ODD treatment in Princeton, NJ

ODD Treatment Center

Discover how we treat oppositional defiance disorder at CTRLCare.

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Oppositional Defiance Disorder Treatment Center

Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is a behavioral and emotional disorder that occurs in children and teens. It can cause serious problems at home, school, and with peers. ODD is often confused with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but they are two different conditions. Children with ODD may act out or disobey adults to get more attention or because they want to control what happens around them, while children with ADHD tend to have trouble focusing on specific tasks at school or home. 

CTRLCare Behavioral Health is a mental health treatment center in Princeton, NJ. Contact us today to learn more about our adolescent mental health treatment programs in New Jersey and other programs we offer.

the signs

Signs of Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Oppositional defiant disorder symptoms are varied and can include the following:

  • Disobedience to parents or teachers. Children with ODD often refuse to do what they are told, either because they don’t want to or because they see it as an opportunity for attention. They may also argue with adults and challenge their authority.
  • Hitting, pushing, or fighting with others. Children with ODD may be physically aggressive toward other children and even adults. This can cause serious injury, but it’s not uncommon for a child treated for this ODD symptom to become even more physically aggressive later on in life if left untreated (and sometimes even if treated).
  • Destruction of property belonging to others without justification or remorse afterward (e.g., breaking windows). This symptom is seen most commonly among teens diagnosed with ODD who do not get proper help from their parents early on; once these teens reach adulthood without receiving effective treatment, this usually becomes worse until something terrible—such as physical violence against a loved one later in life—happens.

If you’ve noted any of the above in your child, consider reaching out to CTRLCare Behavioral Health, a premier mental health treatment center for adolescents and young adults struggling with mental health and problematic technology use.

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We work with most major insurance plans that offer out-of-network benefits. We offer a free verification process so you know your options when seeking mental health treatment in Princeton. Our team will let you know what works best for your individual needs.

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What Are the Symptoms of Oppositional Defiant Disorder?

Symptoms of ODD include:

  • Angry outbursts
  • Disobeying rules or refusing to do what your parents ask you to do, even if it’s important or dangerous

Defiance towards authority figures, such as teachers and police officers

  • Arguments with adults over the rules and attempts to get around them
  • Noncompliance with requests or demands of others (adults)
  • Disobedience to direct orders
  • This includes running away from home or refusing to go home when asked by 
  • an adult, after a reasonable period, has passed since the request was 
    • first made
    • It also includes truancy from school without parental permission or justification
  • Rebelliousness that goes beyond normal teenage behavior

These symptoms may point to ODD in your child. Based in Princeton, New Jersey, CTRLCare Behavioral Health may be able to help. Consider speaking to a specialist today. 

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Causes and Risk Factors for Oppositional Defiant Disorder

There are a number of factors that may contribute to the development of ODD. These include:

Genetics & Environment

The risk of developing ODD is higher if your parents have it or other mental health conditions. If you have family members who have been diagnosed with ODD, you’re more likely to develop this disorder.

Parenting Style

Parents play an important role in treating oppositional defiant disorder by providing effective guidance and discipline for their children. For example, if a child’s parents are inconsistent about enforcing rules for behavior at home, then the child might behave worse at school or elsewhere because they don’t know what is expected from them.

Family History

If you were adopted as an infant or young child, then it’s possible that your biological parents had oppositional defiant disorder if they did not provide adequate care for your needs during infancy and early childhood. This can affect how well-adjusted you are socially when interacting with others throughout life which could lead to increased stress levels later on down the road.

Find support for oppositional defiant disorder at CTRLCare in Princeton, New Jersey.

Treatment for Oppositional Defiance Disorder in New Jersey

The goal of treatment for oppositional defiant disorder is to help the person learn how to manage their behavior and emotions in a healthy way. This can be done through various types of therapy, including:

Individual Psychotherapy or Counseling

During individual counseling, a therapist will help you learn how to get along with other people and deal with problems that may arise. In individual psychotherapy sessions, you might discuss your feelings about yourself and your relationships with others. You’ll also do exercises that teach you how to control your impulses and manage stress effectively.

Family Therapy

Family therapy involves getting all members of an entire family involved in treatment so they can learn how best to communicate with one another and work together as a team instead of against each other (this is especially important for children or adolescents who have ODD). The goal here is not only for each member of the family unit but also for them as individuals because this approach can help them develop healthier relationships outside their immediate surroundings as well, if needed—such as colleagues, friends, or neighbors.

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When I realized I reached the point I needed a more intensive therapy program, I called around to many places in the Princeton area. While our area is luckily filled with incredible facilities, there is something different about this one. It even seems wrong to call it a facility. The first phone call I had with them already made me feel welcome, and while my need to attend a place like this isn't pleasant, they made the experience so much more human and conversational. Devin

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Inviting and calming space to explore different ways to manage mental health and wellness. You can ensure that you are not just another number and that your care will be individualized while in their care. Sarah

CTRLCare provides an excellent starting place

The world of psychotherapy can be a confusing, even overwhelming, place for a person seeking competent help and credible information.CTRLCare provides an excellent starting place for gathering key information to make informed decisions about mental and behavioral health care. I'm honored to have been invited to be a client and glad to have their network available for myself, friends and family interested in advancing mental health and Behavioral care knowledge and practice. Alexander

Amazing staff!

Elina and her staff are so great! My whole intake experience was a breeze and I do not feel like just a number. Elina and her staff make you feel very comfortable and are great at addressing all your needs and really care about the patient and their well being! I would 100 recommended them to anyone that is looking for counseling or help in the area. I feel like I made the right decision choosing CTRLCARE for my provider and I hope you will too! Danielle C.

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Teens with Oppositional Defiant Disorder Often Learn to Control Their Outbursts with Treatment

Treatment for ODD can be a combination of therapy and medication. If you are concerned about your teen, look into a treatment center for ODD. CTRLCare in Princeton, New Jersey, offers a Wellness Team that specializes in treating a range of mental health disorders. Clients who have gone through our programs (including outpatient services, telehealth services, individual counseling, family therapy, and case management) have seen holistic improvements in their academics, fitness, nutrition, relationships, sleep, and work. 

Oppositional defiant disorder treatment can help to reduce these behaviors and improve the quality of your child’s life. Call 609-354-5189 or visit us online today for more information on how we can help your teen with oppositional defiance disorder.

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Focused on evidence-based therapies and integrated wellness programs, the unique, hybrid approach at CTRLCare Behavioral Health is designed to meet the needs and goals of the individual. For personalized treatment that addresses the mind, body, and spirit, contact CTRLCare Behavioral Health today.