Substance use, depression, eating disorders, and other mental health conditions can easily be seen as problems of individuals. But as Heather Hagen, MA, LMFT, says in this interview, “no one gets into therapy alone.” Especially when it comes to adolescents, family dynamics can contribute to mental illnesses. But if a teenagers’ home life can cause mental health problems, could changing the household dynamic also be the key to successful treatment? In this video, Hagen makes the case.
Ms. Hagen is the director of clinical program development at Newport Academy.