthier, more productive beliefs.
REBT focuses mostly on the present time to help a student understand how unhealthy thoughts and beliefs create emotional distress, which, in turn, leads to unhealthy actions and behaviors that interfere with his or her current life goals.
Once identified and understood, negative thoughts and actions can be changed and replaced with more positive and productive behavior, allowing them to develop more successful personal and professional relationships.
Rational Emotive Therapy at Ozark Trails Changes Irrational Beliefs
When a young teen boy or girl struggles with negative emotions, such as anxiety, depression, guilt, or extreme/inappropriate anger, Rational Emotive Therapy can help him or her identify the source of these stressful, self-defeating behaviors. Therapists and staff members who accompany them through each day, listen and provide valuable support for learning new ways to think and act.
While specific life events may contribute to mental health issues, REBT therapists believe that it is an individual’s own faulty and irrational belief system that causes the most problems. By letting go of negative thoughts and replacing them with positive beliefs, one is better able to accept one’s self and others and, in turn, live a happier life.
That’s why Ozark Trails offers Rational Emotive Therapy in addition to Individual and Group therapy. We want each student to experience effective counseling as well as improve daily life at school, and back home with family.
If you want to learn more about how Rational Emotive Therapy helps students change negative beliefs into positive, healthier life principles at our therapeutic boarding school, please call (417) 278-6868 now.