Being A Teen Is Tough, So Is Being A Parent
As a parent, there are ways to get your teen help
It can be challenging to distinguish between normal teen behavior and when your teen needs outside help. Don’t be afraid to ask. We have a team of experienced professionals who can help with questions, concerns and help you navigate your challenges.
Our experienced team can help Your teen WiTH THE FOLLOWING, AND MORE:
What is Family Therapy and Why is it Important?
Family therapy interventions seek to treat a group or network of individuals who are affected by a issues specific to their family system. A family unit may comprise of two unmarried partners, a traditional nuclear family, a blended family, or a group of people who share a home and a strong emotional connection. Family therapy provides a neutral setting where members can talk openly and honestly about the variables that are affecting their lives. It also provides members the opportunity to talk about aspects of family life that may trigger unwanted behavior, such as marital conflict, teenage rebellion, or unemployment. The family therapist may arrange individual counseling sessions for each person in the household, sessions for the entire family unit, or both. The family may also be asked to participate in group meetings or outside support groups with other family members.
Interventions associated with Family Therapy have been shown to provide high benefits with low costs, and organizations including the National Institute on Drug Abuse and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommend that family therapy be incorporated into any substance abuse or mental health treatment program.
Summary of Our Teen Clinical Services
Teens attend at least one individual therapy session with their assigned therapist per week during phase 1 of treatment. The frequency of weekly individual therapy is based on the initial assessment and phase of treatment, then steps down to an as-needed basis.
Teens and their family will have weekly or bi-monthly therapy sessions with the teens assigned therapist based on the current treatment phase.
We utilize a variety of group therapies including music therapy, art therapy, yoga, and meditation on a weekly basis.
Parent Education & Support Groups
We schedule and parent education & support groups monthly. We will provide you a calendar of groups as well as various events we have scheduled on a monthly basis.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long is the treatment program?
The treatment program ranges from thirty to ninety days of daily or two-three times per week depending on your teens symptoms and conditions. We do continue to offer monthly or bi-monthly therapy sessions for continued improvement and development. We believe by continuing therapy over a longer-term, we can help teens develop and sustain the habits and strategies to continue building healthy relationships. Our treatment team will help you understand our recommended treatment strategy once the initial assessments have been complete.
How involved am I as a parent? How often do I get updates on my child's progression?
As a parent, your a core part of your teens treatment. Not only will does our program include weekly family therapy, you’ll get weekly updates on your child’s treatment progression. We also understand the parental challenges and emotional strain of having a child who needs help. We hold education and support groups for the parents of the teens in treatment to learn, talk about, and process these issues with our experienced clinicians and other parents facing a similar challenge.
Do you prescribe medication for treatment?
We believe strongly in the benefits of comprehensive integrated care and only prescribe medication when medically indicated.
Who would work with my child and how do you screen your employees?
We employ experienced clinicians and psychiatrists who undergo comprehensive background checks, including fingerprinting. We also insist on references and have established a compliance department to oversee employees and our clinical programming.
Would my child interact with adults in treatment?
Our teen program is designed to function outside of our adult programming so that youth can receive effective treatment in a safe environment.
Would my child be supervised at all times?
Yes, your child will always be interacting with a member of our clinical team.
Does the facility have security? Can anyone walk into the facility?
No facility is open to the public. In the event there is not a camera approved entrance, we have a full-time staff member at reception to meet any arriving guests. Entrances and exits are either monitored or sealed off for the privacy of our clients.
Addiction affects the whole family.
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