We can treat your son with Narcissistic Personality Disorder (or Narcissism, or NPD), a learned behavior disorder in which he is excessively self-absorbed, and exhibits tremendous conceit. As a Narcissist, he believes himself to be intensely exceptional, and may be condescending toward others, as if no one else is quite up to his level.
Diagnosis for NPD includes many of these symptoms: an inappropriate sense of self-import, lack of compassion, takes advantage of others, an unjustifiable anticipation of especially favorable treatment, requires excessive admiration, is engaged in fantasies of ideal love, or limitless success or power.
How We Can Treat Your Son’s Narcissistic Personality Disorder at Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch
If not treated, complications may extend beyond academic problems and with relationships, to include depression, substance abuse, and even suicidal thoughts.
Schema therapy (a combination of elements from cognitive, behavioral and gestalt therapy along with object relations’ treatment) is one of the more effective treatments. A main purpose of this therapy would be to diminish your son’s insistence that others see him as he wishes to be seen and instead, adapt to reality.
In serious cases, he can be controlling and self-absorbed, even fanatical and dismissive of the therapist’s thoughts.
Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch…Transforming Troubled Boys into Young Men of Character
The very first Teen Challenge school of its kind, we continue to find inventive new ways to help struggling boys, even after 4 decades years of service. We are a Christian, therapeutic boarding school and ranch, devoted to helping troubled boys by applying faith-based solutions to life’s problems.
Our approach to learning is very structured and disciplined. Our approach to teaching, program format and interventional style are all biblically based. We see academic success as a key to long-term life success.
We strive to help the boys become psychologically balanced, physically healthy, mentally sound, academically accomplished, socially adjusted and spiritually alive. We have seen even the most oppositional and out-of-control boys transform their lives and become young men of character and integrity.
With our critical phase Aftercare program, we don’t disappear after your child returns to home and family, but help with his transition challenges, by finding a local mentor, providing continued encouragement and accountability, and avoiding a return to the problems that brought him to us in the first place.
It can be overwhelming to send your child outside your home for the help he needs, and the hardest thing you will ever have to do as a parent. If no other treatments have worked, his problems persist, or are worsening, or his behaviors placing his health or life at risk, consider Teen Challenge for your boy.
Boys are taught the importance of goals and perseverance; our therapeutic program offers hope to reach their full potential and the opportunity for a new and more productive future.
“Teen Challenge gives our kids something to live for – a relationship with God, a healthy self-esteem, and a direction in their lives that finally leads somewhere.”
Former Attorney General
“Teen Challenge changes the world one person at a time.”
Founder, Prison Fellowship
“The Teen Challenge program succeeds when all of the government programs have failed.”
“Too many young [people] have already lost their lives. Teen Challenge works to change young people’s lives by changing their hearts.”
“In my opinion, Teen Challenge is doing the best all-around job of providing the kids with something meaningful in their lives. And that’s what they all need.”
Former US Drug Czar
“Of all the programs reported to the Commission, the most successful is the program conducted by Teen Challenge.”
Past Director, AT&T Corporation
“Teen Challenge is one of the most successful programs in our country.”
Darren Reynolds, MA, is a tireless innovator and team-builder. He has worked with troubled youth for nearly 30 years. He became the Executive Director of Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch in 1996. He holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling.