The Body Mantra & Toolbox Method
Anxiety & Depression Program
For Teen Transcendence
For Info about Teen
Depression and Suicide
Prevention from the NIMH
Teen/young adult anxiety is characterized by fear and worry. Often triggered by an initial event or continuous trauma, anxiety manifests through varying degrees of severity, from constant irrational unease to terrible panic attacks. The anxiety also continues to prevail, and sometimes worsen, despite “logical” reasons it might let up. Anxiety attacks can occur without reason, simply because of how the disorder affects the mind. Teen anxiety treatment options are largely dependent on the type of anxiety from which one is suffering.
Anxiety manifests through various symptoms, based on the cause of the anxiety and the severity of the fear and worry. While some symptoms are unique to certain disorders – such as flashbacks or recurring memories – there are a few general symptoms found across many cases of teen anxiety.
Long-term anxiety can lead to panic attacks – sudden episodes of extreme anxiety, with physical symptoms such as increased heart rate, chest pain, difficulty breathing, and fainting. These symptoms can strain the heart, and lead to health complications down the road. Teen anxiety treatment is crucial for mental as well as physical health.
Depression can accompany anxiety or manifest as a separate condition. Depression can cause persistent feelings of sadness and loss of interest in activities. It affects how your child thinks, feels and behaves, and it can cause emotional, functional and physical problems.
Issues such as peer pressure, academic expectations and changing bodies can bring a lot of ups and downs for teens and young adults. But for some, lows are more than just temporary feelings - they can be a sign of depression. Depression causes changes in the teenager's previous attitude and behavior that can cause significant distress and problems at school or home, in social activities, or in other areas of their life.
Our program, primarily for adolescents ages 13 - 21, will give your child the space they need to express and release feelings of fear, anxiety, and depression while giving them new tools to help them think and behave in positive, productive ways and to ultimately live happy and successful lives. This program is designed to focus on accountability, teach coping skills, and build confidence and character - all presented in a FUN, nurturing, non-judgmental, and compassionate environment.
Anxiety/Depression Program Details:
Step 1 - 30 min - $45
Initial 30-minute consultation between Dr. Grimaldi or Karisa and a parent/caregiver.
Step 2 - 1 1/2 hours - $225
Intake session between Dr. Christine Grimaldi, Karisa and the child (client). In this session, basic and nutritional intake forms will be completed. After a behavioral and Positive Psychology assessment, the program's plan will be outlined. Toolbox Method handbook will be given.
Upon acceptance into the program, a THREE (3) MONTH COMMITMENT and an upfront payment of $1425 ($475 a month) is to be made and a schedule will be created for the next three months.
Step 3 - 3 Months - $1425
Full Fitness and Salt Spa Membership (Value $375)
*Must attend TWO (2) of the following MANDATORY Classes each week:
- Saturday 7:30 am Merged Method
- Wednesday 8:30 pm Merged Method (beginning 2/1)
- Wednesday 7:30 pm Restorative Yoga
Weekly "Walk & Talk" in Blydenburgh Park or Sunken Meadow Train (Nature Therapy) (Value $900)
AromaDome Session (Value $540)
Weekly Guided Meditation in Salt Spa (Value $300)
Monthly Community Service on Meditation Station Bus coordinated by Center (Priceless)
Additional Ala Carte Services depending on need for an additional price.
Participants are encouraged to fully engage in all offerings for the optimal benefit of this program.